Minister Mashatile to launch the South African-United Kingdom Season 2014 and 2015

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24 Mar 2014

Arts and Culture Minister Mr. Paul Mashatile will launch the South African leg of the South Africa/United Kingdom on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 at Emoyeni, Parktown in Johannesburg. The British High Commissioner to South Africa, Her Excellency Mrs Judith MacGregor will also speak at the event.

The Cultural Season is a multifaceted bilateral collaboration between the two countries. This initiative allows local artists, culture and heritage practitioners a chance to showcase their work in the UK and to promote collaboration with their counterparts. The following are some of the events that are planned for 2014/15: Edinburgh International Festival; Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival; Edinburgh Art Festival; International Nelson Mandela Day in Glasgow as well as the Robben Island Bible.

The United Kingdom-South Africa Cultural Seasons is in line with the Department of Arts and Culture’s Mzansi Golden Economy (MGE) Strategy which aims to raise the profile of Arts, Culture and Heritage sector within the country and abroad, in an effort to create jobs.

The DAC and British Council are delighted to be working together on the forthcoming SA-UK Seasons and will highlight other new partnership at the media launch. Member of the media are invited to attend.

The event will takes place as follows:

Date: 25 March 2014
Time: 10h15 for 11h00

Venue: Emoyeni, 15 Jubilee Road, Parktown, Johannesburg, 2193

RSVP: Madimetja Moleba: Madimetjam@dac.gov.za: 072 842 6594/441 3737 or

Shanee Hodges: shanee.hodges@mccann.com: 011 235 4712

Enquiries: Mr Mogomotsi Mogodiri: MogomotsiM@dac.gov.za: 071 687 4984