Remembering Miss Lou

THIS Monday, September 7, will mark the 96th anniversary of the birth of Jamaican cultural icon Louise Bennett Coverley, popularly known as Miss Lou, and a slate of activities is being planned in observance.

The day's activities will commence at the National Heroes Park with a tribute from the theatre fraternity dubbed Respec Miss Lou. Members of the theatre community will pay homage to Miss Lou, in which they will be asked to take a stem of her favourite flowers to be inserted in a wreath which will be laid at her grave in the park. This event is open to members of the theatre community.

The observance then moves to Gordon Town, St Andrew, where she lived. Government officials, heads of cultural agencies and students will officially tour the residence.

The day will be capped with a screening of Tenky Miss Lou at the Louise Bennett Garden Theatre in St Andrew starting at 7:00 pm.

This is a one-hour feature of performances and documentary tributes that will bear performances of Miss Lou's works in song, poetry and dance interspersed with interviews.