Ghetto Trekk! is one of the seven projects ACC is supporting as part of Public Art and the Power of Place project. According to the project coordinator:
‘GHETTO TREKK! is a touring platform that is designed for visual art, music, film-making, fashion, design, curatorship and theatre, while providing a podium for individuals from a wide variety of communities to engage in meaningful conversations about the challenges that face our society – and to create social change to reflect, reconstruct & address the negative connotation associated with our communities. It provides an opportunity to profile Unfunded & Self-Start Artists / Crafters / Entrepreneurs / NGOs / CBOs / Activists…and exhibit their works in different communities.
The GHETTO TREKK! is a three day festival packed with events featuring Cape Town base storytellers, origami artist, musicians activist, educators, writers, social entrepreneur from across the cape flats, which is a privilege to welcome them all. the theme is Solidarity in the 21st Century – Crucial conversations about the nature of our South African communities in a still divided & patriarchy society have gathered momentum in 2015.
The programme this year is a full one, whether you joining us at the interview media launch on the 28 of November at the Cape Town library or just making a turn at the three hosted venues in communities (Valhalla Park, Kwa-Langa and Bonteheuwel). Join us for the events on the core programme, Gooi N Tafel, My Plek My Hoek or Maak Mika Sterk Session, there is something to suit everyone.
MY PLEK, MY HOEK!
The formation of a My Plek My Hoek base in communities seeks in reclaiming back & transforms gang-corners into active safe performance spaces and converting people’s front & back yards into positive theatrical spaces. This year we have something for all ages, one with the amazing Mike Klink that will run a Career Guidance session and the other with the not-to-be-missed storytellers from The ECD Reading Centre or the amazing Woman in Hip Hop (WHIP HOP). We will be having performances by Blaq Pearl, Cream, Poetics and photographer Masi Feni’s “A Drain On Our Dignity” exhibition.
MAAK MIKA STERK!
Dialogues by exploring themes of global citizenship, volunteerism by asking what role individuals / communities / business can play in building a society on collectivism. Make sure you see Planning For Thandi’s Future & Shutting Down The Rainbow Nation” film screening, and Mandy Sanger of the District Six Museum will lead the discussion on Solidarity in the 21st Century.
GOOI N TAFEL!
We are this year commemorating our emancipation, heritage and diversity… Core to the festival is the Table Making Project Gooi N Tafel, thanks to Rabia Salie & Dawood Salie. This year we are working with three communities, whereby a table wills be built in each of the hosted communities and we want the public to contribute food items towards the project. The donated food items will be handed over to needed families on the 25th December 2015…so be sure to join us!’
Date: Saturday 28 November 2015
Time: 10h00 – 12h00
Venue: Cape Town Central Library,
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Date: Saturday 05 December 2015
Time: 16h00 – 21h00
Venue: Valhalla Park, Angela Road connecting to Charles Lane,
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Date: Sunday 06 December 2015
Time: 16h00 – 21h00
Venue: Kwa-Langa, Zone 22 No. 16 at Noxolo Street
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Date: Saturday 12 December 2015
Time: 09h00 – 21h00
Venue: Bontehuewel, Als Road connecting with Apricot Streets
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