Successful art festival at Luthuli Museum

2015-12-16 06:00
 Photo: supplied  Some of the artists at the event.

Photo: supplied Some of the artists at the event.

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UHURU Poetry in Motion hosted its second uHuru Arts Festival at the Luthuli Museum in Groutville, on 5 December.

The festival was themed: “Let’s Go Visual” and its aim was to emphasise the importance of art and expose visual art to the Groutville community.

Poetry, music and film screenings were the various forms of art which featured at the festival.

Visual artist, Mlungisi Zulu, from Groutville, amazed audiences when he took almost an hour to complete a painting.

Music producer and film maker from Etete, Masiphula Dube screened the trailer of his latest film called “iBhodlela”.

Miss Ballito Khanyisile Zondo took to the podium to motivate and encouraged local youth.

“I am what I am because I know who I am. Do you know who you are?” she asked the audience.

Zondo’s message stressed that growing up in a family which is less fortunate does not mean a person cannot succeed in life.

“As long as you know who you are and what you want in life anything is possible,” she said.

She is currently in her fourth year in medicine at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Nelson Mandela School of Medicine.

Also present was The Chief Albert Luthuli Chess Club which offered a few tips to lovers of the board game.

Chairperson of uHuru Poetry in Motion, Thamsanqa Dube said: “The organisers of the festival hope to attract more sponsors and supporters in the future. The festival aims to empower local talent and the community of Groutville.”

He thanked the Luthuli Museum, R. C Hiring, Sappi (Stanger), Ikhwezi FM and The Zimbali Rotary Club for their support.

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