Arts and culture

Cape Town to play host to 'cheeky' new arts festival

A bold new arts festival modelled on the world's most popular fringe festivals will be held in Cape Town in September, Tony Lankester, the chief executive of the National Arts Festival, announced on Tuesday. A spin-off of the South Africa's premier festival, it will be run in partnership with the City of Cape Town.

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Smash hit War Horse gallops home to SA

With every puppet in the award-winning stage production War Horse designed and handcrafted in Cape Town by the Handspring Puppet Company, it is only fitting that the production returns to the country to be enjoyed by South African audiences, says producer Chris Harper.


'Anthems' concerts to celebrate 20 years of freedom

Anthems of Democracy, a series of concerts featuring world-famous singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading and a powerful line-up of local musicians, will take place at the Joburg Theatre in April as part of South Africa's 20 years of freedom celebrations.


Black Mambazo's Grammy 'for Mandela'

South African traditional group Ladysmith Black Mambazo has dedicated its latest Grammy award - for "best world music album" for Singing for Peace Around the World - to the memory and legacy of Nelson Mandela.


African art scene blooms in South Africa

Led by the FNB Joburg Art Fair, South Africa is becoming something of a home for contemporary art from across the continent and the African diaspora. Joining it are another Johannesburg fair, as well as a Cape Town outing and a permanent gallery.

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