Global Village

Come check out an eclectic mix of talent on the Global Village Stage, presented by VANPROP, in its new home outside of the Global Village Hex tents. More details to come soon!


Global Village Stage

An eclectic mix of talent will grace the Global Village Stage with spoken word poetry, opera, dance, music and more. Presented by Vanprop, you can find this stage under the tent of Global Village.

Located directly across from the Global Village tents, the following is the schedule for the Global Village Stage:

Friday, August 31st
4:15 pm – Sweetz
5:30 pm – Indigenous Dance Workshop
7:00 pm – Portiia
8:15 pm – Las Estrellas de Vancouver

Saturday, September 1st
11:30 am – Hint of Lime
12:30 pm – Rheinlander Band
1:30 pm – World of Poetry Showcase
2:30 pm – RedPath
3:45 pm – Alouest
5:30 pm – Yusuke Hoshi
6:45 pm – Steel Drum Workshop
8:15 pm – Chacal del Tamborazo Duo



Colour Our World

Let’s colour the world! Join us under the Global Village tents on Saturday, September 1. Fun for all ages, come get comfy and doodle!

How To

Learn different cultural crafts in the ‘How To’ Cultural Workshops!

Participants can learn crafts including Japanese Bookbinding, Ukrainian Pysanky, and Chinese Calligraphy, and, even better, take home a momento of their time at Richmond World Festival. Find the ‘How To’ demonstrations in the Global Village at the north end of the Minoru field.

Each workshop is first come first serve, has a limit of 10 participants, and lasts 40 min.

The following is the schedule for the How To Workshops:

Saturday September 1st

Japanese Bookbinding – 12pm, 1pm, 2pm
Origami – 3pm, 4pm, 5pm

Discover the Magic of Pysanky – 12pm , 1pm
Chinese Calligraphy – 2pm, 3pm
European Hand Puppets – 4pm , 5pm

Origami & Kirigami – 12pm, 1pm
Traditional Finger Weaving – 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

Silent Disco

Dance like no one’s watching… or at least judging you for your taste in music! Borrow one of our headsets and select the music that speaks to you while you dance it out at our Silent Disco.

Your Kontinent Digital Carnival presented by Cinevolution

Cinevolution presents the Your Kontinent Digital Carnival is back this time for a two-day extravaganza on August 31 & September 1, 2018 as part of the Richmond World Festival.

Through explorations of personal and cultural identity, connection to the land and our ideas about community and home, this year’s Digital Carnival shines a spotlight on LAND, and what that means to us both personally and collectively.

Digital Carnival will highlight the works of  local and national artists presenting  projects using current media technology, including: performance art and theatre, audio/sound art, video projection, mixed media installations, projection mapping, generative work, shadow puppet theatre, a hands-on workshop and community-based work.



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