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.

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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Horror Genre Inspired Dance Comes to The Roxy

March 5, 2017. Victoria-based independent dance company, Broken Rhythms, is performing its original, multimedia production “Universal Horrors” at The Roxy Theatre on March 14, 16, 17, 18 and 19. The award-winning show is inspired by classic horror films and movie monsters and brings some of the genre’s most well-known characters and stories to the stage.

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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

Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre Takes Steps to Ensure Ongoing Entertainment

Plans for the 2017 summer season at Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre are well underway. Included in the upcoming four-play season are productions of Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker (April 25-May 7), Garson Kanin’s Born Yesterday (May 30 – June 11), Thornton Wilder’s Our Town (July 4-16), and a new musical revue of the songs of Cole Porter entitled Red, Hot Blue! (August 2-13).

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Reynolds Musical Theatre Students Prepare to Entertain with their Production of “Guys and Dolls”

13 February, 2017
Currently, over 100 Reynolds Secondary School students – actors, singers, dancers, musicians, visual artists and technical crew – are hard at work on bringing a production of this classic musical comedy to the stage. By the time the curtain rises on the first night – March 6 – cast, crew, pit band, set builders and painters will have worked together for five months to realize their vision for the production.

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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

Neighbourhood Small Grants Approved in Hillside Quadra

  By Sasha Gronsdahl As the cold months of winter arrive, when the sun sets early and the sky is often grey, several community projects that will inject a little cheer and warmth into the Hillside-Quadra neighbourhood have received funding. Grants of up to $500... read more

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