The UN Heritage site of the Barbados Museum & Historical Society will come alive with the sounds of live steel pan music and much more on Saturday, April 27 as the CariGES for Women Garden Party & Bazaar takes place there, beginning at 4 p.m.
Patrons will be treated to a variety of exotic food and beverages, fashion show, silent auction and a lovely original Bajan arts & crafts on display for purchase. Live performances from Rosemarie Layne of La Bella Rosa School of Dance Arts, renowned spoken word maestro Adrian Green, and a steel pan ensemble will set the tone for this afternoon of superlative and unusual entertainment.
Beautiful clothing, original jewellery, fine art and handicraft from Catherine Rocheford, Roz Worme, Pauline Bellamy, Venesa Onija and John Walcott will be available for purchase. Also, on sale will be confectionery from Patricia McClean and Miriam, furniture and lamps from Kurtis Greenidge and George Ren√e.
Box offices for this event are: The Specialist Centre, Black Rock, St. Michael; Destinations Unlimited, Peronne Village, Christ Church; Imaging & Ultrasound, Belleville, St. Michael.
This is a major event for CariGES for Women, a registered charity with the stated aim of educating, uplifting and empowering women and through them, the entire society, with the theme — “The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world”.
CFW mid-term plans include a resource centre for women, where they can upgrade their skills and education, obtain counselling and information on pertinent issues and have access to improved health care services.
For the last two years, CariGES for Women has been hosting the Mars & Venus in Harmony public fora, discussing burning issues such as spousal abuse, endometriosis, gender equality under the law and drug abuse among the youth. The group has an active Facebook group where the public can obtain more information.