BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Barbados' culture takes center stage with
events this winter and spring.
The ninth annual Jazz Festival, scheduled for Jan. 14 to 20,
will feature performances at Sunbury Plantation House, Sherbourne
Conference Centre, Sir Garfield Sobers Sports Complex, Heritage
Park and Farley Hill National Park.
Individual performance tickets are priced between $20 and $50; a
season ticket plan is priced at $170. Dionne Warwick is headlining
Tickets can be purchased at www.barbadosjazzonline.com.
A handful of tour operators are offering trips to coincide with
the festival, including Gogo Worldwide Vacations and US Airways
Holders Season, March 5 to 30, returns after a one-year hiatus
with musical and theatrical productions.
Performances are held in the garden of Holders House, a 17th
century plantation house.
• "The Complete Works of Shakespeare," a play which presents 37
Shakespeare plays in 37 minutes.
• Two performances of "Madame Butterfly" by the London City
• "Loose Ends," a behind-the-scenes look at the theater world
with Ned Sherrin. Musical accompaniment will be by Peter
For details, contact the Holders House at (246) 432-6385 or
Also, The African-American Film Festival, May 23 to 27, will
showcase the achievements of African-American directors.
Events include a look at past and current film releases and a
spotlight on up-and-coming directors in the field.
Call the Barbados Tourism Authority at (800) 221-9831 or visit
www.barbados.org for more details.