Fans are in for a treat as the Annual Talk Tent opens its doors at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s, from Thursday, February 27 to Saturday 29—three days of top quality humour, storytelling, Spoken Word, social commentary and thought-provoking entertainment.
First produced by Paul Keens-Douglas in 1983, and put on annually since then, the Talk Tent has become a popular post-Carnival event, attracting a wide cross-section of local talk enthusiasts and visitors seeking something different and relevant.
With its motto ‘Where Talk is Art’ it focuses on the dynamics of performance and presentation as they relate to the varied forms of the oral traditions.
Hosted by singing emcee David Bereaux, Talk Tent features a cast of talented performers, some of whom only perform at the tent and have built up quite a following over the years.
These include Miguel Browne, Farida Chapman, Felix ‘The Pierrot Grenade’ Edinborough, Avion Crooks and Short Pants (Llewellyn Mac Intosh). Patrons can look forward to the presentation of material that is not only entertaining but educational.
Each year, the Tent features well-known and up-and-coming artistes as special guests. This year’s audience will once more enjoy the lyrics of popular spoken-word poet,
, who is the current First Citizens National Poetry Slam Champion.
An unsponsored show, the Talk Tent depends on the support of its fans, supporters and those who recognise the importance of its role in preserving this genre of Caribbean culture.
Books, CDs and DVDs of the various artistes will also be available at special show prices.
Tickets for all shows are priced at $250 and are available at Cleve’s, Crosby’s, RIK Trincity/Gulf City and at Queen’s Hall Box Office.
For more information call 632-1647 or
624-1284 and follow Talk Tent on Facebook @pkeensdouglas (@Talk Tent 2020).