Holetown Festival 2014

Holetown Festival 2014

In February 1627, somewhere between the 17th and 20th February, eighty (80) English settlers and ten (10) African slaves sailed to the island of Barbados on a ship named “The William and John.”

The settlers landed and claimed the island as an English colony – they named the place they came ashore “Jamestown” after the reigning King James of England. Later the name was changed from Jamestown to Holetown.

Three hundred and fifty years later a group of people which included Alfred Pragnell, Keith Simmons and the Trents Northern Youth Group planned the first commemorative festival in 1977.

They planned it for the weekend closest to the original landing date. It has now become a yearly festival which hosts a week of festivities running from Sunday to Sunday.

Holetown Festival Schedule of Events 2014

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Time: 4:00pm
Event: Opening Celebrations at the Holetown Monument
Venue: Super Centre Parking Lot, Holetown, St. James, Barbados

Blessing by: Rev. Beverley Sealy-Knight
Featured speaker: The Hon Richard Sealy – Minister of Tourism and International Business

Featuring:
» Dancin’ Africa,
» The Queen of the Festival Alicia Trotman and the contestants for 2014, Jamal Slocombe, Crystal Cummins-Beckles, Janine White
» The Mighty Grynner.

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

Time: 6:30pm
Event: Holetown Pan Fest

Featuring:

» The Reddy Panners Steel Orchestra
» The Balysto Steelband from Canada.

Holetown Festival 2014 – Opening Celebrations

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Time: 10:00am
Event: The Alfred Pragnell Memorial Talk
“From Bengal to Barbados.” by Sabir Nakhuda
Venue: The Holetown Methodist Church. St. James, Barbados
Compliments of Rotherley Construction Inc.

Time: 10:30am
Event: Opening of Exhibition
“FOOD – Eating the Bajan way. Our food, our culture”
Venue: The Holetown Library, Holetown, St. James, Barbados

Time: 6:00pm- 12.00 midnight
Event: Holetown Liming Tent opens with Karaoke competition from 9:00pm

Time: 7:30pm
Event: Variety Night at the Seaside Theatre (Free Concert)
Featuring:
» The Singers,
» Signers and Dancers from the School for the Hearing Impaired,
» Patrick Forde
» Juanita Paul
» Sisters of Praise
» Naheem
» Nakeem Wahid

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

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

Time: 10:30am
Event: Exhibition Continues
“FOOD – Eating the Bajan way. Our food, our culture”
Venue: The Holetown Library, Holetown, St. James.

Time: 12:30pm – 3:00pm
Event: Lunchtime Steel Band Concert
Featuring Balysto Steelband
Venue: The Surfside Restaurant, Holetown, St. James

Time: 6:00pm- 12:00 midnight
Event: The Holetown Liming Tent opens with Karaoke competition from 9:00pm

Time: 7:30pm
Event: Gospel Explosion
Venue: The Seaside Theatre (Free Concert)
Featuring:
» The Gospel Comforters Second Edition
» Harmonious Voices
» Asha Ward
» Kieshelle Rawlins
» The Northern Stars Dancers.

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Time: 10:00am
Event: The Alfred Pragnell Memorial Talk
“The story of Barbados’ unique military history” by Dr. Pedro Welch
Venue: The Holetown Methodist Church, Holetown, St. James
Compliments of ROTHERLEY CONSTRUCTION INC.

Time: 10:30am
Event: Exhibition continues
“FOOD – Eating the Bajan way. Our food, our culture.”
Venue: The Holetown Library, Holetown, St. James

Time: 12:30pm – 3:00pm
Event: Lunchtime Steel Band Concert
Featuring: Balysto Steelband
Venue: The Just Grillin’ Restaurant

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

Time: 7:30pm
Event: Night Of Nostalgia
Venue: The Seaside Theatre (Free Concert)
Featuring:
» Tony Grazette
» John King,
» Adrian Clarke
» Rebekah Carter
» Crystal Austin

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

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

Time: 10:30am.
Event: Exhibition continues
“FOOD – Eating the Bajan way. Our food, our culture.”
Venue: The Holetown Library, Holetown, St. James, Barbados

Time: 12:30pm- 3:00pm
Event: Lunchtime Steel Band Concert
Featuring: Balysto Steelband
Venue: The Surfside Restaurant

Time: 6:00pm- 12:00 midnight
Event: The Holetown Liming Tent opens with Karaoke competition from 9:00pm

Time: 7:30pm.
Event: Surfside Restaurant Steel and Soca Jamboree Night
Venue: The Seaside Theatre (Free Concert)
Featuring:
» Balysto Steelband from Canada
» Versewild
» Porgie and Murda
» Coopa Dan.

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Time: 10:00am
Event: The Alfred Pragnell Memorial Talk.
“Full steam ahead…The Barbados Landship” By Dr. Nancy Fergusson-Jacobs
Venue: The Holetown Methodist Church, Holetown, St. James, Barbados
Compliments of ROTHERLEY CONSTRUCTION INC

Time: 10:30am
Event: Food Exhibition continues
“FOOD – Eating the Bajan way. Our food, our culture.”
Venue: The Holetown Library, Holetown, St. James, Barbados

Time: 6:00pm- 12:00 midnight
Event: The Holetown Liming Tent opens with Karaoke competition from 8:00pm

Time: 8:00pm
Event: Chefette Restaurant Night – Grand Floodlit Tattoo and night march
Venue: Trents Playing Field
Featuring:
» The Royal Barbados Police Force Band
» The Mounted Police
» The cadets of the Regional Police Training School
» Specialty Number: The Ellerslie School Drill Squad.

Reserved seating by Ticket ($5.00) available at Surfside Restaurant and the Holetown Festival Information Booth.

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Time: 8:00am
Event: The 38th Annual Banks/Coca Cola Street Fair
Featuring:
» 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.

Time: 11:00am
Event: The Courtesy Garage Ltd. Street Parade
Featuring:
» Vintage and Classic Cars,
» The Queen of The Festival Alicia Trotman and the contestants for 2014,
» The Barbados Cadet Corps,
» Dancin’ Africa,
» The Barbados Regiment Band,
» The Learning Centre,
» Youth Uprising,
» Haynesville Youth Group,
» Ellerslie Secondary School Cheerleaders
» Darryl Jordan Secondary School
» Heart to Heart Children
» Northern Stars Dance Group
»The St. James Parish Ambassadors.

Time: 12:00 noon
Event: The Holetown Methodist Church…Food for the Body and Soul
Featuring:
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)

Time: 1: 00pm
Event: Radio controlled auto racers display

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

Time: 6:00pm
Event: Festival Sunset Concert
Featuring: The Royal Barbados Police Force Band
Venue: The Seaside Theatre.

Time: 7.30 p.m.
Event: Holetown Fashion Festival
“Colours of Fashion”
Venue: The Fairmont Royal Pavilion Hotel
Admission: $50.00 Bds

Time: 12:00 Midnight
Event: Street Fair Stalls Close

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

Time: 9:00am
Event: Thanksgiving Service at t
Venue: The Holetown Methodist Church, Holetown, St. James

To mark the Anniversary of the First Settlement in 1627

Time: 10:00am
Event: Street Fair Stalls re-open

Time: 3:30pm
Event: The Michael Parravicino Memorial 7K Road Walk

Venue
: from Speightstown to Holetown.
Sponsored by Realtors Ltd and organized by St. Clair Ward for Walk Barbados.

Time: 4:15pm
Event: Shopsmart Inc. Festival 7K Road Run
(Organized by Jasper Blades)

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

Time: 6:00pm
Event: Voices and Steel Concert
Venue: St. James Parish Church, Holetown, St. James
Tickets: $20.00 from the Holetown Festival Information Booth and the Church

Time: 6:30pm
Event: The Spiritual Baptists Candlelight Procession and Worship Service
Venue: The Seaside Theatre, Holetown, St. James, Barbados

Time: 7:30pm
Event: The Grand Finale
The Queen of the Festival Pageant with seven beautiful contestants
Venue: The Auditorium of the Frederick Smith Secondary School
Admission: $30.00 – Tickets at the door

Time: 8:00pm
Event: Street Fair Closes

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