Arts Fest at Artscape

The Mispha School for Learners with Special Educational Needs (LSEN) in Overberg also performed on the evening.

More than 100 Western Cape schools took part in this year’s Artscape Theatre Centre Schools’ Arts Festival from Friday August 11 to Thursday August 31. A gala evening took place on Thursday August 31 with 20 schools performing on stage. Thokozile Ntshinga, director of the Artscape’s Inclusive Arts Unit, said: “The arts have a central role to play in nation building. Therefore the schools’ arts festival gives pupils the opportunity to showcase their talent on a professional stage, in the form of music, verse or dance. Furthermore, the festival also stimulates a love for theatre and the performing arts, while creating an individual sense of self-esteem, pride and achievement.”