For Immediate Release
05 March 2020
Freedom Park in partnership with the City of Tshwane, Department of Basic Education (DBE), University of South Africa and the Pan South African Language Board (Pansalb) will on Saturday 07 March 2020, host the seventh annual international storytelling festival. More than 15 professional storytellers will perform. A throng of storytelling fans is expected to attend the signature annual event, which also forms part of the 20 years of Freedom Park’s anniversary activities. The festival is running for the 7 year.
The main festival was preceded by community outreach activities such as mini festivals that are still currently underway. Activities such as workshops, seminars, auditions, visits to schools and libraries. The public, media, originations, learners, academics, artists, and institutions are expected to converge at Freedom Park’s Amphitheatre, to listen to stories on history, culture, and spirituality as they are presented by different professional storytellers from various parts of the country and countries outside South Africa.
The festival is themed “Stories Connect, Stories Build: Ungasali”. Storytelling enables interaction and dialogue among the South African public in their endeavor to realize the country’s goals of reconciliation, social-cohesion, national-building, spirituality and emancipating the African voice. It is for that specific reason that Freedom Park hosts the festival each year.
Storytellers will deliver stories that communicate to historic aspects, socially, politically, personally and the like. The intention would be to show means and ways on how stories have worked in the past for community-building purposes.
Members of the Media are invited as follows
Date: 7 March 2020
Venue: Freedom Park, Pretoria
Dr Nomusa Mdlalose:
O12 336 4073 / 076 909 7107
012 336 4006/ 060 961 3851