While it may be a public holiday that’s neatly slotted into the middle of a week, it’s not just a regular day off. This Freedom Day celebrate and commemorate our spirit of Ubuntu with these events.

Phansi Museum

Situated in the heart of Glenwood, Phansi Museum is a vibrant and colourful space that showcases some of South Africa’s most mesmerising art and craft collections. To commemorate Human Rights Day, the museum opened a thematic exhibition that showcases images from the Human Rights Portfolio. This commissioned print portfolio is an initiative of Artists for Human Rights Trust, which highlights the work of 29 invited South African artists. Each of the 27 black and white prints represent one of the 27 clauses listed in the South African Bill of Rights. While the exhibition opened on 21 March, it runs until 3 May, and what better way to reflect upon Freedom Day than by being inspired by South African art?

Food, music and freedom

Taking over The Shongweni Farmers and Craft Market on 27 April, Food Music Freedom is a celebration of the good things in life, set in incredible surroundings. Bring a blanket, grab some good food and settle in for a day of chilled vibes and great tunes. The Kickstands, Phillip Taylor, Bad Peter and more will be taking to the stage for this special public holiday event. Tickets are available from Computicket.

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Spirit of Mzansi

Gauteng residents will enjoy this epic concert on Freedom Day, but Durbanites get to enjoy it on Saturday, 30 April. The Spirit of Mzansi Music Festival takes place at The Playhouse Company. Featuring Grammy-nominated US outfit, Committed, the soulful poetry of Nokulunga Dladla and the melodic genius of Intune, you’ll be celebrating Freedom Day in a very special way. You can book your tickets through Computicket.

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Phansi Museum

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Food Music Freedom

Tickets available online at Computicket

Spirit of Mzansi

Tickets available online at Computicket

 

Words: Cath Jenkin
Images: Supplied

 

 

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