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Press release: Adapt or fly! on Heritage Day

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-09-17

In a time of depression, recession, fear and social distancing, what is better and more healing than a good laugh at the expense of those who depress, recess, frighten and annoy us? Book your tickets at Quicket.

Press release: Cradock video series promotes resilience in tough times

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-09-11

As a valuable aid for teachers struggling to keep their students engaged throughout the hardships of COVID-19, filming is underway in Cradock for a 12-part video series promoting creativity, critical thinking and communication in virtual classrooms across South Africa.

Press release: Madibaland World Literary Festival, 20–30 November 2020

Darryl David Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-09-03

"It’s going to be the festival of the year, beams Darryl David! 'It might very well be the only festival of the year, but boy will it make up for the many that we missed!'"

Press release: The Baxter renews its call to contribute just R30 per month to ensure its sustainability

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-08-31

While South Africa may be at level 2 in lockdown, it continues to be restrictive to operate optimally at the moment. Therefore, The Baxter strengthens its call to the public to become Baxter Coffee Angels.

"Acting is my favourite thing" – an interview with Kamvalethu Jonas

Cliffordene Norton, Kamvalethu Jonas Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-08-27

"What made me interested is the fact that I get to show the world what I can do, and I can use my energy on set – I am very energetic."

Press release: CPO Wind Quintet with pianist Pieter Grobler

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-08-26

Concerts Connect is proud to present the CPO Wind Quintet with pianist Pieter Grobler on 30 August 2020 from the spectacular Moondance Villa in Cape Town. The stream will start at 15:30 with an introduction to the venue, the artists and partner organisations. The concert will start at 16:00.

Press release: Captivating new short dance film celebrates work of William Kentridge

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-08-17

In a world first, a captivating new short dance film created by Cape Town City Ballet and Norval Foundation honours the work of internationally acclaimed artist William Kentridge. In an imaginative marrying of ballet and sculpture, the online film is inspired by and set against a stage of Kentridge’s Why should I hesitate: sculpture exhibition.

Lovecraft country – a review

Reney Warrington Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-08-07

"Buckle your seatbelt for this new HBO show."

"I was not supposed to enjoy Cursed" – a review

Reney Warrington Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-08-04

"I was right. It is kinda lame. Really. Still, I think you should give it a try."

My better world: an interview with Chris Morgan, founder and creative director of Fundi Films

Cliffordene Norton, Chris Morgan Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-07-22

"We had heard from our young audience that they wanted real stories that reflected the true challenges they face. We couldn’t, and didn’t want to, shy away from challenging topics like early marriage, harassment and even female genital mutilation. That said, we also didn’t want to oversimplify these stories."

Press release: SA International Ballet Competition announces awards and special prizes for the 2020 virtual event

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-07-20

On Mandela Day 18 July 2020 the 7th South African Ballet International Ballet Competition (SAIBC) came to a close with a spectacular gala featuring dancers from across the globe and presented virtually through an app in a groundbreaking move hailed as a world first.

Press release: Cape Town City Ballet invests in young dancers with 67 pirouettes for Mandela Day

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-07-20

The campaign was inspired by the call from London-based dancer and emerging choreographer Mthuthuzeli November to raise funds to create a space for the community in Zolani, where he is from in South Africa, by joining his online M22 Movement Lab classes on a pay-as-you-can basis. 

Film review: The old guard – a bit lacklustre

Reney Warrington Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-07-15

"Charlize, the drawcard of this film, is a great dramatic actress and is great at action sequences. But do not dial her down or make her or her characters saccharin-sweet."

Netflix Originals Series, a way to travel the world

Reney Warrington Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-07-09

"As travelling will be a complicated affair for the foreseeable future, I love the (fictionalised) glimpse these shows offer into other countries, other cultures."

Film review: Eurovision Song Contest: The story of fire saga

Reney Warrington Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-07-03

"If Netflix continues to make such unfunny, listless, meandering money-spinners, I might look for my film fix elsewhere."

Press release: All African series, My better world, nominated for Annecy International Animation Film Festival

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-06-26

My better world, a 55-episode life skills series that follows the adventures of six African teens as they navigate the complex challenges of school, family, and friendship, was selected for competition at the 2020 Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

Press release: Call for entries – Eisteddfod 2020

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-06-19

While many eisteddfod events and other festivals planned for 2020 have been cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 challenge, The National Eisteddfod Academy (NEA) is happy to announce that its national eisteddfod activities for 2020 will go ahead as planned.

Press release: Shaping our work for an uncomfortable new world

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-06-11

Today we need the voices of artists, thinkers, writers, and arts educators to help us examine and navigate this new world that is not only experiencing a physical pandemic, but witnessing reactions to the pandemic of racial discrimination that has for centuries divided and enraged communities across the world.

"Keep your imagination active": an interview with the Fleur du Cap Theatre Award for Innovation in Theatre winners

Naomi Meyer, Robin Malan, Andisiwe Mgibantaka, Cliffordene Norton Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-06-08

"[E]ngage in dialogues with other artists; take a duologue and Zoom it with another actor; join the Facebook Shakespeare soliloquy group and learn and perform a favourite soliloquy online; plan a season for a small theatre venue for the first six months after lockdown …"

Press release: Pieces fall into place for reimagined festival

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-06-08

The festival’s website is readying itself to become a virtual stage: all events will be accessed through the website portal – both curated work and un-selected "fringe" events. The curated programme is a schedule of events that will be released each day from 25 June to 5 July. 

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