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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Johnny D Trinh - Poetry & Performance

Interdisciplinary Music Poetry & spoken word Theatre Writing & literature
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CBC Plaza Square Vancouver

Vancouver, BC



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible, has gender-neutral washrooms, and will have a sign language interpreter.


Johnny's BC Culture Days Performance will include a blend of storytelling, humour, music, and poetry. This event will debut some new works, and opportunities for dialogue with the audience. Johnny is currently the artist-in-residence at the John Howard Society Lower Mainland, through the Community Arts Council of Vancouver.

Johnny David Trinh is an award winning, community-engaged, multi-disciplinary artist. Johnny's primary practice is in spoken word poetry and storytelling. Trained as a theatre maker, writer, and musician, Johnny's work explores culture, resistance, and seeks compassion despite conflict. Johnny has little interest in small talk, but a penchant for salty banter. Johnny is most interested in the work that happens after the poetry, the listening after the storytelling, the change after the catalyst. Johnny acknowledges that we live, work, and play on the unceded traditional and ancestral homelands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.



Community Arts Council of Vancouver

The Community Arts Council of Vancouver (CACV) was the first arts council in North America. Established in 1946, the Community Arts Council of Vancouver has been a contributor to shaping the cultural life of Vancouver. CACV has been a powerful force in creating and advocating for many of the institutions, traditions, and policies in Vancouver that we benefit from today. CACV is an independent non-profit organization, unaffiliated with any government department.

Some of the Community Arts Council's feature programs include:

-Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival (VOAF): offering visual and performing artists facing social exclusion and other barriers opportunities for exhibition and sales, performance and participation, connection and learning.

-Reframing Relations: sending Indigenous and Non-Indigenous artists. facilitators, together, into classrooms, community spaces, and organizations to lead workshops that explore participants relationship to these unceded lands and look forward to building better relationships with each other in the future.

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