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Since opening its new facility, The Montreal Children’s Hospital has been looking for a work of art to welcome the diverse people of all ages and cultures who enter its doors. The upcoming mural by artist Lewis Lavoie and produced by Mural Mosaic will be that piece. Step into a world of art and healing at The Montreal Children’s Hospital with our upcoming Mural Mosaic production.

mch – Mural Mosaic


The 2023 Scotiabank Giller Prize jury announced the shortlist on Wednesday, October 11, 2023. The five titles were chosen from a longlist of 12 books announced on September 6, 2023. One hundred and forty-five titles were submitted from publishers across the country.

Watch the 2023 Scotiabank Giller Prize broadcast on Monday, November 13 at 9 p.m. local time (11:30 p.m. AT, 12 a.m. NT) on CBC TV and the free CBC Gem streaming service, with a live stream also available on Listeners can tune into a broadcast special on CBC Radio One and CBC Listen at 9 p.m. ET (10 p.m. AT, 10:30 p.m. NT). The host will be revealed during the shortlist announcement.


Voir la Nuit / View the Night at Quebec City's fine arts museum explores artistic expressions of the dark. We speak with Jean-Luc Murray, director general of the MNBAQ, about the new approach by the museum to create an experience that appeals directly to the senses and emotions of visitors. The exhibition reveals how artists explore darkness - as well as nocturnal light - like moonlight, or candles, or electric lights.

NOVEMBER 2, 2023, TO MARCH 17, 2024, Pierre Lassonde Pavilion.


Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM), 26TH EDITION, November 15 to 26, 2023:

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Norwegian Christmas sale and party celebrates culture and traditions, including the Christmas gnome! We speak with Sigrid Simonsen, a longtime member of the Norwegian Association of Montreal, about their upcoming Christmas sale on November 17th and their Christmas party or "Julebord" on December 2nd. There is a wide selection of imported and locally produced goods as well as Christmas traditions such as the Christmas gnome, "Jule Nisse".


Indigenous filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin and the quiet power of listening. 'Your life is sacred. You must change the perspective from limitations to all is possible,' says Obomsawin. Prolific Abenaki artist and filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin talks about her life’s influences and the power of listening in her 2023 Beatty lecture delivered at McGill University in October 2023. (Owen Egan/Joni Dufour)

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Many of her films can be viewed on the NFB web site:


For the first time, secret sketches by Michelangelo at the Medici Chapels in Florence, Italy, are being shared with the public. The tour takes people into a small room underneath the chapels, where it’s believed Michelangelo hid for some time in 1530. And as museum director Paola D'Agostino tells As It Happens host, Nil Köksal, the room is breathtaking.

This picture taken on June 10, 2013, shows drawings believed to be by renaissance master Michelangelo in the secret room under the new sacristy of the Medici chapel in the Basilica di San Lorenzo in Florence. (Claudio Giovannini/AFP via Getty Images)


History by sandwiches:

Fancy a peanut butter and chili sandwich? Cream cheese and cornflakes on bread? Barry Enderwick makes these unusual sandwiches based on recipes from throughout history, posting the delicious (and not-so-delicious) results to his thousands of social media followers. He says these recipes tell us a lot about the times and people who cooked them up.

Barry Enderwick has amassed a following of almost 200,000 people across his social media accounts, where he shares historical sandwich recipes with followers.

(Submitted by Barry Enderwick)

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