Last summer we came together to save our beloved Khyber Building.
The campaign brought together musicians, visual artists, theatre people, members of the queer community and Haligonians who are passionate about heritage and reviving our downtown core.
It was magical.
Right now, a group comprised of all of the above are working on a plan for a viable (and yes, still weird) arts and community hub located at 1588 Barrington Street. We will present this plan to Halifax Regional Council in October of 2015.
Join us this year for the Summer of the Khyber! (#sotk2015)
In preparation for this next council vote Friends of the Khyber has officially declared the summer of 2015 to be “The Summer of the Khyber” #sotk2015
Everyone can participate in the Summer of the Khyber:
our new “FRIEND OF THE KHYBER: We support arts, culture, community and heritage at 1588 Barrington Street” poster in the window of your business or home. Take a picture and post it to #sotk2015 on Twitter and Facebook. (Print out the e-file or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will bring one to your business or group!)
an “I Met My Love Down at the Khyber” Joel Plaskett tour shirt (and post those pictures too!): http://newscotlandclothing.ca/products/joel-plaskett-new-scotland-khyber-tee-100-canadian-made?variant=2569490755
(*All proceeds go to the Khyber Building Fund).
Show your Khyber Pride…
during the Halifax Pride Parade, July 25. Join us in front of the Khyber Building to watch the Parade and show our support for this historic queer site. All Khyber lovers (LGBTQIA+ and allies), especially anyone with a connection to the Turrett, welcome.
*Meet-up time TBA. Get in touch if you’d like to march in the Parade and hand out Khyber swag.
It’s not a victory until the doors of the Khyber are once again open to the public! Together, we can make that happen.
We look forward to spending this Summer of the Khyber with all of you.
If you have any additional ideas for #sotk2015 please email us at email@example.com.