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

Planning your trip: finding accommodation

A wide range of accommodation and hospitality services are available in Grahamstown – from 5-star accommodation to more rustic backpacking and camping. Full details on […]

By |May 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

SA’s oldest jazz festival incubates new music

Magical and creative musical collaborations will come into sharp focus at the 2018 Standard Bank Jazz Festival, which runs in Grahamstown from 28 June to […]

By |May 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Creativate: digital playground for artists

The National Arts Festival has announced a programme of work that is “inspiring, innovative, jaw-dropping and attention grabbing” for the inaugural Creativate Digital Arts Festival, which will […]

By |May 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Award-winning works on Arena at NAF18

The National Arts Festival’s Arena is a special section of the programme reserved for works that have previously won a Standard Bank Ovation Award, a […]

By |May 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Amazing moments – unveiling our new advert

We’re delighted to present our brand-new Festival TV ad – inspired by a commercial produced by our friends at Indy Fringe and Fringe NYC. This […]

By |May 7th, 2018|0 Comments

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By |May 7th, 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