E. R. Braithwaite for Inter-Guianas culture fest

E. R. Braithwaite for Inter-Guianas culture fest

Demerara Waves -Wednesday, 08 August 2012 21:08

Guyanese author E. R Braithwaite, of “To Sir, With Love” fame, is to be the Patron of the second Inter-Guiana Cultural Festival to be held here later this month.

This was announced by Minister of Culture Dr. Frank Anthony on Wednesday at a news conference called to update the media on preparations for the August 23 – 27 event.

“We wanted to give this second festival an added Guyanese signature and to do so we’re going to have a very special patron … many of you would have known of ER Braithwaite … we’ve invited him and he’s going to be coming to Guyana and would be the Patron of the second Inter-Guiana Cultural Festival,” the minister said. 

Dr. Anthony added that they hope the centenarian would be able to conduct a “master class” for aspiring writers. Braithwaite was also a teacher and Guyana’s permanent representative to the United Nations.

The festival will showcase film; fashion; food; craft; literature; and the visual and performing arts of Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. Workshops are to be held for each category being showcased.

“We feel that with this influx of people coming in from these two countries and with our own performances that you’ll see culture really coming alive in Georgetown so I think it would be akin to a mini CARIFESTA,” Dr. Anthony said.

The minister noted that some $30M has been budgeted for the festival with the organising and work on the ground all being done voluntarily. Admission to all of the activities is free.

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