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Radar: NXNE Interactive, The Edward Bond Festival, Royal and Other British Commemoratives, Cages of Shame

MEDIA | NXNE Interactive
Filmmakers, producers, techies, musicians and social media mavens all come out for NXNE Interactive, a workshop panel that launches a series of instructional discussions today. Four workshops will run simultaneously today with topics including marketing, social media, photography and tech. Presenters include the likes of music maven Bernie Finkelstein, film producer Avi Federgreen, Fucked Up singer Damian Abraham and popular blogger Casie Stewart. Over 80 presentations will be featured at NXNEi with something for everyone interested in advancing their business skills and getting interactive with their own kind.
Hyatt Regency Toronto (370 King Street West) 10AM

THEATRE | The Edward Bond Festival
English playwright Edward Bond's work is divided into eleven encounters and presented at this special festival to honour his work. This four-part festival features a symposium, an interactive workshop of Bond's Have I None, a reading series and a student showcase of The Bundle featuring the students of Ryerson Theatre School. With Bond present at the 9-day festival and participating in a discussion with British director Chris Cooper, theatre artists will be able to interact with the playwright while developing their own dramaturgical skills and learning about the evolution of an artist by investigating his body of work.
Various locations 7PM prices may vary

LECTURE | Royal and Other British Commemoratives
Toronto's pottery museum catches British fever with its summer exhibit Rule Brittania, which features lecture series and collections that include Royal commemorative pieces. Royal and Other British Commemoratives is a lecture that takes place at the Gardiner Museum tonight, looking at the trend in pottery that began after Restoration in 1661, when Royals began to appear on decorative plates. Interim Chief Curator Dr. Peter Kaellgren will speak about the rise of Royal commemorative pottery in Britain and their reflection of the period and culture over tea with attendees.
Gardiner Museum (111 Queen's Park) 3PM $25

FILM | Cages of Shame
A profile of animal rescuer Jill Robinson, Cages of Shame follows the journey of activists as they liberate moon bears from a Chinese bear bile farm. Martin Guinness' award-winning film that has been heralded by the Humane Society premieres at the Yonge-Dundas Square AMC Theatre tonight and will feature a talk with animal rights photographer Jo-Anne McArthur, who was present during the liberation. Alice Ng of Animals Asia Foundation will also be present to give updates on the animals that were rescued. Support animal rights awareness at this event (and buy a vegan baked good while you're at it, too).
AMC Theatres (10 Dundas Street East) 7:30PM $10 suggested donation

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