The schedule of events for Montserrat Calabash Festival and the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Soufriere Hills volcanic eruptions was released today. Although the current COVID-19 pandemic delayed the planning and caused a few scheduled events (such as the volcano conference) to be cancelled, measures have been put in place for remaining activities to proceed.
The week commences on Sunday 12th July with the Calabash Festival Annual National Church Service at the St. John’s Anglican Church and ends on Sunday 19th July with the Virtual Calabash Concert, which can be viewed via social media.
There will be a daily 25 years of the volcano quiz with Basil Chambers, historic videos that can be viewed on Government Information Unit’s Facebook page, the Mountain-aglow exhibition, National Day of Prayer & Thanksgiving, boat tours, bus tours, lectures, food fair and much more.
These upcoming activities are being made possible through joint planning and production efforts by the Montserrat Volcano Observatory, Office of the Premier, Montserrat Arts Council, Calabash Festival committee, ZJB Radio, Montserrat Tourism Department and the Government Information Unit.