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January 9th, 2007

Heart of the World, One Week Left

From Jhayne Holmes (porphyre)

VANCOUVER NEEDS YOU

To Build it a Theatre

To Give it an Arts Scene

TO SAVE IT FROM ITSELF

We Have One Week Left.

Time is running out! Join the good fight with local hero Jhayne Holmes as she and her band of rebels, miscreants and true believers take on the forces of apathy, real estate and city hall to build this city a future! There's an old theatre on commercial drive: it can be torn down to make another parking garage, a self-help day retreat for middle managers, or even more housing for the rich. . .

OR IT COULD BE SOMETHING YOU ACTUALLY WANT.

THE HEART OF THE WORLD will be a place where any old artist, actor, film maker, hip kid, kindred spirit, and idea monger can find an outlet (and, more importantly, audience) for the creative endeavour of their choice! There is only one week left to make this idea a reality. Thousands of dollars are being committed and even that may not be enough! Spread the word! Buy shares! Nag your rich friends! Make the city scream for it! The Heart of The World arts centre is a place by the people, of the people and for the people.

AND THE ONLY WAY IT GETS BUILT IS YOU!

(who else is gonna bother? The government? Starbucks? Oprah?)

Join us! The Heart of the World is waiting!
Once again, I wrote a critical piece on the 2006 Aurealis Nominations.Last year was just too much fun, but this year, this year is it. There'll be no third time round. Once you read it, you'll see why. Next year, it is for someone else to write, and a new voice to step up (and I hear, in a vague way, that Tansy Rayner Roberts (cassiphone) has her eye on doing it).

But, right now, the first part is up.

The whole thing will update over the next five days, ending on Saturday.

It's fourteen thousand words, because really, that's what it should have been last time.