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 Material Information
Title: CARIFESTA X information leaflets
Physical Description: Information leaflets
Language: English
Creator: CARIFESTA X Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana
Publisher: CARIFESTA X Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana
Publication Date: 2008
 Subjects
Subject: Caribbean
Programme of Activities
Objectives
Venues
Hotels
Administration
 Notes
Abstract: Information package containing draft programme of activities with brief descriptions, conceptual directions for the festival by Artistic Director, Dr. Paloma Mohamed Martin; includes objectives, background, main venues, listing of heads of sub-committees with contact information, organisational structure of the CARIFESTA X Secretariat, snap shots of some of the main venues and contact information for officials of the CARIFESTA Secretariat; listing of hotels, prices and their locations. Also includes maps of Georgetown and Guyana.
Funding: Digitized with funding from the Digital Library of the Caribbean grant awarded by TICFIA.
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Holding Location: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
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Resource Identifier: CARIFESTA X 2008

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Countries are invited to participate in this competition which aims to promote the
involvement of young people in CARIFESTA. Firstly, each country is asked to mount a
national exhibition and competition of child art at which winners would be adjudged.
Secondly, the country winners will form part of a grand competition and exhibition in
Guyana. The site for this grand exhibition is the Guyana Teachers Union Hall in
Georgetown. Please see the accompanying document on this competition.

b. Workshops

CARIFESTA presents an opportunity for the dissemination of art forms and techniques.
Countries are invited to propose workshop activities for CARIFESTA X and to each
propose one of their artists who could conduct one such workshop. Workshops could take
the form of practical demonstrations, slide-shows/power-point presentations etc. The
Workshops should be approached as opportunities for "information exchange", where
artists share unique techniques and discuss ideas. The focus should be on providing
information about techniques, forms of art, etc and not on the history of the artist or
his/her works etc. Workshops could be conducted in any of the visual or plastic arts.
Workshops will be held at the Burrowes School of Art which will be transformed into an
"Art Village" for this purpose.

c. Public Art

The Guyana government envisages the creation of a trail of public artwork as a legacy of
CARIFESTA X. Ten such projects are envisaged, five of which would be created by
Guyanese artists. Countries are invited to submit proposals for the creation of the
remaining works and to identify artists who would be suited to participate in these
projects. Such artists should submit designs for the work they propose. The public
artworks would include sculpture, murals, installations and other work which would be
erected in and around Georgetown. They may be created by individual artists, or by
artists working in collaboration.

d. Street Art Markets

Countries are invited to participate in this activity. Space will be provided in popular
locations for "street artists": artists who produce small sculpture, basketwork, beadwork,
and other kinds of craftwork to display work for sale.

4. Guyanese Art Events

Among the Country Exhibitions, Guyana will seize the opportunity to put various aspects of
our visual arts on display. These will include:

Exhibitions of work from the National Collection
Exhibitions of individual outstanding Guyanese Artists in Painting, Sculpture,
Ceramics, Textiles and Photography.









* An exhibition of Folk Art.
* Exhibitions of Ethnic Art, including the art of the Lokono and other Indigenous
Peoples.
A documentary and guided tours of our unique Colonial architecture.
Gallery exhibitions featuring the special collections of private galleries and collectors.


Important Notes:
Please indicate whether your country will be participating in the CARIFESTA X
Visual Arts exhibitions and events by June 15th, 2008.

Please indicate the specific events that you intend to participate in (i.e. Country


Exhibitions, Workshops, Street Art, etc. as listed on the "Participation in Visual
Arts" form).


Catalogue Notes should be submitted by June 16th, 2008.

Sketches/designs for Public Artwork should be submitted by May 14, 2008. Please submit
electronically to: carifesta10guyana@gmail.com.

Countries which will mount exhibitions of Artwork at CARIFESTA X are requested
to submit the specific technical information. This information will be used to make
exhibition catalogues, serve as promotional material, assist with registration of
CARIFESTA X artists, and create a databank of festival artists. The forms for
submission of this information can be found in Section 4: forms and instruction.
SiefomsV1 i.and V2.










CARIFESTA X 2008

CARIBBEAN CHILDREN ART COMPETITION

1. BACKGROUND
1.1 CARIFESTA was first started in 1972 in Guyana. The intention was to promote the arts in the
Caribbean Region. The 10th CARIFESTA would be held in Guyana from 22nd to the 31s August,
2008.
1.2 All CARIFESTA has a component that deals with children and young people. CARIFESTA X has a
number of initiatives that will allow children to participate in this festival under the theme "ONE
CARIBBEAN, ONE PURPOSE, OUR LIFE, OUR CULTURE."
1.3 It is intended that each Ministry of Education will run an art competition within the schools of their
country for children between the ages of 8 to 11 years, 12 to 14 years, and 15 to 18 years.
1.4 Each country will host a local competition at the national level and submit the top three entries
from each age category to represent their country. Using the guidelines stated within this
proposal, each country will decide on the appropriate prizes in each category at their own
expense. The winning entries will then be sent to the CARIFESTA Secretariat in Georgetown,
where all entries submitted will be mounted at a special Children Art Exhibition as part of the
CARIFESTA X visual arts exhibitions.


11. CHILDREN ART COMPETITION OBJECTIVES

2.1 Promoting the participation of children in CARIFESTA X and more
specifically in the arts.
2.2 Promoting the awareness of the festival in various countries in the Caribbean Region.

2.3 Discover new regional talents in the arts.
2.4 Giving children an opportunity to express their views in the form of art on a subject of Caribbean
unity.


111. CHILDREN ART COMPETITION

3.1 UNICEF and The Ministry of Education in CARICOM member states will run an art competition in
three age categories. These are:
a. 8 to 11 years


b. 12 to 14 years









V. IMPLEMENTATION OF PARTNERS


5.1 This program will be managed by a subcommittee of the CARIFESTA X ART COMMITTEE.

5.2 UNICEF Guyana has agreed to collaborate with the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport to host the
local competition together with the Ministry of Education and the National Commission on the Rights of the
Child (NCRC), sponsoring all nine prizes for the national competition, allowing Guyana's children to
participate in CARIFESTA X. All other costs, including advertising will be borne by the Ministry of Culture
(CARIFESTA X Visual arts subcommittee). UNICEF Guyana will also finance the prizes at the Regional
Level (three first prizes).

5.3 UNICEF Guyana will assist in the mobilization of the Ministries of Education in various member
states, through the UNICEF Offices in those states to participate in this competition.

5.4 UNICEF Guyana will, with technical assistance from CARIFESTA X Visual arts subcommittee,
coordinate the physical arrangement and branding of the display of the Children's pieces.

5.5 UNICEF reserves the right to have the items branded and use the images in the production of printed
materials.










DANCE


Dance has always been an integral part of the artistic expression of the
Caribbean region. In this melting pot of cultures, dance, with its emphasis
on the physicality of expression has featured strongly at every stage of our
development. Our indigenous people, with their use of dance as ritual, the
Africans with their bold, big movements, Indian dance with every subtle
movement telling a story, the Chinese with their dragon dance, the
Europeans with their technically disciplined patterns all have contributed
to the quality and strength of our dance traditions. In Cuba and Jamaica,
dance is at its most highly developed, and while their work has evolved
very differently, we can see how the influences extant in the region have
shaped the resulting expressions. Carifesta will be an ideal opportunity to
showcase and learn from the best that the region has to offer.



Objectives:
1. To showcase the current offerings of dance from across the region.
2. To highlight the importance of dance as a medium of artistic
expression in the context of the Caribbean.
3. To provide a forum for dancers to share their experiences and search
for new possibilities for the art form.
4. To record and disseminate the choreographies of dance practitioners
from across the region.
5. To encourage young dance practitioners to improve their work
through training and sharing.









There are also ample opportunities and venues for productions which can be performed in
unconventional spaces such as Street theatre, dinner theatre and venues such as
churches, sea walls, fields, gardens etc.

In addition to performances, the following other opportunities will be available to
participating contingents and interested parties:

* Drama Workshops
* Out of Town Travel Mobile Outreach
* Theatre Tete and Tete Lounge
* Special Youth Centered Productions and activities in Drama

General Guidelines
* The drama Committee of CARIFESTA X will make every effort to ensure that your
production is supported in every way possible once you are in Guyana. You will
appreciate that in order for us to adequately meet all your technical requirements all
information should reach is with utmost timeliness.

* It is to be noted that it is most likely that any technical personnel whom you send will
work along with counterpart technical teams provided by Guyana. It would be
necessary, therefore, for those persons to precede the production by no less than 48
hours.

* It should be recalled that various types of patrons of all ages would be attending
performances. As such suitable performances would be an asset.


Countries which will mount dramatic productions at CARIFESTA X are
requested to submit the specific technical information. This information will be
used to make programmes, serve as promotional material, assist with registration
of CARIFESTA X dramatists, assignment of venues and create a databank of
festival dramatists. The forms for submission of this information can be found in
Section 4: forms and instruction. See form D1.









LITERARY ARTS

The literary arts committee is fulfilling the following mandate:
To formulate innovative ways to renew interest in and evoke an appreciation of
literature, sustain this interest and appreciation.
* To put the pleasure back into reading, making literature fun.
* To encourage emerging writers and new writings in the region.
* To create a climate which will benefit each aspect of the literary arts including reading,
writing, editing, illustrating, copyrighting, publishing, marketing.
* To use occasion to plan a regional book fair every other year, alternating with the
hosting of CARIFESTA.


Contact Person/s

Petamber Persaud, Head of the Literary Arts Sub-committee,
telephone 592-226-0065, 592-644-1889, email:
oraltradition2002@yahoo.com.



The Book Fair
Location
This is the main literary event being organized by the CARIFESTA X book fair
committee. This activity will be held on the ground floor of the National Library in
Georgetown from Friday August 22 to Sunday August 31, 2008.
Contingents are encouraged to bring materials both for exhibition and for sale.
Booths and Exhibition Materials to be provided:
Each participating book seller I exhibitor will be allotted a 20x 10 booth which will
include the following: 1 table; 1 chair; 1 bookcase; two volunteers to assist with
packing, oversight and sales if necessary.


Book Launches & Book Signings
It is expected that at least one new book a day will be launched at CARIFESTA X.
This is a wonderful opportunity for visiting authors and booksellers whom we urge
to accept slots speedily as these are limited. These activities will be staged at Book










MUSIC


The music of the Caribbean is truly our most enduring and visible form of
expression. From the very beginning we have used music to tell stories, to
dream and to define who we are as a people. Many know the Caribbean
because of the music of Bob Marley from Jamaica and in fact Reggae is
quite possibly the best known Caribbean genre. Like the steel pan,
significantly the only new musical instrument to emerge within the last 100
years, and to originate from the Caribbean, the musical styles to be found
across the region have had a telling impact on the world. Soca, chutney,
calypso, shanto these are all forms that are truly Caribbean by definition.
Our artists have conquered the world stage and our music is known
everywhere. Come and share this rich musical fare and understand why
the Caribbean is leading the world in the musical arena.

Objectives:

1. To showcase the diversity of the musical offerings of the Caribbean.
2. To allow musicians of differing genres to communicate and share in
the cross-fertilization of ideas to develop richer and more
representative modes of expression.
3. To search for emerging talent and to hone and nurture it for the
future.
4. To promote the importance of intellectual prosperity and how it affects
the work of musicians in the region.
5. To record and disseminate the work presented during Carifesta.
6. To examine the value of music as an income generating venture for
the region.














SYMPOSIA
The symposia will be held at the National Convention Centre from 24th 29th
August. There will be a Grand Opening Symposium on the 24th August at 19:00hrs and
Four Symposia on the 25th & 26t1, and the 28th & 29th August from 17:00hrs.

The Main Theme is:

"Caribbean Culture at the Crossroads: Seeking the Past, Living the Present, Exploring the
Future"

The Grand Opening Ceremony will feature:

A Distinguished Guest Speaker
Four (4) Panelists who are Specialist Speakers ( Scholars, Academic,
Professionals)
A Moderator

The Symposia will feature:

A Guest Speaker
Three (3) Panelists who are Specialist Speaker (Scholars, Academics,
Professionals)
A Moderator

After the panelists would have made their presentations there will be an open floor
discussion.

The duration of a symposium should not exceed two (2) hours.


INFORMATION FROM COUNTRIES

Countries are urged requested to identify include in their country contingents person's who
can adequately contribute to a high level of discussion on the following:


Sub Themes:

Are We There Yet? Defining and Refining our Cultural Industries
(Production, Copyright, Merchandising)

Walk with Me: Talk to Me: Journeys of the Caribbean Imagination
(Professionals/Practitioners)

Mekkin Change: Arts and Artists in the Evolution of the Caribbean










YOUTH VILLAGE

The Youth Village at CARIFESTA X will be youth friendly and organized to provide edutainment for
youths by youths. It will also have a number of interactive centres for youths to develop their
talents and express their creativity in various forms, while at the same time addressing needs and
issues affecting youths,

The village will be housed in the expansive National Park in Georgetown Guyana which will be
transformed into a youth friendly space.

Objectives of the Village

* To provide a forum for showcasing talents and creative expression of youths, in a challenging
and stimulating environment with a diverse mix of cultures.
* To showcase the rich cultural diversity of the Caribbean.
* To provide an opportunity for youths to develop basic vocational and life skills through
interactive sessions.
* To foster greater awareness of health and social issues affecting youths through interactive
centres.
* To provide entertainment and fun for youths in a safe environment.


Organization of the Village

The youth village will be organized to provide Edutainment for youths such as:

* Interactive Centres
* Health
* Living a life of adventure and discovery
* Vocational Interactive Centres
* Environmental Projects
* Music Tent
* Fitness Centre
* Craft Tent
* Dance Hut
* Technology Centre
* Edutainment Centre
* Youth & Business
* Strategy for Youth Village

Countries including youth and child participants in their contingents should indicate to the
CARIFESTA Secretariat in Georgetown Guyana no later than June 15, 2008.

Please note that chaperones must accompany all children and adolescents participating in the
youth village.









TRANSPORTATION

All delegations would arrive either overland or at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport
Timehri; upon arrival volunteers and liaisons would greet these members before
embarking on their respective designated bus, to hotel. Provisions would also be made for
the transfer of all baggage and cargo from the airport\wharfs to the various hotels.


TRANSPORTATION FOR DELEGATIONS

The transportation plan for country delegations is being finalized as information
from countries comes in. The plan includes:

Airport to hotel shuttles for each delegation

Venue shuttles to performances

Designated delegation shuttles

Official shuttles

All transport is being provided free to delegations by the government of Guyana.

Additional transportation will be provided for the movement of gears, cargo and equipment
to and from these locations

Moving around the capital and the rest of the country

Georgetown is Guyana's capital city. It was so named after the British conquered the
Dutch in 1812. The name originates from Fort St. George which was established at the
mouth of the Demerara River as a signal station for the purpose of observing and
controlling incoming and outgoing traffic.

Like all capitals, the city is the centre of government administration and a wide range of
economic activity. Most of the streets of Georgetown are laid out in almost perfect
rectangles, a legacy of our Dutch heritage. This design therefore makes it relatively easy
for the stranger in town to wend his/her way around town.

The larger concentration of commercial houses is found 'downtown'. This area is bounded
by Camp Street to the east and by Water Street ton the west with Lamaha Street and
Brickdam being the northern and southern extremities respectively. There is however, an
increasing number of businesses located further east of Camp Street in Regent Street.













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I7 Georgetown- Linden 43
8 Georgetown- Mahaica 44
9 Stabroek- Albert 45
10 .Stabroek Lodge 46
11 Stabroek-East -West 47
12 Georgetown- Sophia 48
13 Georgetown- Rosignol 50
14 Georgetown- Crab Wood Creek 63
15 Geogetown- Madhia 72
16 Georgetown Lethem 94


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ACCREDITATION FOR CARIFESTA


The accreditation system is implemented for any person who would be working at various
CARIFESTA venues. Each of these venues would have restricted areas, and only those
with the relevant accreditation would be allowed to access these areas.

The accreditation passes produced will contain personal information of the holder,
including the name, country, organization and photograph.


The passes are worn around the neck and would be checked on entry to the venue, and
the relevant areas within the venues. The passes must be clearly displayed at all times by
the pass holder.


The passes will be of two broad categories, a general and a venue specific pass.

GENERAL PASS
The general pass would allow access to all CARIFESTA sites.

SPECIFIC PASS
While the specific passes with allow access to specific CARIFESTA sites.

There will be several categories of passes which would be color coded, these include:

a. Media and Broadcaster Black
b. Official Green
c. Security, Police and Medical White
d. Service Provider Yellow
e. Country Delegations Red
f. Volunteers Blue

If a pass is lost or stolen, then this must be reported immediately so that the relevant
action would be taken. Individuals forgetting their pass at hotel or at home would be
required to return to their hotel to uplift same. No exceptions would be made.

An accreditation office is established at the CARIFESTA Secretariat in Middle Street,
Georgetown. The opening period for the accreditation centre is from 8am to 4pm daily.
These hours will be extended to 9pm from August 15 to 31.

Delegations would be required to send the bio data of their delegates by July 15 in
advance of the event so that the necessary passes can be prepared.










SHIPPING OF EXHIBITS


Exhibitors are required to pay all costs for shipping, customs clearance and delivery prior
to the release of their goods in Guyana. All cargo shipment must arrive in Guyana
by...................................... to facilitate and expedite clearing of goods. If for any
reason your shipment is delayed, CARIFESTA Secretariat must be notified immediately.
All Shipments are to be consigned to:-

CARIFESTA X 2008
C/o CARIFESTA Secretariat
91 Middle Street,
North Cummingsburg,
Georgetown, Guyana,
South America

Each case/crate must be clearly marked as follows:-
(Name of Exhibitor)
C/o CARIFESTA X 2008
CARIFESTA Secretariat
91 Middle Street,
North Cummingsburg,
Georgetown, Guyana,
South America

Amount of Cases / Crates (1 of 5/2 of 5 etc.)
Made in (Country of Origin)









VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY INTO GUYANA FOR CITIZENS OF OTHER
COUNTRIES

1. Application for visas must be made on the prescribed forms at those overseas
missions and consulate offices which are authorized to issue visas. Application forms are
free of charge.

2. Applicants residing in countries or states where there are no Guyana Missions or
consulate offices are required to route their journey so as to be able to uplift a visa at a
convenient point en route to Guyana.

3. Applications for visas may be also done through the mail.

REQUIREMENTS:

4. The following documents shall be presented when applying for a visa:-

a. Completed visa application form in triplicate;

b. Valid passport (at least six months validity);

c. Three recent passport size photographs;

d. Evidence of sufficient funds for the duration of the visit, or proof of other
satisfactory arrangements of applicant's support while in Guyana; and



SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

5. The completed application form, as well as evidence of travel plans, shall be
submitted to any Guyana Mission or Consular Representative for consideration. If an
interview is required, the applicant will be informed of the date and time.

6. Applications received via the mail must be accompanied by a Money Order in the
value of US$5.00 to cover the cost of registered return postage. PERSONAL CHECKS
WOULD NOT BE ACCEPTED.

NOTES:

(a) There is no assurance that a visa would be issued, and any preparation
or plan made for the journey would be done at the applicant's own risk.

(b) Failure to complete the form properly as well as to provide supporting
documents will delay the processing of the application.


















GUYANA 200O

Accommodation in Guyana
Your Stay in Guyana will be one of the most memorable experiences you will ever have.
Guyana's Accommodations include a number of Hotels, Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfast
Facilities, Resorts and Inns with facilities ranging from Standard to First Class. Our
accommodations cater for the Pleasure and Business Travellers with rates from US$30 to
US$200per night. Amenities offered at our accommodations varies and include Hot and Cold
Water, Conferences Rooms, Local and International Restaurants and Bars, Transportation
Services, WiFi, Swimming Pool, Guided Tours, and much more augmented with an Exceptional
Warm and Genuine Guyanese Hospitality.

To access our online accommodation listing and their website and E-mail links, kindly visit the
Cari festa Website at www.carifesta.net.

For more specific accommodations requests, feel free to contact our
Accommodation and Visitor Experience Coordinator Mr. Ohene K.B. Koama at
E-mail: ohene.koamar(carifesta.net or Tel: (592) 225 9845, (592) 225 9840.


Accommodation Information


Total Total
Occupancy Rooms


More Info


Located walking distance
1 Cara Lodge from the Local Market and
Address: 294 Quarmina Street 5 to 15 minutes drive from
South Cummingsburg, Georgetown 62 31 the Major Carifesta Venues
Telephone: (592) 225-5301-8
Fax: (592) 225 5310
E-mail: caratodge@carahotets.com
Website: www.carahotels.com
Located next to the

2 Cara Suites Promenade Garden and 5
Address: 176 Middle Street, Georgetown 32 16 to 15 minutes drive from
Telephone: (592) 226-1612 the Major Carifesta Venues
Fax number: (592) 226-1541
E-mail: carasuites@carahotels.com
Website: www.carahotels.com


Sea Breeze Hol
Address:
Telephone:


Fax number:
E-mail:


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8 Pere Street, Kitty
(592) 223-9808
(592) 225-0524
(592) 226-2204
(592) 225-0622
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Address: 8-9 North Road Bourda, minutes drive from the
Georgetown Major Carifesta Venues
Telephone: (592) 226-1417/8 50 22
(592) 227-8897
(592) 226-4295
Fax number: (592) 226-2742
E-mail: bluewave@networksgy.com
Website: www. bluewave-gy.com

Located 10 minutes from
M's Ville Apartments the Guyana National
Address: 230 Anaida Avenue, Eccles 26 13 Stadium and 5 to 15
East Bank Demerara minutes drive from the
Telephone: (592) 233-2409-11 Major Carifesta Venues
Fax number: (592) 233-2724
E-mail: markchandramcas@yahoo.com

Located in Central
Palace de Leon Apartments Georgetown and 5 to 15
Address: 60 Croat Street minutes drive from the
Georgetown, Guyana Major Carifesta Venues
Telephone: (592) 227-7019 118 59
(592) 225-7187 3LOCATI 3
(592) 226-9274 ONS LOCATI
(592) 226-4349 ONS
Email: palacedeleon2000@yahoo.com


Raddison Suite
Address:

Telephone:

Fax number:
Number in U.S:
E-mail:

Website:


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83 Laluni Street, Queenstown
Georgetown
(592) 227-4983
(592) 227-5011
(592) 226-2145
(732) 938-9525
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Located in a residential
area and 5 to 15 minutes
drive from the Major
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Located in a quiet
13 Brandsville residential area and 5 to
Address: 89-90 Pike Street, Campbellvillte 15 minutes drive from the
Georgetown, Guyana 100 6 Apts. Major Carifesta Venues
Telephone: (592) 226-1133 5
(592) 227-0989 Suites
(592) 231-7000 24
Fax: (592) 231-7001 Rooms
E-mail: brandsvilte@gol.net.gy
Website: www.brandsville.net


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Website:

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Address:

Telephone:

Fax:
Email:


Bourda,
Georgetown, Guyana
(592) 231-7674
(592) 231-7047
reservations@erandcoastal.com


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310-312 Church and Irving Streets,
Georgetown, Guyana
(592) 227-2711


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Located walking distance
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Kanuku Suites Located in a quiet
21 Address: Lot 123 Section M Campbellville residential area and 5 to
Telephone: (592) 227-8176 40 20 15 minutes drive from the
Mail: reservations@(,kanukusiites.com Major Carifesta Venues
Website: www. kanukusuites.com

Le Dragoon and 5 to 15 minutes drive
22 Address: 300 Thomas Street, 2 room from the Major Carifesta
North Cummningsburg 4 Apartm Venues
Telephone: (592) 640-0702 ent
l.Email: fattboy4_ever@yalioo.coin

Buddy's International Hotel Located next to the
23 Address: Providence Stadium Site Guyana National Stadium
East Bank Demerara 500 250 and 5 to 15 minutes drive
Telephone: (592) 265-7001 from the Major Carifesta
Email: info@buddysguyana.com Venues

0 ft A Suites Located 10 minutes from
24 Address: Gafoor Group of Companies Central Georgetown and 5
Cummings Lodge, ECD 24 4 to 15 minutes drive from
Telephone: (592) 227-5870 the Major Carifesta Venues
Email: _nil@gujygna.net ._gy

Ocean Spray Hotel Located walking distance
25 Address: 46 Stanley Place Kitty, Georgetown from the Seawalls and 5 to
Telephone: (592) 225-3911 40 20 15 minutes drive from the
(592) 623-1329 Major Carifesta Venues
E-mail: reservation occasp-ra co.gy
Website: www.oceanspray.co.gy


Tropical View Hotel
5 Address: 33 Cambcll Avenue Campbcllville,
Georgetown
Telephone: (592) 227-2216 44 :
(592) 227-2229
(592) 227-2217
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Leisure Inn Suites
Address: 17 Decpli Street, Campbellville,
Georgetown
Telephone: (592) 226-8990
Fax: (592) 226-2543
imnil: leisureinn@.yiahoo.com
Web'site: www.leisureinngy.comn
Sleepin Guest House
Address: 151 Church Street
Alberttown
Georgetown
Telephone: (592) 223-0991/2
(592) 223-9010
Fax: (592) 231-7667
Email: reservations@sleepinRuesthouse.com


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CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL OF ARTS 2008


BACKGROUND
CARIFESTA was first started in Guyana in 1972. The intention was to promote
the Arts in the Caribbean Region. From its inception the festival sought to inspire
Caribbean cultural practitioners to innovate new art forms, while providing an outlet for
those that already existed. It has always served as an educational tool and helps to shape
Caribbean values.

To date there have been nine CARIFESTAs: Guyana (1972), Jamaica (1976), Cuba
(1979), Barbados (1981), Trinidad & Tobago (1992, 1995, & 2006) St Kitts & Nevis (2000)
and Suriname (2003).


CARIFESTA X was scheduled for The Bahamas in 2008, but in late 2007 The Bahamas
indicated that they would be unable to host the event. Pres)nt Bhaprat Jagdeo then
agreed to host the event in Guyana. It will be held from the 22 to the 31 August under the
theme One Caribbean, One Purpose- Our Culture, Our Life.

CARIFESTA OBJECTIVES

The objectives of CARIFESTA are varied. They are:
a. To promote and celebrate the Caribbean art forms.
b. To maximize peoples' participation in the arts, especially the young people
of the Region.
c. To deepen the awareness and knowledge of the diverse aspirations within
the Caribbean community.
d. To advance our culture within the Region, the Diaspora and wider world.
e. To use the arts to foster Caribbean unity and excellence.
f. To promote the development of cultural industries.


CARIFESTA X in Guyana is expected to realize all of these objectives.










We must be proud and claim this glorious privilege. We must also be as eager to
support and nurture it when we find it. Wherever we find it.
CARIFESTA X must provide ten bright starry nights when we, resplendent in our
own light, listen to our philosopher-poets; watch our dancer-dramatists; listen to our
visual-musicians; sit at the feet of our filmmaker-creators, peep into the souls of our think-
creators and know that we are and be sure who we are. What a region this is!
For this feast of fests everyone deserves to be present. Each island must be
included in some way. No part of the whole should be unrepresented. A single artist is as
important a contingent as a troupe 100 hundred strong!
As Artistic Director, I am excited by the possibilities. I am optimistic about the
opportunities. I am hopeful about the outcomes for artists and region. I still dare to have
this dream, the original dream that came to some great people while I was a child 36 years
ago.
I wake up every morning with this refrain --The Caribbean is coming, Guyana is
hosting ...the world is watching!


We must magnificently perform!










genres are sent to fit the general theme. The following would be a broad brush stroke of
what will provide artistic coherence to the festival:
1) Caribbean classics: plays ; music; books; dance forms; visual pieces which are old,
tried, evergreen and form part of the cultural cannon;
2) Persons who participated in the first Carifesta ; what do they remember, who are
they now; how did that influence their development; what work are they producing
now

3) New Items ( new works, instruments and plays, music by young artists which reflect
new artistic directions or avante gard innovations)
4) Locally derived forms ( reflecting indigenous elements and developments; special
groups; Indigenous peoples)
5) Items reflecting in country Speech/ Masquerade bands/folk idioms and distinctly
Caribbean themes, especially themes of unity and self expression;
6) Masque and Mass ( visual art and craft /float / costume construction work; variations
on the festival theme)
7) Country night performances should be no longer than 60 minutes
8) All other productions should be no longer than 120 minutes

We are of course working feverishly to receive and support whatever your country decides
would best showcase your particular cultural attributes and gifts. We look forward to
working with you, to welcoming and taking excellent care of your contingents at
CARIFESTA X! Remember... the world is watching!


We must magnificently perform.











CARIFESTA X

MAIN VENUES
Summary of the main venues identified and being prepared to host activities for
CARIFESTA X. Details about each venue can be found in the following pages.

LOCATION
NO ACTIVITIES VENUE REGION
01 Opening and Closing Guyana National Stadium Providence 4
Ceremonies
02 Super Concerts Guyana National Stadium (Georgetown) 4

03 Grand Market National Exhibition Site Sophia (Georgetown) 4

04 Performing Arts National Cultural Centre (Georgetown) 4

05 Performing Arts Theatre Guild (Georgetown) 4
St. Rose's High School (Georgetown)
Bishop's High School (Georgetown)
Tain Campus (Berbice) 6

Lichas Hall (Linden) 10

06 Symposia Guyana National Convention Centre (Georgetown) 4


07 Prose/Poetry Reading Umana Yana (Georgetown) 4

08 Prose/Poetry Reading Queens College Auditorium (Georgetown) 4

09 Book Fair National Library (Georgetown) 4
4

10 Calypso/Chutney Lichas Hall Linden 10
Competition
11 Calypso/Chutney National Park (Georgetown) 4
Competition

12 Hospitality Village Carifesta Sports Complex (Georgetown) 4









CARIFESTA X

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE


CARIFESTA X is being run by the Government of Guyana through its Ministry of Culture,
Youth and Sport. The main governing body is the CARIFESTA Board which directs and
oversees the operations of the CARIFESTA X Secretariat. The CX Secretariat directs
and co-ordinates the work of over 18 sub-committees with a total of over 170 persons.
The Secretariat also co-ordinates activities between CARICOM, other international
agencies, participating countries, the public and other interested persons and
organizations.



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The Board meets once a month to review reports submitted by the 18 Sub-
Committees on the progress achieved in respect to the hosting of CARIFESTA X.

The CARIFESTA Board consists of members from the following:

1. Ministry of Public Works
2. Ministry of Tourism
3. Ministry of Finance
4. Ministry of Home Affairs
5. Ministry of Health
6. Ministry of Foreign Affairs
7. Ministry of Amerindian Affairs
8. Ministry of Local Government
9. Ministry of Education
10. Representative from GINA
11. Rep from CBJ Airport
12. Rep from UG









CARIFESTA SECRETARIAT


The CARIFESTA Secretariat is responsible for the day-to-day operations and
management of the festival. It is currently staffed by 25 persons including the CEO,
Artistic Director, Logistics Director, Liaison Officer, Administrative Officer, Finance Officer,
Public Relations Officer, and several program assistants.



COUNTRIES INVITED

The countries invited to CARIFESTA X are Caribbean, South and Central America
Countries from the Caribbean Diaspora.




















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02 Mr. Majeed Hussain Volunteers 227-2095, 277-4031 Hussain 40Syahoo.com
03 Dr. Paloma Mohamed Drama 652-8652 bluvid0yahoo.com
04 Mr. Philbert Gajadhar Visuals Arts 647-5594 )hilaiie(yahoo.com
05 Ms. Penelope Harris Culinary Arts 226-2441, 226-115 3ennycan@lvcos.com
06 Mr. Petamber Persaud Book Exhibition 226-0065, 644-1889 Oraltradition2002v@yahoo.com
07 Mr. Cecil Bovell Music 225-3803, 617-6171 rumpetmanbov(@ahoo.com
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09 Mr. Al Creighton Literary Arts 225-0908 alcreiahtoniun()hotmail.com
10 Dr. James Rose Symposia 218-1547 rose@solutions2000.net
11 Mr. Martin Goolsarran Film 227-1566, 623-7306 mqoolsarranhotmail.com
12 Ms. Sonia Noel Fashion 84-8129 Sonia noel2000(avahoo.com
13 Mr. Ramesh Ghir Transportation 261-2244 rameshghir@hotmail.com
14 Col. Lindon Ross Philatelic Arts 225-9840, 225-9845 Biross2002@yahoo.com
15 Col Lindon Ross Numismatic 225-9840, 225-9845 Bjross2002@yahoo.com
16 Mr Mohamed Sattaur Media 024-7938 ceo@ncnguyana.com
17 Mr Alfred King Edutainment 226-9078 )vr ga@guyana.net.gy





























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c. 15 to 18 years

3.2 The entries for these competitions will be first judged at the country level, with each country selecting
the best three pieces in each category and awarding prizes.

3.3 These entries will then be submitted to the CARIFESTA Secretariat, Georgetown Guyana, by May 31,
2008 for the regional judging.

3.4 At this stage, a panel of judges will then review all entries and decide on the 1st, prize winners in
each category. The winners will be announced in June, 2008.

3.5 In addition to the three winning pieces, ALL entries submitted by each country will be displayed as
part of the CARIFESTA X visual arts exhibitions.



3.6 Prizes for the winning entries will be awarded as follows:

1st prize in category a (8 11 yrs) one desk top computer with accessories

1st prize in categories b and c (12 14 and 15 18 yrs) One Laptop Computer with
accessories










IV. COMPETITION RULES

4.1 The work could be done on paper, print, collage, card, fabric, batik, painting, textile or any two
dimensional medium or media. Works submitted must include colour and should not exceed a size of 2ft. x
3ft.

4.2 Each entry must be accompanied by a separate sheet of paper with the following information: name,
address e-mail if any, and contact number, age, the name of the art work with a brief explanation.

4.3 Country entries must reach the CARIFESTA X Secretariat before May 31st, 2008.

4.4 Only entries that meet the requirements will be accepted.

4.5 Entries into the contest will not be returned to the owners.











CULINARY ARTS

The people of the Caribbean have always had an enduring relationship with
food. With so many influences and styles of food preparation coming
together in one place it was inevitable that our food would be superlative.
Combine this with the vast array of fresh fruits and vegetables and the
access to meat, seafood and fowl and you have a smorgasbord of
possibilities. In more recent times the Rastafarians with their emphasis on
healthy living and vegetarianism has created a whole new approach to the
way food is viewed in the Caribbean. You can come and taste it all as you
celebrate with us at Carifesta. "Eat your belly full" as we say in Guyana.









DRAMA

Excellence in dramatic productions has been a highlight of many CARIFESTAs in the
past. The appearance of several of the region's foremost playwrights and dramatists at
CARIFESTA has not only served to galvanize their creative power but to fashion, shape
and nurture what can be considered nacient Caribbean dramatic forms. CARIFESTA X
will highlight, examine and support this process by hosting the following dramatic
productions from visiting contingents as well as producing a signal Guyanese dramatic
event for CARIFESTA X.

Specifically, the drama segment of the festival aims to:
Showcase the current state of theatre in the region and Guyana
Encourage dialogue between practitioners of theatre across the region
Improve the skills of theatre practitioners, to widen the pool of trained practitioners and
support them in possible tangible terms beyond CX;
* Provide a forum for people interested in theatre to participate and learn about the
theatre;
* Record, preserve and disseminate in electronic and other forms the dramatic materials
presented.

In order to do this and in keeping with this year's theme and focus, countries are
encouraged to send works which fit into the following general areas:

* Caribbean classic plays ( remounts of old plays which are considered irreplaceable
and evergreen parts Caribbean dramatic fare);
* New works ( new works and plays by young playwrights which reflect new dramatic
direction or avante guard innovations)
* Locally derived dramatic forms ( reflecting indigenous elements and developments)
* Plays reflecting folk idiom and distinctly Caribbean themes.

Performance Venues:
Plays will be performed at the following venues whose specifications are included in the
appendices:

National Cultural Centre (Georgetown)
Theatre Guild Playhouse (Georgetown)
St. Roses High School (Georgetown)
Bishops High School (Georgetown)
Lichas Hall (Linden)
Beribice High School (Berbice)
Anna Regina Multilateral (Essequibo)










FASHION

Caribbean Fashion is taking the world by storm. The creativity and sheer
innovativeness of Caribbean designers has catapulted our wearable art to
new dimensions.

Fashion as an industry is growing and assuming an importance that we are
just beginning to realize. The diversity of beauty as evidenced in our
models, the magic of colour as defined by the Caribbean, the drama of our
presentations, the influences that provide our designers with fodder fort heir
work carnival, bacchanal, the light in our region, the islands with their
sand and sea, the rainforests all make for new approaches to fashion that
the world is just waiting to experience.


Carifesta will showcase it all and you must be there to see it.









Fair locations where there will be a captured audience. CARIFESTA X will support
these events.
Authors and/or their agents of non-Guyanese publications are required to prepare
their own fliers with information about the books, authors, and requested launch
dates as soon as possible to ensure inclusion,.
Public Readings
Readings will be held at the National Library's Conference Room, Queen's College
and at the Convention Centre. These readings will include establishes, celebrated
and emerging writers.
Book Caravan
A mobile reading team will be also be rolling around the country for the duration of
the festival.
Honor Roll
This will entail selection of ten writers to honor which will be in the form of one
ceremony; plagues are to be made and erected on one location preferably the
National Library compound. A competition is to be launched to select the
honorees.
Publications

An Anthology of Writings
Preparation of An Anthology of Caribbean Writings has commenced. This
publication will comprise fiction, poetry and drama by Caribbean writers. Countries
are urged to suggest works for inclusion and to send such contacts and materials.
KAIE
KAlE, a literary and cultural journal, will be resuscitated; the first issue is to capture
all elements of Carifesta X.


Countries which will send literary artists, publishers and booksellers to
CARIFESTA X are requested to submit some specific technical information. This
information will be used to make programmes, serve as promotional material,
assist with registration, assignment of venues and create a databank of festival
and so on. The forms for submission of this information can be found in Section 4
: forms and instruction. See form L1.










PHILATELIC ART

Stamps have always been repositories of every aspect of the human
experience from the deeply profound to the mundane. Tracing as they do
the multitude of concerns, they stand in their simplicity, as one of the most
enduring definitions of our contemporary culture.

In Guyana we have had the experience of seeing one of our stamps
become the most sought after in the world and we are humbled, when
visiting the National Museum, to see the press on which that stamp was
first printed so many years ago. Stamps showcase our flora, fauna, people
of importance and infamy, trends, art, and any other thing that interests or
concerns us. These little pieces of art are themselves a record of who we
are and what is important to us as people of the Caribbean.

OBJECTIVES:

1. To showcase the diversity and similarities of the stamps from across
the region.
2. To see the value of the stamps as a historical reference and record.
3. To examine the artistic content of these miniature forms of
expression.


Information Required
Is your delegation bringing a stamp exhibition?
How many stamps do you want to showcase?
What size of space is required?
Are there rare stamps in the collection?
Are there any other special requirements?













(Visual Arts)

Expression of the Mind: Philosophy and the making of the Caribbean
Nation (CLR James; Bob Marley; Marcus Garvey; Fannon; Williams; Cezaire; Hall
; Braithwaite as well as important Literary artists)

Coiunries which will send academics, philosophers and experts to
CARI FI'STA X are requested to .submit some specific technical information.
This iniifoirmtion will be used to make programmes, serve as promotional
material, assist with registralioni. assignment of symposia panels and so on. The
ibrms for submission of this information can be found in Section 4 : forms and
instruction. See form S.










CARIFESTA X

SECURITY MEASURES

The Security committee of CARIFESTA X is cognizant of the security issues plaguing the
region. As such several measures which for obvious reasons cannot be detailed are being put
into place. The main points of the Guyana CARIFESTA X Security plan are as follows:

1. Each member of the delegations will be identified (at this point we
are thinking of using wrist bands) and will be specially processed through
immigrations and customs.

2. The delegations would be escorted to and from the airport, and to
and from all the venues and on all their engagements. The escorts will
include traffic escort and armed tactical escorts.

3. Security will be provided at the places where the delegations will
be accommodated.

4. Security will be provided at the venues where the artistes will
perform.

5. Security will be provided for all visiting dignitaries, as advised by the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs.

6. Close Protection Officers (body guards) be provided as determined
by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs/ Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports.

7. Special border security arrangements, similar to what was in place
for CWC, will be put in place.

8. The Civil Defence Commission will put in place arrangements to deal
with disaster management. This will be similar to what was done during CWC.

9. The Ministry of Health will have in place a comprehensive programme
to deal with all health related issues. This will include vector control, food safety, port
health, waste disposal management, epidemiological surveillance and control, etc.

10. The security forces will intensify its activities to ensure that
incidents of crime are kept to a minimum.

11. Every participant will be accredited. Only accredited persons will
have access to certain restricted areas.









BY ROAD


Transportation around the city is provided by privately owned mini buses which operate in
allocated zones for which there is a well-regulated fare structure. This arrangement
extends to all mini bus routes throughout the country. Taxis have freer movement around
the city and into rural areas. Their fare, while generally standard, is less regulated. The
network of routes had a number of identifiable starting points which are concentrated in the
Stabroek area and along the Avenue of the Republic between Coral and Robb Streets.
Any traffic policeman or regular commuter would willingly direct the newcomer to the
relevant 'car park'.

BY RIVER


While one way of traveling to East Berbice is by ferry, mainly between Rosignol and New
Amsterdam, commuters to West Demerara have a choice of road transport via the
Demerara Harbour Bridge or by the Demerara River ferry from the Stabroek Market
Stelling to Vreed-en-Hoop which is obliquely opposite.

The highway which begins on the West Coast of Demerara is heavily trafficked since it
provides a link to Parika on the East Bank of Essequibo River which has become and
important centre of economic activity in the Essequibo region. For example, speed or other
types of transportation can be hired to take passengers are far as Bartica or other
Hinterland resorts and back in a single day.

BY AIR


Air transportation is readily available for persons traveling to several parts of the
hinterland, whether for business or for pleasure. Domestic flights depart from both Ogle
Aerodrome on the East Coast of Demerara and from CBJ International Airport, Timehri.
Information on their availability and movement is easily obtainable from their office and
tour operators



Fare Structure

Mini busses generally have a well regulated fare structure in Georgetown as well of the
rest of the country. Taxis usually charge a fixed fare for around the city and attritional costs
are added as you leave the city.










Some of the transportation you might use on your trip to Guyana


If you have any questions feel free to contact us:

Ronald Harsawack
Transportation Coordinator
CARIFESTA Secretariat
91 Middle Street
South Cummingsburg,
Georgetown,
Guyana
Email: ronald_harsawack@yahoo.com










SECTION 5

SHIPPING, CUSTOMS AND IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS
Documentation and Customs requirements
It is the responsibility of each exhibitor to uplift appropriate documentation (certificates of
origin, CARICOM Invoice, Commercial Invoices export licenses, etc.) to export or re-import
goods from/into their respective countries.
The Government of Guyana is requesting that you comply with strict adherence to the
requirements listed above.
Advance Shipping Information Required
CARIFESTA X 2008 SECRETARIAT must receive a packing list with the following
information by........................................................ to facilitate clearance of products
with the Guyana Revenue Authority and Customs Administration.
* Name of Exhibitor/Company
* Name of Exporter (if different)
* Country of Origin of Goods
* Values of and Quantities of Items
* Dates of Exportation to Guyana
* Estimated Date and Time of Arrival of Goods

Estimated Date and Time of Arrival of Exhibitor/Exporter (Please advise CARIFESTA
Secretariat: (592) 225-9626 or 225-9840/45)

No discrepancies must exist between the products brought in and the previous
list/documentation submitted via electronic medium or postal services. There must be
adequate and correct documentation in respect of the origin of goods.
* Guyana or United States dollars must be used.
* All documents must be completed in English
* Exhibitors/Exporter are required to provide two (2) sets of all documents

Sample goods will be allowed free into Guyana. Goods shipped in commercial quantities
will be subject to the appropriate duties and Value Added Tax and Excise Tax where
applicable. CARIFESTA Secretariat will provide the appropriate duty percentage
applicable for products being imported into Guyana in commercial quantities.









Immigration and Visa Requirements


The citizens from listed countries do not need a visa for tourist or business travel to
Guyana. A valid Passport is required.

Any citizen from listed countries who wishes to travel to Guyana for any purpose other
than tourism or business negotiations (e.g. work, study, adoption, immigration, or stays
longer than stipulated in the entry requirements) should contact directly, the Embassies or
nearest consulate.

No visa for the following countries:

North America The United States of America and Canada

Western Europe United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ireland, Belgium,
Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal,
Spain, Norway, Finland and Sweden

Commonwealth Australia and New Zealand

Asia Japan, the DPRK and the Republic of Korea

CARICOM Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada,
Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines,
Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.

For countries not listed above please refer to the Embassy of the Republic of
Guyana, Washington, D.C.

In the United States of America, applications may be sent to either of the following offices:

Embassy of the Republic of Guyana
2490 Tracy Place, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20008
Tel: 202) 265-6900 Fax: (202) 232-1297

Guyana Consulate General
866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 304

New York. N.Y. 10017
Tel: (212) 527-3215, Fax: (212) 527-3229









(c) Under normal conditions, applications for visas should be submitted six
weeks in advance of the proposed date of travel.

(d) The granting of a visa does not necessarily guarantee entry into Guyana.
Entry will be dependent upon satisfying the usual Immigration
requirements/procedures at the port of entry.

(e) A visitor who without permission breaches his/her condition of entry while
in Guyana may become eligible for deportation.



(f) Employment could be paid or unpaid, and includes religious occupation.

Persons wishing to extend their visas may apply at the Ministry of Home Affairs,
Georgetown, Guyana.

Departure Tax from Guyana is $4000GY or $20US and is payable at the Cheddi
Jagan International Airport. Departure tax for visiting contingents is likely to be waived.



















4 Ocean View International Hotel
Address: Public Road Liliendaal, East Coast
Demerara 156 78
Telephone: (592) 222-5429-33
Fax number: (592) 222-4722
E-mail: ovihotel@networksgy.com


Located just opposite the
Seawalls and 5 to 15
minutes drive from the
Major Carifesta Venues


Located in Central
The Hotel Tower Georgetown and 5 to 15
Address: 74-75 Main Street minutes drive from the
P.O. Box 101010 Major Carifesta Venues
Cable Tower, Telex GY2257 160 78
Georgetown Guyana
Telephone: (592) 227-2011-5
Reservations: (592) 227-0454-6
Fax number: (592) 225-6021
E-mail: hotel.tower@solutions2000.net
Website: www. hoteltowerguyana.com


Le Meridiel
Address:


Telephone:
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Pegasus Guyana
Seawall Road, Kingston
P.O.Box101147
Georgetown, Guyana
(592) 225-2853-9
(592) 225-3703
enquiries@lemeridien-pegasu.com
www. lemeridien-pegasus.com


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Located just opposite the
Seawalls and 5 to 15
minutes drive from the
Major Carifesta Venues


Located next to the
7 Ariantze Hotel, Sidewalk Caf6 and Jazz Club Promenade Gardens and 5
Addiess: 176 Middle Street, Georgetown to 15 minutes drive from
Telephone: (592) 226-5363 22 11 the Major Carifesta Venues
(592) 225-4634
(592) 227-0152
Fax number: (592) 227-0210
E-mail Address: ariantze@networksgy.com
reservations@ariantzesidewalk.com
Website: www.ariantzesidewalk.com
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8 Wind Jammer International Cuisine and Comfort
Inn
Address: 27 Queen Street, Kitty 60 27
Georgetown, Guyana
Telephone: (592) 227-7478
(592) 226-3407
Fax: (592) 223-6583
E-mail: info@windiammergy.com
Web: www.windiammer.com


9 Blue Wave Apartments


Located. watking UIstance
from the Seawalls and 5 to
15 minutes drive from the
Major Carifesta Venues


Located in Central
Georgetown and 5 to 15


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Located in Central
14 Arlington Apartments Georgetown and 5 to 15
Address: 93 Smythe Street, Georgetown 26 13 minutes drive from the
Telephone: (592) 225-8981 Major Carifesta Venues
Tele. fax : (592) 227-5686
Email: latherly@gu ana. net. gy

Located in Central
15 Royal Regency Suites/ Hotel Georgetown and 5 to 15
Address: 98 Hadfield Street, minutes drive from the
Georgetown, Guyana. 27 9 Sts. Major Carifesta Venues
Telephone: (592) 225-4785 50 21
(592) 226-0575 Rms.
(592) 226-0621
Fax: (592) 226;0531
E-mail: shivrajs@mail.futurenet.com
Website: www.shivrals. corn




Located walking distance
Water Chris Hotel from the Promenade
16 Address: 184 Waterloo Street, Garden and 5 to 15
South Cummingsburg, minutes drive from the
Georgetown, Guyana 32 16 Major Carifesta Venues
Telephone: (592) 226-5257
(592) 225-3280
(592) 227-1980
Fax: (592) 227-3266
Email: waterchris@mail.com

Located in a Residential
17 Residence Inn 24 12 area and 5 to 15 minutes
Address: R8 Eping Avenue, drive from the Major
Be( Air Park, Carifesta Venues
Georgetown, Guyana
Telephone: (592) 225-9648
Fax.: (592) 225-9646
Email: ral@roraimaairways.com
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Grand Coastal Inn


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(592) 220-1091
(592) 220-1498
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Imataka Hotel Located in Central
27 Address: Regent Street Georgetown Georgetown and 5 to 15
Telephone: (592) 227-1992 30 15 minutes drive from the
Fax: (592) 227 2063 Major Carifesta Venues
3Email: imatakahoteltlgy_@yahiloo.com

Atlantic Inn t Tours Located walking distance
28 Address: 56 first Avenue Subryanville from the Seawalls and 5 to
Georgetown 32 16 15 minutes drive from the
Telephone: (592) 226-7613 Major Carifesta Venues
Emnil: atianticin njiguyana.net.gy

Ease Chalet &t The Golden Hearts Club Located in a residential
29 Address: 115 Aubrey Baker Street area and 5 to 15 minutes
South Ruinmveld:, Georgetown 36 18 drive from the Major
Telephone: (592) 218-4954-5 Carifesta Venues
Email: easeauito@nctworksy.com
Website: www.eascchalet.coni

Sleepin Guess House Located in Central
30 Address: 24 Brickdam, Georgetown Georgetown and 5 to 15
Tel: (592) 227-3452 40 20 minutes drive from the
Em ail: staysiccpininternationalhotal.comn Major Carifesta Venues
Websile: www.seepwin inl-rnationalhotel.com


Le Grande Penthouse Located in the Heart of
31 Address: Lot 6 Commerce Street, Georgetown the Capital City of
Telephone: (592) 227-3494 Georgetown and 5 to 15
(592) 227-3499 60 30 minutes drive from the
(595) 227-3525 Major Carifesta Venues
Email: reservations@legraundpcithouse.com
Wehsite: www.legrand ienthoiusc.comn

Zoom Inn Located 3 minutes walk
32 Address: Croal Street, Georgetown from the Square of the
Telephone: (592) 227-7610 Revolution and 5 to 15
Enmail: zoominnhotel@yvahoo.com 100 50 minutes drive from the
Wehsilc: www.zoominnhotcl.com Major Carifesta Venues



Sunset View Located a few minutes
33 Address: Lot 1 David St. & Stanley Place walk from the Seawalls
Kitty, Georgetown and 5 to 15 minutes drive
Telephone: (592) 223-6416 48 24 from the Major Carifesta
(592) 612-0250 Venues
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Kings Plaza
Address:
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Tourist Villa
42 Address : 14 Sheriff Street
95 5th Avenue, Subryanville,
Georgetown
Telephone : (592) 227-2199
(592) 223-0819
(592) 223-08 19
(592) 23 1-4 110
Email: bookings@touristvillagy.com
Website: www.touristvillayco
Twin Suites Hotel
43 Address : 512 Republic Park
Telephone : (592) 223-6895
(592) 233-6894
Email : saijoo nciworksgy.com

Juan's Lodge
44 Address : Republic Park, E.B.D
Telephone : (592) 223-6320
(592) 233-6322
(592) 233-6323
Fax : (592) 233-6324
Email : unnsIodRge@ynhoo.com


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distance form the Guyana
National Stadium and 5 to
15 minutes drive from the
Major Carifesta Venues


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Located 3 minutes driving
distance form the Guyana
National Stadium and 5 to
25 15 minutes drive from the
Major Carifesta Venues


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Prairie International Hotel
Address: 11 South Half Coverden
East Bank Demerara
Telephone: (592) 261-5032-5
Fax number: (592) 261-2359
Email: prairiehotel@yahoo.com

Brittany's Hotel
Address: 38 Willinin St. Cnmpbellville,
Georgetown
T*clcphone: (592) 227-0766
(592) 688-1855
(592) 614-5811 I
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Ie;mail: reservations@britaiiys hotel.co
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Located walking distance
from the Seawalls and 5 to
15 15 minutes drive from the
Major Carifesta Venues


Located 10 minutes drive
from the Cheddi Jagon
International Airport and
25 to 35 minutes drive
from the Major Carifesta
Venues


Located in walking
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and 5. to 15 minutes drive
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CARIFESTA X: BROAD BRUSH STROKES ON
CONCEPTUAL DIRECTION


Artistic Director
Paloma Mohamed Martin (PhD)


The conception of CARIFESTA marked a magnificent moment in Caribbean
history. The prominence demanded for the arts by artists thereafter conceded and
supported by governments and people of the region is still remarkable. The first Carifesta
happened in Guyana. I can still see that magnificent golden hand emerging from the
pyramid having grabbed the sun and hoisted it for the entire world to see. I was a small
child then but I will never forget the sights, the sounds, the excitement. It was an
aspiration, an inspiration, a celebration, a libation and a creation of all that was and that
could be in this nacient region.
This year, 2008, CARIFESTA returns to its place of origin -Guyana. We welcome
this opportunity to embrace our Caribbean family, to partake of the rich cultural fare that
will be offered and to share the pride and exhilaration of our country and region with the
world.
CARIFESTA is the premier Arts festival of the Caribbean and is quickly emerging
as a top class festival worldwide. This year's theme "One Caribbean, One Purpose, Our
Culture, Our Life" indicates the best intentions of the governments and peoples of the
region. The festival conceptually therefore must organically turn on two lynchpins: ONE
and OURS.
This suggests a focus on art elements which are similar in their origins yet variable
in their application and rendition simultaneously one and ours in that regard.
Yet, there is another dimension which we must also insist upon illuminating: that
out of a cacophonous diversity we are really creating one. One culture, one region, one
people, one progressive direction.
We face the same local and global issues which find us challenged to maintain
what we created as ours and to hold our region and nations together.
No other region of less that 20 million people ( excluding of course the giant Cuba)
has produced so many literary giants, internationally pervasive musical forms and artists,
globally important philosophers and theorists, sports people, creators of musical
instruments speech innovators, beauty queens What a people we Caribbeans are!










CARIFESTA X Major Conceptual Elements

The last few CARIFESTAs focused on the folk and mythologies of the region. This
is important and laudable. This Carifesta wishes to continue this trend but to attend to the
oldest, most complete and concise roving theatrical ensemble the Masquerade Band.
These bands, which are common to many islands with a strong west African
connection to trans-Atlantic slavery, are also known as Junkanoo in Jamaica, Speech
Bands in Barbados and Tobago, Tok Bands in Tobago, and otherwise in other islands of
the Caribbean. They come out only at Christmas time in times of celebration and deep
religious significance. However, the origins of these bands have been lost over time.
Not many of these "speech" bands exist across the Caribbean today. It is a dying art and
ailing part of our culture. We must arrest this failure by bringing attention to their
commonality of origin, but also to the diversity of variations that emerged in each island.
We hope that Caribbean countries will be inspired by this focus to seek these
bands out, work with retraining some young people to carry on these traditions, and to
boost the numbers which participate in CARIFESTA X.
It is hoped that the Caribbean-wide contingent of speech bands can appear at
CARIFESATA X a pan-Caribbean Masquerade -TOK Speech Junkanoo Band of over
100 strong, speaking the lines of our great poets, dramatists, musicians, philosophers
within the natural cadence of their melodic structures.
We hope that stylistic variations of their dances can be expanded to include the
important dance forms of the region and that their rhythm and melodic sections can do the
same for music. Most importantly we must recognize the "mass" in these bands, the mad
bulls, the Mother Sallies, the stilt walkers as well as the Damme's, devils and Masked
Gods of today, so that within the broad motif of the Masque, a montage of all the signal
and significant items in the festival can be highlighted in the opening ceremony.
Within this rubric we will also speak of and show the Caribbean's natural
resources and wonders to the world.
We must recognize the vast possibilities for moving complete street theatre that
these bands are, and have been for over one hundred years in this region. We must honor
and celebrate and preserve that at CARIFESTA X. We therefore urge participating
contingents and countries to seek these bands and practitioners out and to bring them to
Guyana in August 2008.
However, CARIFESTA X is not only going to be about the speech band. It will
showcase the best of the best from every country in music, dance, literary and culinary
arts, fashion design, academia, visual arts and film.
Since CARIFESTA is in a sense coming full circle back to its place of origin in its
tenth incarnation, the theme is incidentally aligned to this conception of oneness and
completion. The aims and theme of the festival would be best articulated if works in all











CARIFESTA X


ELEMENTS OF THE FESTIVAL

The following are the main elements of the festival and their brief descriptions.
Countries are invited to send contingents to participate in these and any other event
they wish to include which are in keeping with the broad conceptual design outlined
before.



EVENT DESCRIPTION
Opening and Closing Ceremonies Cultural Show and Parade of Contingents


Fesval Art- Country specific Celebrations


Performing Arts Music, Dance, Drama


Visual Arts Display of Sculpture, Ceramics, Textiles, Paintings, etc.



Grand Cultural Market and Trade Fair Entertainment area and venue for Country ExhiobIons of Art and Crafs and other
Cultural Produce

CARIFESTA Chutney Clash of Caribbean Chutney Champions



Fashion Focus Display and Exhibition of Caribbean Fashion and Styles



Super Concerts- Shows by Top Caribbean Artistes of various Music Forms and Styles

Masquerade I Speech bands FOLK ELEMENTS
Indigenous FIRST PEOPLES FORUM


Activities of the Indigenous Peoples Celebrations, Meetings and Rituals of Indigenous Peoples











13 I Visual Arts


Gymnasium --(Georgetown)

Castellani House-(Georgetown)

African Heritage Museum-(Georgetown)

National Museum-(Georgetown)

Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology(Georgetown)

Burrowes School of Art-(Georgetown)

Watooka Sports Club-(Linden)

Cara Lodge-(Georgetown)

Bishop High School-(Georgetown)

Tain Campus-(Berbice)


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14 Philatelic Arts Bank of Guyana 4 (Georgetown)

National Museum 4

15 Community Festival Lichas Hall 10 Linden

16 Community Festival Multilateral Secondary School 2 Essequibo

17 Community Festival Skeldon Community Centre 6 Berbice

18 Community Festival Albion Community Centre 6 Berbice

Blairmont Community Centre 6

19 Community Festival New Amsterdam City Hall 6 Berbice

20 Community Festival Uitvlugt Community Centre Ground 3 West Coast

21 Film Festival Water Street 4 (Georgetown)

22 Film Festival Lichas Hall 10 Linden









13. Rep from City Council.
14. Regional Representation.
15. Rep from the Private Sector.
16. Rep from the musicians.
17. Rep from theatre
18. Rep from literary Arts
19. Rep from the visual Arts.
20. Rep from Craft
21. Rep from Culinary Arts


SUB COMMITTEES
The following is a list of sub -committees which were formed in July 2007 and which have
been meeting at least bi-weekly in order to develop plans, budgets and activities to support
visiting contingents to Guyana.

a. Accommodation
b. Accreditation and Liaisons
c. Book
d. Culinary Arts
e. Dance
f. Drama
g. Fashion
h. Film
i. Medical and Public Safety
j. Music
k. Opening and Closing Ceremonies
I. Philatelic
m. Program Management
n. Public Relations and Marketing
o. Security
p. Symposia
q. Transportation
r. Venue Preparations
s. Visual Arts
t. Volunteers
u. Youth and Children


Details of each committee can be found in the appendices.














SNAP SHOT OF SOME MAIN VENUES


Parade Ground, Georgetown
Recreation of an Amerindian village.
Demonstration of traditional way of life.
Amerindian Cooking
Amerindian at and craft for sale.
The Indigenous peoples programme was judged to be a major
success in the St. Kitts and Nevis CARIFESTA VII in 2000,
which has resulted in recnomnitnments for further involvement
with this community.

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Poetry recitals
Story telling
Book Launching
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Exhibition at the National Museum,
the Walter Roth Museum ofAnthropol-
ogy and at the African Heritage
Museum.

Community Festivals
Region 6
Region 5
Region 3
Region 2
Region 10
Interaction with the various communities
by way of workshops, performances, ex-
hibition of art forms of visiting delega-
tions and locals are planned.


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National Cultural Center and Theatre
Guild
The National Cultural Centre is another permanent success story
coming out of the 1972 CARIFESTA.
Theatrical performances
Dances
Music recitals


Buddy's International Hotel
Caribbean Fashion Weekend
Organizers of CARIFESTA X are keen for events like Fairs,
Symposia and Exhibitions Book, Film; Visual Arts and Per-
formingArts to be developmental as well as have commercial
component through trade fairs. Shows and performances in
this package will allow for experimentation and innovation as
well as the usual folk and traditional arts. Emphasis will be given
to indigenous, folk. and youth. In the past complaints have
been that CARIFESTA programmes have been too repetitive
and not abreast with emerging trends.
Workshops and Clinics are to facilitate and encourage artists'
networking, learning, collaboration, experimentation, and the
sharing of ideas and experience.

The Grand Market focuses on the sale and merchandising of
craft, cuisine, music, books and music showcases unlike the
super concerts will involve nightly performances open for pro-
posals from countries and cultural entrepreneurs, for example,
recording companies. The aim is to attract impressarios and
recording companies to view new and upcoming talent.










CONTACT SHEET
CARIFESTA X SECRETARIAT


CARIFESTA Secretariat
91 Middle Street, South Cummingsburg,
Georgetown, Guyana,
South America
Tele: (592)-225-9840, 225-9845, 225-9626
Fax: (592)-225-4947/226-0501
Email: carifestal 0guyana@gmail.com
Website: www.carifesta.net

Mr. Nigel Dharamlall
Chief Executive Officer
91 Middle Street, South Cummingsburg,
Georgetown, Guyana,
South America
Tele: (592)-225-9840, 225-9845, 225-9626
Fax: (592)-225-4947/226-0501
Email: niqelts@,qmail.com
Website: www.carifesta.net

Dr. Paloma Mohamed Martin
Artistic Director
Carifesta Secretariat
91 Middle Street, South Cummingsburg,
Georgetown, Guyana,
South America
Tele: (592)-225-9840, 225-9845, 225-9626
Fax: (592)-225-4947/226-0501
Email: cXartistic@gmail.com
Website: www.carifesta.net


Colonel LV ROSS MSM
Logistics Director
Carifesta Secretariat
91 Middle Street, South Cummingsburg,
Georgetown, Guyana,
South America
Tele: (592)-225-9840, 225-9845, 225-9626
Fax: (592)225-4947, 226-0501
Email: rossbi2000(vahoo.com
Website: www.carifesta.net


Allison Dundas
Liaison Officer
Carifesta Secretariat
91 Middle Street, South Cummingsburg,
Georgetown, Guyana,
South America
Tele: (592)-226-2052, 225-9840, 225-9845, 225-
9626
Fax: (592)-225-4947/226-0501
Email: allison.dundas71@gmail.com
Website: www.carifesta.net

Maj (Rtd) CS Vaughn MSM
Administrative Officer
Carifesta Secretariat
91 Middle Street, South Cummingsburg,
Georgetown, Guyana,
South America
Tele: (592)-225-9840, 225-9845, 225-9626
Fax: (592)-225-4947/226-0501
Email: carifesta10guyana@gmail.com
Website: www.carifesta.net










ANNEX A TO

DATED 2008 06 24


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GRAND MARKET (CULINARY; FASHION; INDIGENOUS; LOCAL CRAFT)
ADULT STORY TELLING COULD BE PROGRAMMED AS PERFORMING ARTS AT NIGHTS
STEELPAN- CASTELLANI/ CONVENTION/BOTANICAL
HOSPITALITY CENTRE CARIFESTA SPORTS COMPLEX 10 AM-2PM DAILY
COMMUNITY FESTIVALS FROM MONDAY TO SATURDAY


Bishop's High School
Carifesta Sports Complex
Guyana International Convention Centre
Guyana National Stadium
Guyana Post Office- Training Centre
Gymnasium
National Cultural Centre
National Park
Parade Ground
Queen's College High School
Sophia
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COME HOME FOR


GUYANA HOSTS THE 2008 CARIBBEAN ARTS FESTIVAL


After a period of some thirty six (36) years
the Caribbean Community's premier
festival of Arts and Culture returns to
Guyana in 2008. First hosted by Guyana in 1972
that festival received the highest accolades from all
participants and other Caricom countries for it's
quality of organization and outstanding Guyanese
hospitality meted out to the participants and
visitors to Guyana.
The hosting of the first CARIFESTA in
Guyana has left its stamp on the country with
such monuments as The National Cultural Center
which was the premier stage venue and Festival
City in South Ruimveldt, Greater Georgetown
where a new housing community was created to
accommodate the hundreds of participants who
visited Guyana during this period.
From the inception to present day nine (9)
CARIFESTA'shavebeenheldacrosstheCaribbean
and Suriname. Guyana is being prepared for the


hosting of CARIFESTA X during the period 22
- 31 August 2008. The Government of Guyana
has already commenced plans for hosting of the
Festival and has established several committees
to execute specific plans which include the bold
initiative of hosting 100 activities across 10 days.
Countries of the Caribbean, South and
Central America are being invited to participate
and showcase their traditions and culture to
include art, craft, drama, dance, music, poetry,
fashion, cuisine, festivals, etc. where Georgetown
is expected to be transformed into a Cultural
Capital for the period.
The Guyanese people and Government look
forward with excitement to welcoming our many
visitors and overseas based Guyanese to our shores
for this grand cultural celebration where we will
also proudly showcase the diverse multi cultures
that are Guyana's legacy.
Ensure that you plan ahead to be part of


the grand
guaranteed
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spectacle that CARIFESTA X is
to be. This will surely be a most
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