Global Village

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

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Colour Our World

Let’s colour the world! Join us under the Global Village tents on Saturday, August 31. Fun for all ages, come get comfy and doodle!

How To

Learn different cultural crafts in the ‘How To’ Cultural Workshops! Full listing of available workshops coming soon!

Participants can learn crafts including creating puppets, Origami, Japanese Bookbinding and Métis Finger Weaving, and, even better, take home a momento of their time at Richmond World Festival. Find the ‘How To’ demonstrations in the Global Village in the centre of the Minoru field.

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

Creating Puppets
Jesse Orr is a multidisciplinary artist and puppeteer who is returning for a second year to the Richmond World Festival to make hand puppets with participants. She will guides participants step by step using found and recycled materials, templates, and folded paper to make a complete puppet that they can take home for creative play and fun.

Aiko Matsushiba is a qualified Origami from the Nippon Origami Association. Born in Japan, her grandmother taught Aiko how to fold Origami at a young age. She learnt the basics of creating cranes and boxes. Teaching Origami to children and adults is something Aiko truly enjoys. You can find Aiko at numerous events and facilities throughout the City!

Japanese Bookbinding
Suzan Lee is a bookbinding instructor who trained at the Center for Book Arts in New York. She is affiliated with the Vancouver chapter of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG). She has been teaching bookbinding locally for over 10 years. Her interest in bookbinding started with her fascination with the wide range of materials and historical structures in binding books.

Métis Finger Weaving
I married into a Métis Family and it’s history goes back to the early fur trade and the “birth” of the Métis Nation. The aboriginal ancestors were mainly Cree, Assinioine and Saulteaux, European ancestors were French/ Quebecois and Scottish.
Finger weaving is symbolic to me. Weaving is something that people of all cultures do. The Europeans/ French Canadians learned this specific finger weaving technique from their First Nations neighbours. They came up with new patterns and colour schemes and created the Ceinture Flechée the Arrow Sash, or the L’Assomption Sash, which became an important part of the voyageur attire and it eventually evolved into the most distinguishing part of the Métis wardrobe.
For me the sash signifies the importance of inter-cultural cooperation, learning, sharing and respect.

Participants will learn the basic steps of finger weaving during this 45 minute workshop.
They will weave a band that can be used as a bracelet, key chain attachment, bookmark etc.
Preferred minimum age for participants is 5/6 years of age.

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