Arts Page Talks about the multiple event cancellations in light of the COVID-19

The Government has announced restrictions on public gatherings in the wake of the second confirmed imported case of COVID-19. Prime Minister Andrew Holness made the announcement at an emergency press conference at Jamaica House Wednesday, where he urged citizens to limit public gatherings in order to avoid community-spread of the virus. Press play to get more details on these event & permit restrictions

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Arts Page features the National Gallery of Jamaica’s First Saturdays

Starting in the month of March, the National Gallery of Jamaica will introduce for your viewing pleasure First Saturdays. The new undertaking will complement the ‘Jamaica Jamaica’ exhibition mounted at the NGJ on the corner of Ocean Boulevard and Orange Street in Kingston. Press play to find out how this new monthly event will better help patrons understand and appreciate the prevailing themes in the exhibit which opened at the start of Reggae Month.

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Arts Page features the Jamaica Intl Faith Film Festival (JIFF)

Following on the success of four award-winning faith based movies, BarriVision Films is collaborating with Jamaica Youth for Christ to once again stage the Jamaica International Faith Film Festival (JIFF), from February 20-22. Press play to hear more on this edition of the Arts Page.

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The Arts Page: The Reggae Month Edition

In 2007, Judith Falloon Reid travelled to a place many of us have never even dreamt about visiting, a place so remote, cold and isolated few people are brave enough to set foot on its shores. Where is this place, it’s called Antarctica. Having made the once in a lifetime trip, Mrs. Faloon Reid has returned to share her adventures with the world. Listen to the Arts Page to learn more.

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Kingston Creative partners with the Residents of Downtown Kingston

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.

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Culture Ministry & KSAMC Do Murals

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.

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The Arts Page shares highlights from the Prime Minister’s Youth Awards for Excellence.

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.

 

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The Arts Page features St Catherine Primary as they Celebrate Miss Lou 100

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.

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The Arts Page Discusses The Kingston Creative Movement

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.

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Arts Page: Jamaican Poets School Tour

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.

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On this week’s Arts Page, Heritage Week Celebrations in full swing.

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.

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Arts Page Features Jermaine Edwards

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.  

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