Friday, July 20, 2007
The Big Culture Feast is here
9th Lagos Book and Art Festival 2007 – LABAF 2007
Date: Novmber 9-11. 2007
Venue: National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos
This is an open-air market for books and arts works. The focus of this event is to highlight the importance of books in the development of the growth of a nation such as ours. The plight of the book industry has not been helped at all in our society in the past few decades. There is clearly a perceptible decline in the love and appreciation of the book and everything that has anything to do with it. CORA is of the opinion that a nation that treats its knowledge industry as we are currently doing is at the brink of a precipice. If we dare take the plunge, it would take us years to climb again. Thus, we locate this event around the National productivity day to emphasise the fact that the quality of our collective and individual productions are measured by the quality of documents we record them on and the number of people we can convince to read such.
The three days event features talk sessions on the plight of books in our society. There are sessions specially designed to entice the younger ones to the culture of reading. One of such is the workshop for kids on a wide range of issues that can capture their attention. Another of such is the Secondary School Essay Competition, which was introduced to the format last year.
From day one to three, visitors to the venue are treated to a refreshing session of life musical and theatrical performances. This year, unlike in the in the previous editions, the festival will take place at The national Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos.
In the past eight editions of the festival, there has been a tremendous growth in the rate of its acceptance and patronage by all concerned - save the government itself. Last year alone, there were not less than forty exhibitors.
This year, we are expecting a twenty five percent (25%) increase in the population of exhibitors. This would bring the number to something in the range of fifty (80).
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