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Two short plays at The Baxter

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-08-23

"Rising star, theatre-maker and director, Nwabisa Plaatjie, brings to life two beautiful plays by American playwright, Alice Childress, as part of the Baxter’s Women’s Month celebrations, in the Golden Arrow Studio from 28 August to 13 September."

Zolani Mahola heads #Takeachildtothetheatre Fundraiser for ASSITEJ SA at Cradle of Creativity

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-08-22

"The #Takeachildtothetheatre Fundraiser concert will take place on Saturday 24 August at 19h00 in the Baxter Concert Hall and will be followed by Standard Bank Gold Ovation award-winning musical Hani: the Legacy, at 20h30, by the Market Theatre Laboratory."

Hermanus, UNESCO City of Gastronomy? An interview with Darryl David

Naomi Meyer, Darryl David Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-08-19

Darryl David talks to Naomi Meyer about the leading of a very special bid.

Historic South African winery Vergelegen named the best winery in Africa

Marli van Eeden, Don Tooth Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-08-15

"Vergelegen is a destination: with its world-renowned handcrafted wines, history spanning over 300 years, heritage, exquisite gardens and refined cuisine, Vergelegen continues to be the choice of the discerning visitor seeking a total sensory experience."

Café Zör in the Bo-Kaap celebrates the diverse culture of the area

Marli van Eeden, Glenn Muller Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-08-15

"Café Zör has its own identity: with its unique setting in a historic building in the iconic Bo-Kaap, the space was created for families, the lonely traveller, tourists, the local community, surrounding businesses, and the misfits and the marginalised – the perfect place to hide away from a sometimes brutal world."

An interview with Mike Rosenberg from Passenger

Yolanda Wessels Musiek 2019-08-14

"Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger, supported Ed Sheeran on his recent South African tour. The response was so fantastic that Passenger will be returning to South Africa to perform his own solo shows in Johannesburg and Cape Town in November."

Press release: Award-winning playwright premieres acid-tongued The Hucksters at Alexander Upstairs

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-07-18

"A man and a woman meet after not seeing each other for years and what starts off as a romantic, booze-fuelled evening, slowly begins to unravel into a psychological mystery as an incident from their shared history rears its head. Audiences can expect to see a production that is both depraved and utterly liberating within an engaging context of regret and vengeance rooted in cruel relationships and savage betrayals when they book to see the premiere of The Hucksters at Alexander Upstairs from 22 July to 3 August."

Press release: a celebration of women at Klassique 2019

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-07-04

“In celebration of the Women’s Day long weekend in August, classical music enthusiasts can look forward to enjoying music by exceptional women at the 11th Klein Karoo Klassique.”     

Press release: WAG (Waiting)

LitNet Teater 2019-07-03

WAG (Waiting) is a contemporary dance  production featuring the renowned Figure Of 8 Dance Collective, Grant van Ster and Shaun Oelf. The young dance talents, Dustin Jannetjies and Gabriela Dirkse will join them on stage. 

 

63 days to optimal health by Sally-Ann Creed: a book review

Izak de Vries Books and writers 2019-07-03

"I would definitely suggest that those who are too scared of going low-carb would do well with Creed’s book."

Booksmart: a film review

Reney Warrington Film 2019-07-02

"Booksmart, a film about high school – the current colosseum where the innocent and not so innocent are fed to lions – is simply not cruel enough to feel authentic, not funny enough to make you cringe at what you are laughing at, and not insane enough to elevate it to mockumentary/spoof status."

Runaway hit Kinky Boots extended at The Fugard Theatre

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-06-27

Just two weeks into its South African premiere run, The Fugard Theatre’s production of multiple Tony-Award winning musical Kinky Boots has been extended. Bookings are now open for performances until 27 October.

Press release: Fresh Perspectives – Pre-National Arts Festival Season at Theatre Arts Admin Collective

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-06-20

Missing out on the National Arts Festival Makhanda (Grahamstown) this winter? Missing freezing weather, great productions, fabulous company and delicious food? Then join us at the Theatre Arts Admin Collective for Fresh Perspectives – a pre-NAF season. Four productions make up Fresh Perspectives and run until 24 June. 

Press release: Open Book Festival announces first group of authors

LitNet Books and writers 2019-06-13

Join The Book Lounge and The Fugard Theatre for the ninth Open Book Festival which takes place from 4 to 8 September this year.

Press release: Magnet Theatre’s powerful G7: Okwe-Bokhwe for Cape Town and NAF

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-06-06

G7: Okwe-Bokhwe (Like/Of a Goat) will be performed at the P4 Studio at Hiddingh Hall campus from 12 to 22 June, followed by a run on 27, 28 and 29 June as part of the Main Programme at the National Arts Festival, Makhanda.

Durban Literary Festival: An interview with Darryl David

Naomi Meyer, Darryl David Books and writers 2019-06-06

"Durban is not merely about sunshine, beaches, surfing and bunny chows.  ... We must ride the Unesco City of Literature wave – the first on South African shores and the first on the African continent. As a city, we need to honour and celebrate our literary heritage."

Encounters documentary film festival celebrates 21 years

Marli van Eeden, Mandisa Ralane Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-06-04

"Recently, Encounters has expanded the scope of its programming to encompass new media (virtual reality and interactive documentaries) and other forms of nonfiction storytelling, placing an emphasis on a contemporary, cross-disciplinary approach to both documentary reception and documentary production."

Press release: shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival is calling for final submissions by 1 June 2019

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-05-30

shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival is calling for final submissions by 1 June 2019.

Press release: Flemish dance season heads to Cape Town

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-05-29

From 4 to 8 June 2019, two outstanding dance companies from Flanders in Belgium will be performing at the Baxter Theatre Centre, following on from their successful seasons at the Klein Karoo Kunstefees in March and at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg at the end of May. 

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."

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