Thursday, March 22, 2012

urban heartbeat in Port of Spain

Post Carnival boredom and looking for something to do? Why not make your way down to the Queen’s Park Savannah for Show&Tell –Urban Heartbeat, a collaboration between the German Embassy and Abovegroup Ogilvy on Thursday, 29th March. The venue for this Show&Tell will be the East Wall of the Grand Stand in the Savannah, starting at 7 pm.

“Urban Heartbeat – An artistic encounter in public spaces” has been initiated by the Goethe Institut in Mexico City and is touring Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean from February through March. Following a Street Art contest, nine local winners from Trinidad and Tobago will paint an amazing mural at the East Wall, Grand Stands, together with German Artist Jim Avignon. Painting will start on Tuesday, 27th March until Thursday, 29th March.

To celebrate the wrap up of the tour dates and contest, a special Show & Tell Urban Heartbeat will be hosted to showcase the winners, together with contemporary German artist Jim Avignon who will talk about the Urban Heartbeat project.

Patrons can expect to be entertained by “Senzala Capoeira Trinidad & Tobago” as well as four DJ’s: Internationally DJ Neoangin and DJ Holger Beier from Germany will be there as well as Abovegroup Ogilvy’s very own DJ Shyguy via Toronto Canada, and T&T’s Khafra (aka DJ Crix), the international man of mystery.

The event is free to the public and limited drinks will be available (thanks to the sponsors Coca Cola, Shandy and Mackeson). To show some love to our planet, the organizers will put plastic recycling at the event in place, courtesy Plastikeep. Visitors are encouraged to help dispose plastic waste responsibly. It is possible to bring your own drinks if you wish but please NO glass bottles.

Don’t miss out on a night of DJs, drinks, dancing and the display of the finished mural on Thursday, 29 March, 7 pm at the East Wall of the Grand Stand (Queen’s Park Savannah), POS. Limited parking will be available in the Paddock of the Grand Stands. There will be signs to guide patrons to the parking and the actual venue.

The German Embassy would also like to take the opportunity to thank Abovegroup Ogilvy, the National Carnival Commission for supporting Urban Heartbeat and Benjamin Moore Paints for supplying paint to the project.

For more information, visit our Facebook event or or call 628 1630.

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