• About the public education programme

    The Public Education Programme launched in October 2001 with a screening of the documentary 'Tale of the Tukamanies', followed by a discussion with the film's director, Akiedah Mohamed. 'Mad about Mingus' was a tribute to jazz legend Charlie Mingus work and influence which featured performances by poet Rustum Kozain and District Six Meseum Band members Alex van Heerden and Hilton Schilder, as well as Don McGlynn's documentary Triumph of the Underdog. Past events looked at the theatrical performance of identity, re-imagining carnival and the musical heritage of Cape Town. More specifically, events are planned around:

    • the research work undertaken by linguist and jazz fan Ants Kirsipuu into the jazz musicians of District Six Museum and Cape Town
    • Performing Identity - a series of events which invite dramatic performers to discuss the portrayal of social and cultural identity in their work
    • Kay McCormick's work on linguistic parody in District Six
    • Workshops on Reimagining Carnival: rediscovering historical practices and tracing parallels with the practices of other carnivals.
    For more information contact Mandy Sanger mandy@districtsix.co.za / 021 466 7200

    Current and future events

    Future events will look at:

    • The theatrical performance of identity, re-imagining carnival and the musical heritage of Cape Town. More specifically, events are planned around workshops on Reimagining Carnival: rediscovering historical practices and tracing parallels with the practices of other carnivals.
    • A series of workshops and ‘tafel conversations’ on the themes of Re-thinking and Re-imagining the City.
    • 2013 marks 100 years of the 1913 Native Land Act that resulted in the legal dispossession of land from African people. Throughout the year we will be remembering this pernicious law through a series of workshops, dialogues, film and performance programmes.
    For more information contact Mandy Sanger mandy@districtsix.co.za / 021 466 7200

    Past events

    • The PEP was launched in October 2001 with a screening of the documentary Tale of the Tukamanies, followed by a discussion with the film's director, Akiedah Mohamed.
    • Mad about Mingus was a tribute to jazz legend Charlie Mingus' work and influence which featured performances by poet Rustum Kozain and District Six Museum Band members Alex van Heerden and Hilton Schilder, as well as Don McGlynn's documentary Triumph of the Underdog.
    • Kay McCormick's work on linguistic parody in District Six
    • A presentation of the research work undertaken by linguist and jazz fan Ants Kirsipuu into the jazz musicians of District Six and Cape Town
    • ‘Performing Identity’ was a series of events which invited dramatic performers to discuss the portrayal of social and cultural identity in their work
    • ‘Hip Hop Bioscope’ was a series of film presentations and DJ interludes introducing the intersections of heritage, culture, identity, social justice and Hip Hop in Cape Town