Jamestown Theatre centre re-opens
Jamestown’s most loved theatre and cultural centre will re-open on Friday 22 June, 2012. After extensive renovations, local NGO ‘Theatre for a Change’ (TFaC) is reopening the centre, which will become a much-needed cultural hub for the community.
Once opened, the space will host a lively schedule of dance, theatre and music workshops and performances. Local Jamestown and Greater Accra residents can now watch stunning performances and enjoy the local flavour of historic Jamestown. Since its original opening in 2006, the centre declined and was largely unusable.
With the help of local group, Act for a Change, UK group The Synergy Centre, Ga Mashie Development Agency and the Australian Government, the centre will now re—open to become an important local institution.
In addition to being an acclaimed a new performance centre, the centre will also reflect the mission of Theatre for a Change, to empower the youth and to make informed choices on issues of sexuality, HIV Aids and gender rights concerns.
The NGO has been working within the Jamestown community for almost 10 years, using interactive theatre as a tool for dialogue. Johnson Kefome, Country Representative for Theatre for a Change said, “The youth i in Jamestown and the wider Ga Mashie area are bursting with creative energy.
The new centre will offer a unique venue for the community to explore their own rich cultural heritage and deal with serious issues.” All Accra residents are invited to attend the re-opening ceremony from 2.30pm, which will include engaging performances by some of the area’s best theatre and dance groups. For more information go to: www.faccebook.com/JamestownCommunityTheatreCentre.
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