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SEPTEMBER POP-UP: Let’s celebrate Heritage Month
SEPTEMBER POP-UP: Readings In The Park Make News!
In an interview held on the International Day for Literacy, on the 8th of September 2019, Sophiatown Arts Festival enthusiasts Noeriena and Reggie tell what drives them to spark the weekly Friday Reading Sessions in the Sophiatown Park: Kids reading books, starting book clubs, inviting others to read. What else would one need else apart from a blanket, a book, a bunch of friends to create an inspiring, safe space. Sophiatown belongs to all who love it – yes, we’re open!, cherishing literature from all over the world is also a strict way to say no to any form of gender, class- or nationality-based stereotyping or violence – so needed in these days!
Thanks for all the passion and the sharing, Noeriena and Reggie.
And thanks to Yavini for sharing the link!
AUGUST POP-UP: Community Cinema
Oh what a nite in the park!
Together, we got the blankets out and turned the Sophiatown Park into an outdoor cinema – popcorn included. The response was overwhelming – a peaceful nite together under the stars, with laughter and awwwws! and children playing in the light. Cinema did its magic in a space historically known for its bioscope cultures!
JUNE POP-UP: Walking Tour
MAY POP-UP: Congolese Lunch in the Park
Our May Pop-Up brought a delicious Congolese lunch to the park.
A VISIT TO THE JOHANNESBURG THEATRE 06.19
MAY-POP UP: THEATRE-WORKSHOP IN THE PARK
Mahlatsi Mokgonyana of Theatreduo and the Sophiatown Arts Festival Team showed us some exercises from contact improvisation: How to make your body follow the lines of another ones, how to lose hindering self-control in an exciting way. In the image, you see Katharina getting a first lesson.
JAZZ AT UNCLE KENNY’S 06.19
NIGHT OUT AT THE SOWETO THEATRE 07.19