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Cruelty of God and stone- New Play dramatises tragic Blaauwkrantz train disasterdramatisation of the April 22 1911 Blaauwkrantz Bridge disaster, titled Immorta
Cruelty of God and stone- New Play dramatises tragic Blaauwkrantz train disaster
Daily Dispatch / Posted 36 minutes ago
dramatisation of the April 22 1911 Blaauwkrantz Bridge disaster, titled Immortal. The play showed to full houses at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival recently. DARK DAY: Rescuers work to save who they can after the train left the... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Grahamstown legend celebrates 100 not outAn amazing woman of Grahamstown – journalist, fundraiser and ardent women’s rig
Grahamstown legend celebrates 100 not out
Daily Dispatch / Posted 2 hours ago
An amazing woman of Grahamstown – journalist, fundraiser and ardent women’s rights advocate – Thelma Neville, turned 100 yesterday. A prominent resident of Constitution Street, where she has lived independently for years in her rambling home with... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Seed initiative helps feed poorin funding is overshadowed by Nojoko’s enthusiasm as he regularly pounds the pa
Seed initiative helps feed poor
Daily Dispatch / Posted 2 hours ago
in funding is overshadowed by Nojoko’s enthusiasm as he regularly pounds the pavement in Port Alfred and makes the haul to Grahamstown for the National Arts Festival to try and raise funds for the project. Although most fob him off as they... Read more
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Norwich Evening News 24
Family and social care community pay their respects to head of social care in Norfolk after his sudden deathside to his character.” Born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (previously Rhodesia), Mr Bo
Family and social care community pay their respects to head of social care in Norfolk after his sudden death
Norwich Evening News 24 / Posted yesterday
side to his character.” Born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (previously Rhodesia), Mr Bodmer went on to study at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. Joel said growing up in Zimbabwe had a profound effect on Mr Bodmer and it shaped him during the... Read more
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EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press
Family and social care community pay their respects to head of social care in Norfolk after his sudden deathside to his character.” Born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (previously Rhodesia), Mr Bo
Family and social care community pay their respects to head of social care in Norfolk after his sudden death
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press / Posted yesterday
side to his character.” Born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (previously Rhodesia), Mr Bodmer went on to study at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. Joel said growing up in Zimbabwe had a profound effect on Mr Bodmer and it shaped him during the... Read more
5 related stories
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EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press
Family pays tribute to Norfolk social care chief who died during council meetingside to his character.” Born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (previously Rhodesia), Mr Bo
Family pays tribute to Norfolk social care chief who died during council meeting
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press / Posted yesterday
side to his character.” Born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (previously Rhodesia), Mr Bodmer went on to study at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. Joel said growing up in Zimbabwe had a profound effect on Mr Bodmer and it shaped him during the... Read more
5 related stories
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Norwich Evening News 24
Family pays tribute to Norfolk social care chief who died during council meetingside to his character.” Born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (previously Rhodesia), Mr Bo
Family pays tribute to Norfolk social care chief who died during council meeting
Norwich Evening News 24 / Posted yesterday
side to his character.” Born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (previously Rhodesia), Mr Bodmer went on to study at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. Joel said growing up in Zimbabwe had a profound effect on Mr Bodmer and it shaped him during the... Read more
5 related stories
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iol.co.za
Hot and heavy in a hotelplays are set in hotels: Sweet Bird of Youth, Night of the Iguana (and) The Day
Hot and heavy in a hotel
iol.co.za / Posted yesterday
plays are set in hotels: Sweet Bird of Youth, Night of the Iguana (and) The Day on Which a Man Dies, which we just did in Grahamstown. It’s a theme in his work. “He really understood the dynamic of hotels as a transient space, a space between... Read more
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iol.co.za
‘Travel comes with vulnerability’imagery. The work will be shown in six cities in the US and is accompanied by a
‘Travel comes with vulnerability’
iol.co.za / Posted 2 days ago
imagery. The work will be shown in six cities in the US and is accompanied by a live orchestra. Jay Pather is the choreographer for the new production of The Firebird. He is in Grahamstown for the National Arts Festival and then heads to... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Grahamstown, we have a problemDear Grahamstown, First – thank you to everyone who played a role in making th
Grahamstown, we have a problem
Daily Maverick / Posted 5 days ago
Dear Grahamstown, First – thank you to everyone who played a role in making this past National Arts Festival a success. From those who worked in our guest houses, taverns and restaurants, who opened their homes to friends, those who cleaned and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Free State Arts and Culture On National Arts FestivalArts, Culture and Recreation, through its Museum Services, took part in full fo
Free State Arts and Culture On National Arts Festival
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
Arts, Culture and Recreation, through its Museum Services, took part in full force at the National Arts Festival held in Grahamstown from 30 June to 10 July 2016, exhibiting and profiling Museums and Heritage sites found in the Free State... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
EL alive with a host of festive funCourtenay-Latimer Hall featuring Mzi Makalima and Bernard Barry, who both exhib
EL alive with a host of festive fun
Daily Dispatch / Posted 8 days ago
Courtenay-Latimer Hall featuring Mzi Makalima and Bernard Barry, who both exhibited at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown last week, as well as award-winning fibre artist Katherine Harmer-Fox, George Kockott, John Steele, Jeff Rankin,... Read more
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iol.co.za
Why the fest was the bestIt wasn't not long until we reached Grahamstown. Historical buildings and churc
Why the fest was the best
iol.co.za / Posted 8 days ago
It wasn't not long until we reached Grahamstown. Historical buildings and churches are aplenty and I found it hard to imagine that this town, which looks more like some idyllic settlement in Colchester, England, would play host to the biggest annual... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
African Punks - Five Bands You Should Be Listening toare iconic in South Africa's underground live music scene, and they have perfor
African Punks - Five Bands You Should Be Listening to
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
are iconic in South Africa's underground live music scene, and they have performed to critical acclaim at festivals such as Oppikoppi and the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. The band hope to tour Europe in 2016-17. Sourc... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Inaugural EL art fest to showcase province’s talentart will be on display during the city’s first-ever arts festival. Anne Bryant
Inaugural EL art fest to showcase province’s talent
Daily Dispatch / Posted 9 days ago
art will be on display during the city’s first-ever arts festival. Anne Bryant Art Gallery curator Leon du Preez said the Grahamstown National Arts Festival had led to a lot of festivals mushrooming all over the country – and it was now East... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Life, etcGrahamstown ArtsFest ‘16: Digging Deep – parallel quests to understand ourselve
Life, etc
Daily Maverick / Posted 9 days ago
Grahamstown ArtsFest ‘16: Digging Deep – parallel quests to understand ourselves as human beings Tony Jackman is a veteran journalist, playwright and Chief Sub-Editor of Daily Maverick. What makes us who and what we are? What differentiates us? We... Read more
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iol.co.za
Weighing up Arts Festival’s artistic gainswas without a doubt Sleepwalkingland. The site specific work was presented in a
Weighing up Arts Festival’s artistic gains
iol.co.za / Posted 9 days ago
was without a doubt Sleepwalkingland. The site specific work was presented in a derelict building on the outskirts of Grahamstown. The audience travelled to the site in a bus and were led through the ruins and blazing braziers in empty petrol... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Vote DA to stop ANC graft‚ Athol Trollip urges votersand belonged to everyone‚ that advert is going nowhere." Trollip was speaking
Vote DA to stop ANC graft‚ Athol Trollip urges voters
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 9 days ago
and belonged to everyone‚ that advert is going nowhere." Trollip was speaking as part of his election campaign ahead of the August 3 local government elections. He was also scheduled to speak today at Fort Beaufort‚ Alicedale and G... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Trollip urges Bedford folk to vote DA to stop ANC graftand belonged to everyone, that advert is going nowhere.” Trollip was speaking
Trollip urges Bedford folk to vote DA to stop ANC graft
Daily Dispatch / Posted 9 days ago
and belonged to everyone, that advert is going nowhere.” Trollip was speaking as part of his election campaign ahead of the August 3 local government elections. He was also scheduled to speak today at Fort Beaufort, Alicedale and... Read more
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iol.co.za
Protests over 'bashing' of gays at clubsFlorence’s bruised and swollen right eye with blood pouring from his eyebrow ri
Protests over 'bashing' of gays at clubs
iol.co.za / Posted 10 days ago
Florence’s bruised and swollen right eye with blood pouring from his eyebrow ring triggered outrage through parts of Grahamstown. As protesters started gathering outside the Rhodes University Theatre, one of them, Sthe Khali, cut a lonely... Read more
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iol.co.za
Buskers move on to perform in Capeuprising. The parade happened in two editions: on Saturday, it trawled through
Buskers move on to perform in Cape
iol.co.za / Posted 10 days ago
uprising. The parade happened in two editions: on Saturday, it trawled through the roads of the Joza township outside Grahamstown. On Sunday at noon, a slightly larger version of the parade made its way down the high street.A few... Read more
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iol.co.za
#NAF16: Ovation winners announcedand had festival audiences squirming and grimacing and provoked fierce discussi
#NAF16: Ovation winners announced
iol.co.za / Posted 10 days ago
and had festival audiences squirming and grimacing and provoked fierce discussion. Hopefully the production’s success in Grahamstown will secure a Cape Town run of this disturbing and brilliantly performed one hander. There was only one Gold... Read more
11d
Eye Witness News
ANC hoping to claim CT ward from DAagainst censorship at the SABC Kenny Motsamai's family unhappy with his parole
ANC hoping to claim CT ward from DA
Eye Witness News / Posted 11 days ago
against censorship at the SABC Kenny Motsamai's family unhappy with his parole conditions GALLERY: Musicians light up Grahamstown Arts Fest stage Beaufort West municipality not looking after its people, say youth Karoo Gemeenskaps Party sees... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Grahamstown ArtsFest ‘16: Crepuscule, a Triumph for Sophiatown, memory of Can Themba and the Drum eralives in the writer’s ink. Comes the writer. Comes Can Themba. Comes passion, l
Grahamstown ArtsFest ‘16: Crepuscule, a Triumph for Sophiatown, memory of Can Themba and the Drum era
Daily Maverick / Posted 11 days ago
lives in the writer’s ink. Comes the writer. Comes Can Themba. Comes passion, light and music, whiskey and dance. And to Grahamstown, from the Market Theatre, where it played in 2015 to happy audiences, comes a company of actors with props and... Read more
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iol.co.za
Ovation winners announcedand had festival audiences squirming and grimacing and provoked fierce discussi
Ovation winners announced
iol.co.za / Posted 12 days ago
and had festival audiences squirming and grimacing and provoked fierce discussion. Hopefully the production’s success in Grahamstown will secure a Cape Town run of this disturbing and brilliantly performed one hander. There was only one Gold... Read more
12d
Daily Dispatch
Msaki truly spellbinding: Vocalist reaping rewards in careerCape music landscape is changing and judging by the talent that has so far been
Msaki truly spellbinding: Vocalist reaping rewards in career
Daily Dispatch / Posted 12 days ago
Cape music landscape is changing and judging by the talent that has so far been showcased at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown this year, there are exciting times ahead. One such talent is musician – and vocal powerhouse – Msaki, (real... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Dagga steps out of the shadows to fuel debateBy DAVID MACGREGOR After more than 40 years on the fringe of the National Arts
Dagga steps out of the shadows to fuel debate
Daily Dispatch / Posted 12 days ago
By DAVID MACGREGOR After more than 40 years on the fringe of the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, dagga finally stepped out of the shadows and into the mainstream. Usually whispered about in hushed tones and smoked in dark corners, pot took... Read more
13d
iol.co.za
#NAF2016: Town was a-buzzing and a-boppingSiya Makuzeni treated audiences to phenomenal scatting. Picture: Matthews Baloy
#NAF2016: Town was a-buzzing and a-bopping
iol.co.za / Posted 13 days ago
Siya Makuzeni treated audiences to phenomenal scatting. Picture: Matthews Baloyi This year’s winner of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Jazz, Siya Makuzeni perfoms at the Grahamstown National Art Festival. Picture: Matthews BaloyiS... Read more
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iol.co.za
Unveiling the sad truth of hate crimeslooked at me and said ‘I’m sorry’. It was one of the most powerful moments in m
Unveiling the sad truth of hate crimes
iol.co.za / Posted 14 days ago
looked at me and said ‘I’m sorry’. It was one of the most powerful moments in my life.” The show got a standing ovation in Grahamstown. She remembered the reaction from one American man after seeing her show in the US. “He asked to speak to me and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Statement On the Cabinet Meeting of 6 July 2016partners, and the support of the government and people of South Africa. 1.4. T
Statement On the Cabinet Meeting of 6 July 2016
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
partners, and the support of the government and people of South Africa. 1.4. The National Arts Festival hosted annually in Grahamstown takes place over 11 days from 30 June to 10 July 2016. This multidisciplinary festival, the biggest annual... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
EC artists shine in #The Voices exhibitionthe National Arts Festival. GIVING VOICE: Lovedale art lecturer Sonwabiso Ngca
EC artists shine in #The Voices exhibition
Daily Dispatch / Posted 15 days ago
the National Arts Festival. GIVING VOICE: Lovedale art lecturer Sonwabiso Ngcai showcases his talent at this year’s NAF in Grahamstown Picture: SINO MAJANGAZA The Department of Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture once again presents a collection... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Jazz musos do EC proudbegging for more after being wowed by some of the Eastern Cape’s finest afro po
Jazz musos do EC proud
Daily Dispatch / Posted 15 days ago
begging for more after being wowed by some of the Eastern Cape’s finest afro pop musicians at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. ADORED: Sliq Angel ends the night on a high note Picture: SINO MAJANGAZA The Dakawa Jazz Series is an annual... Read more
15d
Daily Dispatch
Fee crisis a threat to Rhodes survivalthe university administration said in response to e-mailed questions. “This wi
Fee crisis a threat to Rhodes survival
Daily Dispatch / Posted 15 days ago
the university administration said in response to e-mailed questions. “This will have devastating effects for the town of Grahamstown, where the university provides most of the GDP [gross domestic product].” It said the bulk of the money was owed... Read more
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iol.co.za
Unveiling the truth about hate crimeswill never forget the tears streaming down his face as he looked at me and said
Unveiling the truth about hate crimes
iol.co.za / Posted 15 days ago
will never forget the tears streaming down his face as he looked at me and said, ‘I’m sorry’. It was one of the most powerful moments in my life.” The show no doubt touched its Grahamstown audience, too, as it received a standing ovation.S... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Crafters’ wares still a NAF hit despite tighter purse stringsconsumer purse strings but that does not mean there isn’t still a buck to be ma
Crafters’ wares still a NAF hit despite tighter purse strings
Daily Dispatch / Posted 15 days ago
consumer purse strings but that does not mean there isn’t still a buck to be made trading at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. Although traders yesterday said less money was being spent this year, those selling genuine, handcrafted items... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Grahamstown ArtsFest ‘16: Naked in the solo spotlightand applauded for Richards, as I did days later for Ramsay. But hey, what’s thi
Grahamstown ArtsFest ‘16: Naked in the solo spotlight
Daily Maverick / Posted 15 days ago
and applauded for Richards, as I did days later for Ramsay. But hey, what’s this ovation-at-every-show thing going on in Grahamstown? I leapt to my feet as Ramsay took her first curtain call, and the audience behind me did too. That is an... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Life, etcGrahamstown ArtsFest ‘16: Naked in the solo spotlight Tony Jackman is a vetera
Life, etc
Daily Maverick / Posted 15 days ago
Grahamstown ArtsFest ‘16: Naked in the solo spotlight Tony Jackman is a veteran journalist, playwright and Chief Sub-Editor of Daily Maverick. One large stage. One small human being. Hundreds of eyes and ears. Solo theatre must be the most... Read more
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iol.co.za
#NAF2016: Play examines Ruth First's cruel solitudein prisons in Joburg and Pretoria before her release. A play based on her book
#NAF2016: Play examines Ruth First's cruel solitude
iol.co.za / Posted 15 days ago
in prisons in Joburg and Pretoria before her release. A play based on her book titled Ruth First:117 Days premiered at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival (NAF) this week. A solo performance by Jackie Rens, is an intense 75 minute-long portrayal... Read more
16d
Daily Dispatch
Cherae blistering hot in ‘Scorched’line, audiences can see this dynamic former East Londoner perform a lead role i
Cherae blistering hot in ‘Scorched’
Daily Dispatch / Posted 16 days ago
line, audiences can see this dynamic former East Londoner perform a lead role in Scorched at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. BORN TO ACT: Cherae Halley plays a lead role in ’Scorched’ directed by 2016 Standard Bank Young Artist for... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Fest creative director reflectswhere artists produce snippets from their shows in the Monument’s fountain cour
Fest creative director reflects
Daily Dispatch / Posted 16 days ago
where artists produce snippets from their shows in the Monument’s fountain court, was “one of the most democratic spaces in Grahamstown, where the rich and paupers could sit side by side”. The Festival in the ’90s was a celebration of democracy,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Grahamstown Artsfest '16 - Digging Deep - Parallel Quests to Understand Ourselves As Human Beingsus?!" - as if what's on the surface is who we are. How superficial is that? Two
Grahamstown Artsfest '16 - Digging Deep - Parallel Quests to Understand Ourselves As Human Beings
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 days ago
us?!" - as if what's on the surface is who we are. How superficial is that? Two plays on at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown this week dig deep to find out who we are, and how we are formed and influenced by events that life throws at us,... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Baby Tshepang's story still relevantrape of nine-month-old baby in the Northern Cape shocked the country in October
Baby Tshepang's story still relevant
Eye Witness News / Posted 16 days ago
rape of nine-month-old baby in the Northern Cape shocked the country in October 2001. Picture: Louise McAuliffe/EWN. GRAHAMSTOWN - The rape of nine-month-old baby Tshepang in the Northern Cape shocked the country in October 2001. Almost 15... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
EL painter shunned at home for his penis artLingeling with a painting of East London artist Bernard Barry that is on exhibi
EL painter shunned at home for his penis art
Daily Dispatch / Posted 16 days ago
Lingeling with a painting of East London artist Bernard Barry that is on exhibition at the Phallos Erotic Art Gallery near Grahamstown during the National Arts Festival Picture: DAVID MACGREGOR Although the “East London Bible belt” – which Barry... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Grahamstown ArtsFest ‘16: Digging Deep – parallel quests to understand ourselves as human beingsus?!” – as if what’s on the surface is who we are. How superficial is that? Two
Grahamstown ArtsFest ‘16: Digging Deep – parallel quests to understand ourselves as human beings
Daily Maverick / Posted 16 days ago
us?!” – as if what’s on the surface is who we are. How superficial is that? Two plays on at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown this week dig deep to find out who we are, and how we are formed and influenced by events that life throws at us,... Read more
16d
iol.co.za
#NAF16: 'Dark Lioness' strikes at racismexhibition, titled Somnyama Ngonyama ‘Hail, the Dark Lioness’ is currently on d
#NAF16: 'Dark Lioness' strikes at racism
iol.co.za / Posted 16 days ago
exhibition, titled Somnyama Ngonyama ‘Hail, the Dark Lioness’ is currently on display at the Standard Bank Gallery in Grahamstown, as part of the annual Grahamstown National Arts Festival. The series of work featuring black and white... Read more
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iol.co.za
First-time playwright nominated for awardthey view things, to which he wrote ‘Henrietta with Love’. The play, which end
First-time playwright nominated for award
iol.co.za / Posted 16 days ago
they view things, to which he wrote ‘Henrietta with Love’. The play, which ends its run at The National Arts Festival in Grahamstown on Wednesday, was set in Alicedale in Athlone which came about in 1946, and was especially written for Lee-Ann... Read more
17d
Daily Dispatch
National theatre acts dominate at festivalSouth African playwright and director Lara Foot is among the female names domin
National theatre acts dominate at festival
Daily Dispatch / Posted 17 days ago
South African playwright and director Lara Foot is among the female names dominating this year’s National Arts Festival in Grahamstown Picture: GALLO In a festival that‚ this year‚ boasts a strong bias in favour of women‚ Lara Foot‚ CEO and Baxter... Read more
17d
Daily Dispatch
Award-winning play highlights xenophobiaBy DAVID MACGREGOR Last year’s xenophobic attacks in Grahamstown have inspired
Award-winning play highlights xenophobia
Daily Dispatch / Posted 17 days ago
By DAVID MACGREGOR Last year’s xenophobic attacks in Grahamstown have inspired an award-winning National Arts Festival collaboration between an acclaimed township theatre company and a university master’s student. Using unemployed local actors from... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Troubles with my Conscience: Lessons for South Africans from Northern IrelandThe H-Block Struggle. He has written several plays, and we had just seen his Th
Troubles with my Conscience: Lessons for South Africans from Northern Ireland
Daily Maverick / Posted 17 days ago
The H-Block Struggle. He has written several plays, and we had just seen his Those You Pass In The Street, brought to Grahamstown by Kabosh, which is no ordinary theatre company. Kabosh, artistic director Paula McFetridge told us afterwards,... Read more
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iol.co.za
Muholi’s back with ‘Hail the Dark Lioness’understand the message behind each photograph. Her exhibition titled Somnyama
Muholi’s back with ‘Hail the Dark Lioness’
iol.co.za / Posted 17 days ago
understand the message behind each photograph. Her exhibition titled Somnyama Ngonyama (meaning: Hail, the Dark Lioness) is currently on display at the Standard Bank Gallery in Grahamstown, as part of the annual Grahamstown National Festival (... Read more
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