Tag Archives: culture

  1. Towards a Barbados National Art Gallery ‘Ceci N’est Pas Un Nag’ By artist Heather-Dawn Scott

    In this video Heather-Dawn Scott explains the details of the banner she created and the “why” of the action of placing it at the front entrance of the building that is meant to become our Barbados National Art Gallery. Heather-Dawn Scott notes; “A vast amount of energy and commitment have been harnessed over the past […]

    May 30, 2021Galleries, Video GalleryNo comments

    Despite heavy rains and Covid-19 protocols, 35 aspiring artists set out for the Animal Flower Cave, St. Lucy to Paint for the Cure and raise funds for cancer awareness. The dragonfly symbol was chosen as it signifies the ability to overcome times of hardship and acts as a reminder to take time to reconnect with […]

    November 8, 2020PaintingNo comments
  3. Barbados Museum Relaunches Website ‘Barbados Beyond Boundaries (BBB)’

    The Barbados Museum and Historical Society is delighted to introduce and share the new upgraded webpage for the project Barbados Beyond Boundaries, also known as ‘BBB’ for short. First launched in 2016 to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of Barbados’ Independence, BBB is an important platform which allows persons to share diverse experiences about being […]

    September 9, 2020CultureNo comments
  4. “I CAN’T BREATHE!” – A multidimensional film by Aisha Comissiong and the Riddim Tribe Dance Collective of Barbados

    I CAN’T BREATHE! A multi-dimensional film that explores the BLACK LIVES MATTER movement from a Barbados/Caribbean perspective FEATURING: * Eddy Grant * Anthony Gabby Carter * David Comissiong * Bobby Clarke * Trevor Marshall * Luci Hammans * Aida Gebremariam * Alex Downes * Peter Adonijah Alleyne * RIDDIM TRIBE DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY BY AISHA COMISSIONG

    September 3, 2020Culture, Video GalleryNo comments
  5. Arts drive needed for Bermuda

    Bermuda must embrace the arts to help ditch its reputation as a “staid, boring and uninspiring” destination, the Premier said yesterday. David Burt, who added tourism to his portfolio this month, said a drive to boost film, fashion, arts and entertainment would restore “a buzz and a sense things are happening”. Mr Burt claimed the […]

    July 25, 2020GalleriesNo comments
  6. Artists Stamp Their Names On History’s Page: We Gatherin’ FutureSPACES Mural

    Three Barbadian women have emerged as the winners in the FutureSPACES competition which posted a $30,000 prize purse and attracted dozens of entries. Using the moniker ‘A3’, the winning group is composed of Alanis Forde, Akilah Watts, and Anna Gibson. The FutureSPACES competition attracted entries from a bevy of skilled artists who pitched progressively creative […]

    February 15, 2020PaintingNo comments
  7. Full Day of Activities to mark 350th anniversary of connection to Carolinas and celebrate the parish of St Peter

    This Saturday 15th February 2020 for the whole day Speightstown will be a hive of activity in every quarter with the event “Speightstown Alive – The Carolinas Link.” Colin Jordan, MP for St. Peter speaking at the launch lauded the focus on Heritage, which is the parish’s theme for We Gatherin 2020. Barbadians are invited […]

    February 13, 2020Culture, FeaturedNo comments

    Scores of amateur painters gathered recently at the Radisson Aquatica Hotel to show off their artistic talents and to raise funds for a worthy cause. The popular Paint for the Cure fundraiser 2019 was a sold-out event when close to 50 people turned up to paint this year’s picture – the Tree of Life. The […]

    December 8, 2019PaintingNo comments
  9. We Gatherin’ has major Presence in 2019 Independence Parade

    This year’s Independence Parade operated under the theme of ‘2020 We Gatherin’: United Against NCDs‘ which promotes the Government’s 2020 initiative to have Barbadians living on island, and abroad to participate in events and economic growth of Barbados. During the parade, a special float highlighted the “We Gatherin’ Initiative.” This led a section of hundreds […]

    December 1, 2019Breaking News, Culture, Featured2 comments
  10. ‘Soul’ – Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, John Ratzenberger & David Diggs

    A musician (Jamie Foxx) whose lost his passion for music finds himself looking for help back to his body.

    November 24, 2019Cartoons, Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  11. The Barbados Argentina Tango Club – Friday 25th January 2019 at Accra Beach Hotel

    Dress Code: Elegantly Casual

    January 16, 2019Music, Photo GalleryNo comments
  12. Alison Chapman Andrews’ major retrospective at the newly renovated Queens Park Gallery!

    This Sunday 14th at 5:00 pm? A retrospective of the landscapes of one of Barbados’ best known artists, Alison Chapman-Andrews… It’s at the newly renovated Queens Park Gallery, which is fabulous, beside St Michael’s Cathedral downtown… an overview of 40 years of her iconic landscapes, some not seen in thirty years!

    January 13, 2018Painting, Photo GalleryNo comments
  13. Barbados’ 51st Independence: Rocklyn Buses & Standpipes

    Yes, if you were a well behaved schoolchild, your bus-fare was 15 cents each way, even if you caught 4 buses a day… The little girl sipped from a lifesaver once seen all over the island, before running water in the majority of residences made a Standpipe obsolete… Police used to direct Traffic often instead […]

    November 26, 2017Culture, Photo GalleryNo comments
  14. FREE Palestinian Film & Arts Festival

    Starting from Monday, 13th of November, 2017 Caribbean Against Apartheid in Palestine (CAAP) in collaboration with the P21 Gallery of London, United Kingdom, its Director, Yahya Zaloom and the Middle East Monitor will be organising a week-long Palestinian Film & Arts Festival? at the Venezuelan Cultural Institute, Coconut Walk, Hastings, Christ Church, Barbados. The Balfour […]

    November 3, 2017Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments

    Just recently, two significant visual arts exhibitions were opened to the public as part of the CARIFESTA XIII wind-up. Both of them, showcasing regional visual artists will run up to Saturday 26th August. They are significant in that they are both located at newly renovated properties – the first one at the refurbished Norman Centre […]

    August 25, 2017Breaking News, Featured, GalleriesNo comments

    As preparations for CARIFESTA XIII intensify, visiting delegations are also stepping up their plans to come to Barbados. Over the past weekend, the local CARIFESTA Secretariat welcomed a group from Haiti who visited the island to solidify plans for the upcoming Festival. Phillippe Dodard; Directeur General, Ecole Nationale Des Arts (Director General of the National […]

    July 24, 2017Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  17. Regional Open Call for the Fresh Milk ArtBoard

    The Fresh Milk Art Platform, Barbados, shares a regional open call for Caribbean visual artists to submit digital pieces for consideration to be displayed on our Fresh Milk ArtBoard. In an effort to generate interest in work by contemporary artists and share it with the public, Fresh Milk uses the ArtBoard as a ‘public gallery’, as […]

    July 16, 2017Painting, Photo GalleryNo comments
  18. An Explosion of Culture | June 17, 2017Culture, Photo GalleryNo comments

    The greatest showcase of Caribbean talent is back! The Caribbean Festival of Arts, or CARIFESTA as it is more popularly known, has returned to Barbadian shores after 36 years. In 1981, 2,500 performers, writers and artists from 30 countries coloured the island with creativity for two weeks of symposia, festivals and community events. CARIFESTA ’81 was […]

    May 15, 2017Breaking News, Culture, FeaturedNo comments

    At least six schools will be among the venues for CARIFESTA XIII that will be getting a facelift for the Festival this year. Members of the Festival Committee including Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth – Stephen Lashley recently took a tour of the various venues and met with the different Principals to examine the […]

    April 17, 2017CultureNo comments
  21. Central Bank’s fete achieves sold-out status with ’17’

    The famous Central Bank All Inclusive Fete celebrated its 2017 edition in fine style with a sold-out status and true premium festivity for the massive crowd in attendance. Under the patronage of the Governor of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago, the event which in 2017 celebrates its 17th anniversary was aptly titled ‘17‘. […]

    February 19, 2017MusicNo comments
  22. Class is Class celebrates 20 years on February 25th 2017

    The Lions Club of Port-Of-Spain Central will celebrate the 20th edition of its annual fundraising all-inclusive fete ‘Class is Class’. The celebrated Carnival Saturday staple takes place on Saturday 25th February 2017, 4pm – 10pm at the Lions Cultural Centre, Fitz Blackman Drive, Woodbrook and is promising to be an intimate gathering of sophisticated fete […]

    February 5, 2017MusicNo comments
  23. Libation ceremony for 37th anniversary of Equatorial Guinea Freedom Coup in New York

    A commemoration of Equatorial Guinea 37th Anniversary of Freedom Coup, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo was honored at Queens Botanical Garden. A libation ceremony was performed by Mother Jones and attended by local youth. This day of marks a heroic moment to honor President Obiang from freeing Equatorial Guinea from the tyranny of the country’s first […]

    August 14, 2016EventsNo comments
  24. People’s Assembly – Island Inn Hotel, Bay Street, Wednesday 3rd August 2016

    The Barbados Labour Party says, welcome home to all Barbadians living overseas here for the Crop- over festival. Our celebrations of Crop-over and 50 years of Independence have been achieved on the hard work and dedication of all Barbadians. Barbados must continue on that successful path. Your comments will inform the Barbados Labour Party’s policies […]

    August 3, 2016PoliticalNo comments
  25. MUSIC AND PASSION COLLIDE when BAZODEE hits Caribbean theatres: 5th AUGUST 2016!

    Anita Ponchouri (Natalie Perera), the dutiful Indian daughter of a deep-in-debt businessman (Kabir Bedi) is about to marry a wealthy Londoner (Staz Nair) when a chance encounter with local singer, Lee de Leon (Soca music star Machel Montano in his film debut) sets things askew. In search of a muse, de Leon agrees to perform […]

    July 31, 2016Music, Photo GalleryNo comments