Government of Saint Luca

Go to Homepage


[Contact Us]

Search this Site


Local Artistic and Creative Talent on Show Ahead of Carifesta VIII

Governor General
Prime Minister
The Cabinet
The Senate
House of Assembly
St. Lucia Ambassadors
The Constitution
The Staff Orders

National Television Network

Press Releases
Saint Lucia 25th Independence Celebrations
About Saint Lucia
Frequently Asked Questions
Web Links
Government Directory
Browse by Agency
Site Help

Contact: Claudia Monlouis

Tuesday, July 29, 2003 - Three main theatrical groups on the island will vie for the opportunity to represent St. Lucia at this year’s Carifesta VIII, which will be held in Suriname from August 25th to 30th. Each will stage plays at the National Cultural Centre, under the supervision of three adjudicators. The adjudicators will be guided by set criteria in order to select the winning play which will become St. Lucia’s production for Carifesta 2003.

Programme Manager of the Cultural Development Foundation (CDF), Lyndel Archibald says, based on activities planned for the run–up to the event, locals will get the first taste of the productions.

There will be three productions put on at the National Cultural Centre from the first to the third of August. The productions are a piece of work from the group Esoteric Drum Ensemble entitled “Afro-Caribbean Potpouri”, directed by Athanasuis La Borde. The second production from Creole Theatre Workshop is “Henri Christophe” directed by Travis Weeks, whilst the third production by Stone Productions, “Hustlers”, is directed by Hayden Forde.

On Friday August 1st, the Esoteric Drum Ensemble presents Afro-Caribbean Potpourri at 8:00 pm followed by Derek Walcott’s Henri Christophe on Saturday August 2nd and on Sunday August 3rd, from 6:00 p.m., Stone Productions will stage a portrayal of the St. Lucian Urban Ghetto.

As of Monday July 28th, the CDF has mounted a Carifesta Mini-Festival at the Castries City Hall featuring works in the visual arts, literature and theatre. The visual arts exhibition will also be judged, and the adjudicators’ choices will form part of St.Lucia’s artistic presentation.

This year’s Carifesta will be held under the theme “Many Cultures, the Essence of Togetherness, the Spirit of the Caribbean”.

[Home] [Up] [Search 2003 Press Releases] [Site Help]

© 2003 Government Information Service. All rights reserved.

Read our privacy guidelines.