13 Things to Do in the Month of November

50th anniver
The month of Novem­ber is here and this marks the begin­ning of the month long cel­e­bra­tions of Bar­ba­dos 50
th Anniver­sary of Inde­pen­dence. As such, this edi­tion of “Things to Do…” will cen­tre on activ­i­ties cel­e­brat­ing our 50th Anniver­sary. Some of the more eye catch­ing events include the following:

Com­mu­nity Inde­pen­dence Cel­e­bra­tions – The Light­ing Cer­e­mony – Novem­ber 1st

Start time: 5:30pm
Venue: Inde­pen­dence Square Bridgetown

This event marks the offi­cial begin­ning of a month of activ­i­ties for the 50th Anniver­sary cel­e­bra­tions. Come out to Inde­pen­dence Square Bridgetown for a con­cert, a cel­e­bra­tion of nation­al­ism and of course, the offi­cial light­ing of Bridgetown in our national colours: blue, yel­low and black.

NIFCA God­dard Lit­er­ary Arts Gala 2016 – Novem­ber 3rd

Start time: 6pm
Venue: Cen­tral Bank of Bar­ba­dos, St Michael

This gala will fea­ture the best of the best in the Lit­er­ary Arts this year in Bar­ba­dos. Select pieces, in addi­tion to award win­ning works will be specif­i­cally high­lighted using multi-​media formats.

GCA Exhi­bi­tion: 50 Shades of Bajan Art – Novem­ber 5th
gca shades
Start time: 5pm to 8pm
Venue: Gallery of Caribbean Art, North­ern Busi­ness Cen­tre, Queen Street, Speightstown

The Open­ing Recep­tion of 50 Shades of Bajan Art will be used to com­mem­o­rate Bar­ba­dos’ 50th Year of Inde­pen­dence and involves a col­lab­o­ra­tion of 7 of the best local artists includ­ing Neville Legall and Den­zil Mann. The exhi­bi­tion will run through­out the month of Novem­ber until 29th.

UWI Pub­lic Lec­ture Series: Becom­ing Bajan: 1966+ Beyond the Broke Tri­dent – Novem­ber 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
uwi lecture
Start time: 7:30pm
Venue: Errol Bar­row Cen­tre for Cre­ative Imag­i­na­tion, UWI, Cave Hill, St. Michael

UWI’s pub­lic lec­ture series dur­ing this period of cel­e­bra­tion is ideal for the his­tory buffs and will fea­ture four promi­nent his­to­ri­ans and lec­tur­ers affil­i­ated with the Uni­ver­sity present on key aspects related to Bar­ba­dian Independence.

BMHS 50th Anniver­sary of Inde­pen­dence Exhi­bi­tion: Road to Des­tiny – Var­i­ous days through­out Novem­ber start­ing on the 6th

Start time: Varies
Venue: The Bar­ba­dos Museum & His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety, The Gar­ri­son, St. Michael

This exhi­bi­tion will present a nar­ra­tive of what has led the island to its Inde­pen­dence. For more infor­ma­tion on this exhibit includ­ing the spe­cific days, times and hours, con­tact the Bar­ba­dos Museum and His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety.

BOA 50th Anniver­sary Inde­pen­dence Games – Novem­ber 16th and 20th (Clos­ing cer­e­mony Decem­ber 11th)
boa games

Start time: Varies
Venue: Varies

What is a cel­e­bra­tion of Barbados’s cul­ture with­out a cel­e­bra­tion of sports? The Bar­ba­dos Olympic Asso­ci­a­tion (BOA) will host the first national Inde­pen­dence Games to com­mem­o­rate the island’s 50th anniver­sary. These games will high­light the best of local sport from var­i­ous dis­ci­plines includ­ing net­ball, fenc­ing, bad­minton, archery, swim­ming, table ten­nis and surf­ing. Con­tact the BOA for more details.

Mir­ror, Mir­ror, Show me a Hero Futur­is­tic Play – Var­i­ous days Through­out Novem­ber 17th19th, 22nd26th
Start time: Varies
Venue: Frank Col­ly­more Hall, Church Vil­lage, Bridgetown, St. Michael

“Mir­ror Mir­ror Show me a Hero”, is ded­i­cated to a key mem­ber of Bar­ba­dos’ his­tory, Dame Nita Bar­row. The play will explore sev­eral issues includ­ing, the strength to be found in com­mu­nity and the inno­va­tion and cre­ativ­ity needed to adapt and sur­vive as indi­vid­u­als and a nation.

NIFCA Roberts Culi­nary Arts Arena – Novem­ber 19th

Start time: 11am to 2pm
Venue: Lloyd Ersk­ine San­di­ford Cen­tre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael

An event not to be missed, espe­cially dur­ing this period of cel­e­bra­tion of Bar­ba­dos’ cul­ture, the NIFCA Culi­nary Arts Arena will fea­ture the island’s finest chefs, 30 celebri­ties show­cas­ing top dishes, a Junior Duelling Chal­lenge, the best Bajan cook and pro­fes­sional cook off and mixol­ogy competitions.

Com­mu­nity Inde­pen­dence Cel­e­bra­tions – Spirit of the Nation Show – Novem­ber 19th

Start time: 6pm
Venue: Kens­ing­ton Oval, Pres­i­dent Kennedy Drive, Fontabelle, St. Michael

The annual Spirit of the Nation Show is a cel­e­bra­tion of local com­mu­nity tal­ent. Con­tes­tants per­form in var­i­ous areas includ­ing dance, poetry, drama and singing. The event is a mas­sive event on the Inde­pen­dence cal­en­dar with added sig­nif­i­cance this year as a result of Bar­ba­dos’ anniver­sary celebrations.

NIFCA Per­form­ing Arts Gala – Novem­ber 20th
performing arts
Time: 4pm to 8pm
Venue: 3Ws Amphithe­atre, Kens­ing­ton Oval, Pres­i­dent Kennedy Drive, Fontabelle, St. Michael

This National cel­e­bra­tion will fea­ture the best of the best in the cre­ative arts in Bar­ba­dos and is an inte­gral part of the Inde­pen­dence cel­e­bra­tions in the island. This year’s Gala will high­light award win­ning pieces from the pre­vi­ous 42 years of NIFCA performances.

Prime Minister’s Din­ner and Ball – Novem­ber 25th

Start time: 7pm
Venue: Ilaro Court, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael

The Prime Min­ster of Bar­ba­dos, the Hon­ourable Fre­un­del Stu­art will be host­ing this event under the theme “One Golden Moment in Time – A Cel­e­bra­tion of Excel­lence”. Bar­ba­dian excel­lence in cul­tural cre­ativ­ity will be show­cased in the areas of cui­sine, décor, enter­tain­ment and fash­ion. This is an Ele­gant Black Tie event so dress to suit!

Bar­ba­dos Spectacular…Featuring the Leg­ends of Spouge – Novem­ber 26th

Start time: 7pm (VIP Recep­tion) 8pm (Show­time)
Venue: St. Ann’s Fort, The Gar­ri­son, St. Michael

Another do not miss event in Novem­ber, this show will fea­ture many of the orig­i­nal artistes who pio­neered the devel­op­ment of a unique gene of music in Bar­ba­dos in the 60s and 70s – Spouge. Fea­tured per­form­ers include Richard Stoute, the Mighty Gabby, Adrian Clarke, Tony Grazette and many more…
Digi­cel Bar­ba­dos Is Music Inde­pen­dence Con­cert – Novem­ber 29th
Bdos in music
Start time: 9pm to 2:30am
Venue: Kens­ing­ton Oval, Pres­i­dent Kennedy Drive, St. Michael

Kens­ing­ton Oval is the place to be on the eve of Inde­pen­dence. Come out and enjoy a great night of Bajan music from the 1990s and beyond with fea­tured per­for­mances from Adrian Clarke, TC, Rupee, Kros­fyah and Square One.

Bar­ba­dos Food and Rum Fes­ti­val – Novem­ber 17th20th
rood  rum
Start time: Varies
Venue: Varies

One of the usual high­lights of Novem­ber is the Food and Rum Fes­ti­val which will be tastier than ever before. The event will show­case the very best of food, rum and Bar­ba­dos cul­ture in a blend of tasty excel­lence. View the finest chefs in the world in action at var­i­ous loca­tions through­out the island.

Spe­cial Events

National Inde­pen­dence Day Parade – Novem­ber 30th

Start time: 8am
Venue: Gar­ri­son Savan­nah, Gar­ri­son, St. Michael

To kick off the Inde­pen­dence Day cel­e­bra­tions, the annual Inde­pen­dence Day parade will be in full flow at the Gar­ri­son Savanah. This year promises to be a colour­ful spec­ta­cle and will be enhanced by the addi­tion of for­eign troops to the parade.

Golden Spec­tac­u­lar Mega Con­cert – Novem­ber 30th

Start time: 8pm
Venue: Gar­ri­son Savan­nah, Gar­ri­son, St. Michael

To close off the month of Novem­ber the Golden Spec­tac­u­lar Mega Con­cert will review the last five decades of Bar­ba­dian cul­tural his­tory. Bar­ba­dian super­star Rihanna will sing the National Anthem, sup­ported by a choir of chil­dren from var­i­ous schools across the island, while Spice and Com­pany will give a spe­cial performance.

© Photo 1 taken from Gsta​tic​.com
© Pho­tos 211 taken from Axses​.net
© Arti­cle of caribbe​an​dreams​magazine​.com

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