Launch of Domfesta

The Cultural Division officially launched the annual Dominica Festival of the Creative Arts (DOMFESTA) celebrations in Dominica.

 

A number of activities have been planned for the festival including, a Creole Song Contest, plays by local artistes, a Creole Spelling Bee Competition for Primary Schools, art exhibitions and an Antiguan movie as a special feature.

 

Chief Cultural Officer Mr. Raymond Lawrence says that he hopes the festival will foster appreciation for the arts on the island.

 

Minister for Culture, Youth and Sports Honourable Justina Charles pointed out that it is important to note that DOMFESTA focuses on contemporary arts and a lot of emphasis is placed on such an event.

 

Mrs. Charles says, as DOMFESTA is one of our signature festivals we must be very proud to celebrate it.

 

Mrs. Charles also made an appeal for the public to attend all the events and activities planned for DOMFESTA.

 

Digicel’s Sales and Marketing Manager Ms. Natalie Walsh says Digicel is pleased to be one of the main sponsors of DOMFESTA 2012.

 

This year’s theme for DOMFESTA is ‘Through Culture We Build a Progressive and Peaceful Society”.

 

DOMFESTA is expected to run from April 27th to June 1st.

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