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Plans are well un­der­way for the stag­ing of ac­tiv­i­ties for the an­nual No­bel Lau­re­ate week in hon­our of the is­land’s two No­bel Lau­re­ates Derek Wal­cott and the late Sir Arthur Lewis. Both men share the birth­day of Jan­uary 23.

No­bel Lau­re­ate week is held un­der the pa­tron­age of Gov­er­nor Gen­eral Dame Pear­lette Louisy and this year’s theme is Cel­e­brat­ing Ex­cel­lence: Trans­form­ing Lives. The ac­tiv­i­ties will be of­fi­cially launched on Tues­day Jan­uary 12th at Gov­ern­ment House.


Tues­day, 12th Jan­uary

Me­dia Launch - 2016 No­bel Lau­re­ate Week: Gov­ern­ment House, 10.00 a.m.

Sun­day 17th Jan­uary

Church Ser­vice - Open­ing of No­bel Lau­re­ate Week: Mount of Prayer, Coubaril, 7.45 a.m. Trib­ute to Petron­illa Deter­ville: Na­tional Cul­tural Cen­tre, 3.00 p.m.

Mon­day 18th Jan­uary

Schools’ Mu­sic Fes­ti­val: Na­tional Cul­tural Cen­tre, 10:00 a.m Stu­dent As­sem­bly - Sir Arthur Lewis Com­mu­nity Col­lege Open­ing of Saint Lucia Books Fair/Ex­hi­bi­tion: Op­tions De­signs, Venue to be an­nounced

Tues­day 19th Jan­uary

Na­tional Awards of Ex­cel­lence: Na­tional Cul­tural Cen­tre, 10:00 a.m “De­vel­op­men­tal Econ­omy since Arthur Lewis” - Lec­ture pre­sented by H.E. Ser­gio Couri, Am­bas­sador of the Fed­er­a­tive Repub­lic of Brazil: Sir Arthur Lewis Com­mu­nity Col­lege “Audubon, An­other Vi­sion, Derek Wal­cott’s “White Egrets” and Adam’s task of giv­ing things their names” - Pre­sen­ta­tion by Pro­fes­sor Maria Fu­ma­galli, Univer­sity of Es­sex: Folk Re­search Cen­tre, 7.00 p.m.

Wed­nes­day 20th Jan­uary

Poetry Ex­posé 10.00 a.m. Night of the Arts, 7.00 p.m: Sir Arthur Lewis Com­mu­nity Col­lege Wal­cott School Fes­ti­val: Na­tional Cul­tural Cen­tre, 1:00 p.m.

Thurs­day 21st Jan­uary

“Cel­e­brat­ing Ex­cel­lence: Look­ing Back­ward to Move For­ward” - St. Lucia Na­tional Ar­chives Author­ity: Na­tional Ar­chives Build­ing,10:00 a.m Sir Arthur Lewis Com­mu­nity Col­lege Stu­dent Panel Dis­cus­sion: RSL97, 7.30 p.m.

Fri­day 22nd Jan­uary

Wreath-lay­ing Cer­e­mony: Sir Arthur Lewis Com­mu­nity Col­lege 10:00 a.m. Vieux Fort No­bel Lau­re­ate Lit­er­ary Night - Jako Pro­duc­tions: “The Eyes of Tomorrow” – Trib­ute to the Lau­re­ates: St. Mary’s Col­lege, Na­tional Cul­tural Cen­tre 7 p.m.

Satur­day 23rd Jan­uary

No­bel Lau­re­ate Day Saint Lucia Busi­ness Awards - St. Lucia Cham­ber of Commerce No­bel Lau­re­ate Week Open­ing Night - Den­nery De­vel­op­ment Foun­da­tion: Chateau Her­itage 8pm

Sun­day 24th Jan­uary

Open­ing of Wal­cott Place - Saint Lucia Na­tional Trust, 3.00 p.m.

Mon­day 25th Jan­uary

An Evening with Derek Wal­cott: Gov­ern­ment House 7:30 p.m

Tues­day 26th Jan­uary

Derek Wal­cott Lec­ture - De­liv­ered by Pro­fes­sor Rosanna War­ren, Univer­sity of Chicago: Na­tional Cul­tural Cen­tre, 7:30 p.m.

Wed­nes­day 27th Jan­uary

Schools’ Pre­sen­ta­tion – Den­nery De­vel­op­ment Foun­da­tion: Chateau Her­itage, 8.00 p.m. Elo­cu­tion Con­test – “A Sea­son of Phan­tas­mal Peace” - Sir Arthur Lewis Com­mu­nity Col­lege Launch of the Or­ganic Food Revo­lu­tion Project” - RISE St. Lucia/GEF/Min­istry of Sus­tain­able

De­vel­op­ment, Orchid Gar­den Cen­tre. Time TBA.

Thurs­day 28th Jan­uary

Dolor Fac­tor Spe­cial (Round ta­ble dis­cus­sion with Hon. Derek Wal­cott) - NTN and Carib­vi­sion Sir Arthur Lewis Me­mo­rial Lec­ture - Pre­sented by Dr. Hy­gi­nus Gene Leon: Na­tional Cul­tural Cen­tre, 7.30 p.m.

Fri­day, 29th Jan­uary

Trib­ute to the Wal­cotts – Wal­cott and Gor­don Me­mo­rial: St. Lucia Books

Satur­day 30th Jan­uary

Re­peat of the Dolor Fac­tor Spe­cial Lec­ture and Awards Night - Den­nery De­vel­op­ment Foun­da­tion: Chateau Her­itage, 8.00 p.m. Book Launch – “Ab­so­lute Abun­dance – In Pur­suit of Ex­cel­lence” Pre­sented by the La­borie Eco­nomic Em­pow­er­ment Fo­rum: Papel Craft Cen­tre, La­borie 3:00p.m

Novem­ber 2015 – Jan­uary 2016

Dòki­man Kwéyòl Com­pe­ti­tion – Vol­un­teer Saint Lucia

Fe­bru­ary 17th 2016

Pa­tri­cia Is­mond Lit­er­ary Work­shop – Open Cam­pus Saint Lucia Vieux Fort Sec­ondary School Bean­field Ac­tiv­ity and Date to be an­nounced

Saint Lucia’s two No­bel Lau­re­ates

Derek Wal­cott (above) and the late Sir Arthur Lewis (be­low),

“A Pic­ture for a No­bel” Award Cer­e­mony – Pho­tog­ra­phy/Paint­ing Com­pe­ti­tion or­ga­nized by the Em­bassies of Mex­ico and Spain. Venue and time to be an­nounced

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