Tag Archives: NCF


    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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Thinking of doing a play? No ideas? Let NCF help…

    Hope to see you there…

    May 16, 2015Education, Photo GalleryNo comments
  7. 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
  8. ARCHITECTS OF DESTINY to be released at Caribbean Fine Arts (CAFA) Fair

    “Architects of Destiny is a collection of poetry, prose and musings that has been written over a tumultuous period of my life. The roller-coaster ride that I was prized with has taught me much about myself, the people I am surrounded by and those I chose or chose not to foster relationships with. My journey, […]

    February 19, 2015BooksNo comments

    Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, has called on the private sector and individuals to invest in the cultural industries, and in turn, benefit from tax concessions. He explained that under the Act, individuals or private sector companies that invest in cultural practitioners or an approved cultural project are eligible for generous income […]

    February 5, 2015CultureNo comments
  10. “Chattel House Books” at Sky Mall: Promoting Barbadian & Regional Authors

    Book Source has opened a new outlet in Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall, St. Michael called Chattel House Books. This is a facility which promotes Bajan and regional authors. Book readings, book signings, interactive sessions with the authors, Children’s days and a Chattel House eBook platform for Caribbean authors are some of the upcoming features in store for readers. They are even […]

    December 18, 2014BooksNo comments

    For the second year in succession, Sagicor‘s sponsorship of the NIFCA Juniors in the performing arts will allow for the continued creation of a Barbadian venue on which the talent of Barbados’ local aspiring young artistes is highlighted. Which is very similar to “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much…” A Sagicor corporate message […]

    October 23, 2014MusicNo comments
  12. Inmates at HMP Dodds work on prison calendar second time around

    After their very first calendar was so well-received, inmates in the rehabilitation programme at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) Dodds are putting the finishing touches on a 2015 calendar. ANSA McAL (Barbados) Ltd. (AMBL) is sponsoring the production of the calendar and its placement throughout its subsidiaries for the second year. Last Christmas over 4,000 copies […]

    September 24, 2014Crime, PaintingNo comments
  13. Challenging Colonial Legacy: Barbadian founder of Yoruba Dance Troupe recalls his change from Medicine to Activism

    ELOMBE MOTTLEY was a teenager in Barbados doing his A-levels when the spirit of activism fired up his first act of revolution – the publication of a highly critical paper on his English headmaster and the Government of his paradise Caribbean isle. Son of Ernest Deighton Mottley – a former politician and mayor of Bridgetown […]

    September 21, 2014BooksNo comments
  14. ArtsEtc Barbados sponsors prize in poet’s name: Authors & Editors join forces with NCF to give tribute

    ArtsEtc recently announced its sponsorship of the inaugural Carolle Bourne Prize – a new award for the 2014 National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA), and one that specifically targets innovation. We are truly honoured to be doing something in Carolle’s name and excited to be teaming up with US-based Bajan suspense writer Ronald A. […]

    September 5, 2014Books, FeaturedNo comments
  15. ‘Home and Heart’ Rosemary Pilgrim at the QPG; (Pelican Craft Centre) 16th August to 16th September 2014. Feature address by Lilian Sten-Nicholson, AICA

    About the artist: Rosemary Pilgrim, renowned printmaker, painter, art teacher as well as daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, Caribbean woman, to mention only some of her roles in life. I use this long litany of titles, because together they inform her work. ‘Home and Heart‘ is the name of this exhibition, ‘home and heart’ is the […]

    August 22, 2014Featured, PaintingNo comments
  16. Gap Theatre’s ‘Down in the Arte Farte Gully…’ – Crop Over Meets “The Expendables;” Is it time to revive Mr Harding?

    The Gap Theatre wins again, this time not with an anthology of excerpts but original material based on combining discarded traditions of Barbados, ancient African cultural themes and how modernisation can hurt the natural environment. ‘Down in the Arte Farte Gully‘ at the Reggae Lounge was a bold undertaking which played on the Reggae Lounge’s huge […]

    August 20, 2014CultureNo comments
  17. NCF supports Kick Dust Productions’ bio-drama “The House Of Landship” set for National Heroes’ Weekend

    “There are few cultural art forms that are totally indigenous to Barbados and we must spare no effort to preserve and protect these national treasures for future generations”. The play, which received standing ovations during the 2013 Crop Over Folk Concert, went on to represent Barbados at Carifesta XI in Suriname. Most recently The House […]

    April 8, 2014Culture, EventsNo comments
  18. Tuk Verse in the Barbadian Poetic Space: 10th April 2014 at 7:00 pm April 2, 2014Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  19. 5th Element Fashions at Divi Southwinds: Sarah Venable rocks a dress! March 31, 2014Fashion, Photo GalleryNo comments
  20. Award-winning artist to stage landscape exhibition on Wednesday, November 13

    Recipient of the Arts and Sports Promotion Fund, Alison Chapman-Andrews, will stage a visual arts exhibition entitled Landscape Revisited. The official launch will be held on Wednesday, November 13, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Punch Creative Arena, Morningside Gallery, Barbados Community College, Howell’s Cross Road, St. Michael. The exhibition, which will run until […]

    November 11, 2013Events, GalleriesNo comments
  21. RDX Overcomes Barbados Soca Mass Rejection Of Dancehall Infusion At Crop-Over Festival.

    This past year has been a whirlwind of touring for Dancehall Duo RDX as they have been performing to sold out venues around the world. Recently making their debut performance at “The Greatest Show On Earth: Reggae Sumfest“, RDX headed straight to Trinidad for SUNSPLASH 2013 for another round of sizzling performance! The group which […]

    August 9, 2013Controversy, MusicNo comments
  22. Save The Date, Crop Over Read-IN and Book Fair: “THREE SIDES TO EVERY STORY”

    July 21st from 7:00 PM, fea. the debut of Robert Edison Sandiford‘s “And Sometimes They Fly” 3 Storytellers 2 Guest Griots 1 tricky Narrator Don’t miss the tour of the Folk Museum and of course the BOOK FAIR where you can get your copies personalised. Great storytelling and good family fun. Get your tickets.

    July 13, 2013Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  23. DeO Graphic Designs: Got it Covered? Video Promotion of Print & eBooks

    DeOlivere Greenidge is Barbadian by birth and is an artist, professional photographer and graphic artist. DeOlivere is an award winning artist who copped the Peirce Tappin award for photography at the Barbados National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) 2006 in Barbados. He has been bestowed with numerous gold, silver and bronze medals during his […]

    March 30, 2013Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  24. “V-SPEAKS” All Rights Reserved © Cher Corbin – 2011

    I am here. I reside between two pillars of strength. At times I seek solace in my own thoughts. My inner workings irritate me on the lunar cycle But that is Nature’s instruction sheet, Preparing me for the ultimate task. I have seen the faces of my two children. I have watched them enter the […]

    March 30, 2013Books, ControversyNo comments

    It is an exhibition of sculptures of animals out of the ordinary. Sculpture solo shows in Barbados are pretty unusual at best, so come to Queen’s Park Gallery Pelican at 6.30pm on August 26th.

    August 25, 2012Photo Gallery, SculptureNo comments