Arts Festival

Arts Festival

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 the weekend.more The songstress, who made her debut 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 owners and culture ...

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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 different angles on the ...

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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 investigated and reported on the declining conditions of the Buffalo City Metro (BCM) fire department over the past few years, ...
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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 can be wounding for both the artist and the audience.more And in contemporary South Africa it’s great. National Arts Festival-goers ...
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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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Smooth sounds of success

By ZIPO-ZENKOSI NCOKAZI There are very few artists able to balance staying true to their art yet able to appeal to a ...

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Can Themba celebrated

By MIKE LOEWE It is  fitting to celebrate the story of one of Fort Hare University’s most illustrious literary alumni ...

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Greatest Xhosa tale of all time on the grand stage

BY POLISWA PLAATJIE The much celebrated Xhosa story Ityala La Mawele will come to life at the National Arts Festival ...

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Hamburg show opens to full house

They may come from a poor Eastern Cape village but this is not stopping talented Hamburg artists from flying high at ...

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Radio waves too much for Busker’s street sax sound

A Globe-trotting pavement minstrel is up in arms over “noise” from a mobile radio studio drowning out his pavement ...

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Play on Mandela childhood fills writer’s lifelong dream

It was a life-long dream to produce a play about South Africa’s rich history that motivated producer Jenine Collocott ...

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Disabled dancers get into their groove

You don’t really need wings to fly, or in this case, legs to dance. Dance companies Artscape and Unmute Dance Company ...

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