Living Things International Arts Festival

Extraordinary Experiences for Adventurous People

January 10 – 30, 2021

What is Living Things?

In short, this is Kelowna’s International Arts Festival. It’s groundbreaking theatre, art, and performances that will leave you feeling exhilarated. These are the shows that get big cities buzzing… and they’re coming here.

Will you be there?

Introducing the


Living Things


A small but extraordinary lineup of shows, performances and experiences that inspire, entertain and provoke thought and conversation.

The 5th Annual Living Things Festival will look a little different this year.

We’re scaling back, taking some things outside, and putting together experiences that will bring together minds and emotions, if not physical bodies. A virus may stop us from gathering en masse, but it cannot stop culture!

2021 Shows + Experiences

The Collective Body

The Collective Body

How do artists connect and collaborate while living in isolation? Experience a haunting, shimmering collage of diverse bodies projected onto the windows of the Rotary Centre for the Arts, as a cascade of sound washes over visitors outside.
The Collective Body is an audio/video project that captures a moment in history while inspiring artists from across North America.

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Objects in Motion, Part 2

Objects in Motion, Part 2

Unconventional and unexpected. A selection of animated films that push narrative boundaries.
Objects in Motion spans two evenings, each with a different selection of films. Experience rare international animated short films curated from international festivals and archives by local artist, animator and UBC professor, Myron Campbell.

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The Book of My Shames (Postponed)

The Book of My Shames (Postponed)

An original solo show that’s thoughtful, raw and honest, with achingly funny turns.
Follow Canadian opera star Isaiah Bell through the challenges of growing up in a restrictive fundamentalist commune, making bad choices in men, and pursuing a life on the stage. Combining rapid-fire monologues and personal stories with an unorthodox array of music old and new, this “comic, wrenching, and personal tour-de-force” reminds us that desire, rejection, and acceptance are themes common to us all… Isaiah just does it with a bit of glitz, some operatic pathos, and a campy wink.

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2021 Living Things Arts Festival








Get Ready For An Experience Like No other.