Spring Festival

The Spring Festival, presented by the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS), brings a myriad of events to campus, and several take place throughout the city of Kelowna. Many events are free and all are open to the public.

The festival events covers the spectrum of artistic endeavors by students and faculty members including guest performances and student work in original stage plays, urban dance, and ballet. As well, there are exhibitions of creative writing, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, short films and public arts.

FCCS Faculty and students organizes numerous events each year, and this festival helps by bringing everything we do under one roof.


Upcoming Events

Kelowna will be a hub of activity during this year’s festival, stay tuned for events for 2020.

Past Events

List of Events:

Tuesday, April 3 Points of View – screening of documentary shorts

University Theatre, ADM 026, 1138 Alumni Ave, UBC Okanagan Campus, Kelowna | 4-6pm
Join us for a series of short documentary films produced by students in third year Documentary Production (VISA 371).
For more information contact:  denise.kenney@ubc.ca

Tuesday, April 3 Readings by Creative Writing Students
Milkcrate Records, 527 LKawrence Ave | 7pm

Thursday, April 5 – Sunday, April 8 | Here and Now – The only way to fly is to stand still! 

University Theatre, ADM 026, 1138 Alumni Ave, UBCO Campus, Kelowna | April 5-7 @7pm, and April 7 & 8 @ 2pm
A show created by UBCO performance students about the art of living in your own story. An evening of movement, music, poetry and small (but wide) moments. This show is suitable for all ages. Tickets $5 at the door or contact Denise Kenney: denise.kenney@ubc.ca

Friday, April 6 | Truth or Consequences

Black Box Theatre, 1375 Water St, Kelowna | 7pm both nights, plus a 2pm showing on April 8
An interactive performance; come play a game about the power of lies, the hidden truth in the stories we share, and the freedom in accepting consequences.
Book online through Eventbrite.com

Thursday, April 12 | Eco Art Incubator Double Bill
Living Building: The Ethel Lane House (Denise Knney) and Daylighting the Classroom (Shimshon Obadia)

Innovation Theatre, Innovation Centre, 460 Doyle Ave, Kelowna | 7-9pm
Imagine a building designed to function like a flower! Imagine a classroom designed by nature and the determination of middle school students! Two documentaries; two inspiring stories.
Tickets by donation at the door, or contact: denise.kenney@ubc.ca

Thursday, April 12 to Tuesday, April 24 | 20 Twenty – 2018 BFA Graduation Exhibition

Creative and Critical Studies Building, 1148 Research Rd, Kelowna | daily 10am-4pm; Thursday & Friday 10am-8pm
Closing Reception: Saturday, April 21 | 7-10pm
This exhibition showcases work by 4th year visual arts students and 4th year interdisciplinary performance students.

Wednesday, April 18 to Saturday, April 21Traces: An Audio-Conscious Exploration of Memory, Boarders & Space

702 Bernard Ave, Kelowna | Showings every 30 mins, 6-9pm
Traces is a performance that explores the memories of another through audio immersive story-telling.
Tickets are by donation to the Central Okanagan Elizabeth Fry Society. Book times online 

Saturday April 21 | Creative Days Tour of the BFA Year-End Graduation Exhibition

Creative and Critical Studies Building, 1148 Research Rd, Kelowna | 10am-12pm
Attend a free tour to view and discuss the best works of our graduating visual arts and performance students.
RSVP to: briar.craig@ubc.ca

Sunday, April 28 Pony Cabaret

Black Box Theatre, 1375 Water St, Kelowna | Doors open at 7:30pm, Cabaret at 8pm, dance afterparty 10pm-midnight.
The third annual Pony cabaret features some of Kelowna’s sassiest performers. Hosted by Cookie, showcasing a variety of talent from comics, burlesque, spoken word, and music-makers. All proceeds go to LPRC.
Tickets at the door: Students $10, Adults $10 or pay what you can

Monday, April 30 3rd Annual Student Okanagan Film Festival

Mary Irwin Theatre, Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue, Kelowna | 7pm
SOFF continues a tradition of celebrating emerging student filmmakers of the Okanagan Valley, and will showcase short films from a wide range of genres including mini-documentary, experimental, music videos, animation, and much more!
Admission: By Donation