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Suidoosterfees blows into town <p>​</p><p>The City of Cape Town is proud to once again support the Suidoosterfees – a highlight on the annual arts and culture calendar in the Mother City.</p><p>The event opens tomorrow, 27 April, and runs until Sunday, 1 May, offering an array of shows which includes theatre, music, comedy, book discussions and dance with some of the country’s top and upcoming artists in the line-up <a href="" target="_blank"></a> </p><p>‘It’s an opportunity to see some household names on stage, but what makes this festival all the more attractive is the platform it provides to local artists and future stars just waiting to be discovered – all while making theatre and art more accessible to Capetonians, and keeping this city’s rich history and culture alive through the creative arts,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.</p><p>Now in its 19th year, the Suidoosterfees also features a number of development opportunities for upcoming artists, including Rising Stars, which focuses on everything from the development of scripts and stage productions to song writing mentorship, a choir competition and a talent search, which includes dance, music and drama.</p><p>The festival organisers introduced a drive-in theatre in 2020, in response to Covid-19 restrictions on gatherings. </p><p>The drive-in remains a feature of the event, and takes place a few months before the main festival in April.</p><p>‘The creative arts sector is among so many others that have struggled over the past two years, and they need every little bit of support they can get on the road to recovery. It’s also important to remember that a successful event is a boost to Cape Town’s economy and our efforts to create and sustain jobs. So I encourage locals, but also visitors to our beautiful city to go out and support the Suidoosterfees, but also the many other events that are making a return,’ added Alderman Smith.</p><p><strong> </strong><br><strong>End</strong><br> <br></p>2022-04-25T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#a4a279af-4b4b-46ae-ab60-475ecf75ef44;L0|#0a4a279af-4b4b-46ae-ab60-475ecf75ef44|Arts and culture;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb10

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