Arrivals Legacy Voice with Diane, Gerry, and Kelly

Founding Artistic Director Diane recently met with Gerry Trentham and Kelly Wolf to discuss Arrivals Legacy Voice. Kelly opens by discussing why she wanted to bring the workshop to her community. Diane provides history, context, and conceptual understanding of the work, and Gerry shares his reflections on the practice. Enjoy! The Hamilton workshop runs 23 […]

The Return Home

Meet the team of brilliant contributors to this webinar! In our final event for May, we trace the pain of exile from and return to ancestral lands, and examine how the Arrivals work might help navigate personal and communal grief and amplify the voices of artists in communities increasingly polarised by war. Date & Time: Thursday, […]

The Art of Healing

Meet the team of brilliant contributors to this webinar! Our second webinar in this series highlights how Arrivals addresses intergenerational trauma, and considers its potential relationship to effective clinical, therapeutic, and spiritual healing practices that contribute to better mental, physical, and emotional outcomes. Date & Time: Thursday, 16 May 2024, 2pm – 3:45pm EST Register here […]

From Family Trees to Origin Stories

Meet the team of brilliant contributors to this webinar! In our inaugural webinar, we explore intersections between the Arrivals work and family revelations, relationships, memory, and tradition. Date & Time: Thursday, 2 May 2024, 2pm – 3:45pm EST Register here for free! Olivia C. Davies is mother to two beautiful daughters, Daisy and Aurora, and is […]

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Immigration Records and Family History Research Help The Scotiabank Family History Centre researchers offer help for people who would like to locate an immigration record. Our staff use a variety of internal and external sources to locate immigration records, manifests and passenger lists. Research we can help with: Arrived after 1935 Unfortunately, staff are not […]

Something I Had Never Felt Before

by Marion Rose Landers, Arrivals Alum, mixed South African and Irish Canadian actor, choreographer, and teacher from Vancouver. Arrivals Legacy Voice (ALV) has allowed me to open up a portal to more (grief and joy) than I knew was there, including experiences outside myself. In some ways, the grief of a nation. I had had […]

Reclaiming Sorrel

Larissa Blokhuis, #ArrivalsAlum and ALP Communications and Admin Coordinator, reflects on her connection to Jamaican culture through sorrel. The first thing to know about sorrel is that everyone has their own recipe. For a Caribbean version, you can add one, some, or all, of: ginger, orange peel, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, bay leaves, pimento, star anise, […]

What is Arrivals Legacy Voice?

In May 2024, we’ll be in Hamilton ON, facilitating an Arrivals Legacy Voice (ALV) workshop, in partnership with Open Hearts Arts Theatre, and our longtime collaborator  lbs/sq” performance.  Founding Artistic Director Diane, and lbs/sq” Founding Artistic Director Gerry Trentham, will also be featured in an upcoming edition of the Canadian Theatre Review, where they and […]

Sacred Wandering: When Art Mirrors Life Mirrors Art

by Diane RobertsFounding Artistic Director Whose idea was this anyway? Here I am standing at a crossroads about to take a step into the unknown.  One foot after the other.  I hesitate, leaning back and stretching forward on this precipice called art—no, life—no…art!  Sometimes the lines blur especially in the work of Arrivals.  Having recently […]

The Legacy of Comfort Adoley Addo

By Natasha Eck As I contemplate February’s commemoration of the contributions of Black Diasporic peoples, I’m prompted to reflect on how I can honour and embrace this gratitude throughout the entire year. My lineage transcends the confines of a single month, weaving through generations with narratives and insights that resonate profoundly with me today. While […]

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