The National Cultural Foundation
St. James, Barbados
Date: July 22, 2022
Subject: Crop Over Arts Pop Up Saturday at Pelican
The first Crop Over 2022 Arts and Artisanal Pop Ups is Saturday at Pelican Village.
The Pop Ups seek to highlight the Visual Arts & Craft and Artisanal aspects of the Crop Over Festival. They will aid in connecting the public with spaces, artists, artisans and the general essence of the Festival.
Though each Pop Up will be different, they will share a core theme of promoting 40-plus participating Barbadian artists and artisans, as well as spaces and community.
The 2022 Arts and Artisanal Pop Ups will target both locals and visitors who have an appreciation for creative expression. Featured will be deejays, musicians and folk story tellers, and other performers. Those with an affinity for the cultural and heritage aspects of the Festival are also included in the target audience, as there will be the appearances of Folklore Heritage Characters as well.
Producer of the event, NCF’s Senior Business Development Officer, Andre Hoyte said the pop ups aim to showcase creativity.
“The Arts & Artisanal Pop Ups will showcase the other side of the many Creative Industries practioners of the festival. It features artisan producers of home & accents, spa & beauty, fashion & accessories and tradition beverage & culinary delights. These artisans are the bedrock of what makes Crop Over more than a carnival, highlighting creativity outside of the soca and masquerade disciplines; whose products are very essential to the everyday lifestyle of consumers, but especially during the Festival Season,” he said.
Patrons of the Pop Ups may also be interested in purchasing art, décor and other artisanal products from the varying locations, which will have price points ranging from $50 to $300.
Saturday’s Pop Up themed: “Connecting Spaces”, this Pop Up will see a combination of entertainment and interviews take over two of the Craft Centre’s retail spaces and one its of art galleries.
Five musicians are set to make appearances at Pic a Lime on-location between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., while the Tukk Band, Folk Characters and Storyteller will form heritage aspect of the entertainment. There will also be a deejay.
The second Pop up will be on Saturday, July 30, at Barven Outdoor Market, Brandons, St Michael.
“Market Day” is the third and final Pop Up in the series occurring on Saturday, August 6th, 2022, at Golden Square Freedom Park.
Most notably, there will be a showcase of five traditional Bajan food stalls including Bajan Sweet Treats, Bajan Cou Cou, Bajan Breadfruit, Bajan Pickle and Souse, and Soup pot. There will also be a Bajan Beverage Lounge featuring wines, spirits, and other beverages.
Also on exhibit will be the products of 10 Barbadian artisans in the disciplines of basketry, pottery, ceramics, jewelry, health wellness, bath and spa, and fashion and accessories.
Performances will be done by five artistes, complete with the roaming performances of the Bajan Folk Characters and Storyteller from Cheapside Market to Broad Street, Swan Street to High Street, and Fairchild Street to Golden Square.
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Written by: Info NCF