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Articulate Africa Book Fair 2017: an interview with Darryl David

Darryl David, Naomi Meyer Lifestyle and entertainment 2017-09-21

Articulate Africa Book Fair 2017 will take place from 29 September to 1 October at the Durban ICC. Read an interview with Darryl David, and see the full programme.

Press release: Finalists announced for SCrIBE 2017

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2017-09-12

"The top three finalists of the 2017 SCrIBE Scriptwriting Competition have been announced. Professional staged readings of their plays will take place from Monday, 18 September until Wednesday, 20 September."

Open Book Festival 2017: An interview with Mervyn Sloman

Mervyn Sloman, Naomi Meyer Books and writers 2017-09-07

"Really looking forward to some of the interactions between international and local writers, for example, Master Manipulators at 6:00 pm on Wednesday evening, featuring acclaimed British crime writer Ali Land, Norwegian Carl Frode Tiller and the exciting local debut novelist Chwayita Ngamlana."

The Wound: film review (kykNET Silwerskermfees 2017)

Reney Warrington Lifestyle and entertainment 2017-09-04

"When I say The Wound is transformative, I don’t use the word casually. With great care and respect, John Trengove and his team disconnect you from your world, and walk alongside you into a world foreign to most." 

Midlands Literary Festival 2017: Programme

Darryl David Lifestyle and entertainment 2017-08-24

"The seasons literally and figuratively turn the page from 2 to 3 September when the 8th Midlands Literary Festival, now something of an institution in Howick, takes place at Fern Hill Hotel, one of the jewels of the Midlands Meander."

Press release: Applications now open for the Baxter’s 2018 Zabalaza Theatre Festival

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2017-08-23

The Baxter’s Zabalaza Theatre Festival is calling for applications from theatre-makers, directors, script writers, community groups and theatre companies to participate in the 2018 Zabalaza Theatre Festival. The deadline for applications is 18 September 2017.

Karoo explorers: interview with Chris Marais and Julienne du Toit

Menán van Heerden, Julienne du Toit, Chris Marais Books and writers 2017-08-23

"Our latest book, Road tripper Eastern Cape Karoo, is what you will not find on Google about the people, the lifestyles, the snippets of history and the best hang-outs for travellers in this magical region."

Press release: Artscape/Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra Youth Music Festival 2017

LitNet Musiek 2017-08-21

"This prestigious annual event offers accomplished musicians the opportunity of playing with a symphony orchestra on a professional concert stage. The emphasis of the festival is that it is a celebration of young musical talent and not a competition."

Press release: The Fall wins prestigious Scotsman Fringe First Award

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2017-08-15

"The play lifted a veil on the unspoken truth of so many thousands of students, their hardships, their realities; and the pain suffered by so many."

Atomic blonde: film review

Reney Warrington Film 2017-08-11

"In Atomic blonde, they managed to find the coolest, yet totally eighties, outfits for Charlize. The styling and lighting as a whole are perfect. The Atomic blonde delivers a love letter to a cold, blue and grimy Berlin, five days before the fall of the Berlin Wall."

Gif/Poison/Ityhefu: an interview with Erwin Maas

Erwin Maas, Naomi Meyer Lifestyle and entertainment 2017-08-10

"At its core, any great piece of theatre has an innate universality in it that people all over can relate to. That’s why certain pieces are being done in numerous languages, and all over the world, again and again. Gif is such a piece."

Baby driver: a film review

Reney Warrington Film 2017-07-24

"All in all, Baby driver is an unexpectedly beautiful dance between love, music and kick-ass car chases."

Many stories to tell: an interview with Kanna award-winning playwright

Menán van Heerden, Chenal Kock Onderhoude 2017-07-18

"Theatre holds great power in introducing the youth to stories – important stories. These stories being told on stage often trigger hidden stories within the youth that they are afraid to tell or explore." 

Grahamstown National Arts Festival 2017 presents Bridges by Guy Thesen

LitNet Kuns 2017-06-30

"The fifty black and white woodcuts and their corresponding vividly painted woodblocks make up a large body of work that will be exhibited for the first time at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival in 2017."

The Fugard Theatre announces The road to Mecca to celebrate Athol Fugard’s 85th birthday

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2017-06-12

"The road to Mecca tells the story of a woman's desire for personal and artistic freedom within the narrow confines of a conservative and highly religious community in the Karoo in the early seventies."

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

LitNet Teater 2017-06-09

"King Kong – The Musical tells the story of heavyweight fifties boxing champion Ezekiel Dlamini, whose self-appointed ring name was King Kong, to the wildly exhilarating music of Todd Matshikiza."

CTMA, SU & Berklee: Learning to Live Music outreach and showcase concert 2017

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2017-06-08

"Music and education transcend borders, languages, and cultures, so this is an extraordinary opportunity for our organizations to work together to forge new paths create opportunities for young people worldwide."

Press release: “Streetkids” to perform at Artscape’s Zip Zap Circus lunch hour concert

LitNet Leefstyl 2017-06-02

"Zip Zap Circus will be bringing a fun-filled performance to the Artscape Lunch Hour Concert on the 6th of June."

Baxter Theatre Centre launches 40/80 public fundraising initiative

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2017-05-16

"This simple and accessible campaign is a fundraising drive inviting the public and the business sector to join them in turning a 40-year legacy into an 80-year commitment, thereby ensuring that this illustrious legacy will continue for future audiences and artists."

Guardians of the galaxy Vol 2: a film review

Reney Warrington Film 2017-05-15

"I admit my heart once again fluttered when I sat down and ogled the fans, lights and race car-type seats. Would going to the movies become an experience again? Would I anxiously anticipate the release of intriguing titles?"