Chad Cumberbatch To Read At Olveston House

Dramatist and poet Chadd Cumberbatch will perform for one night only at Olveston House on Wednesday. The reading begins at 8pm.

Cumberbatch, who is presently completing a double major in Theatre Arts and Carnival Studies at the University of the West Indies, says he is looking forward to being back on Montserrat to read some new work and also selections from his book Ya Ya Surfeit.

Although the event is free, a collection will be taken to assist Cumberbatch in completing his University assignment.

The final project will see Cumberbatch going into the community and teaching persons the art of wire bending as it relates to costume making for festival, fashion, art and performance.

Cumberbatch, an award-winning poet and playwright, has become a much-sort-after set and costume designer in Trinidad & Tobago.

UWI recently tapped him to be a part of a four-person team conducting a five-day intensive training in lighting and stage management in Suriname, ahead of the CARIFESTA activities this August.