With just one month remaining before the start of the 2011 pre Culturama activities in Nevis, representatives from the 2011 Culturama committee have revealed the winning slogan and this years festival patron.
In an interview with Culturama 2011 chairman Halstead Byron and manager of the Festivals Secretariat Antonio Liburd, it was revealed that Mas, Music, Fun for 2K11! Truly a Cultural Expression! will be the slogan used to vigorously market the annual festival. The slogan, which was selected from among 51 entries, was submitted by Shadeo Browne: a resident of Zion Village. According to Liburd, Browne will receive a plaque and two complimentary tickets to all activities for this years festival.
Meantime, Hamilton Village resident Eulalie Francis has put a spin on the annual summer festival. Francis, known in the Nevisian community for her sumptuous local dishes, is the 2011 Culturama patron. Described by Byron as an avid supporter of Culturama, Francis is the festivals first patron to be recognised for contribution to the culinary arts.
We are very happy that we are able to recognise somebody of this stature, somebody who has contributed so much to the culinary arts: the local food and the promotion of local food and drink and we certainly wish her well as she performs her role as patron for Culturama 2011, he said, adding that her selection was a very fitting choice.
As patron, Francis will serve as Grand Marshall in the annual Cultural Street Parade and will be present at all Culturama-related activities.