BIM-Rock Variations

Friday, May 18, 2012

The Inaugural Bim Literary Festival joins with the inaugural Barbados Summer Arts Festival to present evening of poetry & prose, at the Hastings Esplanade.

This location, fanned by balmy Caribbean breezes, is a popular venue for the Royal Barbados Police Force band concerts, and lends well to the enjoyment of the arts. This event is the precursor to a week-end celebration of several art forms, May 25th – 27th, the first Barbados Summer Arts Festival.


Friday, May 25, 2012

Time 7:00 p.m.

The Barbados Summer Arts Festival’s opening musical event features the infectious Tuk rhythm, integrated into a twelve-piece band, to give a scintillating performance, across a variety of musical genres that will thrill and excite. The true beat of Barbados explored!

The Hastings Arts Mart

Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday, Saturday & Sunday – May 25th – 27th – 10:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M.

This is the BSAF’s 2012 umbrella event – a three-day display of the artistic talents and products of our people. There will be hand-crafted products, visual arts & photography, fashion, dance, culinary arts, martial arts, and aerobic displays and table-top games.

The Art Of Healthy Living

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Time: Saturday 3:00 – 5:00 P.M.

Arts In Motion is an advocate of a healthy life style and during the Arts Mart there will be several activities that promote healthy living. Beachercise, including, martial arts and aerobic sessions, and the sale of healthy foods, will be part of the Barbados Summer Arts Festival.

The Food Fair

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Time: 10:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M.

As part of the Hastings Arts Mart we will be embracing culinary offerings not only of Barbadians but of the Caribbean. There will be special emphasis on the promotion of homemade items: preserves, seasonings, beverages and wines.

Proper Pudding & Souse

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Time: 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Pudding and souse lovers all think that their supplier makes the best platter. We’ll have one of the best suppliers of this Bajan delight, Souse2go, at the Arts Mart,  Saturday May 26th but come early!

For the 2013 festival, we’ll try to find out who can challenge their  pudding & souse platter. Stay tuned!


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Re-scheduled for the Dining Club at Newton.

Chef Peter Edey’s popular television programme has been re-scheduled to be recorded at the Dining Club, in Newton. Teams of young chefs will vie for honours in front of a television audience, bringing to reality one of the goals of Arts in Motion – giving talented people an opportunity to showcase their skills to as wide an audience as possible. We hope to incorporate this in our outdoor activities next year.

The ‘Tuk-Muh-Nuh’ Congaline

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Time: Saturday May 26th 5:00 P.M

To add some additional spice to an already spicy event, there will be a special Tuk band congaline. We have invited an exciting wind-instrument ensemble to join the regular Tuk band to add some musical interest. A line of beautiful young ladies in creatively designed outfits will follow, enticed by a compelling rhythm pattern.

Beat It

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Time: 6:00 P.M.

Music is central to every festival and we keep it flowing on this Saturday evening with a concert by the St Lucy Secondary School’s steel band orchestra.

Caribbean Mirror & Picture Barbados

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Photography on-line exhibition & competition

Arts in Motion wishes to see the new enthusiasm for photography, created by digital era, harnessed in two ways – the use of photography to raise public awareness about some of the issues facing our societies and the flourishing of the medium as an art form.

The Caribbean Mirror on-line photographic exhibition and competition, is open to all, with entries to be submitted by May 31st. It places an emphasis on developmental issues relating to the natural & built environment, people and health. There will also be an unrestricted category that explores the possibilities of the art form.

Picture Barbados is a photographic treasure hunt where clues are given via the media, during the month of May. Participants are asked to produce pictures according to their interpretation of the clues, and knowledge of the island. There will be a display of the winning entries at a date and venue to be announced.

Posing on the promenade

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Time: 10:00 A.M.

As popular as the Christmas morning event in Queen’s Park is, relatively few Barbadians get to see the spectacle first hand. We are inviting those who go to Queens Park to join us at the Hastings esplanade area to strut their stuff on the morning of Sunday May 27th.

The Art of Speaking Well

Sunday, May 27, 2012


The Barbados Summer Arts festival has as its mission the development of our various art forms and the creation of new opportunities.

For those who like dramatic performance as well as those who may be considering a career in broadcasting, this one’s for you.

Competitors will be given a passage to read to the audience as if you were a news anchor. Points will be awarded based on your presentation. Who knows… a leading radio station may just be waiting for you!

Tastes Like Home

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Time: 10:00 A.M

A Caribbean element will be introduced into the food fair, with the ‘Tastes Like Home’ cook-off. Regional teams will be invited to prepare a dish of ‘salt fish and bakes’, a tradition in most Caribbean countries but prepared in the unique style of each territory. They will also offer their country’s traditional dishes for your enjoyment.

The Art of the Makeover

Sunday, May 27, 2012


Barbados boasts a growing number of excellent make-up artistes. We will test the skills of the young brigade as they execute their craft and create works of art on willing participants.

The Fashion Fair

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Time: Sunday May 27th 5:00 P.M.

Our young fashion designers have been gradually making their mark on the local and regional scene. This is another opportunity for these artisans to display their designs in the Hastings Catwalk Caper.


Sunday, May 27, 2012

Time: 6:30 P. M.

We end the Festival as we started – with a musical performance, by Gravity, featuring John King and Sherry Boyce, in the bandstand of the Hastings esplanade

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