A Taste of Paradise in the UK
The student lounge at BPP University Business Campus, St. Mary’s Axe, London came alive last Friday with a spectacle of Fashion, Dance, Food, Drink and a merger of a diverse range of cultures and networking called “St. Lucia: A Taste of Paradise.”
Last year June, a number of Saint Lucian students were awarded scholarships to study Business and Law in London under the oversight of Shelly Noon, Dr. Jacqueline Bird and Rise St. Lucia.
Due to the number of St. Lucians currently attending BPP and the little knowledge the other students from the wider region have of St. Lucia, St. Lucian students felt the need to start the BPP St. Lucian Society. The aim of the society is to assist all St. Lucians currently at the University to become ambassadors for St Lucia, assist with academics, housing and support for other St. Lucians who are willing to study in London in the future. The executive members of the society worked tirelessly to put together what turned out to be the first of many successful fundraising events. The event gave persons a prelude to what Saint Lucia has to offer from its traditional culture, food, tourist attractions and history through an exciting video that was shown after which the audience asked questions and won tasty chocolates from Hotel Chocolat.
The crowd enjoyed the lovely cuisine from Sa Bonne Restaurant which is owned by St. Lucian Samson Antoine.
The event featured traditional Saint Lucian wear from Escandale Fashion House by Jacqueline N Francis, Paradise Prints by Fiona Compton and La Rayan Folk dancers from Anse La Raye now based in the UK.
A Taste of Paradise was put on by the BPP Saint Lucia Society.
Students with deputy Dean! Models wearing Fiona Compton's Paradise
two of the students! Fiona Compton (center) with
Escandale Fashion house
by Jacqueline Francis?
La Rayan Dancers originally from Anse La Raye!
Rajiv the MC for the evening!