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Holders is here


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Holders is here

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THE?VIRGIN ATLANTIC?Holders?Season, in its 21st year, has built a legacy as a medium for good entertainment from local, regional and international acts.
And organisers are committed to keeping that flame burning as the annual festival staged at Holders, St James, gets in full swing this weekend.
Adisa Aja Andwele, public relations consultant, said the festival attracted the likes of opera singer Luciano Pavarotti and Caribbean legendary calypsonian the Roaring Lion.
“The production standard that the Holders Season has given the world has reached the level of maturity, so I think 21 years is a major celebration not only for Holders, but for festivals in Barbados.”
The season’s Little Theatre opens in full swing tomorrow with One Night With Joan Collins who shares secrets of her celebrated career as one of the world’s most glamorous personalities.
Stewart Collins executive director of Holders Season also underlined the resilience of the festival because of its existnce over two decades.
“It has weathered the storm and goes from strength literally just looking at the [ticket sales] for this coming year. The first three shows are all sold out. The momentum behind this festival has become quite extraordinary .”
He said the island was indebted to Wendy Kidd, Season’s producer, for her generosity in staging the show, which draws on acts internationally, regionally and locally.
 “Each year we have raised the bar. There is a formula about Holders that we repeat, but the ingredients are always different. The formula is what people like – it is in this garden . . . then it is the range of performances: dance, music, comedy, theatre . . . .”
The festival, which ends April 5 with Gala Night, features other events like Comedy Night on Monday, March 24, Indian Night on March 29 and 100 Years of Jazz (in 99 minutes), April 2. (JS)

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