Wednesday, December 29, 2010

All Your Houses: A Reading by Vahni Capildeo

Tuesday 4 January, 2011, at 7 pm

vahni rasta

The man next to me on the ten-hour flight has insomnia. His white clothing is in layers, and neat. He repacks his hand luggage, which is full of gifts. He was an athlete who represented his nation. Injury and necessity sent him to the factory near Croydon to make plastic cups. He is too big to ignore, even if he had not confided to me his fear of the losses that night shifts make in his mind. The art of memory becomes a topic of discussion. Will his family remember him? His trip is a secret....

Vahni Capildeo is a Trinidadian writer who has lived in Britain since 1991. Her poetry includes No Traveller Returns (2003), Person Animal Figure (2005), and Undraining Sea (2009). On Tuesday 4 January, 2011, at 7 pm, Capildeo will read from her recent work at Alice Yard. The programme will include excerpts from her prose work All Your Houses, accompanied by a series of images by Andre Bagoo, part of an “intertextual dialogue” ongoing over the past two years.

All are invited.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Robert Young/The Cloth: Things You May Appreciate

Saturday 18 to Friday 24 December, 2010

robert young cloth dress

Model with dress and handbag from The Cloth, Caribbean Fashion Week 2009

Robert Young, designer for The Cloth, has curated a year-end sale of clothing, accessories, and art by Trinidadian designers. Things You May Appreciate includes accessories and clothing from The Cloth, jewelry by Akilah Jarimoogi, Christmas decorations and handbags by Lupe Leonard, clothing by Shurnel Oliviere, handbags and jewelry by Jacqueline Charles, jewelry by Olivia Fern, and paintings by Brianna McCarthy.

Saturday 18 December, 8 am to 6 pm, and Sunday 19 to Friday 24 December, 10 am to 7 pm, at Alice Yard.

For information, call (868) 471-2041.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Unidos por la Musica

Wednesday 15 December, 2010, at 6.30 pm


Alice Yard’s final event for 2010 is an exhibition of photographs documenting contemporary parang music in Trinidad, with a performance by the parang group Los Amigos Cantadores.

Isabella Elizalde is a student at Trinity College, Connecticut. She has spent the Fall 2010 semester working in Trinidad under the mentorship of photographer Mark Lyndersay. Her series of photographs titled Unidos por la Musica documents Los Amigos Cantadores over several months leading up to the 2010 Christmas season. (Read Elizalde’s short statement about the photographs at the Trinity at Alice Yard blog.) Alice Yard will host an exhibition of Elizalde’s images for one night, and Los Amigos Cantadores will perform from 6.30 pm sharp.

This is also an opportunity to celebrate the end of the year with Alice Yard’s creative partners.

All are invited.