Grassroots

Animations from budding Caribbean animators can be viewed at the National Library Cinema on Hart and Abercromby Streets.

The display forms part of the third Animae Caribe currently on at the Library.

In 2002, the first festival received seven Caribbean animated shorts for judging. Last year, ten were submitted from Caribbean and nationals studying animation at colleges abroad.

This year a record increase was expected.

The first female submission was received from Florida based student Annelle Ramtahall.

In addition to the displays, workshops and lectures were conducted by professionals from the United Kingdom, USA and the Caribbean.

Bruce Smith, director and producer of Disney’s The Proud Family was the main guest.

When: Ongoing till October 2

Where: National Library Cinema on Hart and Abercromby Street.

more info: www.animaecaribe.com


Pantry Sale

More Info: The annual Greyfriars Church pantry sale. A fair which is well known for its delicious tea, in addition to stalls of craft, cakes, jams, jellies, sweets, toys, plants, books and lots of other bargains.

When: October 2

Time: 3 pm

Where: At the hall on Frederick Street (opposite to Woodford Square)


Community Events

Greyfriars St Ann’s Church of Scotland Pantry Sale and Tea Party

More info: Teas cost: $30.

When: Tomorrow

TIME: 3pm

Where: Greyfriars Church Hall, Port-of-Spain.

Orchid Society 47th annual show

More info: Call 680-5429 or 657-5682. Admission: Adults $25, children under 12 free.

When: Tomorrow

TIME: 9am- 6pm

Where: Ambassador Hotel, St James.

The Shelter October Fiesta

More info: Live entertainment, door prizes, games, children’s activities, shopping booths, auction and more. Admission free. For further info call: 628-0861, 622-2812.

When: October 10

TIME: 10am- 2pm

Where: QRC Grounds, Hayes Street, St Clair.

Gospel Steelband of T&T 5th Steelband festival

More info: Come and enjoy 15 bands including two from Tobago and first place winner in the recently held music festival. Advance tickets on sale at Christian Literature Crusade (Arima), Cherub Book Store (Town Centre Mall, Port-of-Spain), Christian Education Centre (Trincity Mall), Jumbo Supermarket (Barataria) or call 667-2810, 640-3377 or 645-7017. Tickets cost $25, children under10 free. Tickets bought at the door cost $30.

When: Today

TIME: 7pm

Where: Jean Pierre Complex, Wrightson Road, Port-of-Spain

Free Eckankar introductory presentation

When: Tomorrow

TIME: 4.30pm

Where: Happy Haven School, Signal Hill, Tobago

Free Eckankar workshop Gratitude

When: 7pm

TIME: 6.30 nightly

Where: Eckankar PoS Centre, Corner Ariapita Avenue & Murray, 3rd floor, Woodbrook

“Gratitude for the Gifts”

More info: Theme for the Eckankar Worship Service. For further info call 628-2430

When: October 10

TIME: 5pm

Where: Eckankar PoS Centre, cor Ariapita Ave, & Murray Street, 3rd Floor, Woodbrook.

British Education Fair

More info: British Council organised education fair presenting twelve UK universities. For registration contact Beena Bhawansingh at 628 0565 or e-mail at http://www.britishcouncil.org/tt

When: October 8

TIME: 2pm- 8pm

Where: Ambassador Hotel, Long Circular Road, Maraval.

Association of Midwives AGM and election of officers

WHEN: Today

TIME: 9:45am

Where: Amphitheatre C, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope.

National Muslim Women’s Organisation AGM

WHEN: Sunday

TIME: 3pm

Where: Royal Hotel, San Fernando

QRC Old Boys Association AGM

More info: For registration contact the school’s past pupils association members at 643 3204

WHEN: October 8

TIME: 5pm

Where: Queen's Royal College, Queen's Park West, Port of Spain

UWI/Guardian Life Premium Teaching Lecture Awards

More info: Guardian Life of the Caribbean Limited in collaboration with the University of the West Indies, St Augustine, will be co-hosting their 5th Premium Teaching Awards.

The Awards programme is open to lecturers of five faculties and is administered by the Instructional Development Unit, UWI. The Feature Speaker at this year's awards ceremony will be Professor Graham Gibbs, Director at the Institute for the Advancement of University Learning, Oxford University, London. Contact Caira Cudjoe at 632-5433 Ext. 2053

WHEN: Today

Where: Learning Resource Centre, St Augustine Campus

Coterie of Social Workers Inc.-/YTEPP six-month workshop in Household Furnishings

MORE INFO: Learn to make sheet sets with matching pillow shams, towel sets, cushions, mats, kitchen gloves and more. Participation free.

All participants must be between 15 and 30. For registration call: 625-3241

WHEN: Beginning October 1(Monday to Friday)

TIME: 9 am - noon

Community Health Nurses National Association Conference

MORE INFO: Call 751-1001, 754-9763 or 763-5025. Cost : $175

WHEN: Today

Where: Cascadia Hotel, St Ann’s Port-of-Spain.

Rape Crisis Society HIV/Aids workshop

MORE INFO: Call 622-7273/ 1079.

WHEN: Tomorrow

Where: WASA Training Facility, St Joseph

Public lecture/discussion by Stephen Kangal entitled “Multiculturalism: The Key to Managing Diversity and Promoting the Integration of T&T”

MORE INFO: Admission Free

WHEN: October 7

TIME: 6.30pm

WHERE: Divali Nagar, Uriah Butler Highway.

Evening of Golden Classics - Voices of Love

MORE INFO: Spektakula Promotions presents an evening of golden

classics with the sweetest voices of love: Boris Gardner, Baron, Ernie Smith, Shirley Stewart, Nelson and Pluto Shevrington in concert. Call 628- 8700 for ticket info. Stage front reserves: $150, box reserved: $125, gen: $100

WHEN: Tomorrow

TIME: 8.30pm

WHERE: Grand Stand, Queen's Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain.

WHEN: Sunday

TIME: 6pm

WHERE: Shaw Park, Tobago.

MORE INFO: Admission: General $100, stage front reserved $150.

Tickets available at Crosby’s, Cleve’s, Rhyners, Rodney’s, Food Giant, Food Masters, Xtra Foods, Hilo Pointe-a-Pierre, Hilo Chaguanas, Hilo Gulf City, Hilo Pt Fortin, all Penny Savers outlets, Scarborough Drugs.

David Rudder Rhythm River Concert

MORE INFO: Also featuring Mungal Patasar, Andy Narrell, Trini Jacobs, Roger George, Wayne Bruno Rhythm River Orchestra. Tickets: VIP Reserved and All Inclusive. Call 622-0834.

WHEN: October 22 and 24

TIME: 8.30pm

Where: Queen’s Hall.

Concert for Hurricane Relief

MORE INFO: Fundraiser for Hurricane Relief featuring Denyse Plummer, Black Stalin, Malick Folk Performers, Exodus Steel Orchestra & Heeralal Rampartap. Call for further info: 628 8887. Tickets cost $ 100.

WHEN: Sunday

Where: Centre of Excellence, Macoya, Tunapuna.

Flower Market

WHEN: Today

TIME: 7am - 11am

WHERE: Horticultural Society of Trinidad and Tobago, Lady Chancellor Road, Port of Spain.

Flower Market

MORE INFO: Some items half-price on Mondays.

WHEN: October 4

TIME: 7am - 11am

WHERE: Horticultural Society, Lady Chancellor Road, Port-of-Spain.

Arima Lions Club presents 6th Annual Gens Arimes and Friends Who Cook

MORE INFO: Contribution - $150. All proceeds go to charity. For more ticket info contact Jeanne Blaize - 753-7064, Carol Nicolin Moore 683-1442 or Colette John 681-2140.

WHEN: October 9

TIME: Dinner will be served strictly between 7.30 pm and 9.30 pm

WHERE: Santa Rosa Government Primary School, Shaddock Circle, Santa Rosa Heights, Arima.

Lawyers Can Cook

MORE INFO: Tickets available by contacting Petula or Alicia - 623-5120, Desmond or Helen 623-5657 (South) Farray 652-4511 or Merlin 652-3929.

WHEN: October 9

TIME: 7pm to 12am. (Dinner will be served 7 pm to 9.30 pm)

WHERE: Trinidad Country Club, Maraval.

The Brasso Seco Tourism Action Committee hosts their Grand Annual Indigenous Cuisine Cookout

MORE INFO: Attractions include local parang, games and stalls as well as delicious sweets, cakes and pasteries and locally made wines

WHEN: October 24

TIME: 11:00 a.m. till

WHERE: Brasso Seco Visitor Facility.

Advice for

contributors

Send your listings by post, fax (625-7211) or e-mail ([email protected] - no attachments please). Information should be received at least a week before event by noon on Mondays. Please include date, time, venue and contact information.


Gospel in steel

By Avalene Harris

Although not yet fully accepted in most gospel churches, pan will take centre stage at Come Celebrate, the fifth Gospel Steelband Festival.

Petra Sealy, public relations officer of the Gospel Steelband of Trinidad and Tobago, said this year’s concert promises to be bigger and better than before.

“It all started way back in 1999, when the first pan festival was held at the Arima Tennis Club.”

Following an idea from Evangelist Harry Ramkissoon, a decision was taken to put in place the structure for GSOTT to be the umbrella body for the church steelbands which were being developing across the country.

The aim was to create a forum where pan groups in gospel churches could have the opportunity for expression and encourage the acceptance of pan music in gospel churches.

In Arima where the festival was first introduced, Mayor of Arima, Councillor Elvin Edwards dubbed it the Christian panorama.

In 2000, the festival was again held at Arima, this time 11 bands participated and the idea to host an annual festival was born.

This year, Jean Pierre Complex will host orchestras such as Daybreak Celestial Sounds, New Creation Steel Orchestra, St John’s Port-of-Spain Steel Ensemble, Rotiv Sparks Steel Orchestra and the Nazarene Worship Centre Steel Orchestra, which has just returned from touring the U.S.A. with Pastor Leyland Henry.

All bands are required to play the chosen test piece, A Mighty Fortress, a classical composition and a selection of their choice.

More Info: Advance tickets available at Christian Literature Crusade (Arima), Cherub Book Store (Town Centre Mall), Jumbo Supermarket (Barataria) and Divine Inspiration (Voyager Mall). Cost of tickets $25, children under 10 free. At the door $30. Call 667-2810 or 640-3377 for more info. Free give-aways and much more.

When: October 1

Time: 7pm

Where: Jean Pierre Complex, Wrightson Road, Port-of-Spain


Bounty for hurricane benefit

The first time they came one got arrested and, in protest, the other refused to perform.

But the next time Jamaican dancehall star Bounty Killer and his fellow countryman Elephant Man perform in Trinidad it would be for a worthy cause.

On October 31, TriStar Promotions will again feature the duo in a concert to benefit the hurricane devastated Grenada, Jamaica and Tobago.

It’s the free make up concert that Tri Star’s Roy Maraj promised following the arrest of Bounty Killer last month for swearing on stage during his act.

The entertainment package this time around however will be bigger with some of the top stars in gospel, rap, soca and chutney expected to perform.

Confirmed acts include Melobugs, Triveni Brass, Sherwin Gardener, Shiselon, Spotrushaz, Roy Cape, KMC, Surface, Xtatik.

Liz Montano, manager of Xtatik, said helping Jamaica and Grenada was a personal thing for the band.

“Machel (Xtatik leader) and his brother Marcus lived and went to school in Jamaica while his father and I were at University there,” she said in a press conference held to launch the concert.

“And we have a lot of family in Grenada.”

Following the devastation in Grenada, Montano said, Machel toured parts of the country.

“He said: ‘Mummy you couldn’t handle that.’ ”

Machel also took food and clothing to the island.

The concert will also benefit FEEL.

Although the concert is free organisers have asked that patrons bring a donation at the gate.

When: October 31

Where: Venue to be announced


For the love of orchids

American Orchid Society representatives will be judges at this year’s orchid show hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Orchid Society.

This year marks the society’s 47th anniversary.

The show, titled For the Love of Orchids, is under the patronage of President George Maxwell Richards and Dr Jean Ramjohn Richards.

The President’s House is expected to have a display at the show.

When: October 2 and 3

Time: 9 am to 6 pm.

Where: Ambassador Hotel, 99A Long Circular Road, St James

MORE INFO: contact 680-5429 or 774-5869.

 

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