Nevis Cultural Village Undergoing Renovation And Upgrade Ahead Of Culturama 50

Nevis Cultural Village undergoing renovation and upgrade.
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Charlestown, Nevis – The Public Works Department has commenced renovation work at the Nevis Cultural Village to improve the facility, which serves as one of the main venues for Culturama events.

Nevis Cultural Village undergoing renovation and upgrade.

Mr. Antonio “Abonaty” Liburd, Executive Director, Culturama Secretariat in Nevis Island Administration (NIA), informed that work began on Sunday, March 24.

He disclosed that Public Works has already demolished the wall that separated the Cultural Village from the Elquemedo T. Willett Park to provide an extra 20 feet of space to construct an emergency exit and bathroom facilities.    

“There are some upgrades and repairs that will be done at the Cultural Village and of course at our main venue the Cultural Complex for Culturama 50…We have demolished the existing bathrooms west of the performance stage area and we’ll be relocating that bathroom facility to that extra space we are creating.

“Additionally, we’ll be putting some corporate boxes at the top of the existing concession stalls and we will be offering our corporate sponsors an opportunity to rent these boxes during the festival.”

Mr. Liburd further informed that the size of the performance stage area will be increased to better accommodate international performers.

“At the back of the existing performance stage we will be taking out the dressing rooms and we’ll be extending the performance stage all the way to the back wall. Those dressing rooms from backstage will be relocated to the Cultural Complex next to the Netball Complex. So we’ll be constructing bathroom facilities and a waiting area for performers,” he said.

Work on the Nevis Cultural Complex will commence shortly and will include the resurfacing of the concrete seat walls.

It is anticipated the work to upgrade the two main facilities, which will be carried out by Public Works and a private contractor, would be completed by the end of June 2024.

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