The Caribbean School of Architecture (CSA) will be hosting an event this Saturday, May 11 outside the Ward Theatre; “Re-Ward LIVE” which will feature an architectural intervention by students of CSA, street theatre performance (including and open mic) and opportunity for community involvement in creating sidewalk chalk art.
The objective is to re-ignite interest and appreciation of the Ward Theatre.
They are calling for volunteers this week to help with the installation and are stationed at the Caribbean School of Architecture between 1PM and 10PM everyday, in room 4A2.
The installation is being made primarily out of recycled plastic bottles.
The overall project is called the “Re-Ward Project”, birthed from an Architecture and Community Elective. Ms. Jarrett, the class lecturer has formed ties with Music Unites Jamaica’s Rosina Moder and students of the Edna Manley College and the University of the West Indies.
Thanks to Steve Urchin for these photos of Bob Marley Beach in St. Thomas, Jamaica.
The parish of St. Thomas has some really nice secluded beaches. They are mostly black sand (which can be hot on the feet) but they are beautiful with dramatic views of the hills which fall right onto the beaches.
St. Thomas beaches are worth a visit for sure.
Doesn’t this photo just make you want to be there?
There’s no shortage of beauties on the beaches of Jamaica, but a trip to the vegetable garden can be just as exciting.
Stunning Marika Kessler founded her own 83-acre farm — tucked away up in Jamaica’s rough and rugged, northwestern Cockpit Country. And she did so after having studied fashion design in the US.
“I just got sick of that world,” she says. Kessler and her husband, Adam Miller — who grew up on a farm in Jamaica’s St. Thomas Parish and wound up studying the agriculture biz at LSU — broke ground on Potosi Farms in September 2011.
“Located in Jamaica’s Cockpit Country mountains, we offer the finest of sustainably grown produce delivered to your door.
Our passion is sustainable farming. This means producing without depleting Earth’s resources or polluting the environment. We follow Mother Nature’s lead in maintaining her best health, by employing a variety of environmentally sustainable methods to grow, care and nurture our farm.
Our mission is to narrow the gap between grower and consumer by providing freshly harvested earth to plate produce.
At Potosi Farms we reintroduce the lost comfort of knowing how, where, and by whom your food is grown”.
Check out Jamaican author Stephanie Saulter talking about her novel Gemsigns.
According to the author, “Gemsigns has been called political science fiction, social science fiction, a thriller (which it definitely is) and an example of old-fashioned storytelling….”
For years the human race was under attack from a deadly Syndrome, but when a cure was found – in the form of genetically engineered human beings, Gems – the line between survival and ethics was radically altered.
Now the Gems are fighting for their freedom, from the oppression of the companies that created them, and against the Norms who see them as slaves. And a conference at which Dr Eli Walker has been commissioned to present his findings on the Gems is the key to that freedom.
But with the Gemtech companies fighting to keep the Gems enslaved, and the horrifying godgangs determined to rid the earth of these ‘unholy’ creations, the Gems are up against forces that may just be too powerful to oppose.