Barbados 50th Anniversary Celebrations

November 03, 2016 at 2:54 PM

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There will be an exhibition entitled: The Road to Destiny: Barbados at Fifty – Pursuing the Road to Independence, at the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, The Garrison, from November 2016 to January 2017.

A theatrical production entitled: Mirror, Mirror, Show Me a Hero, will be held at the Frank Collymore Hall, from November 17 to 26. Mr. Stuart explained that the production would be dedicated to the late Dame Nita Barrow, who, if she were alive, would have been 100 years on November 15.

The Barbados Food & Rum Festival, one of Barbados’ premiere annual events, will run from November 17 to 20. On November 19, the 2016 Parish Independence Programme will climax with the Spirit of the Nation Show at Kensington Oval.

On November 20, the 50th Anniversary of Independence NIFCA Gala would be held at Kensington Oval.

There will be an elegant cocktail reception entitled: Nostalgia! An Evening of Barbadian Elegance, on Tuesday, November 22. the Prime Minister’s Dinner and Ball would be held on November 25, at Ilaro Court. On November 27, the 50th Anniversary Service of Thanksgiving will be held at Kensington Oval, beginning at 4:00 p.m. A Human Chain Link involving school children will be held on November 28. there would be a short impactful televised public ceremony to reveal the 50th Anniversary of Independence National Monument, at The Garrison Savannah, on November 29, from 10:30 p.m.

An enhanced military parade will follow on November 30, at 8:00 a.m., and a cultural spectacular and concert in the evening, beginning at 8:00. International superstar Rihanna, supported by a choir of children from various schools across Barbados, will sing the National Anthem at the event.