eMzantsi Carnival Chills Out for 2012


This year’s eMzantsi Carnival will be a bit different. The parade will not take place along the Kommetjie Road because of the overburdened traffic situation in the south peninsula as a result of roadworks along False Bay Main Rd. “Last year the Carnival theme was ‘eMzantsi Goes BOS’ and Bos it most certainly was with that crazy gale force southeaster” said Operations Manager Cindy Willcock. “This year our theme is ‘Family Tree’, so we’ve decided to take it easy and stay home!”


Thanks to the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, the eMzantsi Carnival Chillout will take place on Saturday 1st Dec from 10am-3pm outside the eMzantsi office on the more sheltered green at the Sunnyacres Shopping Centre, on the corner of Lekkerwater and Kommetjie Road, between Capri and Masiphumelele. The intercultural celebration will feature a mini-carnival parade around the perimeter of the park from 10am, including primary school children from the eMzantsi twinning programme, a giant Harlequin puppet and the eMzantsi Bloco carnival band. Jungle Theatre will perform their show ‘Metamorphosis’ at 11am and the eMzantsi Talent agency will showcase a diverse range of music and dance acts from 12-3pm.


All this plus food and craft stalls, free Mapiko carnival mask-making workshops and facepainting makes for a wonderful family day out. Come do some Christmas shopping or just bring a picnic blanket and shade and kom lam saam eMzantsi! Call the eMzantsi office 021 785 1515 for more information, see www.emzantsi.org.za or find us on Facebook.


For pictures of last year’s eMzantsi Carnival see


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