CDF of­fers Sum­mer Pro­grammes for 2017

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

This sum­mer the Cul­tural De­vel­op­ment Foun­da­tion (CDF) is of­fer­ing a sched­ule of ac­tiv­i­ties in the com­mu­ni­ties of Vieux Fort, Soufriere and Cas­tries for art en­thu­si­asts, span­ning a range of gen­res in the arts.

Per­form­ing Arts will be the fo­cus of the Sum­mer Arts Train­ing Pro­gramme of­fered in Vieux Fort, which will hone the tal­ents of young­sters from 6–14 years in an ex­cit­ing two week en­gage­ment (July 12– Au­gust 4). From 10:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m., Mon­day to Fri­day, par­tic­i­pants will be tu­tored in the ar­eas of dance, mu­sic and drama.

An op­por­tu­nity for young peo­ple ages 8 to 17 to be­come in­volved in pos­i­tive self-de­vel­op­ment through en­gage­ment in the arts and cul­ture will be made avail­able to stu­dents for the pe­riod July 20 to Au­gust 18 from 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. The Youth Sum­mer Arts Plat­form (YSAP) will take place at the Na­tional Cul­tural Cen­tre and will of­fer cos­tume de­sign, cre­ative writ­ing, pho­tog­ra­phy, film, drum­ming, art and drama. The pro­gramme has the added at­trac­tion of face-to-face in­ter­ac­tion with notable Saint Lu­cian cul­tural ac­tivists.

Be­tween July 24 and Au­gust 24, res­i­dents of Soufriere and sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties will re­ceive the­ory and prac­ti­cal train­ing in steel pan. The in­ter­ac­tive steel pan train­ing ses­sions will be con­ducted Mon­day to Thurs­day from 10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon for in­ter­ested per­sons from as young as nine years old.

Par­ents and other in­ter­ested per­sons are in­vited to con­tact the CDF di­rectly for fur­ther de­tails on the sum­mer pro­grammes and to reg­is­ter for the ac­tiv­i­ties.

Par­tic­i­pants from south­ern com­mu­ni­ties like Soufriere will re­ceive the­ory and prac­ti­cal train­ing in steel pan.

The Youth Sum­mer Arts Plat­form at the Na­tional Cul­tural Cen­tre will be open to young peo­ple who will spend their sum­mer im­mersed in the arts.

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