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THE BEST OF GRAHAMSTOWN AT 969 FESTIVAL

If you missed the recent National Arts Festival, no need to despair as the 969 Festival will be kicking off on 13 July with an exciting theatre lineup, which includes standout productions hot off the Grahamstown stages. Wits Theatre in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, will be hosting its dynamic 969 Festival from 13 – 24 July and this year’s offering of 20 …

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DALE NOLAN

A Dream Fulfilled. Musa Gwebani of RapidLion speaks to Dale Nolan. I met director Dale Nolan, at the Velvet TV offices in Parkview. He wore a blue shirt that matched the sky on that summer’s day. We greeted warmly and took a tour of his offices. Dale Nolan is a partner in Velvet TV, a creative production company that produces …

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THE ART ROOM’S DEBUT

On Thursday this week, 14 July, Turbine Art Fair opens its 2016 run. Over 50 galleries and exhibits will be on show. This year, The Art Room will be among them, with a show-stopping exhibition space entitled Here be dragons. The Art Room has commissioned over 60 new artworks from more than 20 artists. The exhibition will include some of …

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A MAGICAL, MEDIEVAL FAYRE

A little mystery, a little madness and a lot of magic! HEAR YE HEAR YE HEAR YE! COME ONE, COME ALL! Avaunt all ye merry, and join the magical medieval fayre! We invite minstrels, strolling players, stilt walkers, fire dancers and all manner of buskers and barons, knights, jousters, fair maidens and their steeds to join us for a midsummer …

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JAZZ ON THE SQUARE

Auto & General’s Theatre on the Square presents Jazz on the Square this Sunday at 4:00pm. This event is in aid of the Rotary Foundation. For bookings, log onto www.rotaryjazzevents.com

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BRIDGE BOOKS

A bookworm’s paradise. Bridge Books started in Griffin’s suitcase which then turned into something magnificent. This little hidden gem in the heart of Johannesburg is a bookworms retreat from the concrete jungle. Walk through rows of African literature and scan the titles as you walk past and allow your mind to explore the adventures that they hold inside. 75% of …

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67 BLANKETS FOR MANDELA DAY

Together weaving a mosaic of human empathy. TAKE ACTION. INSPIRE CHANGE; MAKE EVERY DAY A MANDELA DAY! 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day will be attempting yet another World Record! This time it’s for the “Largest Hand Knitted Blanket (non crocheted)”. In April, the organization made South Africa proud by smashing India’s world record for the Largest Crochet Blanket. India …

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NAKED GIRLS READING

The second show in the Johannesburg Chapter of this international event is finally here. And just in time for International writers week, we’re featuring an all African line up of literature in a wonderously nude celebration of what has been described as the most provocative literary series in the world. There is something altogether more intimate about a woman reading …

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DULLSTROOM WINTER FESTIVAL

Dullstroom Winter Festival reinvents itself for what is set to be the beginning of an intimate arts festival feel to this bespoke festival. 2016 promises something new for Dullstroom Winter festival with the festival moving to the second weekend of July for the first time ever, this year the event will also be broken down into smaller style events that …

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AMADEUS ROCKS

After the tremendous success of Roll Over Beethoven, The Barnyard Theatre presents Amadeus Rocks. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart comes back to life as a sexy, romantic, dead composer who has finally been given the chance to rock and roll. Amadeus Rocks features 9 musicians and singers who are all superb at their craft as they run through more than 30 songs. …