Doccies And Talks At Hilton Arts Festival

Hilton College: 14 – 16 September
A side serving of fantastic fare at this year’s 26th Hilton Arts Festival taking place on the weekend of 14 – 16 September at Hilton College, includes two award winning documentaries, and two inspiring mindscape talks.
Artist and photographer turned documentary filmmaker, Janet Soloman’s beautifully carfted environmental documentary, Becoming Visible explores the pressing issue of offshore oil and gas development off the east coast of South Africa and its dire consequence to our marine life. There is only one chance to catch the award-winning thought provoking piece on Saturday in the CFI Lecture room, there after the passionate Soloman hosts a Q&A after the screening.
The second documentary on Saturday is that of James Phillips – the South African musician, composer, bandleader and voice and conscience of a generation of white South Africans, entitled The Fun’s Not Over. Described as a genius, a satirist, a poet and probably one of the most accomplished songwriters this country has ever produced, The Fun’s Not Over tells Phillip’s story in his own words, and through the voices of commentators Max du Preez, Zapiro; Pieter Dirk Uys and Richard Haslop, his musical collaborators and label-mates like Koos Kombuis and Vusi Mahlesela, contemporary artists like Jack Parow and his friends and family.
Having spent a remarkable journey travelling across the country in search of the true meaning of uBuntu, Sonja Kruse shares her tale in My Story, Your Story, Our Story on Saturday. The uBuntu Girl packed up her modern day life and set off on her epic adventure with just R100 in her pocket, collecting stories of oneness across our colourful land. Now an author, international presenter and speaker, she hopes to tell her stories to help us build social bridges and equip the next generation with the tools to write the stories for their future.
Chasing 10,000 Treasures, young Josh Crickmay, a modern day Huckleberry Finn, has just recently launched his coffee table book that documents his fascinating escapades. From a broken, suicidal, autistic teenager, who dropped out of school at 15, comes a remarkable tale of hope and inspiration. Author, vlogger, adventurer, wildlife enthusiast and inspirational speaker, Crickmay gives a heart-warming, highly entertaining talk about his personal journey in overcoming major psychological challenges, and how he intends using his talents to chase 10 000 treasures around the globe.
There are other workshops, talks, demos and master-classes – including Paul Slabolepszy talking about his remarkable professional career on stage; and two talks by master music storyteller Richard Haslop – A Naartjie in our Sosatie and Thousands are Sailing. The full programme is in print and online.
The festival will take place on the beautiful grounds of the Hilton College from Hilton College: 14 – 16 September 2018.
The festival would not be possible without the generous support of Hilton College, Grindrod Bank, Black Coffee Design, DWR Distribution, Extreme Events, Bidvest Car Rental, KZN Dept of Arts & Culture, Redlands Hotel, Assitej South Africa, Loud Crowd, Sappi, BASA, and Corona.
For more info visit or like the Facebook page, Hilton Arts Festival. Follow us on Twitter @HiltonFest and Instagram. All enquiries on 033 383 0126 / 7 or The 26th annual Hilton Arts Festival will run from 14 to 16 September. The full programme is on Online bookings is open and programmes are available from various outlets in KZN. Refer to website for list of outlets.

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