Week in Review: May 5
Farley Mowat Passes at 92
Farley Mowat, one of Canada’s most treasured authors and environmentalists has passed away at age 92. The recipient of the Governor General’s Literary Award and Order of Canada leaves behind a legacy of classics including Never Cry Wolf, The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be, Owls in the Family, and People of the Deer among many others.
DOXA Festival Enters Final Weekend
The annual DOXA Documentary Film Festival enters its final weekend wrapping up on May 11. The Vancouver based festival has presented world-class documentary films in addition to panel discussions, public forums, and educational opportunities since 1998.
New Anne Frank Play Opens in Amsterdam
A new play created from directly from the writings of Anne Frank hits the stage Amsterdam this week. The Diary of Anne Frank premiered in New York in 1955, Anne is only the second play to be given permission to quote from her diaries.
Banksy Reclaims Piece for Bristol Boys Club
Banksy helped a local boys club reclaim a piece entitled Mobile Lovers he painted on their door last month. It was initially seized by Bristol City Council claiming that it was on their land, but was later recovered by Broad Plain Boys’ Club after a letter was later written by Banksy himself in hopes that the artwork would be returned.
The piece could see as much as £4 million raised at auction, which would be injected back into local youth projects in Bristol.
Google Play Brings Unlimited Streaming Music To Canada
Google announced that it’s Play Music All-Access streaming music service will expand into the Canadian marketplace. The tech giant could be a potential game changer for streaming music services in Canada, offering more that 25 million songs as it challenges current competitors Rdio, Songza, and CBC Music.