Talk on Purpose begins at Edna Manley
Blackwood Meeks starts series as college orator
EMCVPA principal Dr Nicholeen DeGrasse-Johnson (left) presents a gift to Prof Maureen Warner-Lewis after she spoke at the college’s first Talk on Purpose recently.
FRESH TO the new post of College Orator of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA), Amina Blackwood Meeks recently launched a discussion series on the role and function of the arts in Jamaica, which she hopes will influence national development. Dubbed (He) Art of the Matter: Talk on Purpose, Blackwood Meeks said the talks will take place “at least twice per semester”. The wellknown storyteller and former director of Culture in the Ministry of Education said they are designed “to facilitate an exchange of ideas between students and leaders of the creative and cultural industries and their counterparts in business and community development”. Their ambitious purpose is “to increase the general understanding of what constitutes the arts and their impact on personal and national well-being”. Blackwood Meeks hopes the talks will facilitate EMCVPA
Oberlin ’06 Link-Up is at Rickkally Hide Out Bar, Stony Hill, Airy Castle.
Peta-Gay presents a fish fry and birthday party called Beat and Teach at 19 Cassava Piece. Menu: steamed fish, fried fish, lobster, festival and more. Music by Chucky Four Star. Tickets: $1,200 and $1,500.
Dan-Tay Productions presents Breaking the Ice at Rocky Place, 87 Molynes Rd, Kingston 10. Music by Mega Tone, Snippa Kid.
Cindy presents Elegant But Seductive at Double Deck, Rocky Valley, Stony Hill. Music by Stainless Supreme, K9 International, Burkey Hype and RXR Biggs. Refreshments on sale.
This and every Friday, NK Deli and Salsa Society of Jamaica present Pre-Game Fridays, 2-4-1 Happy Hour, at New Kingston Conference Centre (upstairs New Kingston Business Centre). Free salsa classes at 6 p.m. Latin dancing continues until 10 p.m. Music by DJ Drizzy Dre & DJ Chan. Telephone: 754-8714.
This and every Friday Jackpot Sports Bar presents Come Drink with Me at 42 Giltress Street, Rollington Town, Kgn 2. Every Fri and Sat, reduced prices on all drinks, lots of giveaways, and free tokens to play slots.