A festival is a day or period of celebration, can also be a program of cultural events, celebrations or entertainment conducted by a person, group, organization, an organized series of concerts, plays, or films, typically one held annually in the same place.
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In this article we will explore the significance and background of Arts Festivals. In an art festival there is so much activity ranging from visual arts to music. In an event like this these activities run simultaneously catering for different needs and crowds.
It should be noted that a festival differs in time frames depending on the organisers. Some festivals are a day long, some week long and some stretch to a month. Let’s take a look a bit at the history of arts festivals. We must realise that arts festivals started a couple of hundreds years ago. Probably the two oldest arts festivals are in England.
The Three Choirs Festival in the West of England was established as a “yearly musical assembly” in 1719. The other are the Norfolk and Norwich Festival which first took place in 1772. The largest arts festival in England today is the Brighton Festival Fringe. We have witnessed the significance of arts festivals in modern day arts, these festivals has given a great deal of opportunities to young and upcoming artists.
They set a platform of expose to these unutilised talent. In many festivals we have seen the birth of many stars. In many instances we have seen the sharing of cultural ideas between different ethnic groups. They also work as a preservation of our cultural values, we get to be reminded of our history through different forms of art.
Leading arts festivals include the Edinburgh Festival in Edinburgh, Adelaide Festival of Arts in Adelaide, the Biennale of Sydney, Festival d’Avignon in Avignon, France, Tongyeong International Music Festival in Tongyeong, Korea and Sanskruti Arts Festival, Upvan, India.
In our local scene we have the upcoming Intwasa Arts Festival scheduled to run from the 21st of September to the 26th of September 2015 in the City Of Kings and Queens, Bulawayo.
Since its inception as a community arts festival in 2005 Intwasa Arts Festival has grown to be an Internationally recognise Festival and it unites people from all walks of life. We have seen the birth of many stars in film, poetry, music and other art disciplines.
There will be exciting perfomances to look forward to and Bulawayo is the place to be from the 21st to the 26th of September 2015.
See you there! #MyIntwasa ,YourIntwasa, OurIntwasa