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Bajan independence celebration set to heat up the capital

LEGACY: BOCFA President Ms Olivia Worrell addressing the diners

THE BARBADOS Overseas Community and Friends Association (BOCFA) will be hosting a dinner and dance, in celebration of the island’s 51st independence.

Taking place at The Holiday Inn Bloomsbury on Saturday 25th November from 7pm, the black-tie event promises to be dazzle against a backdrop of good music, delicious food and esteemed guests including Barbados' Deputy High Commissioner Alphea Wiggins.

Singer Sophie Mckay will be entertaining attendees alongside saxophonist Andrew Chisholm and turntable technician DJ Cool Breeze.

Barbados is often described as the ‘jewel of the Caribbean'; famed for its shimmering seas, annual crop over extravaganza, producing world-class talent such as Rihanna and so much more.

BOCFA’s chairperson Tyrone Roach said:

“The dinner and dance has been running for over twenty years. Originally, people celebrated independence by having a dance. Everyone would just turn up, bring their children along. People were disconnected from their friends and this was an opportunity for them to reconnect and enjoy the occasion. It involved into a dinner and dance recently.”

SUPREME: Sophie McKay

BOCFA was founded in November 1966 by the Barbadian Association in The UK. Its primary function has long-been to provide a social and supportive medium for UK-based Bajans to meet and network.

The association also provided a welfare service to the vulnerable members of the Barbadian communities. Networking often took place through dances and other social gatherings and the association was renowned for its popular dances at the Lyceum back in the sixties.

For tickets and further enquiries, contact 07931337908.

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