CaptureFor those who know a city well, the best moments can come when you suddenly see it differently – often because there are new people who are themselves discovering the place for their first time.  You look around and realize how the city is changing, how its youth are so much more diverse and beautiful than you remember, and the city seems so much more cosmopolitan.

It can be at an event like Fuse – a quarterly evening of art, music and performance at the VAG.  On warm nights, it spills onto the south Robson Square plaza and steps.

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Other happenings overlap – like ballroom dancing on the skating rink – with Fuse attractions: a brass band that adds ‘Indian Summer’ into the mix.

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After touring the galleries, picking up astonishing facts on Picasso and his muses, you can find quiet spaces to converse with long-time friends and some of the people you just met.  It’s magical, and you have no choice but to take out a membership so that you can pass the line-ups next time and discover even more about your place, its people and, yeah, even the art.