NIFCA Calendar 2009

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NIFCA Calendar 2009


National Cultural Foundation NIFCA Calendar Of Events 2009


The National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) has always sought to discover the very best of Barbadian talent and encourage persons from all walks of life to create and submit their entries in seven disciplines: dance, music, drama, literary arts, culinary arts, fine art and craft and photography:

In our 36th year, the tradition of excellence continues!


September

Saturday September 26th, 2009
Photo Workshop
Titling & Categorizing of entries R. Carrington and H. Walcott
Venue: Errol Barrow Centre
Time: 9:00am – 12:00 noon

October

Friday October 9th, 2009
Performing Arts Finals
Time: 6:00pm
Venue: Combermere School
Tickets: Adults: $15.00, Children under 12: $5.00
(No admittance to children under 6 years)

Saturday October 10th, 2009
Performing Arts Finals
Time: 6:00pm
Venue: Combermere School

Saturday October 10th, 2009
Literary Arts – Caribbean School of Business and Management & Frank Collymore Literary Endowment Board Novel Writing Workshop
Venue: Frank Collymore Hall Meeting Room
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday October 11th, 2009
Performing Arts Finals
Time: 6:00pm
Venue: Combermere School

Monday October 12th, 2009
Performing Arts Finals
Time: 6:00pm

Friday October 16th, 2009
Performing Arts Finals
Time: 6:00pm
Venue: Combermere School

Saturday October 17th, 2009
Performing Arts Finals
Time: 6:00pm
Venue: Combermere School

Saturday October 17th, 2009
Literary Arts – Caribbean School of Business and Management & Frank Collymore Literary Endowment Board Novel Writing Workshop
Venue: Frank Collymore Hall Meeting Room
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday October 18th, 2009
Performing Arts Finals
Time: 6:00pm
Venue: Combermere School

Saturday October 24th, 2009
Literary Arts – Caribbean School of Business and Management & Frank Collymore Literary Endowment Board Novel Writing Workshop
Venue: Frank Collymore Hall Meeting Room
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Friday October 30th – Monday, November 2nd, 2009
Literary Arts Balcony Book Fairs
Venue: Frank Collymore Hall – Terrace
Time: 6:00pm

Friday October 30th, 2009
Showcase of Dance
Venue: Frank Collymore Hall
Time: 7:00pm
Tickets: Adults: $25.00, Children: $10.00 (6 – 12 years)
(No admittance to children under 6 years)
Box Offices: C. S. Pharmacy, NCF Headquarters (246) 424-0909, At the Door

Saturday October 31st, 2009
Literary Arts – Caribbean School of Business and Management & Frank Collymore Literary Endowment Board Novel Writing Workshop
Venue: Frank Collymore Hall Meeting Room
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday October 31st, 2009
Culinary Arts – Celebrity Cook-Off
Time: 11:00am

Saturday October 31st, 2009
Showcase of Drama
Venue: Frank Collymore Hall
Time: 7:00pm
Tickets: Adults: $25.00, Children: $10.00 (6 – 12 years)
(No admittance to children under 6 years)
Box Offices: C. S. Pharmacy, NCF Headquarters (246) 424-0909, At the Door


November

Sunday November 1st, 2009
Showcase of Music
Venue: Frank Collymore Hall
Time: 7:00pm

Monday November 2nd, 2009
Showcase of Performing Arts
Venue: Frank Collymore Hall
Time: 7:00pm

Friday November 6th, 2009
Culinary Arts Official Opening
Venue: Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre
Time: 6:00pm

Saturday November 7th, 2009
Culinary Arts Cook Off Competition
Time: 10:00pm

Thursday November 12th, 2009
Literary Arts – Panel Discussion
“The role and responsibility of the writer in shaping the identity of a developing society”
Grande Salle, Frank Collymore Hall
Time: 7:00pm

Saturday November 14th, 2009
Visual Arts/Photography Preview & Official Opening
Venue: Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre
Time: 6:00pm

Sunday November 15th, 2009
Literary Arts Gala & Audio Launch – Adults
Venue: Frank Collymore Hall
Time: 6:00am

Sunday November 15th – Saturday November 27th, 2009
Visual Arts / Photography Exhibition – Daily Exhibition
Venue: Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre
Time: Monday – Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm, Sunday 12:00 noon – 6:00pm


December

Sunday December 6th, 2009
NIFCA Awards Ceremony
Venue: Ilaro Court
Time: 6:00pm

For more information kindly contact:
The National Cultural Foundation
West Terrace, St. James
Tel: (246) 424-0909
Or visit our website at www.ncf.bb