Experiencing the Grahamstown National Arts festival has been both a professional and personal one. Reviewing for Cue Newspaper, reading a news bulletin for RMR (which went terribly, might I add) and doing interview after interview has greatly pushed my abilities and mind set in my journalism work. Being thrown into fieldwork has been an overwhelming challenge but greatly so in the sense of growth. I’ve stumbled in a few areas but I am grateful for these mistakes because one can only learn.
|A perfomer's briefcase|
What I enjoyed most throughout the stay was the energy throughout the town. The streets were alive with both artist and spectator. Engaging with the diversity of the crowd came with such ease.
As I make my way back home to Cape Town, I leave with clarity, inspiration and growth in the direction of my work. For this I am grateful and content with my first experience of the Grahamstown National Arts Festival.
Love and light to both Highway Africa co coordinators and FJP colleagues.