Poly’s Cultural Festival Kicks Off

THE long-awaited Polytechnic of Namibia’s annual cultural festival kicked off in Windhoek yesterday.

The Poly’s 19th Annual Cultural Festival will be held under the theme “Culture is the cornerstone of humanity” from 11 to 15 August 2014.

Various activities are scheduled to take place during the week with the festival having begun with a flea market which has about 23 stalls of food, clothing, art and craft, perfumes, jewellery and cakes amongst many.

Today is the event’s official opening.

International Cuisine Day will be on Wednesday and the day is going to feature 30 traditional groups offering a variety of delicacies from various cultural backgrounds (Jamaica, Turkey, India, Indonesia, Portugal and local cultural groups). The same day at 18h00, a Gospel night will start.

On Thursday, 14 August 2014, there will be a music night with performances by various artists such as Tequila, S-Man, Mushe, PDK, Frieda(Gal Level), The Dogg and many more.

The festivities will end on Friday when Mr and Miss Polytechnic 2014 will be crowned at the Roman Catholic Cathedral Hall (next to the Roman Catholic Hospital).

Immaculata Garuses, head of the publicity committee, said they expect this year’s event to be greater and better than in previous years, as they have done quite a few things differently.

“We added activities on the parade and have various cultural groups. We also brought the modelling competition closer for the convenience of everyone,”she said, adding that the poetry nights as well as Jazz editions were not available before.

Source : The Namibian