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Fun galore for little ones at National Arts Festival

After two years mainly online, the National Arts Festival has returned to live performances
After two years mainly online, the  National Arts Festival has returned to live performances
Image: Devon Koen

Children of all ages are in for a treat at the National Arts Festival, with a variety of shows to enjoy and a holiday club to entertain the little ones while parents kick back and have some fun.

Two circus acts will have both young and old entertained.

Zip Zap’s Moya explores and celebrates heritage and culture in an acrobatic display which promises to entertain and excite.

Catch the production at the Guy Butler Auditorium on June 26 at 12pm and 6pm.

Daniel Buckland’s Urban Circus, with a talented troupe of Johannesburg’s hottest circus performers, will entertain audiences with wheel-spinning and nail-biting escapades.

Urban Circus is on at the Guy Butler Auditorium on June 29 at 8pm, June 30 at 12pm, July 1 at 1pm and June 2 at 11am.

Then there is the storytrain live with ASSITEJ South Africa, where experienced storytellers weave their magic with words every day.

Join them at Amazwi on June 27 at 1.30pm, and on June 28 at 1.30pm and 3.30pm.

How to Hold the World, a play about a young boy facing the scary prospect of growing up, is on at the Victoria Theatre every day between June 29 and July 3 at 12.30pm.

The Jackal and the Wolf, an age-old fable performed with life-size puppets and masks, is on at the Victoria Theatre on June 26 and 27 at 10am.

Ubom! Eastern Cape Theatre Company also brings a fantastical tale with Beti & the Yeti, which tells the story of a young girl and how she overcomes her fears and befriends the lovable yeti.

Catch the show at the Victoria Theatre between June 29 and July 1 at 10am daily.

Noom is also offering a children’s holiday club where kiddies between the ages of two and 12 can engage in activities, games and crafts daily from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 12pm.

For more information contact Noom on 087-255-9044. 

There will also be fun rides, face painting and live puppet shows every day at the Village Green.

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