“Change Agents” Colleen Balchin & Koleka Putuma for latest PUMA SELECT x STORIES on 11th August

“Change Agents” Colleen Balchin & Koleka Putuma for latest PUMA SELECT x STORIES on 11th August

As part of their SELECT x STORIES series, PUMA will host a couch session with DJ Colleen Balchin and poet Koleka Putuma on Saturday August 11 at the SELECT Courtyard in Braamfontein. In honour of National Women’s Day on August 9, this event is titled “The Change Agents”, and conversation will explore women’s identity across the arts, culture and entertainment industries.

Speaker Colleen Balchin is a DJ and co-founder of “Pussy Party”, a “gender non specific femininity appreciation society” that hosts femme focused events in Johannesburg every month. Koleka Putuma is an award winning poet and theatre practitioner, known for her book of poems: “Collective Amnesia”. The Q&A session starts promptly at 10am.

Running since 2016 and hosted by local creative legend Mpumelelo ‘Frypan’ Mfula, the SELECT x STORIES is a series of knowledge-sharing events celebrating street culture, art, media and music. Engage with industry leaders, game changing artists and disruptive trailblazers in an intimate Q&A couch session – past speakers include Nomzamo Mbatha, Fumani Mthembi, Amaru da Costa and Theresho Selesho.

The event is free of charge and open to all, but space is limited, so arrive early to avoid disappointment. The PUMA SELECT courtyard is on the corner of De Korte and Melle streets, Braamfontein.