As they look back on the years so far, however, President of the group, Mr. Samal Duggins, says that he has been surprised but somewhat elated about the strong support they have received from the public.
In an exclusive interview with MiyVue.com, Duggins stated that when he started, he knew that it was something he was interested in, and at first, it was about 6 friends sharing material, then they started accepting people from the outside; then before he knew it, there were far more people than he expected.
He added that there are many who watch their monthly presentations on television and on the internet. He said a number of persons, including senior citizens, meet him on the street and tell him and that they enjoy the show. Duggins also added that the show has seen many top dignitaries in attendance, including Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas and almost every other member of parliament.
The 4th year anniversary will be celebrated under the theme, “Celebrating the Moment”.
A special anniversary presentation is being planned and the whole idea behind the show is to relive the experiences of the entire 4 years.
”We are looking at bringing back past performers to do one their more memorable performances,” he added.
When asked how he plans to move the initiative forward, Duggins outlined that they have a good foundation and the idea is to keep building as strong as they began.
He said that television coverage has also been secured in over 22 different countries which include Belize, Bahamas, Jamaica, the entire Leeward Islands, part of the Windward Islands and countries in Europe.
Duggins added, at Island expressions, a stage is not set however; they set an atmosphere and it is that kind of forum where persons share ideas with light minded people.
“When it comes to what is being performed, to me that is secondary, it is more about that spirit of being amongst the arts, the people and the mind-set,” he added.
The 4th Anniversary show will take place on Thursday 29th March at Club Mapau 8:00pm.