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Headphunk Metamorphosis




more emphasis on the positive,

morphing from a dream

clawing free from of the cocoon of the mind

waiting on wishes,

the fragile wings spread out to dry

to give flight to the spawn of the mind

we’ve grown from thought to theory

fed on trials and bitter morsels of failure

made sweet with the nectar of success

strengthened for the limits and hurdles

we’ve known that dreams, like wishes

are born grown up

but yet, we change

we rise from the falls and scrapes

that shape us

into legends.

Thursday November 29th

Samaan’s Park

7:30 pm


Kaw Kaw! Kaw Kaw!

Success for CDF Summer Arts Workshop


The Cultural Development Foundation’s Summer Arts Workshop has been dubbed a success by organizers. The workshops planned in partnership with communities from across the island, is geared towards participants aged 5 to 16 years.

Teachers coach participants through completion and public exhibition of work in a multitude of areas, to include drawing and painting, creative craft, music, martial arts, drama and dance.

The workshops which are extremely popular with the young participants attracted more than 270 young people from the various communities in which they were organized. This year’s workshops were held from July 18 to August 10 in the communities of Gros-Islet, laborite, Babonneau, Vieux-Fort and Castries. Classes ran Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm.

The programme for the Castries workshop culminated with an exhibition and awards ceremony at the National Cultural Centre on August 10 at 3pm.

Support to the workshops by sponsors such as

Eastern Caribbean Financial Holdings, Brydens, Super J IGA, JE Bergasse, and CARITAS helps participants hone their skills and showcase their creativity. What’s more, we believe the next generation of great Saint Lucian artists will emerge out of this programme, bolstering the vitality of our community for years to come. As such, the Cultural Development Foundation wishes to thank all sponsors of this year’s Summer Arts Workshop for their invaluable contribution to the program’s continued success.

ACT NOW GENERATION Hosts Sponsors & Supporters’ Evening


ACT NOW GENERATION will welcome sponsors and supporters’ in an evening event on Wednesday, 20th June 2012, at the Blue Coral Mall, Castries.

Guests will be informed of the ACT NOW PROGRAMME and enjoy performances by youth from the programme. It will also serve as an opportunity to express gratitude for past support and encourage continued support.

This is part of the ACT NOW PROGRAMME’s ingoing efforts to reach more youth, thus ensuring that it remains and grows as a positive force for young people on Saint Lucia.



The ACT NOW PROGRAMME is a 2004 initiative of then Chief Magistrate Ms. Floreta Nicholas.

The Programme utilizes the therapeutic value of the Fine Arts, Culinary Arts and Culture as a form of healing for Youth under the age of thirty. The Programme began as a form of Restorative Justice and an alternative to sentencing for Youth within the Justice System. It now includes all Youth – numbering two hundred and fifty – both within and without the Justice System.

The programme conducts training and workshops and stages an annual Musical Theatre every August.

The Artistic and Music Director is Mr. Blaise Pascal. Other Directors are: Ms. Floreta Nicholas, Attorney –at-Law, Ms. Chriselda Branford retired Assistant Superintendent of Police, Her Worship Magistrate Charon Gardner-Hippolyte and Mrs. Lucy Myers, retired Director of Probation & Parole.

Contact : floretan@live.com for any further details and confirmation or call 7267831 / 5849952 / 3845001

CDF Summer Arts Workshops!


The Cultural Development Foundation opens registration for The Annual Summer Arts Workshops!