Holetown Festival 2012

Holetown Festival 2012


The Holetown Festival
1627 – 2012
To celebrate the Anniversary of the First Settlement of Barbados

February 11th – 19th, 2012

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

12:00pm to 4:00pm: Holetown Fish Fry – hosted by the American Women’s Club at 69 Cherry Ave, Sunset Crest – Proceeds in aid of the Leukemia Foundation
Admission $35.00.


Sunday, February 12th, 2012

4:00pm: Opening Celebrations at the Holetown Monument (in Super Centre car park) with Dancin’ Africa, Adrian Clarke, Sir Ruel, St. James Primary School, the Queen of the Festival Shakeria Maynard and the contestants for 2012, Blessing by Rev. Seth Ampadu and Feature Address by Mr. Adrian Elcock, Chairman of the BTA

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

6:30pm: Barbados Light & Power Company Ltd. Pan Fest featuring The Olakunde Steel Orchestra and the Reddy Panners


Monday, February 13th, 2012

10:00am: The Alfred Pragnell Memorial Talk “The Challenges of Preserving Heritage in Developing States such as Barbados” by Mr. Paul Altman at the Holetown Methodist Church.
Compliments of Rotherley Construction Inc.

10:30am: Opening of Exhibition “Chattel Houses of Barbados” in the Holetown Library.

6:00pm – 12:00 midnight: The Holetown Liming Tent opens with Karaoke competition from 9:00pm.

7:30pm: Variety Night at the Seaside Theatre (Free Concert) featuring The Singers, Signers and Dancers from the School for the Hearing Impaired, the band Rhapsody, John King and the BCC Quartet.


Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

9:30am: 1st Bus Tour of Historic Holetown with Morris Greenidge (Limited seating). Tickets $10.00 from the Holetown Festival Information Booth. Bus leaves from the Holetown Library.

10:30am: Exhibition continues “Chattel Houses of Barbados” in the Holetown Library

12:00pm: 2nd Bus Tour of Historic Holetown with Morris Greenidge (Limited seating). Tickets $10.00 from the Holetown Festival Information Booth. Bus leaves from the Holetown Library.

12:30pm – 3:00pm: Lunchtime Steel Band Concert at the Surfside Restaurant.

6:00pm – 12:00 midnight: The Holetown Liming Tent opens with Karaoke competition from 9:00pm.

7:30pm: Gospel Favorites at the Seaside Theatre (Free Concert) featuring Paula Hinds, Kareen Clarke, Sheldon Hope, Ellerslie School Choir and St. James Secondary School Choir.


Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

10:00am: The Alfred Pragnell Memorial Talk: “Chattel Houses of Barbados” by Professor Henry Fraser and Bob Kiss at the Holetown Methodist Church.
Compliments of Rotherley Construction Inc.

10:30am: Exhibition continues “Chattel Houses of Barbados” in the Holetown Library

6:00pm – 12:00 midnight: The Holetown Liming Tent opens with Karaoke competition from 9:00pm.

7:30pm: Surfside Restaurant Night at the Seaside Theatre (Free Concert) presenting The Redmen and 1688 NoNet.


Thursday, February 16th, 2012

10:00am: Bus Tour of Historic Holetown with Morris Greenidge (Limited seating). Tickets $10.00 from the Holetown Festival Information Booth. Bus leaves from the Holetown Library.

10:30am: Exhibition continues “Chattel Houses of Barbados” in the Holetown Library

12:30pm: – 3:00pm: Lunchtime Steel Band Concert at the Surfside Restaurant

6:00pm – 12:00 midnight: The Holetown Liming Tent opens with Karaoke competition from 9:00pm.

7:30pm: RBC Royal Bank (Barbados) Limited / RBTT Night at the Seaside Theatre (Free Concert) featuring High Grade Band, Andre and Corey.


Friday, February 17th, 2012

10:00am: The Alfred Pragnell Memorial Talk, “Holetown, from the 1900’s to 2011” By Mr. Trevor Marshall at the Hopetown Methodist Church.
Compliments of Rotherley Construction Inc.

10:30am: Exhibition continues “Chattel Houses of Barbados” in the Holetown Library.

6:00pm – 12:00 midnight: The Holetown Liming Tent opens with Karaoke competition from 8:00pm.

8:00pm: Chefette Restaurants Night
Grand 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 18th, 2012

The 36th Annual Banks / Coca Cola Street Fair:
» Bajan Arts and Crafts
» Food from Barbados and the Caribbean
» The Prison Service Arts and Craft Centre
» This That and T’other Shop
» The Banks Beer Garden
» Traditional Tuk Band Music
» Ital food, books, jewelry, shoes, clothing,
» Children’s Play Park and Mini Zoo, toys and lots more

11:00am: The Holetown Street Parade featuring Vintage and Classic Cars, The Queen of The Festival Shakeria Maynard and the contestants for 2012, the Barbados Cadet Corps, Dancin’ Africa, The Barbados Regiment Band, St. James, Gordon Greenidge, Erdiston and Luther Thorne Primary Schools, the Learning Centre, Youth Uprising 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 Maurice Greenidge).

1:30pm: Radio controlled auto racers display.

4:00pm: The Barbados Tourism Authority presents “The Holetown Dooflicky” with Folk Parade and Bajan Carnival.

5:00pm: Mini Concert at the Chattel Stage.

6:00pm: Festival Sunset Concert with the Royal Barbados Police Force Band at the Seaside Theatre.

12:00 midnight: Street Fair Stalls Close


Sunday, February 19th, 2012

9:00am: Thanksgiving Service at the St. James Parish Church – To mark the Anniversary of the First Settlement in 1627.

10:00am: Street Fair Stalls re-open

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.

4:15pm: Festival 7k Road Run on the same route. (Organized by Jasper Blades)

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

6:00pm: Gala Concert “Classics by Candle Light” at the St. James Parish Church. (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 Queen Of The Festival Pageant with eight 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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