/Ae //Gams Arts and Cultural Festival postponed amid COVID-19 pandemic
Local cultural festival that focuses on celebrating the cultural diversity of Windhoek, the /Ae //Gams Arts and Cultural Festival, has been postponed to next year, the organisers announced this week.
The festival was initially scheduled to take place at the end of October, however, after careful consideration, the council deemed it imperative to prioritise the health and safety of the residents and visitors of Windhoek during this challenging time the City of Windhoek spokesperson Harold Akwenye said.
Akwenye said following a meeting held on 3 September, the Windhoek Municipal Council approved the postponement of the 2020 festival.
Akwenye meanwhile said, the Festival Advisory Committee is planning to host online artistic and cultural expression activations of different arts disciplines to build some momentum towards the main event in 2021.
The City of Windhoek launched the Festival in 2001, to celebrate the city’s rich cultural diversity with the aim to play a key role in contributing towards the nationhood and national pride campaign.