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Thursday, May 9, 2013


Undergraduate Drama students from St Mary’s University College, Twickenham, in the UK will once again visit South Africa to understand and share ways in which drama techniques can be used by schools and communities.

The Drama and Applied Theatre students will take part in the 10-day trip, which will offer them the opportunity to work in local schools, community centres, run workshops and tour with a forum theatre performance. Their lecturer Mr Matthew Hahn believes that this trip to South Africa is a great opportunity for the British students to reflect on how their learning in a British University can be further influenced and challenged by the active practice of working in Africa.

 “I'm sure that this year’s trip will prove to be just as successful as last year’s trip to South Africa and the previous year’s trip (2011) to Malawi,” says Mr Hahn. “For South African youth, it represents a great opportunity for cultural exchange and creating meaningful relationships for the future, especially for those wanting to take Drama as a career.”

St Mary’s University College is hosted in South Africa by The Headroom Studio/ Events Pty Ltd and Arts and Living Cultures (eThekwini Municipality)

Workshop Dates include:
May 12: Magabheni P School, Magabheni Township. Host: Ms N. Magwaza
May 17: KCAP Arts Centre, Kwa Mashu. Host: Edmond Mhlongo
May 18: Ext 3 Hall. Chesterville. Host: Sipho Gwala

Booking is essential. To confirm your attendance at any venue contact Headroom Events on 031 459 0840.