June 2018

Celebrating 30, 20 and 10 years on the Fringe

By |June 17th, 2018|

They are the “staatmakers” of the Fringe at the National Arts Festival – the ones audiences rely on year after year for sure-fire entertainment. This […]

Dutch ensemble to present world premiere

By |June 16th, 2018|

Asko|Schönberg, the leading music ensemble for new music in the Netherlands, will present the world premiere of Circus Schönberg
 at the National Arts Festival in […]

Uncovering hidden narratives in (South) Africa

By |June 12th, 2018|

Artistic Committee Member and curator of the Visual Art programme ERNESTINE WHITE-MIFETU says this year’s selection touches on all the different aspects of the lived […]

WATCH: Just get to the Festival and watch shows

By |June 12th, 2018|

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 […]

New in 2018: talks to unleash the power of ideas

By |June 12th, 2018|

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, […]

Kate Davies, the keystone of the Festival

By |June 11th, 2018|

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

Musa Hlatshwayo: exploring black male identity

By |June 11th, 2018|

‘This is an opportunity to create and stage work that will hopefully address the sociopolitical ills that we are currently going through, particularly in KwaZulu-Natal, […]

Creativate curator tells us what it’s all about

By |June 11th, 2018|

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 […]

Young director tells her story of student protests

By |June 9th, 2018|

Upcoming playwright and Fleur du Cap nominee Nwabisa Plaatjie brings her deeply personal story 23 YEARS, A MONTH AND 7 DAYS, which is set against the […]

Amazing Stages to ignite Village Green Fair

By |June 9th, 2018|

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 […]