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Talking Trees 2015: A Few Fine Moments But Less Than the Sum of Its Parts

Lorna Goodison closes off Talking Trees 2015

The Labour Day weekend journey from Kingston, through the hills of Manchester and winding down to the St. Elizabeth seaside has become a tradition for many of Jamaica‘s lit lovers. Usually, its to get to the Calabash Literary Festival, which is now unfortunately biennial.

God of Carnage: A Great Cocktail of a Comedy

God of Carnage - Jean Paul Menou, Deanne Allgrove, Julene Robinson, Alwyn Scott

Staging a great play is pretty much like creating a good cocktail: it’s all about the right ingredients in the right proportion. Since re-introducing the University Players, Director Brian Heap has usually stuck with a great recipe, that has often produced delicious results.

Island of Dance: Diverse Array of Dance for Arts in the Park

Fire and drums brought Arts in the Park to a blazing finish

The rich diversity of the contemporary Jamaican dance scene was put on display at the fourth Arts in the Park event at Hope Gardens in Kingston on Sunday.

The Poet Paints Philosophy: An Earl McKenzie Exhibition

Earl McKenzie's exhibition currently at the UWI

Every Sunday morning Earl McKenzie listens to the Mass in B Minor, a symphony composed by the famous Johann Sebastian Bach.

Furry Tales: Fun and Quirky Story for Children

Furry Tales: A quirky tale of missing tails

Joel Doty’s Furry Tales is a story of two tales or rather: what happens to tails when tales go awry.

Fun and Joke Aside: Laughter Taken With a Pinch of Salt

Owen Blakka Ellis and Michael Abrahams at 'Fun and Joke Aside'

The Department of Literatures in English at the University of the West Indies, Mona, partnered with Blue Moon Publishing to explore the serious side of comedy with two of Jamaica's leading comedians Owen Blakka Ellis and Michael Abrahams at the event Fun and Joke As

Bello and Blakka: A Hilarious Reunion

Comedic Duo Bello and Blakka's Hilarious Reunion

The comedic duo Bello and Blakka (Winston Bell and Owen Ellis) could easily be construed as the current patriarchs of Jamaican stand-up comedy. Their work over the decades has easily separated it self from much of what else exists on the local landscape.

Insides: New Works by Camille Chedda, Phillip Thomas, Prudence Lovell and Oneika Russell

Insides a New Visual Art Exhibition at NLS

While most of the country focused its attention on the young athletes rivaling for domination in the 2015 Boys and Girls Athletic Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica, just across the road NLS was opening its latest exhibition dubbed Insides.

Better Mus Come: Storm Saulter Calls For a Caribbean Film Aesthetic

Storm Saulter current filmmaker in residence at the UWI, Mona

Director Storm Saulter (Better Mus Come), the 2015 Filmmaker in Residence at the University of the West Indies, Mona is calling for the creation of a Caribbean film aesthetic and the strengthening of the writing undergirding Caribbean films, in order to create a more buoyant industry.

National Visual Arts Exhibition 2015: Valiant Effort in the Face of Scant Regard

The public mural for the 2015 National Visual Arts Exhibition

The Jamaica Visual Arts Competition and Festival 2015 staged by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission and currently running at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston is intended to be a celebration of the visual arts being produced by the country, yet, it may well be

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