Kingston Creative has been a quiet but transformative force, changing the Downtown, Kingston space in recent months. One does not have to look far for the physical evidence, only take a trip to Water Lane, Church Street, Harbour Street and Rosemary Lane and observe the aesthetic difference being made through the organisation’s, Art Walk and mural projects. However, there have been concerns about the extent to which these efforts benefit the residents of Downtown. Listen to the Arts Page to get the details.
Have you been seeing murals popping up all across the Corporate Area? Chances are they were painted as part of a multidimensional mural project titled, ‘Paint Up Yu Creative Space’, being spearheaded by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport and the Kingston and the St. Andrew Municipal Corporation. The project, which will be undertaken in three phases, aims to promote Kingston’s international designation as a Creative City.
On this week’s Arts Page, painters, sculptors and other local artisans gear up for the 2019 staging of the Association of Jamaican Potters Art and Craft Fair. Check out this edition of the Arts Page to get the latest.
47 individuals and youth organisations received the 2019 Prime Minister’s Youth Award for Excellence in 12 categories. Ranging from Academics to Sports the categories of the awards were broad, giving the nearly 90 nominees a fair chance at being recognised for their dedication to their various fields. Listen to this edition of Arts Page to find out more.
There are only 11 days remaining in the 100-day celebration of the centenary of cultural icon Louise Bennett Coverley. Launched on September 1, the activities hosted to celebrate Miss Lou 100 have ranged from concerts to lectures to exhibits, poetry readings and so much more. Listen to the Arts Page to get the details.
Schools, groups, bands and individuals are now working on their entries for the 2020 competitions hosted by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC). We caught up with 2019 Jamaica Gospel Song Winner Joanna Walker who has been taking her song Taste and See all over the airwaves. Listen to this edition of The Arts Page to find out more
Since its launch in February 2017, the Kingston Creative Movement, has taken on new layers, newer facets with a mountain of work being put into upholding Kingston’s UNESCO Creative City designation and realising the vision of Kingston as the Creative Capital of the Caribbean. Listen to Arts Page and get the details.
This week, the 2019 iteration of the Jamaican Poets School Tour is now underway. I’m Vanessa Silvera and that’s what’s on this week’s Arts Page. Stick around to hear more.
This week we talk Skip to My Lou Lou and JCDC Performing Arts Workshops. Plus, new deadline for entries to the JIS Heritage Competitions. Listen today’s edition of the Arts Page to learn more.
This week, the Institute of Jamaica presents Heritage Fest. We’ll have PR Manager Leslie-Ann Brown telling us more about the three day event. Stick around as we uncover this week’s Arts Page.
Our Heritage a Great Legacy, that’s the theme chosen for this year’s Heritage Month celebrations which have been taking place across the island since the start of October. The activities usually heat up around the time of Heritage Week though, when schools along with numerous businesses dress up and commemorate aspects of our culture.
This week, we chat with Jermaine Edwards, fresh off his Asia tour. Plus, we talk his new album and being awarded this year by the state of Florida. Stay tuned as we uncover this week’s Arts Page.
This week on The Arts Page, we continue our series on storytelling with newly elected President of the Jamaica Tour Guide Association, Christopher Creary. All part of our Miss Lou 100 celebrations.
From September 1 to December 10, Jamaica will be celebrating its most famous of storyteller, Louise Bennett Coverley. Today we are also featuring two people who have made the practice into a career, Christopher Creary, storyteller and tour guide at Hope Botanical Gardens and animated storyteller Christine Neil Wright.
On this week’s edition of the Arts Page, we present a breakdown of the activities for the Miss Lou 100 celebrations. Plus, Storyteller Amina Blackwood Meeks shares one of her Miss Lou favourites.
The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport has officially launched Miss Lou 100, to commemorate the centenary of the birth of cultural icon Louise Bennett Coverley. Activities have been spread across the globe, from Jamaica to Florida to Canada, with pockets of Jamaicans celebrating the mother of Jamaican Language and Culture in their own way. Dub Poet and Linguist Cue Kirk explains how Miss Lou helped to change her perception of herself as a Jamaican-Canadian.
When Kenia and her team at Listen Mi Caribbean heard the good news, they were beside themselves. They would be working to produce content for the 50th season of the globally loved children’s show Sesame Street. This opportunity will allow them to walk a path few local studios have before.
The Louse Bennett Garden Theatre will come alive with poetic sounds this Sunday August 11 as SenYAcum Edutainment in collaboration with the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) and the Canadian High Commission presents the annual Jamaica Poetry Festival. This year the event marks nearly a decade since its rebranding as an annual poetry festival and I have on the line, the Founder of the Festival Yasus Afari and one of this year’s guests Dub Poet and Linguist Cue Kirk who flew in from Canada for this year’s staging.
On this week’s edition of the Arts Page, a conversation with 2019 Jamaica Festival Song Winner, Raldene ‘Loaded Eagle’ Dyer, plus, the full run down of this year’s festival activities