Thursday, November 29, 2012
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
|Anthology contributor Sandra Sealy receives her copy from Robert Sandiford. Linda M. Deane (left) and Donna King-Brathwaite from the Ministry of the Environment look on.|
|Premanent Secretary in the Ministry of the Environment and Drainage, Gayle Francis-Vaughn|
|GR12 Readers (l-r): Ian Bourne, Arnold Ward and Dana Gilkes|
|Anthology contributor Dorhonda Smith reads her excerpt from the book|
|Checking out the green anthology|
|Good green eats|
|Writers on the Boardwalk, Hastings|
Green Readings: Barbados, The First Five Years [2008-2012] is also available from ArtsEtc and from the Ministry of the Environment and Drainage. See our website for more about other publications from ArtsEtc.
|ArtsEtc editors Robert Edison Sandiford and Linda M. Deane|
• Photographs (with exception of book close-ups) by June Stoute, GR12 photo/rapporteur.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Every year, ArtsEtc asks its Green Readers for a statement, a snippet of work and a little about themselves—a sneaky preview of what to expect on the Green Readings stage. The responses are often unexpected, always fascinating. Sometimes the artists even stick to theme! This year’s theme is Heritage, and below are the responses from this year's readers, Keoma Mallett, Norma Meek and Indrani.
Copyright © 2012 by Keoma Mallett
• Keoma, Norma and Indrani will be joined by visual artist Sheena Rose and jazz combo James De Lovell and Friends for Green Readings 2012 Pt. 2, this Saturday, June 23, at Folkestone Park from 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Every year, ArtsEtc asks its Green Readers to make a statement about their art, their environment and the Green Readings theme for that year.
This year, the theme is Heritage.
Here are the "green statements" of the first set of GR12 readers—Arnold Ward, Dana Gilkes, and Carolle Bourne.
Well-known Barbadian actor and writer Arnold F. Ward has won several prizes for his writing at the national and international level. His publications include Dear Aunt, Bajan Love, and Knock and Wait.
I met an old man recently who liked to talk.
Carolle Bourne, journalist, poet and art critic, who died in May, was the winner of the Kamau Brathwaite prize for poetry and a recipient of the Frank Collymore Literary Endowment. She was the author of the poetry collection Saraband: The Incomplete Works of Caroline Ravenspeare.
Dana Gilkes is an award-winning poet and visual artist. She teaches creative writing at the Barbados Community College and won the Frank Collymore Literary Endowment Award for the poetry collectionAnatomy of A Scream.
World Without End?
To think the very nature that sustains us could be at our mercy: we dishonour our beginnings, motion our end.
• Ian, Arnold and Dana will be reading on the Boardwalk at Hastings on Saturday, June 9, 2012, from 3:30 p.m. as part of ArtsEtc’s and the Ministry of the Environment’s Green Readings 2012.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
ARTSETC is known mainly for its involvement in the arts in Barbados but we love it when we also get to explore the “et cetera” side of what we do.
|Above and below: |
Mr. John Francis of Williams Industries and Linda M. Deane of ArtsEtc Inc.
presenting shirts to the teams.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
TODAY, Thursday, March 1st, 2012 is World Book Day. Here are 10 great ways to celebrate where you are and to show words you love them, too!
1. Curl up with that brand new book, the one you got for Christmas that you haven’t had time to read yet.
2. Read poetry to your loved one in an intimate setting.
3. Donate books to a school or reading programme.
4. Volunteer to read at a school, in your community or on a hospital ward.
5. Get started on the 12 Barbadian titles in ArtsEtc’s recommended reading list. It’s a great place to begin. (See image below.)
6. Start—or finish—writing that book of your own.
7. Support your local author—buy Bajan!
8. Join, or start, a book club.
9. Make a pledge to find 30 minutes in your day, every day (OK, then, at least a couple of days a week!) to read to your child.
10. Join in Days Books’ World Book Day event TODAY from 2 p.m. at their store in Independence Square or catch the celebration live on Starcom VOB.
Do you plan to curl up with a great book? The new one by Glenville Lovell, perhaps. Are you reading to a loved one or maybe others at a school, in your community or on a hospital ward? Or are you heading on over to Days Books? (Click here for more ideas.)
Today, Thursday, March 1, is World Book Day, and ArtsEtc is very happy to be supporting the bookstore in its first ever event to locally mark the 15-year-old worldwide celebration.
The theme of Days Books’ event is “Read a book, Share a story”, and there is plenty going on at the store in Independence Square tomorrow from about 2 p.m.—storytelling, book signings, the launch of a Days’ new website, and a discussion on the joys and importance of reading to be broadcast live on Starcom VOB radio.
Some of the award-winning Barbadian authors taking part are children’s publisher June Stoute, poets Esther Phillips and Kerry Belgrave, and fantasy novelist Karen Lord.
Karen Austin of Days Books says she is keen to make the event an annual occurrence in Barbados as a way of helping to sensitise Bajans about reading.
“There are events taking place all over the world, in England, Ireland, in the United States. WBD has been going on for 15 years so I thought it was about time Barbados joined in. I have emailed the World Book Day people to let them know about our event and what we’re doing to promote the cause this side of the Atlantic.”
In addition to the in-store activities, Karen promises exciting discounts and giveaways for eager readers and booklovers. Schools and literacy professionals have also been invited.
Sounds like a place to be. Happy WBD!
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