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Monday, March 20, 2017


Alliance Française of Durban regrets that due to circumstances beyond their control, the venue for the Francofête Human Rights Day Festival (6th Edition) has had to be changed from Sutton Park to Alliance Française de Durban, 22 Sutton Crescent, (opposite Sutton Park) in Morningside.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, however, we look forward welcoming the public to our premises and to participate in the activities planned for the day,” says an Alliance spokesperson.

There are two parts to the Festival – a matinee family event from 11h00 until 13h00 and an afternoon music concert featuring an array of francophone world music, from 13h30 until 16h00.


From 11h00 onwards, there will be family activities at the Alliance Française of Durban. There will be a full programme on the Assitej youth stage - cartoon characters, gumboot dance, poetry, story-telling and music. In the Alliance there will be a series of activities facilitated by MC, Ian Ewok Robinson.

To ensure that festival goers won’t go hungry, the Fusion French Café will be selling French delicacies and local cuisine.

The afternoon will start with a free music concert from 13h30 which will feature iconic Malian band, BKO Quintet. Also on the bill is SA ROY / Forest Jam– a seven piece innovative Swiss / Malagasy music collaboration.

Bring friends, family, enjoy the music, taste some authentic cuisine and take time to relax.

Alliance Française de Durban is situated at 22 Sutton Crescent, (opposite Sutton Park) in Morningside.