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SA Indie Film Fest back for its second year

Marli van Eeden, Ryan Kruger, Berneen Cereska Film 2019-05-22

"On 26 May, the South African Independent Film Festival, or SA Indie Film Fest for short, will take place at the Labia Theatre in Cape Town, celebrating independent filmmaking and screening some exciting films."

Franschhoek Literary Festival 2019: personal reflections

Fiona Snyckers Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-05-22

"We all want our books to sell well and to reach the widest possible audience. Being invited to Franschhoek is an invaluable leg-up for any writer’s career. May the festival continue to go from strength to strength."

Press release: Hit musical, Ordinary Days, at the Baxter for one week only from 20 to 25 May

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-05-14

Hot on the heels of its success when it premiered at the Baxter earlier this year, Adam Gwon’s hit musical Ordinary Days returns to the Baxter Flipside for limited one-week only season from 21 to 25 May at 8pm with a matinee on Saturday, 25 May at 4pm.

Press release: Cape Town City Ballet's captivating Autumn/Winter Season

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-05-13

Bookings are now open for Cape Town City Ballet’s captivating 2019 Autumn/Winter Season. A combined celebration of modern classics and historical popular favourites, Cape Town City Ballet’s (CTCB) recently announced line up at the Artscape Opera House includes Amaranth from 22 June to 7 July and Sleeping Beauty from 17 to 31 August.

Press release: 21st Encounters Documentary Festival

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-05-06

This year’s Encounters South African International Documentary Festival  is excited to announce the first international documentaries that have been confirmed.

Press release: Six young stars shine in SA premiere of Tony award winning hit musical Kinky boots

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-04-24

Six young stars will have the chance to shine in the South African premiere of hit Tony Award-winning musical KINKY BOOTS. Presented by Eric Abraham and The Fugard Theatre, a brand new, original production of this huge-hearted musical will run at The Fugard Theatre from 11 June 2019.

Lanzerac Wine Estate: a treasured Cape Winelands experience

Paul Murray Kos en wyn 2019-04-18

"The big question stands: how did it get its name, the Lanzerac? How did she come upon the name?"

Capernaum – a tale of darkness and of light

Reney Warrington Film 2019-04-16

"Capernaum is a stirring take on poverty, child abuse and overpopulation. It won’t traumatise you or leave you despondent, though."

Mama at the Artscape: an interview

Menán van Heerden, Chenal Kock, Jeremeo Le Cordeur Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-04-11

Mama runs until Saturday 13 April at the Artscape. Mama (portrayed by Chenal Kock and directed by Jeremeo Le Cordeur) is a character piece, showcased through poetry and physical theatre, that focuses on the Afrikaaps dialect. Menán van Heerden chats to Chenal and Jeremeo to find out more.

Press release: Kids get arts-savvy at National Arts Festival 

LitNet Feeste 2019-04-10

"The National Arts Festival, now in its 45th year, offers excellent theatre, dance, music, movement and interactive pieces for children to enjoy throughout the eleven days from 27 June to 7 July."

Press release: Five Kanna nominations for Fugard's Statements after an arrest

LitNet Teater 2019-04-01

"The compelling new production of Athol Fugard's classic play Statements after an arrest under the Immorality Act has scooped no less than five Kanna Award nominations."

Dumbo: good enough

Reney Warrington Film 2019-03-29

"Dumbo, along with Mary Poppins Returns, might not have been cinematic milestones in the careers of the cast and crew, but it is the kind of movie that is sorely needed: films that enhance childlike wonder in children ..."

Iconic Slave Route Challenge returns on Sunday 31 March 2019

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-03-26

The Slave Route Challenge, powered by Brimstone, will now take place in Cape Town on Sunday 31 March 2019. Late entries will be taken at registration for all events until they are sold out.

Press release: Cape Town Carnival celebrates the hero in each of us

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-03-20

"It was a giant celebration of colour, energy, talent and community spirit, as the streets of the Fan Walk in Green Point came alive last Saturday evening and the annual Cape Town Carnival thrilled thousands of visitors from near and far. The 55 000-strong crowd, which began converging on Green Point from mid-afternoon to enjoy the pre-carnival entertainment, food and drinks and the Carnival Village vibe, was enthralled by bright and brilliant floats, puppetry and performances."

Director and playwright Lwanda Sindaphi’s Kudu catches attention at the Fleur du Cap Awards

Marli van Eeden, Lwanda Sindaphi Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-03-20

"Thunderous applause erupted in the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town, as upcoming director and playwright Lwanda Sindaphi received not only one award, but three awards, at the recent Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards, for his play, Kudu."

Director Sylvaine Strike on the success of Endgame at the Fleur du Cap Awards

Marli van Eeden, Sylvaine Strike Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-03-15

"The Artscape Theatre in Cape Town was abuzz earlier this week as the winners of the prestigious Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards were announced. The production Endgame won big, taking home three awards – Best Production, Best Actor and Best Director – for Sylvaine Strike."

Press release: Mama comes to the Artscape

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-03-12

Chenal Kock in association with Vulture Productions and the Artscape Theatre Centre invites you to experience Mama at the Artscape Arena from 10 to 13 April 2019. Mama is a character piece directed by Jeremeo le Cordeur, showcased through poetry and physical theatre that focuses on the Afrikaaps dialect.

In paint and ink: discussions on Breyten | In verf en ink: gesprekke oor Breyten

LitNet Akademies en skole 2019-03-11

You are cordially invited to a half-day seminar on the life and work of Breyten Breytenbach. 19 March 2019, Kgorong Building, UNISA Main Campus.

Murray’s food trails: Kalk Bay

Paul Murray Kos en wyn 2019-03-08

"Spacious walkways stretch from one side of Kalk Bay to the other, offering excellent facilities for recreational walking or just sight-seeing – at places, with sight-seeing of the harbour and the mountains. Or, just come and enjoy fresh fish and chips from some of the local venues, such as Kalky’s, which is reasonably priced."

Press release: African premiere of Save the pedestals at the Baxter

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-03-07

Save the pedestals, a unique, international, artistic collaboration between the Baxter Theatre Centre, Handspring Puppet Company and Halle Puppet Theatre, makes its African debut at the Baxter Flipside, for four performances only, from 28 to 30 March, at 8 pm, with a matinee on Saturday, 30 March at 4 pm. This follows its hugely successful world premiere in Halle, Germany, last year.

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