POETIC THURSDAYS (info)


Joburgs favourite open mic, headlining the country’s best poetry acts supported by local Djs and bands every last thursday of the month. Feat Tattoo Music, Southern Comfort,Mlamli Maloyi, Xero maHero and reggae singer Tladiman. Tickets are R30 online and R50 at the door.

The South African poetry scene is ripe for platforms to be created and for new heroes to emerge this is where ideas like Poetic Thursdays come from and that’s where people like Poetic Thursdays founder Kgotso Motaung come in. There is a need for platforms and the need to stimulate the township arts economy equally as well and this can be alluded to by partners Joburg City and Soweto Theatres.

Poetic Thursdays aims to be one of the leaders in showcasing prime poetry talent in South Africa. For 23 shows at the Soweto Theatre since May 2017 they have painted a thing of beauty and even got critical reviews by the likes of Joburg Post and Creative Feel. Poetic Thursdays has opened the Soweto Theatre doors to locals and internationals alike all in the name of spoken word, music and creativity.

On the 28 March the line up features author of ‘Poetry in nursing’ Southern Comfort, award winning poet and entrepreneur Mlamli Maloyi, long serving performer Xero maHero , eclectic boy band Tatoo Music and reggae artist Tladiman .

The show kicks off at 8pm at the Blue Theatre at Soweto Theatre and pre sold tickets are r30 via www.sowetotheatre.com and R50 at the door.

The show has been nominated for the best theatre production in the 2018 South African Theatre Magazine Awards and titled the best open mic in Joburg by Joburg Post. In the 2 years they have been at Soweto Theatre they have sold out both the yellow and blue theatre respectively numerous times and continue to grow in leaps and bounds.

For Media please email siyabonga@sowetotheatre.com
For more infor please contact kgotso
E:Kgotsomotaung90@gmail.com
T:083 382 2246

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