Nickie Shobeiry

Features Writer

Nickie Shobeiry is an award-winning journalist and author, focusing on immigrant identities as expressed through art, culture and politics. As TV Host with Canada’s leading content creator, she explores the stories of women, youth and newcomer entrepreneurs. Today, Nickie continues to develop pioneering film and TV projects, and collaborates with community initiatives across the UK and North America. Follow Nickie on social media at @NickieShobeiry and or visit her website www.nickieshobeiry.com.

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Community leader and award-winning graphic designer: An interview with Robert Smith

Community leader and award-winning graphic designer: An interview with Robert Smith

Robert Smith is one of Ottawa’s celebrated community leaders; as a graphic designer and founder of Greenmelon Inc., Robert and his team have worked with an exciting range of clients such as: Farm Boy, the RCMP, DC Comics, National Gallery of Canada, the Royal Canadian Mint and more. As an author, [...]

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Ottawa’s female filmmakers celebrated at Digi60’s spring 2019 festival

Ottawa’s female filmmakers celebrated at Digi60’s spring 2019 festival

All photos by Frank Pomerleau If you’re interested in film and live in Ottawa, chances are you’ve heard of Digi60: Ottawa’s original digital filmmakers’ festival, providing a platform for new and emerging filmmakers to create short films. Valuing artistic achievement and excellence, [...]

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From Urban Architecture to Ancient Divination - An Interview with Artist Rasah Subtler

From Urban Architecture to Ancient Divination - An Interview with Artist Rasah Subtler

Rasah Subtler - or Sarah Butler, depending on how you look at it! - is a Canadian artist who finds inspiration from architecture across major cities like Detroit, Paris and New York. Her conceptual art is balanced, calming, and mysterious, as she draws from both ancient philosophy and contemporary urban [...]

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Ottawa Architecture Week raises awareness about affordable housing

Ottawa Architecture Week raises awareness about affordable housing

Ottawa Architecture Week (OAW) is an annual week-long festival exploring architecture, urbanism, art and design in Ottawa. With the support of local volunteers and businesses, it is presented by the Ottawa Regional Society of Architects (ORSA). This year’s OAW ran in September, with the theme [...]

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26 Years of Impact: Enriched Bread Artists Annual Open House

26 Years of Impact: Enriched Bread Artists Annual Open House

Photo credit: Rémi Thériault The Enriched Bread Artists (EBA) is Ottawa’s largest non-profit artist-run cooperative. Their 26th Annual Open Studio is happening on Thursday, October 18th, celebrating another anniversary of bringing cutting-edge contemporary art to local, national [...]

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Reveal: Upcoming Fashion Campaign With a Local Twist!

Reveal: Upcoming Fashion Campaign With a Local Twist!

Photo courtesy of Lorietta Muse Something unorthodox is about to happen in Ottawa’s fashion scene: the digital campaign, Reveal. Led by platform Pour Lui et Elle (PLE), Reveal is being launched on Monday, July 16th. Reveal aims to showcase the work of local Ottawa designers, including names [...]

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New Travel App Wins 2018 Small Business Expo PitchFest

New Travel App Wins 2018 Small Business Expo PitchFest

From May 28 to June 1, Startup Ottawa and Collab Space presented the Small Business Expo PitchFest - an opportunity for local entrepreneurs to pitch their business idea to a live audience and expert panel for the chance to win $3,000 in cash. 22 finalists are chosen, and given three minutes to pitch [...]

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Global Grassroots Festival Comes to Ottawa!

Global Grassroots Festival Comes to Ottawa!

Feature photo courtesy of Synapcity Wondering what to do this summer? Global grassroots festival, 100in1Day, is coming to Ottawa on Saturday, June 2nd. Powered by local non-profit, Synapcity, and Future Cities Canada, this city-wide event aims to innovate Ottawa through 100 citizen-led events, all [...]

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Art and Afrofuturism: An Interview with Komi Olaf

 Art and Afrofuturism: An Interview with Komi Olaf

Trained as an architect before picking up his paintbrush, Ottawa-based artist, Komi Olaf, has had a stunning, decade-long career as an artist. Focusing on Afrofuturism, Komi’s stunning paintings explore the intersectionality of culture and race. His portfolio boasts commissions by the likes of [...]

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Ottawa’s First Ever Somali Cultural Festival

Ottawa’s First Ever Somali Cultural Festival

Ottawa Life’s Festival City Series is back! We'll provide a unique look at some of your favourite events. We’ll go beyond the music with artist interviews, volunteer profiles, concert reviews and spotlights on the tastes, sights and sounds of the festival season. Your city! Your [...]

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