THE UWI CAVE HILL CAMPUS CELEBRATES THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE W.I. FEDERATION

The W.I. Federal Archives Centre in conjunction with Barbados Museum & Historical Society (BMHS), the Barbados Government Division of Culture & Cave Hill Department of History is hosting a Mini-Lecture Series on The West Federation under the theme, ?When 10 may have been an Odd Number: Some Perspectives on the West Indies Federation?.

LECTURE


IMPLEMENTING THE PROJECT: CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES AND POLITICAL ARRANGEMENTS
Presenter: Sir Shridath ?Sonny? Ramphal
Date: 20th November 2008
Time: 8 p.m.
Venue: Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination (EBCCI)

PANEL DISCUSSION


WHY DID THE FEDERATION FAIL?
Panelists: Vaughn Lewis, Compton Bourne, Gilmore Roachford
Date: 25th November 2008
Time: 8 p.m.
Venue: Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination (EBCCI)

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PLAY

?DRUMS & COLOURS? by Professor Derek Walcott – Nobel Laureate
Date: November 27 – 29

The W.I. Federal Archives Centre in conjunction with the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination (EBCCI) will be staging excerpts from the play Drums and Colours by Derek Walcott at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination (EBCCI) of The UWI Cave Hill Campus. This event will be an historic one in the history of The UWI Cave Hill Campus and the region as it is the first time the play will be staged since the start of the West Indies Federation.


Professor Walcott will attend the Premiere Night, which will be by invitation only, on Thursday 27th November 2008.

The play will be opened to the public on Friday, 28th and Saturday, 29th November.

BOOK LAUNCH:


THE WEST INDIES FEDERATION (1958-1962): A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY

The W.I. Federal Archives Centre will launch a coffee-table book with a photographic journey of the Federal era. The book is principally based on original black-&-white photographs and records housed at the Centre. The launch of the book will take place on 27th November at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination (EBCCI) prior to the start of the play ?Drums & Colours?.

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