by Jean King
When President Arthur Chung yesterday raised the
barrier to declare Festival City open to the public, he gave
the Guyanese people. glimpse -of months of preparation
that has taken.the shape of a Carifesta wonderland.
Festival City- is a self-con- the entire decor will be local,
tainect city within a city and including ornaments and
no pains have been spared floral arrangements.
to make the 1,000- or more Each house will lave ill
guests that will be housed attendance a specially trained
there during the three-week maid who will serve break-
festival, as comfortable as fast each_ morning. Other
possible. meals will be taken at booths,
restaurants, and hotels
The artists and official around Georgetown.
guests for CARIFESTA Festival City will be self-
expected to be around 1,000 contained with its own bank,
-will live at Festival City in post office, doctor and nurses,
North Ruimveldt. police station, fire service,
This city within a city, of laundry depot, restaurant
250 houses,.will -be specially and 24-hour canteen service..
landscaped for CARIFESTA Through this artists' city
by the Curator of the Bo- one of the main objectives of
tanic Gardens. CARIFESTA itself will b6
FURNITURE fulfilled: artists, writers and
The houses are to be fur- performers attending CARI-
nished with neebee reed liv- FESTA will get to know each
ing room furniture made by other and to exchange ideas
Guyana's Amerindians, and and experiences.