ArtsEtc: The Premier Cultural Guide to Barbados, proudly launches its revamped website


The new-look website features poetry, essays and reviews as well as material from the ArtsEtc archives and an opportunity for visitors to submit their own creative work — and their feedback

The new-look website features poetry, essays and reviews as well as material from the ArtsEtc archives and an opportunity for visitors to submit their own creative work — and their feedback

Regular readers of a popular cultural newsletter established in 2003 would recall ArtsEtc decided to go on an indefinite hiatus. Now you can finally experience the full capacity of their renovated website.

Founding editors Linda M. Deane and Robert Edison Sandiford continue the tradition of offering their angle on arts and cultural matters.

The revamped website features poetry, essays and reviews as well as material from the ArtsEtc archives and an opportunity for visitors to submit their own creative work — and their feedback.

They have a challenge to readers to do an essay in 750 words, which – if it was spoken word, is a little over five minutes.

ArtsEtc continues the tradition of offering incisive arts and cultural coverage established by founding editors Linda M. Deane and Robert Edison Sandiford in 2003

ArtsEtc continues the tradition of offering incisive arts and cultural coverage established by founding editors Linda M. Deane and Robert Edison Sandiford in 2003

Apart from previous issues and an essay challenge, you also have the opportunity to create your own haiku.

This is a form of Japanese poetry that’s five syllables in the first line, then seven in the second and goes back to five syllables in the third and final line.

Linda Deane starts the ball rolling;-

Shells shift shape the dream
in up and onward motion
steered well, spiralling

They also have a look at literature as it relates to the Environment – perhaps next time if they see or hear the Minister they can ask about Graeme Hall one of Barbados’ last green spots in the island for the moment?

Under their Etc section, some items need updating, ahem, cough! Like how here is also a full website now? Nevertheless, ArtsEtc is a lot of fun and offers much to Barbados’ scarce literary landscape, it is an oasis – rather like Graeme Hall…. But that’s another story, eh?

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  1. Thanks for sharing this. I am actually reading “Sand for Snow” by Sandiford at the minute.

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