HOLD FAST 2016 Full Schedule
HOLD FAST Festival Launch
St. John’s premier of Bugs, a film by Life of a Craphead
Quidi Vidi Brewery, 35 Barrows Rd
Thursday, August 18th, 8-11:30pm
Bugs screening at 9pm
Minors allowed until 10pm
Sponsored by Quidi Vidi Brewery
Free entry + cash bar
HOLD FAST sets sail just after sunset at Quidi Vidi Brewery. We’re delighted this year to launch the festival with a screening of Bugs, the first feature length film by critically-acclaimed performance art duo Life of a Craphead. Q & A to follow. A summer night to remember in the Gut.
Festival Launch Afterparty
Inn of Olde, 67 Quidi Vidi Village Rd
Thursday, August 18th, 12-2am
HOLD FAST is here! Celebrate at the best kept secret in town. Make sure to tip Linda.
Fancy Artist Talks
Eastern Edge Gallery, 72 Harbour Drive
Friday, August 19th, 7-11pm
w/ host Jason Penney
Sponsored by Third Place Tonic
Free entry + cash bar
A festival favourite. Hosted by St. John’s artist Jason Penney, each HOLD FAST featured artist gives a fast-paced, 15-minute presentation of their art practice. Have fun, learn about award-winning art projects, and schmooze on the scene. Don’t miss it!
With talks by:
Jonathan Green (AB + NL)
Nadège Grebmeier Forget (QC)
Kailey Bryan + Pepa Chan (NL)
Walter Scott (ON)
Life of a Craphead (ON)
HOLD FAST @ The Ship
The Ship Pub, 265 Duckworth St
Saturday, August 20th, 11:30pm-2am
Sponsored by The Ship Pub
$10 at the door ($5 with presentation of a full Stamp Card)
The Art Crawl culminates at the infamous Ship Pub. This year’s art journey across our city by the sea ends in a swirl of electronic dark wave beats, a heart-stopping sing along, and wild klezmer dance party. Show your full Stamp Card (it’s in your program!) and get $5 off at the door.
Vocal X Choir performs the Hip’s Nautical Disaster
Farewell Coffee + Tea
Orbit Room (main floor), Rocket Bakery & Fresh Foods, 272 Water St
Sunday, August 21st, 11am-1pm
Sponsored by Rocket Bakery & Fresh Foods
Sunday morning. Roll out of bed for hot coffee with friends, old and new. Grab the final edition of Boatshoes before you head home, pile in the car, or board a plane. Take a well earned nap, my treasure. Until next year!