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Arts and Culture

This programming stream will be appealing to both newcomers and veterans to, and veterans of, the world of arts and culture. These sessions will help you discover or renew your commitment to the arts and culture through such themes as the discovery and beauty of theatre, the primordial significance of music in our lives and the social impact of great novels in history. These workshops are held in collaboration with established artists as well as with cultural centers of importance.

Date and Time


February 18 - April 8 (Wednesdays)
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Jazz & the Civil Rights Movement
Facilitator: Andy Williams

February 26 - April 16 (Thursdays)
6:00 - 8:00 pm

La Belle Ville and the Big Screen: Montreal and the Movies
Facilitator: Kerry McElroy

February 28 (Saturday)
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Les merveilles de l’Orientalisme : Benjamin-Constant en son temps
Facilitator: Hanieh Ziaei

March 24 - May 12 (Tuesdays)
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Rhythm and Blues, Motown, and Soul
Facilitator: Craig Morrison

March 28 (Saturday)
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Figures of the Orient: Imagination and Description in the work of French Orientalist Painters
Facilitator: Tammer El Sheikh

April 21 – June 9 (Tuesdays)
6:00 -8:00 pm

From Bray to Bloomsday: James Joyce’s Life and World Demystified
Facilitator: Kerry McElroy

April 22 - June 3 (Wednesdays)
6:00 - 8:00 pm

The Black Oral Tradition: The Culture, Politics and Identity of Hip-Hop
Facilitator: Andy Williams

July 11 (Saturday)
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

In the Company of Rodin: His Times and Artistic Community
Facilitator: TBA