Arts & Theatre News

Coal City Book Festival Begins Dec 16

Coal City Book & Creative Festival, another effort to promote reading and writing culture among Nigerian children and youth, will take off in Enugu on 16 December at the Palms, Polo Park Mall.

Chief promoter of the 3-week festival of creative and literary displays, Uche Cyril Anioke, told eMetro News that this fifth edition of the programme specifically targets the Christmas shopping audience coming to the Mall.

“We would like to see a situation where parents who come to the Mall, to buy what their children will eat or what they’ll put on, will also think of what to feed their children’s minds with,” he said.

In addition to displaying current and rare books and graphics works, the fair also features intellectual fun games for children, including writing competitions, spelling bee and other games that develop young minds.

Uche Cyril Anioke, promoter

We would like to see a situation where parents who come to the Mall, to buy what their children will eat or what they’ll put on, will also think of what to feed their children’s minds with

Uche Cyril Anioke

Anioke therefore encourages everyone to come and see how much fun it is, with children often being the ones dragging their unwilling parents to the stands.

“We are happy to report that even when parents succeed in pulling their children away from us, most of them eventually return another day to look for what they can buy,” he said.

Mr. Anioke said attendance at each event has been encouraging but they would like even a lot more parents to visit the fair.

“We have done the demographics count and we can confidently say that almost a quarter of the people who visit the (Polo Park) Mall have stopped by our book stands.

“This audience is bigger than what you’ll find in all the bookshops in Enugu combined.

“We have partners coming from all over the south-east and south-south to display various rare books that quite a lot of people are delighted to see and buy.

The Coal City Book and Creative Festival is organized each quarter, with the longest and biggest edition fixed during the school long vacation period.

The promoter also said that most of our people in the Diaspora who come home on holidays are fascinated by the number and variety of books that they could take away from the fair.

“Their best buys include Igbo books and charts,” he said.

This Christmas edition of the festival will end on 6 January 2020.

how a respirator works for painting, allergy masks non disposable, is precept fluid guard 160 masks n95 compatible, pokemon sword shield ice face, surgical disposable face mask 50pcs, feline coronavirus and catteries, 3m dust mask hepa filter, mask for dust protection, charcoal capsules face mask, n95 masks for free in san rafael, respirator inspection, fallout 4 face mask, how to wash bape face mask, taylor swift surgical mask, respirator for staining wood, face mask for coughing, face mask basketball, why does coal face mask feel hot, p100 respirator mask for mold, face mask star wars, peterthomasroth face mask set, 3m 300 95 mask, medical face mask target, light weight hooded dust mask, where to buy 3m n95 mask in hong kong, chinese baby born with mask face, predator football face mask, 10 nosk nasal mask filters dust allergies relief hepa allergy pollen, sas safety corp face shield replacement visor, vogmask sizes, ceramic porcelain face masks, n95 respirator brands, riteaid rochester, jonathan van ness face mask, g2plus 100pcs white mini disposable curved cosmetic spatula scoop makeup mask spatula plastic spoon, can a surgical mask be used as a dust mask, good looking dust face mask, dust mask or respirator, gold n95, is it possible to suffocate with a full face bpap mask, swipp will trade a sunsong face mask in exchange for which combination of items, kids disposable surgical mask, magnetight face mask, where to get face masks rio linda, from a respirator to ventilator what is difference,