Malawi’s only festival dedicated to children and young people, Children’s Future Festival returns this month in Lilongwe.
Supported by Unicef Malawi and Timveni, the Lake of Stars (LoS) children’s festival will take place on June 19 at Capital Hotel as part of the celebrations for the 2016 Day of the African Child.
With an action-packed programme for kids of all ages to participate in, LoS director Will Jameson noted: “After the success of last year’s inaugural event which saw over 2 000 children and parents attend, we are really looking forward to the second edition of the Children’s Future Festival.
“Having the opportunity to organise something specifically for the youth is hugely exciting and we feel the festival offers a positive, stimulating, safe environment for children and young people of all ages and backgrounds to come together and have fun, as well as providing a forum for them to express views, learn and empower themselves.”
A wide variety of activities will be on offer, including live music performances from Faith Mussa and Tay Grin, poetry workshops with Robert Chiwamba, app development and video gaming activities from Mhub, storytelling, art creation with Art House Africa, soft play, jumping castles and toys, science displays, dance workshops, sports activities, acrobatic displays, short films, face painting and much more.