Welcome to FEST44, a new publication brought to you by the National Arts Festival team

FEST44 marks the 44th edition of the National Arts Festival – yip, we’re keeping it fresh even though we’re that old! We’re hoping this magazine becomes a space for artists, audiences and producers participating in the National Arts Festival to freely express their thoughts and ideas. While they may not always represent those of the Festival itself, we remain 100% uncensored and open to all forms of expression. Let us know what you think of our first issue or send us story ideas or copy for an upcoming edition by emailing us on info@nationalartsfestival.co.za.

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In this issue, we’re aiming to ignite the spark of excitement by revealing some of what you can look forward to. A few sneak peeks (Yes! Steven Cohen will be performing) and conversations with key players about what they’re planning for this year’s Festival – Featured Artist Mamela Nyamza, Standard Bank Young Artist Guy Buttery and Artistic Committee member and Dance Curator David April.
28 JUNE – 8 JULY 2018 | GRAHAMSTOWN, ZA | #NAF18