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Makhanda gets ready for the National Arts Festival

The banners, posters and flags are going up as Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown) prepares to host the 45th National Arts Festival, 11 days of an amazing feast […]

By |June 18th, 2019|0 Comments

Mandla Mlangeni: fluent in the language of jazz

Mandla Mlangeni is a jazz trumpeter and composer who has become a popular fixture on local and international stages. A gifted bandleader, Mlangeni has carved out […]

By |June 14th, 2019|0 Comments

Packing for Makhanda – the essential list

We all know that Makhanda can get colder than a polar bear’s toenails during Festival, especially at night, but the days can get quite warm […]

By |June 13th, 2019|0 Comments

Young artists to break new ground at NAF

As South Africans pause to reflect on the legacy and future of our youth in South Africa in the build-up to Youth Day on 16 […]

By |June 12th, 2019|0 Comments

NAF seeks to appoint Artistic Director

The National Arts Festival (NAF) seeks to appoint a dynamic, highly networked Artistic Director on a 3-year fixed-term contract.

The ideal candidate should have a strong […]

By |June 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Finding your way to and around Festival City

Travelling to Makhanda
BY AIR: The two closest airports to Makhanda / Grahamstown are in Port Elizabeth (about 1.5 hours’ drive away) and East London (about […]

By |June 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Well Worn’s season of theatre activism at NAF2019

“The visions we offer our children shape the future. It matters what those visions are. Often they become self-fulfilling prophecies. Dreams are maps.” – Carl […]

By |June 10th, 2019|0 Comments

Creativate Digital Arts Festival: 5 highlights

The second Creativate Digital Arts Festival, supported by Standard Bank, runs across all 11 days of the National Arts Festival this year, offering a vast […]

By |June 6th, 2019|0 Comments

Creativate: a line-up for the insanely curious

The second Creativate Digital Arts Festival is landing in Makhanda this June/July with a vast menu of innovation, creativity and inspiration on offer
The second Creativate […]

By |June 6th, 2019|0 Comments

‘It’s the audiences that keep me going’

A true child of the Festival, Rob van Vuuren is celebrating 25 years at NAF this year with more than 20 performances in 11 amazing […]

By |June 1st, 2019|0 Comments