Daai Verse Sithi

Friday, 25 March 2022

15:00 – 16:00 & TBD

Hoffman Square

A poetic dialogue between poets of the Free State, these artists will react, provoke, and answer one another through poetry, music, and dance – as they share, question, and celebrate their genders and their roles in society. Some of the best talent of the province come together, speaking out against gender-based violence, human trafficking, and the barriers we place between the sexes.

Willekeurige Klavier

24 March – ongoing

All Day

Preller Plein

Like this piano, none of us are the same after these past two years of trauma and loss. However, we are still capable of creating great art, come and join our community as we breathe new life into this instrument and inspire hope in each other.

BasicCity Live

BasicCity Live

Friday, 25 March 2022

16:00 – 17:00

Hoffman Square

BasicCity is a Kenyan-South African musical duo who dabble in anything and everything as long as it’s music. The duo is constantly pushing themselves and their musical boundaries. Formed in 2021 after a spur of the moment decision. Two artists brought together by their similar taste, work ethic and love for Boom Bap – Basicc and City (M. Rumbi) met through at a pad drive and it hit off immediately. After bumping a bit of music and dropping something bars the two scheduled a session, a session where the foundation of BasicCity was laid. Their unique brand of entertainment fuses clever cadences and bars that need a second take and its head-bopping, its party-starting, it’s what you need and with witty stage banter, and drip that doesn’t stop. Performing with a live band, BasicCity’s live performances are a must attend. Music that will make you want to tell a friend, to tell a friend, to a tell friend that this is where hip-hop begins. Performing with a live band, BasicCity is changing the way people enjoy music, bringing something different.

FLUID Mic

Wednesday, 23 March 2022 & Thursday, 24 March 2022

Hoffman Square

12:00 – 13:00 & 14:00 – 15:00

Music is life, FLUID mic is an opportunity for artists to sing about their lived experiences to a public audience. Four local Bloemfontein artists will be given the chance to express themselves on the square to passersby.

Un violador en tu camino (the rapist in your path)

Friday, 25 March 2022

Hoffman Square

12:00 – 14:00

Un violador en tu camino – the rapist in your path – is an anthem protesting the impunity of gender-based violence. It was created by a feminist group in Chile called LASTESIS and has become a global flash mob, bringing people to the streets, and resonating with womxn all over the world.

At PAP this year we will be hosting a similar public art intervention protesting gender-based violence, rape culture in South Africa and patriarchy.

Indie Shows

Indie Shows

Mandala Meditation

Monday, 21 – Friday, 25 March 2022

08:00 – 10:00

Hoffman Square


Drive-By Improv Theatre

Monday, 21 – Thursday, 24 March 2022

12:00 – 13:00 & 11:00 – 12:00

Hoffman Square


The Cypher

Thursday, 24 March 2022

15:00 – 17:00

Hoffman Square


Flash Mob – Dance Edition

Wednesday, 23 March 2022

11:00 – 12:00

Hoffman Square


Jam Session – Unplugged

Tuesday, 22 March 2022

14:00 – 17:00

Hoffman Square

Sip & Paint

Monday, 21 March 2022 – Wednesday, 23 March 2022

All Day

Hoffman Square

Thursday, 24 March 2022 – Friday, 25 March 2022

All Day

Preller Plein

The V Moledi Art sip and paint aims to bring people together through art, while they enjoy painting and expressing themselves on the canvas. The main focus is unearthing the artist within you through different mediums of art such as abstract, portrait or in whichever way you would like to express yourself. There is no limitations to Art, art is a creative process that is instilled in each person in a special kind of way.

Lost in Transformation – Fashion Show

Thursday, 24 March 2022

12:00 – 14:00

Hoffman Square

This initiative selects four local designers to share their seasonal collections, but also challenges the traditional catwalk by seeking new and unique ways for fashion to blend in and stand out in a crowd. Every day at Hoffman Square pedestrians may expect a fashion-happening, which will take place without any warning. From Monday to Thursday the square will host a new textile-sculpture each day, uniquely created by a different local designer. Friday culminates in a big showcase of the four designers as Bloemfontein models stomp the square.

[de] Nesting

24 March – 31 March 2022

All Day

Preller Plein

In small groups, first year architecture students attempt to explore the essence of dwelling, of creating a place within which to metaphorically nest.
Collectively the class reflects on our current reality, the impact of war on our natural expressions of safety, enclosure, and place.
This installation/happening, attempt to highlight the process of unsettlement, of [de]nesting.