Arts News From Around South Africa

What's On in Gauteng: April 19-27

Jennifer de Klerk: This weekend you can celebrate Easter with “Daughters of the King: An Easter Gospel Extravaganza”.

Feldman @ the flicks

Peter Feldman: Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to the big screen again and won’t disappoint his fans in this orgy of graphic violence and gore.

Call For Papers: Culture & Development Seminars

The African Arts Institute (AFAI) presents the 1st in a series of 6 seminars held both in Cape Town and Johannesburg, on the theme of culture and development.

Celebrate Freedom Day in Sophiatown

Sophiatown Special Walking Tour visits old and new from which our freedom has grown with live jazz with Neo Leleka Quartet (bring your own coolerbox).


Baby brothers and bicycles

Joanna Evans presents a story of children for adults that is honest, beautifully executed and quite distressing. In The Year of the Bicycle, red string connects glowing jars as the year of 1997 unfolds for two youngsters. Andile, a boy from an impoverished community near Hout Bay, makes an unlikely friend over the suburban brick wall of Amelia's house, an only child who fights-off loneliness ...

Drive With Me: a moving ride

I saw Drive With Me, directed by Liz Mills, two days ago and have been surprised that there isn’t more talk about it. Being familiar with Megan Furniss’s website Megan’s Head, I went looking for some information. Megan posts that she’s had ...

The View tackles contemptible views

Wow. The View is veritable. Post-show audience comments included, “That’s the best thing I’ve ever seen”. I understand why they’d feel that way. We meet a boy, skilfully and tenderly brought to life by Gideon Lombard. From his ...

Don't give up

Of all the arts disciplines, theatre surely is the bi-polar sibling. It experiences the high of a full house standing ovation and the soul-crushing low of tiers of empty seats. You can pretty much take it for granted that empty seats are going to be ...