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Vancouver based 5x5 with lots of live music and DJ's
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The Kitsilano Sim is a cross between Northern England and the West Coast of Canada. Owner IAN is originally from the WIGAN area and has lived in Vancouver for over 40 years. KITSILANO has rideable canals, trams, trains and live music events every Sunday at 1pm at various locations on the sim The n...
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Vancouver based IAN KITSILANO performs his original PROGRESSIVE ELECTRONICA tunes at the brand new Warehouse venue - if you like anything from TANGERINE DREAM 7 STEVE HILLAGE to APOLLO 440 & UNDERWORLD this will be the show for you.

Come join us Sunday 1pm

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Come see the amazing tribute to Canada's most progressive rock band Rush - album covers, rare photos 24 hour Rush livestream and more at hop://

Where: Kitsilano
When: 2 years ago [12 Jun 2022 13:00 SLT]

Come join us at "The Church of Rock and Roll" host Ian Kitsilano will perform his live electronica set. If you like the sounds of Steve Hillage, Hawkwind and Tangerine Dream with some Massive Attack and Apollo 440 thrown in this will be the set for you.


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The Amazing Lisbon Tram Ride
Where: Kitsilano
When: 2 years ago [28 Oct 2021 19:00 SLT]

an authentic Lisbon Carreria No 28 experience on AMV - travel the fill 5x5 sim on an amazing journey

for some reason this web site keeps listing Kitsilano with some other name is the right link

A change of gears DJ IAN will grab his guitar and sing you a few of his original tunes. Inspired by Curtis Mayfield, Paul Weller and Charles Bradley, expect a soulful, funky vibe with some funky guitar work [DJ IAN is from Wigan and now lives in Vancouver] hop://

Originally known as The Empress Ballroom built in the 1890's The Wigan Casino was a nightclub in Wigan, England. Operating between 1973 and 1981,[1] it became known as a primary venue for Northern soul music. It carried forward the legacy created by clubs such as the Twisted Wheel in Manchester, the Chateau Impney (Droitwich), the Catacombs (Wolverhampton) and the Golden Torch (Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent). It remains one of the most famous clubs in Northern England.[2] In 1978, the American music magazine Billboard voted Wigan Casino "The Best Disco in the World", ahead of New York's Studio 54.[3]

This England, a TV documentary about the Wigan Casino, was filmed in 1977. Russ Winstanley and Dave Nowell wrote a history of the club, Soul Survivors, The Wigan Casino Story, which was published in 1996. A stage play by Mick Martin about the Wigan Casino years, Once upon a time in Wigan, debuted in February 2003 at the Contact Theatre in Manchester and has since toured nationally.

The building was destroyed by fire in 1981 and replaced by a shopping mall some years later after Roman ruins were found close by.

The Virtual version of the Casino is built from the ashes of its RL original complete with on stage piano, ruined walls and dancefloor - yet the music survives and DJ IAN [from Wigan] attempts to keep that flame alive.

The Wigan Exhibition - all of March 2021
Where: Kitsilano
When: 3 years ago [2 Mar 2021 00:00 SLT]

An exhibit of Wigan related photos from over the centuries; from early industrialisation to modern day. A look back at how it was at the peak of the industrial revolution and how people from the town sought entertainment and relief from the long hours and a 6 day work week

Where: Kitsilano
When: - [30 Nov 1999 00:00 SLT]

Vancouver based IAN KITSILANO performs his original FUNK & SOUL tunes at the brand new Warehouse venue - if you like anything from Curtis Mayfield to Paul Weller this will be the show for you.

Come join us Sunday 1pm

Check out Ian at

Also going out LIVE on

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