April 2017

Curious, furious and poetic dance line-up for 2017

By |April 15th, 2017|Dance, Main, News|

Bringing together different aesthetics, contexts and languages, the dance programme at this year’s National Arts Festival interrogates and celebrates questions of identity, culture, spirituality and […]

Festival’s music programme hits the right note

By |April 7th, 2017|News|

It’s an exciting year for music on the Festival’s Main stages as Featured Artist Neo Muyanga leads the charge through a programme filled with tradition, innovation and […]

Grahamstown gets serious about comedy

By |April 6th, 2017|Comedy, Main, News|

The National Arts Festival, which will run from 29 June to 9 July this year, is tearing up the comedy stage, starting with international comedian […]

Expect the unexpected at National Arts Festival 2017

By |April 3rd, 2017|Main, News|

South Africa’s artists, theatre makers and musicians are responding to the challenges of living in a country in flux with genre-busting work that is provocative, […]

Meet the 2017 Artistic Committee

By |April 3rd, 2017|Festival News, Main|

Behind the Main programme of the 2017 National Arts Festival, which will be held in Grahamstown from 29 June to 9 July, is a 20-member […]

Get early bird tickets to select shows

By |April 3rd, 2017|Festival News, News|

This year, for the first time ever, tickets to some of the hottest shows at this year’s National Arts Festival will be available before bookings officially […]

March 2017

Make this the year to come to Grahamstown

By |March 18th, 2017|News|

To avoid a big dose of Festival #FOMO, it’s time to start planning for a trip to South Africa’s biggest cultural and social celebration, the National […]

The Gruffalo struts on to Joburg stage

By |March 9th, 2017|Festival Notices, News, Theatre|

After hugely successful runs in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth as well as an equally well-received holiday season in Port Alfred, the South African version […]

Grahamstown to host 11 Days of Amazing in 2017

By |March 2nd, 2017|Festival News, News|

The world’s cultural spotlight will fall once more on Grahamstown from 29 June to 9 July 2017 when the National Art’s Festival’s presents a “window […]

November 2016

Arts Journalism of the Year Award: all the winners

By |November 28th, 2016|News|

The 2016 Arts Journalism of the Year Award winners were announced on Monday 28 November at a ceremony at Nando’s Central Kitchen in Johannesburg.

A partnership between the […]