September 7, 2019 marked the beginning of 100 days of commemorative activities in honour of the centenary of late Jamaican cultural icon Louise ‘Miss Lou’ Bennett-Coverley.
The parish wide celebratory activities are being spearheaded by various agencies, including the National Library of Jamaica, the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) and the Bureau of Gender Aﬀairs and are scheduled as follows.
|Wednesday, September 11, 2019||K&SA||Miss Lou Lunch Hour Concert||12:00 noon||Louise Bennett-Coverley Primary School, Gordon Town|
|Thursday, September 19, 2019||St. Catherine||A Miss Lou Seh So||10:00 a.m.||Solid Base Group of Schools, Brunswick Avenue, Spanish Town|
|Friday, September 20, 2019||Trelawny||Lunch Hour Concert||12:00 noon||Hanover Parish Church|
|Westmoreland||Miss Lou Concert and Bandana Competition||11:00 a.m.||Sean Lavery Faith Hall, Savanna-la-Mar|
|St. Ann||Labrish||2:00 p.m.||St. Ann Parish Library|
|Wednesday, September 25, 2019||St. James||Miss Lou Birthday Celebration||10:30 a.m.||St. John’s Methodist Church|
|Thursday, September 26, 2019||Manchester||Miss Lou Roots & Cultural Showbiz||11:00 a.m.||Manchester High School, Perth Road, Mandeville|
|St. Thomas||Miss Lou in Poetry and Story||10:00 a.m.||St. Thomas Parish Library|
|Portland||Miss Lou Centennial Celebrations||3:00 p.m.||Neville Antonio Park, Port Antonio|
|St. Mary||Miss Lou Tribute Concert||1:00 p.m.||Horace Clarke High School Auditorium, Islington|
|Friday, September 27, 2019||Clarendon||Miss Lou Concert & Bandana Styling Competition||1:00 p.m.||Denbigh High School, May Pen|
|St. Elizabeth||Miss Lou & Maas Ran Cultural Ambassador Pageant||1:00 p.m.||Maggotty High School|
|Trelawny||Story Cum to Bump (A live presentation of works by Miss Lou)||11:00 a.m.||JCDC Parish Office – 3 Rodney Street|
Miss Lou, who passed in 2006, has been hailed as Jamaica’s standard bearer in the popularisation of Jamaican patois and folklore on the international stage through her pioneering roles as poet, actress, comedienne, scholar, journalist, playwright, broadcaster, teacher and lecturer.
For additional information, contact:
Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport
4-6 Trafalgar Road
Tel: 876- 978-7654