Myth is the public dream, and dream is the private myth. Joseph Campbell
During the Olympics we wrote about the Public Dreams Society in relation to Lunar Fest 2010. As you will see in the following video, the Public Dreams Society has been creating opportunities to experience magical events in the Lower Mainland for the past 25 years. If you have not attended at least one of their events – or at least stumbled upon their performers in some fashion – well we just don’t know what you’ve been doing with yourself for the past few decades.
With the end of October fast approaching, you can catch up on past lost opportunities by attending their Parade of the Lost Souls: Secret Souls Walk – an annual event held on the closest Saturday to Halloween. The festivities will be more limited due to a dramatic reduction in funding; however, the society is determined to return to their roots and put on a community-based event with participation from local residents.
This year the event will take place at a secret location. To discover the location, you can attend an interactive celebration at the Britannia Community Centre on Saturday, October 30th between 5:00 PM and 9:00 Pm, or check out the society’s Facebook page. A series of workshops will also take place in preparation for the event.
The Society has shared the following information about the event:
Come in costume, and in character! Bring a flashlight, and your imagination — we’ll be telling this story together. Residents in the area have been invited to transform their homes in order to set the stage with our artists. Public Dreams will be hosting an interactive celebration at Britannia Community Centre, between 5pm and 9pm. Start there to discover the location of the walks, or join us here on facebook, to receive insider tips! Please remember, this event is a community collaboration – it wouldn’t happen without you! We’re looking for benevolent souls to assist with set décor, performers, and puppeteers. We also need kindly souls to help with the route, info tents, setup and tear down.
Your involvement counts!
What do you think about this topic? Have you had the opportunity to attend a Public Dreams Society event? Please leave a comment using the comment function below or by visiting our Facebook page. We would love to hear from you!
Public Dreams Society website
Photos from the society’s 25th birthday bash shows you just what kind of creative and fun people their events attract!
The Public Dreams Society photo page on Flickr
Parade of the Lost Souls photos on Flickr
A collection of posters from past events. See how busy they have been.