“INDELIBLE MEMORIES OF AFRICA” – BARP Lecture Report from Main Guard, Garrison

In celebration of Black History Month the Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) presented a lecture entitled, “INDELIBLE MEMORIES OF AFRICA” on 28th February at the Main Guard, The Garrison.


Grace Pilgrim Chair Person of BARP Educational and Social Activities Committee introducing at BARP Africa Lecture

Indelible memories of Africa, the second largest continent in the world, were indeed what the packed audience received, presented as they were with an array of personal experiences, stories and images all of which will remain with them forever.

The presenters were Tony Earlham, who lived and worked in Nigeria for many years; Elizabeth Skinner Clarke, who focused on the festivals of that continent, and surprise presenter, Senator Orlando Marville.


Packed crowd at Barp Africa event

All gave vivid, enlightening and educational insights into their varied African experiences.
What made the presentations even more impactful were the multimedia displays used to illustrate the presentations utilising photographs, maps and even an original sculpture.


Barp President Ed Speaking at Africa Lecture

One of the highlights of the event was when the audience was invited to witness the “Changing of the Guard” which took place just outside the Main Guard.


Presenter Elizabeth Skinner Clarke speaking at BARP Lecture

All were impressed by the military precision and musical dexterity of the drumming displayed by the soldiers throughout the ceremony.


Surprise Presenter Senator Orlando Marville speaking at BARP's Africa Lecture

In his vote of thanks, BARP President Edward Bushell thanked and complimented the presenters for sharing their memories so effectively with the eager audience and also gave kudos to Master of Ceremonies Corrine Kennedy, and the BARP Educational & Social Activities Committee headed by Mrs Grace Pilgrim who organised and co-ordinated the event.

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