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BIPOC Comedy Writing Workshop and Live Show With Nour Hadidi

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We’re very excited to announce that we have partnered with comedian and Sled Island alum Nour Hadidi and her BIPOC Comedy Writing Collective for two very special online events!

Join us on October 21 at 7pm MDT for the BIPOC Comedy Writing Collective LIVE Show! A one night only special live presentation of some of the best comics from the BIPOC Comedy Writing Collective! Hosted by Nour Hadidi, and featuring Anasimone George, Brandon Ash-Mohammed, and Hoodo Hersi, these comics have made appearances on Just For Laughs, CBC, Comedy Network and The Kevin Hart LOL Network!

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Then on October 23, we’re incredibly proud to present the BIPOC Comedy Writing Workshop! This two-and-a-half-hour online workshop is a space for you to collaborate with other BIPOC creatives. Learn how to establish good writing habits and start to set writing goals for yourself; find your comedic voice and your inspiration; discover what makes others laugh! This workshop is open to BIPOC creatives with a keen interest in writing, or comedy (or both)!

There will be a 30 minute Collaboration Session immediately following the workshop - specifically designed for individual feedback, industry questions and idea sharing.

Start time is 1pm MDT. Limited to 10 participants. No experience necessary. Admission is $30, but please reach out to info@sledisland.com if price is a barrier to participation.
 

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Postcards From Sled Island Video Series Launches on New YouTube Channel

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Today we're proud to announce a new video series resulting from our Postcards From Sled Island initiative. The series launches today and will continue to run into March of 2022, and is free to watch now at Sled Island's new YouTube channel.

This past June we launched Postcards From Sled Island as a way to stay in touch with the music community in the midst of a pandemic, commissioning "video care packages" from many of our favourite local and international artists. We're now very excited to share the full versions of all the videos we received, including 11 live sets, music videos, and short films that previously premiered in short form at Camp Sled Island in August.

Aimed at showcasing both the wealth of talent in Calgary's music & arts scene, as well as the broader artistic community that has rallied around the festival over the years, these creative, professionally shot and recorded live sets, music videos, and intimate short films are a far cry from the Instagram live sets that have become ubiquitous during the pandemic. 

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Sled Island & Byta Announce Next Two Tête-à-Têtes Sessions

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Today we're proud to announce two new Tête-à-Têtes sessions in partnership with Byta!

The series of online conversations will continue August 16 at 2:30pm MST with What Is A̵c̵c̵e̵s̵s̵i̵b̵l̵e̵ Acceptable Music Technology? Presented in partnership with National accessArts Centre, this exciting new session will join Stefana Fratila of CRIP RAVE Collective, and Gift Tshuma & Charles Matthews of Blurring the Boundaries as they offer insights and perspectives on accessible music technology, musical environments, and music culture.

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Then, on August 22 at noon MST we'll present Don’t Box Me In: Visual Artists Making Music and Musicians Making Visual Art. Hosted by Byta’s Marc Brown, this session will see multidisciplinary artists Eric San (Kid Koala), Iona Rozeal Brown (Rozeal) and Jae Sterling wax poetic about creativity and artistic process for both music and visual art alike; how it differs, how it’s similar, and how it all intermingles to create something extraordinary. Does the creative vision dictate the medium they work in, or does the medium inspire that vision? Or is there no reason to answer those questions in the first place?

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