Brimstone Hill Emancipation Concert and Festival dates and events
Theme: “I have a dream, and my dream is freedom and equality”
We know you have been waiting with baited breath and now we’re happy to announce that the dates for the 2015 Emancipation Concert and Festival at Brimstone Hill are Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 August. The line-up for this year’s festival is as follows:
Saturday 29 August
4:00 pm, Family Evening: All families, clubs, church groups or just groups of friends are invited to an evening of relaxation as well as fun and games at the Hill. Bring along your picnic blankets and refreshments and enjoy miniature soccer, giant dominoes, giant checkers etc.
The Family Evening will culminate with the Emancipation Film Show in the cul-de-sac beginning at sunset featuring the 2014 Golden Globe and Oscar winning feature film Selma. How often do you get to watch a great film under a full moon at Brimstone Hill Fortress?
Sunday 30 August
11:00 am until: Emancipation Book and Wine Fair in collaboration with the UWI Open Campus and Greenlands Books and Things at the Infantry Officers Quarters on the Parade Level. Books by local and Caribbean authors will be on display and on sale as well as locally made wines available for sale by the glass or by the bottle.
2:00 pm until: Display and sale of local foods by Sandy Point Agricultural Co-operative (SPACS), including their ever popular ital.
2:00 – 3:00 pm: Emancipation Lecture at the Prince of Wales Bastion given by Mr. Ervin Welsh of Positively Inclined.
3:00 – 4:00 pm: Cocktail Hour at the Infantry Officers Quarters. Treat yourself to traditional, tasty and healthy Kittitian snacks and local wines on sale at very reasonable prices, while being entertained by music and folklore.
4:30 pm Emancipation Concert:
The always popular highlight of the festival. This year’s concert will be hosted by Dawne Mills and the feature artiste will be veteran calypsonian Lord Kut. Others artistes, displaying a variety of talents from drama and song to spoken word, include Poinciana Theatre Productions, ‘Jungles’, Carla Astaphan and artistes from Island Xpressions to name a few. Musical accompaniment and performances by Limitless Band.
Cameron St. Pierre Gill