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Daily Dispatch
City gears up for dynamic arts fest with a differenceDispatchLIVEby Mpilo Straw Nzimande, which has wowed audiences in Düsseldorf in Germany and
City gears up for dynamic arts fest with a differenceDispatchLIVE
Daily Dispatch / Posted 5 hours ago
by Mpilo Straw Nzimande, which has wowed audiences in Düsseldorf in Germany and London. The act will come directly from the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. Guild Theatre board chairwoman, Amanda Bothma, said there would already be a... Read more
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iol.co.za
‘Single malt is not a luxury, but a necessity’The firebird director starts with a live performance to the original score comp
‘Single malt is not a luxury, but a necessity’
iol.co.za / Posted yesterday
The firebird director starts with a live performance to the original score composed by Igor Stravinsky at Cape Town’s Artscape from June 24 to 26, travels to Grahamstown for the National Arts Festival next month and then is off to perform... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
New offering to set stage alightDance enthusiasts can anticipate a diverse array of productions at the National
New offering to set stage alight
Daily Dispatch / Posted yesterday
Dance enthusiasts can anticipate a diverse array of productions at the National Arts Festival from both the Main and Fringe programmes. A spectacular production of The Firebird, designed and directed by Janni Younge (previously of the Handspring... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
‘A Thousand Shepherds’ delivers powerful conceptThe contemporary classical Cape Dance Company (CDC) will present five performan
‘A Thousand Shepherds’ delivers powerful concept
Daily Dispatch / Posted yesterday
The contemporary classical Cape Dance Company (CDC) will present five performances of A Thousand Shepherds at the National Arts Festival, which begins in Grahamstown next week. Under the artistic direction of Debbie Turner, the company celebrates... Read more
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'Firebird' a metaphor for SAtime.” Capetonians have only four opportunities to share in this spectacle of c
'Firebird' a metaphor for SA
iol.co.za / Posted 2 days ago
time.” Capetonians have only four opportunities to share in this spectacle of creativity before the production tours to the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown and as the poet Cecil Day-Lewis encourages us “burn for Rome’s so near us, for the... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
City gears up for dynamic arts fest with a differenceby Mpilo Straw Nzimande, which has wowed audiences in Düsseldorf in Germany and
City gears up for dynamic arts fest with a difference
Daily Dispatch / Posted 2 days ago
by Mpilo Straw Nzimande, which has wowed audiences in Düsseldorf in Germany and London. The act will come directly from the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. Guild Theatre board chairwoman, Amanda Bothma, said there would already be a... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Local festivals a lifeline for jazz artiststo be the genre’s much-needed lifeline. Ahead of next week’s 10-day Standard B
Local festivals a lifeline for jazz artists
Daily Dispatch / Posted 3 days ago
to be the genre’s much-needed lifeline. Ahead of next week’s 10-day Standard Bank Grahamstown Jazz Festival – part of the National Arts Festival — artists say that the lack of jazz clubs across the country is a challenge. JAZZ MASTER: Alan... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Local festivals a lifeline for struggling SA jazzAhead of next week's 10-day Standard Bank Grahamstown Jazz Festival - part of t
Local festivals a lifeline for struggling SA jazz
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 4 days ago
Ahead of next week's 10-day Standard Bank Grahamstown Jazz Festival - part of the National Arts Festival - artists say that the lack of jazz clubs across the country is a problem. Jazz festival director Alan Webster said there were not enough venues... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Jazz misses crucial beatare proving to be the genre's lifeline. Ahead of next week's 10-day Standard B
Jazz misses crucial beat
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 4 days ago
are proving to be the genre's lifeline. Ahead of next week's 10-day Standard Bank Grahamstown Jazz Festival - part of the National Arts Festival - artists say that the lack of jazz clubs across the country is a problem. Jazz festival director... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
The sweet taste of successwho has known Honi since they were teenagers in the 1980s trying to earn pocket
The sweet taste of success
Daily Dispatch / Posted 6 days ago
who has known Honi since they were teenagers in the 1980s trying to earn pocket money selling crafts at the National Arts Festival, says they became “bee brothers” in 2001 when the gardener helped the then Rhodes University... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Young Artist Siya Makuzeni opens for the Jazz Epistles The trombone player & vocalist is set to perform at the National Arts Festiva
Young Artist Siya Makuzeni opens for the Jazz Epistles
Eye Witness News / Posted 7 days ago
The trombone player & vocalist is set to perform at the National Arts Festival next month. Musician Siya Makuzeni. Pic: Twitter - @DominionPR National Arts Festival,jazz epistles,Siya... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Young Director: Sticking with the script@ Koö-nú! , a South African take on the classic Greek tragedy. All eyes are on
Young Director: Sticking with the script
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 7 days ago
@ Koö-nú! , a South African take on the classic Greek tragedy. All eyes are on the debut of the winners' creations at the National Arts Festival. This year's winner, Jade Bowers, who made her name as a director, has decided not to try her... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Mkhize in big band modeand arrangers. He will be one of the star attractions at this year’s Standard B
Mkhize in big band mode
Daily Dispatch / Posted 14 days ago
and arrangers. He will be one of the star attractions at this year’s Standard Bank Grahamstown Jazz Festival in July at the National Arts Festival (NAF). His concert, with its big band sound, will be devoted to honouring legendary jazz musician... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Young comic's show tackles colourism and Afrophobia in SAone of his artworks with a percentage of the proceeds going towards the bursary
Young comic's show tackles colourism and Afrophobia in SA
Eye Witness News / Posted 22 days ago
one of his artworks with a percentage of the proceeds going towards the bursary fund.” The official debut will be at the National Arts Festival, starting on 30 June. The Dark Ages will debut at the National Arts Festival later this month.... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Jazz greats set for festival actionwill be turned into “Jazztown” when the Standard Bank Jazz Festival takes place
Jazz greats set for festival action
Daily Dispatch / Posted 22 days ago
will be turned into “Jazztown” when the Standard Bank Jazz Festival takes place from June 30 to July 9 as part of the National Arts Festival. Some 150 of the world’s biggest jazz innovators from 14 countries will be taking part in SA’s... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
UCT student’s film about born-free 'love and misunderstanding' makes waveslargest film festival for emerging directors. This month‚ it will be screened
UCT student’s film about born-free 'love and misunderstanding' makes waves
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 29 days ago
largest film festival for emerging directors. This month‚ it will be screened at the Durban International Film Festival‚ the National Arts Festival and the Literally Short Film Festival in the US. “We have been invited to two more festivals in... Read more
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iol.co.za
Riders on the stormthe boxes for all today’s realities. But it wasn’t accepted and whatever the r
Riders on the storm
iol.co.za / Posted a month ago
the boxes for all today’s realities. But it wasn’t accepted and whatever the real reason, the official letter coming from the National Arts Festival isn’t the most encouraging as it talks of the high standard of plays accepted for that particular... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
No props, just sweat and talentnot seen the piece, which Buthelezi has been developing since 2013. But plans
No props, just sweat and talent
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 1 months ago
not seen the piece, which Buthelezi has been developing since 2013. But plans are afoot to bring him to Grahamstown for the National Arts Festival, in July, at which the piece will be showcased. It is Buthelezi's first professional... Read more
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iol.co.za
Zanzibar is magic, but Paris stole my heartbeen to New York, I just know I’m going to love it. One day. Does Grahamstown
Zanzibar is magic, but Paris stole my heart
iol.co.za / Posted 1 months ago
been to New York, I just know I’m going to love it. One day. Does Grahamstown count? I’ll be taking a host of new shows to the National Arts Festival in July. I’m hoping we’ll shoot a new season of Showville this year and can’t wait to explore... Read more

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