The 3rd edition of the Woori Festival takes place in Wa from 3-5 March 2023. The celebration continues to showcase Wa as the weaving capital of the Upper West and weaving as wealth and worth of the Upper West. In keeping with the idea of independence, the festival highlights the diverse innovation and creativity taking place within the weaving communities and schools especially in Wa, Nadowli and Nandom.
The 3-day festival also draws attention to the admirable skills of students in the Schools of the Deaf and Blind in Wa, whose cloth and furniture will be on display. We welcome creative individuals who wish to make a lasting impact in these students’ lives to join us to build the community of friends of their schools.
Woori Festival will connect weavers and end users such as designers, interior decorators, visitors and the general public. With workshops taking place throughout the year, visitors will see the resulting products created by participants with support from experts and professionals.
Through live and hands-on workshops, artist performances, music, lively forums, weaving demos, Woori Festival attendees are sure to be immersed in the sounds, sights, tastes and textures of Wa. Not to be missed- the culmination of all this will be rounded off with music, film and fashion in the sunset show.
The opening exhibition will feature works by textile and fibre artists practicing in Ghana- Alice Raymond, Fatric Bewong, Frederick Bamfo, Isaac Gyamfi, Kate Wand, Nii Nortey Dowouna.
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With the financial contribution of the European Union and the support of the OACPS Secretariat (Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States), Partnering with the ACP-EU Culture Program (West Africa) AWA, Centre Culturel Kore and Institut Francais, We will launch initiatives realised with this support- an interactive map of the weaving stations in Wa, Nadowli and Nandom With their support, Nubuke Foundation hopes to stimulate economic transformation within the region.
We will launch the exciting programmes that will be coming up at the Centre:
A residency programme for creatives and researchers.
Upcoming training programmes for weavers
New Website dedicated to the Centre
And New website with a tool links weavers and buyers.
Other activities include:
Live weaving demonstration and workshops
Games and other participatory workshops
Film and Variety show
Local food and drink vendors