Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: CARIFESTA operations - second stage begins
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 Material Information
Title: CARIFESTA operations - second stage begins
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Publisher: Sunday Graphic
Publication Date: 2/6/1972
Subject: Carifesta (1st : 1972 : Guyana), Festivals - Caribbean Area
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: South America -- Guyana -- Georgetown
Funding: Support for the development of the technical infrastructure and partner training provided by the United States Department of Education TICFIA program.
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Bibliographic ID: CA00199648
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Holding Location: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: CARIFESTA I 1972

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Carifesta operations

-second stage begins

THE second stage of "Op-
eration Carifesta '72" has
begun, with teams ofr Carin
festa workers visiting schools
in the past week explaining
what Carifesta is all about.
Announcing this yesterday,
Carifesta Director, Miss
Lynette Dolphin, noted that
according to the plan de-
v:sed two years ago for or-
ganisation of this first Car-
ibbean Festival of Creative
Arts, the first stage of the
operations was to visit all
the countries invited to par-
ticinate, to hold discussions
with the relevant authorities
and find out what each coun-
try would contribute.
"Only in this way," Miss
Dolphin said "could we set
about. planning a program-
me in good time. This stage-
of the plan is almost com-
Miss Dolphin, who is
chairman of the Carifesta
Central Planning Committee
said that at the Committee's
first meeting for this month,
it was decided that teams
trom the Carifesta Secre-
tariat should visit schools,
youth groups, local authori-
ties, women's institutes and
similar community organisa-
tions, to make sure that
everybody in Guyana -
children as well as adults -
w1ll have a clear idea of
what Carifesta '72 means,
what will take place here in
Guyana between August 25
and Seotem~ber 15, and in
what ways everybody will be

Following this decision, the
three teams from the
Secretariat have in the past
week set out on the series of
visits, taking with them
printed information material
for distribution. Between
notr and Republic Week this
phase of the plan will be
completed. The next stage,
which begins after the Re-
public Celebrations, will be
rehearsals for the Guyana
participation in Carifesta.
In this Festival, musicians,
composers, dancers, actors,
poets and other writers, artists
and sculptors and other crea-
tive people from 25 coun-
tries of the Caribbean and
South America will be meet
ing in Guyana and displaying
their artistic achievements
for the education and enter-
tainment of all.
Preparations for specific
phases of Festival Activity
are now in hand.
TIhe Hosoitality Committee,
which will be responsible
for the reception, accommo-
dation and general welfare
of the official guests, started
work last weekend.
Today, the Transportation
Committee is holding its first
meeting while more than 75
professional photographers
in Guyana have been invited
to a meeting this morning at
the Teachers' Association
Hall to discuss arrangements
for the International Photo-
graphic Exhibition which will
be a part of the Festival.

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