Makhanda is open for business

The National Arts Festival is one of the signatories to a public statement that was issued today by institutions, NGOs, and businesses, stating that despite […]

By |May 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

Gabrielle Goliath: embracing the capacious

Gabrielle Goliath is this year’s Young Artist for Visual Art. She is a multidisciplinary artist who is known for sensitively negotiating complex social concerns in […]

By |May 21st, 2019|0 Comments

Be assured, the show will go on!

Thank you to everyone who sent us notes of concern and calls today to check on the status and safety of the Festival in light […]

By |May 16th, 2019|0 Comments

Find the fearless, the first and fun on the Fringe

The National Arts Festival transforms Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown) into a multi-stage, multi-genre arts experience. The Festival runs from 27 June-7 July this year. This year’s Fringe programme has […]

By |May 6th, 2019|0 Comments

Money too tight to mention? No problem!

We’re only too aware of the pressure we’re all under when it comes to watching our Rands and cents. That’s why we’re keeping ticket prices […]

By |April 29th, 2019|0 Comments

Main programme highlights at NAF2019

The dizzying rotation of newsfeeds, non-stop change and the struggle for something newer, more connected and as yet unborn, is played out in the works […]

By |April 24th, 2019|0 Comments

Nobesuthu Rayi shares her Top 5 picks

“What a mammoth task I have been given to choose my Top 5 from such a well put-together programme for 2019 that gives one space […]

By |April 24th, 2019|0 Comments

Freedom belongs to those who create it

By Nobesuthu Rayi, Acting Executive Producer of the National Arts Festival

The 45th edition of the National Arts Festival in Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown) will take place […]

By |April 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

Amy Jephta: Championing theatre for and by women

This year’s Standard Bank Young Artist for Theatre is Amy Jephta. She is a playwright who has also built a reputation as a filmmaker, activist […]

By |April 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

Open an enchanted box of delight at NAF2019

Theatre and the arts are proven to expand the minds of children and have a significant impact on many teens. Through storytelling and symbols, the […]

By |April 10th, 2019|0 Comments