While many Jamaicans ventured to Sumfest in Montego Bay recently, Trench Town had a super creative day focusing on arts, creativity and culture. Trench Town is the former home to music superstars and reggae icons Bob Marley, Dean Fraser and Alton Ellis.
The dayís activities which commenced from 2 p.m.to 6 p.m. got off to a late start. However, OAaSIS team of literary, performing and visual artists made the day special, despite heavy rain earlier threatening to postpone or cancel the event.
Fifteen children along with a few adults gathered in the main area of the culture yard for the beginning of the programme. Reading Centre administrator, Rosalyn Ellison spoke about the work and objectives of the centre after which students from Trench Town performed a poem written by Philomena.
Some of the children participated in various activities such as writing, designing newspaper pages, varied craft, singing and creative art.
Soulful artiste Ziggy Soul gave a unique spin to the day with a stirring, and uplifting performance. Belting out his own compositions tailored by the Bibleís book of Genesis complimented the Foundationís mission to sensitise youth in understanding creation as the greatest artwork.
Refreshments were provided by Jamaica Biscuits Company and Wisynco.
Berger Paint donated paints, colouring books, crayons and pens, as well as tee-shirts and caps for the participants.
The event was hosted by OAaSIS International Foundation, collaborating with the Trench Town Culture Yard, managed by Ferdie Bent, and the Reading Centre run by Canadian Roslyn Ellison.