Honorary Consul for South Africa Congratulates South African Performers on Participation in World Event Young Artists 2012
NOTTINGHAM, England, September 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Avi Lasarow, Honorary Consul for South Africa for the Midlands region, congratulated
two South African groups on their outstanding contribution to the arts on Friday after
acapella group Medu and traditional South African dance troop Usuthu delivered
performances at the World Event for Young Artists (WEYA) festival in Nottingham.
A representative of the Honorary Consul’s office, Sarah Nash, was also in attendance
to present the performers with original lace designs from the Fewkes lace factory in
Nottingham, a nod towards the city’s lace heritage.
Avi Lasarow said “It is so encouraging to see so many young artists in Nottingham from
South Africa and around the world gathered together to engage in a multi-cultural exchange
of art and ideas. I am delighted that Medu and Usuthu were there to start the festival and
to showcase the wealth of South African talent”.
World Event Young Artists is welcoming 1000 artists aged 18 to 30 from 100 nations to
Nottingham over the next month to take part in a festival of cultural dialogue and
artistic exchange. The WEYA festival also holds further importance as it marks the finale
of the Cultural Olympiad in the East Midlands. World Event Young Artists (WEYA) launches
on 7 September and will run until 16 September.
Contact: Sarah Nash Office of the Honorary Consul for South Africa T: +44-(0)20-7367-5141
SOURCE Office of the Honorary Consul for South Africa