Slow Socials are a series of gatherings from The Only Animal that invite our communities to connect through relaxed textile creation, inspiring environmental readings, eclectic music and ‘yarn-camaraderie’. Our next Slow Social event will take place on January 16. 

Dear Animal by Kendra Fanconi

Dear Animal responds to an invitation by incoming Artistic Director, Barbara Adler, to outgoing Artistic Director and co-founder of The Only Animal, Kendra Fanconi, to document a year of falling in love with a new landscape.

Theatrical Research

Etuaptmumk/Two-Eyed Seeing: Ways of Being and Seeing

Indigenous knowledge & Western knowledge in dialogue for livable futures.


Stay up to date with our projects and performances.

The Only Animal’s Project Space Residency at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre


Upcoming Events:

Learn how to process local fibres and help us weave a stage for climate care at our Soil to Stage Finale, August 18th at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre.

Join us in July and August for a series of ‘production parties’ where we’ll prepare for the Finale and share know-how and materials. It’s a great way to get oriented on fibreshed equipment and to meet others who are passionate about local fibres and the environment.

Soil to Stage Production Parties

various locations on the Sunshine Coast

with The Only Animal & The Sunshine Coast Fibreshed

July 7: Introduction to Cordage & Spinning

1 pm – 4 pm @ Sunshine Coast Arts Centre

Sunshine Coast Arts Centre

5714 Medusa St, Sechelt

July 21: Introduction to Fresh Leaf Indigo Dyeing

1 pm – 4 pm

Sunshine Coast Arts Centre

5714 Medusa St, Sechelt

July 28: Processing Raw Fleece

1 pm – 4 pm

Sunshine Coast Arts Centre

5714 Medusa St, Sechelt

August 6: Driftwood Gathering Walk

RSVP for location details

August 11: Help us build our driftwood loom

1 pm – 4 pm

Sunshine Coast Arts Centre

5714 Medusa St, Sechelt

Soil to Stage Finale

with The Only Animal, The Sunshine Coast Fibreshed and Vancouver Improvised Arts Society

August 18, 10 am – 5 pm @ Sunshine Coast Arts Centre

Join us for a day of processing natural fibres from start to finish. You can watch demos, practice your skills and help us create a large weaving to set the stage for live performances inspired by new possibilities for our climate future.

Featuring music and stories by Toni-Leah C. Yake, Meredith Bates, Lara Aysal, Brenda Leadlay + fibre skills shares and demos by The Sunshine Coast Fibreshed