With Guyana’s 49th Republic Day anniversary approaching, the Education Ministry on Friday launched its Mash band which will take to the streets of Georgetown on February 23 in a bid to capture the top prize.The launch was held at the Ministry’s Brickdam office in the presence of Education Minister Nicolette Henry; Director of the National Centre for Educational Research Development, Jennifer Cumberbatch; Head of the Unit of Allied Arts, Lorraine Barker-King and other education officials.The Education Minister explained that they have incorporated the concept of STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics – in their band and moreover, the classroom environment.“This is part of a larger drive by the Ministry, particularly in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and the Arts more recently this definitelyEducation Minister Nicolette Henry flanked by revellers as the Mash band was unveileddepicts the arts,” said Henry.According to the designer Neilson Nurse who represents Nandre’s Kreations, some 50 revellers will be participating in the respective categories.He said the sparkling gold and black costumes showcases the country’s oil sector, robotics and the use of technology in education.“The whole idea is trying to bring out robotics and the importance of education technology. Black is one of the colours you use when referring to technology and because we’re rediscovering El Dorado, we decided to go with a bit of gold.”Meanwhile, Lorraine Barker-King of the Unit of Allied Arts emphasised on the importance of arts in the education sector, in bringing balance in learning.“The Ministry of Education is a strong advocate of the arts, as well as a trailblazer and this is evident in having a unit which promotes the expressive arts and physical education,” said Barker-King.This year, 39 activities were scheduled to mark the Republic anniversary celebrations, held under the theme “Celebrate Mash 2019; With Victory in Mind – Rediscovering El Dorado”.Meanwhile, a chutney dance competition is expected to excite patrons over in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) at the National Track and Field Centre also on February 9.The Rosignol Stelling Road in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) will be the venue for this year’s semi-final of the Chutney Song Competition on February 10.Other exciting events are expected to take place within the month of February, including the Children’s Costume and Float Parade at the National Park and the Carib Soca Monarch final at D’Urban Park; both on February 16.This year the Masquerade Jamboree will be held at the Stabroek Square on February 21.The flag-raising ceremony will be hosted on February 22 to usher in the Costume and Float Parade on February 23.The Mashramani festivities do not end on February 23 this year, as a Champions in Concert is slated for March 9, in Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni).
WE all know how good Kinnegar Craft Beers are – now the rest of the country can try a tipple at the Irish Craft Beer Festival in Dublin today.The festival at the RDS is in its fifth year – and runs until Saturday.And Rathmullan-based Kinnegar is among the 50 beer-makers invited to show off. The craft beer and cider industry in Ireland has witnessed explosive growth over the past 12 months – reflecting this aptly, this festival has witnessed 400% growth in both brewers and attendees since its conception in 2011.Having attracted over 12,000 visitors last year, the organisers are once again predicting a record turn-out of punters to reflect the record number of breweries and cider makers signed up to date.This year’s line-up consists of over 50 breweries and cider makers – totalling an astounding number of over 200 Irish produced beverages on offer to attendees.In comparison to last year’s 40 producers, this year has seen an increase of over 25% in the number of breweries attending, a reflection of the massive growth of this local Irish market sector. Also launching at the festival will be the Irish Craft Beer Economic Impact Report by leading Economist Bernard Feeney.This year’s festival promises to bring visitors an experience that is unrivalled throughout the country.It is the pinnacle of the year within the Irish craft beer and cider industries.For three days, each supplier sets up its own space within the venue and chats with consumers, enjoying discussions about the intricacies of each unique combination of flavours making every individual product stand out from the next.DONEGAL CRAFT BREWERY SET TO SHOW OFF BEERS AT FESTIVAL was last modified: August 27th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:beerbreweryfestivalKinnegarRDS