#cocreatePOETICA | Building bridges using spoken word as a medium

CAPE TOWN (2 September 2019). Dutch and South African (SA) poets and spoken word artists use words to build bridges at the fourth edition of #cocreatePOETICA at the Open Book Festival. This year, the programme will welcome award-winning Dutch poets Radna Fabias and Simone Atangana Bekono, who will join SA poets in workshops, performances and themed discussions between 4 – 8 September 2019.  #cocreatePOETICA is a collaboration between Open Book […]

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Artscape and its CEO Marlene le Roux honoured at Zuid Afrikahuis in The Netherlands

On Tuesday, 2 July 2019, Artscape CEO, Marlene le Roux and Dutch journalist, Bart Luirink from ZAM magazine had an open discussion at ZA Huis in Amsterdam, Netherlands about her work as arts practitioner at Artscape Theatre, her role as a gender and disability activist and her vision for a South Africa that is still grappling with Post-Apartheid restoration. The conversation also focused on a project called Katrina – Die […]

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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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