Category: Featured

The Art of Surveillance

This spring, the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre (WAHC) will be hosting an exhibition featuring the works of artists Riaz Mehmood, and Gail Bourgeois. WAHC has been operational for twenty years as a museum that, according to Program Coordinator Tara...

/ June 8, 2016

Dance Is Culture Made Visible

By Elisabeth Chernichenko Who are we, and how do we fit in? Sometimes, the only answer is to dance. “I see dancing as a way [to] express my feelings and beliefs about my culture. [Iranian] culture is a big part...

/ June 7, 2016

{HYP} Hamilton Youth Poets

HYP was created in order to give Hamilton youth a chance to have their voices heard, as well as to expose them to the world of linguistic art. Spoken word is a chance for youth to speak their minds!! Twice...

/ December 10, 2015

Mother Tareka – City Breathing

Tarek Ajak is a Hamilton-based musician and rapper who performs under the stage name of Mother Tareka. He left Syria with his family when he was in High School during the 1990s and moved to Toronto. Tarek is a youth...

/ December 10, 2015

2015 Hamilton Fringe Review: PAPERWEIGHT

Pagerweight Theatre: Outrun The Mill (Toronto, ON) Playwright: Outrun The Mill Director: Outrun The Mill Cast: Bessie Cheng, Chelsea Haraburda Warnings: Mature Content, Strong Language Show Type: Drama, Physical Theatre Audience: Mature Running Time: 40 min Reviewed by Amanda Cheung...

/ July 21, 2015

Beyond Survival: One immigrant’s triumphant journey to self-employment

With over 30 years of automechanic experience in his home country, Nusrat Mehmood did not want to settle for a ‘survival job’ in Canada. Now the owner of Hamilton’s Ustad Kar Kare, Mehmood opened his automobile repair shop just four...

/ June 3, 2015