Jun 21


12:30 - 2:00pm


Richmond City Hall, Richmond, BC, Canada

11:45am – Performance by The Nakajima Duo
12:30pm – TALK + ART ACTIVITY: Our Home and Native Bumblebees by Madame Beespeaker (Lori Weidenhammer)
Food Truck – Meet 2 Eat

Join Lori Weidenhammer, a.k.a. Madame Beespeaker, as she talks about the benefits of planting native flowers in your gardens for wild bees, especially our beloved local bumblebees. Get your creative juices flowing by drawing zen doodle bees and join the conversation on how we can make the world a better place for the insects that pollinate many of the plants that give us food, medicine and beauty.

Drop in visitors welcome.
Rain or shine event.

Lori Weidenhammer Biography

Lori Weidenhammer is a Vancouver-based artist and educator originally from Cactus Lake, Saskatchewan. It is in this place, bordered by wheat fields and wild prairie, that she first became enchanted with bees. She is the author of a book called Victory Gardens for Bees: A DIY Guide to Saving the Bees published by Douglas and MacIntyre. She appears as the persona Madame Beespeaker, practicing the tradition of “telling the bees”.

Lori works with students of all ages on eating locally and gardening for pollinators. On occasion, she likes to dress up in silly costumes and talk to bees.

The Nakajima Duo Biography

The Nakajima Duo performs a wide range of traditional and modern Brazilian music genres. They draw their influence from the sentimental Choro and Samba music that began in Rio de Janeiro in the early 1900’s and the folk music from the North East of Brazil called Forro. They also seek inspiration from modern compositions by the likes of Egberto Gismonte, Marco Perriera and Hermeto Pascoal. While respecting the tradition, Nakajima Duo is always trying to push the boundaries of the music by fusing modern elements of collective improvisation and composition. They have been performing together since 2010 with Yuji Nakajima on Guitar and Liam MacDonald on Percussion-Set. Their Debut album has been released in November 2014. Nakajima Duo performed at Vancouver jazz festival 2014.