Bosman Weekend 2017
The Bosman Weekend, so named after South African writer Herman Charles Bosman, is a literary lover's event held in the small town of Groot Marico in the central region of the North West.
The festival is now in it's 22nd year and will be held from 20-22 of October 2017.
The town Groot-Marico is named after the Groot-Marico river, one of the few perennial rivers in this area. Groot-Marico is well known for its beautiful African bushveld surroundings and the warmth and friendliness of its locals.
It is an ideal place to escape the hustle of the city.
The festivities are mainly centred around the Herman Charles Bosman Museum (which is an exact replica of the school where Bosman taught). The festival's itinerary includes live acts and performances paying tribute to Bosman’s literary works, including dancers, musician and poets.
Performances will take place at the amphitheatre, the local church and on a guest farm in the Marico Valley. Other festival activities include lectures, workshops and art exhibitions.
Herman Charles Bosman was a great fan of the sleepy little town and wrote stories about the area and it's people.
This poem entitled 'Marico Revisted' depicts his love of Groot Marico:
"There is no other place I know
that is so heavy with atmosphere,
so strangely and darkly impregnated with that stuff of life
that bears the authentic stamp of South-Africa."
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