April 2019

Open an enchanted box of delight at NAF2019

By |April 10th, 2019|

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 […]

March 2019

Blow your ear sockets at #SBJazz2019

By |March 14th, 2019|

The Standard Bank Jazz Festival was launched in Johannesburg last night. Early bookings are now open! Here’s a note from Festival Director ALAN WEBSTER about […]

Peek behind the curtain: more top shows revealed

By |March 13th, 2019|

The 45th National Arts Festival is all set to open on 27 June for 11 amazing days, and the organisers have revealed more top shows […]

6 steps to a hassle-free Festival

By |March 11th, 2019|

It’s almost 100 days until the start of the 45th National Arts Festival, the biggest, busiest and most exciting celebration of the arts in South […]

‘This story is important to me’ – Distell winner Putuma

By |March 7th, 2019|

Writer and performance poet Koleka Putuma is the winner of this year’s Distell National Playwright Competition, aimed at discovering emerging South African talent and fostering […]

We’ve got this! Letter from the CEO

By |March 5th, 2019|

As you are likely to have heard, our City, Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown) is currently experiencing the effects of a severe drought that is the worst […]

February 2019

Berni Searle is the Featured Artist for 2019

By |February 21st, 2019|

The National Arts Festival has announced that its 2019 Featured Artist is Berni Searle, a visual artist based in Cape Town.

Each year the National Arts […]

Latest ‘Short Sharp Stories’ now on sale

By |February 20th, 2019|

THE winners of the Short Sharp Stories writing competition have been announced – with the final top 20 stories now on sale as a collection […]

Tech boss Nicci Spalding and her elastic brain

By |February 19th, 2019|

ONE of the things the National Arts Festival is best known for is its outstanding technical expertise and professional stage services, breathing life into artists’ creative […]

Masicule: Vusi Mahlasela to lead 800 voices in song

By |February 18th, 2019|

By Kate Davies

Masicule celebrates its sixth birthday at the Guy Butler Theatre at the Monument in Makhanda on 24 and 25 February 2019. Masicule encourages […]