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NEWTOWN DIWALI FESTIVAL 2007 (article first published : 2007-06-17)

After a triumphant event last year, organisers of the Newtown Diwali Festival are proud to announce that preparations are underway for the Newtown Diwali Festival 2007 which will take place on October 27, in the Newtown Cultural Precinct in Johannesburg. This year’s festival is sponsored by Medal Paints, a Johannesburg-based paint manufacturing concern.

After logging a record attendance of over 40,000 festival-goers last year, coordinators of the Newtown Diwali Festival 2007 now call on all cultural and community organisations to submit expressions of interest to participate in their cultural programme which will take centre stage at the festival. Last year’s cultural programme showcased a high calibre of local talent, resulting in a dazzling programme of music, song and dance.

Interested organisations should contact Festival Programme Coordinator, Ravi Naidoo on ravi@newtowndiwalifestival.co.za Please cc all e-mail to r.naidoo@telkomsa.net

Submissions must include: the name of the organisation, contact person, all contact details, the category of participation (ie. music, song or dance), genre of item (ie. classical, semi-classical, fusion, modern), a brief description of the item and the approximate duration.

The closing date for all submissions is July 28. For additional information, Ravi Naidoo may be contacted on 082 923 5622.

The Newtown Diwali Festival 2007 takes place in the Newtown Cultural Precinct on October 27 from 10h00 till late. Entrance is free.




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