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Thursday, October 15, 2020


Director of the Centre for Creative Arts, Ismail Mahomed, announces a special programme for the Poetry Africa Festival.

“As adults we have many forums to gripe about how the national lockdown is taking its toll on us at both at an emotional and physical level. Very often we may not be sensitive to how the lockdown with our endless Zoom meetings may have affected children.

“This year at the Poetry Africa festival, the Centre for Creative Arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal is partnering with Warren Nebe’s highly acclaimed Drama for Life Company to present a special programme for children, My Ouma, Your Gogo and The Zebra Who Had Horns, which features three beautifully-crafted and performed poetic stories from South Africa.”

The programme is suitable for children aged 6 to 9; and the project directed by Warren Nebe is facilitated by drama therapists Emma Hutton and Esmeralda Cloete with performances by Luthando Jamda, Francesca Mathys and Pertunia Msani.

The one hour programme will take place via Zoom on October 17, 2020, at 11h00.

“This will be one Zoom meeting that you needn’t have to shoo the children out of the room. Instead, you can bring them closer to the screen, let them participate and also break the isolation of not attending live performances that has come with social distancing.

Watch the Centre for Creative Arts website for log in details. In the meanwhile diarise this hour for your and your child’s mental health!” he adds.

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