at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
August 10 to 16, 2009
Activities are free with Museum admission, unless otherwise indicated.
Coffee and Conversation: Mythical Meanings in Inuit Art
Thursday, August 13
1 p.m. (English)
Dr. Norman Vorano, CMC curator of contemporary Inuit Art, describes the mythical beasts found in Inuit art, and explains their meaning, symbolism and cultural importance.
An Egyptian Souk
Saturday, August 15
1 to 4 p.m.
Your senses will come alive as you see, hear, smell and taste life in a bustling Egyptian market. Meet and mingle with Middle Eastern artisans, dancers and musicians, and create your own market jewellery!
Experience History: Dramamuse
The Museum’s Theatre Company
No Power Greater by Lib Spry
Wednesday, August 12 at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. (English)
and 2:30 p.m. (French)
Thursday, August 13 at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. (English)
and 5:30 p.m. (French)
Canada Hall, The Union Hall “Labor Temple”
No Power Greater will take you to the front line of the 1919 Winnipeg general strike. Meet strike leader Mrs. Helen Armstrong and three young men with very different opinions about the strike.
Duration: 25 minutes
Beaveriffic by Stephanie Burchell and Dramamuse
Every day except Wednesday
1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. (English)
2:30 p.m. (French)
In this Dramamuse play for families, you’ll meet Castor Canadensis, the famous beaver that appeared on the first Canadian postage stamp. Join this Three Penny Beaver for exciting stories about the stamps displayed in the exhibition Her Majesty’s Stamps, presented by Canada Post.
Canadian Children’s Museum
(Located in the Canadian Museum of Civilization)
Piggery Jokery — Hand to Mouth Theatre
Tuesday, August 11
11 a.m., and 1 and 2:30 p.m.
Join us in the Theatre for an entertaining performance by England’s Hand to Mouth Theatre, fresh from their appearance at the Puppets Up Festival in Almonte. Piggery Jokery is a whimsical stroll through the seasons, as narrated by the Green Man and his hurdy-gurdy-playing Drone Crone and their troupe of rag-bag puppet characters.
Wednesday, August 12
10:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.
Grab your hardhats and get ready to buil