mardi 23 mars 2010

Mes étudiants de français jouent Molière à St Lucie

Francophonie day à St Lucie!

Ma classe de littérature française de SALCC a préparé une scène du Bourgeois Gentilhomme et c'était rigolo, surtout le U !!

donc voici Monsieur et Madame Jourdain en pleine dispute et la servante Nicole qui se mèle de tout !

merci à Aviane, Keesha et Shaan pour leurs efforts et à toute l'équipe qui les a aidé pendant les 10 jours de répétition.

some pictures from the fun launching of Aimé césaire book

I had fun introducing aimé Césaire to young artist of ST lucia and watch what they did with it !!!


word alive the poster

word alive festival programme

Thursday 25th March 2010, 6.00 pm

Hosted by Barbara Small Jacobs

Address: Adrian Augier
John Robert Lee

7.00 pm : Book Fair Opens
Music by Mamai Kw’yol

World Premiere Launch of Derek Walcott’s ‘White Egrets’

Introduction by Eddie Baugh
Poet and Professor Emeritus UWI Mona, Jamaica
Readings by Derek Walcott

Book Sales and Signing Reception

Word and Image: Secondary Schools Visual Art Exhibition Inspired by the poetry of Derek Walcott

The Moving Metaphor:
Video installation By Davina Lee

Friday 26th March 2010

Film conference
Host for opening: Bernard Fanis
Dr. Hilary Brown on Standby to deliver Feature address
Sugesstion: Davina to introduce all presenters and panelists for the day

7.00 pm Opening Address
Sen. Hon. Allen Chastanet, Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation

Feature Address
Dr. Len Ishmael, Director General Of The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States

Film Conference Session 1: A Caribbean Film Aesthetic

Presenters of FCS1:
Mahmood Patel , Filmmaker
Introduction of presenter by Davina Lee

Film Session 1’s Panel:
Larry Bain of Alexander Bain Productions
Lisa Dublin of Shine Studios

Film Conference Session 2
From Dream To Screen: The Business of Film Making

Presenter of FCS2: Frances Anne Solomon

Film Session 2’s Panel:
Mathurine Emmanuel
Jessica Canham

Lunch Film

Film Conference Session 3
Building Capacity: Film and the Future of Caribbean Creative Industries

Presenters of FCS3:
Tony Coco-Viloin,Film Commissioner, Guadeloupe

Film Session 3’s Panel:
Anita Bully, Film Commissioner, Dominica

Book Fair Opens

Introductory Film: Power of the Vagina

Feature Film Presentation: A Winter Tale, By Frances Anne Solomon

Saturday 27th March 2010

Word Alive 5 Judges
Alwin Bully, McDonald Dixon, Kentillia Louis

MC: Pringles
After Word Lime With DJ Play and Scady

Film Workshop: Cinematography Presenter of Film Workshop: Mahmood Patel

Book Fair Opens

Word Alive 5 Competition
Featuring : Roger Bonair-Agard ,Trinidad New York, Kei Miller, Jamaica

Sunday 28th March 2010 10.00 am

Book Fair Opens, signature of books

Brunch Under the Big Tent

lundi 15 mars 2010

a happening for the launching of the Cesaire booklet

The OULA Publishers launch

The event will be a cultural evocation with music, poetry, painting, slam, theatre, film and video art... A complete tribute in English and French to the man and the poet, including young St Lucian artist's production and Césaire's text.

with contribution from:
Naomie Grandison (song)
Julius Hollenseide (sound)
Shayne Cherry (poetry)
Clayton Rhule (visual arts)
Davina Lee (film)
Glenn Charléry (Poetry)
Nya Sydney (poetry/song)
Germaine Joseph (scenography)
Chavon Cazaubon (acting)
Mc Donald Dixon (poetry)
Luther Francois (music)
Antonia (dance)
Marc Matthew (theatre)
Kendel Hippolyte (theatre)

And a cocktail...

On Wednesday 17th March, 2010 from 6:30pm at the Alliance Française Pyramid.

The booklet is available for purchase in local bookshops.

is organised in collaboration with: the Alliance Française, Headphunk, All Biz Limited and Options Inc.
thank you to all of them for their support.

My little booklet Once upon a time aimé Césaire

This is it, here is the english version of Once upon a time Aimé Césaire: a Martiniquan Poet.
This booklet is for young readers and students, just to give a flair of the man and artist, just to tease the curiosity and provide a minimum of information to young generation and english speakers who do not know about him.

All the books of my publishing company based in ST Lucia are printed in 3 languages: english, french and spanish - now communication and distribution are the challenges. If you know about any education institution interested in providing appropriate and cheap material to students... please contact me.

the booklet is available for sale in bookshops in St Lucia and soon in the region (working on it !) - but you can contact me if you want some. (12$EC/3€/ 4SUD)

next step after the french and the english version, the spanish one !
for a more integrated caribbean.

mercredi 3 mars 2010

a new theater play in St Lucia!

the poster says all !

Headphunk at Charms Thursday 4th March

Here they are again ...
the group of poets, slamers, drumers, musicians and designers of St Lucia will perform at Charms from 7pm.

join us................

the Obama text on the race issue in USA - a play in St Lucia

It was yesterday at the Cultural Center,
a very interesting event.
The text in extenso of Obama with just one actor and no effects.

I find it a success... thank you to José Pliya...