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Humanities Festival

For Release Upon Receipt - Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Legacy, Vision, Possibilities is the revival theme of this year’s Humanities Festival of the Faculty of Humanities and Education at the Cave Hill Campus.


After a brief hiatus, the Faculty has excitedly re-launched the Humanities Festival on the Campus’ community calendar of open events to welcome the Barbadian public to the eclectic work of its faculty and students.


The renaissance of the Humanities festival comes with new and diverse additions to its repertoire; such as Chinese language, Brazilian and Communication Studies as well as the fine arts of Film, Theatre, Dance and Music, which will be creatively showcased throughout the just over the week long extravaganza of the arts.


Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice Chancellor-elect of The University of the West Indies, has been bestowed the prestigious accolade of Humanities Scholar. As patron, Professor Beckles will open the festival with much fanfare, on Saturday March 21 at 7:30p.m. in the Amphitheatre of the Roy Marshall Teaching Complex. It was under his guidance, as Dean of the Faculty, that the Humanities Festival was conceptualized. Professor Sir Hilary’s academic career began in the Faculty of Humanities and Education where he rose to the position of Dean before joining the wider University administration.


The first event of this year’s festival will be the art exhibition ‘Expressions’ featuring the work of staff, Zoanne Evans, Alison Johnson students; Metasebia Talma, Susan Alleyne Forde, Don Small and Alumni Rodney Ifill and Althea Wood. The exhibition opens on Friday March 20th at 7p.m. with an evening of spoken word. All are invited.


The festival highlights include; the Inaugural Kamau Brathwaite Lecture, delivered by former Dean of the Faculty and Principal & Pro-Vice Chancellor of the Open Campus, Professor Hazel Simmons McDonald on March 22nd at 6p.m. and the two day Inter Campus Foreign Language Theatre Festival March 23rd and 24th both at the Walcott Warner Theatre of the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination at the Cave Hill Campus.


All festival events are free and the public is invited. Please call 417-7458 for further information or follow the Festival on Facebook.


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