PRESS RELEASE – Activities for the 2017 National Arts Festival commence this weekend with the Community Festival in Micoud from Friday April 21st – Sunday 23rd.
The 3-day event will encourage participation from communities in Micoud showcasing their creativity in all areas of the arts – visual, fine, literary and performance.
On Friday, April 28th, Poetry Night Live features Saint Lucian poet Kendell Hippolyte and will take place on Cadet Street in Castries under the theme, “Sounds of the Castries Underground”.
The free event commences at 7:00 p.m. and it is anticipated that Saint Lucians will come out in their numbers to experience dynamic portrayals and interpretations of poetry.
Kendell will be joined by Joshua and Lambert “Sky” Soomer along with Christine Chrycee Charlemagne.
Rashaad Joseph is also expected to take the stage on Friday night. In addition, members of Headphunk and The Writers’ Forum will take the stage in what we are expecting will be a powerful night with spoken word at the centre of it all.
A vibrant group of young actors will on Saturday 29th and 30th April, stage Katherine Atkinson’s play “Requiem for a Bad John” at the National Cultural Centre from 7:00 p.m. on both days. Entrance fee to Theatre Night is $25.