The Lagos Book & Arts Festival Will Return IN…
21st LAGOS BOOK &ART FESTIVAL HOLDS NOVEMBER 4-10
The Committee for Relevant Art, CORA directorate announces the final phase of preparation for the 2019 edition of the yearly Lagos Book & Art Festival, LABAF.
It is the 21st edition; and will hold November 4-10 at the official home of the festival, Freedom Park, Lagos Island and other venues around the city…
LABAF 2019 SET TO HONOUR SOYINKA, OYELANA, LAWSON OTHERS
Africa’s most illustrous personality in literature and theatre, Wole Soyinka and eminent Music maker, Tunji Oyelana will lead the pack of about 15 people to be honoured at the 21st Lagos Book & Art Festival, LABAF, the week-long ‘Feast of Ideas and Life’ holding November 4-10 at the Freedom Park, Lagos…
ELEVEN BOOKS SELECTED FOR LABAF MAIN PLENARY
A total of 41 books will feature in the one-week festival… Michelle Obama’s Becoming and Keith Richards’ Not Quite an Insider are two of the 11 books selected for the main panels at the 21st Lagos Book and Art Festival, running from November 4 to 10, 2019… These are books which speak to the issue of Emergence, the festival’s central thesis…
VICTOR EKPUK TO LAUNCH NEW BOOK AT LABAF 2019
The seven day Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF), every November, features a vibrant visual art segment, including cutting edge exhibitions, art book launches and conversations around visual art making, presentation and marketing. The 21st LABAF from November 4 to 10, 2019 includes a presentation of Victor Ekpuk: Connecting Lines Across Space and Time…
Since its birth in 1999, LABAF has manifested as a yearly ritual for top-notch publishers, adherent book lovers, literary activists and artists of all hues, attracting huge patronage from members of the public across ages and divergent persu-asions. Starting with this (2017) edition, LABAF has expanded to a comprehensive SEVEN-day fully-packed ‘feast of IDEAS and LIFE. It is conceived and designed as a campaign for LITERACY & HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT through such interactive events as reading sessions, conversations (around books and ideas in the context of national and global polity), exhibitions of books (and other publications), art & craft, Children/Students/Youths creative workshops and mentoring; live music, drama, dance and poetry performances. This is the one book event with high children participation. Every year, LABAF plays host to over 2000 children and students, who are mentored through workshops on paintings, writings, readings, craft making, drama, dance, poetry and lots more; a range of experience, but most crucially, discussions around books. The festival commands a huge profile in the traditional and social media. More information at www.lagosbookartfestival.org.