Although Saint Lucia’s biggest music festival does not begin until April 30, event organisers Saint Lucia Tourist Board have wasted no time! All ticketed events are on sale online right now! Prices this year will attract VAT of 15%, however they are otherwise unchanged. Unfortunately, only single event tickets are available at this time, hopefully season passes will be available at a later date. Check out the full schedule for St. Lucia Jazz 2013. The folks running the Facebook page do not seem to have updated with 2013 information, but hopefully they will become active soon.
Saint Lucia’s National Arts Festival has been running since February 20th, with events continuing until April 7th. This year, the Cultural Development Foundation decided to decentralize the celebrations into the communities. This was done in hopes of expanding public participation in and access to the events on the schedule.
Early signs indicate that this strategy has been somewhat successful. Community Festivals have been held in Soufriere and Vieux-Fort, with more to come around the island. This weekend, the festivities continue – check out the schedule below:
photo credit: Headphunk
Saint Lucia poetry lovers, Thursday night is your night! This very evening TWO poetry events are vying for our attention – it’s the Grand Slam of Poetry in St. Lucia tonight!
Each and every Thursday, K’s Lounge on Jeremie Street Castries plays host to Pomn Damou Kreations‘ Poetry Slam. The slam is free to patrons while poets pay $5 to enter, and everything gets going at 8 p.m.
And at 7:30 pm on the last Thursday of (mostly) every month, Headphunk hosts its monthly Open Mic Poetry night. This month’s event is titled Headphunk – Untamed, and this time the mic is closed – it’s a competition for the best interpretation of “Independence”. Up for grabs is a Galaxy Tab, so you know the competition will be fierce. Headphunk Untamed takes place on the side lawn of Samaans Park, Choc. Unfortunately entries are already closed, but there will be much entertainment to be had in supporting great Saint Lucian poetry. Island Scene 758 will see y’all there!
The 2013 National Arts Festival launched last Wednesday. A new logo for the festival, Artreach, was also unveiled. Read the whole story at The Voice St. Lucia. Stay tuned to Island Scene for program note updates!