March 2, 2007

Heritage Square to be transformed into cultural village in March

The heritage square at South River Road will be alive with Vincentian themed activities, from today, March 2 to March 10, as the area will be transformed into a cultural village.

The lively entertainment hub will be called the Vincy Heritage Village and will highlight the local arts, culture and cuisine found in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.{{more}}

Among the activities taking place at the Heritage Village will be a Rum Festival, Vincy Culture Pot, and a cricket exhibition. A number of concerts will also take place at the venue. Tents will also be set up in the area to house arts and craft, local jewelry, literature and souvenirs.

There will be live bands performing at the village during the lunch period.

The Vincy Heritage Village comes in conjunction with the Cricket World Cup warm up matches which take place here from March 5 to 9. It is also a part of activities to celebrate National Heroes and Heritage month.

According to the Minister of Culture Rene Baptiste, National Heroes and Heritage Month is among other things, geared to increase general public knowledge about this country’s history, heroes and heritage and also to promote the objectives of the bi-centenary activities of the Abolition of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Some activities to mark National Heroes and Heritage Month include the National Heroes Day celebrations on March 14, the Joncannu/Wanaragua festival in Sandy Bay, a number of workshops and lectures and a Songs of Freedom Concert in Argyle on March 25th, the International Day Commemorating the Abolition of the Slave Trade.