Thank you Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport for acknowledging Magnet Theatre’s Clanwilliam Arts project with the award for Best Heritage Project for 2017. The award belongs to many….
The Clanwilliam Arts project is made possible by a whole community of wonderful artists and supporters. Thank you to all our funders over the years: Fairheads Benefit Services, University of Cape Town, ATKV, Rooibos Ltd, Cederberg Municipality, DCAS, NLC, ACT, Distell, Milagro Foundtaion. Thank you to the over 450 extraordinary youth facilitators who have participated over the 8 day workshops over the past 16 years. Thank you to the loyal repeat offenders who keep coming back to the project because of how life changing and energising it is- Lavona De Bruin, Lauren Paulte and Shaun Karssen. To the Magnet team headed by Themba Stewart who work long hours to deliver the parade and performance to over 2000 audience members. To the young people in Clanwilliam who have grown up in the project and have now become youth leaders in their own right – Angelo Cloete, Rozanne Holland, Emilio Jacobs , Manuel Boois, Nicole Arends and others. We couldn’t do this without being so firmly rooted in the community. To the members of the Clanwilliam community who stand by us in the creative chaos we bring once a year – the headmaster and staff of Sederberg Primary, Lindy Melle and Jevon Kotze. And mostly to the 700 children who participate every year and fill our days there with energy, life and the constant reminder that the future and the past and linked together in rich and powerful story.