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Multisensory Experience on the Program at National Music Centre

Part museum, with performance spaces, a broadcast facility, studios and classrooms, Studio Bell is home to approximately 2,000 rare instruments and artifacts, including a fantastical Kimball Theatre Organ and one of Elton John’s pianos. One corner of the ground floor houses the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio. Exhibits on five floors showcase Canada’s musical talent, the history of music in Canada and the role of music in the everyday lives of Canadians. The most regular opportunity to hear how sound travels through the space is during the regularly scheduled Kimball Theatre Organ demonstration. The building itself is music for the eyes. And bring your sense of fun and adventure to take full advantage of the many opportunities to get hands on with exhibits.

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Beakerhead Photo Crew

Just as Calgary’s annual smash up of science, engineering and art changes it up every year, so too does the Beakerhead photo crew. For the third year in a row, I put up my hand to serve as a member of the photo crew. Throughout a series of workshops, special events hosted by amazing Beakerhead community partners and 5 days of fantastic (and mostly free) Beakerhead events, I enjoyed working with other members of the talented, supportive, creative and collaborative photo crew as we met the challenge of capturing all that is amazing and inspiring about Beakerhead.

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First Taste of The Big Taste YYC

The saying “better late than never” evolved from a line in Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, penned all the way back in 1386. The fact that I’m able to say “better late than never” when it comes to The Big Taste only dates back to December, when I had to pass on an annual pre-Christmas…

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Photographers with Benefits

No barriers access to 5 days of mesmerizing Beakerhead events is the primary reason I volunteer with the Beakerhead photo crew. A less obvious benefit is insider access – the chance to photograph places that are off limits to the general public, to preview events and to attend relevant photography workshops.

I took advantage of several such insider benefits in the run up to Beakerhead 2015. I hope sharing some highlights will help me cope with my ongoing Beakerhead withdrawal symptoms!