Blow your ear sockets at #SBJazz2019

The Standard Bank Jazz Festival was launched in Johannesburg last night. Early bookings are now open! Here’s a note from Festival Director ALAN WEBSTER about […]

By |March 14th, 2019|0 Comments

Peek behind the curtain: more top shows revealed

The 45th National Arts Festival is all set to open on 27 June for 11 amazing days, and the organisers have revealed more top shows […]

By |March 13th, 2019|0 Comments

6 steps to a hassle-free Festival

It’s almost 100 days until the start of the 45th National Arts Festival, the biggest, busiest and most exciting celebration of the arts in South […]

By |March 11th, 2019|0 Comments

‘This story is important to me’ – Distell winner Putuma

Writer and performance poet Koleka Putuma is the winner of this year’s Distell National Playwright Competition, aimed at discovering emerging South African talent and fostering […]

By |March 7th, 2019|0 Comments

We’ve got this! Letter from the CEO

As you are likely to have heard, our City, Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown) is currently experiencing the effects of a severe drought that is the worst […]

By |March 5th, 2019|0 Comments

Berni Searle is the Featured Artist for 2019

The National Arts Festival has announced that its 2019 Featured Artist is Berni Searle, a visual artist based in Cape Town.

Each year the National Arts […]

By |February 21st, 2019|0 Comments

Latest ‘Short Sharp Stories’ now on sale

THE winners of the Short Sharp Stories writing competition have been announced – with the final top 20 stories now on sale as a collection […]

By |February 20th, 2019|0 Comments

Tech boss Nicci Spalding and her elastic brain

ONE of the things the National Arts Festival is best known for is its outstanding technical expertise and professional stage services, breathing life into artists’ creative […]

By |February 19th, 2019|0 Comments

Masicule: Vusi Mahlasela to lead 800 voices in song

By Kate Davies

Masicule celebrates its sixth birthday at the Guy Butler Theatre at the Monument in Makhanda on 24 and 25 February 2019. Masicule encourages […]

By |February 18th, 2019|0 Comments

Distell playwright finalists announced

The National Arts Festival has revealed the five finalists of the Distell National Playwright Competition. These finalists will now embark on to the next phase […]

By |February 15th, 2019|0 Comments