Friday, October 18, 2019

NAGB News - October 17, 2019

This edition of the NAGB newsletter features updates on our ongoing Donation Drive and We Gatchu: Sanctuary After The Storm initiatives. Additionally, information on new and enhanced programming, like the upcoming Teen Portfolio Workshop, partnership with The Goodness Tour, and viewing of the movie "Cargo", are included. We will continue to deliver programming that is inspiring, engaging and uplifting. 
NAGB Donation Drive
As we continue to assist our brothers and sisters who have been affected by this devastating hurricane, the NAGB - together with Lend-A-Hand Bahamas and Equality Bahamas - is STILL ACCEPTING non-perishable items. Together we can all make a difference by showing care and support through our sustained donations and volunteerism. 
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Good Instruments For The Goodness Tour
Donation Drive
We are proud to partner with the US-based non-profit organisation, The Goodness Tour, who are dedicated to bringing free music and art experiences to people facing adversity all over the world. The Tour travels to refugee camps, disaster zones, homeless shelters, hospitals, disability centres, youth crisis shelters and anywhere that humans are in need of trauma relief and encouragement. They will be working across New Providence, Abaco and Grand Bahama with on the ground assistance from the NAGB and the We Gatchu core members for the next five weeks. 
More About the Goodness Tour Donation Drive
Creative Open Call
"Refuge" is an Open Call for works to artists and creatives, of The Bahamas and its diaspora, who have been affected by Hurricane Dorian. All disciplines of creative practice (art, storytelling, poetry, performance, and more) will be accepted. Special material support and consideration will be given to artists from Grand Bahama and Abaco.

The closing date for submissions is November 11th, 2019. All will be invited to attend the opening reception of "Refuge" on Thursday, December 19th, 2019.
More About Refuge
We Gatchu
Let's Dig Deep Together
This Friday, October 18th at 7:00 p.m., we will host a much-needed event to uplift our brothers and sisters who were displaced by Hurricane Dorian called Diggin' Deep and Letting Go. While shelter residents are being brought in especially, the event is also FREE and OPEN to the public. The Open Mic Night is part of our We Gatchu: Sanctuary After The Storm initiative. The spoken word, poetry, and storytelling are known to be great ways to heal and find solace. All are welcome on this journey of personal restoration. 
More About Diggin' Deep
Teen Portfolio Workshop
The NAGB is bringing you a FREE portfolio workshop on Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 from 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m! The workshop is designed for aspiring young artists with big hopes and dreams, who are applying for entry into college/university art programmes. We are excited to announce that Bahamian-American artist Arnold Kemp, Dean of Graduate Studies at the School of Arts Institute of Chicago (SAIC), will be joining us to advise students and give feedback on their work.

For more details call the NAGB at 328-5800 during weekdays or email Katrina Cartwright at
Learn More About the Teen Portfolio Workshop Here
The Visual Life Of Social Affliction Presents
"Cargo" - A Kareem Mortimer Film
Kareem Mortimer's award-winning 2017 film, "Cargo," is an exemplary instance of the visual life of social affliction. In a subtle and poignant way, it portrays the complicated worlds in which Caribbean people navigate the uncertainties of life. The film centres around a fisherman, Kevin, turns to human smuggling to secure the money he needs for his son's school fees.

Join us on October 4th, 2019, for a special screening of this remarkable film, followed by a conversation with Dr Ian Bethell-Bennett and Kareem Mortimer. The FREE screening will take place in Fiona's Theatre from 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
More about Kareem Mortimer's "Cargo"
NAGB Film Series Presents
Hocus Pocus
The NAGB welcomes everyone to a special screening of the Halloween cult classic "Hocus Pocus," on October 31st, starting at 8:00 p.m. With themes around protection, harvest, good resisting evil, this tale of love conquering and reuniting families is sure to bring a smile to faces. 
As a reminder, this and all screenings are FREE and open to the public. Join us in Fiona's Theatre for a spooky late evening viewing.
NAGB Presents Hocus Pocus
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