International Children’s Book Day… is wonderful – pausing to consider how books influence young minds and the celebration of their creators. But then, it also made me also think about the under-representation of the creative children’s authors, writers, storytellers, poets and illustrators the Caribbean when observing this day.
For Carifesta XIII 2017, Barbados will play host to the roving, multi-disciplinary festival, for the first time since 1981 – from Thursday, August 17 – Sunday, August 27, 2017.
So what are YOU doing for #WorldPoetryDay? As proclaimed by UNESCO, World Poetry Day is observed every March 21st since 1999. One of the main objectives is to “support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and to offer endangered languages the opportunity to be heard within their communities.” READ MORE
DATE EVENT VENUE TIME MAY Sunday 24 Crop Over Thanksgiving Service St. James Parish Church, St. James 9:00 a.m. Monday 25 Christ Church Carnival Silver Sands to Wotton, Christ Church 9:00 a.m. Friday 29 Crop Over Mega Cavalcade Queen’s Park, St. Michael 7:00 p.m. Saturday 30 Shades of Red – Red Plastic Bag Ilaro Court, […]
The National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) Literary Arts 2014 forms are available! This Arts Festival taking place in the last quarter of the year, is organized by the National Cultural Foundation of Barbados. Download the 2014 NIFCA Literary Arts Rules and Entry Form (1)! Eligibility: Citizens and legal residents of Barbados. Barbadians from […]
Crop Over, Barbados’ premier festival organized by the National Cultural Foundation, stands apart from the rest with the inclusion of ALL the Arts’ disciplines: visual art, photography, culinary arts, and of course, literary arts. Here’s a vid before some of the changes. **THIS year’s Crop Over READ IN on Sunday June 29th originally at Codrington College, […]
The National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) Literary Arts 2013 forms are available! This Arts Festival taking place in the last quarter of the year, is organized by the National Cultural Foundation of Barbados. Download the NIFCA Lit Arts 2013 Rules! Eligibility: Citizens and legal residents of Barbados. Barbadians from around the WORLD may […]