UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Percussion on the Greens

Percussion on the Greens

UWI Arts Percussion Ensemble and UWI Arts Afro Caribbean Drumming Ensemble

Percussion on the Greens

Date Saturday 11 March

Time: 5:00 pm

Venue:  The Greens, DCFA Gordon Street

 

DCFA Open day

 

DCFA Open Day

Date Thursday 16 March

Time: 9:00 am

Venue:  DCFA Gordon Street

 

UWI Arts Theatre Annual Student Production: Sticky Desires

Date: March 31 ,  April 1 - 2  |  April 7- 9

Time: 6 & 8pm

Venue: LRC

 

Carnival Studies Colloquium – Small is Beautiful

Date: April 6

Time:  8:30 am – 3:00pm

Venue: CLL Auditorium

 

 

UWI Arts Guitar Ensemble In Concert

Date: Saturday 8 April

Time: 6:00pm

Venue: CLL Auditorium

 

Visual Arts Exhibitions

Date: April 18 – 28 (Degree)

Venue: The National Museum

Date: April 23 – 28 (Certificate)

Venue: DCFA Gordon Street

 

 

 

Sole to Sole

 

UWI Arts Dance presents Sole to Sole

Date Friday April 21 - am & pm, Saturday 22

Time: 10:30 am & 7:00pm

Venue:  Little Carib Theatre

 

DCFA symposium

 

Th?nk 3 – Cultural Policy Symposium

Date: Thursday April 27

Time: 8.30am

Venue: TBA

 

Lecture Demonstrations

Original choreography presentations by Final Year Dance students

Date: Thursday April 27

Time: 4-8pm

 Venue: LRC UWI

 

Children’s Theatre

Date: Saturday 29 April

Venue:  The Black Box, DCFA

 

 

More Than Just Jazz – UWI Arts Jazz Ensemble

Date Saturday April 29

Time: 7:00pm

Venue:  JFK Lecture Theatre

 

 

UWI Arts Sinfonia

Date: Sunday April 30

Time: 6:00pm

Venue: UWI Teaching and Learning Complex, Lecture Theatre E

 

 

Music of the Diaspora

Date: Saturday 6 May

Time:  7:00pm

Venue:  Daaga Auditorium

 

 

UWI Arts Wind Ensemble

Date Sunday 7 May

Time: 7:00pm

Venue:  Daaga Auditorium

 

 

2nd Year Certificate in Music students

Date: Sunday 13 May

Time: 7:00pm

Venue: LRC

 

 

UWI Arts Chorale and UWI Arts Steel Tour to Belize and Panama

 Date: July 18-2

 

 

 

Old yard

The Old Yard

Before there was pretty Mas’ there was Old Mas’ and Department of Creative and Festival Arts is doing its part to keep the tradition alive with its annual Old Yard heritage fair and other traditional carnival showings.

Date: Sunday 19 February, 2017

Time: 12 noon

Venue: Department of Creative and Festival Arts, Agostini Street

Admission:

  • General: $60
  • UWI Alumni Students Assoc $50
  • Children: $30

For further information, please contact

Heather Holder at 663-2222 or via email at Heather.Holder@sta.uwi.eduor Marissa.Brooks@sta.uwi.edu

or call 770-7333.

 

A Breath of Fresh Air: UWI Arts Chorale with Michael Hudlin, baritone

Date Saturday October 22, 2016

Time: 7 pm

Venue: National Academy for the Performing Arts (South)

 

UWI Arts Wind Ensemble in Concert

Date: Friday 25th November, 2016

Time: 6:30

Venue: Daaga Auditorium

Admission:

  • General: $50
  • UWI students and children: $30

For further information, please contact

Michelle Wellington at 663-2141 or via email at Michelle.Wellington@sta.uwi.edu

Mr. Joseph Drayton at 645-1955 or the DCFA at 645-0873.

 

 

UWI Arts Steel with Vidia Haroo, mezzo-soprano

Date: Sunday 20th November, 2016

Time: 7pm

Venue: Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, Curepe

 

crc

Cultural Studies Research Day

Date Monday 21st  November

Time: 8:30am

Venue: CLL Auditorium

UWI Arts Guitar Ensemble in Concert

Date: Saturday 26th November 2016

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Venue: CLL Auditorium

Admission: FREE

 

Festival of Plays Spot

New Director’s Forum: Festival of Plays

Date: November 25-27th, 2016

Time:  6&8pm

Venue: LRC Auditorium

Admission

  • General: $60
  • UWI students and children: $40
  • Season Passes: $150

For further information contact:

Mrs Maria Cruikshank

663-2222  |  662-2002 ext. 83792

Maria.Cruikshank@sta.uwi.edu

 

MOvement Cover

A Festival of Movement

Date:  1-2nd December. 2016

Time: 8pm

Venue: Little Carib Theatre

Dr Sally Crawford-Shepherd

Admission

  • General: $100
  • UWI students and children: $50

 

For further information contact:

Mrs Maria Cruikshank

663-2222  |  662-2002 ext. 83792

Maria.Cruikshank@sta.uwi.edu

 

mozart

Mozart Requiem – UWI Arts Chorale and Sinfonia

Date: November 24, 2016

Time: 7:30 pm

Venue: Santa Rosa R.C. Church, Arima

Date: November 27, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm

Venue: St Paul’s Anglican Church, San Fernando

Admission

  • General: $125

 

 

 

PAST EVENTS

 

jazz
More Than Just Jazz
Date: Saturday May 2nd, 2015 | 7pm
Venue: Daaga Auditorium

Admission

  • General: $50
  • UWI students and children: $30

 

For further information, please contact

Michelle Wellington at 663-2141 or via email at Michelle.Wellington@sta.uwi.edu

Mr. Joseph Drayton at 645-1955 or the DCFA at 645-0873.

 

childs
Children’s Theatre Production
Date: May 2nd -3rd 2015
Time: 10am & 2pm
Venue: Black Box, DCFA Agostini Street

Admission

  • General Admission: $40
  • Children: $20

 

For further information contact:

Mrs Maria Cruikshank

663-2222  |  662-2002 ext. 83792

Maria.Cruikshank@sta.uwi.edu

 

Sole
Sole To Sole
Date: May 8-10, 2015
Time: 8 & 6pm
Venue: UWI Learning Resource Centre

 

 

visual

Visual Arts Exhibitions
Date (Degree): May 3rd 2015
Date (Cert): May 17th 2015
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: DCFA Gordon Street

For further information, please contact

Roberta Quarless at 663-2141 or via email at dcfa@sta.uwi.edu

Mr. Joseph Drayton at 645-1955 or the DCFA at 645-0873.

 


Student Recital – Morgan & Forde:
Trumpet & Percussion

Date Friday 22nd May, 2015 | 6:30pm
Venue: CLL Auditorium

 

For further information, please contact

Michelle Wellington at 663-2141 or via email at Michelle.Wellington@sta.uwi.edu

Mr. Joseph Drayton at 645-1955 or the DCFA at 645-0873.

 


Ministry of Design – Design Colloquium and
Exhibition

Dates: May 28-29, 2015
Venue: Exhibition Hall, Department of Creative and
Festival Arts, Open Campus Auditorium

 

For further information, please contact

Roberta Quarless at 663-2141 or via email at dcfa@sta.uwi.edu

Mr. Joseph Drayton at 645-1955 or the DCFA at 645-0873.

 

 


Brock University Student Portrait Exhibition at UWI
Dates: 24 May - 6 June.
Time: 9 – 5p.m.
Venue: Exhibition Hall, DCFA

 

For further information, please contact

Roberta Quarless at 663-2141 or via email at dcfa@sta.uwi.edu

Mr. Joseph Drayton at 645-1955 or the DCFA at 645-0873.

 

 

 

 

UWI Visual Arts Students and Alumni
Portrait Exhibition at Brock University

Dates: April 1 – 26th 2015.
Venue: Rodman Hall, Brock University,
St.Catharines, Canada

 


UWI Guitar Ensemble In Concert
Date: Saturday 18 April, 2015 | 4pm
Venue: CLL Auditorium

 

For further information, please contact

Michelle Wellington at 663-2141 or via email at Michelle.Wellington@sta.uwi.edu

Mr. Joseph Drayton at 645-1955 or the DCFA at 645-0873.

 

 


Music of the Diaspora
Date: Saturday 25th April 2015 | 7pm
Venue: Daaga Auditorium

 

Admission

  • General: $50
  • UWI students and children: $30

 

For further information, please contact

Michelle Wellington at 663-2141 or via email at Michelle.Wellington@sta.uwi.edu

Mr. Joseph Drayton at 645-1955 or the DCFA at 645-0873

 

SALT: An Earl Lovelace Premiere

DCFA Theatre Arts Annual Student Productions
March 26-27 Fort King George Tobago
April 9-12 DCFA Agostini Stree,t St Augustine

Tickets:
Adults: $100.00   |   Tertiary Students: $75.00    |     Secondary School Students : $50.00


For further information, please contact
Mrs. Maria Cruikshank at 663-2222, 662-2002 ext 83792 or via email at dcfa@sta.uwi.edu
Mr. Joseph Drayton at 645-1955 or the DCFA

 

 

The Old Yard

A Performance Showcase of Masquerade Traditions

Sunday 8th February, 2015  |  Noon  |   "The Gayelle", DCFA, Agostini Street, St. Augustine

 

The Department of Creative and Festival Arts (DCFA) wil once again host The Old Yard on Sunday 8th February, 2015, from 12:00 noon.

Situated in the Gayelle at DCFA, Agostini Street, St. Augustine - an actual yard - complete with an architectural style reminiscent of long ago, this event promises to offer a dynamic mix of a journey into cultural history and a carnival masquerade showcase within the format of a heritage fair. Featured will be our very own traditional Carnival masquerades.

 

The Old Yard gives patrons a slice of this cultural history while offering a showcase of Carnival masquerade traditions beyond their historical location in an effort to stimulate contemporary imaginations. The young and old are therefore encouraged to come and experience the meeting of masquerade traditions in The Old Yard.

 

Tickets: Adults: $50 | Children: $30

For more info contact:

Roberta at 663-2222 | 662-2002 ext 82510  |  roberta.quarless@sta.uwi.edu

Joseph at 645-1955 or the DCFA at 645-0873.

 

Glorious Christmas

UWI Arts Chorale and Steel in Concert

Saturday 6th December   |  7:30pm  |  Daaga Auditorium

Thursday 11th December   |  7pm  |  Santa Rosa RC Church, Arima

The Department of Creative and Festival Arts (DCFA) of The University of the West Indies proudly presents Glorious Christmas! Senior Lecturer and Head of Department, Jessel Murray will conduct the combined forces of the UWI Arts Chorale  and the UWI  Steel with percussion, and guest soloists in the complete performance of the famous masterwork the J.S. Bach “Magnificat”. “Glorious Christmas” promises to be an exhilarating experience in this Christmas season with a mélange of works ranging from uplifting sacred classical music to popular Christmas selections. Special guests include the National Sinfonia Orchestra and the UWI Jazz Ensemble directed by Khion De Las.

 

Admission : $150.00

For more information, call 645-0873, 663-2141, 663-2222, 747-7340 or email uwi.arts.chorale@gmail.com, uwi.steel@gmail.com or  michelle.wellington@sta.uwi.edu.

Mr. Joseph Drayton at 645-1955 or the DCFA at 645-0873.

 

 

 

Cultural Research Colloquium: Interrogating Contemporary Caribbean Culture: Traditional Impacts, Contemporary Meanings

Monday 1st December, 2014  | SALISES Conference Room

 

Cultural Research Colloquium is a Research Day showcasing the research of students from the course THEA 1004 Introduction to Cultural Research Methods.

Under the theme “Interrogating Contemporary Caribbean Culture: Traditional Impacts, Contemporary Meanings”, the second annual CRC will feature paneled presentations on a range of topics  – the performing arts; carnival; indigenous festivals; visual arts; culture and new media; and the business of culture. The intent is to highlight the significance of Caribbean culture in varying contexts and create a forum for generating new research on Caribbean cultural studies. Introduction to Cultural Research Methods is run by the Carnival Studies Unit, which has been in existence within the Dept of Creative and Festival Arts for some 19 years.

 

This Level I course exposes students to the basics of cultural research methods and research practice, and requires students to engage in a cultural research process by way of a group research project. As part of their skills development, students are required to present their research ideas, findings and analyses in a forum.

 

For more information contact:

663-2222 |  662-2002 Ext. 83792

jo-anne.tull@sta.uwi.edu  |  anthea.octave@sta.uwi.edu  |  roberta.quarless@sta.uwi.edu

 

 

Fete de la Dance

November 29-30, 2014  |  JFK Auditorium

The UWI Department of Creative and Festival Arts Dance Unit is proud to host Fete de la Dance, a celebration of movement and creativity of the spirit. This Concert runs for two evenings, November 29th at 8pm and November 30th at 6pm at the JFK Auditorium. Performances will feature the Festival Dance Ensemble, the Dance Certificate programme, UWI Alumni, and special guests. The dancers will explore a variety of styles such as classical Indian dance, contemporary dance, physical theatre, and traditional folk dance.

Admission

  • General: $50
  • UWI students and children: $30

 

Come and join us for an exciting evening filled with dance!

For further info contact 662-2002 ext. 83792, 663-2222 or email maria.cruikshank@sta.uwi.edu

 

 

Kultur: Orientalism to Postmodernism

UWI Guitar Ensemble In Concert

Saturday, November 29th, 2014  |  6pm  |  CLL Auditorium

Concert featuring guitar ensemble repertoire

 

Admission: Free

For further information, please contact

Michelle Wellington at 663-2141 or via email at Michelle.Wellington@sta.uwi.edu

Mr. Joseph Drayton at 645-1955 or the DCFA at 645-0873.

 

 

Music Staff in Concert

Wednesday 26 November, 2014 | Daaga Auditorium.

The Musical Arts Unit of the Department of Creative and Festival Arts (DCFA) is pleased to present the second installment of the annual Music Staff concert on Wednesday November 26,  2014, at 8pm, at the Daaga Auditorium, UWI, St. Augustine. 

This year’s concert will be a showcase of Western and Eastern music with various cultural expressions from Europe, India, North America and Africa.

This concert performance is also purposed to assist in fundraising to offset student project costs throughout the academic year.

Concert Programme

Admission

  • General: $50
  • UWI students and children: $30

 

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Michelle Wellington at 663-2141 or Michelle.wellington@sta.uwi.edu

 

New Directors Forum: A Festival of Plays 2014

21– 23 November, 2014 |  Learning Resource Centre (LRC).

The Department of Creative and Festival Arts presents the annual theatrical production series,The New Directors Forum - A Festival of Plays, from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd November, 2014 at 7pm nightly.

This production showcases the works of students pursuing the BA  in Theatre Arts who are enrolled in the Department’s Directing II course, THEA 3203.
This course is taught by Dr. Lester Efebo Wilkinson.

Look out for the new student directors as they present their respective productions in this year’s edition of the New Directors Forum - A  Festival of Plays.

 

Performance Schedule

Admission

  • General: $40 per night
  • UWI students and children: $30 per night
  • Season Passes: $100

 

For further information contact:

Mrs Maria Cruikshank

663-2222  |  662-2002 ext. 83792

Maria.Cruikshank@sta.uwi.edu

Community School of the Arts

September 27-November 29th 2014
Registration: Sept 20- October 11, 2014 | DCFA Gordon Street

The UWI Department of Creative and Festival Arts (DCFA), once again opens its doors to one of its major outreach initiatives, the Community School of the Arts. Foundedd in 2006, this outreach programme continues to provide quality instruction in the various Arts disciplines to the public, particularly children.
This edition of the programme runs from September 27-November 29, 2014, and will feature a wider array of courses targeted to older children (7+) and adults. There will also now be a concentration of courses offered for the 4-6 age group as compared to the previously offered singular courses.

Course groupings for the 4-6 age group include:

- Piano, Art, Voice and Dance
- Piano, Art, Tabla, and Drama
- Piano, Art, Voice and Steelband
- Piano, Art, Drumming and Drama


Courses introduced in the last edition of the programme remain as we include the following new courses:

- An Introduction to Ceramics
- An Introduction to Screen Printing
- Caribbean Art Club
- The Art of Comic Book Illustration
- Modern Dance


Subscription to more than one course entitles the participant to a discount. Registration takes place at the DCFA Office, Gordon Street, St. Augustine, Monday-Friday, from 9am-4pm, until October 11, 2014.

See a list of all the courses offered here, on an easy-reference flyer!

For further information, please contact Ms Michelle Wellington at 663-2141 or Michelle.Wellington@sta.uwi.edu, or Mr. Joseph Drayton at 645-1955

For further information, please contact

Michelle Wellington at 663-2141 or via email at Michelle.Wellington@sta.uwi.edu

Mr. Joseph Drayton at 645-1955 or the DCFA at 662-2002 ext. 82510 /83622.

Registration Form

Class Schedule and Costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Day Conference

Global Threads: Creative Enterpreneurship & Transnationalism

Postponed*

UWI Teaching and Learning Centre, St Augustine

The Department of Creative and Festival Arts and Caribbean Intransit welcome papers for the conference entitled: “Global Threads: Creative Entrepreneurship & Transnationalism”, which will take place on October 10th 2014.

 

Art and culture are important to a country’s prestige and standing internationally but increasingly it is critical to the economic well being of nation states in a post- Fordian reality. Increasingly governments in the Caribbean are recognizing that the creative industries are critical to providing direct economic benefits to local communities and countries.  They create jobs, attract investments, generate tax revenues, and stimulate local economies through tourism and consumer purchases.

 

These industries also provide an array of other benefits, such as infusing other industries with creative insights for their products and services, promoting social cohesion in diverse societies, and preparing workers to participate in the highly competitive work force. While the tradition of artistic creativity is well established within the region, what is lacking is the prerequisite institutional structure, business models and professional institutions, technological innovation and talent incubators to transform artistic endeavors into marketable goods and services that can significantly affect gross domestic products (GDP) as it does in developed states such as the United States, Great Britain and Sweden. 

 

The objectives of the conference are:

  • To determine how critical players can establish strategic linkages through policy
  • To explore routes for trans-national practice and participation for cultural practitioners
  • To develop a deeper understanding of the operational models of key players who contribute to the industry
  • To establish a system of projects and partnerships toward strategic industry interventions e.g Acquisition policies & Collectors Clubs
  • To explore avenues for partnership and collaboration in the formation of a Satellite School of the Arts, Entrepreneurship and the Environment for 2017.

 

This conference and subsequent volume of Caribbean In transit will explore the business of the arts including:

  • Infrastructural development,
  • Public-private partnerships,
  • Policy development,
  • The arts as socio-economic development tools,
  • Corporate social responsibility,
  • Innovation and competitiveness, 
  • Civil society involvement in the development of the creative industries
  • Creative Clusters
  • Marketing and brand development

 

For further information, please contact  dcfa@sta.uwi.edu

 

 

 

Chilean String Quartet In Concert

Andrés Bello String Quartet

Friday 12 September  |  7pm  |  Learning Resource Centre

In commemoration of 50 years of diplomatic relations between Trinidad and Tobago and Chile, the Department of Creative and Festival Arts and the Embassy of Chile presents a musical expose featuring the Andres Bello String Quartet of Chile.

This, their second performance as part of the local celebration, takes place on Friday 12th September, 7pm at the Learning Resource Centre.

 

Admission is free

For further information, please contact

Michelle Wellington at 663-2141 or via email at Michelle.Wellington@sta.uwi.edu

Mr. Joseph Drayton at 645-1955 or the DCFA at 645-0873

 

Healing Through Rhythm and Sound

Inaugural Music Therapy Conference

UWI Open Campus Auditorium
Saturday 16th August, 2014   |   9am-1pm 


Registration takes place at UWI DCFA Gordon Street, St. Augustine.
and Solari Centre for Music Therapy, Belmont, Port of Spain.
OR
Send email to: dcfa.mtatt@gmail.com


Registration Deadline: Saturday July 26th, 2014. 4pm
Early Registration Costs:

$25 (students)  |   $50 (general public)
Registration at the door: $75

For further information, please contact

Mr. Sananand Sharma at 776-8756 Ms. Martina Chow at 464-2870

or via email at  dcfa.mtatt@gmail.com

 

8th Residential Creative Writers Workshop

June 29th to July 13th 2014   |  Trinidad and Tobago

 

The Cropper Foundation’s 8th Residential Creative Writers’ Workshop, held in collaboration with the Department of Creative and Festival Arts at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), St. Augustine, is open for applications. The workshop takes place June 29 to July 13, 2014 in Trinidad and Tobago. Applications are open to published or unpublished prose fiction writers, as well as poets and playwrights from across the region and the Caribbean diaspora.

 

Professor Funso Aiyejina and Dr Merle Hodge, experienced and published authors from The UWI, will be the residential moderators for the two-week workshop.  They have been mentoring writers from Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Commonwealth of Dominica, St. Lucia, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Caribbean Diaspora (Canada, USA, France) since 2000.  Many have gone on to publish their original creative writing and won a number of international Literary Awards.

 

This workshop is part of the Cropper Foundation's effort to contribute to the development of the Caribbean on many levels and in different areas of interest. Participants of the Residential Creative Writers’ Workshop will also benefit from visits and discussions with published authors and professionals from the publishing industry.

 

Writers, twenty (20) years and over, are invited to submit five pages of a sample of their prose fiction, plays or their poetry no later than January 20th, 2014 to: Writers’ Workshop, Department of Creative & Festival Arts, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. All applicants are responsible for their travel to and from Trinidad and will be asked to contribute US$500 or TT$3000 each for the two-week workshop. Interested persons may download the application form here  and www.thecropperfoundation.org.

 

For further information, please contact Dani Lyndersay or Sherry-Ann Carrington at The Department of the Creative and Festival Arts, UWI at 662-2002 (ext. 83539 | 83539 | 83791); Fax: 663 2222; or via email: danielle.lyndersay@sta.uwi.edu or sherry-ann.carrington@sta.uwi.edu. Please include in the subject Writers' Workshop or visit The Cropper Foundation's website at www.cropperfoundation.org

 

 

 

Certificate Student Exhibition 2014


Visual Arts Unit - Certificate in Visual Arts Student Exhibition
May 18-25th, 2014   |    4pm    |    Exhibition Hall – DCFA Gordon Street, St Augustine

For further information, please contact

Josette Surrey Lezama at 645-0873 or via email at Josette.Surrey-Lezama@sta.uwi.edu
Mr. Joseph Drayton at 645-1955 or the DCFA at 645-9672.

 

Student Recital - Johann Taylor  |  Aniya Carty

Mt D'or Seventh Day Adventist Church, Champs Fleurs
Sunday May 18th, 2014   |    6:30pm   

For further information, please contact

Michelle Wellington at 663-2141 or via email at Michelle.Wellington@sta.uwi.edu

Mr. Joseph Drayton at 645-1955 or the DCFA at 645-0873

 

Student Recital - Jeanine Ruiz  |  Cherysh LaTouche

UWI Teaching and Learning Complex  Auditorium
Sunday June 15th, 2014   |    7:00pm   

For further information, please contact

Michelle Wellington at 663-2141 or via email at Michelle.Wellington@sta.uwi.edu

Mr. Joseph Drayton at 645-1955 or the DCFA at 645-0873

 

Degree Student Exhibition 2014


Visual Arts Unit - BA Visual Arts Student Exhibition
May 4th, 2014   |   4pm    |    Exhibition Hall – DCFA Gordon Street, St Augustine

For further information, please contact
Josette Surrey Lezama at 645-0873 or via email at Josette.Surrey-Lezama@sta.uwi.edu
Mr. Joseph Drayton at 645-1955 or the DCFA at 645-9672.

 

Theatre For Children


Theatre Arts Unit - Annual Children’s Theatre Production
May 3rd & 4th, 2014   |   10am & 2pm   |    School of Education Auditorium

Saturday May 3, 2014 | 10am & 2pm

OPQRS ETC by Madge Miller
This original fable is based on the fallacy that one color is superior to another. Even the alphabet suffers in Ottoville, ruled by a ridiculous dictator, Otto the Official. He decrees that orange is the only acceptable hue.. It takes the arrival of an artist, loving all the tints of the rainbow, to paint Otto in his true colors!

Suggested Audience: Children 6 to 9 years


Sunday May 4, 2014 | 10am & 2pm

Wiley and the Hairy Man by Susan Zeder
This is a spine-tingling tale of a boy and his worst fears in the swamp— symbolized by the Hairy Man.. In an exciting duel of wits, Wiley learns to rely upon his own resources and conquers two villains: the Hairy Man and his own fear.
Suggested Audience: Children 8-12 years

 

Tickets: Adult $40.00 | Children/Students: $20.00
For further information, please contact
Mrs. Maria Cruikshank at 663-2222, 662-2002 ext 83792 or via email at Maria.Cruikshank@sta.uwi.edu
Mr. Joseph Drayton at 645-1955 or the DCFA at 662-2002 ext. 82510

More than Just Jazz

UWI Caribbean Contemporary Workshop featuring the DCFA Student Jazz Ensemble

May 3rd, 2014  |  7pm  |  Daaga Auditorium

Tickets:  Adult $50.00  |   Children/Students: $30.00

 

For further information, please contact

Michelle Wellington at 663-2141 or via email at Michelle.Wellington@sta.uwi.edu

Mr. Joseph Drayton at 645-1955 or the DCFA at 645-0873

 

Sole to Sole

Saturday 26th April 2014, 8pm   |    Sunday 27th April 2014, 6pm   |    Little Carib Theatre

Tickets:  Adult $100.00  |   Children/Students: $50.00

 

For further information, please contact

Mrs. Maria Cruikshank at 663-2222, 662-2002 ext 83792 or via email at Maria.Cruikshank@sta.uwi.edu
Mr. Joseph Drayton at 645-1955 or the DCFA at 662-2002 ext. 82510

 

Same Khaki Pants

DCFA Theatre Arts Annual Student Productions
April 3rd - 6th LRC Auditorim
April 10-13 Little Carib Theatre, Port of Spain

Tickets:
Adults: $100.00   |   Tertiary Students: $75.00    |     Secondary School Students : $50.00


For further information, please contact
Mrs. Maria Cruikshank at 663-2222, 662-2002 ext 83792 or via email at samekhakipants@gmail.com
Mr. Joseph Drayton at 645-1955 or the DCFA at 662-2002 ext. 82510

 

 

Colere to Kultur

UWI Guitar Ensemble In Concert

Saturday, April 12, 2014  |  5pm  |  CLL Auditorium

Concert featuring guitar ensemble repertoire

 

Admission: Free

For further information, please contact

Michelle Wellington at 663-2141 or via email at Michelle.Wellington@sta.uwi.edu

Mr. Joseph Drayton at 645-1955 or the DCFA at 645-0873.

 

 

"TEN"

10th Anniversary of the UWI Arts Chorale, UWI STeel, UWI Percussion and MustComeSee Productions

April 12, 2014  | 8pm | NAPA, Port of Spain

April 13, 2014  | 6pm |  NAPA, Port of Spain

 

Tickets: $125.00  |   Weekend Pass: $200.00

For further information, please contact

Michelle Wellington at 663-2141 or via email at Michelle.Wellington@sta.uwi.edu

Mr. Joseph Drayton at 645-1955 or the DCFA at 645-9672.

 

 

MUSIC OF THE DIASPORA

Concert with UWI Intermediate Steel Ensemble, UWI Indian Classical Ensemble

Saturday, April 19, 2014  | 7pm  |  Daaga Auditorium

 

Tickets:  Adult $50.00  |   Children/Students: $30.00

For further information, please contact

Michelle Wellington at 663-2141 or via email at Michelle.Wellington@sta.uwi.edu

Mr. Joseph Drayton at 645-1955 or the DCFA at 645-0873.

 

 

Community School of the Arts
Registration: Jan 20- Feb 05, 2014 | DCFA Gordon Street

The 2014 edition of the Community School of the arts will once more feature classes for the public in Adventures in Art, Recorders, Singing, Music Learning Activities, Steel Band, Dance and Drama among others and will commence on January 25th until April 5th, 2014.

All classes will take place at the DCFA, Gordon Street, St. Augustine.

The Community School of the Arts is one of the major outreach initiatives of the Department of Creative and Festival Arts (DCFA), Faculty of Humanities and Education at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine. From its inception in 2006, this outreach programme continues to provide quality instruction in the various Arts disciplines to the public, particularly children.

 

For further information, please contact

Michelle Wellington at 663-2141 or via email at Michelle.Wellington@sta.uwi.edu

Mr. Joseph Drayton at 645-1955 or the DCFA at 662-2002 ext. 82510 /83622.

Registration Form

Class Schedule and Costs

 

 

The Old Yard

A  Performance Showcase of Masquerade Traditions

Sunday 23rd February, 2014  |  Noon  |   "The Gayelle", DCFA, Agostini Street, St. Augustine

 

The Department of Creative and Festival Arts (DCFA) will be hosting The Old Yard (formerly Viey La Cou) on Sunday 23rd February, 2014, from 12:00 noon.

Situated in the Gayelle at DCFA, Agostini Street, St. Augustine - an actual yard - complete with an architectural style reminiscent of long ago, this event promises to offer a dynamic mix of a journey into cultural history and a carnival masquerade showcase within the format of a heritage fair. Featured will be our very own traditional Carnival masquerades.

 

The Old Yard gives patrons a slice of this cultural history while offering a showcase of Carnival masquerade traditions beyond their historical location in an effort to stimulate contemporary imaginations. The young and old are therefore encouraged to come and experience the meeting of masquerade traditions in The Old Yard.

Promo Poster


Tickets: Adults: $50 | Children: $30
Lagniappe Packages- Adults : $200 | Children: $100

For more info contact 663-2222 | 662-2002 ext 82510

 

 

Briele Scott Recital  - Percussion Recital

Sunday 19th January, 2014  |   CLL Auditorium, UWI, St Augustine Campus.

The Department of Creative and Festival Arts, UWI presents Briele Scott in her final year Percussion Recital at the Centre for Language Learning Auditorium, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. A student of Dr. Jeannine Remy, Briele will be performing on steelpan, snare drum, marimba, xylophone, timpani, drumkit and African drums,  performing  works by Brazilian composer Ney Rosauro;  American Mitch Markovick known for his intensive marching snare drum compositions; and two time Pulitzer Prize award winner American Elliot Carter Jr. On steelpan Briele will be performing a composition by the young Trinidadian composer and graduate from the UWI and Northern Illinois University, Khion De Las; and also another composition by Trinidad’s musical icon,  Ray Holman. For the musically minded, for the young percussionists, for the fans of live concert music

For more information contact:

Mrs. Josette Surrey Lezama

645-0873

josette.surrey-lezama@sta.uwi.edu

 

 

DCFA Visual Arts Unit Exhibition: Interpretations of the Human Figure

Tuesday 17th December  |  Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago

Interpretations of the Human Figure is an exhibition of work by alumni, faculty and current students around the theme of the human figure. The work ranges from drawings, to paintings to graphic design, photography and illustration. This exhibition will open on December 17th at 6:30 p.m. at the Art Society of Trinidad & Tobago.

Exhibition Catalogue

For more information contact:

645-0873  |  663-2141

uwivisualarts@gmail.com  | www.facebook.com/UWIVisualArts

 

 

 

Magnificat | UWI Arts Chorale and UWI Steel in Concert

Conducted by: Jessel Murray

Friday 13th December, 2013 |  7pm  |  Santa Rosa RC Church, Arima

Tickets: $150.00

For third consecutive year the University of the West Indies (UWI) Arts Chorale directed by Jessel Murray and the UWI Steel co-directed by Mr. Murray and Khion De Las, both, will perform their annual Christmas concert Magnificat at Santa Rosa R.C. Church on Friday 13th December, 2013 at 7 pm.

Magnificat will feature a mélange of works ranging from uplifting sacred classical music to Christmas themed spirituals, gospels and folk music. The major work featured for this concert is the Trinidad and Tobago premiere of the famous ‘Magnificat’ by Italian composer Giovanni Pergolesi.

The concert will also feature incidental solos from Chorale members including Aniya Carty, Khion De Las, Keegan Miguel, David Jacob and newcomers Jhivan Pargass and Wayne Sealey. Additionally, there will be the premiere of a special version of 'Silent Night' by Chorale member Gwyneth Mc Eachranne.

 

Tickets for Magnificat are $150.00 and are available at the Department of Creative and Festival Arts (DCFA) at Agostini Street and Gordon Streets, St Augustine and the Santa Rosa R.C. Church, Arima.

Concert Programme

For more information contact:

747-7340  |  316-6042

uwi.arts.chorale@gmail.com  |  uwi.steel@gmail.com

 

 

Ceramic Christmas Decoration Workshop

Saturday, 7th & 14th December, 2013

Like working with your hands? Want to learn a new skill?
Come to the Department of Creative and Festival Arts’ (Visual Art Unit) Ceramic Christmas Decoration Workshop! Take your talent on a test drive by creating Ceramic Christmas tree decorations for yourself or as a gift to relatives. The workshop takesplace on Saturday 7th and Saturday 14th December 2013 at DCFA’s Gordon Street branch from 9am to 2pm Registration is $300 and includes all materials needed for the workshop. The event’s facilitator is Mr. David Collymore, one of the talented lecturers of the Visual Arts Unit. Participants are encouraged to bring lunch and light snacks.


For more information contact:

645-0873  |  663-2141

christopher.fitzpatrick@sta.uwi.edu

 

 

 

Différance | UWI Guitar Ensemble in Concert

Saturday 30th November, 4pm  |  CLL Auditorium

 

The UWI Guitar Ensemble began in November 2010 with Anthony Williams as the musical director since its inception. It is an outgrowth of the group guitar class and the recital is the culmination of work done during each semester. Its participants are students whose primary instrument is not guitar, some being beginners. The repertoire is diverse, ranging from the iconic composers, to calypso, and contemporary music.

One musical presentation on November 30th is entitled “Difference” and will be held at the CLL auditorium. The program includes a symphonic congruent with the upcoming Christmas season. A unique feature is the use of student conductors. The show begins at 4:00pm and admission is free.

 

For more information contact:

Mrs. Josette Surrey Lezama

645-0873

josette.surrey-lezama@sta.uwi.edu

 

 

 

 

Music Staff Recital

Monday 25th November 2013, 8pm  |   Daaga Auditorium, Uwi St Augustine Campus.

 

The Music Unit staff of the Department of Creative and Festival Arts (DCFA) are pleased to present an eclectic mix of music to savour and enjoy on Monday November 25,  2013, at 8pm, at the Learning Resource Centre, UWI, St. Augustine.

 

It is the first such recital that will feature the Music staff’s years of training to master musical instruments and musical genres. It will be a showcase of Western and Eastern music using instruments such as the piano, sitar, voice, marimba, santoor, steelpan and bansuri. Be witness to various cultural expressions from Europe, India, North America and Africa. Treat your ears to classical music from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern periods and Contemporary Popular music. The recital will illustrate the DCFA’s diverse experiences, identities and cultural experiences as well as demonstrate who they and what the students of DCFA come to learn, experience and enjoy. You are invited to experience the best of DCFA Music at The UWI.

Performance Schedule

 

For more information contact:

Mrs. Josette Surrey Lezama

645-0873

josette.surrey-lezama@sta.uwi.edu

 

Cultural Research Colloquium: Interrogating Contemporary Caribbean Culture: Traditional Impacts, Contemporary Meanings

Monday 25th November, 2013  |  School of Education Auditorium, UWI St Augustine

 

Cultural Research Colloquium is a Research Day showcasing the research of students from the course THEA 1004 Introduction to Cultural Research Methods.

Under the theme “Interrogating Contemporary Caribbean Culture: Traditional Impacts, Contemporary Meanings”, the first annual CRC will feature paneled presentations on a range of topics  – the performing arts; carnival; indigenous festivals; visual arts; culture and new media; and the business of culture. The intent is to highlight the significance of Caribbean culture in varying contexts and create a forum for generating new research on Caribbean cultural studies. Introduction to Cultural Research Methods is run by the Carnival Studies Unit, which has been in existence within the Dept of Creative and Festival Arts for some 18 years.

 

This Level I course exposes students to the basics of cultural research methods and research practice, and requires students to engage in a cultural research process by way of a group research project. As part of their skills development, students are required to present their research ideas, findings and analyses in a forum.

 

For more information contact:

663-2222 |  662-2002 Ext. 83792

jo-anne.tull@sta.uwi.edu  |  anthea.octave@sta.uwi.edu  |  michelle.wellington@sta.uwi.edu

 

New Directors Forum: A Festival of Plays 2013

21st – 24th November, 2013 |  Learning Resource Centre (LRC).

Students pursuing a BA in Theatre Arts will stage theatrical presentations for public viewing, as part of the Department’s THEA 3203 Directing 2 course, taught by Dr. Lester Efebo Wilkinson.

Performance Schedule and Play Synopsis

 

Admission

  • General: $40 per night
  • UWI students and children: $30 per night

 

For further information contact:

Mrs Christine Antoine | Mrs Roberta Quarless*

663-2222  |  662-2002 ext. 8210

Christine.Antoine@sta.uwi.edu  |  Roberta.Quarless@sta.uwi.edu

 

 

Community School for the Arts

Classes for the public in Adventures in Art, Recorders, Singing, Music Learning Activities, Steel Band, Dance and Drama among others will commence on September 21 and will run till November 23.

All classes will take place at the DCFA, Gordon Street, St. Augustine.

Registration Form

For Additional Information

 

Introduction to Silver Jewellery Making

Saturday October 12  |  9am-2pm

This creative beginner’s course teaches you how to make your own unique jewellery designs out of Art Clay Silver, using the leaf of syringe techniques. With the leaf technique, fine earrings and pendants can be made by transferring the natural imprint of a leaf to the silver, or make beautiful, eye-catching filigree earrings, pendants and rings using the syringe technique.

Space is limited, so register now!

For more information: Maria.Cruikshank@sta.uwi.edu or 663-2141.

Registration Form

 

 

 

Visual Representations of Body|Institution |Memory:

An exhibition of new works of art produced in response to te symposium themed Body | Institution | Memory

Artists: Jason de Lancey, Arnaldo James, Melanie Kim, Sarah Knights, Alicia Milne, Marisa Ramdeen, Gerrel Saunders, Keomi Serette, Darron Small.

Curatorial team: Ken Crichlow, Lesley-Ann Noel, Daniella Carrington

 

 

HAIRSPRAY

Date: June 28 - July 8

Venue: Queen’s Hall

Must Come See Productions (UWI Arts Chorale) presents their 8th annual Broadway musical: Hairspray. Directed by Louis Mc Williams with Musical Direction by Jessel Murray

www.mustcomesee.com

 

 

 

Biddeau Drum Festival

July 2012

Drumming Festival Media Release

 

 

DISCOVERY CAMP 2012

 

 

SOLE TO SOLE

Date:  Friday 11th and 12th May 2012

Time:  7:00pm

Date: Sunday 13th May 2012

Time:  6:00pm

Venue:  Little Carib Theatre, Woodbrook

 

Date: Sunday 20th May 2012

venue: Creative Arts Centre, San Fernando

Time: 6:00pm

Roberta.Quarless@sta.uwi.edu or 663-2141

 

FINAL YEAR STUDENT EXHIBITION CERTIFICATE PROGRAMME

Date:   6th May, 2012 - Opening

Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm

 

Date: 7th - 12th May, 2012

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Venue: Visual Arts, DCFA Gordon Street, St Augustine

Exhibition of Art and Design Projects by final year students.

663-2141

Certificate in Visual Arts Student Exhibition

 

FINAL YEAR STUDENT EXHIBITION DEGREE PROGRAMME

Date: 29 April - 3 May, 2012

Time: 9:00 am - 4 pm

Venue: Visual Arts, DCFA Gordon Street, St Augustine

Exhibition of Art and Design Works by Final year students

Visual Arts office 663 2141

 

Visual Arts BA Exhibition 2012 invitation

Catalogue 2012

 

MUSIC OF THE DIASPORA

Date: April 28, 2012

Time: 6:00 pm.

Venue: Daaga Auditorium

DCFA 25th Anniversary Music concert with UWI Intermediate Steel Ensemble, UWI Indian Classical Ensemble, UWI Caribbean Contemporary Ensemble

Josette.Surrey-Lezama@sta.uwi.edu, 645-0873

 

THE TH?NK FORUM ‘The Value of Culture'

Date:  April 20, 2012

Time:  9:00am to 4:00pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Faculty of Engineering, UWI, St. Augustine

think.forum2011@gmail.com or Michelle.Wellington@sta.uwi.edu

663-2222 / 663-2141

 

We are pleased to announce the second installation of the Th?nk Forum entitled "The Value of Culture' which aims to open up the conversation about the role of culture in national development.

This year's forum celebrates both our nation's 50th anniversary as well as the 25th anniversary of the Department of Creative and Festival Arts and will feature both national and regional scholars and practitioners. The keynote will be delivered by Mr. Sydney Bartley, Jamaica's Director of Culture on the role of culture in national development. We also have the the Chair of the CARICOM Taskforce on Creative Industries, noted economist and artist Mr. Adrian Augier who founded the St. Lucia Jazz Festival, and was the 2010 recipient of the ANSA Caribbean Awards for Arts and Letters.


THINK REGISTRATION FORM

 

 

UWI GUITAR ENSEMBLE IN CONCERT

Date: April 21, 2012

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Venue: Department of Creative and Festival Arts, Gordon Street, St. Augustine

DCFA 25th Anniversary music concert featuring guitar ensemble repertoire

Josette.Surrey-Lezama@sta.uwi.edu, 645-0873

 

 

THEATRE PRODUCTION

‘NATION DANCE’

Performances:

March 16 - Naparima Hill, San Fernando                                      

March 18 - Temple in the Sea Grounds, Waterloo              

March 23 - Despers Pan Theatre, Laventille

March 24 - Golden Lane, Tobago                                                    

March 25 - Pembroke Heritage Park, Tobago

March 30 - Calvary Hill, Arima                                                             

March 31 - DCFA, UWI

April 1 - DCFA, UWI

 

This production is a pilgrimage to sites where communities have made sacred investment to a notion of something called Trinidad and Tobago. A celebration of the nation’s 50th Anniversary.

Contact information Marissa.Brooks@sta.uwi.edu or Roberta.Quarless@sta.uwi.edu or 663-2222.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

 

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLES IN CONCERT

Date: April 1, 2012

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Venue: Daaga Auditorium

DCFA 25th Anniversary Music concert featuring the UWI Percussion Ensemble and UWI Drumming Ensemble. Josette.Surrey-Lezama@sta.uwi.edu, 645-0873

 

 

 

UWI ARTS CHORALE AND UWI STEEL TOUR TO BARBADOS

Date: April 7- 15, 2012

Time: Various

Venue: Daaga Auditorium

DCFA 25th Anniversary Music concert tour the UWI Arts Chorale and the UWI Steel. Events include concerts at  Frank Collymore Hall and the UWI, Cavehill

Contact information (e.g. telephone number, e-mail address, website): Josette.Surrey-Lezama@sta.uwi.edu, 645-0873

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential Workshop for Caribbean Creative Writers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VISUAL ARTS CERTIFICATE EXHIBITION

Sunday 15 May 2011

will continue until Saturday 21st May

 

 

 

Sole to Sole

 

 

Art & Design Exhibition 2011

 

Art & Design Catalogue 2011

 

 

MUSIC OF THE DIASPORA - May 30, 2011

 

 

THEATRE FOR CHILDREN - May 7 & May 8, 2011

 

 

 

Here Is My Ass Now Try To Whip It

 

 

 

 

THE OLD YARD

 

 

Jouvay Ayiti

     PAPERS:

Suzanne Burke

Ravi Ji

Michael Low Chew Tung

Gillian Moore

Louis Regis

Marcia Riley

Nestor Sullivan

 

 

 THINK Carnival and Multiculturalism Forum

     THINK Registration Form

 

 

         

 

 

 

 

                                          More information on AIDA

 

 

 

                                           More information on Discovery Camp

 

 

 

 

 

Dance Education Programme

More information is available

 

 

 

Gudecha Brothers

The Gundecha Brothers perform at The University of the West Indies (UWI)

Learning Resource Centre (LRC) in St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, on Friday 28th May, 2010. 

 

 

                                              

 

                                  

 

Additional information is available