Writer, dramaturg Brian Quirt appointed director of the Banff Playwrights Colony
The Banff Playwrights’ Colony at The Banff Centre, one of the most intensive creative experiences for the development of new Canadian plays, has appointed Brian Quirt as director, effective in the spring of 2013.
Music and Sound
Pianist and composer Vijay Iyer appointed director of The Banff Centre’s Jazz program
One of the most critically acclaimed jazz musicians of the new century, pianist, composer, and bandleader Vijay Iyer has been appointed director of the Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music at The Banff Centre.
2011 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival to screen world’s best in outdoor, adventure, environment, adrenaline sports, and cultural films
Over the nine-day festival, audiences will experience the world’s best films chronicling the passions and obsessions of mountaineers, endurance and extreme athletes, and environmental and cultural advocates.
Banff International String Quartet Competition Winner’s Tour sends Cecilia String Quartet across North America
Canada’s Cecilia String Quartet are in the midst of a intensive tour that will introduce audiences across North America to the passionate and creative playing that won them first prize at the 2010 Banff International String Quartet Competition.
Legendary travel writer Dervla Murphy and adventurer Leo Houlding headline 2011 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival
Passionate about cycling, politics, the conservation of the natural world, and a fine pint, Dervla Murphy will make a rare public appearance at the 2011 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival.
2011 Banff Summer Arts Festival showcases new creative work in opera, music, dance
Banff Centre’s annual showcase of fine and performing arts, the Banff Summer Arts Festival, runs from May through August, with performances and exhibitions in music, opera, theatre, dance, Aboriginal arts, visual and literary arts and new media.
Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival
Epic California climbing history wins 2010 Banff Mountain Book Festival Grand Prize
John Long and Dean Fidelman’s book The Stonemasters: California Climbing in the Seventies (Stonemaster Press, USA, 2009) has won the Grand Prize at the 2010 Banff Mountain Book Festival.