Arts News From Around South Africa

Corobrik Orchestra 2014

Stand by for the Corobrik Orchestra 2014 concert, a major event on Durban’s music calendar presented by the British Cultural and Heritage Association.

SAMRO Foundation scholarship finalists

SAMRO’s growing “family” of musicians is thrilled to welcome its latest members: the four gifted finalists in the 2014 SAMRO Overseas Scholarships.

Artscape prepares to host Vusi Mahlasela

Vusi Mahlasela to give a special performance in Cape Town to raise funds for Equal Education.

2014 ImpACT Awards Judges announced

The panel of judges who will be adjudicating the 2014 Arts & Culture Trust ImpACT Awards for Young Professionals has been announced.

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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 ...