SOWETO THEATRE in partnership with SOWETO ARTS AND CRAFT FAIR AND POETIC THURSDAYS bring you the I LOVE SOWETO festive night market.
ADMISSION: R20 pre-sale, R40 at the door.
I LOVE SOWETO Festive Night Market 2019
|Poetic Thursdays Schools competition and open mic.||4pm to 10pm||R20 presale R40 at the door|
|Carols by Candlelight with the Soweto Quartet||4pm to 10pm||R20 presale R40 at the door|
|Soweto Arts and Craft Birthday Party featuring live bands.||4pm to 12pm||R20 presale R40 at the door|
|Seven Colour Premier Sundays Sundays(Food market and outdoor movie)||1pm to 12pm||R20 presale R40 at the door|
I LOVE SOWETO Week is a week in which different venues around Soweto activate around one common theme, I LOVE SOWETO. At the iconic Soweto Theatre this is done through a four-day festival themed around local entertainment gracing a family friendly performance space. The night market curated by Soweto Art and Craft Fair comes alive next to the vibrant food market brought to you by Seven Colour Sundays for the whole festival thus making the space the perfect place to purchase a 100% South African made Christmas present. From night markets, to outdoor movie screenings, to live poetry, comedy and music I LOVE SOWETO weekend is something wholesome for the whole family.
Date: THURSDAY 12th December to the SUNDAY 15th of December 2019
Ticket Price: R20 per day
Capacity: 500 – 4000
I LOVE SOWETO DAY 1
4pm – 10pm
THURSDAY 12TH DECEMBER – POETIC THURSDAYS SCHOOLS POETRY COMPETITION AND OPEN MIC.
On stage while you enjoy your dinner are performances by poets from the theatres monthly program in the form of Poetic Thursdays. Soweto’s biggest monthly poetry showcase Poetic Thursdays is a slam poetry session curated and hosted every last Thursdays of the month by locally renowned poet Poetic Justice that showcases the best in emerging South African spoken word poetry next to affirmed poets in the poetry scene. This years edition has a schools poetry addition as a means of aligning the event with development and the family space.
I LOVE SOWETO DAY 2
4pm – 10pm
FRIDAY 13TH DECEMBER – CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT WITH THE SOWETO STRING QUARTET.
The night market curated by Soweto Art and Craft Fair sets the scene for what is the closing weekend of the monthly calendar. The vibrant food market is cooking all weekend so take the weekend off cooking and come enjoy the music. We close the night with a performance by a special live band hosted by the eccentric Bongani Drama. Soweto String Quartet, performing a few Christmas carols to really bring in that festive spirit.
I LOVE SOWETO DAY 3
4pm – 10pm
SATURDAY 14TH DECEMBER –SOWETO ARTS AND CRAFT FAIRS END OF YEAR BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
The theatre comes alive with a night market curated by Soweto Art and Craft Fair. A crafts fair that takes place every month in the covered forecourt area in front of the iconic Soweto Theatre. Envisaged as a platform for talented local artists, designers and craftsmen to sell their wares and gain publicity, you can pick up some excellent unique local crafts and fashion at good prices and there’s food and drinks on sale via their vibrant food market brought to you by Seven Colour Sundays.
This night market will activate throughout the duration of the weekend but on this particular day The Soweto Arts and Craft Fair books the best of the global Soweto live bands in the form of Urban Village, BCUC, Sun Xa Experiment, Msaki ft Neo Muyanga to name a few.
I LOVE SOWETO DAY 4
1pm to 10pm
SUNDAY 15TH DECEMBER – SEVEN COLOUR PREMIER SUNDAYS
Be sure to bring your Christmas list to buy family something made in South Africa at the Soweto Art and Craft Fair. The seven colour plate is brought to you by Seven Colour Sundays crew and their food market. The stage is left to the magic of the DJ’s for this final installment of the I LOVE SOWETO weekend at the iconic Soweto Theatre. What a great way to spend the reconciliation weekend as you watch the sun set over Soweto. On a large screen the trendy phenomena of a black buster is brought to life in the screening of an outdoor movie that is South African made and premiered at this festival.
This experience is open to the public and family friendly. There is safe secure parking across from the theatre guarded by the community policing forum.
For media enquiries contact: Siyabonga@sowetotheatre.com
To purchase tickets go to: www.sowetotheatre.com
For telephonic enquiries: 011 930 7461