1?000 pupils expected at this year’s arts festival

2010-08-07 00:00

THIS year’s Witness Hilton Arts Festival kicks off on September 17, with Jongosi, a new venture aimed at school pupils.

Around 1 000 pupils are expected to experience the festival which takes its name from Johnny Clegg’s word, jongosi, a celebration of all that is young, new and vibrant.

Participants will be able to watch performances, take part in workshops and chill out in the SAB festival marquee where there will be age-appropriate music, food on sale and a bar selling cool drinks. The sessions will run from 8.30 am to 5 pm (for high school pupils) and 9 am to noon for those in primary school.

Primary school children can see Marvellous Mixtures and The Adventures of Little Nobody, while high school children can choose between Raiders of the Lost Aardvark, D-Seven, Dinsdae By Morrie, Butcher Brothers, Kaput, Tin Bucket Drum, Kiss of the Spiderwoman (Grade 11 and Grade 12 only) and Treeboy.

Schools wanting to know more about Jongosi should phone 033 383 0127.

Regular festivalgoers will be able to catch all these shows and many more on September 18 and 19. Productions have been chosen to give the widest possible range of genres. Organiser Sue Clarence says: “Music lovers can choose from the Music Revival concert series, music revues, and well-loved performers such as Guy Buttery and Nibs van der Spuy.

“Theatre productions will satisfy those of you looking for serious drama­, physical theatre telling of new and vibrant stories, as well as a selection for our youngest audiences in Topsy Turvey, an area dedicated to small people.”

Among the many festival highlights will be a trilogy of plays by Andrew Buckland, shows that were presented by Standard Bank Ovation Award winners Ben Voss (Bend It Like Beauty) and Neil Coppen (Tin Bucket Drum) and Swan Lake, this year’s Witness­ flagship production.

A booking form for The Witness Hilton Arts Festival will be published in The Witness on August 20, so make sure that you get your copy to be able to make early bookings.

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