Time to Get Creative!

This March Break, White Oaks Mall has partnered with The London Arts Council to bring a variety of activities to enjoy during the week. Help Tokitae the Whale get home by contributing to Melanie Schambach’s participatory mural, experience live music, and be amazed by the Break Beat ro-Botz. Check the schedule below so you don’t miss your favourite.

HELP BRING TOKITAE THE WHALE HOME …

Tuesday, March 12
from 12pm to 4pm in the Bradley Court

Across cultures and time, whales have been considered messengers of warnings and signs of changes happening in nature. Today, in a time of worrying unbalance in the sea, whales have been communicating with humans through dreams, song, and action.

A PARTICIPATORY MOBILE MURAL began its journey… 7feet tall and 22feet long, the painting has been traveling from North to South, East to West, in Turtle Island. Miami (FL), Sacramento (CA), San Juan Islands (WA), Penn Cove (WA), and New York (NY). On Tuesday March 12 you and your family can help finish this magnificent mural and help send Tokitae home.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Melanie is a social artist known for her participatory murals. She invites individuals, communities, and institutions to work together on specific social issues by creating public art through collaboration. With a BFA in visual arts and other trainings in arts therapeutics, she has engaged more than 2000 people in creating murals, and facilitated more than 1000 workshops on creativity, belonging and self-discovery. 

VISIT THE LITTLE PRINT SHOP

Wednesday, March 13
from 12pm to 4pm in the Bradley Court

Jen Hamilton is an artist and educator specializing in print making. Artistically, Jen specializes in making complex processes into doable every day activities. On Wednesday March 13 Jen will set up a ‘little print shop’ where people can learn how to make their own unique hand press cards and posters.

BREAK BEAT RO-BOTZ & INVISIBLE WORLDS

Wednesday, March 13
from 12pm to 4pm in the Bradley Court

Jim Han is a founding member of Ill at Will dance crew. Their dance is called Breakin’, or B-boying / B-girling, but it’s also known as breakdancing. Ill at Will has deep roots in the London Community. For over a decade they have been teaching people of all ages about the values of respect and confidence that permeate Hip Hop culture. On Wednesday March 13 Jim and one of his crew will transform themselves into Break Beat ro-Botz. Watch in bewilderment as they move to the groove of a beat that is too high for humans. Follow them as they slide glide in super slow motion from another time and space.

Thursday, March 14th 
from 12pm to 4pm throughout the mall

Dan is an actor, playwright, mime, clown, singer and educator. With over 30 years of performance experience, his recent works include: 2016-17’s In This Corner (playwright and actor), a one-man show about Tommy Douglas. On Thursday March 14, Dan will suit up and play his infamous mime character Zero the Clown. Watch in amusement as Zero brings to life an invisible world – one brought to life by your imagination.

LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCES

Richard Gracious ~ Tuesday, March 12th
From 12pm – 2pm in the Hudson’s Bay Court

Michael Trudgen ~ Tuesday, March 12th
From 2pm – 4pm in the Hudson’s Bay Court

Mary Ashton ~ Wednesday, March 13th
From 12pm – 2pm in the Hudson’s Bay Court

 

Frank Ridsdale ~ Wednesday, March 13th
From 12pm – 2pm in the Hudson’s Bay Court

Connor Morand ~ Thursday, March 14th
From 2pm – 4pm in the Hudson’s Bay Court