DOMFESTA 2012 activities well supported by public
Chief Cultural Officer Raymond Lawrence has described this year’s DOMFESTA festival activities thus far as successful and well supported by the public.
The event which is in its 29th year showcases the talent of a number of local and international artistes and groups.
“So far DOMFESTA has been doing very well we’ve had a successful Creole Spelling B competition, a successful poetry and drumming festival, a well- attended showing of the film “The Skin” by Antiguan husband and wife duo, a performance by the French musicians who were well appreciated at the Alliance Françoise and the Ethiopian band who performed at the Arawak House of Culture and that show was well appreciated”.
Tuesday saw the opening of an art and craft exhibition at the Old Mill Cultural Centre which will continue for one week.
On Thursday another art exhibition will open at Tiffany’s Art gallery in Canfield featuring the works of 20 year old Ray Francis and from accomplished and promising artists including Earl Etienne, Robbi Lalonde, Susan Weekes and Ellingsworth Moses. That exhibition will commence at 6:30pm.
This year’s festival is celebrated under the theme “Through Culture We Build a Progressive and Peaceful Society” and was created to provide more opportunities for creative expression for artists, to promote cultural exchange and closer regional integration.