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Press release: Official launch of The Pam Golding Theatre at The Baxter

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2022-05-17

On Wednesday, 11 May 2022, the official launch of The Pam Golding Theatre at The Baxter saw the main theatre named after Pam Golding Properties’ late founder and life president, Pam Golding, as part of the company’s five-year sponsorship of Cape Town’s iconic and much-loved theatre.

Press release: Free entry to Zeitz MOCAA, celebrating museums and Africanicity

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2022-05-12

This May, celebrate both International Museum Day and Africa Day with free entry, coffee and more, and start your own art collection by purchasing one of our limited-edition prints.

Press release: South African theatre legend, Athol Fugard’s acclaimed play, Blood Knot, at The Baxter for a limited season

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2022-05-10

Fugard’s timeless classic tackles themes of brotherhood and hope. It first premiered in 1961 and it is as relevant today (if not more so), 61 years later.

Press release: Join a philosophy café on a Greek island

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2022-05-09

You will explore different aspects of being human: thinking and knowing, being a self, being sick and being healthy, our relationship to art and language, the good life, and why any of this matters.

Press release: Once upon an island – workshop in the creation of an illustrated children’s book, presented by Piet Grobler

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2022-05-09

Write and illustrate a picture book, guided by award-winning South African illustrator Piet Grobler. Be inspired by the setting and the inhabitants of the lovely Greek island of Lesbos to create that story that you have been hoping to tell for a long time!

Press release: Medium | A retrospective exhibition | Isa Steynberg | ’n Oorsiguitstalling

LitNet Kuns 2022-05-04

To celebrate the 80th birthday of renowned and versatile Pretoria artist Isa Steynberg, the Association of Arts Pretoria will be exhibiting several works of art in different media. | Ter viering van die vermaarde Pretoria-kunstenaar Isa Steynberg se tagtigste verjaarsdag, word etlike kunswerke in verskillende media wat sy deur haar lewe gemaak het, by die Pretoriase Kunsvereniging uitgestal.

Fleur du Cap Awards 2022: an interview with Wolf Britz

Naomi Meyer, Wolf Britz Lifestyle and entertainment 2022-04-29

"I think the pandemic has reiterated the relevance of art as an integral part of our lives. It is my personal opinion that art making is a behavioural trait specific to our species which ensures our sustained survival and affluent existence on this planet. If we did not keep on creating theatre, what would be the alternative?"

Press release: NIROX Winter Sculpture Exhibition 2022 Good Neighbours

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2022-04-29

NIROX has invited universities across the country to each appoint a curator to develop their own take on Good Neighbours, as well as private and public institutions in neighbouring states to submit contributions.

Fleur du Cap Awards 2022: an interview with Qondiswa James

Naomi Meyer, Qondiswa James Lifestyle and entertainment 2022-04-20

"How can our work not be relevant? All our work, and here not just artists, is part of the fabric of our society, so in fact our work is imperative at all times."

Fleur du Cap Awards 2022: an interview with Anna-Mart van der Merwe

Naomi Meyer, Anna-Mart van der Merwe Lifestyle and entertainment 2022-04-12

"Is breathing relevant? Until the last Homo sapiens disappears, and with it imagination and emotion, there will be art."

Fleur du Cap Awards 2022: an interview with Peggy Tunyiswa

Naomi Meyer, Peggy Tunyiswa Lifestyle and entertainment 2022-04-07

"Why still make art? There’s a child who does not want to work in an office to earn a living. They have no idea what else they can be, because there’s no career advice for what others think is irrelevant. I want to make art to reach that child, to shift mindsets and provide healing."

Press release: The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra and Cape Town Opera collaborate in Handel’s Messiah

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2022-04-06

Two of South Africa’s premier performing arts companies, Cape Town Opera and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, are joining forces to present an Easter performance of Handel’s Messiah in the iconic Toringkerk in Paarl on Saturday, 16 April 2022 at 16h00.

Press release: The annual Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival returns from 2 to 8 April 2022

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2022-03-30

The award-winning festival, for the first time this year, is the product of hybrid mentorship programmes that included script writing mentorship for writers, as well as mentorship workshops for directors to produce the best in cutting-edge developmental theatre. 

57th Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards winners press release: a thrilling mix of established and emergent talent

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2022-03-28

Winners were announced in 19 categories this year. Musical performances in plays were merged with those in musicals and music shows, given the limited number of musical events staged in 2020 and 2021.

Giselle at Artscape: an interview with Debbie Turner, CEO of Cape Town City Ballet

Naomi Meyer, Debbie Turner Lifestyle and entertainment 2022-03-23

"In times of uncertainty and difficulty, it is art in all its forms that sees us through. Giselle remains a universal story of love and betrayal that can be understood and appreciated anywhere."

Press release: Outrageous new play to premiere at Artscape

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2022-03-18

The play centres on the relationship between acclaimed surgeon, Doctor James Barry, his African manservant, John and the then, Governor of the Cape Colony, Lord Charles Henry Somerset. Barry lived his entire adult life as a man but was named Margret Ann at birth and was known as female in childhood.

Press release: Andrew Buckland and Sylvaine Strike star in Firefly at The Baxter

LitNet Toyota US Woordfees 2022-03-17

Two of South Africa’s theatre greats, Andrew Buckland and Sylvaine Strike, once again team up to create theatre magic, in the stage premiere of Firefly, directed by Toni Morkel, at the Baxter Flipside, for a limited season from 24 March to 9 April 2022 at 7:30pm nightly, with Saturday matinees at 2:30pm.

Cape Town Opera press release: Icons at Stellenbosch Town Hall

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2022-03-08

The concert at the Stellenbosch Town Hall takes place on Saturday 19 March 2002 at 6pm.

Press release: Critically low blood stocks!

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2022-03-02

The Western Cape Blood Service is appealing to all eligible donors to donate blood as blood stocks are critically low. Do something remarkable, donate blood.

Press release: Cape Town Opera launches 2022 season

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2022-02-25

At a glittering event at the V&A Waterfront on Thursday, 24 February 2022, Cape Town Opera announced a diverse, innovative and creative programme for 2022, encompassing both the artistic and educational.