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Press release: An evening of flamboyant celebration at the 53rd Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards

LitNet Teater 2018-03-22

The winners of the 53rd annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards were announced on Sunday, 18 March 2018 at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town. Here is the complete list of winners.

Press release: Fleur du Cap nominee's play shines light on complex student movements

LitNet Teater 2018-03-14

"Fleur du Cap nominee for Best New Director, playwright Nwabisa Plaatjie, brings a deeply human story set against the backdrop of the 2015 #RhodesMustFall and #FeesMustFall movements."

The Alan Paton Book Festival 2018

Darryl David Lifestyle and entertainment 2018-03-07

Here is the full programme of The Alan Paton Book Festival 2018, as received from festival organiser Darryl David.

I, Tonya – a bruising comedy

Reney Warrington Lifestyle and entertainment 2018-03-05

"I, Tonya is billed as a film about skating, about the rivalry between Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan. In truth, it is so much more than that. It is a searing depiction of domestic violence, it takes on society’s expectation of how a woman should act, and it finally delivers an endearing portrait of a rather difficult woman who refused to be a victim."

Three billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri – it deserves the Oscars

Reney Warrington Lifestyle and entertainment 2018-03-05

"It’s a fierce film that does, refreshingly, not offer real redemption to any of the characters, but that does portray them as terribly flawed and utterly human."

100% Stellenbosch: A whole town on a stage

Menán van Heerden, Naomi Meyer, Helgard Haug Toyota US Woordfees 2018-02-23

"What if we tried to get a whole city on a stage! These were the starting questions of the 100% project! What would we face if Stellenbosch was represented by a cross section of 100 people?"

Review: When swallows cry

Mercy Kannemeyer Lifestyle and entertainment 2018-02-09

"The motivation for the play is clear, and this can be a very important piece of theatre: the refugee crisis is, sadly, an ongoing one, and in some wealthy parts of the world, like Trump’s America, refugees – or people fleeing to have better lives – are not welcome." 

Revolting rhymes – deliciously revolting

Reney Warrington Film 2018-02-05

"The animated film Revolting rhymes, based on the 1982 Roald Dahl collection of poems for children, co-animated by Cape Town-based Triggerfish, has picked up critical claim and several awards. It has just been nominated for a 2018 Oscar for best animated short. The film is deserving of all the praise."

Burgeoning Estonian festival seeks more African film

Clifford Roberts Film 2018-01-30

"'The selections from Africa up to now have mostly come from recommendations from friends,' says event founder and director Tiina Lokk-Tramberg. 'It is one of the areas where I would really like to get more submissions.'"

The Taming of the Shrew: Maynardville

LitNet Teater 2018-01-26

"A historic production of Shakespeare’s popular comedy, The Taming of the Shrew, will be presented at the Maynardville Open-Air Theatre this year, directed by Tara Notcutt and featuring an all-female cast and creative team."

The shape of water: film review

Reney Warrington Film 2018-01-26

"The shape of water is beautifully styled and filmed and the actors give it their all, but the lack of substance and a stock-standard script lets the whole production down."

Molly's game: a film review

Reney Warrington Film 2017-12-20

"The film is based on the fascinating story of Molly Bloom, an intriguing real-life person. It’s worth buying your ticket just for that. Don’t expect well drawn characters or anything outside of the Hollywood soapbox, though."

Jumanji – so much fun

Reney Warrington Film 2017-12-20

"Jumanji is good, old-fashioned entertainment guaranteed to put you in a fantastic mood."

Press release: The Fugard Theatre's New Year's Eve production of King Kong – The Musical

LitNet Teater 2017-12-18

"King Kong – The Musical will be performed at 2pm on Sunday 31 December, New Year's Eve."

Driven by experimentation, flowing with the current: Boskasie

Annie Klopper, Boskasie Musiek 2017-11-27

"My music comes from a deep place of emotion and vulnerability – merely speaking about my truths, and hoping that someone else out there can relate to them, and, furthermore, that they will comfort them in some way."

Press release: Water Light 2017 exhibition 

LitNet Kuns 2017-11-21

Water Light 2017 will run at The Forge, 12 Windsor Road, Kalk Bay from Wednesday 6 December until Thursday 21 December. The exhibition will be open daily from 9.30 am to 5 pm, including on weekends.

Press release: Bookings open for the Fugard Bioscope National Theatre Encore Season

LitNet Leefstyl 2017-10-30

"The National Theatre Encore Season is a chance to re-experience some of the most popular recorded live theatre titles of the 2017 bioscope season, featuring the best of British theatre screenings as well as some new titles from the comfort of a Fugard Theatre seat."

Press release: Celebrating the arts at the Ramsgate Book & Art Festival, 10–12 November 2017

LitNet Feeste 2017-10-27

"In the heart of the coastal and decidedly artistic village of Ramsgate on the KZN South Coast, festivalgoers will be welcomed by a community street festival atmosphere with book and market stalls, special events ranging from authors' talks to art exhibitions, workshops, storytelling, poetry readings and entertainment."

Booktown Richmond presents BookBedonnerd X (programme)

Darryl David Feeste 2017-10-18

BookBedonnerd X 2017 is taking place from 25 to 28 October. This year's exciting programme offers a wide variety of book talks, presentations, walkabouts, workshops and much more. The complete programme is available here.

ARTiculate Africa 2017: A book and art affair

Mikhail Peppas, Sanabelle Ebrahim Lifestyle and entertainment 2017-10-11

"The showcase engages literature and visual arts enthusiasts in conversations around industry best practices and provides an opportunity for the public to meet bestselling and upcoming writers and artists." Mikhail Peppas and Sanabelle Ebrahim share Visual voice's photos of the festival.