Met’n Sak Onner die Blad (With a Bundle Under My Arm)

In 1998 a total of 100 young people from across South Africa and London joined Western Cape participants to explore their stories and responses to a series of cultural visits made in Cape Town, Robben Island, District six and Cape Point.

The artist tutor team consisted of 24 people from diverse cultural backgrounds with skills in a range of arts disciplines and experience in arts education in the formal and informal sector.

Met ‘n Sak Onner die Blad’ was a large-scale, site specific performance featuring fire, dance, theatre and song which used the open site at Gilray Scout Camp, Grassy Park as its performance venue.

The performance focused upon memory and reconciliation. Following this residency all participants returned to their own communities to organise and facilitate short projects, thus sharing their Phakama experiences within a wider constituency.