The Anancy Festival 2014 – Eight cities. Eight events: Orlando, Ft Lauderdale, Washington DC, Atlanta, New York, Nairobi (Kenya), Accra (Ghana) and Kingston – June 2014
The Anancy Festival is a celebration of Caribbean cultural heritage and designed with particular appeal to children and teenagers curious about the Caribbean. Anancy (or Anansi) is the West African trickster hero of numerous folk tales that are popular across the Caribbean, indeed popular throughout the African Diaspora. This clever and conniving character is familiar to millions of people around the world and an appropriate icon for the festival’s blend of Caribbean culture on a platform geared for children and adolescents.
JUNE 2014 Anancy festival locations
Anancy Festival Pembroke Pines
June 28th, 2014
Time: 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm
South Regional/Broward College Library
7300 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
Contact: Andrea Shaw (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Xavier Murphy (email@example.com)
Anancy Festival Orlando
Maitland Public Library 501 S. Maitland Avenue,
Maitland, FL 32751
Title: Anancy from Jamaica visits his cousin Kweku Ananse in Ghana
Dzorwulu, Accra. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Contact: Ruth Kwakwa (email@example.com)
Anancy Festival New York
Location: Langston Hughes Branch, Queens Public Library.
Address: 10001 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY
Contact: Kerri-Ann Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Anancy Festival Atlanta
Time: 2:00-5:30 PM
Location: Central Library, Lower Level Auditorium and Alcove
Address: 1 Margaret Mitchell Square at the corner of Forsyth Street and Carnegie Way, Atlanta, GA 30303-2513 (Downtown Atlanta). For GPS and Mapquest purposes, use 126 Carnegie Way, Atlanta 30303.
Admission: Free and open to the public.
Description: Enjoy an afternoon of storytelling, arts and crafts, and a film screening with local and regional performers. Each young attendee will receive a special gift from the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Foundation. Light refreshments will also be served.
Contact: For additional information contact Sharon Robinson at 404-730-4001x 210 (sharone.robinson@fultoncountyGA.gov) or Monica Foderingham at 404-730-1808 (Monica.foderingham@fultoncountyGA.gov)
Anancy Festival Nairobi,Kenya
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: G-Rockers Centre,
Contact: Zubair Mohammed
Mobile: 0724272766, 0738272766
Anancy Festival Washington DC
Title: Anancy! Anansi!
Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Room: MLK Room A-5
Time: 10 AM to 11 AM
Theatrical presentation, storytelling, and art competition
Anancy Reading Festival Kingston, Jamaica
Time: 10:00 am – Noon
Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Library
2 Tom Redcam Drive, Kingston 3
Contact: Kellie Magnus (email@example.com)