November 9, 2007
C&W Drama Festival kicks off Wednesday

On Wednesday, November 14, the Cable & Wireless Schools’ Drama Festival kicks off at the Peace Memorial Hall.{{more}}

This year marks the 4th year of Cable & Wireless’ participation as a sponsor of the event. This year’s competition will see a total of 15 Secondary Schools participating, with the opening performance being given by the Emmanuel High School Mesopotamia.

Martin Quashie, Drama Development Officer in the Ministry of Culture, released the following statement: “The Department of Culture is once again very grateful to our corporate sponsor Cable and Wireless for their generosity and commitment to the development of our young talent. We are very pleased to be associated with Cable and Wireless in producing the annual schools’ drama festival for the fourth year. I know that the sponsorship will go a long way in helping to reduce the cost of the festival. Thanks to the management and staff of Cable and Wireless. They heard us when we called.”

The Chief Executive (Ag), Foster Hannaway, also expressed his happiness in once again being the corporate sponsor of the Schools’ Drama Festival. Hannaway further went on to state: “The future of St. Vincent and the Grenadines lies within its young people. Drama is a powerful instrument that our students can use to express themselves in a constructive and meaningful way and we as a community focused organization have an obligation to help in the continued development of this art form.”

The Opening Ceremony of the Cable & Wireless Schools’ Drama Festival begins on Wednesday, at 1:30 p.m, at the Peace Memorial Hall, and will feature addresses from the Chief Executive Officer of Cable & Wireless, a representative from the Ministry of Culture, and Drama Development Officer Martin Quashie. The competing schools will vie for awards in 12 categories, including, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Producer. The festival is expected to run until November 28.