Arts & Culture

Live theatre, performing and fine arts schools, independent eateries, and musicians and artists aplenty… The Hillside-Quadra arts and culture scene is vibrant. Find out more about it here.

Start the Holiday Season with Blue Bridge and Classic Radio Drama

From December 14-17 Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre invites Victoria audiences to once again experience classic radio drama as it was produced in the “golden age of radio” at its home, The Roxy Theatre, in the heart of Quadra Village, Victoria. Reviving its perennial favourite “It’s A Wonderful Life” based on the 1947 film of the same name by Frank Capra, Blue Bridge will also premiere a new adaptation of the 1940’s Ernest Lubitsch film “The Shop Around The Corner” by Andrew Bailey.

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Memories are Made at “The Nutcracker”

November 26, 2017. Alberta Ballet will perform The Nutcracker at the Royal Theatre from December 1 to 3. he ballet features gorgeous detailed costumes and million dollar sets by Emmy award winning designer Zack Brown. Choreographic Associate and Artist-in-Residence Edmund Stripe have created the choreography to Tchaikovsky’s memorable score.

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Art Making Is Better With Others

Posted May 31, 2017.
For many of us, the enjoyment in making art lies in its being a solitary activity and so the idea of making art with others seems counter-intuitive. But making art as part of an art group or with others in, for example, a classroom environment has many benefits.

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Quadra Village Neighbourhood Gym Now Open!

March 19, 2017. On February 1 the gymnasium at the former Blanshard Elementary School opened its doors to the community as “The Quadra Village Neighbourhood Gym”. Under new management, through the Quadra Village Community Centre (QVCC), the gymnasium is now widely available for community use.

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Finding Phoenix – a poem by Patrick Hamilton

We are pleased to help fulfill one of Patrick Hamilton’s goals by publishing his poem, Finding Phoenix, in the Hillside-Quadra News. Patrick has had two of his poem’s published in the Poetry Institute of Canada’s Traceries of Trees Anthology 2017. Patrick says of... read more

Quadra Community Stories Event

Come and share stories of our community and the people who live and work in our neighbourhood at this event on Saturday October 8th at the Quadra Village Community Centre (901 Kings). read more

“Singing in the Streets” – community event

Building on the popularity of our December 2015 Lantern Party, the residents of Graham St. invite the local community to an all ages musical get-together complete with a potluck dinner. Whether you’re interested in performing, or simply joining friends and... read more

Art on the Fence!

The alley beside the Quadra Village Community Centre comes alive with an art design created and painted by young residents of the neighbourhood. read more

Hillside Quadra News Goes Online!

Welcome to the first online edition of the Hillside Quadra News. This website has been a long time in the making – longer than any of the editorial team anticipated when we first decided (back in January) to make the transition from print to web.  A few false... read more

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