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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."

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."