Calabash Exhibition

Montserrat Calabash Festival takes place from July 15 to the 22nd, and again this year, the Annual Calabash Exhibition is a must!

The Exhibition opens at the Easy Living Art Gallery, located at Hill Top in St Peters, on Monday July 16th, and runs all week from 9 am to 4 p.m.

Come and see a variety of items made from the Calabash. You’ll be amazed at the unique items that come from this versatile fruit. All items can be purchased after the exhibition, and orders are also taken. So come take a trip down memory lane, and connect with our cultural history, as you view these amazing items.

Calabash Exhibition, at the Easy Living Art Gallery, Monday to Friday, July 16 to 22nd. Don’t miss it.


Calabash Festival Church Service

To be able to give thanks is a blessing. Montserrat Calabash Festival 2018, begins its week of activities with a Service of Thanksgiving, scheduled for Sunday July 15th.

Everyone is invited to the Church Service that takes place at the Davy Hill Wesleyan Holiness Church starting at 9 am.

Come and be blessed as we celebrate another of our Cultural Festivals under the theme, “Celebrating our African Heritage”.

During the Service, a Certificate of Excellence will be presented to a deserving individual, selected by the Church for that special award. After the Service, everyone is invited to socialize on Neighbourly Day, while refreshments are served.


Radio Address

You are invited by The Montserrat Calabash Festival Committee to listen for a short Radio Presentation on Monday July 16th at 8am, right here, on ZJB Radio, 98.5FM.

The Brief address will be presented by Honourable Delmaude Ryan, who will officially herald the start of the week for Montserrat Calabash Festival 2018, under the theme – “Embracing our African Heritage.”

Listen, as we prepare to enjoy a delightful week of activities.


Day Tour

The Montserrat Calabash Festival Planning Committee invites you to join the Day Tour to the buried city of Plymouth Tuesday July 17th. Be sure to see the sites that have been created following the volcanic experience.

Take a step back in time or see nature at its most powerful. For some, it’s a reflection of what is termed the modern Pompeii. While for others, it is a reminder of what we once had, even while we develop the northern third our island.

Persons wishing to join the tour should meet at the Parking lot of the Brades Pentecostal Church no later than 9.45am. Tour Guides will give you snippets of the post volcanic era, then take in the scenic tour to Plymouth where they will point out interesting land marks and other features along the way. The cost is EC$60.00 per person and seats are limited so call now, 492-1743 or 492-1849.

This is a Calabash Festival Day Tour. July 17th starting 9.45am.


Dr. George Irish Lecture Series

The Dr. George Irish Lecture Series is an ongoing educational feature of the Montserrat Calabash Festival.

The topic: “The root of Cultural Preservation and Economic Redevelopment”

All are invited to come and share in this public discussion on the evening of Tuesday July 17th 2018 at the Montserrat National Trust, Salem. The discussion starts at 7.00 p.m.

The lecture will be presented by young and inspirational speaker, Mr. Lyston Skerritt, Managing Partner, Skerritt’s Educational Consultancy and, our moderator will be Ms. Gracelyn Cassell, Resident Tutor at the UWI Open Campus.

Everyone is invited to this special lecture. We are hoping to see at the lecture. No charge, just come and join in the conversation. Remember the venue, the Montserrat National Trust.

This is another educational lecture in the Dr. George Irish Lecture Series.

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GRAND FOOD FAIR

COME EARLY OR COME LATE THE FIRES WILL BE BURNING

FRESH FISH ON THE GRILL

GOAT WATER BUBBLING

SALT FISH CAKES AND JOHNNY BAKES FRYING

ALLLL DAY

ROTI ROLLING OUT, POURI DONE READY, GET YOUR CHANNA

AND PINEAPPLE TARTS

DON’T TALK BOUT DUCKNA AND SALTFISH, GREEN BANANA AND ITAL DISH - OHH YES - AND SO MUCH MORE

CAKES AND ICE CREAM AND DRINKS CANT DONE

COCONUT WATER AND SMOOTHIES TO EXCITE

DOWN BY THE BAY, MARINE VILLAGE FRIDAY JULY 20,

11 AM TILL YOU SAY WHEN

Music to entertain YOU from morning with Jugglers Sound

Specially and just for you, Come see Kenya out of Antigua doing his special drumming act. Hear the drums talk, 12:30.

Be there

Enjoy the masquerades, The Iron Band Jam and the Oriole string band

Come evening, we light up the bon fire and Tiki torches

and GROOVE TO the sweetest steel pan music around 6.30

You want more fun,

It’s a cultural day, so after work bring your beach towels and blankets and spend the afternoon at the beach.

Kayaking and Jet Ski rides

You want games Yes man and bouncy castle there for the children dem

Plenty ting, too much ting, just come. Even Farmers Market down de. Montserrat Calabash Festival, The Grand Food Fair. Marine Village Beach, Friday July

See you THERE.


Grand Gospel Concert

It’s The Grand Gospel concert at its best on Wednesday July 18th at the St. Johns Anglican Church at 6:30 pm Montserrat Calabash Festival would not be complete without the Grand Gospel Concert

Featuring local gospel choirs, groups and individuals, liturgical dancers, drumming, poetry and a special children’s presentation, highlighting the exceptional talents of our young people

Mark the date on your calendar, Wed July 18th and get yourself ready early because you don’t want to hear about it from anyone

Powerful and award winning voices would be ministering God’s love in song

Everyone is invited to come and be blessed

No admission fee but everyone is asked to bring a generous offering, a portion of which will be donated to the Meals on Wheels program


The Gourdess Fashion Show

“A reflection of Montserratian Style and Culture”

Showtime 8pm, Saturday July 21 at the Montserrat Cultural Centre

The Premier Event, and a joint partnering of EasyLiving Art Gallery and Montserrat Calabash Festival

Get your tickets now for just $20, on sale at Easy Living Art Gallery, TSO and Benis Jewelry


Kite Festival

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