What does that mean – Canada’s greenest music venue ? Since when does responsible environmental policy meet the music industry in terms of venues, infrastructure and building operations?
Does this mean that the building is painted green on the outside, or that a smart approach integrating sound business management with sound environmental policy has been achieved?
Listen to the artistic director of Winnipeg’s West End Cultural Centre as he weaves a fascinating story – Dominic Lloyd Interview – about this west end cultural facility and its connection to community, its restoration as a viable and relevant community performing arts venue (particularly music), and the innovative use of environmentally sound management practices that have reduced its carbon footprint. This is leading edge stuff. Someone nominate them for an award – they are going after LEED Silver in Canada as a performing arts venue.
Thanks Dominic – I’m looking forward to hearing Harry Manx at the West End Cultural Centre on October 27. Tickets are available through the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store. You’ll notice that I said that the Harry Manx concert is through the Winnipeg Folk Festival, but the performance is at the West End Cultural Centre. This is part of their revenue strategy. There are two concert spaces (one large, one small)
that are available for rent for a variety of community and public events. Creating spaces for community that are culturally relevant, smart examples of business operations, and wonderfully rich in artistic diversity. Great to see!