President's Day Culture 2011

Spice your President's Day holidays by attending shows for traditional and folklore performances in Gaborone.

The President's Day Culture 2011 performances starting on July 9th and concluding with an award ceremony of the winners on July 19th 2011 promise to be even better than last year.

However, exhibitions will go beyond the award date as they will close on August 31st 2011.

Right-click to download the President's Day Schedule PDF file here.


Last year's outstanding performance was from the guitarist Solly Sebotso with his now popular song "Pidipidi". The most popular event was that for traditional song and dance as the SSKB Hall was filled to capacity.

All events will be free except the Traditional Song and Dance event and the Award Ceremony.

The traditional song and dance event was the more popular last year that this prompted organizers to introduce a P30.00 entrance fee for this year. This is an attempt to control congestion.


Refer to the table below for the full programme of activities or Right-click to download the print version here.

President's Day Arts and Performance Competitions 2011

CATEGORY VENUE DATE/TIME
1. National Art Exhibition Main Gallery - National Museum
Free!!
9th July - 31st August 2011
All throughout the day
2. Choral Music and Poetry Maitisong Hall - Maruapula School
Free!!
9th July 2011
1700 hours
3. Church Service Boipuso Hall
Free!!
10th July 2011
0900 hours
4. Traditional Instruments Maitisong Hall - Maruapula School
Free!!
15th July 2011
1700 hours
5. National basket and craft Octagon Hall - National Museum
Free!!
16th - 31st August 2011
All throughout the day
6. Contemporary music Tsholofelo Park
Free!!
16th July 2011
0900 hours
7. Drama/Comedy SSG Hall
Free!!
17th July 2011
0900 hours
8. Traditional song and dance SSKB
P30.00 entrance fee
17th July 2011
1400 hours
9. Award Ceremony GICC
(strictly by invitation)
19th July 2011
1400 hours

Right-click to download the schedule's PDF file here.

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