Arts News From Around South Africa

Zabalaza calling for applications

Zabalaza Theatre Festival is calling for applications to participate in the 2015 festival running from 20 to 28 March at the Baxter Theatre Centre.

Afriblossom debut fashion show

Afriblossom is owned and created by 19-year-old “Lady” Bonolo who is launching her first fashion range at the Bus Factory on September 5.

SAGA urges restraint amid Generations clash

As the Generations stand-off threatens to erupt in a public free-for-all, the South African Guild of Actors (SAGA) calls for cool heads to prevail.

Classicfeel celebrates orchestras in September

The September issue of Classicfeel is now available on shelves (and will hit the NewsStand soon!).

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Baby brothers and bicycles

Joanna Evans presents a story of children for adults that is honest, beautifully executed and quite distressing. In The Year of the Bicycle, red string connects glowing jars as the year of 1997 unfolds for two youngsters. Andile, a boy from an impoverished community near Hout Bay, makes an unlikely friend over the suburban brick wall of Amelia's house, an only child who fights-off loneliness ...

Drive With Me: a moving ride

I saw Drive With Me, directed by Liz Mills, two days ago and have been surprised that there isn’t more talk about it. Being familiar with Megan Furniss’s website Megan’s Head, I went looking for some information. Megan posts that she’s had ...

The View tackles contemptible views

Wow. The View is veritable. Post-show audience comments included, “That’s the best thing I’ve ever seen”. I understand why they’d feel that way. We meet a boy, skilfully and tenderly brought to life by Gideon Lombard. From his ...

Don't give up

Of all the arts disciplines, theatre surely is the bi-polar sibling. It experiences the high of a full house standing ovation and the soul-crushing low of tiers of empty seats. You can pretty much take it for granted that empty seats are going to be ...