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Anvil Centre is home to vibrant community and international programs, including dance, music, theatrical performances, arts and crafts programs for all ages, artist’s talks, film screenings, gallery tours and openings, and cultural festivals.

Anvil Centre is a vibrant gathering space and boutique conference centre conveniently located in the heart of the City of New Westminster. This community destination hosts a wide range of events, arts and cultural activities and programs.

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12 Events in July

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Circuit Makers

(9 to 12)

Learn programming and circuitry basics with creativity in mind using Little Bits modular robotics. Kids will create moving, beeping and blinking works of art. This workshop will cover planning and hand skills used in building a robotic work of art, block coding and building a robot.

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Girls in Technology

(7 to 12)

Engage with history, science, technology and art through a female point-of-view. This unique workshop is one in an ongoing series that will focus on a different female historical figure every session who has changed the world and create imaginative activities that celebrates her contribution. Girls who take this workshop will find support, mentorship and a creative outlet using cutting-edge technology.

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Casual Coding

(19+)

Join New Media Gallery and the Arts Council of New Westminster for a night of creating sociable, generative art. Sit down, have a beverage, talk, learn coding and watch generative art being created displayed and projected throughout the room as it is created. Your art will be created using the collaborative program P5Live. You can jam on beginner, intermediate and pro sketches to make live generative artwork. All levels of experience and participation are welcome whether you want to focus on coding or socialize with a creative bunch of people and watch art being created. Bring your own laptop or contact (education@newmediagallery.ca) to borrow one from our limited supply. Centennial Lodge Queen's Park New Westminster, BC V3L 1L7 Register: casual-coding-qpaf.eventbrite.com

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Saving Our Stones: Cemetery Tour & Cleaning Best Practices

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Are you interested in helping to preserve the City’s grave markers in Fraser Cemetery? Join Archie Miller from A Sense of History Research Services Inc. as he leads a virtual tour about the history of Fraser Cemetery and individual gravestones, then join our experienced staff as they lead a tutorial outlining how to clean gravestones using best practices.

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YogaLates

(16+)

Combine the core strengthening and toning of Pilates, with yoga poses to open the mind and body. A great accompaniment to Yoga Basic Back Care, take your core strengthening further while still moving at your own pace. Explore the similarities and differences of these two disciplines, and how they can benefit you. Move mindfully beginners welcome. Please bring a yoga mat.

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Saving Our Stones: Cemetery Preservation Project

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Spend time outside connecting to nature and your community by helping to preserve the City’s grave markers. Under the guidance of museum staff, local groups and individuals are invited to volunteer their time to clean gravestones using best practices. This is a unique way for the community to work together and show respect to those who came before them. Please meet at the main office located at 100 Richmond Street. Registration required.

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Edit Video with DaVinci Resolve

(18+)

This intensive workshop will cover editing fundamentals using powerful Davinci Resolve software. Learn the basics of editing and expand your knowledge into colour grading, VFX, and sound editing. Be creative in your editing and explore different narrative techniques that can enhance your filmmaking.

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Yoga Basic Back Care

(16+)

Work through poses that help to tone and strengthen the lower back and core while developing a more full range of motion throughout your joints. Move through your comfortable range of motion and discover the possibility of going beyond. Please bring your own yoga mat

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Parent & Baby Yoga

(10mos)

Begin with a Baby Yoga Flow that supports your baby's developing systems and move into a Parent's Yoga Flow which opens areas of the body that often experience repetitive strain while caring for an infant. Each class includes pranayama and core strengthening sequences. Please bring a yoga mat and blanket.

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Arts + Tech PLAYlist

(7 to 10)

Join our PLAYLIST series of Arts and Tech workshops, where kids will explore a different type of technology in every class. The point of this series is to explore and have fun while an expert instructor helps you learn how to create amazing works of art and invention!. We will explore Video, Music, 3D Modeling + Printing, Robotics, Coding and Animation.

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Parent & Baby Yoga

(10mos)

Begin with a Baby Yoga Flow that supports your baby's developing systems and move into a Parent's Yoga Flow which opens areas of the body that often experience repetitive strain while caring for an infant. Each class includes pranayama and core strengthening sequences. Please bring a yoga mat and blanket.

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Prototyping for Screens and Print

(16+)

Learn the basics of User Experience design and create prototyping layouts for the web, interactive art and print. Explore how time based and experiential artwork can be used to ask questions, present ideas or just be silly and fun. Participants will learn how to use Figma to create interactive events and animation. Computers provided.. You can create a free account and download Figma before the class. https://www.figma.com/pricing/

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Book a Cultural Space

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  • Room Specs

Anvil Centre’s cultural studios are top-of-the-line professional studio spaces that offer quality settings for visual, performing, applied, sound and new media arts.

They are available for workshops, lectures, screenings and rehearsals.

Anvil Centre also offers a professionally outfitted, acoustically insulated music practice room. All cultural studios and the music practice room can be rented at affordable prices.

For more information or to request a booking, please contact studiobookings@anvilcentre.ca or call 604.527.4640.

  • Community Rentals
  • Commercial/Private Rentals
Room Name
Cultural Studios
Partitioned Cultural Studios
Dance Studio
Meeting Room
Music Practice Room
Meeting
$17.30/hr
$8.70/hr
N/A
$17.30/hr
N/A
Activity
$34.50/hr
$17.30/hr
$34.50/hr
$34.50/hr
$5.55/hr
Room Name
Cultural Studios
Partitioned Cultural Studios
Dance Studio
Meeting Room
Music Practice Room
Meeting & Activity
$105.00/hr
$52.00/hr
$34.50/hr
$105.00/hr
$15.90/hr
  • Community Rentals means events, services and/or meetings organized and implemented by individuals or non-profit New Westminster organizations whose primary objective is to support or to actively engage in activities of public interest without commercial purpose.
  • These rates do not apply to corporate events and conferences.
  • Additional staff charges apply for rentals occurring when the building is closed to the public.
  • Cultural Studio 411 (East & West)

  • Cultural Studio 411A (East)

  • Cultural Studio 411B (West)

  • Cultural Studio 413 (East & West)

  • Cultural Studio 413A (East)

  • Cultural Studio 413B (West)

  • Studio 415 (Dance Studio)

  • Cultural Studio 417

  • Music Practice Room 412

Cultural Studio 411 (East & West)
  • 1056 Square Feet
  • 24’ X 44’
  • Maximum 80 Theatre Style
  • Maximum 55 Classroom Style
  • Features utility sink and counter, natural light, linoleum floor, adjustable temperature 19-23 degrees
  • Suitable for cultural activities and programs such as painting, drawing, crafts, workshops, rehearsals, meetings, seminars, lectures
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Cultural Studio 411A (East)
  • 528 Square Feet
  • 24’ X 22’
  • Maximum 45 Theatre Style
  • Maximum 27 Classroom Style
  • Features utility sink and counter, natural light, linoleum floor, adjustable temperature 19-23 degrees,
  • Suitable for cultural activities and programs such as painting, drawing, crafts, workshops, rehearsals, meetings, seminars, lectures
Download Floor Plan
Cultural Studio 411B (West)
  • 528 Square Feet
  • 24’ X 22’
  • Maximum 45 Theatre Style
  • Maximum 27 Classroom Style
  • Features utility sink and counter, natural light, linoleum floor, adjustable temperature 19-23 degrees
  • Suitable for cultural activities and programs such as painting, drawing, crafts, workshops, rehearsals, meetings, seminars, lectures
Download Floor Plan
Cultural Studio 413 (East & West)
  • 1104 Square Feet
  • 24’ X 46’
  • Maximum 80 Theatre Style
  • Maximum 55 Classroom Style
  • Features utility sink and counter, natural light, linoleum floor, adjustable temperature 19-23 degrees
  • Suitable for cultural activities and programs such as painting, drawing, crafts, workshops, rehearsals, meetings, seminars, lectures
Download Floor Plan
Cultural Studio 413A (East)
  • 552 Square Feet
  • 24’ X 23’
  • Maximum 45 Theatre Style
  • Maximum 27 Classroom Style
  • Features utility sink and counter, natural light, linoleum floor, adjustable temperature 19-23 degrees
  • Suitable for cultural activities and programs such as painting, drawing, crafts, workshops, rehearsals, meetings, seminars, lectures
Download Floor Plan
Cultural Studio 413B (West)
  • 552 Square Feet
  • 24’ X 23’
  • Maximum 45 Theatre Style
  • Maximum 27 Classroom Style
  • Features utility sink and counter, natural light, linoleum floor, adjustable temperature 19-23 degrees
  • Suitable for cultural activities and programs such as painting, drawing, crafts, workshops, rehearsals, meetings, seminars, lectures
Download Floor Plan
Studio 415 (Dance Studio)
  • 900 Square Feet
  • 36’ X 25’
  • Permanent stereo system w/MP3 hookup, floor to ceiling mirrors along two walls, natural light, ballet barres along two walls appropriate for adults and children, sprung floor with hardwood surface, adjustable temperature 19-23 degrees
  • Suitable for dance rehearsals, classes and practice
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Cultural Studio 417
  • 884 Square Feet
  • 34’ X 26’
  • Maximum 45 Theatre Style
  • Maximum 36 Classroom Style
  • Features natural light, carpeted floor, 60” television and audio, adjustable temperature 19-23 degrees
  • Suitable for cultural activities and programs such as lectures, workshops, meetings and seminars
Download Floor Plan
Music Practice Room 412
  • 60 square feet
  • Maximum 4 individuals (depending on instruments)
  • Upright piano
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