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Press release: Fleur Du Cap Theatre Awards 2020 – notice regarding the announcement of winners

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-05-15

After careful consideration, a decision was taken to replace this year’s awards ceremony with a digital announcement of winners in all award categories on Monday, 18 May at 18:00, via the Facebook and Twitter pages of the sponsor, Distell.

BUSQR – a new way for artists to generate income through livestreaming

Marli van Eeden, Jon Savage Interviews 2020-05-11

"It may just be the world’s first live donations platform that allows artists, performers, comedians, chefs, etc to earn from their fans while they livestream – from anywhere in the world. Also, we’ve seen incredible fundraisers being curated around BUSQR. Musician Dan Green managed to raise R120 000 in one hour for a township in Noordhoek."

Press release: The Fugard at Home – The Fugard Theatre’s digital platform coming soon

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-05-11

"With the 'new normal' now upon us, The Fugard at Home will present engaging and compelling content on an online portal that champions the arts and once again connects our loyal Fugard audiences and artists in a meaningful way," says Lamees Albertus, general manager and producer of The Fugard Theatre.  

Woordfees dance production brings light to the issue of pollution

Marli van Eeden Toyota US Woordfees 2020-05-11

"With the current coronavirus crisis, and people across the world having to self-isolate, for once the earth is getting a chance to breathe due to fewer people moving around and polluting the earth."

A secret love (Netflix) – great story, but below average film

Reney Warrington Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-05-06

"It represents a certain group of people and a story worth telling, but it does so in a superficial, monotone manner that skims over possible interesting angles. It comes across as a pet project.

COVID-19 and violin lessons for township children: an interview

Naomi Meyer, Maria Botha Lifestyle and entertainment 2020-05-06

"I believe that when those violins 'ring' outside and through the empty streets, even more than only these families can 'escape' this rude reality and feel comforted by music for a few magical moments!"

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."