National Arts Festival

 
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 ...
Final curtain for NAF’s Ismail Mahomed
Final curtain for NAF’s Ismail Mahomed
After eight years of developing themes and drawing up the National Arts Festival programme, Ismail Mahomed is stepping down as the artistic...
SA Young Artist Award winners expand on their new work
SA Young Artist Award winners expand on their new work
Carefully thought out, thematic work is a staple of multi-disciplinary artist Mohau Modisakeng’s oeuvre. The recent winner of the Standard...
Four Small Gods and the South African jazz link
Four Small Gods and the South African jazz link
John Withers, the man behind the lauded John Wizards band and eponymous album does a lot of work in the advertising industry to diversify...
Getting a rise out of Croissants
Getting a rise out of Croissants
Just when you might have thought the Wits 969 festival pickings couldn’t possibly get more sophisticated there was We Didn’t Come to Hell...
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 pokes the modern malaise
Dylan Moran pokes the modern malaise
Bernard Black is to blame, really. Dylan Moran’s performance as the curmudgeonly protagonist in British observational comedy series...
A sonic journey with Vuma Levin
A sonic journey with Vuma Levin
Vuma Levin is destined to be one of South African jazz’s greatest musicians – the 28-year-old guitarist is a purveyor of a liberal kind of jazz...
Don't Miss This: National Arts Festival
Don't Miss This: National Arts Festival
We Salute Madiba (Rolihlahla) celebrates indigenous song, dance and drama from the diverse people of the Eastern Cape. The material for...
Jittery Citizens: Popular gigs of unscripted gags
Jittery Citizens: Popular gigs of unscripted gags
South African stand-up comedy is on the up and Trevor Noah’s success in the United States and Loyiso Gola’s debut on Australian TV only elevate...

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