Hosted by the Glenwood Community Forum, the opening is on Thursday evening at 5:30pm (8 September), is the official opening and a showcase of more than 100 works of art and photographs from participating local Glenwood schools which will be on display at Glenwood High School, in an exhibition curated by Sarie de Beer and Ian Schoeman. The work can be viewed over the weekend.
On Friday evening at 6pm you can enjoy the sounds of the Schools Choir Festival taking place at Durban Girls' High School. The choral showcase features choirs from Eden College, Glenwood High School, Glenwood Prep, Manor Gardens Primary School and Penzance Primary School. Tickets are R20 per person and can be bought from the participating schools. Refreshments will be on sale. Proceeds are going to the Jeannete Smit Old Age Home.
Saturday is jam packed with some friendly competition and festivities all taking place at Glenwood High School. Starting at 7.30am at Glenwood High School is the City Trail Race - a fun trail run for groups taking place throughout the extended school grounds. Be sure to grease your wheels and support your favourite team as the Cart Race takes place at 9am. Throughout the day there is a primary school chess competition;a literary quiz competition; performances by the Durban Girls' High Schools Drummies and the Glenwood school band; mini cricket and a dance exhibition that will be displaying an arry of dances including atin American, Pantsula, Contemporary to end off the day.
There will also be food stalls and an arts, craft and flea market provided by Camelot throughout the morning.
The final day is Sunday which starts with a community picnic in Bulwer Park from 11am: entry is free and all are welcome to come along - pack a picnic and bring family... and picnic blankets. The festival closes with an interdenominational community church service that takes place at 6pm at the Glenwood Community Church.
John Horn, the Associate Pastor for the Glenwood Community Church and Chairman of the Glenwood Community Forum explains: "It is important for families to come out and participate in the festival and activities because it creates a platform where the positive aspects of the Glenwood Community and schools can be not only highlighted but also celebrated,"