May 2019

Meet Berni Searle, the 2019 Featured Artist

By |May 5th, 2019|

Each year the National Arts Festival celebrates the work of a featured artist – a South African artist of exceptional talent who has consistently exhibited ground-breaking work, […]

April 2019

Money too tight to mention? No problem!

By |April 29th, 2019|

We’re only too aware of the pressure we’re all under when it comes to watching our Rands and cents. That’s why we’re keeping ticket prices […]

Main programme highlights at NAF2019

By |April 24th, 2019|

The dizzying rotation of newsfeeds, non-stop change and the struggle for something newer, more connected and as yet unborn, is played out in the works […]

Nobesuthu Rayi shares her Top 5 picks

By |April 24th, 2019|

“What a mammoth task I have been given to choose my Top 5 from such a well put-together programme for 2019 that gives one space […]

Freedom belongs to those who create it

By |April 23rd, 2019|

By Nobesuthu Rayi, Acting Executive Producer of the National Arts Festival

The 45th edition of the National Arts Festival in Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown) will take place […]

Amy Jephta: Championing theatre for and by women

By |April 22nd, 2019|

This year’s Standard Bank Young Artist for Theatre is Amy Jephta. She is a playwright who has also built a reputation as a filmmaker, activist […]

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 […]