The Ginsberg Easter Festival: Ukuvuselela Ubuntu Eluntwini

The Steve Biko Foundation, will host the third annual Ginsberg Easter Festival, Resurrecting the Village Spirit, in the Ginsberg Township of King William’s Town from March 29-30. With events taking place at the recently opened Steve Biko Centre, and in open air venues throughout the township, there will be a wide variety of activities for Festival goers of all ages.

The Ginsberg Easter Festival is an annual program of SBF’s Performing Arts Programme. It is intended to encourage community participation in events that build unity and advance social development.

This year, the Festival will take its audience on a journey of self-realization and discovery, a process described by Steve Biko himself as the quest for a true humanity. Showcasing productions shaped by popular symbols, images and communal voices, this journey will explore the collective stories, popular memories and history of the region. These memories will be used as a platform to reflect on today’s pressing issues, resurrecting the spirit of community from its historic landscape to the contemporary urban village.

The Festival will include interdisciplinary performances by leading local artists, with more than 350 artists taking part in performances at over 40 sites. Alongside dialogue, dance, visual art and poetry, the Festival will also feature storytelling.

The Ginsberg Easter Festival is presented by the Steve Biko Foundation in partnership with the British Council of South Africa, the Eastern Cape Provincial Arts and Culture Council, Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality (BCMM) Civil Services, Rhodes University, BCMM Department of Economic Development Tourism, the Ginsberg Taxi Association and Umnombo Omtsha Creative Arts.

For bookings and programme information, members of the public should contact Mr. Jongi Hoza, SBF Programme Officer, on 043 605 6700 or via email at


For media inquiries please contact Ms. Dibuseng Kolisang, SBF Communications Officer, on 011 403 0310 or via email at Alternatively information can be found on

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