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Curated Programme

‘Alternative narratives are prosecutable’ – Stories that inform the evolution of culture and living

This session explores the intersection between fact and fiction in artistic research

‘How to influence the machines’ – Risk, Investment and Technology

Talking and thinking through how African communities engage with technology with artists

‘Nothing is Concrete’ – Turning the soil beneath

Exploring specific ways in which arts practitioners have ‘reconnected’ with ideas and local knowledge

High lights

The Fringe


A production which includes contemporary, ballet and African dance

047 Live in concert

047 is a boy band that is growing in popularity!

3rd Generation Coconut

Thato Mabelane brings her much anticipated one woman special



Arts Community Rejoices: Restrictions scrapped as National Arts Festival opens

Performers at the National Arts Festival's 2022 opening - image Mark Wessels The mood was upbeat…

Makhanda Prepares to Welcome Back Arts Lovers

The Eastern Cape town of Makhanda is dusting off the disappointment of two years without its annual flagship…

Covid Protocol: Rhodes University Venues

Please be aware that Rhodes University has a vaccine mandate, and ticket holders for shows happening at any of…


The five, all female Distell National Playwright Competition finalists for 2022, come from a variety of…

Local Jazz Artists and International Musicians Reunite at National Arts Festival

2021 Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz, Vuma Levin, will perform two shows at the National Jazz Festival…

Amanda Black, Ringo Madlingozi and Bongeziwe Mabandla to perform at live National Arts Festival 2022

The National Arts Festival has announced exciting new additions to its 2022 programme with one night only…