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A & B Arts Round Up – October 11th 2019 —>

October 20th 2019 –

October 27th 2019 –

October 20th – November 2nd 2019 –

*note: at a glance, the Independence programme does not, with the possible exception of the theatrical presentation, include any literary arts activities. This has been touch and go over the years (some years there’s an independence writing comp, some years not, some years a showcase of some sort, sometimes not – no consistency). Again, we would like to direct the ptb to the open letter read in 2011 at the lit arts competition awards by the then coordinator and shared on this site re what’s needed for more consistency re lit arts out of Culture and would add only that to propel action, consistent or otherwise, more than lip service, there would need to be the will to prioritize lit arts.

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*Note. I reached out to the library for more information on its Author of the Month series which I will also be adding to the Opportunities page. But, in a nutshell, this series is part of the Public Library’s aim to introduce the local community to its authors. Selections are done based on availability of the authors during the months of January – November. The authors are invited to display their books and read excerpts from their work. There is a Q&A segment and the audience is encouraged to purchase these books or they are informed where the purchases can be made. For more information or to be booked, contact the library directly: publib287@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/NPLAntiguaBarbuda

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November 16th and 21st, December 12th, 14th, and 19th 2019 – 71498258_2222054817898821_4518888641497399296_n

November 30th 2019  -7 p.m. – English Harbour Town – 

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Independence activities lifted from the Culture Department facebook page; plus see Best of Book’s, Halo’s, and Spilling Ink’s facebook for more information on their activities.

As with all content on Wadadli Pen, unless otherwise indicated, this is written by author and Wadadli Pen founder and coordinator Joanne C. Hillhouse. All rights reserved.

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A & B Arts Round up – January 3rd 2019 —>

July 6th 2019 – 6 p.m. – The Royal Society of Literature – New Daughters of Africa – part of the Africa Writes Festival @ the Knowledge Centre, the British Library, London – this is obviously not being held in Antigua (and though I’m unlikely to be there, I wanted to let my Caribbean and especially my Antiguan people know about this, one of the events being held to promote the New Daughters of Africa). “Twenty-five years after Margaret Busby’s Daughters of Africa anthology, a new companion volume brings together the work of over 200 writers from across the globe – Antigua to Zimbabwe, Angola to the USA – to celebrate a unifying heritage, illustrate an uplifting sense of sisterhood and showcase the remarkable range of creativity from the African diaspora.” Details here.

April 30th 2019 – A feature of Antigua Sailing Week is Reggae in the Park at the Nelson’s Dockyard, an official UNESCO heritage site. Go here for details.

March 31st 2019 – Wadadli Pen Readers Choice Book of the Year voting deadline. If there’s a book, released between 2017 and 2018, by an Antiguan and Barbudan that you read and liked. Vote. If you haven’t read any of the books on the list; there’s still time. Here’s where you go to see the books and vote.

#readAntiguaBarbuda #voteAntiguaBarbuda

January 29th 2019 (give or take) – Team Antigua Island Girls due to return home – follow their page for the latest (and to read up on them if you haven’t been following their 3,000 mile row across the Atlantic) as this kind of thing is hard to pin down – also check out our tribute here on Wadadli Pen #Girlscan

January 14th – 18th 2019 – Schools Drama Festival & January 17th 2019 – Honey Bee Theatre’s The Long Walk ETA: Encore showing set for February 9th 2019 – Dean William Lake Centre.49682638_10156651453962931_7641356855263887360_n

January 8th 2019 (5 p.m. – 7 p.m.) – Art Show and Wine Tasting featuring Tracy Salmon.48356852_371261727012898_7963534236311355392_n

49115870_762893680740981_3748126278847299584_nJanuary 4th (6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and 5th 2019 (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.) – The Black Exhibit presents ART: A Research Study Redefining Gender Norms Through Photography by Jesseca Ormond at the Reginald Samuel Art Gallery located at the Antigua and Barbuda Youth Enlightenment Academy (Old BBC building in Lightfoot). Admission is free. For more information you can email theblackexhibit@gmail.com, call (268) 734-7359, or visit the facebook event page for details. Another showing to be organized – watch this space (or check with The Black Exhibit’s facebook page or email them for more)

As with all content on wadadlipen.wordpress.com, except otherwise noted, this is written by Wadadli Pen founder, coordinator, and blogger Joanne C. Hillhouse (author of The Boy from Willow Bend, Dancing Nude in the Moonlight, Oh Gad!, Musical Youth, Lost! A Caribbean Sea Adventure, and With Grace). All Rights Reserved.

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A & B Arts Round-up – November 2nd 2018 –>

Mark Brown at the airport.jpgOngoing – Independence art show at the airport – extended to the weekend of November 10th 2018. For more on this event, check out CREATIVE SPACE 14 at my Jhohadli blog.

Ongoing – new film – Loving Daniella – while this doesn’t look to be a local film, it does, judging from the trailer, have some location shots in Antigua and Barbuda, and some local talent (I spied Omar Mathurin and Julie Hewlett who played brother and sister in Antigua and Barbuda’s first feature length film The Sweetest Mango – congrats to both of them!) – it popped up in my social media timeline with a reminder to support local talent so (though it’s free advertising for Caribbean Cinemas which never responds to our requests to contribute to Wadadli Pen) I’m passing it on. 45795689_10155506642631148_2346737162365435904_n.jpg

November 7th 14th 2018 – 5-7 p.m – Eef Armstrong, someone who through her Raw Island Products has been a Wadadli Pen patron and whose daughter was a regular in the finals gallery until she graduated out of the 12 and younger category and turned her attention to the performing arts (so be sure to go out and support!), is artist of the month at Vino Joe, Mandolin Place, Friars Hill Road.

November 10th 2018 – 8 p.m. – AGHS Honeybee Theatre, helmed by Zahra Airall, no stranger to Wadadli Pen blog regulars as she is listed in the theatre bibliographies and related postings, and actually collaborated with us on a Black History Month showcase when Wadadli Pen returned in 2010 after a 3 year break, presents Light in the Dark, a play she’s taken twice on tour this year, at the Dean William Lake Centre. Don’t miss your chance to see this!

November 10th 2018 – 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – Best of Books Bookstore, St. Mary’s Street – Wadadli Pen Open Mic. This is a project of the bookstore for which they requested the use of the name fully 8 years ago now and still going strong. Just call it Wadadli Pen’s cousin which makes it family, so support.

October 15th 2018 – November 15th 2018 – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday to Friday – Halo Foundation for the Needy presents War the Exhibition – the untold story of World Wars 1 & 2 and the sacrifice of thousands of West Indian men who voluntarily put their lives at risk to support their mother country… Government House, Independence Ave., St. John’s – in commemoration of the brave soldiers of Antigua and Barbuda who served in WWl & WW2 – Free Admission – in support of the ex-Servicemen’s Association of Antigua and Barbuda – contact@foundationhalo.org – 268-562-9153. Incidentally, you can read about this in CREATIVE SPACE 13 over at my Jhohadli blog.

November 14th 2018 – related to War the Exhibition – lecture 1 9 a.m. – 10 a.m., lecture 2 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Government House.

November 17th 2018 – 4 p.m. – this one is not in Antigua nor Barbuda but I just wanted to remind the Antiguan and Barbudan diaspora in south Florida that I’ll be reading at the Miami Book Fair – where the Spanish edition of Lost! The Caribbean Sea Adventure will also make its debut.lost spanish cover 2

March 31st 2019 – Deadline to #readAntiguaBarbuda #voteAntiguaBarbuda and help select the Antigua and Barbuda Readers Choice Book of the Year (2017 + 2018). These are the books.

Now, go here to vote.

As with all content on Wadadli Pen, except otherwise noted, this is written by Antiguan and Barbudan writer Joanne C. Hillhouse (author of The Boy from Willow Bend, Dancing Nude in the Moonlight, Oh Gad!, Musical Youth, Dancing Nude in the Moonlight 10th Anniversary Edition and Other Writings, With Grace, and Lost! A Caribbean Sea Adventure; also a freelance writer, editor, writing coach and workshop facilitator). If you like the content here follow or recommend the blog, also, check out my page on Amazon, WordPress, and/or Facebook, and help spread the word about Wadadli Pen and my books. Thank you.

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A & B Arts Round Up – April 10th 2018 —>

This page or series of pages is specific to arts and/or cultural events being held in Antigua and Barbuda.

May 20th 2018 – Call for papers – 13th Annual Conference and Distinguished Lecture (August 16th -17th 2018) – the University of the West Indies Open Campus Antigua and Barbuda, the Antigua and Barbuda Studies Association, and the Antigua and Barbuda Youth Enlightenment Academy. Details re Call for Papers: UWI-ABSA Conference 2018 Call for Papers

April 28th 2018 – Jhohadli Writing Project Creative Writing Series continues – must register at least one week in advance – can participate from anywhere – several payment options – April 2018

April 21st 2018 – 6:30 p.m. mock logoThe Wadadli Youth Pen Prize 2018 Challenge Awards Ceremony at the Best of Books, St. Mary’s Street.

April 16th – 18th 2018 –  3:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Teenagers’ Artistic Expressions In Writing and With Cell-phone Photographs – Instructor, Mali Adélàjà Olatunji Dip. photo, BSc, M.A. The_Art_of_Mali_Olatunji_-_Full_Size_RGB_m– at The Museum Of Antigua and Barbuda (Long and Market Streets, St. John’s, Antigua) – exploring the simplicity of photography with the use of a cell-phone to make pictures of any subjects or objects with the intention to produce images of artistic pictorial expressions; also articulating  intentions in words in the manner of photojournalism to provide a documentary or a visual account of specific subjects and events, literally re-presenting objective reality rather than the usual subjective discourses of everyday life.

April 14th & 15th 2018 – Antigua Opera Society’s first ever performance at Catherine’s Café and the National Sailing Academy. Read more at Antiguanice.com

April 14th 2018 –  the official launch of Brenda Lee Browne’s first novella, ‘London Rocks’, at Cedars Pottery, Buckley’s Main Road, 6pm – 8pm. There will be a reading,  Q&A and book signing – copies of  ‘Just Write Writers Journal’  will also be on sale. An art exhibition featuring original pieces by Browne will be on display. About the Book: New Book from Hansib – London Rocks[1789]
London Rocks

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A & B Arts Round-up – March 7th 2018 –>

This page or series of pages is specific to arts and/or cultural events being held in Antigua and Barbuda.

May 20th 2018 – Call for papers – 13th Annual Conference and Distinguished Lecture (August 16th -17th 2018) – the University of the West Indies Open Campus Antigua and Barbuda, the Antigua and Barbuda Studies Association, and the Antigua and Barbuda Youth Enlightenment Academy. Details re Call for Papers: UWI-ABSA Conference 2018 Call for Papers

April 14th 15th 2018 – Antigua Opera Society’s first ever performance at Catherine’s Café and the National Sailing Academy. Read more at Antiguanice.com

March 23rd 2018 – the National Public Library Celebrating Local Author of the Month, Kimolisa Mings Kim– Mid-Afternoon Tea and Coffee Author Reading and Book Signing 12-2 p.m. – Author’s books on sale.

March 22nd 2018 – 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Sugar Ridge – Hub Dot Antigua has announced an event themed ‘Making the World a Better Place’

March 12, 14, 19, 21 – Public Library – 6:30pm -7:30pm – Intentional Self-Publishing Workshop with Kimolisa Mings

March 10th 2018 – 7 p.m. – 3 a.m. – Soothe 7 pmto 3 am

March 10th 2018 – March 2018 workshop
N.B. the Jhohadli Writing Project Creative Writing Series will continue as long as there’s interest and time. To be informed of future workshops, request addition to the mailing list by emailing jhohadli at gmail dot com

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A & B Arts Round-up – July 7th 2017—>

August 3rd 2017 –

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August 1st – 5th 2017 – Watch Night and other Emancipation Day activities – note that it’s now a week long activity and at a new location

July 23rd 2017 – Fashion Formation at the Copper & Lumber Store Hotel, English Harbour at 4:00 pm

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A & B Arts Round-up February 20th 2017 —>

Saturday 13th May, 2017 – Wadadli Stories Book Fair – 10am to 8pm, St. John’s City.

March 11th 2017 –

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Events page here.

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February 22nd and other Wednesdays –  Captain’s Monthly Wine Tasting at the Captain’s Quarters Restaurant & Bar in Falmouth brings together wine and poetry lovers. Resident poets include Glen Toussaint and Marseilla Jardine among others. Tasting from 7 – 8 p.m., Open mic starts at 8 p.m. Call 562-7159 or 460-1036 for details.

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