(CHARLESTOWN NEVIS)- St. James’ Community Festival, Winfes has announced five days of exciting activities which commenced on Thursday, May 12, 2016 and will conclude on Monday, May 16, 2016.
‘Winfes’, which is the abbreviation for Windward Festival, is one of two parish’s festivals on the island of Nevis. The festival started in 2007 and is presently celebrating its tenth anniversary under the theme “Bringing communities together again, Winfes turns ten”.
Speaking to Nevispages, Chairman of Winfes, Mr. Pearlievan Wilkin indicated that they were proud of what they had accomplished over the years. However, he pointed out that they have struggled financially to keep the festival ongoing over the years and this year, they had to team up with a few establishments in the community. He continued, “It has been a real struggle to keep the festival every year because funds are very difficult to come by. This year we joined forces with a few businesses in order to diminish the burden”. Wilkin also noted, that the festival brings a number of persons to St. James’ on a yearly basis and that in itself gives deep satisfaction.
This year’s event started on Thursday, May 12, 2016 with a Candy Shop lime at Barnaby. Judgment Sound and Extasy Sound provided entertainment.
On Friday, May 13, the action moves to Rumors Bar and Grill for ‘Thank God Its Winfes’ (TGIW).
On Saturday, May 14, Odisi Band, Small Axe Band and Black Stone Sound will be at Dicks Bar. An admission fee of twenty five dollars will get you in.
On Sunday, May 15, there will be a sound and system clash dubbed ‘Turn Down for What’, at the White Hall Hard Court. The sounds that will be competing in the competition are, Black Stone, Braveheart, Mado, Exasty and Cement Sounds. The admission fee is fifteen dollars.
The curtains for the festival will come down on Whit Monday, May 16 with the Winfes Jouvert Morning.