Weekend Workshop: Creative Writing

From September 8-9, 2019 The Hub hosted Leila Hall for a Weekend Workshop on Creative Writing. Day 1 had participants discussing the elements of powerful storytelling, and getting tips for how to bring writing to life, and completed a series of free-writing exercises. On Day 2 participants used their freewrites from the previous day asContinue reading “Weekend Workshop: Creative Writing”

Animation Workshop: ‘Girl Child’

From December 18-22, 2018, The Hub hosted Lehlohonolo Tlhaole from Two For Designs for a workshop on stop motion animation.  He was assisted by Anna Cai from Morija Arts Centre. The group animated ‘Girl Child’, a story by Mats’eliso Moruthane from our WordPower 2018 magazine. She wrote ‘Girl Child’ at a workshop on storytelling at The HubContinue reading “Animation Workshop: ‘Girl Child’”

Weekend Workshop: Creative Writing

From February 17-18 2018, Leila Hall led a weekend workshop at The Hub on creative writing. Day one was spent exploring some of the aspects of storytelling that make for powerful books and films and freewriting around memories and imaginative ‘what if…?’ scenarios. On day two, based on their freewrites from day one, participants wroteContinue reading “Weekend Workshop: Creative Writing”

WordPower is back!

WordPower is back! We had our first session today. Last year, we read Blood Ties by Zimkhitha Mlanzeli from FunDza. Three WordPower participants wrote letters to Zimkhitha to tell her how much they loved the book, and Zimkhitha was kind enough to send signed copies of her books and FunDza t-shirts to all three. Congratulations toContinue reading “WordPower is back!”

Ready for 2017

The Hub has been back in action for a few weeks after a summer break. Job-Ready Fridays have featured a photography Skills Session, and Hub Talks by singer Leomile, and Kanono Thabane from Lesotho Council of NGOs. Some of the upcoming speakers are award winning actor Lebohang Ntsane, and entrepreneur/motivational speaker Nozipho Nonyana. We areContinue reading “Ready for 2017”

WordPower kickstarted at The Hub!

WordPower, a brand new literacy program at The Hub, kickstarted with its first session yesterday! We had a great time learning about writer and filmmaker MK Asante and reading extracts from his memoir, Buck. WordPower will be meeting every Thursday at 4pm. Everyone above the age of 14 is free to join, even if you are notContinue reading “WordPower kickstarted at The Hub!”

Our library is growing

The library at The Hub is growing!  We are quickly acquiring a wide range of books on activism, the arts, photography, film-making, history, poetry and fiction. Our library is integral to our core aims of encouraging curiosity, artistic knowledge and an interest in social activism among our members. In August 2016, MK Asante donated copiesContinue reading “Our library is growing”

WordPower @ The Hub

WordPower is a new literacy program launching at The Hub in September 2016. Participants of the program will meet once a week to read and discuss fiction, poetry and plays by writers from around the world, and will be engaged in writing exercises that will encourage creative and personal expression. The aim of the programContinue reading “WordPower @ The Hub”