The punchline I’ll tell you a sick joke. All my adult life, I’ve been a taxpayer and a law-abiding citizen, and all my adult life, the things that mean the most to me—knowledge, intellectual curiosity, and creative endeavour—have had no place in the society our politicians have assembled. A year and a half ago, I […]Read more "Independence, Culture, Identity: power, neglect and disrespect"
First things first. Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival is over, and it was a rip-roaring success. As happened in Grand Bahama, in Nassau thousands and thousands of people thronged the festival site, hungry for the new experience, and for the first time ever The Bahamas entered the twenty-first century world of festivals, productions and events. For the first time […]Read more "Junkanoo, Carnival, and Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival"
So my part of the exhibition Margot and I are calling “If” has been done: I provided the words, most of them. But not all. If you come to the exhibition, you may, if you look hard enough, find words written or composed not just by me but by any one of our family, the […]Read more "If: Prepping"
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If: assemblage & poems. Transforming Spaces 2015 #ts2015 National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. @NAGBahamasRead more "If: Assemblage & Poems"
“If” [metaslider id=3548] In February 2005, I drove past my grandmother’s house on East Bay Street to find a bulldozer sitting on top of it. We had not booked any bulldozer. We had no intention of demolishing the house. My cousin Margot and I had in fact begun the long, slow process of renovation. […]Read more "“IF” | transforming spaces | National Art Gallery of the Bahamas"
The thing about running a theatre festival is how fast things go. Only last week we were opening the student matinees, with our local, age-appropriate production of Romeo and Juliet; last weekend the Ringplay production of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf revived itself for four final shows; and […]Read more "Shakespeare in Paradise 2014"