The Saddhu of Couva Short Film
In 2001, Derek Walcott commissioned award-winning filmmaker Yao Ramesar to produce a series of films that would allow students across the...
What’s your story? The beloved folk tale of ‘Ti Jean & His Brothers’ came to Queen’s Hall stage as part of the Walcott Festival in September 2019 - thanks to the support from our talented cast and crew, generous corporate donors and a hard-working committee. Check out the full schedule here.
The production followed the launch of: the art exhibition of oils, watercolours and storyboards by Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott; a Poetry Reading with Ishion Hutchinson and Kate Snodgrass; and panel discussion; as well as two fully-subscribed Writing Workshops.
The Walcott Festival would not have been such a success so far without the support of corporate sponsors, institutions, innovators and artists. Special thanks to First Citizens, the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago, the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts, the Australian High Commission, Kapok Hotel, Shell, Prestige Holdings, The Massy Foundation, Methanex, Ansa Mc AL, the Chilean Embassy, French Embassy and Chee Mooke Bakery as well as Hodder Education.
Photos courtesy Abigail Hadeed.
“The true poignancy of this fable is that the Devil actually longs to feel ordinary human emotions, like joy, or sorrow - or anger.”
Derek Walcott, 2011 on Ti Jean and His Brothers (The American Academy in Rome, Villa Aurelia - recoded by Karl Kirchwey)
Thank you so much to everyone for attending. Stay tuned for more details on upcoming events.