Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2016 - Page 56

Crop Over Read-In - Photo Credit: David Yearwood #20. OPENING GALA AND CEREMONIAL DELIVERY OF THE LAST CANES Let´s start the season off, officially! Today´s events include the crowning of the King and Queen of the sugar cane season harvest(the most productive sugar cane cutters), a recreation of plantation life in Barbados, a heritage parade, and a creative art talent showcase. goo.gl/QFw3Xj #19. PORK LIME Pork, pork, and more pork! Come get it at the Garrison Brigade house every Friday during the season in any form: stewed, baked, fried, soused (in lime juice, salt and pepper), etc. Take your eyes off your plate for a minute to hear live and DJ music being played, door prizes being given out, people shopping at a mobile fair, etc... Eat up and enjoy! goo.gl/4SpRXH Photo Credit: Shana Jones Crop Over Heritage Walk and Tour - Photo Credit: D #18. CROP OVER CRAFT WORKS This is what I call a true mixed-pot event. At the Barbados Museum, local artisans display their works in leather, textiles, wood, and metal. There´s henna tattooing and face painting for the kids, a Bajan Eats station offers locally made delicacies, live actors bring you Barbadian culture up close, DJ/live music gets you in the Crop Over spirit, there’s guided tours of the museum´s galleries, plus a host of other things to see and do. goo.gl/tI4OF6 #17. CROP OVER HERITAGE WALK To get a break from the hot sun, this exploration of Bridgetown at night is perfect. Themed “Bridgetown by Night: On the Road to Independence”, the walking tour of the city exposes visitors to historically significant people, places, and events 52 through ¨live statues¨, costumed performers, and conveniently placed ¨props¨. Dust off your walking shoes and meet me in the city! goo.gl/utDkOu #16. CROP OVER VISUAL ARTS FESTIVAL Art lovers! The island’s best visual artists present the story of Crop Over through beautiful 2D and 3D works and textile/jewellery/ basket creations. This year the crème de la crème will rise to the top with their intriguing interpretation of the theme “From Plantation Slavery to Rebellion and Independence: What Mirror Image Do We Have of Ourselves?” Cameras ready? goo.gl/QgqR6I Pan on the Sand - Photo Credit: Ben Wood Recov