To further enhance its vision of creating opportunities and innovative solutions for the development of Art in Africa, Beeta Universal Art Foundation, an art development organisation founded by award winning actress, producer and singer; Bikiya- Graham Douglas is set to hold its first ever Art Festival this November.
The Beeta Art festival which is scheduled to run from the 12th to the 14th of November 2021 at the Art Tech District in Abuja is best described as a convergence of African Arts. The festival will open on the first night with a strictly by invite cocktail reception, while the remaining days will feature exhibitions, stage plays, music events, film screenings, conversations, and lots more.
With its theme of Reimagine Africa, the Beeta Art festival is a melting pot for all stakeholders in the African art industry to synergize and blaze new trails in the development of Africa as a whole through storytelling.
The theatre showcase comprises of plays from Nigeria and Egypt as written by winners and finalists of the Beeta Playwright Competition- another initiative of the Beeta Universal Arts Foundation that recognizes and rewards young and talented playwrights in Africa.
There will be African film showcases as curated by Ms. Fibby Kiora of Manyatta Screenings Kenya, and also Films from the Alumni of the West African Multichoice Talent Factory and rising filmmaker John Youla Gotip.
The film screening includes films from Kenya, Uganda, Mauritius, Ethiopia, Egypt, and Tunisia. Interestingly, top Ugandan Director, Filmmaker, and Playwright, Angie Emurwon will be directing a play, leveraging the use of technology. Conversations will include prolific Director Kunle Afolayan, Award-winning Actress/ Director, and Producer Lala Akindoju amongst others as Amanda Kirby Okoye, resident curator of The Discovery Museum thrills participants to a historic exhibition on Nigeria as curated by herself.
There would also be opportunities for live streaming on various digital platforms to reach a wider global audience. The audience and participants should look forward to an array of Stage Plays, Film Screenings, Music Concerts, Spoken Word & Poetry, Art Exhibitions, Festival Market, Lifestyle Events, Training & Workshops as well as other fun activities and side attractions such as games, festival markets where participants can shop, magical displays, paintings and lots more.
Speaking about the event, Ms. Bikiya Graham Douglas, Convener of the Beeta Art Festival says: “The Beeta Arts Festival is a meeting point for different expressions of arts from across Africa while giving opportunities to performers and developing talent. Allowing us to see each other, learn from each other, and collaborate with each other”.
The festival is sponsored and supported by Chairborne Global Services, Transcorp Hilton Abuja, Art-Tech District Abuja, Heritage Bank, Africa Magic, Ibis Hotel Lagos, and ITK.
7UP Bottling company has also been listed as the drinking partner and the likes of Guardian Life, Bella Naija, Silverbird, Classic FM, and Beat FM are official media partners of the festival.
To register for the event, please visit www.beetauniversal.org
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About Beeta Arts Festival
The Beeta Arts Festival is a cultural event aimed at connecting and uniting Africa using performing arts as a tool to change the narrative while fostering unity, collaboration, and integration in Nigeria and across Africa to a global audience.