WOODLANDS – Sunday, February 22, 2015 saw a packed audience enjoying an evening of Spoken Word, comedy and music in aid of the Sir Howard Fergus Scholarship Fund.
Mrs Sujue Davis, wife of His Excellency the Governor Adrian Davis was the patron for the evening which featured the creative genius of Ann Marie Dewar and Chadd Cumberbatch.
For more than 40 minutes, the two traded words and songs taking the audience on a journey of life, love and memories of the volcano. Dewar and Cumberbatch told the tales and confusion of love between a Caribbean man and woman. In Tired, Chadd expressed the very relatable journey of a civil servant stuck in the cycle of never ending and unfulfilling work.
Ann Marie’s heart wrenching Post Cards delivered in Montserrat dialect encapsulated the feelings of nationals who stayed on island during the crisis and those abroad who wondered if they would ever be able to return.
An unexpected and heartwarming treat was the addition of Beth Breuer and Ms Dewar as two very old women sharing the joys of aging in their version of My Favourite Things.
Adding to the evening was the adult National Youth Choir backed up by Chris Van Bueren and Peter Filleul, who sang classic love songs including Killing Me Softly and From This Moment.
There were lots of raffle prizes to be won and dancing to cap off the evening.
Proceeds benefit students wishing to pursue studies in the creative arts. Both Dewar and Cumberbatch are past recipients of grants from the Sir Howard Fergus Scholarship Fund.