NOTTINGHAM, England, September 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Avi Lasarow, Honorary Consul for South Africa for the Midlands region, congratulated two South African groups on their outstanding contribution to the arts on Friday after acapella group Medu and traditional South African dance troop Usuthu delivered performances at the World Event for Young Artists (WEYA) festival in Nottingham.
A representative of the Honorary Consul's office, Sarah Nash, was also in attendance to present the performers with original lace designs from the Fewkes lace factory in Nottingham, a nod towards the city's lace heritage.
Avi Lasarow said "It is so encouraging to see so many young artists in Nottingham from South Africa and around the world gathered together to engage in a multi-cultural exchange of art and ideas. I am delighted that Medu and Usuthu were there to start the festival and to showcase the wealth of South African talent".
World Event Young Artists is welcoming 1000 artists aged 18 to 30 from 100 nations to Nottingham over the next month to take part in a festival of cultural dialogue and artistic exchange. The WEYA festival also holds further importance as it marks the finale of the Cultural Olympiad in the East Midlands. World Event Young Artists (WEYA) launches on 7 September and will run until 16 September.
Office of the Honorary Consul for South Africa
SOURCE Office of the Honorary Consul for South Africa