SCHOOLS PROGRAMME – ONLY Registered Schools!!!
Thursday (29 August) and Friday -30 August, Museum Africa

Time Description Venue
1 8.00 Arrivals and Registrations
Exhibitions & Walkabouts
Mary Fitzgerald Square
2 9.00 – 9.15 Welcome & Theme of Festival Museum Africa, 4th Floor West
3 9.30 – 10.20 Parallel Skills Workshops
4 9.30 – 10.20 Teachers Only Programme, Terry Grove 3rd Floor, East 4
5 9.30 – 10.20 Conversation/Meet the Authors
6 9.30 – 10.20 Plenary – Celebrations

  • Tsohang Batjha Theatre (20min)
  • Open Mic Poetry – on THURSDAY ONLY! [20min]
  • Slam Poetry Finals – on FRIDAY ONLY! [45min]
  • James Matthews: Celebrating his 90th Birthday [20min]
  • Congratulations to JBF/Wits Spelling Bee Winners [5min]
  • Congratulations: JBF School Authors 2019 – Winners [20min]
MA 4th Floor West


Choose ONE (1) of 15 introductory workshops to get you going! Please be on time.

Workshop Venue Facilitator
1 Writing Poetry Arena Masai Dabula
2 Reading Photos: Exhibitions on

Newspapers & alternative press

3rd Floor, Exhibition

Room 1

3 Games programming on your phone [& language of programming]

**must have a phone

4th Floor, West 2 Nhlamulo Rikhotso
4 Whatsapp tv news, on your phone 2nd Floor West, Seminar Room Dorothy Mabelebele
5 Philosophy for Youth 3rd Floor Exhibition Purple Room 2 Theresa Giorgza
6 Journalism – writing stories

for a newspaper

3rd Floor, Exhibition Glass Room 3 Siya Mviko
7 Writing Short Stories Geology Basement Jolyn Phillips
8 Drama Aud, Ground Fl. Lawrence Simelane
9 Make a film with your phone Grnd Floor East Theatre Thamsanqa Dlamini
10 Short Films  (30 persons) 3rd Floor Screen Rm Ahmed Jama
11 Physical theatre 4th Floor West1 Chantal Thomas
12 Playing the recorder Foyer, Ground Floor Makhosonke Mrubata
13 Writing for youth 3 Floor East 5 Jayne Bauling
14 Writing life stories/biography Boardroom, Ground Floor Pat Fahrenfort
15 Heritage Walking Tour of Newtown Meet MA Foyer Eric Itzkin / Mohau
16 Teachers Only Workshop 3rd Floor East, Rm 4 Terry Grove

JBF SCHOOLS – Conversations & Meet the Author

Two (2) x 20 minute sessions to meet some of your favourite JBF authors

Lindsey Collen Author of many novels and short stories from Mauritius, and winner of the Africa Commonwealth Prize for Literature twice. Collen is also a patron of the JBF. MA, 3rd Floor, ARENA
Jolyn Phillips Author and short story writer ‘The Fisherman’, amongst others. MA, 3rd Floor, Exhibition Room1
Pat Fahrenfort Author of Spanner in the Works, from Cape Town MA, Auditorium, Ground Floor
Jayne Bauling Author of Soccer series for youth and Dreaming of Light, and winner of Sanlam Prize, from Mpumalanga MA, Geology Theatre, Basement
Futhi Ntshingila Author of Do not go gentle and Shameless, is from Kwazulu Natal MA Foyer, Ground Floor
James Matthews Is author and dissident poet, of many novels and poetry including Cry Rage and Age is a Beautiful, and many acclaimed awards. He is also a patron of the JBF and this year we celebrate his 90th birthday at the Festival. MA, 4th Floor, West

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