Talented creatives celebrated at the Rise up and Walk Joburg Art festival

Sibongile Bax Dale Social Media Enterprise (SBD), in partnership, with Jo’burg Theatre Youth Development Centre brings you “Rise Up and Walk Jo'burg Youth International Art Festival” at Jo’burg Theatre in Johannesburg.

The festival is a platform which provides young artists from a range of creative disciplines the opportunity to showcase their work. Speaking to Azania Mosaka on 702, festival Co-ordinator, Katlego Sebatjane explains what inspired the festival.

Rise up and walk derives from Wangai Mathai's famous quote - 'Women need to walk but they also need to rise up'... I also feel empowered just by being part of the festival because it's each one teach one ... Walking away from this experience I also wish to empower the next person and really not focus so much on the challenges, but really just saying that people need to rise up and walk.

Festival Co-ordinator Katlego Sebatjane

The festival is the first of it's kind and will run from August 14th to 16th and boasts an impressive line-up to entertain festival goers. The feast of art includes poetry, theatre performance, art curatorship, storytelling, video filming as well as animation.

Listen to Azania's conversation with Co-founder Nicholas Beveney and Co-ordinator Katlego Sebatjane:

The Rise Up and Walk International Youth Arts Festival runs from August 14 to 16 at the Joburg Theatre. Visit joburgtheatre.com for more information.

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