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Lockdown: Streaming content, part 2

Reney Warrington Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-05-06

"Most of us are under lockdown and turning to online entertainment ... So, I thought it would help for me to sift through the jumble by compiling a list of every title that a) I have ever reviewed positively and b) is available online. This is Part II of II."

"The world is in flux. And this is where creativity lives."

Cliffordene Norton, Hennie van Greunen Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-05-05

"Any stressful time of change comes with gifts. These divergent experiences in our lives knock us all off-centre, and for creativity, off-centre is a very good place to be. We expect especially our fine arts and writing learners to engage actively with the pandemic with their daily situations."

Press release: The Baxter Theatre Centre launches Baxter Radio during lockdown

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-04-28

In response to the impact of coronavirus and the nation-wide lockdown, the Baxter Theatre Centre has launched a brand new initiative called Baxter Radio, aimed at recording school setworks, children’s books, new South African works and classics. These will be made directly accessible to The Baxter’s subscriber database and to community radio stations.

Lockdown: Streaming content, part 1

Reney Warrington Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-04-20

"Most of us are under lockdown and turning to online entertainment. Some nights I don’t even know what to watch, and I write about film and series for a living. So, I thought it would help sift through the jumble, to compile a list of every title that a) I have ever reviewed positively and b) is available online."

The annual National Arts Festival goes virtual amid corona crisis

Marli van Eeden, Monica Newton Onderhoude 2020-04-15

The 2020 National Arts Festival (NAF) will go down in our history as the first ever South African virtual festival, taking place from 25 June to 5 July. Marli van Eeden chats to Monica Newton (CEO, NAF) to find out more.

Film review: Crip camp: a disability revolution

Reney Warrington Film 2020-04-08

"If you are serious about treating the COVID-19 lockdown as a time for regrouping, for getting back to what is important, then grow a spine and start with this film."

Press release: Ninth Cape Town International Animation Festival postponed to April 2021

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-03-25

The ninth Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIAF) has been postponed to 24 to 27 April 2021. "In 2021 we look forward to bringing you more undiscovered African stories through colourful narratives," says festival director Dianne Makings.

Press release: Cape Town City Ballet’s Autumn Season postponed

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-03-18

Cape Town City Ballet’s Autumn Season has been postponed, to be rescheduled at a date to be announced in due course.

Press release: Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards cancelled

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-03-18

The Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards, which would have taken place on 22 March, has been cancelled as a result of the coronavirus (Covid-19). Details regarding the winners’ announcement will be made known in due course.

Press release: Fugard Theatre suspends shows with immediate effect

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-03-16

Following president Cyril Ramaphosa’s address on Sunday 15 March, we have decided to suspend operations at The Fugard Theatre with immediate effect, as of Monday 16 March 2020, until further notice due to the acceleration of the Covid-19 virus over the weekend.

Press release: Hit Broadway farce It’s only a play has South African premiere at Fugard Theatre

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-03-11

The cast has been revealed for The Fugard Theatre’s South African premiere production of Terrence McNally’s hilarious Tony Award winning farce It’s only a play. It’s only a play will be performed in The Fugard Theatre from Tuesday (14 April) to Saturdays at 20:00; with matinees on Saturday and Sundays at 15:00.

Press release: Iconic Cape Town walking and running event – an inclusive event for Persons with Disabilities

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-02-21

Spectacular routes for walking and running. Breathtakingly beautiful views of District Six, Gardens, Bo-Kaap and the Atlantic Seaboard. Historical landmarks, commemorative medal and a koesister. The Slave Route Challenge returns on Sunday 23 February 2020 on the Grand Parade in Cape Town. It is our 10th Anniversary Year!

Press release: Lamees Albertus appointed as General Manager and Producer of The Fugard Theatre

LitNet Teater 2020-02-20

Lamees Albertus started at The Fugard as the office assistant and has risen impressively over the years to establish herself as a formidable and highly respected Co-Producer and Theatre Manager.  

SA Cocktail Festival: A grand street party

Cliffordene Norton, Kay Kwalie Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-02-19

"We wanted to do it a bit differently this year, hence the 'street festival', the fun, the free, tantalising cocktails, the food and the great company."

Press release: Zeitz MOCAA reveals 2020 exhibitions calendar

LitNet Kuns 2020-02-19

This robust and exciting line-up delves into the practices of artists, focuses on important narratives and critiques from across the continent and its diaspora, with an emphasis on the individual voices of artists. 

Press release: Fleur Du Cap Theatre Awards Announce nominees for 2019/20

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-02-12

The nominees for the prestigious 55th Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards have been unveiled. The winners will be announced at a gala event on 22 March, to be held at The Baxter Theatre in Cape Town.

Internationally acclaimed Moffie is a film about "hurt and shame"

Marli van Eeden, Oliver Hermanus Toyota US Woordfees 2020-02-12

"The film is also an exploration of the SADF and its effect on a generation of white men who were fed an ideology of hate and fear."

Film review: A million little pieces

Clifford Roberts Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-02-04

"A million little pieces is an engaging film that will transport you from your comfortable theatre seat, providing some limited insight into difficult lives that people endure."

Press release: Slave Route Challenge powered by Brimstone

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-01-29

One month to go to the 10th Anniversary of the Slave Route Challenge Powered by Brimstone taking place on Sunday 23 February 2020 on the Grand Parade in Cape Town.

Press release: The Mother City Comedy Festival is back – bigger and better than ever

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-01-22

Comedy-lovers are spoilt for choice during this fabulous festival of funniness.

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