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Record number of 56 productions on the 2017 Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival line-up this March

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2017-03-14

"Young and rising talent, along with some stalwarts and previous participants, will fill the Baxter stages over the eight-day event where the focus this year is on fresh and innovative ideas."

Keeping up with the Kandasamys, a film review

Reney Warrington Lifestyle and entertainment 2017-03-13

"It is touted as a love story and as a rivalry between the two moms, but, in the end, it deals with family and class with surprising depth (for a rom com)."

Marat/Sade, a theatre review

Clifford Roberts Lifestyle and entertainment 2017-03-08

"One is intensely aware of one’s own imperfect complicity, and constantly reminded of it jarringly as the occasional performer tears through that imaginary wall at the edge of the stage, and bounds – wild-eyed and tongue flailing – over the aisles."

Sarafina! – the world-class musical is back at the State Theatre

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2017-03-06

"This Broadway hit musical is a musical experience with songs performed in the tradition of Mbaqanga, fused with jazz, rhythm and blues and gospel."

Joseph and the amazing technicolour dreamcoat returns to Theatre on the Bay with Fleur du Cap nominees in lead roles

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2017-02-23

With the 23-strong South African cast and a creative dream-team, Joseph is a technicolour triumph for the whole family to enjoy!

US Woordfees interview with Mark Chapman about Peace corps

Steyn du Toit US Woordfees 2017-02-23

"While they are experiencing Peace corps during this year’s Woordfees festival, Chapman says he hopes visitors will take the time to find enjoyment in the detail and subtleties of the exhibition’s war-peace theme."

Jaco Bouwer directs a stellar and dynamic cast in the contemporary theatre classic Marat/Sade

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2017-02-22

"It is a bloody and unrelenting depiction of class struggle and human suffering that interrogates whether true revolution comes from changing society or changing oneself."

Potblou / Blou Pot at the US Woordfees 2017

Steyn du Toit Lifestyle and entertainment 2017-02-22

"With the pairing up of each visual artist with a blue pot made by one of the ceramicists, the challenge is to explore the object through each artist’s respective medium."

Alex Hamilton: An interview about the US Woordfees 2017

Alex Hamilton, Steyn du Toit Lifestyle and entertainment 2017-02-16

“The local art world is currently undergoing a spring season. There are currently more working, or career artists in South Africa than ever before. This creates a wonderful positive creative energy.”

Moulood-un-nabi @ Mashidul Quds

Izak de Vries Geestelik 2017-02-14

At a time when the world was threatening to build walls and institute travel bans, I was offered a bridge of kindness, I was offered food, water and hospitality. / Ek is toegelaat om die binneste van die moskee te betree en is totale vryheid gegun.

The Vivid orphan

Gerrit Rautenbach Lifestyle and entertainment 2017-02-13

"Volunteering to help those in need is indeed noble. Yet, more often than not, it is the volunteer benefiting the most ..."

Invitation: Keiskamma Art Project launch

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2017-02-10

You are invited to the launch of the Keiskamma Art Project in Cape Town on Saturday 18 February 2017.

Add a little bit of Palesa to it

Izak de Vries Lifestyle and entertainment 2016-11-01

On Saturday, 24 September 2016 Palesa was crowned the winner of ATKV-Muziqanto 2016. “I love the stage,” she told me. “I love an audience.”

Alexandra May: "It’s trial and error sometimes"

Henry Cloete Musiek 2016-09-13

"I’m pretty new to creating my own music and being involved in the process of bringing it to life."

Film review: The Shallows

Reney Warrington Lifestyle and entertainment 2016-09-01

"The best thing about this film, though, is the suspense. You really sit on the edge of your seat from beginning to end."

One day at The Star Soweto Literary Festival 2016

Karina Magdalena Szczurek Books and writers 2016-08-26

"Camaraderie. That is word which comes to mind when I think back to the one day I spent at the fabulous Soweto Theatre, attending the inaugural The Star Soweto Literary Festival."

Midlands Literary Festival: Programme

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2016-08-23

KZN's premier book festival, the Midlands Literary Festival, is taking place in Yellowwood, Howick on 27–28 August. The complete programme is now available.

Interview: Montagu Youth Arts Festival 2016

Helen Gooderson, Naomi Meyer Lifestyle and entertainment 2016-08-12

"Every year we see growth and development in artists participating."

Midlands Literary Festival 2016

Darryl David Lifestyle and entertainment 2016-08-12

KZN's premier book festival, the Midlands Literary Festival, is just around the corner, two weekends away, on 27–28 August.

Invitation: nagmusiek+, performed by Liza Joubert

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2016-08-05

You are invited to nagmusiek+, a modernist sight-sound poem, performed by Liza Joubert on the piano.