Guyana prepares to host Inter – Guiana Cultural Festival
In the hope of accomplishing an identified common history in relation to fostering unity through interactive sessions and workshops, Guyana will host this year’s Inter-Guiana Cultural Festival. As such, the Ministry of Culture Youth and Sport yesterday launched the artistic event under the theme “celebrating our culture bridging our friendship.”
The festival which was initiated a year ago in Suriname will for the second time showcase the dynamic and intricate cultures of French Guiana, Suriname and Guyana.
The three-day extravaganza scheduled to officially commence on August 23 will be a display of culinary arts, literacy talent, visual arts, fashion, craft and performing arts, collectively contributed by all three countries.
Attendees, it is hoped, will be intrigued by the craft, painting, drawings, fashion, music and dance from these diverse countries. Admission is free, whilst caravans will visit strategic areas countrywide in advocating the products.
During the festival, a variety of journalistic material produced by distinguished writers will be on show, while poetry from the likes of Martin Carter will also be enacted through drama.
Performing artistes from the all three territories are set to take the stage on August 24 at the opening of the Exhibition Night at the International Conference Centre. A symposium will be held at the Umana Yana on August 25, while another exhibition for culinary arts will be hosted at the National Park on August 26.
At the opening ceremony, which is slated for the National Cultural Centre, it is promised that those present will witness an activity with a difference. Suriname will be represented by a 50-member delegation, while French Guiana has confirmed that 42 participants will be coming on its behalf.