By Kevanté A. C. Cash, NAGB Correspondent. The inaugural SeaWords Bahamas Literary Festival (SBLF), an initiative of Creative Nassau, became a haven for rhetoricians, wordsmiths and literary enthusiasts to come and explore a world solely created for them. Held in the Atlantis Grand Ballroom, Day two’s festival activities proved a learning experience for its eager participants. Members of the literary community, teachers and students were all in attendance to gather from what the conference had to offer.
The “Arrivants” art exhibition opens at 6pm on Thursday, 8 November at the Barbados Museum & Historical Society. Taking its title and its focus on “the journey” from Kamau Brathwaite’s The Arrivants trilogy, to which we also pay tribute, this exhibition explores the diasporic nature of Caribbean society as documented and interrogated through its artistic production. The focus is on the Anglophone Caribbean at different points in time from the mid twentieth century to the present day and on the cultural impact of migration from and to the United Kingdom, North America and Europe, as well as the movements within the Caribbean and Central American region.
SeaWords Bahamas is a literary festival, this 9th-11th of November, poised to take its inaugural flight into the exhilarating world of words crafted by those who know their power and ability to enliven intellect and spirit, releasing readers to mind-fly to realms locked to us in the physical frame. The festival is so named to link writing to the beauties of the marine environment that makes our Atlantic archipelago unique.
Please join us in celebrating the winners of the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival this coming Friday, September 28th from 6-8pm here at The Current! This is a family-friendly exhibition, showcasing winning art pieces from all over the Bahamas, including Abaco, Grand Bahama, Andros, Eleuthera and New Providence! Our Bahamian Artistic talent stretches far and wide!
Submissions welcomed!! The Bahamas Artist Movement (BAM) will coordinate the official response to the Silicon Valley African Film Festival (SVAFF) 2018. This includes the gathering of talent, product, films and sponsorship required to meet the festival requirements. BAM will see to it that the Caribbean is well represented at the festival via curated films, submitted by participating island nations of the Caribbean. The Bahamas will also present films at the festival, alongside a performance, an educational presentation and public relations.
The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) has in its possession many treasures, from The Retreat Gardens on Village Road to the extensive system of terrestrial and marine national parks that preserve and protect beauty of The Bahamas. For the second consecutive year, the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) has been invited to partner with the BNT on their dynamic annual Wine and Art Festival. To celebrate this long-standing cultural event, the 27th year of the festival esteemed to grow its network and fortify itself as the premier arts festival sustaining local creatives: the artisans, musicians, culinary artists, and craftspeople of The Bahamas.
Join us on Saturday, October 28th and Sunday, October 29th from 12Noon – 7PM for BNT’s 27th Annual Wine + Art Festival.This is the second year of the collaboration between BNT and NAGB for this long-standing cultural event, that supports the creative community including, artisans, musicians and culinary artists.
The 26th annual Wine & Art Festival will be held Friday and Saturday (October 28 and 29) at the Retreat Garden on Village Road. The event is a collaboration of the BNT and the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. Major sponsors include the Ministry of Tourism, Scotiabank, JetBlue, Bahamas Waste and Bristol Wines & Spirits.