Stone Soup, a free creative networking and collaboration event taking place in communities across BC. Stone Soup will give Sunshine Coast community members the chance to connect with other potential Culture Days event registrants to expand their local network, find new collaborators, share resources, and brainstorm ideas for creative projects together. Everyone is welcome, including individual artists (amateur and professional), arts organizations, cultural groups, heritage workers, local businesses, BIAs, media, venue managers, presenters, volunteers, and other arts and culture enthusiasts. The event will feature a live music demo and presentation by Steve Wright. Food and refreshments will be provided.
Stone Souprefers to the fable in which hungry travellers start a soup with a pot of water and a stone, inviting the curiosity of local villagers. One by one villagers begin to offer ingredients to add to the mix, creating a delicious soup for the whole village to enjoy together.
Culture Days is a collaborative, Canada-wide volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation, and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. Now in its eighth year, Culture Days is the country’s largest public participation campaign in the arts. This year’s celebrations will take place from Sept. 29-Oct.1, inviting the public behind the scenes to discover the world of creative people in their community. Last year, 658 Culture Days activities were offered in 60 communities across B.C.
Stone Soup participants registered for Culture Days will have the opportunity to have their events featured for free in the Sunshine Coast Culture Days print ad campaign.
Featured Artist - Steve Wright
Steve Wright (also known as Steve Weave) is well known on the Sunshine Coast as an arts asset in music, performance, theatre and outreach. He operates two locations of the Soundspace Studio, a place to explore creativity and individual expression through music. He has organized such events as a multi-age performance of the music of Neil Young, a recording combining seniors from an assisted living centre and local musicians, as well as countless events that feature youth and local musicians of all ages. He even once recorded the sounds of chickens during the Roberts Creek arts festival and looped them into a performance. Steve is pleased to be a part of Stone Soup, where he will speak about his work and do a live demo using material in the moment.