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Tag Archives: NCF

  1. UWI Open Campus Donates Tablets to NCF Joinery Course

    The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Open Campus presented the National Cultural Foundation of Barbados (NCF) with 10 tablets recently. These tablets are to be used by participants in the NCF’s National Community Training Programme. Earlier this year, the NCF was in the process of implementing the National Community Training Programme face-to-face in […]

    October 14, 2020EducationNo comments
  2. HAITIAN DELEGATION VISITS TO PREPARE FOR CARIFESTA XIII

    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
  3. FUTURE LITERARY ARTISTS GET A BOOST FROM THE MARIA HOLDER MEMORIAL TRUST

    Nurturing a new crop of creative writers is but one of the objectives of the National Cultural Foundation’s (NCF’s) Cultural Development Literary Arts Desk and for the last few years, through programmes like its Writers In Schools & Education (WISE), it has been able to execute that goal. WISE, a sixty-hour creative writing residency embedding […]

    March 13, 2017BooksNo comments
  4. SCOTIABANK JR MONARCH SEMIFINALISTS, ON THE WAY UP

    The journey to the top can be filled with disappointments, but your eventual success will be all about ‘the get up,’ or how you choose to colour your glasses in these situations. The key is to never give up, it is not all about winning, these are but stepping stones with valuable lessons to be […]

    June 7, 2016MusicNo comments
  5. Scotiabank Junior Calypso Monarch Semi-finalists announced

    The reigning 8-12 Scotiabank Junior Calypso Monarch Asher Murrell “Dynamo” has aged out of the previous category, and will be judged at the semi-final stage in the 13-18 category. Category: 8 – 12 Given Name Sobriquet Song Dondrea Rowe Dondrea Fifty Years Ago Dondria Forde A@Lee-Ahh Too Young Elissa Callender Springer The Mighty Ballerina Water Woe […]

    June 5, 2016Featured, MusicNo comments
  6. FROM BUSSA TO BARROW SET TO BE A POWERFUL PERFORMANCE

    The highly anticipated “From Bussa to Barrow and Beyond” is currently at the height of its hectic rehearsal schedule with both cast and crew undergoing many nights of intense effort to ensure that the April 16th performance will never be forgotten. The historical piece, devised and directed by Sonia Williams, is set to take the […]

    April 7, 2016CultureNo comments
  7. Large Screens and Parking Space for launch of 50th Independence celebrations

    Viewing the festivities surrounding the launch of Barbados’ 50th Anniversary of Independence Celebrations in the City will pose no challenge in parking or watching the event. Cranston Browne, CEO of the National Cultural Foundation explained how the NCF made sure all stops were pulled for Wednesday 6th January to ensure patrons can walk freely that […]

    January 3, 2016CultureNo comments
  8. Young Writers Awarded: 14 year old student of Queen’s College earns Top Prize

    The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) recently announced the winner of the 2015 Irving Burgie Award of Literary Excellence, a competition which has been a beacon of achievement in the creative arts in Barbados for over 30 years. Returning to a literary competition in 2011, the Irving Burgie Award promotes the advancement of creative writing in […]

    September 30, 2015BooksNo comments
  9. DIVE TREAT FOR JR MONARCH CONTESTANTS COMPLIMENTS ATLANTIS SUBMARINES

    The participants in the 2015 Scotiabank Junior Calypso Monarch Programme were recently treated to a deep sea dive aboard the Atlantis Submarine just before their return to school. The Junior Calypso Monarch Programme is known for surpassing the basic tenets of a competition to include a developmental phase, which ensures that the youngsters who take […]

    September 17, 2015TravelNo comments
  10. A man of and for the community: NCF stalwart & CEO passes on

    The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) mourns the loss of one of its own. Mr. Anthony DeVere Browne better known as ‘Vere’ Browne joined the NCF as interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 2008 at a very challenging period for the organisation and he immediately made unifying the stakeholder communities one of his major priorities. Mr. […]

    August 25, 2015Featured, MusicNo comments
  11. Patrons and Monarchs to Fly Blue for the Festival

    Two patrons of the Pan Fusion event and the Monarchs of all three major calypso competitions will fly blue for the Festival. This is the airline’s second year supporting Crop Over. JetBlue joined the Festival family in 2014 as a sponsor of Pan Fusion and as a prize sponsor of the three Monarchs in the […]

    July 30, 2015TravelNo comments
  12. 2015 SCOTIABANK JUNIOR CALYPSO MONARCH WINNERS

    8-12 Category   In addition to the title, Dynamo took home the following prizes: A cheque for $2,000, the trophy, a Blu 8″ tablet and the offer of a Vocal Training Scholarship. Dynamo received a cheque for $2000 presented by Roger Archer, Director of Business Support, Scotiabank; A Blu 8″ Tablet presented by Dr. Suresh […]

    July 21, 2015Featured, MusicNo comments
  13. 2015 MQI PIC-O-DE-CROP FINALISTS: TABULATED BY PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS SRL

    The nine finalists to face iWeb in the battle for the crown were announced just after 1:43 on Saturday morning at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium – here are the official results;- Tent Calypsonian All Stars Donella De Big Show Adonijah De Big Show Biggie Irie De Big Show Classic All Stars Hee Haw Experience Enobong […]

    July 19, 2015MusicNo comments
  14. MQI Pic-O-De-Crop Semi-finalists in order of appearance on Friday 17th July

    Tent Stage Name Number De Big Show Gabby 1 The Experience Tent De Doctor 2 Headliners Colin Spencer 3 De Big Show Biggie Irie 4 Headliners Chrystal Cummins Beckles 5 Headliners Adrian Clarke 6 Cave Shepherd All Stars Hee Haw 7 The Experience Tent Enobong 8 De Big Show Mikey 9 De Big Show Adonijah […]

    July 11, 2015Featured, MusicNo comments
  15. No “Celebration Time” contestants & only 3 women competing – THE CHOSEN EIGHTEEN

    Here is the list of semi-finalists in the 2015 MQI PIC-O-DE-CROP Competition. TABULATED BY PRICEWATERHOUSE COOPERS SRL TENT ARTIST Cave Shepherd All Stars – Donella Cave Shepherd All Stars – Hee Haw De Big Show – Adonijah De Big Show – Biggie Irie De Big Show – Classic De Big Show – Gabby De Big Show […]

    July 10, 2015Featured, MusicNo comments
  16. NCF Announces ‘Soca Royale 2015’ Finalists

    Sweet Soca Finalists Blood – Feel Alive Edwin – Party Ah De Year Hypasoundz – Sugar Rush iWeb – All Inclusive Mistah Dale – Celebrate Red Plastic Bag – Spontaneous T.C – Under De Influence Reserve: Nikita – Wine Gyal Party Monarch Finalists Blood – Let It Go Hypasoundz – How She Like It iWeb […]

    July 5, 2015Featured, MusicNo comments
  17. An undying connection to the beat of dance – Submitted by BCC’s Corporate Communications Intern: Shannon Gooding

    In the aisles and pews of a church is where Professional Dancer Rene Blackman found his calling for the arts. He started at the impressionable age of fourteen with a group of friends/his peers. Rene expresses his joy of the arts through movement and creativity, coupled with the emotion and passion that exudes when he […]

    July 4, 2015CultureNo comments
  18. 2015 Youth Achieving Results (YAR) – A Dream Catcher for Barbadian Youth

    The opportunity to gaze on the horizon and watch one’s dreams and aspirations begin to blossom is sometimes all the motivation one needs. At least that must have been how the recent thirteen young graduates of the 2015 Youth Achieving Results (YAR) Programme felt as they proudly collected their certificates of completion. The evening’s celebrations […]

    July 2, 2015EventsNo comments
  19. SWEET SOCA AND PARTY MONARCH SEMI-FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

    There was an increase in the number of songs entered for the 2015 Sweet Soca and Party Monarch competitions. This year the NCF received 82 songs for Party Monarch up from 58 in 2014 and for Sweet Soca the number was 133 up from 114 in the previous year. The following names of the 2015 […]

    June 24, 2015MusicNo comments
  20. Developing Barbadians through Music: NCF seeks talented folk

    The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) just celebrated the achievements of their graduates with the latest Beginners Steelpan, Guitar and Voice Training workshops, at a small ceremony held at its Dance Studio, West Terrace, St. James, in the presence of their families and friends. Cultural Officer – Music, Mr. Ronald Davis said that the three workshops […]

    June 22, 2015MusicNo comments
  21. Feeding the Hunger for Dance: NCF Interns get chance to shine

    About four years ago, the National Cultural Foundation’s (NCF’s) Cultural Officer – Dance, Dr. John Hunte, created a dance summer internship programme in an effort to develop the discipline here in Barbados. This programme follows the progress of approximately 12 interns through their experiences in a pre-professional dance environment, as they work alongside professionals in […]

    June 20, 2015CultureNo comments
  22. Heritage Bus Tour to recall legends of Sugar, Molasses and Rum

    The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) will on June 7 take its Heritage product into a different realm from a walk to a bus tour otherwise known as “Sweet Stories of Sugar Molasses and Rum.” The decision to further develop the product came about as a result of the continued interests locally, regionally and internationally in […]

    June 4, 2015CultureNo comments
  23. IGM Lighting & Scotiabank’s Jr Monarch – Growing Together

    As the story goes, a young company was contracted to provide services for the National Cultural Foundation’s new Junior Calypso Monarch and they immediately saw the vision of this evolving programme. Recognising the potential, even in its embryonic phase, to the development of the many juniors who would grace its stages over the years, the […]

    May 27, 2015MusicNo comments
  24. Thinking of doing a play? No ideas? Let NCF help…

    Hope to see you there…

    May 16, 2015Education, Photo GalleryNo comments
  25. Launch of Barbados Small Business Development Centre Network

    The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS is pleased to announce the launch of the Barbados Small Business Development Centre Network (SBDC). The launch of the SBDC follows President Barack Obama’s engagement with CARICOM leaders in Kingston, Jamaica, where he discussed, among other topics, regional economic competitiveness in the Caribbean. The […]

    April 18, 2015BusinessNo comments