On Saturday July 17, whilst many Jamaicans ventured to Sumfest in Montego Bay, Trench Town had a super arts day focusing on arts, creativity and culture. Trench Town is the former home to music superstars and reggae legends such as Bob Marley, Dean Fraser and Alton Ellis and well known multiskilled visual artist W Henry Eccleston.

MALIK JOSEPHS photo: Trench Town Youth in a workshop with Jamaican-Japanese artist Rico

OAaSIS team of literary, performing and visual artists made the day special despite earlier heavy showers of rain threatening to postpone or cancel the event. Partnering with the resident children, eager to learn new skills and share the ones they already knew, made the day come alive with exceptional energy.
The day