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

Nobesuthu Rayi, supreme multitasker

Nobesuthu Rayi is Associate Producer at the National Arts Festival. Last year was her first Festival – but she’s always made it look like she’s […]

By |May 5th, 2018|0 Comments

From 0 to 44: At the frontlines of change

Since its inception in 1974, the National Arts Festival has always served to hold a mirror up to society. The way in which it has […]

By |May 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Jemma Kahn: the pay-off of taking risks

We asked theatre maker Jemma Kahn, this year’s Standard Bank Young Artist for Theatre, what she’s been working on for this year’s National Arts Festival. […]

By |May 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

Maxing the fun of the Festival for littlies

Take the stress out of bringing your children to Grahamstown – the Children’s Arts Festival offers a creative arts programme specially designed for primary school […]

By |May 3rd, 2018|0 Comments