Title: Creighton outlines range of CARIFESTA X symposia series
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Title: Creighton outlines range of CARIFESTA X symposia series
Physical Description: Newspaper clipping
Language: English
Creator: Nauth, Priya
Publisher: Guyana Chronicle, Saturday, 12 July 2008, page 14
Publication Date: 2008
 Subjects
Subject: Caribbean
Symposia
Culture
Visual Arts
Traditional Culture
Philosophy
Literary Arts
Performing Arts
Cultural Industry
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Abstract: Acting chairperson of the CARIFESTA X Symposia Committee, Mr. Al Creighton talks about the series of five symposia scheduled to be held at the International Conference Centre for CARIFESTA X 2008.
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14 GUYANA CHRONICLE Saturday, July 12, 2008


Creighton outlines



range of CARIFESTA



X symposia series


By Priya Nauth

'HE series of symposia
lated to take place during
ie tenth Caribbean Festival
f Creative Arts
,CARIFESTA X) is set to fo-
us on various aspects of
*aribbean culture, as well.
Acting Chair of the Sym-
osia Committee, Mr. Al
'reighton told the weekly
*ess briefing yesterday, at the
ARIFESTA Secretariat in
middle Street, Georgetown,
iat the five will surround is-
,es of relevance to Caribbean
,rt and culture.
All are to be hosted at the
internationall Conference Cen-
ie, Liliendaal, East Coast
emerara, with each beginning
10:00 h.
Creighton said the first
,'mposium is scheduled for
unday, August 24 and the
otherr four will follow during the


same week.
"The grand opening sympo-
sium is going to be something
special," he stated, adding that
the participants will talk about
Caribbean culture at the cross-
roads, stating where it has
reached and where it is going.
The main presenter will be
West Indian poet, playwright,
author and visual artist Dereck
Walcott and his panel includes
Dr. David Dabydeen.
Creighton said the sec-
ond symposium, on Monday,
August 25, would concentrate
on visual arts, based on art
and artists in the Caribbean
and other elements within
the whole theme.
Another will be held in the
afternoon at 14:00 h, based on
indigenous performance tradi-
tions.
"We are going to have, par-
ticipating in CARIFESTA X, a
very strong contingent of the-


atre people, researchers and per-
sons working in the area of in-
digenous traditions and perfor-
mance arts and they will be com-
ing to make presentations on in-
digenous performance tradi-
tions," he explained.
The Tuesday, August 26
symposium on cultural indus-
tries is titled 'Defining and re-
fining our cultural industry',
Creighton said, noting that many
of the issues to be discussed are
very topical.
"Cultural industries, al-
though they have been in exist
ence for decades, only recently
has the Caribbean really begun
to take a good look at them,
recognize and acknowledge them
as economic ventures," he ob-
served.
Creighton said that sympo-
sium is expected to attract a
number of persons involved in
Caribbean cultural industries
who will talk on different


things, such as copyright and pi-
racy.
"Another important area is
fashion and there is another op-
portunity for fashion to take
centre stage, because fashion is
another of the developing Car-
ibbean cultural industries
which is going to be a big fea-
tmremiCARIE AX,"hesaid.
The Thursday, August 28
symposium will touch on
artistes/artists as practitioners
covering the visual, literacy, per-
forming and other arts and, at
that forum, the talking would be
about their experiences in the
Caribbean, challenges and how
they have developed so far,
Creighton disclosed.
The following day, at the fi-
nal symposium, speakers will be
focusing on Caribbean philoso-
phy, how it has developed and
its contribution to the region.
'There is another sympo-
sium we are going to put on,
most likely attach it to the cul-
tural industries, with a panel of
Guyanese presenters research-
ing and studying in the United
States, who are going to be talk-
ing about cultural diplomacy,"
he indicated.




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