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Celebrating 30, 20 and 10 years on the Fringe

They are the “staatmakers” of the Fringe at the National Arts Festival – the ones audiences rely on year after year for sure-fire entertainment. This […]

By |June 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Dutch ensemble to present world premiere

Asko|Schönberg, the leading music ensemble for new music in the Netherlands, will present the world premiere of Circus Schönberg
 at the National Arts Festival in […]

By |June 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Uncovering hidden narratives in (South) Africa

Artistic Committee Member and curator of the Visual Art programme ERNESTINE WHITE-MIFETU says this year’s selection touches on all the different aspects of the lived […]

By |June 12th, 2018|0 Comments

WATCH: Just get to the Festival and watch shows

We caught up with producer, comedian and TV presenter SIV NGESI at Cape Town’s Alexander Bar in the build-up to the National Arts Festival. A […]

By |June 12th, 2018|0 Comments

New in 2018: talks to unleash the power of ideas

Executive Producer ASHRAF JOHAARDIEN says this year’s Film and Ideas platform will present a diverse and robust programme that aims to challenge and inspire audiences

Architect, […]

By |June 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Kate Davies, the keystone of the Festival

KATE DAVIES has been working for the National Arts Festival in various roles since 1996 – we think someone should give her a medal (or […]

By |June 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Musa Hlatshwayo: exploring black male identity

‘This is an opportunity to create and stage work that will hopefully address the sociopolitical ills that we are currently going through, particularly in KwaZulu-Natal, […]

By |June 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Creativate curator tells us what it’s all about

Toby Shapshak is the co-curator of the inaugural Creativate Digital Arts Festival, which runs from 28 June to 1 July. British Airways’ HIGH LIFE magazine […]

By |June 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Young director tells her story of student protests

Upcoming playwright and Fleur du Cap nominee Nwabisa Plaatjie brings her deeply personal story 23 YEARS, A MONTH AND 7 DAYS, which is set against the […]

By |June 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Amazing Stages to ignite Village Green Fair

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the first Craft Fair at the Festival… and we’re using the occasion by giving it an overhaul, and […]

By |June 9th, 2018|0 Comments