Winter Festival to Aid Disadvantaged Youth
BYLINE: Arts writer
The Eoan Group and Spirit of Africa Promotions will host the first Eoan Group Winter Festival at the Joseph Stone Auditorium until July 25. The festival is made up of a Mid-year Festival Challenge and a performing arts programme.
The Mid-year Challenge was started in 2007 with the South African Police (SAPS) as an initiative to provide disadvantaged youth with an opportunity to showcase their artistic talents through dance, theatre, hip hop, poetry and singing during the winter school holidays. There have been daily workshops and competitions.
The performing arts part of the festival will include the hip hop production Heartbeat of a Dancer by the Out of Africa Dance Academy on Friday and Saturday.
The Mid-year Festival Challenge finals will be on July 23 at 7.30pm. Tickets are R20.
On July 24 Justin Hurling Ministries will showcase local gospel talents at 8pm. Tickets are R30.
A Winter Festival Variety Show will be on July 25 at 8pm. R&B band The Boyz will be the main act of the night along with some of the Mid-year Festival finalists. …