SAMC's Annual Arts Festival has something for everyone

Trinity Western University’s annual Festival of the Arts, Media + Culture wraps up with jazz, movies, and more! Each year, students of TWU’s School of Arts, Media + Culture (SAMC) present their best and most exciting work in a handful of diverse performances and exhibitions. There’s something for everyone—music lovers, bookworms, theatre-goers, film buffs and everyone in between.


Love jazz? On Wednesday, April 13, SAMC’s top jazz musicians pack out the loft of the music building, turn down the lights, and fill the room with infectious grooves and rhythms. Works include Dave Brubeck’s imaginative arrangement of Blue Rondo Alla Turk; Chick Corea’s rhythmically fancy Latin piece, Spain; and Freddie Hubbard’s bass-driven Red Clay. Third-year student and talented bassist Mat Kim debuts his new composition, Jazzhead.


Can nonfiction writing be creative? You bet it can. On Thursday, April 14, witness personal stories come to life in this intimate literary evening from SAMC Media + Communication. Upper-level writing students read a series of new, thought-provoking short pieces to showcase the infinite variety of narrative nonfiction. Lovers of literature are invited to gather with these talented young authors and storytellers for readings, reflection, and refreshments.


How long does it take to make a play? Can it be done in 24 hours? These short and funny plays are written, cast, rehearsed and performed…all in one overnight, caffeine-fueled adventure. Witness the outrageous results on the TWU stage, Saturday, April 16.


Calling all film buffs! Be the first the see the latest shorts from up-and-coming filmmakers on Monday, April 18 at Cinergy, TWU’s annual student film festival. The lineup includes drama, experimental, and screwball comedy, with something for every movie lover. Films are adjudicated by a panel of top Vancouver film industry professionals – be sure to cast your vote in the Audience Choice award.

TWU’s Festival of the Arts, Media + Culture is sponsored in part by Long & McQuade, and runs March 30—April 18. Visit for ticket and event info.


Jazz Night
Wednesday, April 13
7:30pm | Instrumental Hall, Music Building

Thursday, April 14
7:30pm | Alumni Hall, Reimer Student Centre

24 Hour Theatre
Saturday, April 16
7:30pm | Freedom Hall, Robert N. Thompson Building

Monday, April 18
7:30pm | Northwest Building Auditorium


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