Download the #WNSFest6 programme

Themed ‘Dangerous Minds’, The 6th edition of the Word N Sound International Youth Poetry Festival will showcase a world class selection of youth voices from South Africa, Kenya and the United States. The week-long festival will take place at the legendary Market Theatre in Newtown from the 3rd to the 9th of October 2016.

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Download the full #WNSFest6 programme here.

MON 3 OCT
Poetry League Video Exhibition

Barney Simon Theatre
56 Margaret Mcingana St, Newtown
13:00 – 21:00
FREE

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TUE 4 OCT
Double Bill: No One Wants A Black Woman With A Mouth & Metropolar

Feat: BlackGirlPlotting Company (Vuyelwa Maluleke, Andisiwe Mpinda) & Modise Sekgothe and Jotam Schoeman
Barney Simon Theatre
56 Margaret Mcingana St, Newtown
19:00 – 22:00
R100 presold
R120 at the door

WED 5 OCT
Double Bill: Black Boy Be & Assembling Mutle Mothibe

Feat: Xabiso Vili and Mutle Mothibe
Barney Simon Theatre
56 Margaret Mcingana St, Newtown
19:00 – 22:00
R100 presold
R120 at the door

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THU 6 OCT
Writing Workshop with Alysia Harris (US)

Barney Simon Theatre
Market Theatre complex
56 Margaret Mcingana St, Newtown
13:00 – 15:00
FREE

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Literary Crossroads with Ngwatilo Mawiyoo
Feat Ngwatilo Mawiyoo (KEN), Phillippa Yaa De Viliers and Thabiso Mohare
Goethe Institut, 119 Jan Smuts Ave Dunkeld West
19:00 – 21:00
FREE

FRI 7 OCT
Poetry Is

Feat: Alysia Harris (US), Ngwatilo Mawiyoo (KEN), Pakama Mlokoti, Mandi Vundla, Sbu Simelane, Lilly Million
John Kani Theatre
Market Theatre complex
56 Margaret Mcingana St, Newtown
20:00 – 22:00
R150 presold
R200 at the door

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SAT 8 OCT
Poetry League Slam Finale

Feat: kori Strange, B-Lyrical, Thobani Mntambo, NazFloe, Rabbie Wrote, Alysia Harris (US), Pakama Mlokoti, Elton Kienne (NL)
John Kani Theatre
Market Theatre complex
56 Margaret Mcingana St, Newtown
13:00 – 16:00
R95 presold
R120 at the door

Open Mic
Market Theatre complex
56 Margaret Mcingana St, Newtown
17:00 – 19:00
FREE

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Poetry Is
Feat: Alysia Harris (US), Siphokazi Jonas, Zewande Bhengu, Nolwazi Tusini, Pieter Odendaal, Lilly Million
John Kani Theatre
Market Theatre complex
56 Margaret Mcingana St, Newtown
20:00 – 22:00
R150 presold
R200 at the door

SUN 9 OCT
Word N Sound @ Sol Plaatje Award (Mail & Guardian Literary Festival)

Feat: Zewande Bhengu, Siphokazi Jonas, B-Lyrical, kori Strange
SciBono, Miriam Makeba St & Helen Joseph Street, Newtown
11:30 – 13:00
FREE

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