Top 5: Director Jade Bowers picks must-see shows

Director and theatre maker Jade Bowers, the 2016 Standard Bank Young Artist, will be bringing JUNGFRAU to the Main at this year’s Festival. We asked her what […]

By |May 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Mary Watson’s JungFrau: from page to stage

Mary Watson’s short story JungFrau will be brought to life on stage in Germany and South Africa this year, adapted by Ameera Patel and directed […]

By |May 25th, 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

Music 2018: tribute to curiosity, collaboration

Artistic Committee Member for Music Samson Diamond says 2018 will be an important musical year for the Eastern Cape at the National Arts Festival, which runs from […]

By |May 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Loss, memory at heart of Performance Art programme

Loss, memorialisation and women are prevalent on the Performance Art programme at this year’s National Arts Festival, which runs from 28 June to 8 July.

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By |May 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Visual Art at 2018 – Giving silence a voice

This year’s National Arts Festival Visual Art programme marks ‘quite a change’ from traditional representational art forms – so there’s photography, performance intertwined with film, […]

By |May 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Dylan Valley, reimagining film in South Africa

Dylan Valley, an award-winning documentary filmmaker, is a member of the Artistic Committee and the lead curator of this year’s Film programme, which is centred […]

By |May 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Dance – an engaging drawcard in 2018

So, what can audiences look forward to on the Main Dance programme this July? “Strong, critical voices and a look at issues of identity and […]

By |May 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

‘Challenging works that speak to the times’

Many of the works on this year’s MAIN THEATRE programme at #NAF18 cross and blur genres, and make interesting use of non-traditional theatrical spaces.

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By |May 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Young Artists prepare to take the wrappers off

Each year the Festival celebrates the work of the recipients of the Standard Bank Young Artist Awards, with each artist presenting exciting new work that […]

By |April 29th, 2018|0 Comments