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6 pm: On Location Art Galleries present éclat II.
On Location Art Gallery, 45 De Verteuil Street,
Woodbrook. Until July 10. More info: 633-3404
or 622-3403 or e-mail
6 pm: T&T Jazz Week presents Fluted: A
Musical Cocktail Fundraiser. Art Society, corner
Jamaica Boulevard and St Vincent Avenue,
Federation Park, Port-of-Spain. More info: 625-
7123 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moulded Memories by Joshua Lue Chee Kong.
Medulla Art Gallery, Fitt Street, Woodbrook,
Port-of-Spain. Until July 10. More info: 740-7597.
Art Society presents More of Mary by Mary
Mahon. Art Society, St Vincent Avenue and
Jamaican Boulevard, Federation Park, Port-of-
Spain. More info:753-9197.
6 pm: Little Carib Theatre presents
Generations: a Paul Dennis solo concert. Little
Carib Theatre, cor White and Roberts streets,
Woodbrook. More info: 622-4644.
Coalition for the Inclusion of Sexual
Orientation (Caiso) and Alice Yard present a
Meet and Greet with Ajumu, Caiso's first artist-
in-residence. Alice Yard, 80 Roberts Street,
Woodbrook, Port-of-Spain. More info: e-mail
Eastern Performing Arts Fraternity presents
Divas Live. Little Carib Theatre, cor White and
Roberts streets, Woodbrook. Until July 6. More
5 pm: Tablespoon Coffee and Dessert House
presents Open Mic Fridays. Tablespoon Coffee
and Dessert House, 79 Eastern Main Road,
Curepe. More info:
7.30 pm: The Princeton Girlchoir, the Lydians
and the Bishop Anstey High School Choir
present a free concert. Mt St Benedict,
Tunapuna. More info:
11 am: Racked- The Fashion Market. The
Verandah, Rust Street, Port-of-Spain. More info:
771-1583 or e-mail email@example.com. (SEE
STORY ON THIS PAGE)
9 pm: Mystic Elements presents Jamelody, Jah
Defender, Kushite and Jesarai. Stumblin on the
Avenue, Ariapita Avenue, Port-of-Spain. More
info: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
9 am: Tessa Alexander hosts Draw It! Art
workshop for ages 14 and up. Blue Range, Diego
Martin. From July 7 to 11. More info: 745-6816 or
7.30 pm: Bishop Anstey Junior School presents
It Starts With... 'I Love.' Napa, Port-of-Spain.
More info: 624-1177.
6 pm: Art Society presents Warrior-Poet: an
Exhibition by Paula Obé and Shivana A Singh.
Art Society, corner Jamaica Boulevard and St
Vincent Avenue, Federation Park, Port-of-Spain.
8 pm: UTT Chorale Rapturous Voices presents
Music of the Night. Sapa, San Fernando. More
8 pm: Iheart T&T presents Vox Populi. Napa,
Port-of-Spain. More info:
In his Unbelievable Stories from the
Caribbean, Andy Campbell creates his own
West Indian version of Ernest Heming-
way s novella The Old Man and the Sea
with a highly charged adventure of a rogue
called Cappy who lives on a fictitious
The story, entitled Where Monsters Roam,
takes readers out to sea for a fishing com-
petition where everyone is vying to catch
the prize fish: a magnificent blue marlin.
In another life, Cappy, described as "...
a likeable old salt with a huge smile and a
heavily-lined, weather-beaten face easy to
pick out in a crowd," would probably have
been a Johnny Depp-like pirate. Cappy is
an edgy character, determined and
unscrupulous when necessary. He is both
admired and feared. His action-packed
adventure of tracking a giant marlin on the
high seas is filled with humour and tension.
By the time readers finish the second
story, Bush Medicine, it is clear Campbell's
trademark voice has continued into this, his
fifth book. Campbell's stories feature fast-
paced plots; excitement; environmental
themes; detailed description; well-rounded,
compelling characters; hair-raising conflicts;
ironic twists; and surprise endings that
reflect a wry sense of humour.
Bush Medicine tells the story of a Swedish
couple on vacation in Trinidad. A simple
beach vendor saves the day when the old
man in the story suffers a heart attack.
Campbell works an environmental theme
into this story about the benefits of the
vendor's mysterious bush medicine.
Slither combines humour and tension in
a story about Jane, an 18-year-old artist
and sculptor. Campbell describes Jane as
"hugely impractical." Jane has a large pet
anaconda that she worries about because
he has given up eating. When Jane consults
a veterinarian and learns what the snake is
likely up to, she is horrified.
The last story, Life in Paradise, begs the
question: what would you do if you could
change places with a rich person? It's a
modern, Trini take on Mark Twain's classic
novel The Prince and the Pauper. Orville
Jacobs, a simple fisherman in Tobago, has
everything he wants---until a wealthy New
Yorker lands on his doorstep and offers to
make him rich and give him a new lifestyle.
Again, Campbell works in an environ-
mental theme as Jacobs considers whether
to sell his beachfront property for the for-
eigner to build high-rise apartments.
Campbell's stories are all light, entertaining
reads, but they are also exemplary stories
for developing reading and writing skills in
children---especially boys. Elementary and
even lower secondary school students can
learn much about the structure of a short
story, pacing, diction, voice, tone and
mood. Campbell's stories are excellent mod-
els for creative writing and descriptive writ-
ing. Each story sparks interesting discussion
Together, Campbell's gripping stories
make readers of all ages appreciate the T&T
environment. The full-colour illustrations
add immensely to the experience of an Andy
Campbell story, all of which present T&T
as an exciting experience.
Andy Campbell has also written Stories
from the Cockpit, Three Scary Stories from
the Caribbean, Grommit the Vulture and
Three Adventure Stories from the Caribbean.
Campbell launched Unbelievable
Stories from the Caribbean on June 26 at
Fanatic Kitchen, corner of Dere Street and
Melville Lane, Port-of-Spain. The book is
now in bookstores.
On July 6, look for Racked: the Fashion
Market. Billed as an inclusive shopping
experience, Racked will showcase the
works of new and established local design-
ers including Meiling s Team M, Adrian
Foster, Kaj Designs, Koko Karibi, Lisa Faye,
Micha Gomes, Jo Vew, A-lan Swimwear
and Wadada Movement, among others.
The market was put together by Emma
Hiscock, craft programme co-ordinator for
Matura's Nature Seekers; Ain Earle, Nature
Seekers' marketing co-ordinator; and
Stephanie Rydle, founder of Creative 25.
"We're all incredibly passionate about
products 100 per cent designed and made
in T&T and wanted to provide a platform
for local designers to market themselves
and their product," said Hiscock via e-mail.
She added, "There is so much talent in
the growing [T&T] fashion industry, but it
is often difficult for designers, retailers and
customers to connect in a profitable and
exciting way. There are very successful craft
and food markets but nothing that is pure
fashion. We wanted that to change!"
The market will feature jewellery, clothes,
bags and accessories starting from $80. All
designers will be present and customers will
have the opportunity to book appointments
for made-to-measure garments.
Vendors will be accepting cash and
The event takes place at the Verandah,
Rust Street, Port-of-Spain, from 11 am. (IA)
Campbell's Unbelievable Stories
...exciting and fast-paced
Local fashions in Racked market
Fashion by Lisa Faye, one of several designers at the Racked: The Fashion Market event,
which takes place on July 6 from 11 am at The Verandah, Rust Street, Port-of-Spain.
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