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Culture

Foster Lodge, St. George

19 Feb, 2020

1:45 pm - 5:00 pm

The Barbados National Trust invites you to their open house at Forster Lodge, St. George. 

The Open House Season is half way completed and has been very successful thanks to your support! On Wednesday 19th 2020, the Open House Season continues at Forster Lodge, St. George. 

Sir Henry Fraser will present the ‘Lively Lecture’ at 3:30 PM, Food & Beverage will be on sale as well as Flowers and hand made Arts and Crafts from some of Barbados’ most talented Artisans.

See you at the Great Train Hike on Sunday 16th February and the Open House at Forster Lodge Wednesday 19th February 2020!

 

The Barbados National Trust is a charitable, non-profit organization founded in 1961. Their mission is to preserve and protect the physical aspects of Barbados’ culture. Among the architectural and archaeological sites maintained are many places of interest which remain favorites of Barbadian locals and visitors alike. These sites prove in some way to be ecologically essential, culturally significant or are simply the “fields and hills” mentioned in Barbados’ national anthem which beautify the natural environment. 

 

 

Barbados Museum & Historical Society, Dalkeith Road, Bridgetown, Barbados

20 Feb, 2020

The Barbados Museum & Hostorical Society invites you to History Group on Thursday February 20th 2020 with Dr. Sylvan Spooner on the topic More Than a Myth: Manjak Mining in Barbados which traces the origins and movement of Barbados Manjak and the rise and fall of this industry.

Come out and join the group at 6:00PM

For further information or to RSVP, contact the Museum at 538-0201 or info@barbmuse.org.bb, historycurator@barbmuse.org.bb or educate@barbmuse.org.bb.

 

Heywoods Beach, St. Peter, Barbados

23 Feb, 2020

Free

Organised by the Barbados National Trust, Hike Barbados takes you through cane fields, gullies, tropical forests and coastal communities to explore the unique geological and social structure of Barbados.

Along the way you will meet new friends, enjoy healthy exercise and observe the delicate balance of the unique heritage and environment of Barbados.

To get to the starting point of the hike:
Car park to the north of Almond Beach Village Hotel.

Hike Times : 6:00am and 3:30pm

Barbados National Trust Hikes

The hikes are FREE but donations are welcome towards the work of the Barbados National Trust (preserving our built and natural environment).

Times 
All morning hikes start at 6:00 a.m.
Afternoon hikes (Stop ‘n’ Stare only) start at 3:30 p.m.
The Moonlight Walks start at 5:30 p.m., you are advised to bring a torch to these walks.

There is a morning hike and, in addition, either an afternoon hike or a moonlight walk on every hike date EXCEPT the date of the Great Train Hike.

Place
All hikes start and finish at the meeting place.
There is a printed booklet with a calendar of the year’s hikes available from the National Trust at Wildey House, Wildey, St. Michael

Dress
Loose clothing, comfortable hiking boots/sports shoes, sunscreen, hat. Bring your camera and a bottle of water. Refreshments are on sale after the Hikes.

Walk Descriptions
In the morning, there are four hikes of different pace.
All hikes last approximately 3 hours., but…..
The Stop ‘n’ Stare group walks for 5-6 miles,
The Medium group 8-10 miles,
The Fast Medium group 10 to 12 miles, and
The Fast group 12-14 miles.

Advice for first time walkers
The sun is hot!  You will get tired more quickly than you think.
The best thing to do is to go on the Stop ‘n Stare on your first hike.
If you’re comfortable with that, work your way up.

Retreat, Barbados

23 Feb, 2020

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Each year, with the kind permissions of the owners, the Barbados Horticultural Society organizes tours which allow members of the public to visit some of the best kept gardens in Barbados.

Today, patrons will view the gardens of:

Ms. Noreen Bailey
Retreat,
St. George

Call 428-5889 for further information.

Admission:
Members Bds $10.00
Non-Members Bds $15.00
Children under 12 y.o. Free

Light refreshments and Tea will be on sale.

NOTE: Some gardens will have vendors selling plants and craft items but NOT all as this depends on whether the garden owner has given their permission for this or not.

Barbados Horticultural Society Open Gardens

The Barbados Horticultural Society (BHS) is a very vibrant and professional group of women and men dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in plant cultivation and flower arrangement.

Every year they make a trek to the huge international Chelsea Flower Show in the UK and every year they return with one or more medals, gold more often than not.

Our Lady of Sorrows RC Church, Ashton Hall, St. Peter.

23 Feb, 2020

9:00 am - 10:15 am

This is a personal invitation to you and your family to attend a special Mass to revive the spiritual community in the Ashton Hall and  Mile & A Quarter, St. Peter areas in particular; and to all those who would have had any association with the St. Joseph Hospital and Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church.   This will also be the beginning of Our Lady of Sorrows celebration of 55 years in ministering to this community and a reminder of our contribution to the development of the parish of St. Peter in general. Come join us as We Gather and celebrate.

Middle Earth, St. Joseph

26 Feb, 2020

1:45 pm - 5:00 pm

The Barbados National Trust  invites you to their open house at Middle Earth, St. Joseph, on Wednesday, February 26th, 2020.

The Barbados National Trust is a charitable, non-profit organization founded in 1961.Their mission is to preserve and protect the physical aspects of Barbados’ culture. Among the architectural and archaeological sites maintained are many places of interest which remain favorites of Barbadian locals and visitors alike. These sites prove in some way to be ecologically essential, culturally significant, or are simply the “fields and hills” mentioned in Barbados’ national anthem which beautify the natural environment. 

28 - 29 Feb

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Queens Park, Bridgetown Barbados

28 Feb, 2020 To 29 Feb, 2020

Agrofest is a unique agricultural exhibition that caters to the entire family.

This is Barbados Agricultural Society‘s annual Exhibition. Farmers, craft persons and processors of agricultural products are among the many exhibitors each year. Last year there were approximately 60,000 visitors over the three day show and over 250 exhibits running daily.

This year’s theme is:
We Gather We Fruits

Agrofest features include:
The best in agricultural products
Renewable Energy displays
Educational exhibits
Cooking demonstrations
Art and Craft displays
Exciting Entertainment
and much more

Enlarged Children’s Fun Zone at Weymouth B. New rides, activities and exhibits
Enlarged Bird Show and Exotic Fish expo – Steel Shed

Opening times: Fri and Sat 10:00 am to 9:00 pm; Sun 8:00 am to 9:00 pm

Tickets:
Children (u-12) Bds $4.00 – $6.00 at the door
Adults (each day) $13.00 – $18.00 at the door
Season $35.00 – $40.00 at the door

Box Offices:
Barbados Agricultural Society; Cave Shepherd, Broad Street; Ticket Centre, Massy Store, Warrens; CS Pharmacy, Broad Street; Water World Pet Store, Jordans Complex, Speightstown; Clear Vision Optical, Sky Mall; Roberts Manufacturing, Feed Store; RoundHay Pharmacy, 3 Accord Plaza, Warrens

For more information, email agrofest@basonevoice.org , call 436-6683/4 or fax 435-0651

01 - 31 Mar

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Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Bridgetown, Barbados

01 Mar, 2020 To 31 Mar, 2020

8:00 pm - 12:00 am

Laff-It-Off Productions Inc presents  Laff-It-Off 2020: Ah Got De Vision

The 35th year anniversary show.

Showtime 8:00 PM

Admission: Regular seating BDS $25, Preferred seating BDS $35.

Box offices:

  • CS Pharmacy, Lower Broad Street.
  • Starcom Network, River Road.
  • Nation Publishing, Fontabelle.
  • A&B Music, Sheraton
  • Mpowered, Sky Mall
  • iMart: Sheraton, Lanterns, Welches
  • Ticket Center, Warrens
  • Pawnbrokers International, Black Rock
  • Sol, Six Roads
  • Jordans: Fitts Village, Speightstown (lotto booth)
  • NuLook Company
  • Online at www.ticketnation.bb

Hackleton Cliff Top, St. John

01 Mar, 2020

Hike Barbados takes you through cane fields, gullies, tropical forests and coastal communities to explore the unique geological and social structure of Barbados.

Along the way you will meet new friends, enjoy healthy exercise and observe the delicate balance of the unique heritage and environment of Barbados.

To get to the starting point of the hike:
North of Villa Nova to Malvern and follow signpost to Hackleton’s Cliff.

Hike Times: 6:00am and 3:30pm

Barbados National Trust Hikes

The hikes are FREE but donations are welcome towards the work of the Barbados National Trust (preserving our built and natural environment).

Times
All morning hikes start at 6:00 a.m.
Afternoon hikes (Stop ‘n’ Stare only) start at 3:30 p.m.
The Moonlight Walks start at 5:30 p.m., you are advised to bring a torch to these walks.

There is a morning hike and, in addition, either an afternoon hike or a moonlight walk on every hike date EXCEPT the date of the Great Train Hike.

Place
All hikes start and finish at the meeting place.
There is a printed booklet with a calendar of the year’s hikes available from the National Trust at Wildey House, Wildey, St. Michael

Dress
Loose clothing, comfortable hiking boots/sports shoes, sunscreen, hat. Bring your camera and a bottle of water. Refreshments are on sale after the Hikes.

Walk Descriptions
In the morning, there are four hikes of different pace.
All hikes last approximately 3 hours., but…..
The Stop ‘n’ Stare group walks for 5-6 miles,
The Medium group 8-10 miles,
The Fast Medium group 10 to 12 miles, and
The Fast group 12-14 miles.

Advice for first time walkers
The sun is hot!  You will get tired more quickly than you think.
The best thing to do is to go on the Stop ‘n Stare on your first hike.
If you’re comfortable with that, work your way up.

01 - 31 Mar

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Speightstown, Barbados

01 Mar, 2020 To 31 Mar, 2020

This is a Walking Tour of Barbados’ second largest town – Historic Speightstown.

Step into the past as you walk alongside historic churches, 17th century sugar warehouses and once grand homes of wealthy merchants. Come up close to well preserved Barbadian chattel houses and unique architecture.

Weekday tours start at 10:30 am on Mondays and Fridays, and usually last 1½ hours.

Sunset tours are available on Saturdays and start at 4:00 pm.

Price: Bds $30

Round trip from your hotel/villa available.

For bookings and more information, call 236-0693, or visit https://www.facebook.com/HSEBarbados/

01 - 31 Mar

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Pelican Village, Harbour Rd., Bridgetown, St. Michael

01 Mar, 2020 To 31 Mar, 2020

4:00 pm - 12:00 am

The Barbados Tourism Marketing, Inc. (BTMI) is taking Fridays to another level with Festive Fridays.

Come down to the Bridgetown Night Market at Pelican Craft Centre every Friday for this ultimate weekend starter.

Bring out your family and friends and immerse yourself in this fun filled Bajan lime featuring tasty food, cocktails, live entertainment and shopping.

Attractions include:
Breadfruit Bowls
Food & Drink Specials
Cocktail Sampling
Succulent Jerk Pork and other Culinary Treats
Live Entertainment

There will also be a Riddim Route Street Parade at Trevor’s Way from 7pm to 10pm.

Admission: FREE!

01 - 31 Mar

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Coco Hill Forest, Mt. Wilton, BarbadosCoco Hill Forest, Richmond Road, St. Joseph

01 Mar, 2020 To 31 Mar, 2020

9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Coco Hill Forest is located on Richmond Road, St. Joseph. This 53-acre rainforest overlooking the East Coast of Barbados consists of Bamboo groves, hundreds of Royal Palms and tree ferns. Coco Hill Forest is being used as part of an Agroforest project. The aim of the project is to help create food security through permaculture and organic farming. Growing in the rainforest are coconuts, bananas, coffee, cocoa and pineapples and numerous tropical fruit trees, herbs and spices.

Open daily from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. 

Entry fee: BDS $25 for a self-guided tour or walk.

Guided tours and hikes are done by appointment only.

For bookings, call 235-4926 or email cocohillforest@gmail.com

 

01 - 31 Mar

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Orchid World, Groves, St. George

01 Mar, 2020 To 31 Mar, 2020

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Orchid World and Tropical Flower Garden invites you to tour their beautifully enhanced garden.

– See thousands of beautiful orchids and other Caribbean plants in this self-guided tour.
– Enjoy ‘Garden Art’ along meandering pathways where you can catch a glimpse of beautiful hummingbirds.
– Stunning views of the countryside from an elevation of 810 ft.
– Visit the Gift Shop and pick up unique treasures.

Opening Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily

Call today at 433-0306.

Queens Park, Bridgetown Barbados

01 Mar, 2020

Agrofest is a unique agricultural exhibition that caters to the entire family.

This is Barbados Agricultural Society‘s annual Exhibition. Farmers, craft persons and processors of agricultural products are among the many exhibitors each year. Last year there were approximately 60,000 visitors over the three day show and over 250 exhibits running daily.

This year’s theme is:
We Gather We Fruits

Agrofest features include:
The best in agricultural products
Renewable Energy displays
Educational exhibits
Cooking demonstrations
Art and Craft displays
Exciting Entertainment
and much more

Enlarged Children’s Fun Zone at Weymouth B. New rides, activities and exhibits
Enlarged Bird Show and Exotic Fish expo – Steel Shed

Opening times: Fri and Sat 10:00 am to 9:00 pm; Sun 8:00 am to 9:00 pm

Tickets:
Children (u-12) Bds $4.00 – $6.00 at the door
Adults (each day) $13.00 – $18.00 at the door
Season $35.00 – $40.00 at the door

Box Offices:
Barbados Agricultural Society; Cave Shepherd, Broad Street; Ticket Centre, Massy Store, Warrens; CS Pharmacy, Broad Street; Water World Pet Store, Jordans Complex, Speightstown; Clear Vision Optical, Sky Mall; Roberts Manufacturing, Feed Store; RoundHay Pharmacy, 3 Accord Plaza, Warrens

For more information, email agrofest@basonevoice.org , call 436-6683/4 or fax 435-0651

01 - 31 Mar

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Tiami Catamaran, Shallow Draught, Bridgetown

01 Mar, 2020 To 31 Mar, 2020

9:30 am - 2:30 pm

From the time you step onboard a Tiami Catamaran Cruise, you will be utterly pampered. Our bar is open all day and our chef has created a scrumptious array of mouth-watering dishes.

This Tiami Cruise offers:

  • Champagne and orange juice cocktails on arrival
  • 2 stops for swimming & snorkeling with the fascinating sea turtles
  • Snorkeling equipment and instruction are provided
  • Sumptuous lunch buffet featuring local dishes
  • Unlimited refreshments from a full open bar
  • Roundtrip hotel transfers

Price: Visitors BDS $200, Locals with ID BDS $150 

For reservations, call 430-0900 or go to www.tiamicatamarancruises.com

01 - 31 Mar

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Tiami Catamaran, Shallow Draught, Bridgetown

01 Mar, 2020 To 31 Mar, 2020

3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

From the time you step onboard a Tiami Catamaran Cruise, you will be utterly pampered.

This Tiami Cruise offers:

  • Champagne and orange juice cocktails on arrival
  • Swimming & snorkeling with the fascinating sea turtles
  • Snorkeling equipment and instruction are provided
  • Unlimited refreshments from a full open bar
  • Roundtrip hotel transfers

Price: Visitors BDS $150, Locals with ID BDS $140 

For reservations, call 430-0900 or go to www.tiamicatamarancruises.com

01 - 31 Mar

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Tiami Catamaran, Shallow Draught, Bridgetown

01 Mar, 2020 To 31 Mar, 2020

3:30 pm - 7:00 pm

From the time you step onboard a Tiami Catamaran Cruise, you will be utterly pampered.

This Tiami Cruise offers:

  • Champagne and orange juice cocktails on arrival
  • Swimming & snorkeling with the fascinating sea turtles
  • Snorkeling equipment and instruction are provided
  • Unlimited refreshments from a full open bar
  • Roundtrip hotel transfers

Price: Visitors BDS $160, Locals with ID BDS $150 

For reservations, call 430-0900 or go to www.tiamicatamarancruises.com

01 - 31 Mar

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Tiami Catamaran, Shallow Draught, Bridgetown

01 Mar, 2020 To 31 Mar, 2020

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

From the time you step onboard a Tiami Catamaran Cruise, you will be utterly pampered.

This Tiami Cruise offers:

  • Champagne and orange juice cocktails on arrival
  • 2 stops for swimming & snorkeling with the fascinating sea turtles
  • Snorkeling equipment and instruction are provided
  • Sumptuous lunch buffet featuring local dishes
  • Unlimited refreshments from a full open bar
  • Roundtrip hotel transfers

Price: Visitors BDS $170, Locals with ID BDS $140 

For reservations, call 430-0900 or go to www.tiamicatamarancruises.com

01 - 31 Mar

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Brighton, Barbados

01 Mar, 2020 To 31 Mar, 2020

6:15 am - 10:00 am

This is a favourite meeting place of locals, expatriates and tourists alike.

Set in the picturesque grounds of Brighton Plantation, it is a farm gate produce market coupled with sales of prepared food, clothing, and local craft.

Visit the coffee stand for your latte and cappuccino and have it with fish cakes, quiche, freshly baked bread or other tasty breakfast items.

Sit at the tables under the trees and have your eats and drinks. Let you little ones loose to wander over the lawn or have fun in the small playground.

01 - 31 Mar

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Independence Square, Bridgetown, Barbados

01 Mar, 2020 To 31 Mar, 2020

Chattel House Audio Tours Inc presents The Development of a City – Bridgetown – A Walking Tour.

Learn little known fascinating facts about Bridgetown, its early commercial activity, and its religious, political, and social spaces that characterize our UNESCO World Heritage Site.

You will visit the oldest church, the burial ground and the “birthplace” of rum among other exciting stops.

Assemble in Independence Square directly opposite the National Library.

Please wear comfortable shoes.

The audio equipment used will provide you with an earpiece, however, you are free to use your personal headphones.

Light snack will be provided for your added comfort.

Tours Times:
Tuesdays and Thursdays
at 9:30 am

Tickets: Bds $40.00
Barbadians with ID Bds $30.00

Space is limited and will be guaranteed once payment received.

For more information, call 232-7531 or email chatbarbados@gmail.com.

To purchase your tickets online, visit https://chatbarbados.com/tour/the-development-of-a-city-bridgetown/