Alphonsus “Arrow” Cassell Memorial Lecture Series Topics and Presenters 2010 – 2022

2022 – November 18

  • Become a Better Creative Writer with UMPH – Deanne Whiskey-John
  • Language as Protest: How does preserving our dialects serve as a tool for nation building? – Shirley Osborne, Ann Marie Dewar, Dr Rhoda Arrindell

2021 – November 19

  • Harnessing the Power of Arrow’s Legacy – Gracelyn Cassell, Sawandi Cassell, Author, Andrew Skerritt and Lawyer Warren Cassell
  • What is the Story of Montserrat in the Future? – Ben Meade, Nia Golden, Jayesh Sadhwani, Dr. Tiffannie Skerritt

2020 – November 19

  • Tracing Montserrat’s History Through Arrow’s Lyrics – Journalist and calypsonian Edwin “Red Ride” Martin, ZJB Radio Station Manager and Calypso Commentator Herman Sargeant, and ZJB Radio Morning Show Host, Basil Chambers.

2019 – November 14

  • Arrow’s Contribution to the Creative and Cultural Arts in Montserrat, Justin ‘Hero’ Cassell
  • The Chance Pond Mermaid and Diamond Snake Meme: Contending Issues in Gathering our Volcano Stories – Dr. Clarice Barnes

2018 – November 15

  • “Making Work: Capital Investment in the Creative/Cultural Industries” – Professor Carolyn Cooper, Jamaica

2017 – November 17

Storytelling: A Powerful Tool for National Development”

  • Keynote – Forgetting Weself: Hari Kari by Dr. Amina Blackwood-Meeks, Lecturer, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Jamaica.
  • Storytelling and the Staged Spectacle in the Bollywood Movie, “Slumdog Millionaire” by Dr. Wendy McBurney, Lecturer, Howard University
  • Constructing Knowledge Through Storytelling in a 21st Century Lecture Theatre by Nicole Plummer, Lecturer, Institute of Caribbean Studies, The University of the West Indies, Jamaica
  • Telling Our History by Barbara Arrindell, MBA, Manager, Best of Books Bookshop, Antigua
  • Teaching Music to Children with Learning Disabilities in Trinidad and Tobago by Akini Gill, Lecturer, University of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Hot, Hot, Hot: Arrow’s Story Revisited by Gracelyn Cassell, Head, The University of the West Indies, Open Campus Montserrat

2016 – November 10

  • ICTs –Transforming Cultural Industries – Dr. Samuel Joseph

2015 – November 15

  • How to Turn Montserrat’s Ash to Cash – Dr. Aldrin Sweeney

2014 – November 13

  • Arts and the Environment: Implications for the Creative and Cultural Industries in the Caribbean – Keynote speaker, Professor Ian Boxill from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus

2013 – November 15

  • Harnessing the Potential of our Biodiversity for Health and Wealth: A Common Caribbean Theme with Huge Implications for Islands such as Montserrat. – Dr. Sylvia Mitchell who heads the Medicinal Plant Research Group in the Biotechnology Centre at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus

2012 – December 6

  • 10 Things Our Youth Know (that we don’t) about Cyberspace, our Nation and the Future” – Dr. Curwen Best, Professor of Popular Culture and Literary Studies and Head of the Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature at Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies.   

2011 – November 10

Symposium is “Creative Industries: Forces for Change, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.”

  • The Business of Music will be made by Mr. Ivan Berry, Manager, iB Entertainment and BeatFactory Record Label.

2010 – November 11

“Creative and Cultural Industries: Implications for Developing Economies.”

  • Launch of Exhibition Arrow: His Life and Legacy”

 Presentation Proposals:

  • “One Hot, Hot, Hot Groove Master: A Reflection on Arrow’s contribution to Caribbean Music.” – Elizabeth Watson, Campus Librarian, UWI Cave Hill, Barbados
  • “Follow the Arrow: Lessons Learned from a Soca King.” – Warren Cassell, Attorney at Law specializing in Intellectual Property, Media Law, Entertainment and Sports Law.
  • “Prospects for Cultural Tourism and Festivals” – Dr. Joseph Lema, Associate Professor, Drexel University.