This summer the Cultural Development Foundation (CDF) is offering a schedule of activities in the communities of Vieux Fort, Soufriere and Castries for art enthusiasts, spanning a range of genres in the arts.
Performing Arts will be the focus of the Summer Arts Training Programme offered in Vieux Fort, which will hone the talents of youngsters from 6–14 years in an exciting two week engagement (July 12– August 4). From 10:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, participants will be tutored in the areas of dance, music and drama.
An opportunity for young people ages 8 to 17 to become involved in positive self-development through engagement in the arts and culture will be made available to students for the period July 20 to August 18 from 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
The Youth Summer Arts Platform (YSAP) will take place at the National Cultural Centre and will offer costume design, creative writing, photography, film, drumming, art and drama. The programme has the added attraction of face-to-face interaction with notable Saint Lucian cultural activists.
Between July 24 and August 24, residents of Soufriere and surrounding communities will receive theory and practical training in steel pan. The interactive steel pan training sessions will be conducted Monday to Thursday from 10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon for interested persons from as young as nine years old.
Parents and other interested persons are invited to contact the CDF directly for further details on the summer programmes and to register for the activities.