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Clover Aardklop 2013: Afda brings Afrikaans short films to festival

Reney Warrington 2013-09-05 A selection of Afrikaans short films made by the students of The South African School of Motion Picture and Live Performance (Afda) will be shown at the Clover Aardklop Festival. Reney Warrington asked Garth Holmes, co-founder and chairman of Afda, about the films and the industry.

Open Book Festival 2013: Programme

2013-08-27 Open Book Festival 2013 takes place from 7 to 11 September 2013 at The Fugard Theatre in Cape Town. See the full programme here.

Top English productions at Clover Aardklop National Arts Festival

2013-08-23 The English productions on offer at this year’s Clover Aardklop National Arts Festival, held in Potchefstroom, are all highly-acclaimed and award-winning shows.

Expression is Golden

Nthabeleng Mzizi 2013-08-13 "InZync poetry sessions are a surprisingly humble space where bras and sisters come together in an intimate cipher, where rappers informally freestyle over self-created beats, a pre-game warm-up rolling together blades of spiritual enlightenment, avoiding the blue lights of the five o’s and sharing a moment while spitting lyrical lines."

Cool stuff: August 2013

Reney Warrington 2013-08-12 Réney Warrington shares her highlights on the August events calendar.

About Beauty: A love letter

Izak de Vries 2013-08-12 "This is a love letter to some of the most remarkable full stops in the world, and to their friends. It could also have been an essay about beauty, but I’d rather treat it as the former."

lKh? da !hoa 2013: Press release

Chrisna Beuke-Muir 2013-08-06 "By means of the first Namibian Word Festival, the lKh? da !hoa, I want the public to  acknowledge and give hope to the people in our country who create art even if they are poor and not always in a position to have the luxury of studying."

Schreiner Karoo Writers’ Festival: Lisa Ker-Antrobus interview

Naomi Meyer, Lisa Antrobus 2013-07-29 The Karoo Writers' Festival will take place in Cradock from 9 to 11 August 2013. Lisa Ker-Antrobus, organiser of the festival, tells Naomi Meyer what visitors to the festival can look forward to.

Sibongile Khumalo to lead performers in the oratorio Credo

Ina van Rooyen 2013-07-10 Credo is a ground-breaking new multimedia oratorio to be performed at UNISA’s ZK Matthews Great Hall in Pretoria on 18, 19 and 21 July 2013, in celebration of the university’s 140th anniversary. 

My name is Rachel Corrie: A brave play which evokes conversation

Renata Redelinghuys 2013-07-03 Kate Liquorish is phenomenal in her role as Rachel Corrie and takes the audience on a journey right from the start.

2 X Beckett: A huge disappointment

Renata Redelinghuys 2013-07-03 Beckett certainly does not require much action on stage, but complete vocal agility is non-negotiable.

Running on empty hits the bullseye

Renata Redelinghuys 2013-07-03 Fred Abrahamse and Nicola Hanekom have created a very honest, scarily-close-to-home production for the contemporary 21st-century woman.

The Unexpected Man: A very satisfying play

Renata Redelinghuys 2013-07-03 The Unexpected Man is an intimate play by Tony award-winning playwright Yazmina Reza.

Cool stuff: July 2013

Reney Warrington 2013-07-01 Reney Warrington's eagle eye spots some awesome new movies, TV series, art and literature well worth checking out this July.

Stuart Lightbody brings new show to National Arts Festival

2013-06-24 Double Standard Bank Silver Ovation Award winner and illusionist extraordinaire, Stuart Lightbody, presents his new show, Unreal at the National Arts Festival.

Art.b Gallery in Bellville presents Monochrome

2013-06-06 The Art.b Gallery in Bellville presents a group exhibition entitled Monochrome, which opens on 12 June and runs until 19 July.

Cool stuff: May 2013

Reney Warrington 2013-06-05 What happened in the entertainment industry during May of 2013? Réney Warrington shares her thoughts.

Winner of Unisa International Piano Competition, Lukáš Vondrá?ek, on national tour

Ina van Rooyen 2013-02-27 The winner of the 12th Unisa International Piano Competition, Lukáš Vondrá?ek from the Czech Republic will tour South Africa during March as part of his prize. 

Die melktrein stop nie meer hier nie

Fred Abrahamse, Emma Kotze 2013-02-19 Die melktrein stop nie meer hier nie is a Tennessee Williams play translated for the US Woordfees by Saartjie Botha. Emma Kotze asked Fred Abrahamse, the producer, about the show.

Fanie Fourie’s Lobola is an awesome South African flick

Reney Warrington 2013-02-12 "By saying Fanie Fourie’s Lobola is an awesome South African flick I do not mean compared with other South African films, or lekker for a local flick. Oh, no, I mean FFL is a world-class film with a strong South African flavour."