Love Poetry and Song 2017

Barbadians and others will groove to the sounds of top local artistes on Saturday, February 18, at the annual Love Poetry and Song fundraising concert.

The flagship event of the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) will be held on the lawns of the Drill Hall Beach Range, St Ann’s Fort, Barbados Defence Force, Historic Garrison, St Michael, from 6 p.m.

Speaking at the official launch, Chief Information Officer of the BGIS, Sharon Lynch, said the concert, which is in its sixth year, would be held during Love Safely Week – which is the week of Valentine’s Day.

Director, National HIV/AIDS Commission Jacqueline Wiltshire Gay addresses the launch as Chairperson of the HIV Education Committee of the Barbados Government Information Service, Lisa Bayley; Chief Information Officer of the Barbados Government Information Service, Sharon Lynch and HIV Co-ordinator, Barbados Defence Force, Captain Jacqueline Morris listen attentively.

Ms Lynch explained that the concert was held to raise funds, food and personal care items for the HIV Food Bank. She added that through the entertainment provided at the event, patrons received messages on loving safely as well as ending stigma and discrimination.

“As usual, we have secured some of Barbados’ finest entertainers and we are pleased that along with a few of our regulars, there is a line-up of popular artistes from different genres who will make their first appearance at Love Poetry and Song,” she stated.

This year’s cast includes Mr Blood, Nikita, Biggie Irie, Joaquin, Ch’an, Allison Norville, Mosaic Steel Orchestra, Gigi Farier, Janine White, JSlo, Andre Hoyte, Torian, Lee Allan, Disa, Ki’ann Browne, Akeem Chandler, Jeesha, and a student from The Alleyne School, Yahandje Daniel.

Tickets for Love Poetry and Song 2017 are $25 for adults; $10 for children ages five to 16; while children four and under are free.


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