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Vic Voices High School Slam Championship Finals feat. Ian Keteku
April 10 @ 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
The 10th Annual Victorious Voices Festival is the island’s biggest youth spoken word poetry event of the year! Featuring the High School Slam Championships, workshops and feature performances by award-winning poets, it is three days of mind blowing spoken word art.
This is it! The top four teams from semis battle for the title of Vancouver Island’s High School Slam Champion! Plus feature performances from our Poets of Honour and the singular, talneted Ian Keteku.
When: Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 7:00PM / Doors at 6:30PM
Where: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St, Victoria BC
Tickets: On Eventbrite and at the door, $10 for adults / $5 for students / free for registered poets and coaches.
Ian Keteku is a poet, multi-media artist and educator. Keteku is also the 2010 World Poetry Slam Champion and is committed to using words as both an interpretation and cure for the human condition. He conducts poetry, writing and performance workshops for students of all ages, inspiring people to accept the power of their own voice.
ABOUT THE VENUE:
Unfortunately, the VEC’s elevator is broken and cannot be repaired, so at this time the only way into the VEC is through a main entrance and up a flight of stairs (details below). We recognize that this is a major barrier for those with mobility devices and folks who have trouble with stairs. We want to be creative in navigating this barrier, so if you’re one of these people, and you have ideas about how we could support you in accessing the space (for example, by having a staff person or event organizer meet you at the door and carrying your mobility device up the stairs and/or helping you up the stairs), please get in touch.
Main entrance: There is a moveable doormat just inside the entrance that is raised slightly (~1/8″) above the floor. The front door swings outwards and leads to a staircase with 27 wood stairs, 11″ deep, 6″ high. There are wooden 2.5” handrails 38” up the wall on each side of the staircase (54” apart, so not graspable on both sides at once). The handrails extend 8″ past the top stair and do not extend past the bottom riser.
Read the full accessibility statement here: https://victoriaeventcentre.ca/attendees/accessibility/
TERRITORY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: We recognize that our work occurs primarily on the unceded territory of the Lekwungen peoples, today known as the Esquimalt First Nation and Songhees Nation, as well as on other unceded territories on southern Vancouver Island.