[WATCH] Works in progress with Igshaan Adams

We caught up with Igshaan Adams, this year’s Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art, at his recent exhibition at Blank Projects in Woodstock, Cape […]

By |April 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Arena to showcase fresh voices and new narratives

The Arena showcases the work of winners of the National Arts Festival’s Standard Bank Ovation Awards. Here are three shows on this showcase programme in 2018:
The Xhosa […]

By |April 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

South African theatre is outfoxing challenging times

National Arts Festival Executive Producer Ashraf Johaardien says this year’s programme demonstrates that South African theatre is thriving, despite the slings and arrows of the box […]

By |April 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Sneak peeks: music, mourning and magic

Here are another three works on the Main line-up at this year’s National Arts Festival – a dance work that explores African identity; a performance work that plumbs loss and mourning; and an exhibition […]

By |April 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

New initiatives to freshen up 2018 Arts Festival

Grahamstown’s annual gathering of creative and artistic talent is readying itself for a reboot as the National Arts Festival reveals some fresh features for this […]

By |March 29th, 2018|0 Comments

Akhona Daweti – master of the Box Office

Akhona Daweti is the Festival’s Box Office Manager and, with early bird bookings just around the corner, he’s gearing up for the fun to start […]

By |March 29th, 2018|0 Comments

First step: find a place to stay

The first step in planning your trip to Grahamstown is securing somewhere to stay. Festival Manager Kate Davies shares some tips on accommodation in Grahamstown
Coming to […]

By |March 29th, 2018|0 Comments

Shows confirmed for #NAF18… so far!

As the anticipation builds for this year’s National Arts Festival, which runs from 28 June to 8 July, we’ll be sharing the shows confirmed for the […]

By |March 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Subscribe to FEST44 – news, behind the scenes, interviews

Welcome to FEST44, a new publication brought to you by the National Arts Festival team
FEST44 marks the 44th edition of the National Arts Festival – […]

By |March 5th, 2018|0 Comments

The Arena – a magical place of discovery

While the Main programme is the holy grail and the Fringe is where you take a leap of faith, the Arena at the National Arts Festival occupies […]

By |March 1st, 2018|0 Comments