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Bishop’s fete going for sweetness

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Destra Garcia -

The 24th edition of Old Hilarians' all-inclusive fete is promising to be sweet sweet, that's according to this year's theme, è Dolce Dolce, which means "it sweet-sweet.

THE annual fete takes place on January 25 at Queen's Hall, St Ann's, from 6 pm-1 am.

The Old Hilarians’ Association (OHA), the alumnae association of Bishop Anstey High School, said in a media release that the theme is inspired by a tropical oasis of sweetness.

The entertainment will feature four major soca bands including Blaxx backed by D' All Starz, Nadia Batson with Sass, Bunji Garlin and Fay Ann Lyons-Alvarez with the Asylum Band and Destra Garcia with Bakanal the band. Guest artistes will include Patrice Roberts, Swappi, Skinny Fabulous, Lyrikal, 5Star Akil, Motto and many more.

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"We invite you to indulge in the feeling of a long-awaited, long-desired place of beauty, lush flora and soothing sweetness – with a heavy splash of sweet soca music with the taste of the best in the Caribbean and international cuisine," the Old Hilarians’ Association said in the release.

The fete will offer a space to relax and unwind and patrons are encouraged to dress up or dress in-theme for the event.

The food and drink options will inlcude a variety of food and premium bars as well as four Trini Sweet Spots which are culinary areas "representing flavour centres of TT." These will include: The Bay – with sea food and vegetarian, De Avenue – international cuisine, De Junction – spicy local flavours and The Estate – chocolate, gourmet deserts and exotic treats.

Lyrikal -

As the school approaches its 100th anniversary, the fete remains a key fundraiser, which has provided the resources for construction and maintenance projects of the school, over the years.

Tickets for è Dolce Dolce cost $750 and are available at the school's office 776-4OHA/4642; Queen's Hall box office, 624-1284; Kapok Hotel, 622-5765; How’Zat, Tragarete Road, 628-1562; Closet Red Boutique, C3 Centre, San Fernando and Mt Lambert, 293-4341; and all committee members.

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