Festival to inspire youth to use creative talents

GIVING YOUTH A CHANCE: Inkcubeko Yomntwana Arts Festival organisers from left Luthando Ntozini, Cinga Dyala, Sinentlahla Fukula, Unathi Jantjies, Anela Makayi and Masixole Ncapayi

Local author Cinga Dyala, along with the World of Art Movement, will host be hosting the Inkcubeko Yomntwana Arts Festival from Saturday July 27 to 28 at the Mdantsane Indoor Sports Centre.

According to Dyala, The main inspiration behind the festival was is to encourage and educate children to use their creative talents, educate children about their talents, Dyala said.

“We are striving for a generation of individuals who know and understand they will not all be doctors and lawyers, but some of them will be creators.

“We want children to understand that their gifts make them special and unique, therefore these they need to be embraced and cherished at all times,” she said.

Speaking to The GO!, Dyala said the purpose of the festival was is to create a platform for children to come together to celebrate their uniqueness.

“We want to create a circle of young creatives in and around BCM, for them to share knowledge and skills among each other,” Dyala said.

“We are also reaching out to other community leaders who are committed to grooming children, so that we can all hold hands and work together in developing black children.

“We believe that if we can stand united, like that, we can be able to take our children to the world, where they belong.” Dyala said.

Dyala said attendees could expect a day of “edutainment” with visual and performing arts, language and literature and modelling activities.

“The festival is packed with different acts from different art forms such as drama, dance, music and poetry.

“There is going to be a fashion show for children who are interested in modelling and fashion design, and there will be works by visual artists that will be exhibited on the day as well.

“There will be speakers who will be addressing societal issues and other art-related issues,”with the hope to educate, not only the participants, but the attendees as well,” she said.

The entry fee is will be R30 for adults and R10 for children, and tickets can be brought at the door.


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