Schools' Fest On the Road

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The Schools' Fest On the Road is a project run by the Grahamstown Foundation, as part of the South African Schools' Festivals. It was formerly known as the Regional Schools Festivals or Schools' Festivals of English and Drama.


"The Schools’ Fest On the Road is a programme of regional festivals that offer Grade 11 learners a two-day engagement in the arts that includes a talk by a key note speaker, a selection of workshops, and four to five performances. The core aims of the programme are to engage in audience development, supplement the often under-resources arts and culture components of school curricula, and expose participants to a range of genre, arts opportunities and career options."

"We hope to inspire creativity and instil in South Africa’s youth a sense of pride in their artistic and cultural heritage. We anticipate that delegates will open their minds to new avenues of expression and we challenge them to engage in topical or personal issues using the arts."

These festivals have been held in Western Cape (Cape Town), KwaZulu Natal (Durban), Eastern Cape (Makhanda), Free State (Bloemfontein), Northern Cape (Kimberly), North West (Mahikeng) and Gauteng (Johannesburg).


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