Oakhill School is excited to invite the community to explore the many offerings at its inaugural Oakhill Arts Fest over the next week. The festival kicks off on Wednesday and Thursday (16 & 17 September) with the Light Blue music production by Oakhill Prep, while Oakhill College showcase their talented music and dance students in Stationary on Friday 18 September.
Saturday 19 September is jam packed with activities and will offer something for the whole family, from drum and dance workshops to live performances by Wendy Oldfield, Waldemar van Wyk and Martin Wolfaardt. The renowned Leon Starker will also be joining us from Cape Town to transform the school into a mass choir*, and the acclaimed Dr Anneke Lamont (Oakhill’s Director of Music) will perform Words & Song. There will also be a Tea Garden and Art Exhibition throughout the whole day, as well as a Cook-off with top local chefs providing a scrumptious lunch for sale.
And because it is rugby fever time, we have catered for the World Cup fans on Saturday evening! There will be a TV to watch the match and light refreshments will be sold.
Oakhill Arts Fest will wind down with two fantastic performances on Monday, 21 September – Music with Somerset College at the Knysna Quays at 12h30, and Pieter van Zyl performing Athol Fugard’s “The Woman with a Baby on her Back”. On Tuesday, 22 September is the culmination of the Oakhill student’s 36 Hour Drama Festival and they will perform their Inter-House drama productions for final judging.
Whilst most of the events are student and training specific, the broader community is welcomed to come watch and absorb. There is no charge for the Stationary dance production, but seats are limited, so we encourage early arrivals! Musical performances by Wendy Oldfield, Waldemar van Wyk & Martin Wolfaardt and Anneke Lamont require no bookings and carry no charge. Pieter van Zyl performing Athol Fugard’s ‘The Woman with a Baby on her Back’ on Monday, 21 September at 18h00 will carry a charge of R80 and bookings are essential to secure your seat.
Oakhill School strives to create a balance between the Arts, Academics and Sport and is very excited to bring these cultural offerings to students and the broader Knysna community. Similarly, Oakhill looks forward to the Knysna Arts Festival that commences next month and celebrates the wonderful diversity of offerings in our beautiful town.