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Beeta Art Festival: A Beautiful Fusion Of Art

By Oreoritse Tariemi
26 November 2021   |   1:16 pm
Uber talented actress, producer and song writer, Bikiya Graham Douglas recently hosted the first ever Beeta Art Festival; a convergence of different forms of art in the city of Abuja. The art festival themed RE-IMAGINE is an initiative geared towards the development of African art and cultural unity by bringing together various forms of art…

Uber talented actress, producer and song writer, Bikiya Graham Douglas recently hosted the first ever Beeta Art Festival; a convergence of different forms of art in the city of Abuja.

The art festival themed RE-IMAGINE is an initiative geared towards the development of African art and cultural unity by bringing together various forms of art which included stage plays, film screenings, concerts, poetry, art exhibitions, trainings, workshops, conversations and other fun activities.

The festival featured 6 stage plays (written by winners and finalists of the Beeta Playwright competition), 10 film screenings, from all across Africa inspiring and educational conversations around the development of art by notable key players in the art industry across Africa, book readings, dance and other fun activities that left all the attendees wanting more.

The three-day event launched with a strictly by invite opening reception held at the  a lounge with an array of fun and exciting activities. If there is one word that best describes the experience, it would be- magical.

Day 2 opened up with intellectual conversations around art and the creative industry with the likes of Lala Akindoju, Bikiya Graham Douglas, Michelle Dede, Kunle Afolayan, Eniye Onagoruwa, author of Alaere and Oyinye Madu from Abuja Literary society. Attendees were further entertained with amazing plays such as Jolly Ride which was actually performed in a bus, Tea Party, short films and book exhibition.

The last day was also nothing short of amazing with more plays which included Room 7, Tea Party, Beertangled and Cancelled, films, conversations and a fun closing night with the delectable Jessica Bongos.

The audience took to social media to express their excitement about the festival. See pictures from the event HERE: