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Press release: Open Book Festival announces first group of authors

LitNet Books and writers 2019-06-13

Join The Book Lounge and The Fugard Theatre for the ninth Open Book Festival which takes place from 4 to 8 September this year.

Press release: Magnet Theatre’s powerful G7: Okwe-Bokhwe for Cape Town and NAF

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-06-06

G7: Okwe-Bokhwe (Like/Of a Goat) will be performed at the P4 Studio at Hiddingh Hall campus from 12 to 22 June, followed by a run on 27, 28 and 29 June as part of the Main Programme at the National Arts Festival, Makhanda.

Durban Literary Festival: An interview with Darryl David

Naomi Meyer, Darryl David Books and writers 2019-06-06

"Durban is not merely about sunshine, beaches, surfing and bunny chows.  ... We must ride the Unesco City of Literature wave – the first on South African shores and the first on the African continent. As a city, we need to honour and celebrate our literary heritage."

Encounters documentary film festival celebrates 21 years

Marli van Eeden, Mandisa Ralane Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-06-04

"Recently, Encounters has expanded the scope of its programming to encompass new media (virtual reality and interactive documentaries) and other forms of nonfiction storytelling, placing an emphasis on a contemporary, cross-disciplinary approach to both documentary reception and documentary production."

Press release: shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival is calling for final submissions by 1 June 2019

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-05-30

shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival is calling for final submissions by 1 June 2019.

Press release: Flemish dance season heads to Cape Town

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-05-29

From 4 to 8 June 2019, two outstanding dance companies from Flanders in Belgium will be performing at the Baxter Theatre Centre, following on from their successful seasons at the Klein Karoo Kunstefees in March and at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg at the end of May. 

SA Indie Film Fest back for its second year

Marli van Eeden, Ryan Kruger, Berneen Cereska Film 2019-05-22

"On 26 May, the South African Independent Film Festival, or SA Indie Film Fest for short, will take place at the Labia Theatre in Cape Town, celebrating independent filmmaking and screening some exciting films."

Franschhoek Literary Festival 2019: personal reflections

Fiona Snyckers Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-05-22

"We all want our books to sell well and to reach the widest possible audience. Being invited to Franschhoek is an invaluable leg-up for any writer’s career. May the festival continue to go from strength to strength."

Press release: Hit musical, Ordinary Days, at the Baxter for one week only from 20 to 25 May

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-05-14

Hot on the heels of its success when it premiered at the Baxter earlier this year, Adam Gwon’s hit musical Ordinary Days returns to the Baxter Flipside for limited one-week only season from 21 to 25 May at 8pm with a matinee on Saturday, 25 May at 4pm.

Press release: Cape Town City Ballet's captivating Autumn/Winter Season

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-05-13

Bookings are now open for Cape Town City Ballet’s captivating 2019 Autumn/Winter Season. A combined celebration of modern classics and historical popular favourites, Cape Town City Ballet’s (CTCB) recently announced line up at the Artscape Opera House includes Amaranth from 22 June to 7 July and Sleeping Beauty from 17 to 31 August.

Press release: 21st Encounters Documentary Festival

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-05-06

This year’s Encounters South African International Documentary Festival  is excited to announce the first international documentaries that have been confirmed.

Press release: Six young stars shine in SA premiere of Tony award winning hit musical Kinky boots

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-04-24

Six young stars will have the chance to shine in the South African premiere of hit Tony Award-winning musical KINKY BOOTS. Presented by Eric Abraham and The Fugard Theatre, a brand new, original production of this huge-hearted musical will run at The Fugard Theatre from 11 June 2019.

Lanzerac Wine Estate: a treasured Cape Winelands experience

Paul Murray Kos en wyn 2019-04-18

"The big question stands: how did it get its name, the Lanzerac? How did she come upon the name?"

Capernaum – a tale of darkness and of light

Reney Warrington Film 2019-04-16

"Capernaum is a stirring take on poverty, child abuse and overpopulation. It won’t traumatise you or leave you despondent, though."

Mama at the Artscape: an interview

Menán van Heerden, Chenal Kock, Jeremeo Le Cordeur Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-04-11

Mama runs until Saturday 13 April at the Artscape. Mama (portrayed by Chenal Kock and directed by Jeremeo Le Cordeur) is a character piece, showcased through poetry and physical theatre, that focuses on the Afrikaaps dialect. Menán van Heerden chats to Chenal and Jeremeo to find out more.

Press release: Kids get arts-savvy at National Arts Festival 

LitNet Feeste 2019-04-10

"The National Arts Festival, now in its 45th year, offers excellent theatre, dance, music, movement and interactive pieces for children to enjoy throughout the eleven days from 27 June to 7 July."

Press release: Five Kanna nominations for Fugard's Statements after an arrest

LitNet Teater 2019-04-01

"The compelling new production of Athol Fugard's classic play Statements after an arrest under the Immorality Act has scooped no less than five Kanna Award nominations."

Dumbo: good enough

Reney Warrington Film 2019-03-29

"Dumbo, along with Mary Poppins Returns, might not have been cinematic milestones in the careers of the cast and crew, but it is the kind of movie that is sorely needed: films that enhance childlike wonder in children ..."

Iconic Slave Route Challenge returns on Sunday 31 March 2019

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-03-26

The Slave Route Challenge, powered by Brimstone, will now take place in Cape Town on Sunday 31 March 2019. Late entries will be taken at registration for all events until they are sold out.

Press release: Cape Town Carnival celebrates the hero in each of us

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2019-03-20

"It was a giant celebration of colour, energy, talent and community spirit, as the streets of the Fan Walk in Green Point came alive last Saturday evening and the annual Cape Town Carnival thrilled thousands of visitors from near and far. The 55 000-strong crowd, which began converging on Green Point from mid-afternoon to enjoy the pre-carnival entertainment, food and drinks and the Carnival Village vibe, was enthralled by bright and brilliant floats, puppetry and performances."

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