Anvil event seeks performers

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The city wants to showcase New Westminster performers when it holds its grand opening of the Downtown’s new showpiece, the Anvil Centre civic facility, on Sept. 14.

New West is asking performers and performing arts groups that live in or are connected to the city to submit performing proposals.

The city says it is “looking for acts that engage with the community, celebrate the spirit and rich cultural heritage of New Westminster and will animate Anvil Centre on opening day.”

The performing criteria will include availability, suitability for the audience, New Westminster connectivity and technical requirements.

The opening will run from noon to 6 p.m.

Performers will be paid honorariums.

The city is looking for:

• Music acts for the theatre to provide ambience and engage visitors;

• Roving entertainment;

• Stage entertainment that can be musical, dance, children, demonstrations, acts, anything that can appear on a stage; and

• Dancers or dancing groups for the dance studio.

Those applying should submit a one-page description, at the most, of the act or group.

They should also provide how long the performance will take, its technical requirements (facility details can be found at www.anvilcentre.ca.), and history of performing in New West.

Submissions are to be sent to Biliana Velkova, arts coordinator, Parks, Culture and Recreation, 600 Eighth St., New Westminster, V3M 3S2.

Deadline is Friday, Aug. 8, 4 p.m.

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