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Events Guide: Nocturne Magic Bus

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HALIFAX – The spirit of Nocturne is access to art. This is a noble and worthy venture, but one that needs a bit of tweaking. Taking art into the street for passersby to engage with is exciting and shines a new light on the city that we love. However, the realities of building and urban infrastructure make many public and private spaces in Halifax inaccessible. This is felt at Nocturne, where we are invited into spaces, and yet not all of us can enter.

To remedy this, Accessible Nocturne was founded to promote access to Nocturne events. With the support of Councillor Dawn Sloane, this year will mark the first year that there will be a fully accessible bus chartered to tour the Nocturne sites.

Starting at the Spring Garden Public Library at 8pm, the Nocturne Magic Bus will be taking any person that has a hard time traversing the city – either by foot or by chair- on a marvelous ride. Complete with tantalizing tour guides, sultry rhythms and so many surprises the Magic Bus will bring the beauty of Nocturne to all people of all abilities.

What: A tour of Nocturne for people of all abilities
When: 8-10pm October 15 2011
Where: The tour will begin and end at the Spring Garden Public Library
How: To reserve your spot send a message to