VIRTUAL GOLD
Online Presentations, Podcasts & Workshops
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Look! Listen! Learn!

Join us as we do the Covid Pivot. Western Gold presents a series of FREE online presentations, podcasts, and creative workshops to help keep you engaged and entertained during these trying times.

LOOK! Presentations

We hope you enjoyed the zoom workshop reading of Western Gold: The Ballad of Georges Boivin on December 13. We were thrilled to have partnered with Bouche Theatre Collective on this exciting project.

Western Gold: The Ballad of Georges Boivin is Jack Paterson’s new translation of Martin Bellemare’s play Le Chant de Georges Boivin.

If you missed the presentation, you can find out more about this project on Bouche Theatre Collective’s website here.

Please check back to find out about more fabulous virtual presentations we have planned.

LISTEN! Podcasts

Welcome to our Virtual Gold Podcast Series! Would you like to experience the excitement of live theatre from the comfort of your home? As part of our Covid pivot, Western Gold Theatre invites you to listen to our series of Virtual Gold podcasts, including audio stories, interviews, play readings, and anything else that might take our fancy—and featuring some of the best theatre artists in Canada. If you miss the experience of seeing live theatre performed by exceptional Canadian actors, then these podcasts are for you!

Our podcasts will be available via the links any time after the release dates listed below.

December 16
A Child’s Christmas in Wales

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Hear Dylan Thomas’ classic short story, A Child’s Christmas in Wales. Set in the early to mid-1920s, the narrator remembers his childhood Christmases in a busy Welsh port town. Packed with details, it vividly illustrates what life was like for a child growing up in Wales between the world wars. The seaside town was a small world of its own—beyond which, from the child’s point of view, lay a bigger world of mystery and excitement. Suitable for all ages.

Performed by Russell Roberts | Music, sound, and editing by Gower Roberts and Stephen Bulat.

December 21
A Lute for Christmas


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Join us for an extraordinary journey of a Pacific yew tree’s transformation. From destruction comes renewal, from adversity comes new beginnings. In this delightful, heartwarming story by Susan Adams, an old yew tree named Emily faces the axe. After initial concern and bewilderment, she embarks on a journey during which she experiences a new world, meets new friends and, in the end, discovers there is beautiful life after life. Suitable for all ages.

Performed by Anna Hagan |Musical accompaniment by Clive Titmuss on harpsichord and lute.

Produced by Early Music Studio. Recorded and edited by Stu Goldberg (Stu Goldberg Studios). Originally released 2010-10-01.

December 24
A Triad for Christmas


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Enjoy a cozy Christmas eve with this hat trick of yuletide tales that have been delighting readers and listeners for well over a hundred years! Three classic, well-loved Christmas treasures, Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus, by Francis P Church, The Gift of the Magi by O’ Henry, and Christmas Day in the Morning, by Pearl S. Buck, are sure to instill the Christmas spirit in listeners of all ages.

Performed by Russell Roberts | Music, sound, and editing by Gower Roberts and Stephen Bulat.

Our podcasts – Quick links

December 16

December 21

December 24

LEARN! Creative Workshops

Spark your creativity by taking a workshop. No pressure. No performance. Just time to jam together!

Coming soon
Fountain of Pens! Playwriting workshop for seniors who have something to say.

Creativity has no expiry date! ™

Contact Us

Phone: 604-363-5734

Email: info@westerngoldtheatre.org

Mailing Address:
101-1516 East 1st Avenue,
Vancouver BC V5N 1A5

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McIlwaine Stewart Family Fund

McLean Foundation

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