St. Augustine Students at St. Patrick's Festival on Montserrat - 2012 (Nerissa Golden Photo)

Dr Clarice Barnes Presents Volcano at 20 for St. Patrick's Festival Annual Lecture

LITTLE BAY – Professor Clarice Barnes will be the featured speaker at this year’s St. Patrick’s Lecture scheduled for Thursday March 12, 2015 in the Conference Room at the Cultural Centre in Little Bay.

Dr. Barnes will speak on the topic“Volcano at 20 – Discerning Shifting Rhythms and Beat.”

She is expected to highlight local cultural influences, including music and dance traditions such as the Masquerade, in explaining how Montserratians view trauma, coping and resilience in the twenty years of volcanic eruption experiences.   Professor Barnes will tune your attention to the ancestral memories that influenced those behaviours and link us to the enslaved African uprising of March 17th 1768.

The public is invited to this free event to hear explanations of how national values and world views important for identity, healing and, development are to be found in our folk religion and dance traditions. Everyone is encouraged to join the conversation about the implications for Post 20 Development.

Lecture starts at 7.30 pm in the Conference Room at the Cultural Centre in Little Bay.