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PRESS PLAY: Music & Poetry

  • Bayanihan Community Centre 1709 Blanshard Street Victoria, BC, V8W 2J8 Canada (map)

VIPIRG invites you to come out for a night of art, dance, and soulful jams from local musicians! This night is about catching a little freedom from the stresses of everyday life. 

When: Saturday November 25 @ 930pm
Where: Filipino Bayanihan Community Centre (1709 Blanshard Street, Victoria BC) 
Suggested donation: $5-10 (cash or card)


LOOELLE is the combined musical efforts of Ellen Trottier & Niloo Farahzadeh. Armed with a guitar & a cajon, these ladies wrap their warm vocal harmonies around topics of love, sex and activism.

Nofel is an Arabo-Anglophone poet and writer. His writings have appeared in Snapdragon Journal and Packingtown Review, and several Arabic journals. He is also a regular columnist at Here Magazine.

Sari Alesh
Sari is a violinist, who moved to Canada from Syria in 2016. He had a starring role in the Belfry's Children's Republic (August – October 2017) and performs at various events in the community.

Rachelle is a Writing/Visual Arts student at Uvic. Her poetry is a blend of confessional and the existential...trying to see the philosophical & the psychospiritual in the everyday

Dance music by DJ Vinnie Bugatti

We'll also be distributing copies of our annual publication called From The Margins.


The Community Centre is street level. Bus tickets will be provided. Accessible by bus: # 4, 6, 11, 14, 21, 22, 31, 50, 70. 

This event is happening on the traditional occupied territory of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Lkwungen nation. Email, or call 250-721-7285 if you have questions or concerns. 

The Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group (VIPIRG) is a non-profit dedicated to research, education, advocacy, & activism in the public interest connected to social & environmental justice.

Earlier Event: November 1
VIPIRG Monthly Book Club
Later Event: December 1
Pancake Breakfast