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Press release: The Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival | 8–16 March 2024

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2024-02-23

The Western Cape’s greatest staging of fresh, innovative developmental theatre – the Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival – comes alive with a wide variety of productions, from 8 to 16 March 2024.

Mirror, a solo exhibition by Adele van Heerden at 131 A Gallery: an interview

Naomi Meyer, Adele van Heerden Interviews 2024-02-23

"The title, Mirror, refers to the water’s surface as a physical mirror reflecting the surrounding elements, be it the sky, the weather, rock, or architectural structures. This mirror, when clear, also reveals the hidden worlds beneath the water."

Open Book Festival in partnership with the Book Lounge presents our second dedicated Youth Festival Event in March 2024

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2024-02-14

Open Book Festival is thrilled to announce the return of our dedicated Youth Festival. Building on the success of our inaugural Youth Fest in 2023, we are gearing up to host an even more vibrant and impactful celebration of literature and creativity among young minds. This year’s festival is scheduled to take place 13 – 20 March 2024 at schools, public libraries and other venues.

Press release: Fabulous February at the Drama Factory

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2024-02-06

The Drama Factory presents a fabulous February programme which offers audiences a delicious selection of comedy, music and entertainment for the younger ones, including Reünie with Frank Opperman and A vegan killed my marriage with Aaron McIlroy.

Press release: Stellenbosch Chamber Music Festival’s (SICMF) early-bird special!

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2024-02-06

Die aanlyn studenteportaal is nou oop en studente wat voor 16 Februarie 2024 registreer kwalifiseer vir ’n spesiale aanbod. | The online student entry portal  is now open and students who enroll on or before 16 February 2024 will qualify for the early-bird special.

Press release: Rosalind Butler’s new South African play Expelled at The Baxter premieres on 7 February

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2024-02-01

Expelled is a family drama which focuses on the largely ungoverned world of social media. Alex, a Matric pupil at an elite school, gets caught up in a viral scandal and is suspended. Once shared, lives alter in seconds. This production is a must-see for all high school learners who make use of social media, and for their parents wading through the minefield – and to this end significant school learner discounts will be on offer.

What Maestro by Bradley Cooper did not show

Rory Riordan Film 2024-01-10

"Bradley Cooper has made a grand movie – such a pity it’s the wrong one."

Press release | Persverklaring: Die fel omstrede kroon van Edward II en Gaveston

LitNet Teater 2024-01-09

Performed in Afrikaans with English surtitles, this exciting drama is loosely based on Christopher Marlowe's Edward II of 1594. | Wat beteken dit om ’n kroon te dra en dan, hoe versoen jy as koning jou eie behoeftes met die verwagtinge van die adel en die gepeupel, asook dié van jou vrou en kind?

Press release: Liewe Heksie vang vis at The Baxter

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2023-12-14

The beloved Afrikaans children’s classic Liewe Heksie vang vis, performed by Margit Meyer-Rödenbeck, flies into The Baxter for a short season this summer from 13 to 21 December 2023 at 10:00 and 12:00.

Press release: LAMTA’s Spring awakening rock musical a hit

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2023-11-28

The season must end this weekend on 3 December 2023. More information here!

LitNet | STAND: Teaterresensieslypskool 2023 | Theatre review workshop 2023

LitNet Slypskole 2023-11-21

LitNet en STAND (The Sustaining Theatre and Dance Foundation) bied oor die volgende maande ’n aanlyn teaterresensiekursus vir vyf Afrikaanse en vyf Engelse aspirantresensente aan. Hier is al die inligting. | Over the next few months LitNet and STAND (The Sustaining Theatre and Dance Foundation) will be presenting an online theatre review workshop for five aspiring Afrikaans and five aspiring English theatre reviewers. Here is all the information.

Persverklaring en uitnodiging: Mutton hour by Kaapstad Toneelhuis op 9 en 10 November 2023

LitNet Teater 2023-11-07

Mutton Hour bestaan uit kort sketse rondom lewensbelangrike sake: die liefde, verlies, krokodille en katte. Combining humour, musical interludes and kamishibai (Japanese illustrated storytelling) this show is for anyone who might need a whimsical re-introduction to the world of theatre.

An interview with Taryn Lock on Read to Rise and The Cape Flats Book Festival on 4 and 5 November 2023

Naomi Meyer, Taryn Lock Books and writers 2023-11-02

"We started Read to Rise in 2013 to promote youth literacy in under-resourced communities in South Africa. We believe that if children can read, they will excel at school and go on to become good, constructive members of society. It all starts with reading."

Madibaland @ Bookbedonnerd 2023: an interview with Darryl David

Naomi Meyer, Darryl David Lifestyle and entertainment 2023-10-19

"When we created Book Town Richmond, that Obama phrase, 'the audacity of hope', was uppermost in my mind. Because it was sheer audacity to create a Book Town with not a cent to our names. It was sheer audacity to think that writers and bibliophiles would travel nearly 1 000 kilometres to a book festival. And somehow, here we are. Seventeen years later. Against all odds."

Tuis, ek’s liefie: A masterpiece in the making | Toyota US Woordfees 2023

Estelle Terblanche Toyota US Woordfees 2023-10-18

"Tuis, ek’s liefie has all the ingredients of a top-notch comedy piece: a strong text, beautiful set and costumes, a witty and clever directing style and a stellar cast."

Strong story, adaptation and team make The promise this year’s must-see stage production

Clifford Roberts Lifestyle and entertainment 2023-09-27

"This is theatre and theatre-making at its best."

After nature by Lien Botha and Jaco van Schalkwyk: "An interconnected offering"

Vernon Head Lifestyle and entertainment 2023-09-20

Vernon Head reflects on After nature, a collaborative exhibition by artists Lien Botha and Jaco van Schalkwyk, currently on show at Barnard Gallery.

Compassionate donkey epic peers deep into the modern world’s soul

Le Roux Fourie Lifestyle and entertainment 2023-09-19

"The 84-year-old Skolimowski (himself a peer of Bresson and Godard) manages to breathe fierce and impressionistic new life into a sacred cinematic treasure by updating Bresson’s transcendental fable for our current cultural climate. He achieves this in both the form and the matching content of his masterful new film."

Butlers and bachelorettes at Toneelhuis in Cape Town: an interview with Justin Wilkinson

Naomi Meyer, Justin Wilkinson Lifestyle and entertainment 2023-09-01

"In South Africa, it’s inspiring to see young people, especially, taking a passionate interest in this industry. Whether one starts in school plays or reciting poems at an eisteddfod, the arts are alive with energy and possibility! And I guess that’s also why I love theatre myself! Anything can happen!"

Press release: Lief en Leed patron – empowerment against all odds

Marlene le Roux Opinion 2023-08-26

There are still so many misconceptions about disability in society at large. Disability does not mean inability. Society in general, individuals, the business sector and employers must learn that people with disabilities are also able and should not be written off.