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Daily Dispatch
Festival numbers downthe general response to the programme. “We had a number of sold out shows on t
Daily Dispatch / Posted 2 days ago
the general response to the programme. “We had a number of sold out shows on the main and arena programmes,” he said. The next edition of the National Arts Festival will be held in Grahamstown from 28 June to July 8 2018. — poliswap@dispatch.... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Disabled dancers impressto work together to create art. “We are trying to bridge that gap.” Mbuli, who
Daily Dispatch / Posted 3 days ago
to work together to create art. “We are trying to bridge that gap.” Mbuli, who has for many years showcased his work at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, said the response was amazing. “Most people have not seen this kind of work. There... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Writer says political poem got him bannedin provincial arts and culture events for life after his political piece caused
Daily Dispatch / Posted 4 days ago
in provincial arts and culture events for life after his political piece caused an uproar during the Word Fest at the National Arts Festival (NAF) in Grahamstown recently. The poet, known as Bhodl’ingqaka whose real name is Akhona Mafani,... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Pastor won’t see the light in ‘Free Souls’Christianity treating it like a business scheme, “ he said. It was the second
Daily Dispatch / Posted 9 days ago
Christianity treating it like a business scheme, “ he said. It was the second time the production was featured at the National Arts Festival. “The response was overwhelming and it was a good motivation to myself and the entire cast,” he... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Life and times of slain nun relivedlife and times of slain Irish nun Sister Aidan Quinlan, who was killed in 1952
Daily Dispatch / Posted 9 days ago
life and times of slain Irish nun Sister Aidan Quinlan, who was killed in 1952 by a mob in Duncan Village, was relived at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown at the weekend. A group of young actors based at the Duncan Village’s Gompo Arts... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
SA idol Khumalo brings house down in G’townLast year’s Idols SA winner Noma Khumalo left her fans begging for more at the
Daily Dispatch / Posted 11 days ago
Last year’s Idols SA winner Noma Khumalo left her fans begging for more at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown at the weekend. The songstress, who made her debut at the annual festival proved why South Africans fell in love with her angelic... Read more
11d
Daily Dispatch
Popular Village Green will move to new site next yearyear, National Arts Festival CEO Tony Lankester has announced. CHANGE: The Vil
Daily Dispatch / Posted 11 days ago
year, National Arts Festival CEO Tony Lankester has announced. CHANGE: The Village Green market, which operates during the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, at its present site at Rhodes University Picture: MICHAEL PINYANA The 300 traders... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Digging deep into land grief: Play unearths blackness, land issuesMonageng ‘Vice’ Motshabi, right, and choreographer Teresa Phuti Mojela ahead of
Daily Dispatch / Posted 13 days ago
Monageng ‘Vice’ Motshabi, right, and choreographer Teresa Phuti Mojela ahead of the opening of Motshabi’s play ‘Ankobia’ at the National Arts Festival yesterday Picture: MIKE LOEWE Land is at the core of the piece, which is set in the futuristic... Read more
13d
Daily Dispatch
All that Dakawa Jazz: Project provides platform for artistsBudding Eastern Cape jazz artists brought a taste of the National Arts Festival
Daily Dispatch / Posted 13 days ago
Budding Eastern Cape jazz artists brought a taste of the National Arts Festival to the dusty streets of Currie Park in Grahamstown with the Dakawa Jazz Series. The annual music fest features established and upcoming artists and bands in a week-long... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Cutting look at ‘playing’ today’s black womanA WAY THROUGH: ‘She Bellows’ cast members Leorna Moya, Mbali Ka Ngwenya, Boitum
Daily Dispatch / Posted 13 days ago
A WAY THROUGH: ‘She Bellows’ cast members Leorna Moya, Mbali Ka Ngwenya, Boitumelo Modise and Kgaogelo Monama at the National Arts Festival Picture: SINO MAJANGAZA It tells a satirical story of four dolls (women), who are trapped at a... Read more
13d
Daily Dispatch
Last weekend of festThe last weekend of the National Arts Festival is here, marking the end of anot
Daily Dispatch / Posted 13 days ago
The last weekend of the National Arts Festival is here, marking the end of another remarkable experience for business owners and culture lovers. PROFITABLE PLACE: The popular Village Green at the National Arts Festival Picture: SUPPLIED Grahamstown... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
National Arts Festival 2017 - Disruption Comes to Grahamstownaudiences: generous, enthusiastic audiences willing to give standing ovations a
AllAfrica.com / Posted 13 days ago
audiences: generous, enthusiastic audiences willing to give standing ovations at the least provocation. The beauty of the National Arts Festival is that for 11 days, it is possible to imagine a different kind of society - one where the arts... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Powerful play sparks discussionFire House is the play out of hundreds here at the National Arts Festival which
Daily Dispatch / Posted 15 days ago
Fire House is the play out of hundreds here at the National Arts Festival which should come to East London. I have investigated and reported on the declining conditions of the Buffalo City Metro (BCM) fire department over the past few years, and am... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Home of Legends exhibition pays homage to ECThe Eastern Cape Home of Legends exhibition is on display at the Albany Museum
Daily Dispatch / Posted 15 days ago
The Eastern Cape Home of Legends exhibition is on display at the Albany Museum for the duration of the National Arts Festival, showcasing an array of artworks by artists from the province. PROVINCIAL TRIBUTE: The Eastern Cape Home of Legends... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Tats hits the spot with comedy showThought-provoking funny-man Tats Nkonzo had comedy- lovers in stitches at the N
Daily Dispatch / Posted 15 days ago
Thought-provoking funny-man Tats Nkonzo had comedy- lovers in stitches at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown this week with his A South African Comedy Story: Tats Nkonzo is Privileged show. COMEDIC FORCE: Tats Nkonzo had audience in stitches... Read more
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iol.co.za
Mthethwa pays tribute to 'talented and selfless' Johnny Mekoaand the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) Lifetime Achievement Award. Mekoa played a
iol.co.za / Posted 16 days ago
and the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) Lifetime Achievement Award. Mekoa played a very important role in the establishment of the Standard Bank Youth Jazz Festival which takes place annually during the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, sh... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Tableaux of remembrance and hope a hitTableaux in Red: Oil on Canvas 1976 by the Selborne College drama society has b
Daily Dispatch / Posted 16 days ago
Tableaux in Red: Oil on Canvas 1976 by the Selborne College drama society has been a hit with the crowds at the National Arts Festival. The play brings a fresh and thoughtful way to excavate the nation’s painful history, which continues to haunt us... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
‘ Inspired millennials tap into Hani energyHani’s life story and decided to tell it their way. Director Linda Tshabalala
Daily Dispatch / Posted 16 days ago
Hani’s life story and decided to tell it their way. Director Linda Tshabalala said the show, now playing to big houses at the National Arts Festival, was inspired by West End hit Hamilton, which is told through contemporary style. The cast of... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Bravos for Brit quipster’s digs at SA foibleson his face that south London comedian Steven K Amos could not quite believe ho
Daily Dispatch / Posted 16 days ago
on his face that south London comedian Steven K Amos could not quite believe how receptive his South African audience at the National Arts Festival was to his abrasive attack on sacred SA cows. THE RIGHT NOTE: Comedian Steven K Amos’s... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Child welfare reels from EC budget cutsa dwindling donor base while simultaneously plunging more children than ever be
Daily Dispatch / Posted 16 days ago
a dwindling donor base while simultaneously plunging more children than ever before into need. Speaking at Think!Fest at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown yesterday, GCW chair Sue Smailes said there was an ever-increasing need for social... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Grahamstown abuzz with National Arts Festival underwayperformances. Picture: Twitter @artsfestival CAPE TOWN - The streets of Graha
Eye Witness News / Posted 18 days ago
performances. Picture: Twitter @artsfestival CAPE TOWN - The streets of Grahamstown are buzzing on Sunday afternoon as the National Arts Festival is underway. Ten days of festivities kicked off on Thursday featuring theatre, dance and music... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Young violinist wows crowd at the festivalPendo Masote’s dream to perform on iconic stages with the best in the music wor
Daily Dispatch / Posted 19 days ago
Pendo Masote’s dream to perform on iconic stages with the best in the music world was realised when he made his debut at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown this week. The 13-year-old violinist is making waves in the classical music... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Young violinist wow crowd at the festivaldream to perform on iconic stages with the best in the music world was birthed
Daily Dispatch / Posted 19 days ago
dream to perform on iconic stages with the best in the music world was birthed this week as he made he made his début at the National Arts Festival yesterday and again today to impressive crowds of music lovers. The thirteen (13) year old... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Controversial play elicits mixed viewsserious injuries associated with the male rite of passage has inspired an award
Daily Dispatch / Posted 20 days ago
serious injuries associated with the male rite of passage has inspired an award-winning play, Tau, which hits the boards at the National Arts Festival this week and next week. Thabiso Rammala, 28, says he scripted a piece which honours the essence... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Taking ‘jack and jill’ to appealing terrainRhodes University with a drama degree and now up-and-coming actor Ryan de Villi
Daily Dispatch / Posted 21 days ago
Rhodes University with a drama degree and now up-and-coming actor Ryan de Villiers, 24, is appearing in a fresh new play at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown called jack and jill. DRAMEDY: Former East Londoner Ryan de Villiers and Cape Town... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
SAPS in Full Swing With Duties At National Arts Festivalevents, over 80 additional police officers from within the Eastern Cape Provinc
AllAfrica.com / Posted 21 days ago
events, over 80 additional police officers from within the Eastern Cape Province including K9 have been deployed to police the National Arts Festival. This is to ensure that our locals as well as our guests from all over the globe feel safe whilst... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Acclaimed film to make G’town debutR20 in her pocket and a dream to become a filmmaker in Johannesburg. Tonight h
Daily Dispatch / Posted 21 days ago
R20 in her pocket and a dream to become a filmmaker in Johannesburg. Tonight her award-winning film will be screened at the National Arts Festival. GOING PLACES: Filmmaker Twiggy Matiwana will have her award-winning film called ‘The Bicycle... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Prepare to exercise funny bone: Curtains all set to rise tomorrow on ‘11 days of amazing’being draped in red, white and blue as it prepares to usher in thousands of peo
Daily Dispatch / Posted 22 days ago
being draped in red, white and blue as it prepares to usher in thousands of people for the biggest event on its calendar. The National Arts Festival (NAF), which runs from tomorrow to July 9, has received more than R3.6-million from the provincial... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Soweto Drama Group All Set for the National Arts Festivalthanks to the festival's organisers and a sponsor Ngizwe, a community theatre
AllAfrica.com / Posted 24 days ago
thanks to the festival's organisers and a sponsor Ngizwe, a community theatre group in Soweto will be travelling to the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. The festival runs from 29 June to 9 July. Ngizwe, meaning 'hear me' in isiZulu,... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Live theatre back at Capital E this July!and the Mysterious Musical MaungaOne of the hits of the National Arts Festival,
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 24 days ago
and the Mysterious Musical MaungaOne of the hits of the National Arts Festival, we welcome Mata and the Mysterious Musical Maunga back to Capital E this July. Featuring... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Four-day countdown as Grahamstown prepares for 2017 National Arts Festivalofficially starts on Thursday, 29 June 2017. Picture: Twitter @artsfestival CA
Eye Witness News / Posted 25 days ago
officially starts on Thursday, 29 June 2017. Picture: Twitter @artsfestival CAPE TOWN – The Chief Executive Officer of the National Arts Festival, Tony Lancaster, says Grahamstown is officially gearing up for the festivities. The 10-day... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
The ‘homeboy’ is ready to crack East Londoners upback the following year but life got in the way,” he said, adding that he was e
Daily Dispatch / Posted 27 days ago
back the following year but life got in the way,” he said, adding that he was excited he would be hosting a show ahead of the National Arts Festival. “The East London show is not part of any national tour, it’s a special stand-up comedy show. It... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Local Arts entry looks at abuseand Athenkosi Woki will form part of the cast that will perform in the local pr
Daily Dispatch / Posted 28 days ago
and Athenkosi Woki will form part of the cast that will perform in the local production ‘WoMEN’, which will be staged at the National Arts Festival from July 2 It is a dramatic piece which follows the lives of these women, telling their stories... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Your weekend Gig Guide...licence (10km only) – R20. Enter at Ashmel SuperSPAR. Plays, live performances
Daily Dispatch / Posted 28 days ago
licence (10km only) – R20. Enter at Ashmel SuperSPAR. Plays, live performances, arts and so much more will be happening at the National Arts Festival which kicks off in Grahamstown next week Thursday. Head south for a fun-filled week. For more... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Pupils’ struggle play on at NAFhas bagged yet another success: this year, they’re taking their latest theatre
Daily Dispatch / Posted 28 days ago
has bagged yet another success: this year, they’re taking their latest theatre play Tableaux in Red: Oil on Canvas, 1976 to the National Arts Festival next week. POWERFUL PERFORMANCES: Sikhu Dliwayo, left, and Juta Makupula form part of the cast of... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
End of era as Cue forgoes print versionFor the first time in 30 years National Arts Festival-goers will have to make d
Daily Dispatch / Posted a month ago
For the first time in 30 years National Arts Festival-goers will have to make do without a printed Cue newspaper. The National Arts Festival’s newspaper “Cue” has moved to digital. Picture: FILE The publication goes digital, transformed into a new... Read more
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iol.co.za
#StoriesofHope - Mongi chooses to fight back with his penproduction, directing and writing for screen and stage. He has acted in, writt
iol.co.za / Posted 1 months ago
production, directing and writing for screen and stage. He has acted in, written and directed a number of plays for the National Arts Festival, including Fallen and The Feather Collector. A puppetry piece he directed, Qhawe: A Xhosa... Read more

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