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Louise Simone Bennett-Coverley, OM, OJ, MBE

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
Kingston 5
Tel: 876- 978-7654
Email: info@mcges.gov.jm
Website: https://mcges.gov.jm/