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South Africans show passion for the arts

South Africans show passion for the arts

Ticket sales this year were up nearly 7% on 2014, says the National Arts Festival, while the rand value of tickets bought for festival shows was up by 18%. "This augers well for the arts sector, and is a ringing endorsement for the talent and hard work of our artists."
South African arts fest celebrates women

South African arts fest celebrates women

This year's National Arts Festival features more women in an effort to amplify female voices in the performing and visual arts. The programme offers everything from musicians to hard- hitting dramas that explore true stories about women rising up against the odds.
Arts festival celebrates power of music

Arts festival celebrates power of music

Questions around African identity and belonging are woven into the programme of the National Arts Festival this year. The festival, which starts today and runs for two weeks, offers almost 2 500 performances of 630 shows, including many from artists from around the continent.
Seminal South African theatre returns to stage

Seminal South African theatre returns to stage

This year marks Athol Fugard's 83rd birthday and the 20th anniversary of the death of Barney Simon, two giants of South African theatre. To mark the occasion two of their great works have been restaged for a new audience, and will be performed at the National Arts Festival.
National Arts Festival rolls out the red carpet for satire

National Arts Festival rolls out the red carpet for satire

South African satirists Pieter-Dirk Uys, Chester Missing and Loyiso Gola, Irish comic Dylan Moran, musicians Ray Phiri and Thandiswa Mazwai all feature on this year's programme for the National Arts Festival, which will be held in Grahamstown in July.

A life remembered on the stage

For nearly two years Sibongile Mkhabela had nothing but a concrete wall as a sounding board. A student leader in 1976, she was detained at the notorious John Vorster Square. To cope, she willed herself to forget. But in By The Apricot Tree, her daughter, playwright Ntsako Mkhabela, unpacks her life and her memories.

Jazz inspired by Mandela

A composition inspired by Nelson Mandela, Freedom Dance: Toyi Toyi, earned musician Kesivan Naidoo the Standard Bank Young Artist Award.

South African artistic talent goes global

Some of South Africa’s top artists will be representing the country at the 55th International Venice Biennale, one of the world’s most prestigious contemporary art exhibitions that takes place every two years in Italy.
ConCourt art tells SA’s story

Arts takes centre stage at NAF

South Africa’s annual National Arts Festival takes place in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, at the end of June 2008 and promises a vibrant mix of dance, theatre, music and art.

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