NAF CEO to step down, new board members appointed

Makhanda – The National Arts Festival has announced that its long-serving Chief Executive Officer, Tony Lankester, will be stepping down from the position later this […]

By |July 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Celebrating Standard Bank Ovation Award winners!

A sold-out performance by Freshlyground and a free parade through the streets of Makhanda on Sunday saw out the National Arts Festival, an 11-day cultural […]

By |July 7th, 2019|0 Comments

Latest Ovation Award winners at #NAF2019

Artistic innovation, excellence, the exploration of new performance styles and the courage to open new conversation through the arts underpin the motivation for the winners of […]

By |July 6th, 2019|1 Comment

Join the Festival parade & bid farewell to NAF2019

A decade ago, the first Festival Parade was held on the streets of Grahamstown; this year, the street parade will bid farewell to the 45th […]

By |July 5th, 2019|0 Comments

Return of the Cypher Festival programme

Aroundhiphop and The Blk Power Station Present: The Return of the Cypher Festival
Aroundhiphop is proud to re-present its flagship hip hop festival, The Return of […]

By |July 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

I seek to work around the violence – Gabrielle Goliath

Gabrielle Goliath is this year’s Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art. This is the speech she gave at the opening of the visual art […]

By |June 29th, 2019|0 Comments

Choir, dancers celebrate opening of 45th Festival

A chilly but blue-skied Makhanda morning marked the opening and first day of the 2019 National Arts Festival, the country’s biggest and most diverse arts […]

By |June 27th, 2019|0 Comments

Mining a rich seam of talks, workshops at NAF

Much of the action at the National Arts Festival, which runs from 27 June to 7 July in Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown), takes place on the […]

By |June 25th, 2019|1 Comment

It’s all systems go for the 45th National Arts Festival

It’s all systems go for the opening of the 45th National Arts Festival in Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown) this week, with the curtain going up an […]

By |June 24th, 2019|0 Comments

Young Artists embrace the realm of the ancestors

“Space has continuous conversations with those who pass through it – that same space has memory – that space carries our heritage. The theatre is […]

By |June 24th, 2019|0 Comments