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The Guelph Festival of Moving Media (GFOMM) takes place in a variety of downtown Guelph venues, on the weekend of November 5 to 7, 2010.

GFOMM features films and videos that offer a global perspective and provide a broader viewpoint on day-to-day events than normally covered in the news media. The 2010 festival includes dozens of documentaries, two collections of animated shorts for children, and panel discussions.

GFOMM’s goal is to serve as a catalyst towards increasing community understanding of the world and its diversity. In the 1980s, GFOMM ran for seven consecutive years, drawing large audiences to its unique mix of international feature films and documentaries. After a 13-year hiatus, the festival was revived in 2003 by the Guelph International Resource Centre (girc.org), a 30 year-old non-profit, non-governmental organization that educates Canadians about global issues as well as their local links. The festival gratefully acknowledges the support of Ontario Arts Council.

For more on GFOMM, visit the  festival’s website www.festivalofmovingmedia.ca.

Catch Rob Case and Bill Barrett from GIRC talking about the program for the 2010 Guelph Festival of Moving Media on CFRU93.3fm ‘s Royal City Rag on Saturday October 23 between 8-9 a.m.

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In the first hour on May 8 we welcomed Rob Case from local non-profit organisation Guelph International Resource Centre (GIRC) back to the show.

GIRC is celebrating its 30th anniversarythis year. GIRC’s mission is to increase community awareness of global issues, including their local aspects, while encouraging action to promote a just and sustainable future.

For the past 10 years GIRC have been promoting the use of rain barrels to aid in water conservation. GIRC had their first Rain Barrel Sale of the season on Saturday at Planet Bean on Grange. They have another two sales planned for later this month; Saturday May 15 from 10. 00 a.m-1.00 p.m. at the West End Recreation Centre and Wednesday May 19 from 5.00-8.00 p.m. at the Stone Store, 14 Commercial Street, Guelph.

Barrels for these sales are being assembled by volunteers from Parkwood Gardens Neighbourhood Group. Proceeds from the sales will support the services and events the neighbourhood group provides to its community, as well as the various non-profit initiatives of the Guelph International Resource Centre including the Guelph Festival of Moving Media taking place in November.

GIRC rain barrels are durable, locally made from used food import barrels and available in three colours. They are easy to maintain, repair and customize. A 220 litre rain barrel is only $60 (while supplies last, Visa and Mastercard accepted). You can pre-order your rain barrels HERE.

Listen to Hour 1:

In the second hour of the show, our culture vulture, Marie Zimmerman (currently executive director of the Hillside Festival), was back in the studio for a relaxed chat about the arts focusing on three of the summer festivals the area has to offer; The Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival (June 3-6), Hillside Festival (July 23-25) and Eden Mills Writers Festival (September 19). We also had an apportunity to play some music from the headliners at this year’s Hillside. Check it out.

Listen to Hour 2:

Music:
Buddy Guy, Ain’t No Sunshine from Bring Em’ In
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings from Let’s Frolic
Stephen Fearing, Yellowjacket from Yellowjacket
James Gordon, I’ve Come Along from My Stars Your Eyes
Neko Case, Buckets Of Rain from Live From Austin Texas
Dom Amero, Life Gets Better from Deepening
Sarah Harmer, Escarpment Blues from I’m A Mountain
Gord Downie And The Country Of Miracles, The Grand Bounce from The Grand Bounce
Calexico, Two Silver Trees from Carried To Dust
Los Lobos, Hearts Of Stone from Good Morning Aztlan

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Royal City Rag will be back on CFRU 93.3fm this coming Saturday, May 8 from 7-9 a.m.

In the first hour we will be welcoming Rob Case from Guelph International Resource Centre (GIRC) back to the show. GIRC have their first Rain Barrel Sale of the season, this Saturday May 8 from 10.00 a.m. – Noon at Planet Bean Cafe, Grange Plaza (259 Grange Road East, Guelph).

GIRC rain barrels are durable, locally made from used food import barrels and available in three colours. They are easy to maintain, repair and customize.  A 220 litre rain barrel is only $60 (while supplies last, Visa and Mastercard accepted). To guarantee availability, pre-order yours now HERE.

Proceeds from the rain barrel sale support the GIRC’s other initiatives, including the Guelph Festival of Moving Media taking place in November.

Staff from The Elora Centre for Environmental Excellence will also be on hand at Planet Bean from 10.00 a.m. till 4.00 p.m. to provide FREE home energy advice. Non-perishable food items will also be graciously accepted for the Grange Hill East Neighbourhood Group’s food cupboard.

There will be two other opportunities purchase a GIRC rain barrel:

  • Saturday May 15, 2010; 10:00-1:00 p.m.; at the West End Recreation Centre
  • Wednesday May 19, 2010; 5:00-8:00 p.m.; at the Stone Store, 14 Commercial Street, Guelph

In the second hour of the show we’ll welcome back to Royal City Rag our culture vulture, Marie Zimmerman (currently executive director of the Hillside Festival), for a relaxed chat about the arts focusing on three of the main summer festivals the area has to offer; The Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival (June 3-6), Hillside Festival (July 23-25) and Eden Mills Writers Festival (September 19).

As usual we’ll wrap up the whole show with some great music. You won’t want to miss it!

Royal City Rag, Saturdays 7-9 a.m. on CFRU93.3fm, Guelph’s Campus-Community Radio Station.

Remember if you don’t catch Royal City Rag live on CFRU93.3fm, you can pick it up later that day via the CFRU archive or here, on the blog, the next day.

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It was a very special Halloween edition of Royal City Rag on October 31.

In the first hour we welcomed Rob Case and Dan Evans from the Guelph International Resource Centre into the studio to discuss the Guelph Festival of Moving Media (GFOMM) taking place for the seventh consecutive year in downtown Guelph from November 5-8.

The GFOMM’s goal is to serve as a catalyst towards increasing community understanding of the world and its diversity. The festival features films and videos that offer a global perspective and provide a broader viewpoint on day-to-day events than normally covered in the news media. The 2009 festival includes dozens of documentaries, two collections of animated shorts for children, and three panel discussions.  The festival is also honoured to host two visiting directors.

Check out the programme.gfomm_gac_flyer There are some great films on offer.

In the second hour, singer-songwriter Sam Turton joined us for some Halloween music as we broadcast from Studio A, the little known basement studio at CFRU.

Sam discovered inner depths that I don’t think he had plumbed previously as a musician. His latest version of Nick Lowe’s “What’s So Funny About Peace, Love And Understanding” has to heard to be believed. He was obviously channelling a witch doctor!

In the absence of one of Royal City Rag’s regular storytellers, I tried my hand at a Guelph version of Bloody Mary. I don’t think I did a bad job but you should judge for yourselves. You’ll also get to learn the true story of legendaryCFRU radio personality Wolfman Jack.

So settle down, chill out and enjoy a scary Halloween with Royal City Rag!

Storytelling:
Bloody Mary (Pennsylvania Folk Tale)

Music:
Bob Dylan,  Beyond Here Lies Nothing from Together For Life
Kris Kristofferson, Closer To The Bone from Closer To The Bone
Yim Yames (Jim James), Behind The Locked Door from Tribute To (George Harrison)
Brenda Lewis, Peel The Grape,  http://www.myspace.com/brendalewisvocals
Mike Mucci, Sunnyside Of Guelph from Sunnyside E.P.
Alice Cooper, Hello Hurray from Billon Dollar Babies
Sam Turton, What’s So Funny About Peace, Love And Understanding? (Live/Nick Lowe)
Sam Turton, Spirits in The Graveyard (Live/Jane Lewis)
Sam Turton, Long Black Veil (Live/Danny Dill and Marijohn Wilkin, The Band’s version)
Sam Turton, On Your Dyin’ Day (Live/Sam Turton)
Sam Turton Pumpkin Man Live/Sam Turton (Live/Sam Turton)

Listen to the show:
Part 1

Part 2

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gfomm_gac_flyerWe have a special Halloween edition of Royal City Rag planned for October 31.

In the first hour we will be welcome Rob Case and Dan Evans from the Guelph International Resource Centre into the studio to discuss the Guelph Festival of Moving Media (GFOMM) taking place for the seventh consecutive year in a variety of downtown Guelph venues from November 5-8.

GFOMM’s goal is to serve as a catalyst towards increasing community understanding of the world and its diversity. The festival features films and videos that offer a global perspective and provide a broader viewpoint on day-to-day events than normally covered in the news media.

In the second hour, singer-songwriter Sam Turton will be joining us for some Halloween music and fun as we broadcast from a dark corner of CFRU that is usually off-limits to programmers. Whoo yeah! Scary!

Royal City Rag, Saturdays 7-9 a.m. on CFRU 93.3fm in Guelph. Don’t miss it!

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In this age of machines, the Guelph Festival of Moving Media pays homage to literature with the films: We Are Wizards, A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman, Paperback Dreams, Examined Life, As Slow as Possible, 1000 Journals and The Linguists.

They aim to answer the question, “Was there a book before the movie?”

  • We Are Wizards: Examines subculture inspired by Harry Potter.
  • A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman: A look at the political history of Chile through Dorfman’s experience in Allende’s Socialist Gov’t .
  • Paperback Dreams: Two independent bookstores struggling to survive.
  • Examined Life: Fascinating walks with philosophers talking about ethics of consumption and our fixation with individualism.
  • As Slow as Possible: Philosopher Ryan Knighton preparing to relinquish the last of his eyesight, travels to East Germany to listen to a 639-year-long organ performance composed by John Cage.
  • 1000 Journals: 1000 traveling journals, passed on like chain mail. One vanished in Guelph.
  • The Linguists: Scientists race to document languages on the verge of extinction.

For more details, visit www.festivalofmovingmedia.ca

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This came in from GIRC. Feel good doing good.

Come out, get dirty, and help us build barrels!

GIRCs rainwater harvesting project gets bigger and bigger each year, and this year we are trying to sell 1000 barrels! The money raised from barrel sales go towards the Guelph International Festival of Moving Media! And let’s not forget the most important part – rain barrels reduce stress on our municipal water supply.

  • Get Your Forty Hours of Volunteer Service!
  • Help make Guelph Water-Efficient and Water-Wise!
  • Learn how to build amazing rain barrels, and get a discount on your own barrel purchase!

When: Saturday, May 24, 2008
Where: RSVP for directions (s.kornelsen@gmail.com or 519-822-3110)
Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Oh yes, there will be pizza!

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