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Dr Serote to speak at #CreativeUprising Conference

Iconic poet and struggle veteran Dr Mongane Wally Serote will recall his experience of ‘Weaponizing Words for Political Change’ at the ACT| UJ Creative Conference. The ACT|UJ Creative Conference is pleased to announce that the #CreativeUprising programme will include a free session, during which Dr Serote will deliver a thought provoking address. The session will take place in the Main Theatre at Arts Centre located on the University of Johannesburg’s Kingsway Campus in Auckland Park. This open session, scheduled to take place from 16h00 – 19h30 on Thursday 27 July 2017, will comprise two parts. The Lekgotla starting promptly at 16h00 will feature The Department of Basic Education and The Department of Arts and Culture. Audience members are invited to bring their questions to this forum, followed by a short break after which Dr Serote will deliver the day’s closing address. Dr Serote is no stranger to the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT). In 2016, he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature at the 19th Annual ACT Awards, The ACT Lifetime Achievement Awards seek to honour South African greats whose continued work in their respective fields have significantly shaped and changed the arts and culture industry in South Africa. Last year, Serote was celebrated alongside Penny Siopis (Visual Art), Johaar Mosaval (Dance), Adv. Albie Sachs (Arts Advocacy), Johnny Clegg (Music) and Pieter Dirk-Uys (Theatre).   This year’s #CreativeUprising Conference considers arts education and arts in education in its current state and possible futures. “We could not think of a more fitting speaker to encourage the youth to speak out and use the power of their voices, than Dr Serote,” says... read more

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Iconic poet and struggle veteran, Dr Mongane Wally Serote will recall his personal experience ‘Weaponizing Words for Political Change’ in an open session at the ACT | UJ Creative Conference.

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) in partnership with The University of Johannesburg (UJ) Arts & Culture and The South African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) Foundation is pleased to announce that The #CreativeUprising Conference timetable will also include a free session open to the general public from 16h00 - 19h30 on Thursday 27th July 2017. The session will take place in the main auditorium at The UJ Arts Centre situated on Kingsway Campus in Johannesburg.

This open session will comprise of two parts, firstly the Lekgotla between The Department of Basic Education and The Department of Arts and Culture. Audience members are invited to bring their questions to this forum which will take place between 16h00 - 18h00. After a short break, Dr Mongane Wally Serote will deliver his speech between 18h30 and 19h30.

To see the full conference programme for Thursday 27 July please visit www.creativeconference.co.za/thursday-27-july-2017/

The Creative Conference will take place between 27th & 28th July 2017 at UJ Arts Centre, Kingsway Campus. If you would like to purchase tickets for the ACT | UJ #CreativeUprising Creative Conference please visit www.creativeconference.co.za/ticketing/
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ACT UJ Creative Conference Open Session

July 27, 2017, 4:00pm - July 27, 2017, 7:30pm

Iconic poet and struggle veteran, Dr Mongane Wally Serote will recall his personal experience ‘Weaponizing Words for Political Change’ in an open session at the ACT | UJ Creative Conference. The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) in partnership with The University of Johannesburg (UJ) Arts & Culture and The South African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) Foundation is pleased to announce that The #CreativeUprising Conference timetable will also include a free session open to the general public from 16h00 - 19h30 on Thursday 27th July 2017. The session will take place in the main auditorium at The UJ Arts Centre situated on Kingsway Campus in Johannesburg. This open session will comprise of two parts, firstly the Lekgotla between The Department of Basic Education and The Department of Arts and Culture. Audience members are invited to bring their questions to this forum which will take place between 16h00 - 18h00. After a short break, Dr Mongane Wally Serote will deliver his speech between 18h30 and 19h30. To see the full conference programme for Thursday 27 July please visit www.creativeconference.co.za/thursday-27-july-2017/ The Creative Conference will take place between 27th & 28th July 2017 at UJ Arts Centre, Kingsway Campus. If you would like to purchase tickets for the ACT | UJ #CreativeUprising Creative Conference please visit www.creativeconference.co.za/ticketing/

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"African art, therefore, is not merely a rebooted play-thing, sex toy, or fetish, but a potent resource in-and-through which to change global – largely Western and Occidental – perceptions. In other words, shifting from the fetish and the taboo to the open sphere of ‘love’, African art, potentially, can generate a vital shape-shift in received and largely prejudicial perceptions"

Today's Op-Ed comes from Art Africa editor Ashraf Jamal, and considers the possibility of the space + time that African Art occupies in its current state & why declonisation might not be the answer.

Catch Ashraf ACT | UJ #CreativeUprising Creative Conference on Friday 28 July 2017!

www.creativeconference.co.za/creativeuprising-op-ed-african-power-station/
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Tune in to Kaya FM 95.9 from 14h30 to catch our conference presenters Puleng Art Plessie & Genevieve Jeanne Louw of SiyafundisaNa on air! #arteducation #CreativeUprising ... See MoreSee Less

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