The Annual Carnival Talk Tent will celebrate its 30th Anniversary at Queen’s Hall Conference Centre from Friday the 15th to Sunday 17th Feb 2013. The longest running Talk Show in T&T it was first produced in 1983 by Paul Keens-Douglas and has established itself as an integral part of the post-carnival presentations. The tent had its beginnings in a genuine Canvas Tent set up on Victoria Ave by Helen Camps to do her theatrical productions and over the years has made its home at several venues including The Hollows, St.Mary’s College, Astor Cinema, Arthur’s Pub, Roxy Cinema and finally at Queen’s Hall in 1991 where it has remained to this day.
With its motto “Where Talk Is Art” the Talk Tent’s clean, quality humor, and creative material, makes it excellent entertainment for general and family oriented audiences. Indeed it has developed a faithful following over the years and has provided a platform for many an aspiring talk artist to display his talent. Joining the cast as special guests this year will be popular singer Raymond Edwards, Midnight Robber Rasheed Hosein and singing MC Lord Superior connoisseur of vintage calypso.
Other performers include Paul Keens-Douglas, Miguel Browne, Felix Edinborough- the Pierrot, Farida Chapman, Talkcalypso Champ “Short Pants” and the thought-provoking team of “Roy and Gloria”
An unsponsored show, the Talk Tent depends on the support of its fans, supporters and those who recognize the importance of its role in preserving this aspect of Caribbean culture.
Lucky patrons will be able to win the famous “Door” prize. It’s the only show in town where you get a real door. Books, CD’s and DVD’s of the various artists will also be available at special show prices. Tickets are priced at $150 and are available at Cleve’s, Crosby’s, RIK Gulf City/Trincity and Queen’s Hall. Call 632-1647 or 624-1284 .Do come out and support the shows that support the values.