We have a wide variety of skills to offer our clients. We're not just a singular type of company. We have people behind the scenes that are working hard to get things done and to get it done right. People is the most important part of what Left Right Minds offers. Oh, and we also have a few pugs that help out in many ways.
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We are a Drupal shop. Drupal is one of the most amazing content management systems currently in the open source market. We use it to do pretty much everything. It is scalable, extensible, flexible, and bends to our will. Every site we develop is built on this solid platform.
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We are excited to be a part of the Canadian performing arts community and offer artist management services for a roster of five fabulous and eclectic arts groups. Our artists are Vancouver-based performers who perform locally and tour in British Columbia, Canada and internationally. Combined with our web skills, our solutions are a fully realized experience.
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We work with clients over the long term. We don't like to develop solutions and then disappear. We work and plan over for the long haul and create a legacy plan with our clients. For shorter term projects, we provide an intense and complete service to make sure you're up and running quicker and faster.
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Working with companies, charities, and festivals excites us. We love to get things done and invite people to come and enjoy the events we help to produce. Getting people together and making sure they are having a good time makes us smile and our clients too.
The Left and The Right Blog
Below are a few of the mentions of things we are doing, what our clients are doing, or anything else we think is important.
There are only a couple of weeks left until the Neanderthal Arts Festival. I can't believe it is so close now. We started this process last fall and it is almost here! Here is the latest press release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEANDERTHAL ARTS THEATRE FESTIVAL: Theatre Festival More Fun Than Play With Rocks
JULY 9 2010 AD – VANCOUVER – You thought theatre extinct like Neanderthal. Theatre not extinct. Neanderthal not extinct! Me show you what extinct. Listen now human. Or me crush skull.
Humans come Neanderthal Arts Theatre Festival July 21 - August 1, 2010 Cultch Theatre in East Vancouver. Look 6 one-act plays. Four plays by local humans.
Two plays by far away human tribes. That not all. Upintheair present Walking Fish Festival as part of Neanderthal Festival. Five short plays by new human artists.
“Festival good time for humans,” say Neanderthal Consultant Og Ra. “Make laugh. Make think. More fun than play with rocks all day.”
Tell friends, Og say. “More good: all bring spear and bear not come in!”
The Spanish-language edition of Terry Gould's Murder Without Borders: Dying for the Story in the World's Most Dangerous Places (2009, Random House Canada) will be published in Spain on September 7, 2010, by the Spanish publishing house Los Libros del Lince.
On May 27, Murder Without Borders won its third major kudo.
Winner of the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award for Best Non-fiction book of 2009.
In the United States, the book is published as Marked for Death: Dying for the Story in the World's Most Dangerous Places (2009, Counterpoint Press).
"A book of love and passion. The portraits of slain journalists who reported from the world’s most dangerous places are unquestionably tragic, but this book is uplifting and even inspiring. Through his meticulous reporting and his compassionate storytelling, Gould performs a small miracle, a literary resurrection, allowing journalists so cruelly killed to tell their own stories completely and honestly. In an age when journalism is threatened by economic collapse and deep public cynicism, Gould’s book reminds us that journalism can be beautiful and meaningful and that its power to combat injustice so great that some journalists around the world are willing to give their lives to tell the truth.”
--Joel Simon, Executive Director of the Committee to Protect Journalists
"Terry Gould has made all of [these journalists] more than mere statistics. By digging so deeply into their lives, he has not only memorialized them but has helped us understand their martyrdom." --Columbia Journalism Review
"Terry Gould has done an enormous service to journalists everywhere with this macabre collection of murders most foul.... Fathoms why these individuals came to be martyrs."
I suppose it is fitting to say something about the new site. The first thing is, we're not done yet.
But enough about technology. Here is our official message:
What a year it's been! We've launched new sites, worked with new clients, sent artists on tours, produced several shows here in Vancouver and continued our work with Plank Magazine. For 2010, we're excited to announce that we will be co-producing a new summer theatre festival at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre... we'll be looking for volunteers and donations in the new year!
But now it's holiday time and Left Right Minds will be closed from December 23, 2009 until January 4, 2010. We'll be checking our e-mail but if you need to reach us, the best way is by cellphone (Shane Birley 778.386.7220 or Allyson McGrane 604.671.0890).We hope you've all had a lovely 2009 and we are looking forward to working with you in 2010!
That about does it for me at this point. I am off to ready myself for more Christmas excitement and finish up a few things before a well deserved break. I wasn't able to get back to everyone today but if you have any emergencies, don't hesitate to drop me an e-mail.
Left Right Minds is closed for the holidays from December 24th, 2009 to January 4th, 2010. We'll be checking our email but if you need to reach us in case of emergency, please call Shane Birley at (778) 386-7220 or Allyson McGrane at (604) 671-0890. Thanks and happy holidays!