Multifaceted Programme to Celebrate Struggle Heritage
IZIKO Museums will celebrate Heritage Week from September 19 to 25. The theme is Celebrating Heroes and Heroines of the Liberation Struggle and Iziko hopes to offer a fresh perspective on our diverse cultural heritage by "seeing things differently" with a multifaceted programme.
Featured events will include lunchtime film screenings, public talks, outreach activities, live spider displays in the Creepy Crawly Corner, demonstrations by the Cape Weavers Guild and free entry to Iziko museums, excluding the Castle of Good Hope and planetarium, which are free on September 24.
Activities on Heritage Day (September 24) begin at 10am in the amphitheatre at the Iziko SA Museum.
Here, individuals or groups are invited to showcase their talent at an open mic session.
Traditional dancers, goema entertainers, magic shows, drumming sessions, poetry, music and more will be hosted at the "hearth of our heritage".
Public lectures and discussions will cover diverse topics to engage with their legacies of our history.
Speaker Kylie Thomas, cultural activist Ron Martin, and ther sister of Anton Lubowski, Joleen du Plessis, will present personal perspectives on: Visual Disturbance: The deaths of Biko and the archives of apartheid, Reclaiming our Heroes and Heroines, as well as Anton Lubowski - can we close the file? …