Arts Hour On Tour – Johannesburg

BBC World Service’s Arts Hour on Tour is coming to Johannesburg.  Our monthly programme travels the globe exploring cities through the artists who live and work there.  The BBC World Service has an audience of 79 million globally, and we’ve travelled around the world to Manila, Addis Ababa, New Orleans before landing this month in Jozi!

With the city growing ever younger and, becoming a hot bed of talent from across the continent, our presenter Nikki Bedi will be joined on stage by guests from all areas of artistic life – musicians,  comedians, film makers, writers, visual artists – to perform live and  talk about how Johannesburg shapes their work. We’ll be exploring what makes the city tick, what inspires artists to live and work here, and what part they can play in the city’s future.

Presenter Nikki shares the stage with some of the most exciting local talent including; the award winning novelist and Johannesburg based architect, Yewande Omotoso . She’ll be exploring why writing helps to get under the skin of the city and, as an architect, how the architecture of the city is helping to break down barriers and shape new creative spaces for the future.   They’ll be music from the outspoken, feminist, afro pop star Moonchild Sanelly, who’s been inspiring and educating young women through her music, she’ll be performing live on stage. And we’ll also have live comedy and exciting debate about the future of the city with those artists who are helping to shape it.

Come along on the night to join in the cultural conversation, or just sit back and enjoy the exciting performances and debate as we take the temperature of Johannesburg’s cultural life.

Arts Hour on Tour will be broadcast on BBC World Service on 29th October.

Released by Market Theatre Foundation Publicity Department

Lusanda Zokufa – Senior Publicist Market Theatre Foundation
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