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The Arts Calendar, This Week, Next Weekend, Upper Week

…Compiled by John O Goetzinger & Macson Obojemuinmoin

Contacts: info@bookartville.com; toyin@bookartville.com

JULY 14, 2022

PAGES / MOVING PICTURES

A Film Screening/Virtual Discussion/ wrap up three days of Wole Soyinka Festival, 2022.

The literary legend turned 88 on July 13, 2022. 

The film: So Be It (1997)

Venue: Bariga Crown Arts Factory

Time: 5pm

A Virtual Discussion will follow the screening.

The Wole Soyinka International Cultural Exchange collaborates with the Black Film Centre & Archive at the University of Indiana to present Dual Screenings of Three Films at two venues in two countries.: Kongi’s Harvest (1971), Culture in Transition (1963) So Be It (1997) have been screened at the Wells Library, Room 048 at the University of Indiana, Bloomington, United States on July 12 & 13. Kongi’s Harvest (1971), Culture in Transition (1963) have been screened at the Bariga Crown Arts Factory, in Lagos, Nigeria, on July 12& 13. So Be It (1997) will be screened at 5pm July 14 at Bariga Crown Arts Factory, in Lagos, Nigeria

PAGES/READINGS

Professors’ Duel: Adélékè Adéẹ̀kọ́ Tackles Femi Osofisan at Booksellers Limited, Ibadan

BOOKS: Kolera Kolej, by Femi Osofisan;

Date: Thursday, July 14, 2022.
Time: 4-6PM.
Venue: Booksellers Limited, Magazine Road, Jericho, Ibadan

Adélékè Adéẹ̀kọ́, professor of humanities at the Ohio State University, (United States), is in Nigeria on a short holiday. And part of the vacation schedule is to present his most recent work: Koleeji Onigba Meji, his translation of Femi Osofisan’s Kolera Kolej, a widely acclaimed novela, a hilarious piece of satire set in a University campus at the dawn of  Nigeria’s independence.

JULY 15-31, 2022

IN THE GALLERY

ARTSPLIT Auctions Olaku & Ors…

A Modern and Contemporary Nigerian Arts Auction due to take place from 15 – 31 July, 2022. This first-of-its-kind auction, titled Ode to Mastery, will feature five prominent Nigerian artists who are key drivers of the contemporary art scene on the continent: Abiodun Olaku, Duke Asidere, Edosa Ogiguo, El-Dragg Okwoju and Oliver Enwonwu. 

July 23, 2022

MUSIC

Afowoslide & Abinibi Groovy Band will be presenting a Live Concert & Album Listening Party at the Alliance Francaise de Lagos, Mike Adenuga Centre, Ikoyi on July 23 . Time is 7pm.

July 24, 2022

COMEDY

 ODOGWU MISUNDERSTOOD: Live @ Terra Kulture

Date: July 24

Time: 5:00 pm 

Tickets: ₦10000 – ₦500000.

July 30, 2022

THE STAGE

 OSHARE: Problem No Dey Finish

A comic stage play directed by Jude Orhorha

Date: July 30

Venue: Muson Centre

Time: 3:00pm, 6:00 pm 

Tickets: ₦2,000 – ₦50,000.

AUGUST 6 & 7, 2022

THE STAGE

EMIR SANUSI: Truth in Time is a stage play that dramatizes the life of Khalifan Muhammadu Sanusi, the 14th Fulani Emir of Kano. The play is written and directed by Ahmed Yerima and will be premierred in two cities across the country (Lagos and Abuja) on the same day: August 6, 2022.

Produced by Joseph Edgar’s Duke of Shomolu Productions, the details of the opening shows are:

LAGOS Venue: Agip Recital Hall, Muson Centre, Lagos

Date: 6th & 7th August, 2022

Time: 4pm and 6pm (2 shows daily)

ABUJA Venue: Musa Yaradua Centre

Date: 6th August 2022

Time: 4pm

Enquiries: Joseph 09096325791.

AUGUST 4 -30, 2022

The Onobrakpeya Carnival: August Slice

 Bruce Onobrakpeya, patriarch of all of contemporary arts of Nigeria, is 90 in August 2022. The entire year has been dedicated by sundry organisations to commemorate the milstone. In August, the month of Onobrakpeya’s birth, the following events stand out in the year long calendar.

Conference: 60 YEARS OF CREATIVE GENIUS

Keynote Speaker: dele Jegede, artist and Professor of art.

Speaker: Perkins Foss, Professor at Penn State University. Penn State University. Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, United States.

Date: 4th – 6th August 2022.

Venue: Onobrakpeya Art Centre, Agbarha -Otor, Delta State Sponsors: Urhobo Historical Society Urhobo Studies Association Contact: G. Darah, Professor, 0803 603 8913 3

Art Workshop: 24th Harmattan Workshop August Retreat

Date: 7th – 20th August, 2022

Theme: Bruce at 90, Probing Art on the flip side

Venue: Onobrakpeya Art Centre, Agbarha -Otor, Delta State.

Supported by the Bruce Onobrakpeya Foundation Contact Person: Sam Ovraiti 0803 307 2334 4.

Church Thanksgiving Service and Reception Special Thanksgiving Service

Date: 30th August 2022.

Venue: All Saints’ Anglican Church, Montgomery Road, Yaba.

Reception: Nikoms Event center also in Yaba, Lagos.

 Contact: Oghara Adebusuyi: 0809 992 3448 5.

Bruce Onobrakpeya: a long time coming

August  12-14 2022

MOVING PICTURES

Film Festival at POP WKNDR

This Film Festival is part of a series of activities set to take place all weekends of August and September 2022 at Pop Beach in Ilashe, off the Lekki Expressway in the east of Lagos. It is part of a summer camp tagged: Pop WKNDR.

Venue/Dates/Show Time: Pop Beach, Ilashe Beach, August 12-14, 2022.

August  19 2022

IN THE GALLERY

Art & Craft Festival at POP WKNDR

This Art &Craft Festival is part of a series of activities set to take place all weekends of August and September 2022 at Pop Beach in Ilashe, off the Lekki Expressway in the east of Lagos. It is part of  a summer camp tagged: Pop WKNDR.

Venue/Dates/Show Time: Pop Beach, Ilashe Beach, August 19-21, 2022.

MUSIC

Irie Vibes Fest

Irie Vibes Fest is a reggae concert for cervical cancer awareness. As you enjoy the music in the picturesque seaside atmosphere, you have the opportunity to determine how healthy you are via free medical tests. The fee for attendance is 40,000Naira. For boat/Cabana/Room, call 08023131844.

Venue/Dates/Show Time: Pop Beach, Ilashe Beach, August 27, 2022. Time: 7pm.

 

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