(Shameless Plug) Barbadian Whispers: Tour Bridgetown via cellphone?

The National Art Gallery Committee is having a second <bridgetown whisperpost> tour on Saturday 28th April. The tour starts at 5:00 pm sharp outside of the Waterfront Caf?, Cavan?s Lane, The Careenage, Bridgetown. Tour guide is Rodney Ifill, one of the whisperpost voices.

It’s best to have walking shoes for this stroll through Bridgetown as the tour will take you from the Careenage across the Swing Bridge along the Boardwalk, through the alley ways and gardens… As you reach one of the whisperposts make a call and you will listen to a soundscape inspired by the surroundings in which you stand, you will submerge yourself in a story from the past embracing the thoughts of someone who has stood there before you.

Each soundscape was researched and recorded by professional visual artists, student artists, performers, writers, and historians who collaborated to produce a series of highly creative location-specific stories based on memory, personal narratives and impressions of selected city sites that interested them personally within this historic ?seaport town voyages.

The <bridgetown> whisperpost> is a unique experience using sound installation and the first of its kind for the Caribbean. The guided tour is open to everyone. Interested persons can pre-register by e-mail whisperpost@gmail.com or by calling 228-7523, ask for “Whisperpost Tours“. You will want to bring your cell phone if you have one, maps and audio will be available. There is a $5.00 charge for the tour.

If you miss this tour watch for other, or visit our website at www.nagc.bb/whisperpost to download your map of the tour area. Now, stroll through Bridgetown, find one of the <bridgetown>whisperpost signs, dial up the telephone number on your personal cell phone and spend a couple of minutes listening to the sounds of The City. At the sound of the beep, leave your own short message?

The installation is coordinated through the National Art Gallery Committee with the kind sponsorship of the National Cultural Foundation (NCF), Digicel, CO Williams, Gildan Activewear and the Barbados Tourism Authority, and continues through May 30th, 2007.

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