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Holetown Festival 2009

Holetown Festival 2009


The Holetown Festival
1627 – 2009

To celebrate the Anniversary of the First Settlement of Barbados


Sunday February 15th, 2009

4:00pm: Opening Celebrations at the Holetown Monument with Dancin’ Africa, Princes Best, Jnana Mc Clean, St: James Parish Ambassadors, the Queen of the Festival Tanika Walton and the contestants for 2009, The Barbados National Youth Orchestra, presentation of awards. Blessing by Major Dewhurst Jones and Feature Address by the Hon Richard Sealy, Minister of Tourism.

5:30pm: The Ceremony of Beating Retreat by the Zouave Band of the Barbados Defence Force. The evening presented with the compliments of Super Centre, Holetown.

6:00pm – 12:00 midnight: The Holetown Liming Tent opens, featuring St. Lucy Secondary School Steel Band, Reddy Panners Steel Band, with Karaoke and prizes.

7:00pm: The Festival Gospel Concert “Voices and Classical Steel” featuring the Holetown Harmonites at the St: James Parish Church. Admission: $10.00.


Monday February 16th, 2009

10:00am: The Alfred Pragnell Memorial Talk “Archeology in Barbados” By Tom Loftfield at the Holetown Methodist Church. Compliments of Rotherley Construction Inc.

10:30am: Opening of Exhibition “Snap Shots” in the Holetown Library.

6:00pm – 12:00 midnight: The Holetown Liming Tent opens with Karaoke and prizes.

7:30pm: Varieties Night at the Seaside Theatre (Free Concert) featuring The Singers, Signers and Dancers from the School for the Hearing Impaired, Nicole Howell and the band Caribbean Sunshine. MC: Carson Small.


Tuesday February 17th, 2009

10:00am: Bus Tour of Historic Holetown with Morris Greenidge (Limited seating), tickets available from the Holetown Festival Information Booth. Bus leaves from the Holetown Library.

10:30am: Exhibition “Snap Shots” continues in the Holetown Library.

12:30pm – 3:00pm: Lunchtime Concert featuring a popular steel band at the Surfside Restaurant

6:00pm – 12:00 midnight: The Holetown Liming Tent opens with Karaoke and prizes.

7:30pm: Gospel Explosion at the Seaside Theatre (Free Concert) featuring Tilia Wilkinson, The Foundation School, Notes of Praise, Praise Academy of Dance and Ricky Niles.


Wednesday February 18th, 2009

10:00am: The Alfred Pragnell Memorial Talk. “Plantation Houses and Architecture. How to restore and refurbish.” By Professor Henry Fraser at the Holetown Methodist Church.
Compliments of Rotherley Construction Inc.

10:30am: Exhibition “Snap Shots” continues in the Holetown Library.

6:00pm – 12:00 midnight: The Holetown Liming Tent opens with Karaoke and prizes

7:30pm: Royal Bank Of Canada Night at the Seaside Theatre (Free Concert) presenting Xtatik Dancers, Athwin Associates, Genesis Dance Studio and Barbados’ reigning calypso monarch Adrian Clarke and his Band.


Thursday February 19th, 2009

10:00am: Bus Tour of Historic Holetown with Morris Greenidge (Limited seating), tickets available from the Holetown Festival Information Booth. Bus leaves from the Holetown Library.

10:30am: Exhibition “Snap Shots” continues in the Holetown Library.

12:30pm – 3:00pm: Lunchtime Concert featuring a popular steel band at the Surfside Restaurant.

6:00pm – 12:00 midnight: The Holetown Liming Tent opens with Karaoke and prizes.

7:30pm: Surfside Restaurant Night at the Seaside Theatre (Free Concert) featuring the Red Men and Ziggy Walcott and his band Lock Down.


Friday February 20th, 2009

10:00am: The Alfred Pragnell Memorial Talk: “Holetown Then and Now” by Morris Greenidge at the Holetown Methodist Church. Compliments of Rotherley Construction Inc.

10:30am: Exhibition “Snap Shots” continues in the Holetown Library.

6:00pm – 12:00 midnight: The Holetown Liming Tent opens with Karaoke and prizes.

8:00pm: Chefette Restaurants Night
Grant Floodlit Tattoo and night march at the Trents Playing Field with the band of The Royal Barbados Police Force, The Mounted Police, and the cadets of the Regional Police Training School: Reserved seating by Ticket ($5.00) available at Surfside Restaurant and the Holetown Festival Information Booth.

12:00 midnight: Street Fair Stalls Close


Saturday February 21st, 2009

The 33rd Annual Street Fair:
» Bajan Arts and Crafts
» Food from Barbados and The Caribbean
» The Glendairy Arts and Craft Centre
» This That and T’other Shop
» The Banks Beer Garden
» American Pie Stall
» Traditional Tuk Band Music
» Ital food
» books, jewelry, shoes, clothing, toys
» and lots more

11:00am: The Banks Coca Cola Street Parade featuring Vintage and Classic Cars, The Queen of The Festival Tanika Walton and the contestants for 2009, Stilt Walkers, the Barbados Cadet Corps, Dancin’ Africa, The Barbados Landship, Erdiston and Luther Thorne Primary Schools and the Parish Ambassadors.

12:00 noon: The Holetown Methodist Church, Food for the Body and Soul.
A home cooking restaurant on the lawn and in the flower decorated Church, short recitals by performers from 1:00pm to 6:00pm. (Performances co-ordinated by Grace Thompson).

1:00pm: Mini Concert at the Chattel Stage featuring Steel Pannist Leroy Boyce..

2:00pm: The Barbados Tourism Authority presents “The Holetown Dooflicky” with Folk Parade and Bajan Carnival.

6:00pm: The Banks Coca Cola Sunset Concert with The Royal Barbados Police Force Band at the Seaside Theatre.

8:30pm: Musical Explosion featuring the band Syndnicate.

12:00 midnight: Street Fair Stalls Close.


Sunday February 22nd, 2009

9:00am: Thanksgiving Service at the Holetown Methodist Church to mark the Anniversary of the First Settlement in 1627.

10:00am: Street Fair Stalls re-open.

3:00pm: Mini Concert at the Chattel stage featuring Seaman and his ban

3:30pm: The Michael Parravicino Memorial 7K Road Walk, from Speightstown to Holetown. Sponsored by Realtors Ltd. and organized by St. Clair Ward for Walk Barbados.

4:00pm: Mini Concert featuring Allegiance.

4:15pm: Direct Motoring Inc 7K Road Run, from Speightstown to Holetown (Organized by Jim Wedderburn).

5:15pm: Presentation of Prizes at the Chattel Stage.

6:00pm: Gala Concert at the St: James Parish Church – Featuring the Royal Barbados Police Band and soloist Dionne Whitehall. Tickets: $20.00, from the Holetown Festival Information Booth and the Church.

6:30pm: The Spiritual Baptists Candlelight Procession and Worship Service at the Seaside Theatre.

7:30pm: The Grand Finale – The Banks Coca Cola Queen of The Festival Pageant with six beautiful contestants in the Auditorium of the St: James Secondary School. Admission: $30.00 – Tickets at the door.

8:00pm: Street Fair Stalls Close.

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