NFF2019 Festival Guide

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2019 FESTIVAL GUIDE


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LIGHT YOUR FIRE EXPERIENCE THE CARIBBEAN’S PREMIER TRANSFORMATIONAL FESTIVAL NEW FIRE Festival is a dynamic, warm, inclusive and transformational festival. Our purpose is to be a catalyst for the creation of a new world of the most beautiful possibilities by inspiring and enabling the transformation of the way we live with each other and the planet. NFF was ignited in 2016 and we are excited for our 4th edition this year. The festival is the flagship programme of the Trinidad and Tobago Bridge Initiative, a non-profit organisation registered in 2011. Through NFF, TTBI achieves its mission of enabling sustainable development by connecting people to each other, resources and transformational opportunities.



DREAM, EXPLORE & TRANSFORM YOU ARE NEW FIRE Come immerse yourself in three days of zero-waste living, music, art, dance, food, craft, yoga, play, overnight camping, workshops and talks at NEW FIRE Festival 2019. Let us together dream, explore and transform! NEW FIRE Festival is a space for you to participate fully in every experience. The festival is a place of radical inclusion- get involved and exclude no one! The festival is a place of radical self expressionbe your authentic self! The festival is all about community- we are NEW FIRE! At NFF, your dreams come to life as you explore and connect with yourself, others and the environment, learning how we can work together to transform our world.



ZERO WASTE NFF is grounded in ecological sustainability. Our zero waste principle is one of the primary ways this is exemplified. Never heard of zero waste living? Put simply, zero waste = living without generating refuse that the ecosystem does not naturally and easily put to good use. When we send nothing to the landfill, we’re doing it right! The zero waste principle means consuming only what you need. Aim to Reduce what you need, Reuse it as many times as possible and Recycle whatever is left. Composting is the way we recycle organic refuse.



BE GOOD

TO YOURSELF, OTHERS & THE PLANET BY FOLLOWING OUR GUIDELINES FOR ZERO WASTE AT NFF:

BRING YOUR REUSABLE drink and food containers! We’ll have free filtered drinking-water available from Hydra-STATION and vendors in our marketplace will serve you in your food containers and cups.

WONDERING ABOUT WASHING UP? We’ll have wash up stations so just like at home, you can clean your containers after a meal and reuse them all weekend! At these stations, please be mindful of your water use and conserve water.

NO LITTERING! Leave no trace by using our organic waste bins (for food scraps and paper napkins); be sure to take everything back home with you that’s not used at the festival.

SHOWERS ARE PROVIDED for our campers but please conserve water by taking a shorter shower than usual.

LEAVE ALL SINGLEUSE ITEMS AT HOME. You can pack snacks, hygiene products and everything else you’ll need in reusable containers or bags.


FREE FILTERED WATER

AVAILABLE ALL WEEKEND, JUST BRING YOUR REUSABLE BOTTLE!


PROGRAMME FRIDAY 12 APRIL Gates open at 5pm for 3 Day Pass holders. Campers set up in the Campers’ Village.

6PM

CEREMONIAL OPENING + BONFIRE

7PM

SACRED CACAO CEREMONY + 5 ELEMENT DANCE with Heidi Patience

Gates open at 9pm for Friday Night Pass holders

9PM

FILM SCREENING by Normal Normal Films

10PM

ELECTRONIC MUSIC EXPERIENCE

SATURDAY 13 APRIL Gates open at 9am for 2 Day and 1 Day Pass holders GREEN BUSINESS EXPO

DREAM WORKSHOPS

ARTISAN MARKET

EXPLORE WORKSHOPS

ACOUSTIC MUSIC PERFORMANCES

TRANSFORM WORKSHOPS

JAM ZONE

CHILDREN’S ZONE


Gates open at 7:30 pm for Saturday Night Pass holders

8:30PM

LIVE MUSIC CONCERT

SUNDAY 14 APRIL Gates open at 9am for 1 Day Pass holders HIKE TO MARACAS WATERFALL (departs at 9am from Ortinola) GREEN BUSINESS EXPO ARTISAN MARKET ACOUSTIC MUSIC PERFORMANCES

JAM ZONE DREAM WORKSHOPS EXPLORE WORKSHOPS TRANSFORM WORKSHOPS CHILDREN’S ZONE


WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

DREAM EXPLORE TRANSFORM

SATURDAY 13 APRIL 2019 TIME 6:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 11:00 AM 11:00 AM

ACTIVITY Sunrise Yoga & Mindful Awareness SHANA BHAJAN

DURATION 45 mins

Qigong & Mindful Meditation Practice

1 hr

Essential Oil Experience & Moving Meditation

1 hr

DANIEL YOUNG

FALLON OF PIKO COMMUNITY

Mask Making

TURUNESH RAYMOND

2 hrs

Traditonal Mas Showcase

30 mins

Mural Painting

2.5 hrs

Food as Medicine

1 hr

How to Cleanse, Clear & Charge your Crystals

45 mins

KIMMY STOUTE-ROBINSON PUBLIC AND ARTISTS ALAIN AGOSTINI

PHILENA WILLIAMS

Ortinola History & Mini Cocoa Tour NIKITA NATH

Belly Dancing Workshop JENNIFER HAMMOND

1.5 hrs 1 hr


SATURDAY 13 APRIL 2019 TIME

ACTIVITY

DURATION

11:00 AM

Healthy Lifestyle - Closing the Knowing-Doing Gap

1 hr

11:30 AM

KAYLAN OF SPIRITIED NATURAL

Equine Therapy

HORSES HELPING HUMANS

12:00 PM

The True Power of the Muladhara Chakra

12:00 PM

Composting for Results

12:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 2:00 PM

VED- YOGA WITH VED JTB HOMESTEADS

1 hr 45 mins 45 mins

Soul Healing by Olive

1 hr

Rhythmic Gymnastics & Aerial Silks

1.5 hrs

5 Part Chakra Balancing

1 hr

Mural Painting

3.5 hrs

Healing with Henna

1 hr

Plein Air Figure Drawing

1.5 hrs

Climate Change and You

1 hr

Fabric Collage: Personal Stories through Art Therapy

1.5 hrs

SARAH OLIVE

RUTH WITH RHYTHMIKA ALEXIS MARIANES

PUBLIC AND ARTISTS SAH FYR

AJ ROGERS

KATRINA KHAN-ROBERTS (CYENTT)

KRISTY ANATOL


SATURDAY 13 APRIL 2019 TIME 2:00 PM 2:00 PM 2:00 PM 3:00 PM

ACTIVITY

DURATION

Contact Improvisational Dance

1.5 hrs

Walk Like a Moko

2 hrs

Indigenous Way of Life, Past & Present

1 hr

JACOB CINO

1000 MOKOS

ANDREW CAMPBELL & NIGEL BUTLER

YonitedTT Sisterhood Circle Meeting YONITED TEAM

1 hr

Capoeira

1.5 hrs

3:00 PM

Decolonizing Chocolate & Other Tropical Crops

2 hrs

3:30 PM

Transformative Converstaions with Keep Hope Alive

1.5 hrs

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

SENZALA CAPOEIRA TT

GILLIAN GODDARD

MICAH

Reconnecting to Spirit through Yoga TROY OF ONE YOGA

1.5 hrs


SUNDAY 14 APRIL 2019 TIME

ACTIVITY

DURATION

Morning Mindful Meditation

1 hr

Bliss Yoga Flow & Philosophy

1 hr

Flow Arts & Silks

1.5 hrs

Traditonal Mas Showcase

15 mins 30 mins

Mural Painting

2.5 hrs

Intuitive Drawing and Painting

1.5 hrs

Climate Change & Survival

1 hr

Dance / Movement / Drama Therapy

1.5 hrs

Equine Therapy

1 hr

11:00 AM

Intro to Bollywood Dance

1 hr

11:00 AM

False Borders and the Disruption of Bioregional Integrity

1 hr

8:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 11:00 AM

12:30 PM 12:30 PM

JULIAN OF BODHICHARYA CARIBBEAN KAREN S OF BLISS YOGA RUTH OF RHYTHMIKA KIMMY STOUTE-ROBINSON PUBLIC AND ARTISTS DANIELLE BOODOO-FORTUNE HUGH SKINNER

KARLINE BRATHWAITE & KEZIA BARCLAY HORSES HELPING HUMANS SEEMA SURUJ

JOHN STOLLMEYER

Empowered Women’s Sexuality Pt 1 PATI OF MAMATOTO BIRTH CENTRE

Aerial Yoga

INSPIRE YOGA TT

1 hr 1 hr


SUNDAY 14 APRIL 2019 TIME

ACTIVITY

DURATION

Movement of Yoga

2 hrs

Mural Painting

3.5 hrs

Belly Dancing Workshop

1 hr

1:00 PM

Healing with Henna

1 hr

1:00 PM

Changing Your Mind - Making Better Waste Decisions

1 hr

1:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM

2:00 PM 2:00 PM 2:00 PM 2:00 PM 2:30 PM 3:00 PM

JONATHON SOLIS

PUBLIC AND ARTISTS JENNIFER HAMMOND SAH FYR

SIAN CUFFY-YOUNG OF SIEL ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES LIMITED

Planting for Adults

ESCA & GREEN THUMBS

2 hrs

Capoeira

1.5 hrs

Plein Air Figure Drawing

1.5 hrs

Transforming the Mind

1 hr

Laughter Yoga

45 mins

Empowered Women’s Sexuality Pt 2

1 hr

MESTRE BOLA CAPOEIRA CAMARA T&T AJ ROGERS

DAVID MCCARTNEY

JENNIFER HAMMOND PATI OF MAMATOTO BIRTH CENTRE


SUNDAY 14 APRIL 2019 TIME

ACTIVITY

DURATION

Intro to Salsa Dancing

1 hr

3:00 PM

The Feminine Beauty Ideal & its Negative Effect on Women’s Body Image

1 hr

3:30 PM

Transformative Conversations with Keep Hope Alive

1.5 hrs

4:00 PM

Reggae Flow Yoga

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

SHEA BEST

CANDICE SANCHEZ

MICAH

JACOB CINO

Reflexology

PETER DICKSON

1 hr 1 hr

Please note that schedule details are subject to change. No refunds or exchanges on festival passes will be made in the case of sessions being cancelled, shifted or shortened. Signage and team members will guide persons on session details. All minors must be accompanied by an adult while at the festival including during their participation in workshops and all activities.


CHILDREN’S ZONE SCHEDULE ESP CARIBBEAN BOOKSHELF We have assembled a collection of Caribbean kids books just for the littlest of the NEW FIRE Tribe - pick a story, sit back and relax - our firestarters will bring it to life.

ALL WEEKEND

FOR THE LOVE OF READING Come visit our pop-up book corner. Bring a blanket, nestle into a good read or walk with one of your own to donate to this lovely community project.

SATURDAY

13 APRIL 2019 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 3:00 PM

Do you design?

DESIGN OBJECTIVE

1 hr

The Animal Inside You

1 hr

The Buzz about Bees

1 hr

Kids Upcycling Station

1 hr

Art with Intent

1 hr

Finding your Green Thumb

1 hr

JADE DRAKES

CARMEL VALLEY ESTATE

EVERYTHING MAKES CRAFT DANIELLE BOODOO FORTUNE GREEN THUMB GARDENS


CHILDREN’S ZONE SCHEDULE SUNDAY

14 APRIL 2019 10:00 AM

Painting with Natural Ingredients NEALA LUNA

1 hr

What Stories will I Inherit?

1 hr

12:00 PM

AGRIman - The World’s First Food & Nutrition Security Superhero

1 hr

1:00 PM

Kids Upcycling Station

11:00 AM

2:00 PM 3:00 PM

PLANTAIN

WHY FARM

EVERYTHING MAKES CRAFTS

1 hr

Coral Reef Guardians

1 hr

Litter Hunters

1 hr

SUMMER HEROES / IYOR

SIEL ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES LIMITED

Please note that schedule details are subject to change. No refunds or exchanges on festival passes will be made in the case of sessions being cancelled, shifted or shortened. Signage and team members will guide persons on session details. All minors must be accompanied by an adult while at the festival including during their participation in workshops and all activities.


PICK YOUR PACKAGE 3 DAY PASS ADVANCE PURCHASES

GATE PURCHASES

$500 ADULT [18+] $300 TEEN [13-17 YEARS]

$600 ADULT [18+] $400 TEEN [13-17 YEARS]

FREE Children 12 and under

FREE Children 12 and under

Immerse yourself in an entire weekend of of creativity, beauty, community and ecologically mindful living. With the ultimate pass to NFF, you’ll have access from 5pm on Friday 12 to 5pm Sunday 14 April, two nights of camping, all Daytime Activities, Artisan Market and Green Business Expo, our Nighttime Concert and Electronic Music Experience.

2 DAY PASS ADVANCE PURCHASES

$350 ADULT [18+] $200 TEEN [13-17 YEARS] FREE Children 12 and under

GATE PURCHASES

$450 ADULT [18+] $300 TEEN [13-17 YEARS] FREE Children 12 and under

Can’t get away for three days? Then our 2 Day Pass is the perfect option for you! This pass gives you access from 9am on Saturday 13 to 5pm Sunday 14 April, one night of camping, all Daytime Activities, Artisan Market, Green Business Expo and our Saturday Night concert.



CAMPING Camping outdoors is one of the highlights of NFF. Wondering about our facilities? We’ve got you covered! We build showers and compost toilets only accessible to our campers. We’ll also have a campsite kitchen for easy prep meals and a campers hub where you can charge your phones and electronic devices. Food and tents are not included in these packages but we’ll have

CAMPSITE SAFETY Know where the Fire Exits and Muster Points are located. Keep your mobile phone close at hand. Charging access may be limited so pack you solar bank or battery pack.

vendors on site throughout the weekend and a limited number of tents will be available for rent if you don’t have your own. Check out our packing guide on page 40.

Keep a battery operated torch handy for emergencies, never use open flames, such as candles and lighters. Flammables are not allowed in the camping area. Do not smoke inside tents.



SATURDAY NIGHT PASS OUR MASTER OF FIRE 2019,

ADVANCE PURCHASES

$300 [18+] GATE PURCHASES

$350 [18+]

KING DAVID MICHAEL RUDDER

WILL GRACE THE STAGE ALONGSIDE A SUPERB CAST OF MUSICIANS:

ISASHA FREETOWN COLLECTIVE NICKOLAI SALCEDO WITH GYAZETTE SOLMAN NEX CHAPTA CALEB HART JIVANNA CHINAKA DAYO BEJIDE ORGANIC MUSIC MOVEMENT VIZION MUSIQ ENTERTAINMENT Gates open at 7:30pm. Please be advised that in the event of any program changes, no refunds or exchanges on festival passes will be made.


FRIDAY NIGHT PASS ELECTRONIC SOUND, MINDBLOWING PROJECTIONS...FREEDOM AND SPACE TO FEEL THE MUSIC. SOME OF T+T’S HOTTEST DJS WILL TAKE YOU ON A JOURNEY ON FRIDAY 12 APRIL, NIGHT 1 OF NFF 2019. GET THERE EARLY TO VIEW THE PREMIER OF A SPECTACULAR VISIONARY ART FILM PRESENTATION “TRANSCENDENTAL IMAGINATIONS” BY NORMAL NORMAL FILMS AND VISUAL PROJECTIONS WILL BE POWERED BY NORTH ELEVEN.

JACOB CINO SUSPKTZ TIEFHEAD DJ LBEE NICK FARAH NOVIS Gates open at 9pm. Please be advised that in the event of any program changes, no refunds or exchanges on festival passes will be made.

ADVANCE PURCHASES

$250 [18+] GATE PURCHASES

$300 [18+]


DAYTIME MUSIC Experience a variety of vibrant talent on our day stage and in our JAM ZONE on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April.

SATURDAY LINE UP

11AM TO 2PM

JUHRI MARK NG WAI STIATENT GILL. T JAY MAN SUN YASHA SHERVILLE CLARKE-LEWIS VERBOYZ JURIEM DOUG DUSTY GAVIN MENDONCA KEIFA YASEPH HATCHLING STEF KALLOO INZEY MICHELLE ABRAHAM MICHAEL CHAPMAN & UTT

SUNDAY LINE UP

11AM TO 2PM

NIGEL WILLIAMS JIA SHE RU RAHIL BABOORAM LISA MARIE THOMPSON MICHAEL CHAPMAN & UTT JUDAHB MONIQUE LA CHAPELLE MAHALIA THOMAS TRACEY TUITT JHONN YOUNG ANTOINE LYDIA LINDEN LÉONNE VOZMUSIC BRENDON O’ BRIEN LEE MERRIQUE



1 DAY PASS $100 ADULT [18+] $50 TEEN [13-17 YEARS]

FREE Children 12 and under Experience our workshops, talks and demos, Children’s Zone activities, Artisan Market, Green Business Expo and daytime Acoustic Performances. Your 1 Day Pass gives you access to NFF from 9am- 5pm on either Saturday 13 or Sunday 14 April. Saturday Night, Friday Night and 1 Day Passes do not grant access to our campsite or overnight camping or our Hike. Food is not included. Purchase Passes online at newfireworld.com & from collaborating outlets and team members: NORTH Brigette- 309.1222 Darcey- 494.0566 Nadya- 685.5598 Nick- 471.4977 Junckollage (in One Yoga at the Oval)747.0061

EAST Ain- 771.1583 Anna- 681.1970 Atiya- 319.4749 Deneil- 786.3606 Khadija- 309.1087 Marika- 482.6002 Yejide- 710.0313

WEST Alex- 496.6241 Ayrïd- 790.0747 Jayron- 312.3042 Leann- 716.1999

CENTRAL Faustin- 716.9665 Shana- 788.1564 Cell Mates672.6226

SOUTH Devon- 749.7147 AND SurePay Trinidad outlets in Massy Stores across T+T! (Vouchers must be booked at newfireworld.com)



GREEN BUSINESS EXPO

This is a new addition to NFF where we will highlight companies who are focused on providing green products and services as well as agencies who are essential to our national sustainable development agenda.

EXHIBITORS CGA Limited has been an indigenous manufacturer of soaps, edible oils, margarines and shortenings for over 80 years. The Coconut Growers Association (CGA) was founded in 1937 by a group of coconut farmers who were interested in exporting coconut oil versus raw copra (dried coconut kernels). CGA’s products are vegan, cruelty free and eco-friendly and the company has continued their tradition of using Caribbean materials, knowledge and experience, providing both direct and indirect employment across the region. The iCARE Project is the first national recycling initiative in Trinidad & Tobago which began with the Environmental Management Authority’s (EMA) receipt of funding from the Green Fund in 2015. The Project engages the active participation of citizens in recycling beverage containers via a network of recyclable collection bins and primary processing depots. Environmental conservation efforts are


also heightened through collaboration, education and public awareness. The recycling infrastructure being established by the iCARE Project in schools and public spaces nationwide, is intended to prepare the country for the passage of the EMA’s Waste Rules and further support national sustainable development goals. The IDB Group is the leading source of development finance for Latin America and the Caribbean. It helps to improve lives by providing financial solutions and development know-how to public and private sector clients. The group comprises the IDB, which has worked with governments for 60 years; IDB Invest, which serves the private sector; and IDB Lab, which tests innovative ways to enable more inclusive growth. The Trinidad and Tobago Solid Waste Management Company Limited (SWMCOL) aims to protect and enhance the environment in Trinidad and Tobago through the provision of high quality, efficient, customer oriented, cost effective and sustainable waste collection, treatment, disposal, resource recovery and educational services. SWMCOL is dedicated to doing its part in helping the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago to implement modern waste management practices and offers a variety of services in the areas of waste management and environmental protection.


Sygma Environmental is a certified service provider in the field of health, safety and the environment. With 19 years experience, their work has taken them throughout Tinidad and Tobago as well as in the region in places such as Guyana, Barbados and St. Kitts. In all they do, the company seeks to create healthy surroundings for individuals, minimize waste to landfills, reduce our carbon footprint and in so doing build a healthy and sustainable planet with regards for all. Sygma Environmental is proud to be a member of several organizations pursuing aligning agendas such as the Trinidad and Tobago Green Building Council, the Indoor Air Quality Association, the American Chamber of Commerce and the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Founded in 1982, the Trinidad and Tobago Unit Trust Corporation (UTC) is a financial solutions provider headquartered in Trinidad and Tobago, with over TT$21 billion (US$3 billion) in funds under management, nine (9) Investment Centres and 10 Online Agencies across Trinidad and Tobago. They proudly serve their community of more than 600,000 unitholders and are more than just a financial services company. They make investments geared towards ensuring a


brighter future for their investors and the country they live and work in. They manage mutual fund investments for individuals and institutions along with specialised savings plans to meet the needs of children. Vetiver TT Ecological Engineering Solutions Ltd provides cost effective approaches to tackle a wide range of soil and water related challenges, such as: Slope Stabilization, Erosion Control, Property and Infrastructure Protection, Land Rehabilitation and the Phytoremediation (the treatment of contaminated land and waters). They do this by combining soil and water civil engineering expertise with the application of vetiver grass as a bio-engineering tool according to the Vetiver System (VS). Vetiver TT EES Ltd also works with various NGO outreach projects as a technical partner, to provide training and introduction of these cost-effective vetiver bio-engineering solutions to communities and environments whom can benefit from them. To date these have included the hillside farming community of Paramin, the rehabilitation of quarries in Sangre Grande, and the coastal community of Canaries in St Lucia.


OUR FESTIVAL MARKET Shop for locally made and locally sourced jewellery, fashion, craft, art, home decor, health + beauty products and much more! A WAY WITH WORDS A GARDENER’S HEART AFRICAN ARK JEWELLERY AH-GROW AI NATURALS ASHLEY L DESIGNS ARÔME HARVEST LTD. AVIAIRE BISA BODY FROSTING BOTA DESIGNS CARIBBEAN ASSOCIATION OF MASSAGE & BODYWORK PRACTIONERS (C.A.M.B.P) CE CREATIVE CORNER CONTESSA CRAFTII MERAKI CRYSCELIN CREATIONZ CRYSTAL BLISS PRODUCTS DESHI HANDCRAFTED JEWELRY DESIGNED BY KAYA EARTH STONE COLLECTION FOR THE LOVE OF NATURE GILL.T HEALTHY ESCAPE HEAVEN BLISS KING’S SPECIALTY LICKALAMP LA SHER CATERING

LAA LISCIO MOYEE COFFEE MUSTARD SEED NATURALS MY BEACH, MY WATER LTD NELL’S NATURALS ORGANILIFE PAIGE & CO PINCHED PIERCINGS PURPLE POSSUM DESIGNS RASTA FENG RENEW CONSIGNMENT RESILIENT GRACE ROOTSYARDD RUBY’S COCKTAILS SENSASHENELLE POPCORN SIMPLY ESCAPE SO.HIPPIE SUKHA HANDMADE JEWELLERY SUNDARA ARTISAN JEWELRY SYMBOLS JEWELLERY THE CREATIVE LOFT THE GLAM GODDESS THE JEWELLERY SHACK TIZIK VYOMBO DESIGNS WAKEFUL WONDERS YOKO FUNG



OUR FESTIVAL FOOD Experience the beauty and variety of Caribbean flavours at NEW FIRE Festival.

2019 VENDORS:

AURORA BITAYSON LTD. CAFE 117 CHEF G $20 MENU CYNFULL LIVING CAMBIARE FOODS MANNA CATERERS MY BOYS KITCHEN PASSIONATE JUICES PASTELLES AND MORE ST. JOSEPH COMMUNITY SVADISA CREATIONS TWIGS TEAS

REMEMBER TO BRING

your reusable containers for food + drink and your reusable bags for shopping. No single use plastics, styrofoam or disposables please.



WHAT TO PACK NEW FIRE 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 adventure as pleasurable as possible. In additional 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.

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 Hat Umbrella



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.

NO SINGLE-USE PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES NO STYROFOAM CONTAINERS OR PLATES NO SINGLE-USE CUTLERY (PLASTIC FORKS, SPOONS, SINGLE-USE PLATES ETC.) NO FIREWORKS, LANTERNS OR EXPLOSIVES NO FIRE STARTERS OR CAMPFIRE GEAR, OPEN FLAME ITEMS OR GASOLINE NO WEAPONS OF ANY KIND NO ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES OR DRUGS. NO PETS (ONLY SERVICE DOGS ALLOWED) 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 2019!


HEALTH AND SAFETY LET’S ALL DO OUR BIT TO KEEP THE PEACE AND ENSURE WE ENJOY NFF 2019. Don’t leave anything valuable in your tent. Lock your tent when you leave it. If you can’t take your valuables with you when you leave your tent, leave them at home. Keep your money, 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 notice an emergency notify the closest security officer, team member or report it immediately at the Info booth. In case of an emergency, please follow all instructions given by team members and emergency response personnel. In the event of an emergency do not leave the muster point until you are told to do so. Do not tamper with any festival equipment.


OUR FESTIVAL MAP Ortinola Estate Acono Road, Maracas Valley St. Joseph, Trinidad and Tobago


DIRECTIONS

ORTINOLA ESTATE

VENUE MAP CAMPSITE

TICKETS

CLICK BELOW ENTRANCE FOR DIRECTIONS ARTISAN MARKET BAMBOO GROOVE BAMBOO DOME

NIGHT STAGE

GREEN EXPO

JAM ZONE

HYDRA STATION

CHILDREN’S ZONE

TRIBE HUB

EVENT HUB Ortinola Estate Acono CAMPERS’ KITCHEN Road,DAY PARKING Maracas Valley NIGHT PARKING MERCH St. Joseph, CAMPERS’ PARKING FIRST AIDTrinidad / SAFE ZONE & Tobago FOOD STALL

INFO BOOTH

TOILETS

REACT

SHOWERS



CREATING SAFE SPACES WE SHOULD ALL HAVE A POSITIVE AND MAGICAL EXPERIENCE AT NFF. HELP US CREATE A SAFE AND ENJOYABLE SPACE FOR EVERYONE BY: Reading through our guide and contacting us with any questions or concerns before the festival weekend. On arrival at the festival, please obey all drop-off and parking instructions. Our friendly team of volunteers will greet you at our admissions stations to ensure you have your festival pass, no disposables and your reusable items. You will be asked to leave all disposable items in your vehicle so avoid the hassle and please leave these items at home.

There will also be a First Aid station with trained volunteers; if you have any medical requirements or specific needs, please let us know so these can be addressed. We’ll have a variety of food and beverages on sale. If you have an allergic reaction or feel unwell, please visit the First Aid station or ask someone to alert a First Aid Volunteer.

We care about the safety and security of our guests and security personnel will be engaged for the entire weekend. We advise that if you are with a group, use a buddy system when participating in Take note of our Info Booth which is a great point of contact activities especially at night. if you have any questions while If you feel uncomfortable at any time or observe suspicious at the festival. activity, please alert one of our team members.


CREATING SAFE SPACES A NEW WORLD WHERE WE ALL FEEL SAFE CAN ONLY BE CREATED IF WE COOPERATE WITH EACH OTHER, RESPECT EACH OTHER AND LOOK-OUT FOR ONE ANOTHER. LET’S ENJOY A WEEKEND OF TOGETHERNESS AND TRANSFORMATION AT NFF 2019! If you have a day pass or night pass please limit your movements to the areas designated for you; the camping areas are accessible to 3 Day and 2 Day pass holders only. Signs will be posted to guide you throughout the festival site as well as provide information on our scheduled activities. If you have any questions, please ask a team member or visit our Info Booth. We will NOT tolerate any forms of discrimination! Anyone found doing this will be immediately ejected from the festival.



MEET THE FIRESTARTERS WE CONTINUE TO BUILD A STRONG COMMUNITY AROUND THE FESTIVAL. BY ENGAGING A PASSIONATE AND COMMITTED TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS, NEW FIRE FESTIVAL CONTINUES TO ILLUSTRATE THE POWER OF COLLABORATION. Founder and Creative Director- GERRY WILLIAMS Festival Director- ELIZE ROSTANT Activities Lead- NADYA SHAH Brand Lead- AYRÏD CHANDLER Communications Lead- LEANN GILL Engine Room Lead- LINDY-ANN EDWARDS-ALLEYNE Events Lead- ALYSSA ROSTANT Food and Beverage Lead- BRIGETTE R. JOSEPH Production Lead- JAYRON REMY Tribe Lead- HEIDI PATIENCE WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO SAY A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE VOLUNTEER CENTER OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO AND ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS WHO ARE COMMITTED TO ENSURING THE SUCCESS OF NEW FIRE FESTIVAL 2019.



MEET THE FIRESTARTERS

Artisan Market + Green Business Expo Coordinator: AIN EARLE Build Leads: BEN TAYLOR, DANIEL STOLLMEYER + GERVAIS ALEONG Campsite Coordinators: DARREN NARCIS, FAUSTIN RAMKARANSINGH + REL KASMALLY Children’s Zone Coordinator: JEUNANNE ALKINS Community Outreach Coordinators: JEMIMA CHARLES + MARIKA ST. LOUIS Electronic Music Producers: KARRILEE FIFI + NICK FARAH Event Coordination Assistants: ATIYA DOUGLAS + LISA FRANCIS MCCARTHY Event Management Intern: ANNA DANSICAR- THOMAS Finance + Accounting Manager: CHRISTOPHER CHUNG First Aid Coordinator: KHADIJA SEARLES Gate Logistics Coordinator: MICHAELA GARCIA Graphic Designer: ZARNA HART

Green Team + Waste Management Coordinators: ANNE-MARIE ROOKS, DELENA INDAR + PRAVENA KISSOON Health, Safety + Security Coordinators: KEVIN BARRY + REL KASMALLY Legal Consultant: VANESSA KNIGHTS Marketing Manager: KEVON FODERINGHAM Merchandise Coordinator + Social Media Marketing Coordinator: ALEX HOSPEDALES Monitoring + Evaluations Coordinators: DARCEUIL DUNCAN + DENEIL LARA Operations + Administrations Coordinator: ALYSSA GRANT Sustainability Consultant: ALEXANDER GIRVAN Visual Arts Coordinator: YEJIDE CORDNER Volunteer Coordinating Assistant: KARISHMA NARINE Workshop Coordinators: SHANA BAJAN + TERAESA METIVIER



OUR PARTNERS Our community is further expanded by our partners. The commitment of these progressive organisations has enabled us to meet our goals and continue achieving our vision. We would like to thank our NFF 2019 Supporting Partner First Citizens who has believed in us since the start and has been a financial partner to the festival since 2016. We are very pleased to welcome for the second time as a Supporting Partner, the Inter-American Development Bank and the IDB Group will also participate in the festival as a Green Exhibitor. The Trinidad and Tobago Solid Waste Management Company Limited (SWMCOL) joins us as a Contributing Partner this year and they will also be an exhibitor in our Green Business Expo. JobsTT returns for a third year and joining them as a Donating Partner this year is the Massy Foundation. The financial contributions of all four entities assists us to achieve our goals. Finally, we say welcome to Loop TT who joins us as our Digital Media Partner for NFF 2019.

To our Official Collaborators who have worked with us throughout the planning and implementation of NFF 2019 and to our workshop facilitators who have made an invaluable contribution to the festival, we appreciate your dedication to creating a better world with us!



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