Grahamstown

 
Change the names to rid SA of its colonial, apartheid past
Change the names to rid SA of its colonial, apartheid past
The announcement in June that the minister of arts and culture, Nathi Mthethwa, had approved the belated name change of Grahamstown to Makhanda was...
A pink dystopia of delusions and frills speaks to SA's canon of protest theatre
A pink dystopia of delusions and frills speaks to SA's canon of protest theatre
Buhle Ngaba and Klara van Wyk kneel at our feet as a crowd of mostly learners in winter school uniform and a handful of adults are ushered into...
The wheels of the bus to Mpuma-Koloni and the National Arts Festival
The wheels of the bus to Mpuma-Koloni and the National Arts Festival
Pretoria Station, or Bosman as the locals prefer to call it, is my plek. When I arrive there from the Gautrain at 3pm, she is her usual afternoon...
Sizzling shows, tepid turnout
Sizzling shows, tepid turnout
There is less of a vibe,” was a phrase heard so much it may as well have been the National Arts Festival’s tagline. Punters and performers...
On political memory, hidden histories, and living remains
On political memory, hidden histories, and living remains
In the one-hander Black, Ameera Patel squeezes centuries of history into what feels like an epic condensed into about an hour of stage time. Adapted...
Disruption all around us and we still haven’t learnt
Disruption all around us and we still haven’t learnt
Although the National Arts Festival is too gargantuan a terrain for a lone explorer to wrap his feet around, interpretations of this year’s theme...
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...

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