CONNECT/ZA

Stay curious about the world around you: Neil Coppen’s useful insights for aspiring directors & writers

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Neil Coppen’s passion about South African story-telling is a running theme in his work. He talks to us about his experience on the judging panel at the Durban International Film Festival, the importance of story-telling and creative control as well as what he is working on for the rest of the year.

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Jeppe Park/Windmill Hills Superdream

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What it is

Superdream - a unique initiative that took place across two continents ,  commissioned by the British Council as part of its Connect ZA programme.  The project located around Jeppe Park in Johannesburg and around Windmills Hills Park in the UK city of Gateshead explored urban living, uses of public space and the role that local communities can play in stabilising and redefining public cultural life.

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Guest Blog: Imagining Future Africa: Sci Fi, Innovation & Technology.

At the recent Africa Writes Festival, British Council Literature Programme Manager Sophie Wardell attended a panel discussion entitled: Imagining Future Africa: Sci Fi, Innovation & Technology. Focusing on African Sci Fi, speculative and fantasy writing, the panel explored literature’s relationship to innovation and technology. She shared her thoughts on the discussion with us.

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