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SIBIKWA STORYTELLING FESTIVAL (article first published : 2001-09-25)

As an exciting new extension to its programme of events, FNB Vita has announced its sponsorship of this year’s FNB Vita Sibikwa Story Telling Festival 2001.

FNB Vita Awards and Sibikwa present this celebration of history, language, culture, music, imagination and fun through the ancient medium of storytelling! The festival will run from 10h00 to 16h30 every day from October 17 to 20 in Gauteng and will include story telling by professional Storytellers including Zanendaba Storytellers, Nandi Nyembe, Pedro the Music Man and the pick of Sibikwa Players.

There is a special programme designed to accommodate pre- primary children from 10h00 until 11h30 every morning. Children from 10 to 100 years old will enjoy the programme starting at 11h00 which includes professional storytellers and an open mike market. Community elders have also been invited t tell stories. Marimbas, drums and singing will accompany some of the stories and there will be music at lunchtime every day. There will be an open mike market which is expected to produce a uniquely South African potpourri of stories.

In the afternoon teachers, learners, parents, performers and anyone who loves to tell a good story will have an opportunity to learn from the best in the storytelling workshops. On Saturday, there will be a Story Telling Competition with a cash First Prize. Stories can be told in any language and must be no longer than ten minutes. There will be a rotating panel of four volunteer judges from the audience who will give the entrants a mark out of ten. Points will be subtracted for stories that are longer than ten minutes.

This four-day festival promises to be both entertaining and educational, appealing to all age groups, accessible to all language groups. This is an excellent opportunity for learners and teachers to be inspired through workshops and performances. Schools must book early to ensure places.

Events take place at the Sibikwa premises in Benoni, corner Bolton and Liverpool Roads. More details from Paula, Phyllis or Smal at (011) 422-4359. Applications to be faxed to (011) 421-2346 and should include name, address, telephone number and language.




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