#LABAF2016 || The Terror of Knowledge against Forces of Incapacity

labaf-2016 Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF) is having its 18th edition themed, “The Terror of Knowledge” to address rising extremism against acquisition of knowledge and brain empowerment. It as an art festival with a high book content organised by the Committee for Relevant Art (CORA), it is CORA’s homage to the written word.

The festival is a four-day event which includes readings and conversations around books, art and craft displays, kiddies’ art workshops and reading sessions, book exhibitions, live music and theatre performance, capacity building workshops and exhibitions, and critical seminars for different sectors of the creative industries. It will run from November 10 to 13 at Freedom Park (old colonial prison site) on Broad Street, Lagos Island.

Lineup of events for LABAF 2016 include –
31 Books of the Festival
1 book trek
1 pre-festival cocktail to open the festival
1 Publishers’ Forum
1 Visual Art Exhibition
1 Festival Colloquium
1 Festival Conversation
10 book events
11 Children’s’ workshops
3 workshops for teachers
2 festival plays
3 Music concerts / art parties (one hip-hop, one jazz, one high-life)
A total of 35 events

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