A 365-Day Perspective
Monday, June 27, 2016 — Grahamstown is once again centre stage as the National Arts Festival gears up for launch on 30 June 2016. The resident population of 70 000 will swell to include tens of thousands more visitors and many businesses are preparing for good trade over the 11-day Festival period.
Revered comedy actor, Tim Plewman will premier his hilarious new offering, Gym and Tonic: The Memory of an Old Muscle, at the 2016 Grahamstown National Arts Festival.
A unique artist pop-up shop will appear in Johannesburg in March, offering collectors the opportunity to buy artworks from two of the city’s acclaimed fine artists.
This year’s edition of the Durban FilmMart, which runs from 17–20 June, includes a new partnership with Sonoton, the largest independent production music library in the world. As part of the partnership with DFM, Sonoton’s Barbara Hintermeier will be hosting an online music search workshop for filmmakers, while the company will also be sponsoring the SONOfind contest in which entrants can win an Apple iPad and other great prizes.
The contemporary classical Cape Dance Company, under the artistic direction of Debbie Turner, celebrates its 21st anniversary this year by presenting five performances at the Artscape Theatre from 18 to 20 March 2016.
Some of the world’s biggest jazz innovators from 14 different countries will be on the bill at this year’s Standard Bank Jazz Festival, which runs in Grahamstown as part of the National Arts Festival from June 30 to July 9.
Fresh from winning first place at the Montreux International Comedy Festival, comedian Tats Nkonzo brings his new one man show to the Baxter Theatre this June.