Thandi Ntuli: the mother of cool


 

‘A world without music would be like walking in a grey world, difficult to get through. I think art helps us get through some of […]

By |June 20th, 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

Three gems not to miss at #NAF18

The National Arts Festival is about so much more than ‘just theatre’. We highlight three shows we don’t want you to miss in Grahamstown this […]

By |May 6th, 2018|0 Comments