January 14 Public Meeting: Community Proposal to Save the Khyber Building Going to Council

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**MEDIA ADVISORY**

K’JIPUKTUK (HALIFAX) January 12, 2014

Public Meeting: 

Community Proposal to Save the Khyber Building Going to Council

What: Members of the press are invited to a presentation of a plan submitted to regional council for a revitalized Khyber Building. Over the past year Friends of the Khyber (FoK) and The Khyber Centre for the Arts have worked with respected and knowledgeable arts partners, architects, engineers and real estate specialists to develop a viable plan to save the Khyber Building at 1588 Barrington Street. Regional Council will consider the plan within the coming weeks.

When: Thursday January 14th, 7pm

Where: Halifax North Memorial Library (2285 Gottingen St, Halifax)

Who: Friends of the Khyber will be joined by the following speakers:

Joel Plaskett, Dartmouth-based musician and producer

Robin Metcalfe, long-time queer activist and current Director/Curator for the Saint  Mary’s University Art Gallery

Emily Davidson, queer, feminist artist, whose work was exhibited at The Khyber Centre for the Arts.

Friends of the Khyber is a collection of individuals who are organizing to champion and defend the rich history and significance of 1588 Barrington Street. We believe that Halifax deserves a cultural and creative hub in a publicly accessible, community owned and operated Khyber Building.

Visit http://friendsofthekhyber.org/ for more information.

Contact:

Emily Davidson

Friend of the Khyber

m. 902.422.1405

emily@allcapsdesign.com

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