Interview with Evelyn C. White on Alice Walker, The Color Purple

Monday, May 27, 1588 Society board member Sobaz Benjamin sat down with Evelyn C. White, biographer to Alice Walker (author of the Color Purple) in the CKDU studio. This wide ranging interview touches the power of Black artists and writers, connections between Alice Walker’s life and the story of the Colour Purple and highlights beautiful […]

Public Hearing on Tues, May 22, 2018

The details: A public hearing will be head at 6pm on Tuesday, May 22 to consider the sale of the Khyber building to our society (the 1588 Barrington Building Preservation Society). The conditions of the proposed sale are set out in this staff report: 14.2.2 Administrative Order 50 Disposal of Surplus Real Property – PID […]

Khyber Building Update, January 2018

The 1588 Barrington Street Building Preservation Society (1588 Society) is a not-for profit organization founded in 2015 for the sole purpose of purchasing, restoring, and rejuvenating 1588 Barrington Street, the Khyber Building. Originally consisting of representatives from Friends of the Khyber, the Khyber Centre for the Arts, and Neptune Theatre, the group has expanded to […]