Feast of funny and thought-provoking theatre at Wits 969 Festival

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The Crucifixion of Amagqwirha.

Enjoy diverse theatre for everyone at Wits Theatre’s 969 Festival, which runs from July 14 to 30 and features some of the best of Grahamstown for the ultimate mid-winter event.

The drama line-up includes works which have featured on both the Main and fringe stages at the 2017 National Arts Festival. Continue reading

Acclaimed dance work, ‘We Are Still Marching’, back at the Playhouse

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Back by popular demand after a critically acclaimed season at the Playhouse in 2016, We Are Still Marching returns to the Playhouse Drama Theatre from May 24 to 28 for schools at 10 am, and for the public on Saturday, May 27 at 7.30 pm and Sunday, May 28 at 2.30 pm as part of The Playhouse Company’s New Stages season. Continue reading

Applications wanted for the Theatre Arts Admin Collective’s Emerging Theatre Director’s Bursary 2017

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Sihle Mnqwazanakate, Kate Pinchuck, Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi and Mahlatsi Mokgonyana. Photo: Jesse Kramer

The Theatre Arts Admin Collective (TAAC) is calling for applications for the 2017 Emerging Theatre Director’s Bursary – in partnership with the Distell Foundation.

This year, they are offering two bursaries to emerging Cape Town-based black women directors. Students at both an undergraduate and post-graduate level will not be considered. 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

Think!Fest at the National Arts Festival

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Think!Fest – a series of panel discussions on topics ranging from the #fallist movement and the plight of refugees in migration to decriminalising marijuana and decolonising the arts – promises additional brain food for Festival-goers. Photo: Elsabe van Tonder

A fascinating festival for your brain awaits at the National Arts Festival Think!Fest in Grahamstown from June 30 to July 8. Continue reading

Ardmore celebrates the Zambezi’s fabulous fauna and flora in the Great Zambezi exhibition heading to London

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A Lillian Lovebird urn created for ‘The Great Zambezi’ Exhibition which will take place in London at the Patrick Mavros flagship store from May 18 to 28. This piece was sculpted by Teboho Ndlovu and painted by Siyabonga Mabaso. Photo: Ardmore

FLOCKS of brightly coloured birds and an abundance of wildlife – which includes hippos, elephants, black rhinos, wild dogs, cheetah and lions – can be found around the Zambezi River.

This diversity of fauna and flora has inspired the first collaboration between KwaZulu-Natal-based Ardmore Ceramic Art and the Parisian fashion house, Hermès. Continue reading

Gerard Sekoto to be celebrated at SAMRO Overseas Scholarships finals

The Gerard Sekoto Foundation will be raising awareness of his work by selling limited-edition prints at Saturday’s SAMRO Overseas Scholarships finals, where two of his compositions will also be performed.

The Gerard Sekoto Foundation will be raising awareness of his work by selling limited-edition prints at Saturday’s SAMRO Overseas Scholarships finals, where two of his compositions will also be performed.

The Gerard Sekoto Foundation will be raising awareness of his work by selling limited-edition prints at Saturday’s SAMRO Overseas Scholarships finals, where two of his compositions will also be performed. The exhibition and sale of Sekoto prints and posters will take place at Johannesburg’s Linder Auditorium at Wits University on Saturday, August 29 from 6 pm. Continue reading