Rail Park Mall will this Friday host an Arts Performance Night aimed at raising the profile of Botswana’s diverse artistic talents at its food court area.
The event will run from 7 pm–10 pm and is expected to attract Botswana’s creatives ranging from poets, musicians and dancers. Hosted in collaboration with AFDA Botswana (AFDA BW College) – a film, TV and live performance school, the Arts Performance Night is a platform through which all art forms will be blended to cater for all arts lovers. The event will feature Gauta Eyman, Fifi Afrika and Amogelang Moatlhaping, among others.
“This event is the first of its kind at Rail Park Mall and therefore the success of the upcoming event will guide us in deciding whether we will host it again next year,” Rail Park Mall Marketing Executive, Keletso Sebogodi said.
Sebogodi said Rail Park Mall’s partnership with AFDA is inspired by the fact that the school continues to contribute significantly to the creative industry both locally and internationally. Additionally, she said the event is about engaging young, fresh artists who are making their mark in the industry and assisting them to put their art out there more.
For her part, Rail Park Mall Centre Manager, Bonyana Masu said the mall’s aim is to start small and see how it can grow, so that a bigger platform can be created for more artists to be engaged and to make a sustainable living out of their talents. Masu noted that their partnership with AFDA as an arts school will come in handy in making sure that the event looks artistic. This is especially because they will be providing technical support and publicity, including performances and the live streaming of the event on their sister company Maru TV.
Other acts expected to perform on the night are Lame Pusetso, Anthony Molosi, BNGDA Youth Orchestra, 2 Change Movement and many more. Rail Park Mall, which offers a one-stop, family-friendly and easily accessible shopping experience in Gaborone and is a popular hotspot for both young and old, has successfully maintained its position as Botswana’s favourite destination mall for over eight years now. Throughout the year, the mall hosts various events driven by the loyalty of its patrons.