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Montserrat celebrates its annual Calabash festival
MONTSERRAT CELEBRATES ITS ANNUAL CALABASH FESTIVAL Calabash: Celebrating Our African Heritage July 16 – 23   The island of Montserrat will be celebrating its annual Calabash Festival from Sunday, July 16 through Sunday, July 23, 2017.  Organized by the Montserrat Hospitality Association, under the theme “Celebrating Our African Heritage”, the Festival will include a number of activities. The event has been named after the calabash fruit which has traditionally been used to produce eating utensils, musical instruments, and decorative items.  The Festival has been identified as one of Montserrat’s cultural event,Read More
1199SEIU PRESIDENT GEORGE GRESHAM TO RECEIVE AFUWI SPECIAL AWARD 18th Annual Awards Gala To Be Held on January 28, 2015 at The Pierre NEW YORK, NY – George Gresham, President of New York City’s largest labor union, 1199SEIU, is being honored with the 2015 American Foundation for The University of the West Indies (AFUWI) Special Award. The union stalwart, who rose through the ranks to the helm of one of the most powerful trade unions, will be presented with the prestigious award at the glitzy Annual Legacy Awards Gala onRead More
MONTSERRAT CALABASH FESTIVAL KICKS OFF THIS WEEKEND, 13 – 20 JULY   The Annual Montserrat Calabash Festival commences this Sunday 13th July 2014, under the theme, ‘Embracing Your African Heritage’. The celebration in its 9th year, is named after the Calabash fruit that was traditionally used to produce eating utensils, musical instruments and decorative items. The Festival seeks to promote Montserrat through a range of events such as a Calabash Jog & Stroll, Calabash Hike, Island Boat Tour, a Grand Food Fair, a Gospel Concert, Prof. Dr. George Irish LectureRead More

Posted On February 11, 2014By altonIn News

Draft Festival 2014 Calendar Released

As Montserrat’s year-end Festival continues to grow, so does our anticipation every year for the spectacular display of culture, talent and creativity. Apart from the expected Festival Committee events such as Queen Show, Calypso Monarch and Festival Street Parade. Shows from private promoters such as Sunrise Productions, St. Johns Action Club and Fabulous Entertainment, have made the Annual Festival calendar their home. This year, we will see new Festival Committee shows, daytime activities and fundraisers being part of the calendar. For the video game buffs, there will be a VideoRead More
The evening of Saturday 16th November, saw the official public release of the four sizzling contestants taking part in this year’s Festival Queen Show. The event, a Sashing Ceremony and Cocktail Party was hosted by His Excellency Governor Davis and his lovely wife Mrs. Davis. The ambience and venue was fit for a Queen, not just one but four young women who officially declared their intention to vie for Miss Montserrat 2013. These four ladies stood poised and elegant at an intimate cocktail party attended by press, contestant sponsors andRead More
As we prepare for our 51st year of Christmas Festival here on Montserrat ( 14th December-1st January 2014 ) we invite Sponsors to look seriously at the promotional opportunities within what is our biggest cultural event on Montserrat. Montserrat Festival/Our Carnival reaches over 40, 000 persons annually via live online streaming, TV and Radio promotions, and provides sponsors numerous promotional opportunities to reach the vast untapped market of grass-roots Festival/Carnival lovers, culture and music fans, regional artistes and industry professionals throughout the World. Promotional opportunities exist for companies involved inRead More
Montserrat’s Christmas Festival/ our Carnival continues to be the most significant Festival on Montserrat’s cultural calendar, a time at which we embrace and celebrate all things Montserratian. Now in its 51st year our Carnival bears great historical, economic and cultural significance to the people of the Emerald Isle, offering a prime opportunity to showcase our history, heritage, culture and creativity. The highlights of our Carnival are the Festival Queen Show, Calypso Monarch Competitions, Market Day, Festival Day and New Year’s Parade. Other Private promotions which have become ‘hot tickets’ itemsRead More
The Montserrat Festival Committee are asking persons or groups interested in participating in our Festival Day and New Year’s Parade. Are you forming a troupe for Festival 2013? Are you joining a troupe? Are you overseas and want to be in a troupe when you come? Let us know!!! The costume troupes are the colour of the Festival. Last year was colourful. Let’s do it again. FESTIVAL 2013 JUST COME.Read More
Herman ‘Cupid’ Francis added a fourth calypso monarch crown to his credit after delivering two incredible performances at the 50th cultural festival celebrations Calypso Finals on Montserrat last night. Cupid, who also serves as the Head of the Department of Culture and one of the island’s leading song writers and music instructors also nabbed four of the eight special prizes along with the EC$15,000 cash prize for the winner. In the first round, Cupid performed Shortly After Takeoff, a heart rending reflection of the deadly plane crash which occurred onRead More
Countdown to Montserrat’s 50th Annual Festival: December 15th 2012 – January 1st 2013 The countdown to Montserrat’s 50th annual festival goes into overdrive on Friday, October 26th, FIFTY days before celebrations kick off on Saturday, December 15th. An exciting range of events and shows are planned to mark this historical and festive time in Montserrat’s history. Cornerstone events organised by the festival committee include: Night of Pan featuring both junior and senior orchestras from across the island, the Festival Queen Pageant which will pay tribute to the 5 decades ofRead More