It's finally Friday. After a day of studying, I put on my most stained clothes and head to the Life building basement. Beeping my door number into the keypad, I enter and hang my things up on the hooks and slide on my apron.
This February marks two years since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine — a conflict that has taken the lives of over 10,000 civilians and displaced millions, resulting in Europe’s biggest refugee crisis since the Second World War.
Has the end of winter got you down? Does midterm season have you feeling disembodied, uninspired? Perhaps your heart longs to drop that pen, close those books and spend the evening watching people absolutely slam each other down onto a padded floor.
A dazzling and ranged chorus, characters with pomp and vibrant textiles and scenery are just some of the ways UBC Opera is bringing Jules Massenet’s 1895 romantic opera Cendrillon — sung entirely in French — to life.
For your sake and the sake of all fine artists currently displaying work at the Belkin, I hope you’ve avoided the official introductory blurb to the gallery’s latest exhibition, Aporia (Notes to a Medium).