BU readers will recall the fight by the artistes (Creatives) a few years ago to have the Empire theatre restored. The Beat Foundation tendered to government to have the property transferred to them to drive the restoration process and ultimately to provide a home for the Creatives. Without warning Minister Stephen Lashley on behalf of government announced that a Mark Maloney led company was given the job to restore the Empire theatre to part theatre part brewery. As they say the rest is history.
From the Facebook Page of the Beat Foundation.
ON THE WAY TO THE EMPIRE…we will encounter many characters in the epic quest to unite the community, and save and restore the EMPIRE, an iconic heritage theatre in Barbados.
Every epic story has it’s heroes and villains. At this point in the journey we put the spotlight on the cast of characters who at this juncture have a critical role to play in the unfolding story.
Our hope is that these characters will all become heroes, and will be seen to join the cause, and to help defeat any villains we encounter in future.
In time history will record their role… On the way to the EMPIRE.