Appreciating the Caribbean Aesthetics and fashion
aven of Caribbean fashion will hold workshop in Montreal

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Richard Young, of Trinidad and Tobago, has established himself as a world-class stylist and designer. And in his more than two decades in the industry has become one of the leading voices on styles, aesthetics and cultural identity in Caribbean fashion.
This spring he will be bringing his know-how to the city as creative director of the Montreal Caribbean Fashion Week, which runs from April 20 – 23.
Young, who has amassed extensive acclaim as a stylist, production designer, fashion coordinator and prolific impresario, has led him to become one of the most sought after creative consultants in the Caribbean. He will share his knowledge and passion for fashion in a four-hour workshop on Thursday, April 20, on a range of topics including: An overview of Caribbean Style, The Essence of Caribbean Fashion and the Caribbean Aesthetic – Fashioning through Cultural identity.
Event organizers say it’s a special outreach not only to Montreal fashionistas, but also to students and all interested in the creative process of the beauty and fashion industry and beyond, to include explorations in animation, visual art, culinary arts and performing and theatre arts.
Fashion designers, professional models and aspiring models will learn how to put their best foot forward.
Young, who is a judge for the popular Caribbean’s Next Top Model says, “The workshop will discuss how culture, history and geography impacted on regional fashion sensibilities and continues to reveal ancillary style features of our imaging mores.”
And “will explore ‘inspiration’ elements and techniques as they apply to crafting fashion trends and cultivating style…”
The object, organizers say, is to “sensitize participants of the principles of Caribbean fashion culture, and also address regional costuming and Carnival arts pertaining to the creation of couture.”
For the past 25 years, Young has been running his event management/production and design company, and has been working consistently throughout the Caribbean, South America, Miami, New York, Toronto and Montreal.
Workshops will be held from 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. at Art Galerie 203 located at 227 Notre Dame Street, West.
Students $40, Adults $50. Includes refreshments and snacks. After-party continues from 10:30 p.m. Call to register (514) 620-6612. Buy tickets at www.playmasmontreal.com.

Guyana Day 2017

All roads lead to Ottawa on Sunday, May 21, to join the Guyanese-Canadian Community for Guyana Day 2017, in celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation and Guyana’s 51st Anniversary of independence.
Under the theme, Enhancing the Awareness of Guyana in Canada’s Sesquicentennial Year, Guyana Day 2017 will be held under the patronage of H. E. Clarissa Riehl, High Commissioner of the Republic of Guyana to Canada.
This collaborative event between the Guyana High Commission, the Guyana Consulate Toronto and Guyanese Diaspora communities from Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal will be held at the Horticulture Building in the City of Ottawa’s Lansdowne Urban Park, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Free of charge to the public.
The event will feature an exciting program of activities including:
* Informative displays by Guyana Tourism and Go-lnvest
* Exhibitions of Guyanese arts and crafts
* (A food court) Guyanese-Canadian manufactured products
* Children’s interactive activities
* A cultural showcase featuring outstanding local and Guyana-based entertainers
Guyana Day 2017 will replace the Annual Guyana Festival for this year only.
Bus transportation will be available.
For more information contact (514) 365-1198, (450) 445-0747 and (450) 926-1797.

Guyana Tea Party
Guyana Cultural Association celebrates their 50th Anniversary. ‘Tea Party With A Flair’.  Stylish hats and sophisticated ladies. Delicious Guyanese delicacies, assorted tea and tropical drinks. Entertainment by Dexter the Saxaphonist.  Lots of door prizes to be won. Sunday, May 7th, at The Hive Café, 3pm – 6pm. Concordia University, Loyola Campus, 7141 Sherbrooke St. W., SC 200, H4B 1R6 (Behind Oscar Peterson Concert Hall).  (Metro Vendome, bus #105).                                                                                                       Info: 514-969-7416/ 514-365-1198/514-626-7557/514-746-6557.

 

“In 1734, a Negro slave set fire to the City of Montreal…”

Angélique at the Segal until April 2

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Angélique, the epic play written by Canadian playwright Lorena Gale chronicling the life of Marie Joseph Angélique, an enslaved Black woman who was publicly executed for having allegedly set fire to Montréal in 1734, continues at The Studio, Segal Centre for the Performing Arts, 5170 Côte St. Catherine. It runs until APRIL 2, 2017
The play is a co-production of Black Theatre Workshop and Tableau D’Hôte Theatre and features Jenny Bizard, Tristan Lalla, Dala Comtois, Karl Grabosas, Chip Chuipka, Olivier Lamarche and France Rolland. It’s direct by Mike Payette.
For tickets contact the Box Office: 514.739.7944

 

MCSO Mothers’ Day Breakfast
MCSO Women Federation and Happy Wednesday invites you to a Caribbean Mothers’ Day Breakfast.  Sunday, May 14, 10-3pm, at MCSO, 7401 Newman Blvd. Lasalle. Donation $10.                                       Info: 514- 364-5113/438-875-1794.

Doggies is Celebrating!!
Doggies is celebrating 30 years in Music. Mc and entertainer Fatman George from Grenada, Jab Jab, Tributes from Kenny C and Jenny Noel. Saturday, May 20, 8pm. 6767 Cote des Neiges Rd. Cash bar & food. Advance tickets $20, $25 at the door. Info: 514-804-0548, 514-239-3434.

Papa San here on May 28
Caribbean Gospel Concert. Featuring Papa San from Jamaica. Zina Edwards, Janet Lewis and the Fitzpatrick Sisters. Sunday, May 28, 6:30pm, Evangel Pentecostal Church, 1235 Rue Lambert Closse, corner Tupper (Atwater Metro). Advance tickets $30. Children under 12 years $15. Ticket outlets Princessa Boutique 514-595-4894, Marche Colonade 514-624-7689, Samil Image 514-736-5172.         Info: 438-925-8594/514-531-4316.

SVG’s Vincy Brunch
Annual Vincy Brunch. An afternoon of Vincy and Caribbean cuisine awaits you. Sunday, March 26, 1-3:30pm at Le Manoir, 5319 Notre Dame de Grace, (Metro: Villa Maria, Bus #24, 17, 102). Advance tickets $20, door $25, children 12 years and under $10. Ticket info: 514-364-3299/514-626-1355/514 369-8002/514-481-2897.

W. I Prayer Group Fundraiser
Fundraising Caribbean Breakfast to help West Indian Children and feed the homeless in Montreal. Saturday, April 1, 9 am Verdun Community Church Hall, 501 5th Avenue, Verdun, cross street Verdun Ave. (Verdun Metro, Bus #107). Admission $20, children 12 years and under $7.      Info: 514-769-9739/514-624-5037.

Barbados House
BIM NITE! Bajan food and drinks. Music by: Dj Leslie. On Saturday, April 8th, 6pm -1am.  Admission $30 per person. Le Manoir, 5319 Notre Dame de Grace, (Metro: Villa Maria, Bus #24, 17, 102).                   Info: Nigel 514-894-3856/Louise 514-345-8456/Gus 514-365-9672.

Rotary’s Jazz Night
Rotary Club of Montreal Westward presents ‘Jazz Night’ With the Sasha Djihanian and Arden Arapyan quartet. Saturday, April 8, 7pm. Montreal West Town Hall, 50 Westminster Ave. S., Montreal-West. Appetizers will be served with a cash bar. Ticket $40. Info: doug@westendpiano.com

WIBCA Spring Tea
WIBCA Spring Tea! Big Hats and ‘Unusual’ Teapot competition. Entertainment, raffle and door prizes. Sunday, April 23, 1– 4pm, Pierrefonds Cultural Centre, 13850 Gouin Blvd. West. Pierrefonds, H8Z 1X7. Admission $20. Info: 514-683-3925, 514-624-5037, 514-696-6131.

Montserrat Spring Breakfast
Invites you to their Spring Breakfast. Saturday, April 29, 9am – 1pm, Westmount Baptist Church,          411 Roslyn (Sherbrooke St. entrance).  Donation $15 adults, children (6-12) $7.50.                                           Info: 450-678-5595, 514-368-1006, 438-876-2386.

Antigua & Barbuda Brunch
Presents their annual Pre Mothers Day Brunch. Honouree: Mrs. Christie Maynard. Sunday, May 7, 2pm. Le Manoir, 5319 Notre Dame De Grace. (Metro Villa Maria, Bus #24, 17, 102). Donation Adults $20, Children to 12 years, $10. Door prizes. Live entertainment.                                                                               Info: 514-489-2864/514-233-3589/514-233-8067.