Sunday 25 October, 2020

Arts and industry come together for First Wednedays

The art of Donne on display at First Wednesdays event at Limegrove Lifestyle Center

The art of Donne on display at First Wednesdays event at Limegrove Lifestyle Center

The West Coast came alive as Barbados' creatives took centre stage at the second edition of First Wednesdays'

The event held at Platinum Coast Cigar Lounge was hosted by Barbados Connect, a concierge service whose goal is to connect Barbados with the rest of the world.

The latest event held on October 7 was in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with a portion of the proceeds going towards the Breast Screening Programme of the Barbados Cancer Society.


Speaking to the lead organizer of the event, Jeremy Davis (pictured above on the left), he says that the event is focused on working with artisans, vendors, artists, and creatives across the island to offer unique experiences that benefit not only visitors but all of Barbados.


"Right now we have a beautiful display of what happens when creatives get together but also the corporate world gets involved, so we have a lot of sponsors who came together to lend their support in helping us to meet and mingle and gather here tonight.


You have a little bit of fashion, a little bit of art and a little bit of music but at the core, we are just celebrating life and just being together," Davis said. 


Davis expressed that events like First Wednesdays' reflected the importance of believing in community, and how it takes a lot of people to make things happen. 

This month's event showcased the talents of singer and musician Sonny Meraki, fine artist Donne, fashion designer Kalizzette, as well as music all night from the eclectic Dj D Luxe

With speciality cocktails by bartender Shane McClean, as well as vendors showcasing clothing and varied products, guests took in a wide variety of fare and entertainment on the evening.  

First Wednesdays Honoring Breast Cancer Awareness

Davis says they are planning on doing events such as this one every month but was tightlipped on what plans they had in store. 


"We're gonna do this monthly and we want to continue to involve corporate and creative Barbados. What Barbados Connect really is, is an opportunity to showcase the best of Barbados to the world. We have a lot of exciting things planned." Davis said. 


The well-received event bodes well for the future of not just Barbados Connect's ambitions but for the livelihood of many looking to chart their way forward during a time of uncertainty.

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