Shades of Blue/Shades of Loss
PLEASE NOTE: There are 2 aspects to this event
Afternoon 1-5 pm Workshops (admission free; donations gratefully accepted)
1:30-2:30 OR 2:30-3:30 "Processing Grief through Movement"
1:30-2:30 "Moving through Grief through Journaling"
2:30-3:30 "Men and Grieving"
3-4:30: "Grieving through Poetry"
EVENING CONCERT: 7:30 PM Tickets $30
Shades of Blue/Shades of Loss is a one-day event focussed on the concepts of grieving and loss. It will take place on Saturday, October 27th, 2018 at Christ Church Cathedral.
Grieving is a normal and necessary part of a healthy existence. Grieving can result from a significant loss, a dramatic change in circumstances, a personal issue or feelings for another. Grief can also arise simply from making the choice of one thing over another. This event will help participants to explore grief through visual arts, book readings, spoken word, music, dance and singing. Its aim is to help normalize the process, giving people permission to explore and feel their grief and hopefully, move through this to endurance, acceptance and even hope.
The event will kick off with an afternoon of information, music and interactive sessions that include workshops (such as processing grief through movement, journaling and poetry as well as a session on grieving for men); an art exhibit; and grief stations (such as the anger/art room). The afternoon event runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and is free to the public.
In the evening the Shades of Blue/Shades of Loss performance will include music, singing, dancing, spoken word and guest speakers. Volunteer counsellors will be on hand throughout the day and evening.
The performance starts at 7:30. Tickets are $30 and can be obtained through the Marcus Mosely Chorale website (mmc2011.ca) under events, by calling the ticket hotline at 604 770-1088 or during the day at the forum.
Participating organizations include:
Canadian Mental Health Association, BC and Fraser Branch
The Music Therapy Association of BC
Christ Church Catherdral (View)
690 Burrard St
Vancouver, BC V6C 2L1
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|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|