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WORDS at NIROX Sculpture Park

Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 October
Why the World?

WORDS – a festival dedicated to the power and promise of WORDS in every incarnation: written, spoken and sung – informing, questioning, entertaining and enlightening – imagining and inspiring a better World.

This year’s title ‘Why the World…’ invites artists and audiences to finish the question as they may… the challenge and the joy… why is it at all?

WORDS 2017 is the inaugural edition of an annual festival that brings multiple disciplines together to examine the World of WORDS and their profound universal influence:

Full programme, information and tickets available from

1. In Conversation
2. Lyrics
3. Talks
4. Outdoor Sculpture
5. Performance
6. In Other Words
7. Poetry
8. Artbooks & Indoor Sculpture
9. Book Central
10. Words for Children
11. Film
12. Eating & Drinking at WORDS

Saturday 21 October: Online: R320 ex VAT per person.
Sunday 22 October: Online: R320 ex VAT per person.
Weekend Pass: Online: R480 ex VAT per person.
At the gate: R360 ex VAT per person.
Children 12 and under pay half-price.
Infants aged 2 and under enter free of charge.

Additional lunch bookings are available for the following pop-up restaurants and their guests:

Bookclub Brunch with Joburg Culinary School
Leafy Greens Café
The Tradition

Additional activity bookings are available for Kundalini Yoga, Breathwork Sessions and Healing Writing Workshops.

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