Arts News From Around South Africa

Registrations for Arterial Network ACEC2014

Registrations are ongoing for Arterial Network’s 4th African Creative Economy Conference. The ACEC2014 will take place 13-15 November in Rabat, Morocco

Sbonelo Tau Luthuli - The Song of the Soil

Durban ceramic artist, Sbonelo Tau Luthuli, opens a solo exhibition: The Song of the Soil at the Durban Art Gallery from 9 October until 23 November.

Two decades collide at Cresta Barnyard

80s vs 90s is a fun, musical roller coaster that revives songs from both decades, with 2 hilarious hosts ... each fanatical about their favourite era!

SCrIBE Scriptwriting at Cape Town Fringe

Samantha Orange: I can’t imagine how nerve-wracking that must have been for Mkhwane, surrounded by knowledgeable vultures picking his script apart.

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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 ...