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STYLL curated by Alyssa FearonSincerely, Scarborough, 2018

Saukrates, 2018
Photo: Courtesy of artist

Director X - Toronto, Canada
D'Lyfe Dance Company - Scarborough , Canada
Saukrates - Scarborough, Canada
Cameron Bailey - Toronto, Canada
Mark Campbell - Toronto, Canada
David Chariandy - Toronto, Canada
Erika DeFreitas - Scarborough, Canada
Julia Gibran - Scarborough, Canada
Anique Jordan - Toronto, Canada
Yaniya Lee - Toronto, Canada
Carrianne Leung - Toronto, Canada
Ekow Nimako - Toronto, Canada
Amanda Parris - Toronto, Canada
Chris Penrose - Toronto, Canada
Rajni Perera - Toronto, Canada
Sharine Taylor - Toronto, Canada
Joyce Wong - Toronto, Canada

An all-night program of talks, workshops, and live demonstrations that focuses on Scarborough’s artists and cultural innovators. Take in the art and ideas of Scarborough and find out why so many creatives consider this place home.

Director X is a Canadian film and music video director. D’LYFE Dance Company is led by co-founders Akua Delfish and Onika Powell. Saukrates is a rapper, singer/song writer and producer, who pioneered the Canadian hip-hop scene. Cameron Bailey is Artistic Director & Co-Head at Toronto International Film Festival. Dr. Mark V. Campbell is the founder of Northside Hip Hop Archive. David Chariandy is a Canadian writer, who won the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize in 2017. Erika DeFreitas is a Toronto-based artist who works in textiles, performance and photography. Julia Gibran works therapeutically with people via ancient practices or energetic healing modalities. Anique Jordan is an artist, award-winning writer, educator, curator and entrepreneur. Yaniya Lee is a Toronto-based writer and scholar. Carrianne Leung is a fiction writer and educator. Ekow Nimako makes enchanting surrealistic art with the most versatile medium in the world – Lego. Amanda Parris is the host of CBC Arts’ weekly TV and online series Exhibitionists and CBC Music’s Marvin’s Room. Chris Penrose is an artist, educator and writer. Rajni Perera is a diasporic Toronto-based artist whose practice employs a variety of different mediums. Sharine Taylor is an Afro-Jamaican, Toronto-based digital content creator, artist, writer, critic and editor. Joyce Wong is an award-winning director and writer.

7 – 8 pm: From ScarCity to Tdot with Love: Scarborough’s influence on Canadian hip-hop. Presentation by Dr. Mark V. Campbell.*

8:30 – 9:30 pm: Scarborough Contemporary Artists speak. Erika DeFreitas, Anique Jordan and Rajni Perera. Moderated by Yaniya Lee.*

10 – 11 pm: In conversation with Cameron Bailey & Saukrates. Moderated by Amanda Parris.*

11:30 pm – 12:30 am: Words over Everything: Scarborough Authors speak. David Chariandy, Joyce Wong and Carrianne Leung. Moderated by Amani Bin Shikhan.*

1 – 2 am: How to Make a Black Boy Fly: Building Cavalier Noir. Director X and Ekow Nimako. Moderated by Sharine Taylor.*

2:30 – 3:30 am: CONVENE: The Shifting Line Between Amateur and Professional Photographer with SoTeeOh, Gillian Mapp and Christian Fortino. Moderated by Chris Penrose.*

4 – 5:30 am: D’Lyfe Dance Company workshop. Facilitated by Akua Delfish & Onika Powell.

6 – 7 am: Sunrise Yoga. Facilitated by Julia Gibran.

*ASL interpretation available

With assistance from TD Bank Group

Symposium, workshops, panel discussions


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Toronto Public Library, Scarborough Civic Centre Branch

156 Borough Drive

Suitable for all ages

In association with The Toronto Public Library

This project is indoors.