La Nuit européenne des Musées 2011
At the Canadian Cultural Centre, May 14, 2011, from 5 p.m.
The Canadian Cultural Centre joins forces with La Nuit des Musées 2011. The exhibition Diana Thorneycroft’s Extraordinary Stories: Caustic Landscapes of the Canadian Imaginary will be open to all. Furthermore, throughout the evening, the eclectic and festive programming at the Canadian Cultural Centre will feature cinema, music and an exploration of Inuit culture and art.
6 p.m. Workshops
The Espace Culturel Inuit presents a writing workshop, string games and a talk on contemporary Inuit art.
7:00 p.m. Screening
Mirroring the Diana Thorneycroft exhibition, the Canadian Cultural Centre presents a series of films on the members of the Group of Seven – formed in the 1920s – who were renowned for their paintings celebrating Canadian landscapes. Diana Thorneycroft makes use of the work of this movement in her series of photographs Group of Seven Awkward Moments, part of which is presented in the exhibition.
In collaboration with the National Film Board of Canada, the following films will be screened: Varley by Allan Wargon (15 min), Lismer by Allan Wargon (18 min), Canadian Landscape by Radford Crawley (18 min), West Wind by Graham McInnes (20 min) and The World of David Milne by Gerald Budner (12 min).
9:30 p.m. Concert
A celebration of music with a concert by the young and talented Canadian flutist, Charlotte Bletton. She will be performing works by Charles Marie Widor, Michel Blavet, Christoph Willibald Gluck and Theobald Boehm.
Charlotte Bletton combines solo performance, chamber music and orchestral work with a particular interest in contemporary music. She worked with the Ensemble Itinéraire in Paris, the Académie du Festival de Lucerne in Switzerland under the baton of Pierre Boulez and recorded “Nombres imaginaires” by the Canadian composer Samuel Andreyev for the first time. It won many prizes, including the Rising Star Series 2011 – a prize awarded by Sir James Galway. She will give a solo recital accompanied by the pianist Michael McHale during the next Sir James Galway International Flute Convention in Switzerland in July 2011.