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FESTIVAL

GUIDE

2017


What is NEW FIRE? The NFF Team Partners & Official Collaborators Sustainability Information Festival Passes 2017 Schedule Campsite Safety Camping Necessities Health & Safety Prohibited Items Site Map & Directions Contact Information


WHAT IS NEW FIRE? NEW FIRE Festival is a pioneering human gathering experience set in the culturally diverse islands of Trinidad and Tobago. NEW FIRE Festival offers festival guests an opportunity to immerse themselves in a new world, celebrating our most positive human qualities in a spirit of love and oneness. Two days of music, art, dance, food, craft, yoga, play and camping, inspire and uplift guests along with a variety of talks and workshops. This is all set in a beautiful outdoor environment. The festival is grounded in principles of ecological mindfulness and sustainability, demonstrating how we can develop our communities while being environmentally responsible. NEW FIRE and the NEW FIRE Festival intends to stimulate the transformation of the people of our region in accordance with the global awakening of humanity and the blossoming of a culture of love, creativity, beauty, community and sustainable living.

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO BRIDGE INITIATIVE (TTBI) Established in 2011, TTBI is a registered non-profit NGO working to assist the selfempowerment of people and communities. Our flagship initiatives are the NEW FIRE Festival and NEW FIRE Concert Series. Our main objectives focus on strengthening and developing communities within Trinidad and Tobago through various methods of intervention.

We recognize that there is unlimited potential inherent in the arts, culture and general creativity of our people. With a board of directors and wider association of young, vibrant, dynamic and socially responsible professionals, we are designing various programs aimed at harnessing those potentials to sustainably develop of our communities. The vision of the TTBI lies in developing the social fabric of our country, transforming our society into one which is strong, culturally inclusive, confident, resilient and prosperous.


NFF17 TEAM Gerry Williams

Founder and Creative Director

Elize Rostant

Festival Coordinator

Alexander Girvan

Sustainability Coordinator

AyrĂŻd Chandler Graphic Designer

Janessa McKell Brand Consultant

Kevon Foderingham

Public Relations Coordinator

Karen Kennedy

Public Relations Coordinator

Jennice Price

Digital Media Marketing Coordinator

Kadelia Achille

Digital Marketing Assistant/Copywriter

Jamila Moonsammy

Digital Marketing Assistant

Jadelle Holder

Digital Marketing Assistant

Robert Yeates

Photography and Videography

Johann Medford Technical Director

Jaime Bagoo Stage Manager

Darceuil Duncan

Workshop Coordinator

Jaye-Anne Figaro- Mac Donald Workshop Coordinator

Rheanna Chen

Community Outreach Coordinator

Rayya Mustapha

Community Outreach Coordinator

OFFICIAL COLLABORATORS

A Millien Concepts Adornami Art on Purpose BUZZconcepts Ltd. Caribbean Fashion and Arts Feature Festival Caribbean Insight Magazine Caribbean Permaculture Consultants CDM Generation Concepts and Designs by Cali Digicel DJMA Services Equilibrium Media Green Market Santa Cruz Guy James Studios Hydra-STATION JCA Management & Consulting Services Ltd JP Creative JTB Homesteads North Eleven Rawkus Productions Roam TT Sunsetters Sustain T&T The 2 Cents Movement The Fashion Arch The Scout Association of Trinidad and Tobago The Scout Shop The Volunteer Center of Trinidad and Tobago Toni’s Catering Trinidad and Tobago Permaculture Institute UpMarket webetheFUN.


PARTNERS We believe in the power of collaborative working as our community of partners, team members and volunteers enables NEW FIRE Festival’s success.We would like to thank everyone who believes in the potential of NEW FIRE Festival to be a catalyst for positive social change and has contributed resources to the success of this initiative. Firstly, we would like to thank First Citizens, our Supporting Partner, for their financial sponsorship and ongoing support of NEW FIRE Festival. Secondly, we would like to acknowledge JobsTT, our Contributing Partner, for their financial sponsorship of NEW FIRE Festival 2017. Active partnership with organisations like First Citizens and JobsTT is vital to developing NEW FIRE Festival into an impactful, annual event. NEW FIRE also thanks Green Meadows, our Venue Partner, for providing the festival venue and Hott 93 for spreading the word about this ground breaking initiative as our Official Radio Media Partner. Thank you to our Official Collaborators who have worked with us throughout the planning and implementation of NEW FIRE Festival 2017 and to our workshop facilitators who have made an invaluable contribution to the festival.

We appreciate your support!

Supporting Partner

Contributing Partner

GREEN MEADOWS Official Venue Partner

Official Radio Media Partner

We would like to say a special thank you to all our volunteers who are committed to ensuring the success of NEW FIRE Festival 2017.


NEW FIRE FESTIVAL’S SUSTAINABILITY PRINCIPLES Come enjoy an eco-friendly weekend experience. We can only meet our goal of zero waste with your cooperation! The average Trinbagonian produces more than 2.5KG of solid waste per day! Every year the average Trinbagonian produces more Carbon Dioxide than citizens from every country on earth except Qatar. Furthermore, we use more than 80% of the water we can produce annually, meaning that with a changing climate and growing population, the risk of water scarcity is extremely high! To survive, we must change and seek out new ways of running our societies and economies. While at NEW FIRE Festival, we challenge you to reduce, reuse and sustain all for our collective future, in a clean, nurturing and exciting environment.

As a NEW FIRE Festival 2017 guest, we ask that you:-

REDUCE

Reduce our impact on the environment by reducing the use of unnecessary packaging, foreign inputs, water, energy and transportation. Ultimately we want to reduce the production of Carbon Dioxide and the rate at which we use our resources keeping the fire that defines our Trinbagonian nature.

REUSE

Collect any of the little waste produced at the festival for reuse and where possible seek out recovered and recycled material for creative productive use. Our dumps are full enough!

SUSTAIN

Sustain and grow our local economies and ecosystems by supporting our artisans, local business, farmers and sustainable industries. We must foster our environment now so they can support us later.


THIS YEAR, YOU GET TO BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS! ICE AND SOFT BEVERAGES WILL BE ON SALE AT THE BAR. BRING YOUR PREFERRED DRINKS IN BASKETS AND COOLERS. Help us meet our zero waste goals by leaving styrofoam and singleuse plastic containers at home. FREE filtered water will be provided by Hydra-STATION so bring your reusable beverage containers!


PASSES SAT 9am to SUN 5pm

SAT 6pm to SUN 2am

9am to 5pm per day

INCLUDES ACCESS TO ALL DAY

INCLUDES ACCESS TO LIVE

INCLUDES ACCESS TO YOGA +

ACTIVITIES + LIVE CONCERT &

CONCERT + ELECTRONIC DANCE +

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES + ACOUSTIC

ELECTRONIC DANCE + CAMPING + MORE

NIGHT MARKET + MORE

MUSIC + ARTISAN MARKET + MORE *Children 12 years & under enter FREE

Contact our Committee Members and Outlets for Festival Passes: NORTH Christian: 361-1356 Kimi: 772-9330 The Scout Shop: 627- 2835 WEST Nick: 471-4977 EAST Kevon: 491-3684 Karen: 748-7156 Kristel: 341-5552 webetheFUN.: 763-4FUN(4386) SOUTH Devon: 749-7147 Anugraha Yoga: 744-8161


SATURDAY 9AM TO 5PM ALL DAY

ALL DAY

ALL DAY

ALL DAY

ALL DAY

Colouring and Storytelling by Island Babies

Mural Painting by Nadya Shah

Upcycling Demos coordinated by The Fashion Arch

Artisan Market by Green Market Santa Cruz

Weekend Pass Access to the Campers’ Village

9:00am

10:00am

10:00am

10:00am

11:00am

Introduction to the Power of Breath & Yoga by One Yoga

Sprout! Intro to Farming for Children by The Elior Institute

Yoga Session by One Yoga

Community Fire Planning by Fondes Amandes Community Reforestation Project (FARCP)

Acoustic Music Performances coordinated by A Millien Concepts

Duration: 1hr

Duration: 1hr

Duration: 1hr

Duration: 2hrs

Duration: 2hrs

2:00pm

2:00pm

3:00pm

4:00pm

5:00pm

Sprout! Intro to Farming for Children by The Elior Institute

Dance and Movement Session by Art on Purpose

Capoeira Session by Azulao Manganga

Guitar Appreciation Workshop by John Hussain

Yoga Session by Anugraha Yoga

Duration: 1hr

Duration: 1hr

Duration: 1hr

Duration: 1hr

Duration: 1hr

SATURDAY 6PM TO 2AM ALL NIGHT

ALL NIGHT

6:00pm

6:00pm

9:00pm

Pop Up Restaurant by Toni’s Catering

Weekend Pass Access to the Campers’ Village

Drum Circle led by the UWI Afrikan Society

Live Music Concert produced by Rawkus Productions

Electronic Music Dance Experience powered by CDM Generation

Duration: 1hr

Duration: 3hrs

Duration: 5hrs

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

FASHION & CRAFT

WELLNESS

MUSIC

DISCOVER MORE

CAMPING


SUNDAY 6AM TO 9AM 6:00am

7:00am

ALL DAY

Meditation Session by The Sage Path

Yoga Session by Akasha Yoga

Weekend Pass Access to the Campers’ Village

Duration: 1hr

Duration: 1hr

SUNDAY 9AM TO 5PM ALL DAY

ALL DAY

ALL DAY

ALL DAY

ALL DAY

Colouring and Storytelling by Island Babies

Mural Painting by Nadya Shah

Upcycling Demos coordinated by The Fashion Arch

Artisan Market by Green Market Santa Cruz

Weekend Pass Access to the Campers’ Village

10:00am

10:00am

10:00am

10:00am

11:00am

Talk on Exotic Plants and Fruits by Hugh Skinner

Sprout! Intro to Farming for Children by The Elior Institute

Healing with Henna by Sah Fyhr

Talk on Climate Change by IAM Movement

Acoustic Music Performances coordinated by A Millien Concepts

Duration: 1hr

Duration: 1hr

Duration: 1hr

Duration: 1hr

Duration: 2hrs

11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

12:30pm

2:00pm

Talk on Permaculture by John Stollmeyer

Talk and Demo on Composting by JTB Homesteads

Workshop on Gender Based Violence by Sharon A.E. Mottley

Bean to Bar Chocolate Demo by Destination Chocolate

Sprout! Intro to Farming for Children by The Elior Institute

Duration: 1hr

Duration: 1hr

Duration: 1.5hrs

Duration: 1.5hrs

Duration: 1hr

2:00pm

2:00pm

3:00pm

5:00pm

Massages by DD Styles & Gifted Hands Massage Therapy

Dance and Movement Session by Art on Purpose

Reconnect with the Joy of Play coordinated by Buzzconcepts Ltd.

Close of NEW FIRE Festival

Duration: 2hrs

Duration: 1hr

Duration: 2hrs


ENJOY A NIGHT UNDER THE STARS

Saturday April 8, 6:00pm to Sunday April 9, 2:00am.

Get your Night Pass and join the vibes at the Live Music Concert produced by Rawkus Productions and Electronic Music Dance Experience powered by CDM Generation with live VJing by North Eleven Projections. Fabulous food will be on sale at our Pop Up Restaurant curated by Toni’s Catering and you can also shop local at our night market.


LIVE MUSIC CONCERT NAILAH BLACKMAN SOLMAN ORANGE SKY ACOUSTIC BUZZROCK SHELDON BLACKMAN FREETOWN COLLECTIVE MARGE BLACKMAN N9 2 CENTS MOVEMENT UWI AFRIK AN SOCIETY   JAMIE PHILBERT SETH SYLVESTER

ELECTRONIC MUSIC DANCE EXPERIENCE


CAMPING NECESSITIES *Available at Scout Shop

CAMPING EQUIPMENT: Tent or tarp, poles, and stakes Sleeping bag or air mattress/ pad and blanket Pillow Cup, bowl, plate, knife, fork, spoon, mesh bag Chairs Cooler Waterproof ground cloth CLOTHING: Warm jacket or coat Change of clothes Towel TOILET KIT: Toothpaste, toothbrush Soap in container Toilet paper Comb/brush Washcloth Ditty bag (for dirty clothes) FIRST AID: First aid kit Water bottle Flashlight Insect repellent Sunscreen EXTRAS: Camera Extra bag or food container Sunglasses

CAMPSITE SAFETY • Know where the Fire Exits and Muster Points are located. • Keep your mobile phone close at hand. • Keep a battery operated torch handy for emergencies – Never use open flames, such as candles, lighters. • Keep matches and lighters safe and away from children. • Flammables are not allowed in the camping area. • Do not smoke inside tents. • Showers, changing rooms and toilets will be provided.

THE SCOUT SHOP Scouts Headquarters 1 St. Ann’s Road, St. Ann’s Port of Spain (868) 627-2835


HEALTH & SAFETY The safety and security of our festival guests and team is a priority for us and we should all do our bit to keep the peace and ensure we all enjoy NEW FIRE Festival 2017. • Don’t leave anything valuable in your tent. Lock your tent when you leave it. The Scouts Association Pop-up shop will have locks for purchase. • If you can’t take your valuables with you when you leave your tent, leave them at home. • Keep your money, tickets, credit cards, and mobile phones in a secure place or with you all the time. • Do not bring large sums of cash. Only bring what you need and keep it on you at all times. • Add your name to all your property so if it is misplaced, it can easily be identified. • If you arrive by car, don’t leave anything on display in your vehicle i.e. navigation systems, or mobile phones. Don’t place items in your glove box or the trunk. Take everything with you or leave it at home. • Don’t make yourself an easy target. Don’t over-indulge and always be aware of your surroundings. • Should you for any reason become unwell or have an allergic reaction, please visit the First Aid tent where one of the medical attendants will attend to you.


PROHIBITED ITEMS WHAT TO BRING

NEW FIRE Festival strives to make your festival experience fun and comfortable! Though we have the fun covered, you can help by bringing along items to make your two-day adventure as pleasurable as possible. In addition to reusable bottles, containers and camping gear, feel free to bring your blankets, picnic baskets, beach towels, yoga mats, paint and colouring kits, umbrellas and sunblock.

WHAT NOT TO BRING

At NEW FIRE Festival your safety and maximising sustainability are two of our primary concerns. We’ve created a list of items that will be removed from bags, coolers and other containers at the gate by our security team and retained until the end of the festival.

x NO single-use plastic water bottles x NO Styrofoam containers or plates x NO single-use cutlery (plastic forks, spoons, single-use plates etc.) x NO fireworks, lanterns or explosives x NO fire starter’s or campfire gear, open flame items or gasoline x NO weapons of any kind The best way to guarantee your item stays safe is to leave it at home. Let’s enjoy a safe and green NEW FIRE Festival 2017!


SITE MAP

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MAIN ENTRANCE

External Parking for Vehicles

W PEDESTRIAN ACCESS

EMERGENCY EXIT Santa Barbara Blvd.

GAZEBO VOLUNTEER AREA FOOD & BAR

ARTISAN MARKET

Saddle Road

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FASHION & CRAFT AREA

CAMPERS’ VILLAGE

Water Station Toilets facilities Changing Rooms Showers Recycle Bins STAGE Camping Area Interactive Workshop Area Fashion and Craft Area Volunteer Area

Food and Bar Station Dining Area Gazebo Artisan Market Booths First Aid Road Access Pedestrian Access

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS TO GREEN MEADOWS

Entrance to Campers’ Village Fruit Trees Trees Shrubs

NEW FIRE Festival 2017 Map - Generated by BUZZconcepts

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CONTACT US Gerry Williams

Founder and Creative Director 868.492.7516 868.271.1073

Elize Rostant

Festival Coordinator 868.788.0966 newfirefestival@gmail.com newfireworld.com

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