Grand Food Fair

Little Bay

Montserrat comes alive with a Grand Food Fair prepared by vendors from Montserrat, and the wider Caribbean at the Marine Village in Little Bay. Masquerades and String Band will entertain and keep you rocking starting at 11 o'clock on Friday July 10. So come on down and get your brunch or lunch including our tasty Goat Water, Roti, Conks Water, Creole Soup in a Calabash plus all the other delicious, mouth-watering cultural dishes that will be on sale. It all happens Friday July 10 from 11 a.m. Also at the Food Fair there will be an Art and Craft Exhibition of calabash items and other local craft for display and sale


Come join the Hike, one of the exciting activities for Calabash Festival 2015. this 10th year of festivities provides a unique and exciting experience for visitors and residents. So join the hike to The Cot with stops in Hope Springs for a cup of Bush Tea in a calabash with expert Tour guides James 'Scriber' Daley , along with Calvin 'Blacka' Fenton and Jervaine Greenaway, of Scriber Adventure Tours.

The hike starts at 6.30a.m. on Saturday July 11th. Breakfast will also be served for $15.00 at DD's Bar, in Hope, Salem

Registration fee is only $20 adults and $10 children. The hike starts from the Lime
Exchange in Runaway Ghaut
To register please call 491-3378

Kite Family Fun Day

Blakes Football field will come alive with the sounds of glee as children and adults alike get lost in the sheer jubilation of flying a colourful and mysterious kite. Mysterious because kites have a mind of their own and can move this way and that depending on your skill and the wind!!

Come spend some blissful moments as you fly a kite on Saturday July 11 at Blakes Football Field from 2:00pm till 6:00pm

Kites will be on sale in various sizes and colours. Plan to be there. Come fly your kite or be fascinated as you watch the kites go higher, higher, higher or lower, lower, lower.

Joint National Service of Observance and Restoration

On Tuesday, July 18th 1995, our Soufriere Hills erupted and our people were thrust into a period of pain, suffering, loss and grief that has lasted now twenty years.

We are a strong people, a formidable people; we have survived We are, still, a people of faith, of love and of hope. We will thrive. We know this because we are standing together, leaning on grace, serving our God.

On Sunday, July 12th, 2015, we, the people of Montserrat will gather for a Joint National Service of Observance and Restoration;

We shall come together, one people in one service of praise, of acknowledgment and of commitment to love one another as we love ourselves, to serve the good God who gives us strength, to keep moving forward. To keep moving forward.

On Sunday, July 12th, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Montserrat Cultural Centre in our new capital town, Little Bay.

One people praising with one voice

One National Service of Observance and Restoration; All of Montserrat in one place, in worship and praise in community.

Main address by Rev. Toney Allen, and with greetings from Rev. Dr. Ruthlyn Bradshaw in the United Kingdom, and participation by visiting Pastor Abraham Fenton who works in the United States.

The Acting Governor will deliver a special 20th Year message from Queen Elizabeth.

Sunday, July 12th at 10:00 am at the Cultural Centre.

One people; One Voice.

Buses will be running so transportation will be available for those who need

Good Neighbourly Day

Celebrate Good Neighbourly Day with the Montserrat Calabash Festival all day Sunday July 12th

On this day we show appreciation for our neighbours. It could be a simply phone call to say Happy Good Neighbourly Day or an arrangement for a little visit. Remember the commandment 'Love your neighbour as yourself.'' and the joy it brings to be good neighbours.

Penny Concert

You must have heard of the Penny Concert that was part of our Cultural Heritage in times past.

Well we bring it to you one more time as part of Montserrat Calabash Festival 2015, followed by Fashions from the Motherland, presented by Africana Fashions. Just come to the Lookout Primary school Auditorium on Sunday afternoon July 12 from 4:00-5:30 pm.

It will be an unforgettable afternoon of laughter and talent, comedy, spontaneous dramatic displays, elegant and artistic expressions of Africa. Don't miss it.

Bring your collection of coins and dollars for an afternoon of fun, fun, fun. This event will also be pay per view and live streamed for $5 on www."

So if you want your family all over the world to see you do your thing, then be sure to come

Fore-day Morning Prayer

July 13th - 17th, 2015

Daily at Brades Pentecostal Church. Prayer from 5:30-6:00 am Half an hour for individuals wishing to pray - for themselves, family and the country.

Radio Presentations 'Beauty for Ashes' - DAILY on ZJB RADIO 7 Meditations based on 2 Chronicles 7-14, a conditional promise of restoration for a ravaged land and people.
5-7 minutes each, to be broadcast twice a day.

Tour to Richmond Hill overlooking Plymouth

Plymouth with all its allure is as fascinating as Pompeii, it is Montserrat's modern day Pompeii. Be escorted to see the wonder of it all from the vantage point of Richmond Hill.
Book now to reserve a seat on the guided bus tour planned for Monday July 13th leaving Brades Arts and Education car park at 9:00 am with another pickup in Salem, near Wilsons.

The cost is EC$60.00 per person and seats are limited so call now, 491-3378. Tickets will be sold after July 7th depending on the all clear given by MVO to enter the zone.

Dr. George Irish Lecture Series

The Annual Dr. George Irish Lecture Series takes place Tuesday July 14 at the Lyme in Brades starting at 7.30 in the evening.
This year 4 persons will make presentations on the topic


Dr. Joseph Weekes will address the Importance of Science and Math in schools

Mr Paul Payne will address the Importance of Engineering & Technical Education

Dr. Sammy Joseph will speak on the Scope and Importance of Technology while
Ms. Donelta Weekes will highlight the importance of learning foreign languages in today's world.

Our moderator the night is Dr George Irish in whose honour the series is named.

We invite policy makers, educators, students, parents and employers to attend. Don't miss it.
This event will also be pay per view live streamed for $5 on www."

Grand Gospel Concert

Little Bay

It's The Grand Gospel concert at its best on Wednesday July 15 at the St. Patricks Roman Catholic Church in Lookout at 7:00 pm Special Guest Artist this year is Ayanna Irish acclaimed Montserrat born Singer who resides in the US of A A night of inspiring music awaits you, sponsored by Hon David S Brandt and The Old Sugar Mill. Admission fee is $20.00 adults and children $10.00 Come and enjoy selections that you have never heard before. A Montserrat Calabash Festival 10th Anniversary special. Tickets on sale at Johnny Mecca Fashions/TSO, The Attic, Olveston House, Montserrat Stationary Centre and Marse Bob Shop.

Boat Tours to Plymouth

Call it relaxing, call it exciting, call it what you wish, a boat tour to Plymouth is all that and more. Some people enjoy the wind on their faces, enjoy the sights and sounds of the sea, and enjoy seeing the landscape from the boat, as they reminisce of how it used to be. On any day during Calabash Festival, make a booking with a minimum of four persons or book for Thursday July 16th at 11:00 am and join the three boat convoy to Plymouth and back. Cost $100 per person. If the weather is super the trip extends further south. Call 491-3378 or 496-2080 to make a booking on Family Provider, Buffy or Quanjo Boats.

Prayer Pilgrimage - Banner representing each village

'Beauty for Ashes' banner carried in stages by 'prayer warriors' representing all the villages of Montserrat and ending up at the Cultural Centre on Friday evening 17tt July at 5:45 pm.

Beauty for Ashes

Symbolic Act

Friday July 17th at the Montserrat Cultural Centre from 6:00 - 6:45 pm. In an oil drum, people bring written on paper things they want to leave behind, to be burnt (reduced to ashes), as they look forward with hope and faith to a better, happier future (beauty).

Debate and Panel Discussion

Friday, July 17th, and Saturday, July 18th

"Through the Fire ... " - two days and two nights - of song, dance, poetry and powerful, committed conversation; moments of inspiration and communion; an experience of community, reconnection and breakthrough.

On Friday, July 17th 7:00 p.m. at the Cultural Centre - Let's Talk

* the inaugural Public Square event - an incisive national debate on the topic 'The diaspora have no say in Montserrat's post-volcano development';

* Prof. David Edgecombe, social commentator and one of Montserrat's most important and accomplished play-wrights, presents on unity and community, Montserrat's promise and possibilities, and the power of cooperation and collaboration in rebuilding Montserrat's fractured institutions and traditions.

* 'This, then. What, now?'' a frank and open panel discussion about how we were, how we have been changed, how we got through, and what we do should do now. For the very first time, come listen to Gov. Frank Savage, Rose Willock, Deputy Thompson, Eugene Skerritt and others recount Montserrat's eruptions experience and discuss possible ways forward for all our people.

Saturday 18th

* At 8:00 a.m. we, the people of Montserrat, will gather "In Honour and in Gratitude", at the Blake's Football Field. There, we will witness a Ceremonial Parade in honour of those who are no longer with us, we will express our communal gratitude for our survival through the difficult times, and pledge to march forward together into our highest and best selves.

* 9:30 a.m. - Silent Motorcade to Little Bay

* 11:00 a.m. - Opening of "Montserrat's Volcano: a people moving forward" an exhibition from the National Trust at the Museum in Little Bay: a retrospective and a looking forward; science and emotion; love, loss and the resurgence of a people.

* 8:00 p.m. - "Though Mountains Fall" at the Cultural Centre - an evening of performances on a theme; an exploration; a chronicle and a pathway. Montserrat's award-winning dramatist looks at where we've been and asks us, where do we go now? An Yvonne Weekes production. Entry contribution: $10 to go to the Volcano Memorial Fund.

Feast Day

In observance of 20 years of living with Soufriere Hills Volcano and 10 years of hosting the Montserrat Calabash Festival, the Planning Committee invites you to join in joyful Thanksgiving and celebration, as we give thanks to God, for all our achievements and for sustaining us, throughout the last 20 years, and bringing us to the 20th Anniversary, on the 18th of July.

Everyone is welcome, to join in this celebratory Feast at Little Bay on Saturday July 18 from 12 midday with a Blessing of the event followed by the preparation of more tasty local meats, cooked on sight and a range of local foods. Come on down and let us give God Thanks in the true spirit of community and LOVE.

We are seeking contributions to make the feast abundant. Hard food, vegetables, fruits, drinks, and, monetary donations, so we can purchase other necessities.

Call Flo at Marse Bob Shop and tell her what you will contribute to the Feast. 4912749