Joburg may not have a sea, but it does have a WALE. The Wits Arts and Literature Experience is back and, from 9-12 May, will be showcasing the best that the university and the city have to offer across many creative disciplines.
This year, the theme of the festival is ’90 years of creativity.’ This will be celebrated in many creative presentations that will entertain, provoke and enrapture audiences. Highlights include the African music-centred, Khabi Mngoma Memorial Lecture and many engaging performances, discussions and presentations in the areas of dramatic art, film, music, literature, theatre and dance.
The items in the exciting programme are not all student-based, however, with professional creative practitioners also involved in the event. These additions include performances by the Tshwane Dance Theatre and also music from the famed modern jazz groups Carlo Mombellu & The Prisoners of Strange and The Feya Faku Quintet.
The mixing of young, talented Joburg creatives with professionals, academics and those who love the arts its what WALE is all about. This year, as before, it promises to be an unmissable creative showpiece.