UB launches Arts Festival and Carnival

The University of Botswana (UB) Department of Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) will launch the Festival of the Arts and Carnival Expo (UBFACE) on March 26.

The launch to be held at the UB Dance Drama Classroom (Block 253) will take the form of a mini-festival and run for two days.  The festival will feature works by UBVAPA students and artists from Gaborone.  The mastermind behind UBFACE Connie Rapoo, explained that since this is an inaugural event, it will only feature invited artists from Gaborone. 

She added that in the future, the festival would be inclusive of artists from across the country. “We are happy to launch this exciting initiative. It is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our students’ skills and show how VAPA is advancing the theatre and performance industry in Botswana,” Rapoo said. She also said the mini-festival will feature plays, cultural dance, poetry, and a flash-mob.

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