Sho, the week has flown by and I have to apologise to those people who were at the Cape Town meeting on Sunday that it is only now that I’m posting something…….well better late.
For those of you who could not make the Mixtape meeting at Kimbo’s (or those who feel that meetings are for quitters), we have finally begun planning some of the interventions and projects that we would like to do at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival and are looking for members that are interested in getting involved (either at the festival -20 June-5July- or with ideas, resources etc).
Amongst the many exciting public art projects that we are embarking on during the festival is the Sakhalunthu Art Factory in collaboration with the Sakhalunthu Cultural Group (see Linda’s post below). This is an existing group with existing support structures that works with children between the ages of 7-15 in Extension9 Grahamtown. What we are hoping to assist them with is developing an arts programme for the duration of the festival: organising, facilitating or putting them in touch with people who can facilitate workshops for the children with the aim of working towards a larger performance /public artwork. Some of the ideas that have been thrown around are Puppetry, costume making, music and sculpture making workshops.
We will be using both the blog as well as an email group to develop these ideas until we have a tight and workable framework for the festival.
If you are interested in being involved (on any level) in making this project a reality, please email me: email@example.com and I will include you in the group……everyone is welcome and I am especially interested in engaging and connecting people working in both Cape Town and Grahamstown so that we can better pool our resources.
enjoy and see you on Sunday