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What an Amazing Performance Weekend!

Thank you to all our actors, volunteers, staff, and audience for another AMAZING performance weekend! The cast blew us away with their fantastic performances Saturday night and Sunday morning. Have a look through some of these memorable moments from this past weekend.

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Save the Date! 2022 Performance

On May 14th & 15th

Magnificat! The Story of Mary

Saturday May 14th  6pm

Sunday May 15th  10:30am & 4:30pm

We can’t wait to welcome you back in person!

Eastside Story Guild members are excited to be diving into rehearsals, making sure we all remember which is stage left and stage right after all this time. We can’t wait to welcome you back in person this May!

We look forward to presenting the story of Mary, mother and disciple of Jesus, to the community in the spring:

  • Saturday May 14th  6pm
  • Sunday May 15th  10:30am & 4:30pm

More details to come closer to the date!

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All The World’s A Stage

What a special way to wrap up the fall session of ESG!

On Monday, ESG actors and volunteers gathered to clean up the neighbourhood around ESG Headquarters (a.k.a. Grandview Church) and spread some Christmas cheer (some of us adorned in silly costumes!). We had truly gorgeous weather, one last sunny, crisp fall day of the season.

We split up into two groups, one headed north and the other south, and collected bags of garbage (with gratitude for Vancouver’s street cleanup party program).

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Afterwards we warmed up in the lower hall with hot chocolate and watched The Grinch while snacking on some delicious popcorn and gingerbread cake.

A great time was had by all! This may be an event worth repeating in the future, so stay tuned.

Have a joyful, peaceful Christmas and we are excited to gather again in 2022!

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Exciting Adventures for ESG – Part 2

The exciting times continue for Eastside Story Guild!

Part 2 – The Great Advent Bake-Off

Last year a new tradition was established within the ESG community when the actors participated in a virtual zoom-based bake off challenge.

This year we were fortunate enough to be able to gather in person for another year of Advent Bake-Off, including two cookie decorating challenges: A Star Cookie Challenge…

…and a gingerbread space-themed Show Stopper.

Thank you to our wonderful leaders and volunteers who helped make this such a fun, community-building event. We can’t wait til next year!

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Exciting Adventures for ESG – Part 1

We here at ESG have an exciting few weeks!

Part 1: The Planetarium

Near the end of November we gathered at the Planetarium to explore space and learn about the universe. It was a truly phenomenal field trip that included a show in the Rocket Lab and a trip through the universe in the IMAX theatre. Everyone had a great time, and it was a fun opportunity to hang out together.

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Thank you so much to those who worked so hard to organize such a fun outing!

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Community. Performing Arts. Resilience. Join in the Story this Summer

The children and teens of ESG told a deeply felt story of community, connection and the presence of God (even in the midst of a pandemic) in their June 1st live-streaming zoom film CLAY/SLIP/GLAZE. We’re grateful for the gift of their creativity and hard work, and for the community that came out in support of this innovative storytelling project.
This summer, behind the scenes, the “Dreamers and Sculptors” of Eastside Story Guild are preparing for what we hope will be a return to in-person Guild sessions in the fall, especially with some of the fun (like cast parties and flashlight tag!) that we’ve missed this past year.
Jeqn, our theatre director, is getting ready for the 2021-22 staging of Magnificat: A Story of Mary, and we are very excited about the possibility of welcoming a live audience to enter into this story together with us.
Your gift to Eastside Story Guild makes magic on stage and off!
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ESG Livestream Presentation Today!

Watch CLAY/SLIP/GLAZE

Tuesday June 1st

at 5:30pm and 8pm

 

Purchase Zoom Tickets by clicking on your choice of performance time:

5:30pm Tuesday June 1st

8pm Tuesday June 1st

Suggested price $20*

Tickets are priced on a sliding scale. Please give generously as you are able to support youth programming and the arts. #theshowmustgoon

*The minimum payment through the ticketing system is $5. One ticket per household is fine. If you wish to pay less than this or to receive a free ticket, please email esg@gcbchurch.ca for more information.

If you are having trouble accessing the show, follow the links below:

5:30pm link to CLAY/SLIP/GLAZE zoom livestream

8pm link to CLAY/SLIP/GLAZE zoom livestream

Click to download the performance programme!

 

 

 

 

Thank you for your support and we look forward to sharing our performance with you!

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Spring Presentation Ticket Sales On Now!

 

CLAY/SLIP/GLAZE

A Story of Formation as told by Eastside Story Guild

Tuesday June 1st at 5:30pm & 8pm

Advanced Tickets Required for this streaming zoom performance

This season, the children and teens of Eastside Story Guild are exploring the image of God as an artist, a potter working on his people like an unformed lump of clay. We are being invited to both embrace our clayness in God’s hands and to receive our calling to be artists and co-creators working alongside God.

Our original zoom play is about a community of kids living in East Vancouver in the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic, their struggles and hopes, and the ways that they get their hands messy and their hearts connected on the journey they are on together.

We invite you to join us on this journey.

Purchase Zoom Tickets by clicking on your choice of performance time:

5:30pm Tuesday June 1st

8pm Tuesday June 1st

Suggested price $20*

Tickets are priced on a sliding scale. Please give generously as you are able to support youth programming and the arts. #theshowmustgoon

*The minimum payment through the ticketing system is $5. One ticket per household is fine. If you wish to pay less than this or to receive a free ticket, please email esg@gcbchurch.ca for more information.

Some useful information before you click:

  • After you purchase your ticket, you will be sent a zoom link to the show time of your choice.
  • Tickets purchased by May 19th are eligible to receive a special theatre package in the mail to mailing addresses in BC.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to sharing our performance with you!

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