Arts Festival

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Class acts on streets of festival

Street theatre is on a high at this year’s National Arts Festival as stunt performers took to the upgraded Village Green to showcase their skills and entertain passersby.

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Lasting value of literary architect

It’s 100 years since Guy Butler’s birth, a centenary he shares with Nelson Mandela. In Professor Laurence Wright’s recent tribute at the National ...

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When ancestors call someone in Christian home

The longstanding clash between cultural traditions, ancestral veneration and religion were vividly depicted through the University of Fort Hare ...

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LoveChild: her music transcends language

Port Elizabeth-born Vuyiseka Maguga, who goes by the name LoveChild, mesmerised every member of her intimate audience on the final night of her Songs of Hope live show on Saturday. Maguga won a Standard Bank Ovation Award at last year’s National ...
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Jazz legend celebrates birthday in fine style

Jazz pianist Andile Yenana ushered in his half-century birthday celebration by sharing his latest compositions at his Umnqgonqgo Wabantu show at the Standard Bank Jazz Festival in Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown) yesterday afternoon. The King ...
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Sharpeville youth open wounds of today

In an extraordinary moment of history, eight innovative young residents of Sharpeville, descendants of the township ...

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KZN Youth Orchestra on first EL visit

As part of their Eastern Cape tour, the KZN Youth Orchestra will be performing at the East London Guild Theatre for the ...

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SA idol Khumalo brings house down in G’town

Last year’s Idols SA winner Noma Khumalo left her fans begging for more at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown at ...

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Last weekend of fest

The last weekend of the National Arts Festival is here, marking the end of another remarkable experience for business ...

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Shattering mould that breaks men

Men are getting a bad rap with #Menaretrash, but two festival works have dived into masculinity and come up with ...

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Powerful play sparks discussion

Fire House is the play out of hundreds here at the National Arts Festival which should come to East London.more I have ...

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Searing and profound works

Performance artists put their bodies on the line to express deep, complex issues, often about wounds. On stage, this ...

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Women’s stories, lives, take centre stage

Abongele Manka’s debut theatre production brings to life the Bible scripture from which the title of her play is ...

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Painful piece of performance art

Shocked theatregoers watched performance artist Gavin Krastin standing naked and vulnerable, but for a strip of tape ...

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Jazz musos do EC proud

Jazz lovers were left begging for more after being wowed by some of the Eastern Cape’s finest afro pop musicians at the ...

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Ramsay exceptional in riveting fest play

By MIKE LOEWE How nice people do despicably cruel things has become a cliche in South Africa, but Fiona Ramsay’s ...

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Feisty females’ musings explicit but fun

By GILLIAN McAINSH Six Inches by Kristy Suttner and Diaan Lawrenson, Vicky’s, today until July 9.more This Fringe ...

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Nuanced, profound multimedia offering

By GILLIAN McAINSH Mohau Modisakeng is the 2016 Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art – and what a relevant choice ...

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Praise for ‘crown jewels’ but water a major concern

By MIKE LOEWE The National Arts Festival hits midweek today amid praise from the Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency ...

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Moving tribute to an icon

By MIKE LOEWE Dramatising the life of ANC hero Albertina Sisulu was always going to be a difficult process involving ...

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