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Press release: New partnership sees the South African State Theatre’s Kucheza Afrika Festival in Cape Town

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2021-04-06

The Baxter Theatre will host two productions on 6 and 7 April 2021 ‒ Trapped by Unmute Dance Company at 6pm and Louise Coetzer’s (Darkroom Contemporary) Memoryhouse at 7.30pm.

Hänsel und Gretel at the Artscape: an interview with Roger Ballen

Naomi Meyer, Roger Ballen Lifestyle and entertainment 2021-04-01

Roger Ballen talks to Naomi Meyer about how Hänsel und Gretel can energise people during pandemic times and how theatregoers might be able to "walk out of the opera as different people".  

Closure of Fugard Theatre: an interview with Daniel Galloway

Naomi Meyer, Daniel Galloway Interviews 2021-03-18

"The live experience, the exchange between actor and audience, which theatre uniquely offers, cannot be replaced by other mediums."

Press release: Interim director of the Vrystaat Kunstefees

Ricardo Peach Lifestyle and entertainment 2021-03-18

"It is with great pleasure that I introduce to you the new interim Director of the Vrystaat Kunstefees, Corneli van den Berg."

Creating the worlds we want: The Vrystaat Kunstefees and cultural self-agency in global networks

Ricardo Peach Lifestyle and entertainment 2021-03-17

"Despite what the COVID-19 lockdown threw our way, at the Vrystaat Arts Festival we are incredibly proud of what we were able to achieve in such uncertain times."

Wesens: R15 000 in prizes to be won

LitNet kykNET Portaal 2021-03-16

Film students and lovers of the genre can win big cash prizes. We are looking for more than a conventional movie review. Analyse the movie for us.

Press release: The 11th annual Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2021-03-11

The 11th annual Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival, from 20 to 27 March 2021, will showcase 24 fresh, vibrant productions from all over the Western Cape and one from Gauteng.

Press release: Cape Town City Ballet – back on stage in March 2021

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2021-03-09

Following a once-off performance in December to a standing ovation, Cape Town City Ballet – back on stage will be performed on 18, 19 and 20 March. 

Tali’s #babydiary: TV review

Reney Warrington Lifestyle and entertainment 2021-02-25

"Here’s to Tali’s #babydiary building on this great start and taking South African television to a next level."

Press release: The How Now Brown Cow Writer's Collective

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2021-02-01

A new writing programme launched by theatre production company How Now Brown Cow will encourage the creation of twelve new works by South African playwrights. 

Press release: Best of Zabalaza 2020 winner, First Accused, to be staged at The Baxter for a limited season

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-10-30

Best of Zabalaza 2020 winner, First Accused, is to be staged at The Baxter for a limited season in November this year.

Press release: Zakes Mda’s acclaimed first novel, Ways of Dying, to be staged at The Baxter

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-10-30

Zakes Mda’s acclaimed first novel, Ways of Dying, is to be staged at The Baxter with a stellar creative team, for a limited season from 10 to 14 November.

Teenage bounty hunters – an unexpected oddity

Reney Warrington Film 2020-10-01

"Sure, season one might not have been an integrated whole, but it serves as the perfect warm-up for something darker, edgier and more out there. Count me in."

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.