Dear Friends of the Arts Council
The Executive of The San Fernando Arts Council wishes to inform you that The Creative Arts Centre will be closed until further notice from Monday 25th March, 2020 as we do our part to limit the spread of the coronavirus and in the interest of protecting the health and safety of ourselves, our families and our communities.
The Executive appreciates the proactive approach taken by Renters who promptly cancelled their classes/ events in accordance with the directives issued by the Government.
We appeal to you to continue to act responsibly. We have it within ourselves to change the course of this pandemic. Please note that how we behave will ultimately affect our own health and the health of others.
Let us follow the directives issued by the relevant authorities. Let's show that we care. Let's be our brother's keeper. Let's rise to the occasion. We can get through this together.
We thank you all for your support and kind understanding. Kindly call the following number should you require any further clarification or assistance: 657 7665.
Be safe. Be responsible.
MAY GOD BLESS OUR NATION.
In Remembrance of the Late Ms. Joyce Kirton
A Tribute to the Late Ms. Joyce Kirton
The Funeral Service for the
A Message from the San Fernando Arts Council
The San Fernando Arts Council extends its heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the late Ms. Joyce Kirton, Artistic Director of the Les Enfants Dance Company.
Ms. Kirton’s interest in dance began in her teens. She was influenced by Beryl McBurnie, The Holder Brothers and by the Hollywood Musical of the fifties and sixties.
Ms. Kirton was a foundation member of the Arawaks Dance Group in San Fernando and the Group’s first Secretary. She was also a founding member of the San Fernando Arts Council where she served a short stint as Chairperson and had the distinction of being the first Director of the National Junior Arts Festival (Sanfest) in 1970, where she distinguished herself as a visionary leader.
Ms. Kirton, even though she was physically incapacitated in the latter stage of her career, continued to direct her Dance Group and assist in choreography. She always did her endeavor best to promote the Culture of Trinidad and Tobago and showed a passion to pass on her knowledge of the Arts to the Youth of the Nation. She was convinced that an effectively delivered programme of Dance in schools can influence behavior in a positive way. Even though we are saddened by her passing, we have been fortunate to have known her and we appreciate the impact that she made on the lives of so many persons. May fond memories of Ms. Kirton bring comfort to her family during this time of loss.
Creative Arts Centre
97C Circular Road,