Dig­i­cel Helps Bridge a Ma­jor Cul­tural Gap among St. Lu­cian Gen­er­a­tions

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

In an ef­fort to pro­mote, pre­serve and cel­e­brate St. Lu­cia's cul­tural her­itage, Dig­i­cel is sup­port­ing a ma­jor lo­cal theatre com­pany as it en­deav­ours to bridge the cul­tural gap on the is­land. Kiddi Crew Theatre Com­pany will be host­ing a se­ries of in­no­va­tive cul­tural events, all based on the cul­tural land­scape of St. Lu­cia. The first event, ap­pro­pri­ately dubbed ‘A Night of Fun and Im­prov', is slated for Sun­day March 22, 2015, 6:00 p.m. at the Golden Palm Events & Con­fer­ence Cen­tre in Rod­ney Heights.

The event is aimed at rais­ing funds for the 2015 pro­duc­tion of ‘The Leg­end of Tom Fool', a play by Rod­er­ick Wal­cott with mu­sic by Charles Cadet. In rec­og­niz­ing that there are gen­er­a­tions who may not be aware of the great work of the cul­tural icon, Kiddi Crew Theatre Com­pany has em­barked on a mission to raise the aware­ness and bring back to stage the work of the de­ceased twin of the Hon­or­able Derek Wal­cott over the next five years.

'A Night of Fun and Im­prov' as the name sug­gests will be filled with com­edy, mu­sic and an ex­cerpt from the up­com­ing pro­duc­tion of ‘The Leg­end of Tom Fool' which is sched­uled for the month of May. In ad­di­tion to be­ing a fun-filled evening, Sun­day night also prom­ises lots of fan­tas­tic prizes for at­ten­dees. Kiddi Crew Cre­ator, Mrs. June Fred­er­ick says, "Kiddi Crew is all about fos­ter­ing chil­dren's devel­op­ment, for kids be­tween the ages of 8-17 years. We achieve this through in­for­mal ed­u­ca­tional ac­tiv­i­ties and by pro­vid­ing an en­vi­ron­ment which de­vel­ops skills while si­mul­ta­ne­ously pro­mot­ing fun and en­ter­tain­ment. For 2015, how­ever, we have de­cided to ven­ture into the devel­op­ment of theatre and pro­duc­tion in the youth as we rec­og­nized how limited such op­por­tu­ni­ties are in this day."

Dig­i­cel's Mar­ket­ing and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Ex­ec­u­tive, Louise Vic­tor in com­ment­ing on Dig­i­cel's sup­port to the ini­tia­tive said, "Dig­i­cel is heav­ily com­mit­ted to youth and cul­tural devel­op­ment in St. Lu­cia and, given that Kiddi Crew's pro­gramme is fo­cused on both ar­eas, it is only fit­ting that Dig­i­cel come on­board and be part of this ex­tra­or­di­nary move­ment. What makes it even more amaz­ing is the fact that it is a cel­e­bra­tion and doc­u­men­ta­tion of the work of in­cred­i­bly tal­ented St. Lu­cians like Rod­er­ick Wal­cott and Charles Cadet. By doc­u­ment­ing their work, it fur­ther serves as a valu­able re­source for gen­er­a­tions to come who can now study and fa­mil­iar­ize them­selves with the work of th­ese leg­ends."

Dig­i­cel re­mains driven to the con­tin­u­ous con­tri­bu­tion and in­vest­ment in the cul­tural land­scape of St. Lu­cia.

Kiddi Crew Mas­quer­aders and Kiddi Crew pro­duc­tion crew

Fim­ber Anius and June Fred­er­ick.

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