July 2018

Extra shows, cancellations and changes

By |July 6th, 2018|

Updated: Saturday 7 July 12:20

While the National Arts Festival team makes every effort to ensure the information in the programme is correct, changes to schedules, […]

Remixing the street parade: all you need to know

By |July 6th, 2018|

The ninth annual Street Parade will be held on the final weekend of the National Arts Festival, signalling the closing of the 44th Festival and […]

Festival Travel & Stay packages on offer

By |July 3rd, 2018|

Come and enjoy the last weekend at the National Arts Festival. We’ve put together some special offers which include luxury accommodation and free tickets. Limited […]

June 2018

PHOTOS: Fun at the new Village Green Fair

By |June 28th, 2018|

Our social media wrangler MICHELLE HODGKINSON took her camera along when she visited the new Village Green Fair on opening day at its new home […]

Festival ‘gives meaning to SA’s constitutional principles’

By |June 28th, 2018|

The National Arts Festival has opened amid a joyful Eastern Cape celebration at Grahamstown’s Festival hub, The Monument, at an event on Wednesday evening that […]

There are no silences here: curators on 2018 programme

By |June 27th, 2018|

The works on the Curated Programme at this year’s National Arts Festival give a vivid, multi-textured impression of our complex local reality, writes Artistic Committee […]

Team Amaz!ng is ready to welcome you

By |June 26th, 2018|

Da-da-da, da-da-da
Da-da-da-da-da, da-da-da, da-da, da
Da-da-da, da-da-da
Da-da-da-da-da, da-da-da, da-da, da
– Michael, G. (2003). Amazing. Sony BMG.
In much the same way […]

Top 5: Gopala Davies shares his must-see shows

By |June 25th, 2018|

We asked actor and director GOPALA DAVIES what he’s looking most forward to seeing at #NAF18

put your heart under your feet…and walk/To Elu  – Steven Cohen […]

June 16: the other boy in the photograph

By |June 24th, 2018|

Photographer Robert Frank is quoted as saying that, “There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.” Using Sam Nzima’s iconic […]

Thandi Ntuli: the disciple of cool

By |June 20th, 2018|


‘A world without music would be like walking in a grey world, difficult to get through. I think art helps us get through some of […]