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Ken Corsbie: The Caribbean’s Quintessential Theatre Celebrity – by Francis Quamina Farrier

 – by Francis Quamina Farrier

On March 27, Nations around the world, observed “World Theatre Day.” This annual event was established in 1962 by the International Theatre Institute (ITI) and supported by UNESCO. In this article, I am pleased to throw the spotlight on veteran Guyanese dramatist Ken Corsbie, who has been in the theatre arts for over seven decades.

Now in his early 90s, Ken Corsbie has been a member of the Theatre Guild of Guyana from its inception. However, his initial activities with theatre arts actually began at the Taitt’s Yard, now known as Cara Lodge on Quamina Street, previously Murray Street.        Continue reading

ART: Ron Savory: A Guyanese quest – Moray House Presentation – By Alim Hosein

Ron Savory 1933-2019

of the interesting things about Ron Savory is that while he was an active artist, and an innovator in Guyanese painting, very little critical work has been done on him. This is true of all Guyanese artists, but some have received scholarly attention in Guyana and even abroad, such as Stanley Greaves, Philip Moore, and Aubrey Williams.         

Savory felt this lack of recognition, as his niece Denise Savory-Archer wrote in a posthumous tribute to him in 2019: “He always spoke of the lack of appreciation for his art throughout the Caribbean.      Continue reading

Wooden cultural iconic edifices of Georgetown – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Houses of culture: Wooden cultural iconic edifices of Georgetown

Stabroek News – August 19, 2008 – In Guyana Review

Francis Quamina Farrier reflects on three of Georgetown’s wooden buildings and their impact on the shaping of contemporary Guyanese culture.

Some buildings talk; at least they talk to me. If you want to hear their stories you have to listen carefully. Sometimes you  have to touch them in order to absorb their treasure troves of information.

Ken CorsbieThree of Georgetown’s wooden structures come  to mind. They have myriad stories to tell and they have told me some of those stories.  Each of these three buildings lay legitimate claim to being a catalyst for CARIFESTA.

First, there is the Taitt Family home on Quamina Street, now The Cara Lodge. Then there is the home of Dr. Singh on Lamaha Street.. The third building is the City Hall.  Continue reading