Babs Gons on her visit to Cape Town and participation in #cocreatePOETICA 2018 

Only when I’m standing in the middle of the Fugard Theatre in Cape Town, with the colourful Open Book Festival program in my hands, do I start to realize what an enormous festival this is. This is a place where hundreds of writers, poets, activists, dancers, playwrights and journalists come together to speak in panels, give readings, perform, have book signings and discussions with each other and the audience.  In his […]

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#cocreatePOETICA | Literary festival connects SA and Dutch poets to continues dialogue on identity, history and culture

  CAPE TOWN (4 September 2018). This year will celebrate another successful collaboration between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Open Book Festival. The partnership between the Poetica programme and national Dutch campaign in South Africa known as #cocreateSA, will welcome popular spoken word artists Babs Gons and Ivan Words to Cape Town. Together they will work with both established and up-and-coming South Africa artists in writing sessions as part […]

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Netherlands Consul General bids Cape Town farewell

CAPE TOWN (17 August 2018). After five years in her role as the Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Bonnie Horbach bids farewell to Cape Town to take up her new position as the Kingdom’s Ambassador to Lithuania. Sebastiaan Messerschmidt, former Counsellor at the Office of His Majesty the King, will replace her as the Consul General in Cape Town.  Bonnie Horbach took office as the Consul General […]

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