Here’s something to check out if you should find yourself on Granville Island Sunday afternoon. Below is the blurb on the Thursday’s Writing Collective page.

The Thursdays Writing Collective is participating in the Cultural Olympiad at the art installation “The Candahar,” Sunday, Feb 21, 2-4pm, at Playwrights Theatre Centre, 219-1398 Cartwright Street (on Granville Island just past Kids’ Market on the right.) Tickets at door $7.

A dozen participants of the Collective will read pieces of published work and discuss the process of arriving on the page. Please join us for an afternoon of laughter and entertainment with an edge.

The Candahar is a locus for social interaction and the host site for an ambitious series of events — musical programs, theatrical presentations, performances and dialogues, both scripted and unscripted — curated by Winnipeg artist Paul Butler and Vancouver author Michael Turner (Hard Core Logo).

The name “Candahar” refers to the original location of the now defunct Blackthorn Bar in Belfast pub. Irish artist Theo Sims has recreated the bar in Granville Island’s Playwright Theatre. Part sculpture, part theatrical stage, The Candahar is an artwork that is also a functioning bar, open to the public and staffed, in collaboration with two Belfast bartenders who act as unscripted performers. The project fuses the authentic with fantasy, spectacle with stage, and at its heart acts as a catalyst for conversation, debate and dialogue — and a pint here or there.