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Tyla Dee Nurden

TALENTED local singers and performers will be helping to raise money for the My Tutor Centre (MTC) in Pietermaritzburg, at an arts, crafts and music festival running from 11 am to 2 pm on Saturday, September 30. Continue reading

Get your funnybone well and truly tickled at the Hilton Arts Festival

RAIDERS OF THE CARIBBEAN NICHOLAS ELLENBOGEN

Raiders of the Caribbean.

ONE of most popular shows at the National Arts Festival each year is Nicholas Ellenbogen’s Raiders production.

From the moment that Raiders of the Lost Aardvark debuted in Grahamstown 29 years ago, the concept gained a cult following. And this year, Hilton Arts Festival-goers get to enjoy the fun. Continue reading

Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative presents innovative new work at the NAF and Wits 969 Festival

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THE Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative’s new work, With nothing but silence they turned their bodies to face the noise, created by PJ Sabbagha and Athena Mazarakis, in collaboration with the company, will be presented on the Main Programme of the National Arts Festival from July 7 to 9 and at the Wits 969 Festival on July 15. Continue reading

Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival – training ground for the stars

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Benjamin Jephta, the 2017 Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz.

This July, the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival (SBNYJF) is celebrating 25 years of investing in the country’s young musicians – with yet another unparalleled instalment of great music masterclasses and clinics.

The festival, which runs until July 8, takes place alongside the Standard Bank Jazz Festival – the country’s oldest jazz festival – in Grahamstown during the National Arts Festival. Continue reading

Celebrated Can Themba work for The Playhouse Company’s New Stages season

Crepsucle Nat Ramabulana plays Can Themba, with Kate Liquorish as his romantic partner in Crepuscule, presented by The Playhouse Company, 3 to 7 May 2017 at The Loft Theatre.

Nat Ramabulana plays Can Themba, with Kate Liquorish as his romantic partner in ‘Crepuscule at the Playhouse Loft Theatre.

Kicking off its New Stages Season, The Playhouse Company presents a work based on the real-life story of cultural icon, Can Themba.

Crepuscule (which means ‘twilight’), written by Themba, has been adapted for the stage by Khayelihle Dom Gumede for the New Stages Season. It is a story about human connection and the search for freedom and humanity in a world that sought to deny it. Continue reading

Don’t miss James Cairns in the smart and sassy one-hander, ‘El Blanco: Tales of the Mariachi’ at Michaelhouse

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James Cairns stars in the award-winning one-man show, El Blanco: Tales of the Mariachi, at the Schlesinger Theatre at Michaelhouse on February 3. Photo: Dex Goodman

ESTELLE SINKINS speaks to James Cairns about his one-man show, El Blanco: Tales of the Mariachi, which is being staged at the Schlesinger Theatre at Michaelhouse on February 3. Continue reading

Catch Matchbox Theatre Collective’s ‘Burn’ at the Theatre – St Anne’s College

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Mark Tatham (back) and Daniel Geddes will be appearing in Burn at the Theatre – St Anne’s College.

The Theatre at St Anne’s College in Hilton is hosting a performance of the award-winning production, Burn, choreographed and directed by Standard Bank Young Artist for Dance (2012) Bailey Snyman, and featuring Daniel Geddes and Mark Tatham, on Thursday, February 2 at 7.30pm. Continue reading

Jemma Kahn set to wow Hilton Arts Festival with two new shows

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We Didn’t Come To Hell For The Croissants: 7 Deadly New Stories for Consenting Adults stars Jemma Kahn and Roberto Pombo.

THE Hilton Arts Festival will be playing host to two Kamishibai performances by the super-talented Jemma Kahn.

Kamishibai, or paper drama, is an ancient Japanese form of street theatre, used for centuries by monks and itinerant storytellers to tell morality tales to a largely illiterate audience. Continue reading