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Petitioning Minister, Ministry of Culture, responsible for National Cultural Foundation Honourable Stephen Lashley and 9 others

Save Queens Park Gallery

The Daphne Joseph Hackett Theatre was closed in 2003 and the Queen's Park Gallery in August 2011 due to years of degeneration and lack of up-keep to the physical structure of Queen's Park House. Both facilities were integral to the artistic and cultural landscape of Barbados, being the most affordable, accessible and recognizable public gallery and theatre spaces on island. Additionally this notable structure, dating from 1786, is a critical component of Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison which has recently been subscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Since August 2011 the building has been boarded up, but no works have started, whilst the gallery has been relegated to an unsuitable space at the Pelican Village. It is feared that without public outcry this integral creative facility will fall into further irreparable disrepair - following in the footsteps of the Empire Theatre.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Minister, Ministry of Culture, responsible for National Cultural Foundation
    Honourable Stephen Lashley
  • Constituency: St John
    Contact details Mrs. M-J. Mara Thompson
  • Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs
    Hon. Christopher P. Sinckler, M.P.
  • Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, The Public Service and Urban Development
    Hon. Freundel J. Stuart, Q.C., M.P.
  • Leader of the Opposition
    Rt. Hon. Owen S. Arthur, M.P.
  • St Michael North East
    Hon. Miss Mia A. Mottley, Q.C., M.P.
  • Chairperson, National Cultural Foundation
    Monique Taitt
  • Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Culture
    Ms Shirley Farnum
  • Minister, Ministry of Culture
    Honourable Stephen Lashley
  • Chief Executive Officer - National Cultural Foundation
    Donna Hunte-Cox


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