The Gloryland Cultural Centre comes alive with regular performances by the Bayelsa State Council for Arts and Culture.
The Council which was established by its enabling Edict of 1998 is responsible for the promotion and fostering the appreciation, revival and development of the arts and culture of the state and plan and co-ordinate cultural activities in the state and organize and promote exhibitions. Such regular performances are extractions of our cultural heritage properly adapted to the times and seasons, for the entertainment and relaxation of all and sundry.
The most recent of these regular performances was for the celebration of love, commemorating this year’s Valentine’s Day. The Gloryland Cultural Centre came agog on the 12th and 13th of February, 2010 with traditional dances, drama sketches, singing, etc for the entertainment of the people. Also, the troupe was drafted to the Bayelsa State Government House to perform on the Valentine’s Day proper.
Of course, the Bayelsa State Council for Arts and Culture has been highly commended for quality performances both within and outside the country and renowned for its feats in national competitions. The audience was driven to its frenzied pitch when Harmony- a play written and directed by the Executive Director, highlighting the prospects in the Federal Government’s amnesty programme was performed on stage.
The Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Bayelsa State Council for Arts and Culture, Mr. Dudafa Ineye Johnny remarked at the end of the show that the essence of the celebration was sobre reflections on life generally and the need for relationships to exude love and security. The Council Boss assured the audience that an Easter at the Gloryland Cultural Centre shall be as fascinating and fulfilling as lessons of life.