Maritzburg’s Luleka Mhlanzi will be performing at Poetry Africa.
MARITZBURG’S Luleka Mhlanzi — a performance poet, actress, creative writer and a youth activist — is among 16 South African and international poets heading to the 23rd Poetry Africa in Durban from October 7 to 12.
Hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts (CCA), the festival will be taking place at venues and schools around Durban, with the opening night and evening sessions at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on UKZN’s Howard College campus. Continue reading →
Head to the mountains for glorious music – it’s White Mountain Festival time!
NOW in its 14th year, the White Mountain Festival will be offering music lovers a chance to enjoy the best acoustic acts in the country, from September 26 to September 29.
Known for its intimate and relaxed atmosphere, the festival is held at White Mountain Lodge in the foothills of Giant’s Castle Nature Reserve. Continue reading →
CANADIAN bluesman Pat Savage is returning to KwaZulu-Natal to take part in this year’s Durban International Blues Festival. Continue reading →
Jemma Kahn and David Viviers in a scene from Cellist With Rabies. Photo: Harry Lock
THIS year’s Hilton Arts Festival has given festival-goers in the KZN Midlands the chance to experience everyone from belly-aching stand-up comedy to thought-provoking drama. Estelle Sinkins, shares her thoughts on some of the shows she saw. Continue reading →
Set against China’s expanding influence on the continent, Buddha in Africa provides a unique insight into the forces of cultural soft power on the identity and imagination of an African boy and his school friends growing up between two cultures.
GETTING her award-winning documentary, Buddha in Africa, to the big screen has been a labour of love for KZN Midlands filmmaker Nicole Schafer, writes ESTELLE SINKINS.
The powerful documentary, which follows the intimate story of a Malawian teenager growing up in a Chinese Buddhist orphanage in Africa, won the best South African documentary prize at the Durban International Film Festival in July, an accolade which means that the film is being considered for the documentary feature qualifying festival hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture, Arts and Sciences.
Schafer is trying to play down the news, but the truth is her documentary could automatically qualify for consideration for an Oscar nomination in 2020. Continue reading →
Iain ‘Ewok’ Robinson.
THANKS to the generous support of First National Bank, the Hilton Arts Festival will be hosting an exciting and unusual “art to auction” project.
Festivalgoers will be able to watch art being created and auctioned before their very eyes at the FNB Art Block. Iain “Ewok” Robinson will be transforming one entire side of a building on the Hilton College campus on September 13 and September 14. Continue reading →
Tim Redpath in Breasts – A Play About Men
GIVEN the current protests around gender-based violence and accusations of rampant sexism amongst male South Africans, Greig Coetzee’s Breasts – A Play about Men couldn’t be more relevant. Continue reading →
Catch The Revlon Girl at the Hilton Arts Festival.
ACTRESS Michelle Douglas is returning to the Hilton Arts Festival this weekend to appear in The Revlon Girl, a play which tells the story of mothers who lost their children in the Aberfan disaster in Wales. Continue reading →
Anton van Wouw’s ‘The Skapu Player’.
Two of South Africa’s proudest artistic exports – JH Pierneef and Anton van Wouw – will come under the spotlight at this year’s Hilton Arts Festival, which takes place on the Hilton College campus from September 13 and 15, when Absa features a sample of some of their leading work from its corporate collection. Continue reading →
The cast of Brutal Legacy.
Rooted in spoken word performance, the Hilton Arts Festival, which takes place at Hilton College from September 13 to 15, is perhaps best known for its carefully curated selection of quality plays, and, true to form, offers a great line up of topical dramas this year.
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