SV2G

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2nd Generation (SV2G) was established as a formally constituted voluntary organisation in 2003. The motivation to initiate the organisation came from a desire to develop awareness of the African and Caribbean heritage in the community in and around High Wycombe; Wycombe has the largest Vincentian population in the UK.

Wycome Steel Orchestra LogoSV2G raises awareness of African and Caribbean culture through the arts, our past work has been demonstrated successfully through the delivery of dynamic projects with young people and the wider community.

SV2G has established an ongoing steelpan performance group (Wycombe Steel Orchestra) and delivers a regular and intensive programme of workshops and training in local schools. It is at the forefront of developing formalised accreditation opportunities for those learning steelpan in the UK and has been the lead organisation (working with Arts Council England, the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music and the University of West Indies) to establish the foundations for this development work.

The focus on steelpan as the centre of SV2G activity has steadily increased with a growing programme of tuition and training work in Buckinghamshire schools (in association with the County Music Service), with youth groups and community organisations. The Wycombe Steel Orchestra is in increasing demand for bookings at presentations, events and festivals. SV2G also manages and delivers the annual Wycombe Community Festival in association with key partners such as New Buckinghamshire University and Wycombe District Council. Black History Month events are also key to the Organisation’s activities.
PROFILES

Hon. Member – Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher Bt., Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire

Patron – Hon. Dr. Ralph E. Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines

High Commissioner – His Excellency Cenio Lewis

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