This year’s Freshaz Fête for the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech), Western Campus, is titled Gold Coast and will take place tomorrow at the Sea Gardens Beach on the hip strip in Montego Bay, St James.
David Cadogan, entertainment coordinator of the UTech Students’ Union Sub-Council, says 20 per cent of the event’s profit will be contributed to the Blessed Assurance Mustard Seed Children’s home. A portion of the profit will also go towards a tag drive in November by UTech’s Western Campus Students’ Union Sub-Council.
Proceeds from the tag drive will be donated to the same charity and selected UTech students faced with financial challenges.
Gold Coast goes from 2 p.m. until midnight. Pre-sold tickets for regular entry cost $600, while VIP tickets are $1,200. At the gate, regular entry is $800 with college ID and $1,000 without. VIP will cost $1,500. A special VVIP package package costs $30,000 and includes five tickets, a cabana, two chasers and a bottle of Hennessy or Remy Martin.
Selectors include DJ Chromatic, DJ Jigga, and DJ Scott The Supreme. There will also be a special appearance by Jeeby The Lyricist.
A shuttle service from Bay West to the venue will run for every hour from 6 p.m.-11 p.m.
Carol Crichton’s exhibition of paintings will open next Thursday, October 6, at 6 p.m. in the Olympia Gallery, 202 Old Hope Road, St Andrew. It will be opened by Senator Tom Tavares-Finson CD, QC, president of the Senate. The senator is also chairman of the National Gallery of Jamaica.
Largely through works on canvas, Crichton explores themes based on a perspective of Jamaica and an ongoing dialogue with personal and universal issues. Although it is her first solo show in many years, she exhibits regularly in significant group exhibitions.
Writer and critic Annie Paul said “hers is a restless brush, wandering all over the surface of the island with a cartographer’s curiosity, not merely to produce sterile landscapes but also slicing into the psychic and cultural imagery underpinning the Jamaican nationscape.”
The exhibition continues until October 22.