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NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL

ITS NOW OR NEVER! 2016 NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL. JUST ONE WEEK TO GO. If you haven’t booked your tickets and accommodation for National Arts Festival 2016, you can still do it! With over 600 productions, concerts and installations to see, we’ll be able to squeeze you in. Accommodation is running out fast but don’t forget there are lots of great …

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BUSKAID ORCHESTRA AND DANIEL MILLE

Exceptional musical talent abounds in the townships of South Africa. Until democracy was established in 1994 there were few opportunities for this talent to develop to its full potential. Buskaid is a charitable trust registered in both South Africa and the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1992 by British viola player Rosemary Nalden, in response to a BBC radio …

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WALTER BATTISS: I INVENTED MYSELF

For over 35 years, well-known art collector and philanthropist, Jack Ginsberg has assembled an extraordinary collection of more than 700 artworks, books and ephemera by esteemed South African artist Walter Battiss. This collection will be shown at Wits Art Museum for the first time in an exhibition, curated by Warren Siebrits. The exhibition is accompanied by a 335-page illustrated book. …

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ROWAN STUART ON TOUR

Durban’s Soul Folk singer-songwriter-guitarist Rowan Stuart will be embarking on a multi-province tour this month, with performances in Gauteng, the Free State, the Northern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, joined by Andy Turrell on bass guitar. Rowan has created an inimitable brand of Soul Folk music, with pop and world influences. Recalling Sting’s imaginative storytelling, Death Cab for Cutie’s sense of space …

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LANDI RAUBENHEIMER

This exhibition consists of paper pulp paintings based on various landscape images. The pieces are based on photographs I have taken in and around Johannesburg, which have been abstracted into what could be seen as pixelated colour scapes. Other pieces are based on J.H. Pierneef’s Johannesburg Railway Panel paintings and more abstract pieces that deal with landscape in a different …

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TAXI VIOLENCE

Taxi Violence set out to rock Nelspruit and Johannesburg. In association with Concerts SA, Capetonian rock & roll band Taxi Violence will be hitting the road for an intense weekend tour that will take their powerful live act to Innibos Festival in Nelspruit and two of the best urban venues in Johannesburg: Smugglers Pub and The Good Luck Bar. Since …

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969 FESTIVAL

The 969 Festival is to theatre goers what exciting and original pop-up shops are to fashionistas. Wits Theatre hosts this festival of dynamic and edgy productions every year, which provide diverse entertainment for a short period of time. This year promises to be all of this and then some, from 13 – 24 July, when the 969 Festival celebrates its …

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LIVERSAGE AND PFAFF

Lizamore & Associates presents two solo exhibitions by Cape Town based artists in July; Orda716 by Kilmany-Jo Liversage (in association with Worldart Gallery) and Attachments and Separation by Uwe Pfaff. These exhibitions open on 30 July 2016 at 18:00. A part of Liversage’s bold collection will also show at Worldart gallery in Cape Town from July 7 2016. Shortly Liversage’s …

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ARTSTRACK NUMBER 7

Business and Arts South Africa launched the BASA ArtsTrack No. 7 to its members, at Hollard’s Villa Arcadia in Johannesburg, and also gave an overview and update on the organisation’s programmes. Following this event there will be visits to the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal: on the 28th June at Iziko Rust en Vreugd Museum in Cape Town, and then in …

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SOLSTICE CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

Held every year on the scenic premises of The Ale House, the Solsice Craft Beer Festival is back for its 2016 instalment, offering an amazing one-day festival filled with lots of fun for the whole family. Solstice is a farmer’s festival originating from ancient times, when people still found the joy and spiritual meaning in the turn of the seasons …