POETIC THURSDAYS (info)


SOWETO THEATRE presents Poetic Thursdays September
Poetry Evening & Launch of The Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Anthology.

DATE: 27th September 2018
VENUE: SOWETO THEATRE cnr Bolani Link and Bolani Rd, Jabulani, Soweto, 1868
TIMES: 20:00
TICKETS: www.sowetotheatre.com or call Soweto Theatre Box Office 0861 670 670
ADMISSION: R 30 online R50 at the door.
September is Heritage month and in the spirit of such Soweto Theatre will once again host Poetic Thursdays in respect and homage of this day that is dear to the South African calendar. Befittingly this edition will feature publisher Jacana Media’s launch of the 2018 Sol Plaatjie European Union Anthology.
The anthology shortlists young poets from all over South Africa who write and perform their poetry in their mother tongue and features and publishes their work as a means of diversifying and celebrating the contemporary faces of South African poetry. The three writers/poets shortlisted are Bukelani Shangase ,Albert Ntombela and Mushayathoni Nwovhe. In collaboration Poetic Thursdays will headline a further three writers who are poetry households names in the form of Sabelo Soko, Hazel Tobo and Makhafula Vilakazi.
Sabelo Sokos second album ‘Umkhondo’ is easily one of the most acclaimed releases of 2018 and comes to top of mind when one mentions contemporary poetry in South Africa . Having headlined Grahamstown National Arts Festival, Mpumalanga and Joburg it is now Soweto’s turn to hear from the esteemed poet.Hazel Tobo is on the verge of releasing her second poetry collection with poems in her native tongue of Sepedi and English. Much like her first offering this book places her at the forefront of cultural activism within the poetry and theatre space with very hearty and sincere work that is easy to connect with. Having headlined Poetry Africa , Word N Sound and the Zimbabwe poetry festival she will return to perform on the Poetic Thursdays platform.
Makhafula Vilakazi has established himself as a leader within the industry since the early 2000s with his throat cutting imagery and passionate display of poetry. Makhafula has risen to the top of the food chain for his brand of poetry that reflects township life, history and the black South African experience at large.
Show kicks off at 8pm.
Tickets are R30 through webticket and R50 at the door.
For more information contact
Kgotso on 083 382 2246 or email kgotsomotung90@gmil.com
For media inquiries contact: Siyabonga
Siyabonga@sowetotheatre.com

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