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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. 

Press release: BR Concerts presents Concerts Connect

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-06-08

Concerts Connect is proud to present the second concert in a premier series of three concerts on 14 June 2020 at 15:30. From the magnificent Casa Labia in Muizenberg, Nina Schumann will present a solo piano recital featuring an eclectic programme of works by Bach, Haydn, Debussy and Rachmaninoff.

Press release: The Baxter's Zabalaza Theatre Festival is calling for play script applications for the 2021 season

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-06-04

The Zabalaza team has come up with a new and exciting model for applications with the introduction of a Script Writing Programme, which came about in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and its effects.

Press release: Live stream concert – R&B night with Lana Crowster & friends

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-06-04

Join Lana Crowster in a one-hour performance with Shaun Johannes (bass), Amanda Tiffin (keys), Marc de Kock (sax) and Unity Mzi (drums) on Saturday, 6 June at 18:00 for an evening of Rhythm, Blues, Soul and Funk.

Press release: Connect with The Fugard Theatre online from 1 June with The Fugard at Home

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-06-02

The Fugard Theatre’s new digital platform The Fugard at Home launched on 1 June, presenting a unique opportunity to access a range of theatrical content on The Fugard Theatre’s website.

Press release: The 7th South African International Ballet Competition to pivot online

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-05-25

The South African International Ballet Competition (SAIBC) is pivoting! The highly anticipated event that was scheduled to take place at the Artscape Opera House from 13 to 18 July 2020 has taken a leap into the online space and will now be held virtually.

Press release: The Fugard Theatre’s hit Kinky Boots takes home six Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-05-20

With a Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper and book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein, The Fugard Theatre’s South African premiere production of Kinky Boots was seen by a staggering 58 000 people over an incredible eight months to sold-out houses and rave reviews. 

Press release: 55th Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards winners announced

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-05-19

The winners of the 55th Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards for the Performing Arts have been announced! The winners of this year’s Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards reflected a dynamic, healthy mix of emergent and established local talent, in the view of panel judging chair Africa Melane.