Media releases

Grahamstown community pulls together to prepare

The 44th National Arts Festival will open on 28 June and the citizens of Grahamstown have rolled up their sleeves to get the town ready for […]

By |June 20th, 2018|0 Comments

WATCH: Just get to the Festival and watch shows

We caught up with producer, comedian and TV presenter SIV NGESI at Cape Town’s Alexander Bar in the build-up to the National Arts Festival. A […]

By |June 12th, 2018|0 Comments

New in 2018: talks to unleash the power of ideas

Executive Producer ASHRAF JOHAARDIEN says this year’s Film and Ideas platform will present a diverse and robust programme that aims to challenge and inspire audiences

Architect, […]

By |June 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Kate Davies, the keystone of the Festival

KATE DAVIES has been working for the National Arts Festival in various roles since 1996 – we think someone should give her a medal (or […]

By |June 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Creativate curator tells us what it’s all about

Toby Shapshak is the co-curator of the inaugural Creativate Digital Arts Festival, which runs from 28 June to 1 July. British Airways’ HIGH LIFE magazine […]

By |June 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Amazing Stages to ignite Village Green Fair

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the first Craft Fair at the Festival… and we’re using the occasion by giving it an overhaul, and […]

By |June 9th, 2018|0 Comments

New in 2018: learn new skills in our art workshops

Visitors to the National Arts Festival this year are being given the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and get creative with a new series […]

By |June 8th, 2018|0 Comments

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

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

Ticket info: How, where and when to book

The countdown to this year’s National Arts Festival has truly begun, with full bookings opening nationwide on 7 May. Here’s our quickstart guide to booking […]

By |April 30th, 2018|0 Comments