The International Committee, which is organising the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture, inspected the new theatre complex in Lagos, Nigeria, on Friday (24 May) where the festival will be held in November 1975.
GV Theater under construction
SV Sign "Technoexportsroy"
LV Theatre under construction, bulldozer working (2 shots)
SV & CU Workers carrying bricks (3 shots)
SV & LV Crane moves cement hopper (3 shots)
SV & CU Workmen onscaffolding (2 shots)
SV & CU International committee arrives for inspection (3 shots)
TV Committee inspect theatre bowl (2 shots)
SV & CU Committee listens to engineer, Mr. Kadesk (2 shots)
TV Committee in theatre bowl
GV Theatre under construction
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Background: The International Committee, which is organising the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture, inspected the new theatre complex in Lagos, Nigeria, on Friday (24 May) where the festival will be held in November 1975.
A Bulgarian firm, Technoexporstroy, is building the complex. It is expected to be completed around February 1975. The cost is estimated at GBP 20 million (30 million Nigerian Naira).
The main hall will hold 5,000 spectators, two cinemas, (800 seats each), the conference hall (1,600 seats) and there will also be two large exhibition centres, several offices, a V.I.P. lounge and facilities for artistes.
Chief Anthony Enahoro, President of the Festival Committee, said on Friday that 71 countries and communities both from inside and outside Africa have signified that they intend to take part in the Festival. He said the Committee was expecting about 25,000 participants and 100,000 observers and visitors for the month of events and exhibitions.