Week of Wonder 2019

Join us for an intimate week of creativity, workshops, and activities with world leaders, artists, musicians and celebrities. Learn how to cook with a Master Chef, speak like a President, or sing like Rihanna!

Date: Dec 1 – 7, 2019

Place: Barbados

Workshops will consist of:

  • Voice – with a world famous Barbados singer
  • Film – with one of the best film directors in the world
  • Comedy – with a famous comedian
  • Presidential pointers on public speaking
  • First-lady book club
  • Dirty dancing – hot calypso
  • Join the Circus with a man who made it magical

Enjoy a week of creativity workshops, fine dining, and sunset cocktails with world renowned political leaders, business leaders, and artists.

Join Canvas and Cave as we welcome international guests for our unique “Week of Wonder”

The week will revolve around intimate workshops led by some amazing artists, musicians and world leaders.

To learn more and purchase tickets, please click here (by invitation only – a password is required to access). Or email to qualify.

Research on the impact of the Arts

Research has proven that low-income children who have art as an outlet are 3 times more likely to succeed academically. Sadly there are over 3000 children in Barbados who have no or little access to arts education. We aim to change that!

Our goal is to build an Art, Film, and Performance Centre where the local community can access low-to-no cost arts education.

But we need your help!

We are currently working with celebrities to raise awareness on the importance of creative education. And will be hosting a unique “Week of Wonder” fundraiser that will allow participants to learn various arts alongside some amazing celebrities.

Join the cause. Together we can create a better future for Barbados.

Advocates 4 Arts

Canvas and Cave Barbados is hosting an annual Advocates 4 Arts fundraising event bringing together the international arts and film community with the local Barbados arts and film community.

Coming December 2019!

Hear the stillness, touch the moments

Imagine the stillness of an early morning at Canvas and Cave in Barbados. You can hear the faint rhythmic sound of waves crashing on the beach down below. A lone rooster crows and then another further away answers back. The bed feels warm and cozy, but curiosity pulls at you. You get up, still impressed by the level of elegance and intuitiveness put into the design of the permanent tent you are staying in. No need to use the air conditioning during the night, as the open screen windows let in a cool breeze. A thick bathrobe hangs just inside the closet and the polished floors are smooth and cool beneath your feet. You brew a cup of coffee, hoping not to wake your partner, and take it outside.

The deck is damp with dew, but you pull your feet up beside you in a large comfortable chair. A few stars are still in the sky, and you can make out the fields and gullies rolling down to the ocean below. There is a faint sweet smell of smoke from burning palm fronds. The sky brightens, and the ocean changes from dark grey to steel blue. You remember the aqua blue colour it had the previous afternoon.

The sun finally breaks the horizon and a bird sings from a tree above. You listen and wait with him, he calls out again, sharing your anticipation for the day ahead. His call is answered from the gully below, and as the sun touches the tree tops the birds seem to wake up together, their calls turning to chatter that fills the early morning stillness. You can hear your partner getting up, and the smell of fresh bread floats in from the plantation house like a beacon calling you to breakfast.

You decide to find out what activities Canvas and Cave is offering, the wifi works well and you log on to the handy app – where a calendar shows all the days free activities. You have trouble choosing between, the painting classes at 10am, or the gully hike, or the discussion on world finance with special keynote speaker. There is a pilates work out at 9:00am you just might make, and at 1pm there is a master chef cooking with organics class that might be fun. The beach shuttle (electric of course) runs every 10 minutes and you might want to go for a swim in the ocean later in the afternoon, but you’ll want to be back for the cocktail  reception at the sunset bar as there will be a famous author giving a short reading. Later in the evening there is movie night for the kids down in the eco-lodge, and a “bridge battle” on the plantation terrace. And then you notice that you can sign up to help release turtle hatchlings the next morning, or help at the organic farm. So many options, but perhaps you’ll just take a morning swim, have breakfast and then spend the day in the hammock reading a book.

Canvas and Cave Plantation

Hear the stillness ~ Touch the moments.

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