Folk Research Centre to hold AGM

Press Release:-The Folk Research Centre will be holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday November 5, 2016 for the 2015/2016 financial year. The meeting will be held at FRC’s headquarters at Mount Pleasant.

Among the main agenda items of the AGM is an Address by Guest Speaker, St. Lucian writer Mc Donald Dixon on the topic “Challenges of Heritage Organization in today’s world”; the launch of the publication of a lecture by Professor Hazel Simmons Mc Donald delivered during the St. Lucia Studies Conference held at the FRC in June this year and the presentation of prizes to the participants of this year’s La Wenn Kwéyòl show.

The meeting is scheduled to start at 10:00am and members and interested persons are asked to make a special effort to attend and to be on time.

The Folk Research Centre (FRC) is a non-governmental organisation established in 1973 as (1) repository for cultural heritage and (2) a vehicle for research, study, recording and promulgating Saint Lucia’s rich heritage.

FRC was registered as a not-for-profit company in 1985 and has sought to promote the role of folk arts as a vehicle for change and to illustrate the development potential of cultural heritage particularly in the field of education and in economic development. FRC houses an extensive library of publications, audio visual recordings and photographs and is the major study centre for work carried out into Saint Lucia’s folk culture by both nationals and visiting researchers including students.

The main objectives of the Folk Research Centre are:

· to promote research into Saint Lucia’s culture;

· to explore and clarify the role of culture in the development of St Lucia and Saint Lucians;

· to contribute to the cultural development of Saint Lucians

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