CLRDZ, a newly formed NPO that focuses on developing the arts locally, has big plans for its first Heart Fest, which is short for “Heidedal Arts Festival”.According to Roxy Clarke, one the founding members of CLRDZ, people can look forward to a week jam packed with a variety of arts activities and events.
“The Heart Fest will be held in the September school holidays – from Monday 23 September to Sunday 29 September – at venues in and around Heidedal, such as the Norman Doubell Hall and the Clive Solomon Stadium. The genres that will be covered during the seven-day festival will include drama, comedy, poetry, and music.
“A music festival as well as a gospel show are on the cards for the Heart Fest. The artists in the line-up for both these shows will consist of local as well as national stars. The names of the national artists will be announced soon,” said an excited Clarke.
The full festival programme will be announced next week. Tickets for the shows will be available from Computicket. Clarke encourages people to support all the shows to help make the project sustainable.
“People have been asking for a truly community-based arts festival for many years now. By hosting the Heart Fest we are addressing that need. But to make the project sustainable we need the very same people who have asked for it, to also support it.
“We have planned the festival during the school holidays so that people will have time to attend the shows. Start saving your money now, because you wouldn’t want to miss any of the home brewed shows. Tickets prices will range between R50 and R200,” says Clarke.
Local actors and directors who would like to make submissions for dramas are invited to contact Clarke on 067-923-3861.