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The not-to-be-missed performances and exhibitions at this year’s National Arts Festival
The not-to-be-missed performances and exhibitions at this year’s National Arts Festival
Every year, the best in South African arts and culture ...
Menstruation conversation moved forward by community theatre and sewing in the Eastern Cape
Menstruation conversation moved forward by community theatre and sewing in the Eastern Cape
Girls around the world, and particularly in developing countries, dread menstruating. They can’t get proper sanitary wear and, even if they...
Athi-Patra Ruga's latest art shows 'Azania' without a purpose
Athi-Patra Ruga's latest art shows 'Azania' without a purpose
It is a Saturday, July 4, at the National Arts Festival. The infamous wintry cold of Grahamstown is conceding to the lukewarm sunshine. We are on...
The feast behind the arts festival
The feast behind the arts festival
These days, one hardly ever sees a substantial profile of a local theatre actor, director or playwright in print. Instead, chefs are the new...
Six great music and theatre venues in Cape Town
Six great music and theatre venues in Cape Town
It may be the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown until this weekend, but Cape Town’s music and theatre scene is marching to the beat of its...
Dylan Moran: Poking the modern malaise
Dylan Moran: Poking the modern malaise
Bernard Black is to blame, really. Dylan Moran's performance as the curmudgeonly protagonist in British observational comedy series Black...
Buddies lick wounds after property war
Buddies lick wounds after property war
A Grahamstown developer has received the green light to build a Superspar, a Mugg & Bean and other shops, ending an eight-year battle between two...
Khaya Dlanga: Change town names that celebrate our oppressors
Khaya Dlanga: Change town names that celebrate our oppressors
It’s hard not to look around and think that it is black people who are apologising for the end of apartheid.
Grahamstown festival and the 'honey pot' jazz incubator
Grahamstown festival and the 'honey pot' jazz incubator
It's not every day that Maria Schneider, the multiple Grammy Award-winning composer from New York, rehearses her orchestra in a tiny classroom. On...
Badat: Grahamstown article ethnocentric and blinkered
Badat: Grahamstown article ethnocentric and blinkered
This piece was first published on the blog, Africa is a Country....
Grahamstown: Love and sex in the city of saints
Grahamstown: Love and sex in the city of saints
Five years ago, 26-year-old Rat Western loaded her cat, suitcases and two-year-old son into her car and drove a thousand kilometres from Jo'burg to Grahamstown, where she had found a job at ­Rhodes University. It was her first time in Grahamstown....
Rhodes 'on the brink of closure' due to lack of water
Rhodes 'on the brink of closure' due to lack of water
Vice-chancellor Saleem Badat was addressing the municipality on Wednesday in an...

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