Welcome to MayWorks 2008

Posted April 13th, 2008

Welcome to MayWorks 2008.  In the calendar you can check out the highlighted dates to find what events are taking place that day.

April 27 is the first event of this year’s calendar and it will feature a spoken word event with artists from Edmonton, Toronto and Winnipeg. It is a joint project of the MayWorks Festivals in the three cities and is made possible by funding from the Canada Council. It features some of the best young poets from these cities who will be doing work commissioned especially for the show. Here in Winnipeg we are pleased to announce that the University of Winnipeg Students Association and CKUW are also sponsoring the event.

As a pre-MayWorks event on April 4th and 5th the Almanac Festival was held at the West End Cultural Centre. It featured Tom Paxton, Lindsay Jane, Nancy White, Joe Jencks (with Helena Nash). The two nights were a unique opportunity to hear music from across two generations of performers/activists. The Almanac Festival was made possible by a grant from the Winnipeg Arts Council and was sponsored by CUPE – Manitoba.