The Ministry of Trade, Commerce & Industry, Sports, Culture & National Festivals in partnership with the People’s Republic of China has announced a FREE Garment Manufacturing Workshop. The three month workshop will be staged at the Simon Bolivar Centre from November 30th, 2015. Open to people of all skill-levels. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for application forms.
December 6th 2015 – The Friends of Antigua Public Library (646-823-3399) invites New York residents to Antigua House (located 12 West 122st) in Harlem to meet their Author in Residence (Dr. Natasha Lightfoot). 3 to 7 p.m. Please note this event is in New York not Antigua but you can still support the author, wherever you are, by ordering a copy of the book: Troubling Freedom: Antigua And The Aftermath Of Emancipation.
The December session of Expressions: Poetry In The Pub will be held on Thursday 10th December in conjunction with Gender Affairs and the 2015 #16DaysOfActivism campaign. The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign which takes place each year, and runs from 25 November, (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women), to 10 December (Human Rights Day). The ‘16 Days Campaign’ is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and groups around the world to call for the elimination of violence against women and girls.
For more information on #16DaysOfActivism click on the following link: http://artcultureantigua.com/16daysofactivism-campaign/
The Museum’s annual Christmas party comes up on December 11th 2015 – venue is the Anchorage Inn on Anchorage Road 5:30 p.m. onwards. Expressions choir performs at 7:30 p.m. Hats and masks welcomed. Catering is potluck – finger foods for the drinks table.
Anthony Hampson, who this past Independence (2015) received a national award for his work with music education via his Le Chateau d’Or music academy, continues to work and announces the Academy’s annual Christmas programme will take place on Saturday, December 12th, 2015. Venue is the Precision Centre. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children; and can be had from parents of students or from the Academy itself (contact number 461-5060). Featured guest will be award winning pan arranger (through his work with Hell’s Gate – the oldest and longest running pan orchestra in the region and the world) and pan educator (a Masters graduate of the Northern Illinois University and an alum of the University of the West Indies now teaching in the A & B school system) Khan Cordice.
The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and Modern Day Slavery: The Differences and Similarities: A Forum: Presentation By The Antigua and Barbuda Youth Enlightenment Academy (ABYEA) and The Antigua and Barbuda Reparations Support Commission (ABRSC). Presenters: Dorbrene O’Marde, Chairperson of ABRSC, Playwright and Author; and Akilah A. Jardine, Doctoral Researcher in International Law on Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery. Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 7:30PM at The Antigua and Barbuda Youth Enlightenment Academy, 1 George Weston Vista, Lightfoot, Gunthorp.