Carifringe: Get Sucked In
Touting the slogan – get sucked in – Carifringe is set to launch a cultural surge through Nassau from October 1 – 11. The ten-day festival gives locals and tourists the opportunity to sample a smorgasbord of cultural events from theatre and dance performances to concerts, art exhibitions and literary events, all under the cover of the Carfringe umbrella.
While Carifringe was inspired and loosely modeled on the concept of the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA). The idea was to unify the local cultural community under one umbrella allowing for the sharing of resources, creation of long-term mutually beneficial relationships within the community and offering the public the most comprehensive and rewarding experience.
Strategically timed for the traditionally slow tourism period carifringe hopes to provide a boost to the economy when it is most needed, as economic opportunities for local business and individuals will also see benefits from the festivals such as restaurants, vendors and hotels, located near and around the festival venues.
CariFringe festival affiliates include: MuMo: Music Momentum Summit, Shakespeare In Paradise (SiP), The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, Popopstudios Center for the Visual Arts, town magazine, FAM Fest, Doongalik Studios Art Gallery, Islands Of the World Fashion Week, Brown Entertainment Group, Bahamian Theater Dance Company, The D’Aguilar Art Foundation, The Caribbean Review of Books, Bahamas Writers Summer Institute (BWSI), Caribbean Traveling Film Showcase, The Central Bank of the Bahamas Art Gallery, Bahamas National Youth Council and New Providence Art and Antiques.
For event information visit carifringe.org or come down to # 12 West Street, 12-7pm, Monday – Friday and get sucked in!
* For more information please contact Jon Murray at 242.676.6854 or 242.431.8964arts