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Join the Festival parade & bid farewell to NAF2019

A decade ago, the first Festival Parade was held on the streets of Grahamstown; this year, the street parade will bid farewell to the 45th […]

By |July 5th, 2019|0 Comments

Return of the Cypher Festival programme

Aroundhiphop and The Blk Power Station Present: The Return of the Cypher Festival
Aroundhiphop is proud to re-present its flagship hip hop festival, The Return of […]

By |July 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

I seek to work around the violence – Gabrielle Goliath

Gabrielle Goliath is this year’s Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art. This is the speech she gave at the opening of the visual art […]

By |June 29th, 2019|0 Comments

Choir, dancers celebrate opening of 45th Festival

A chilly but blue-skied Makhanda morning marked the opening and first day of the 2019 National Arts Festival, the country’s biggest and most diverse arts […]

By |June 27th, 2019|0 Comments

Mining a rich seam of talks, workshops at NAF

Much of the action at the National Arts Festival, which runs from 27 June to 7 July in Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown), takes place on the […]

By |June 25th, 2019|1 Comment

It’s all systems go for the 45th National Arts Festival

It’s all systems go for the opening of the 45th National Arts Festival in Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown) this week, with the curtain going up an […]

By |June 24th, 2019|0 Comments

Young Artists embrace the realm of the ancestors

“Space has continuous conversations with those who pass through it – that same space has memory – that space carries our heritage. The theatre is […]

By |June 24th, 2019|0 Comments

Where to eat and where to play at #NAF2019

It’s not just your head and your heart that need filling at Festival time, it’s your belly too! Here are some ideas on where to […]

By |June 24th, 2019|0 Comments

Kitty Phetla: dancing to her own tune

Kitty Phetla is a senior soloist and choreographer at Joburg Ballet. She has toured and performed extensively on stages across the globe. One of her most noteworthy recent […]

By |June 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

Unlocking the fabulousness of the Fringe

There are a few things you may not know about navigating the hundreds of performances on offer at the National Arts Festival Fringe, which runs […]

By |June 21st, 2019|0 Comments