June 2019

Makhanda gets ready for the National Arts Festival

By |June 18th, 2019|

The banners, posters and flags are going up as Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown) prepares to host the 45th National Arts Festival, 11 days of an amazing feast […]

Mandla Mlangeni: fluent in the language of jazz

By |June 14th, 2019|

Mandla Mlangeni is a jazz trumpeter and composer who has become a popular fixture on local and international stages. A gifted bandleader, Mlangeni has carved out […]

Packing for Makhanda – the essential list

By |June 13th, 2019|

We all know that Makhanda can get colder than a polar bear’s toenails during Festival, especially at night, but the days can get quite warm […]

Young artists to break new ground at NAF

By |June 12th, 2019|

As South Africans pause to reflect on the legacy and future of our youth in South Africa in the build-up to Youth Day on 16 […]

NAF seeks to appoint Artistic Director

By |June 11th, 2019|

The National Arts Festival (NAF) seeks to appoint a dynamic, highly networked Artistic Director on a 3-year fixed-term contract.

The ideal candidate should have a strong […]

Finding your way to and around Festival City

By |June 11th, 2019|

Travelling to Makhanda
BY AIR: The two closest airports to Makhanda / Grahamstown are in Port Elizabeth (about 1.5 hours’ drive away) and East London (about […]

Well Worn’s season of theatre activism at NAF2019

By |June 10th, 2019|

“The visions we offer our children shape the future. It matters what those visions are. Often they become self-fulfilling prophecies. Dreams are maps.” – Carl […]

Creativate Digital Arts Festival: 5 highlights

By |June 6th, 2019|

The second Creativate Digital Arts Festival, supported by Standard Bank, runs across all 11 days of the National Arts Festival this year, offering a vast […]

Creativate: a line-up for the insanely curious

By |June 6th, 2019|

The second Creativate Digital Arts Festival is landing in Makhanda this June/July with a vast menu of innovation, creativity and inspiration on offer
The second Creativate […]

‘It’s the audiences that keep me going’

By |June 1st, 2019|

A true child of the Festival, Rob van Vuuren is celebrating 25 years at NAF this year with more than 20 performances in 11 amazing […]