Calling all teachers of the arts

2019-05-08 06:01
People walk towards the main theatre as the sun sets on the Jongosi Youth Day last year. Another bumper festival is on the cards for pupils at this year’s Hilton Arts Festival on September 13.PHOTO: Jonathan Burton

People walk towards the main theatre as the sun sets on the Jongosi Youth Day last year. Another bumper festival is on the cards for pupils at this year’s Hilton Arts Festival on September 13.PHOTO: Jonathan Burton

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WOULD you like your school or drama pupils to spend a day seeing three different productions, taking part in interactive workshops, attending arts-related talks and debates, immersing themselves in visual arts and crafts as well as generally soaking up an arty festival vibe?

This is all happening on September 13 from 9 am to 4 pm at the Hilton Arts Festival in the grounds of Hilton College.

For R410 per head, your pupils from Grade 7 to 12 will be able to see three productions of various genres all age appropriate and educational in the broader sense of the word (not syllabus related, specifically). Between watching these productions, they will be able to join workshops, debates and demonstrations, all arts related, for no extra cost. There will also be food outlets in the craft market.

The programme will be made public before the end of June and bookings will then open immediately. Should you wish to receive information, please e-mail Julia at accounts@hiltonfestival.co.za and make sure to give an e-mail address that you will have access to during the June and July period.

The Jongosi youth programme is now in its 11th year. The word Jongosi was gifted to the festival by Johnny Clegg who invented it. It comes from the Afrikaans “jong os” (meaning young bullock), and thus represents all that is young, strong, determined and aiming for the future. Clegg, in his inimitable fashion, gave the word a Zulu spin and thus the term was created.

Jongosi has increasing become a vital component of the Hilton festival as it focuses on members of the younger generation. Theatre and the arts are tools for building a humane, responsible and rational generation. Exposure to the arts, especially the theatre, builds empathy, teaches teamwork, exposes the youth to history, counters fear of public speaking, teaches self-expression, creativity and lateral thought, bolsters self-confidence and ignites passions.

Festival dates are September 13 to 15. Booking opens on August 12.

For more info, visit www.hiltonfestival.co.za or contact the festival office at admin@hiltonfestival.co.za or phone 033 383 0127. — Supplied.

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