The Banff Centre is the preeminent venue for arts education and intellectual engagement in the Bow Valley. This month, the centre is hosting a number of talks and performances from world-class speakers and musicians, a treat for anyone who finds themselves in the Banff or Canmore area over the coming weeks.
On September 14, the Leading Idea Speaker Series welcomes legendary Canadian playwright Tomson Highway and Maori author Witi Ihimaera for an evening of dialogue and storytelling exploring issues of aboriginal identity. The talk is part of the centre’s ongoing series of readings and spoken word performances from indigenous writers. Admission is by donation.
Harry Potter fans take note: on September 18, distinguished mathematician and public intellectual Gunther Uhlmann will give a public talk on the mathematical mysteries of Harry Potter’s cloak. It sounds like a dry topic, but you can bet the Uhlmann will bring to it his trademark wit and charisma. Admission is by donation.
On the afternoon of Saturday, September 21 the Banff Centre’s outdoor stage will host singer-songwriters Serena Ryder and Adam Cohen (son of poet and musician Leonard Cohen) for a Performance in the Park. Tickets are $35.
On September 28, prolific Canadian film and stage actor Christopher Plummer presents an evening of Shakespeare in Word and Music at the Eric Harvie Theatre. Plummer will recite excerpts from the bard’s most famous plays to the accompaniment of orchestral music. Tickets are $75.
For guests of the Econolodge Canmore, the Banff Centre is just a 20-minute drive away. If you’re seeking comfortable and affordable accommodations in the Banff-Canmore area, look no further than our spacious rooms and suites.