National Arts Festival

 
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...
National Arts Festival 2017: Disruption all around us and still we haven't learnt
National Arts Festival 2017: Disruption all around us and still we 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 of...
The festival within a festival
The festival within a festival
Despite the gloom in the political arena, authors and publishers continue to produce a wide array of high- quality, topical books. The Wordfest...
Muyanga settles old scores on a visible stage
Muyanga settles old scores on a visible stage
As the featured artist at this year’s National Arts Festival, composer, librettist and performer Neo Muyanga and several collaborators will...
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...

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