Phefumla Queer Collective, in partnership with Amandla Development and Triangle Project, present the first Phefumla Annual Festival. The event takes place from Friday 8 to Saturday 9 July, 2022, from 12pm until 5pm at Philippi Village in Philippi.

The festival will amplify the visibility of queer youth’s lived experiences in their communities through artistic expressions of dance, music, visual installations and theatre. Themes include promoting mental wellness, advocating against gender-based and sexual violence, and the bullying of queer learners.

The festival is unique in that it is by learners, for learners and about learners. Members of the community, parents, educators, and peers will also participate in the festival. The cover charge is R50, and block bookings can be made.

Phefumla Queer Collective Phefumla Annual Festival Philippi
The new Phefumla Annual Festival

Arts parade

On Friday, 8 July the festival starts at 12pm with an art procession departing from Philippi Village through the streets, vending stalls and taxi ranks ending at Philippi Mall. The procession includes an unfolding art installation forming part of the arts parade. At Philippi Mall there will be brief performances and the distribution of material around issues of discrimination against LGBTIAQ+.

On Saturday, 9 July the festival starts 12pm at Philippi Village with a showcase of theatre, dance and music performances, conversations, exhibitions and screenings.

Participating learners are from different township areas – these include Khayelitsha Makhaya, Makhaza, Site B, Site C, Kuyasa, Mfuleni, Crossroads, Nyanga, Eerste River, Southfield, Lower Crossroads, Philliphi, Samora and Stellenbosch.

From Friday 8th to Saturday 9 July 2022 from 12pm until 5pm at Philippi Village in Philippi queer youth will use artistic expressions to illustrate the themes of the festival.

The learner-led festival is for the entire community affected by challenges youth face and are afraid to talk about.

What: Phefumla Annual Festival 2022
When: 8, 9 July 2022 12pm – 5pm
Where: Philippi Village in Philippi Cape Town
Information: Luvuyo Kakaza 060 960 8935