US Woordfees 2016 took to the stage this weekend and runs until Sunday 13 March in Stellenbosch. Each year a theme is chosen that is completely open to interpretation. This year it is Stay/Bly.
Although primarily an Afrikaans festival, Woordfees welcomes new work rooted in our beautiful African continent and related languages such as Dutch. The festival is always a wonderful platform for new artists who make their debut. The program offers a variety of visual, musical and intellectual stimuli – prose, poetry, debates and academic discussions, art, book readings, food demonstrations, live music, film, documentaries and of course theatre! The biggest challenge one faces each year is what you to attend choose?! For any creative soul, it is a bit like being a child in a candy shop and wanting everything simultaneously.
The US Woordfees is sponsored by Stellenbosch University, Media 24, kykNET and Sanlam.
Ticket prices vary, with student and online discount available from Computicket.
The full program is available here.