Vancouver Theatre: Ensemble Theatre Company presents The Farnsworth Invention at Jericho Arts Centre

The Farnsworth Intervention at Vancouver's Jericho Arts Club Theatre

The Farnsworth Invention opened at the Jericho Arts Centre in Vancouver on Friday, July 19th. Ensemble Theatre Company's production of Aaron Sorkin's play tells the story of the invention of television -- a story that turns out to be more rich and complicated than I ever thought. The play introduces us to Philo T. Farnsworth, who was struck with the idea of transmitting images … [Read more...]

Connor Stewart Hunter: A Model UN Delegate

Swiss-American Friendship

It’s never convenient to introduce yourself with your real name at a model United Nations conference, as it either gets awkwardly forgotten, or confused with other delegates. I’m a debater, MUNer, a student of UBC - my name is Connor Stewart Hunter - and I'm happy to have the opportunity to write here on Roamancing. One of the best parts of travelling is meeting foreign people, … [Read more...]

Never Shoot A Stampede Queen – Win Vancouver Tickets

Never Shoot a Stampede Queen on Stage

I am not sure about the rest of you, but one of my favourite side effects of travelling is taking the time to read.  And a favourite author of mine, that I tend to place at the tops of the holiday reads priority pile, is Mark Leiren-Young.  I still have yet to read Mark's latest book, Free Magic Secrets Revealed, that has only just hit bookstores in the past few weeks, but up … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day, Vancouver Style, Thanks to The Irish Heather

Irish Heather

While I would have loved to have spent St. Patrick's Day in a pub in Ireland, I am happy to say I at least celebrated it in an authentic Irish Pub, thanks to Vancouver's The Irish Heather.   [youtube x1o-Xl-x3CI]   Happy St. Patrick's Day! … [Read more...]

Travel and Charity in Pacific Theatre’s Mother Teresa is Dead

Mother-Teresa-Kayvon-Julie

Some people travel to visit friends or family. Some people travel to see the world. And some travel to escape. Such is the case of Jane, a character in Pacific Theatre’s latest show, Mother Teresa is Dead. Jane has travelled from England to India because she wants to help. She is overwhelmed by the poverty and injustice she sees in the world and feels an irrepressible need to … [Read more...]