Local poet to perform at PE Opera House

2017-04-12 06:01
Thobeka Sinxo.     Photo:SUPPLIED

Thobeka Sinxo. Photo:SUPPLIED

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SOUTH African English poet Thobeka Sinxo will be performing this month at the PE Opera House Poetry Tuesdays.

The PE Opera House space is fast becoming the number one poetry hub and is set to welcome Sinxo, a stage poet born and bred in the Nelson Mandela Bay.

She has written short stories and plays and has published a children’s story called Ezintakeni with the Nal’ibali newspaper.

She first performed as a teenager for LoveLife and started pursuing a professional career in poetry in 2012 when she was invited to the Port Elizabeth Praat Festival that featured the likes of commercial poets Lebo Mashile and Lesego Rampolokeng.

Sinxo has also been to the Grahamstown National Arts Festival, as well as the Jozi Book Fair.

“When we want entertainment, we go to the Cape Town Jazz Festival or to the Grahamstown National Arts Festival. We must ask ourselves, are we a city capable of having our own?” said PE Opera House General Manager Monde Ngonyama.

Sinxo looks forward to performing at the PE Opera House.

“My craft is inspired by mythology in its use of imagery. I am obsessed with gods and goddesses, and speak a lot about them in my poems,” she said.

She will perform at the PE Opera House Poetry Tuesdays at 6pm. Entry is free.

For more info contact Monde Ngonyama on 041 586 2256 or Cingiwe Skosana on 041 585 1300.

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