Arts News From Around South Africa

Mandie van der Spuy awarded for Arts Advocacy

The inaugural category of Arts Advocacy, sponsored by Classicfeel Magazine, has awarded Mandie van der Spuy the honour as a Lifetime Achievement Award Winner.

André Brink receives Lifetime award for Literature

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) named author André P. Brink as the 2014 winner of the ACT Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature. This category was sponsored by Media 24 Books.

Richard Cock gets Music Lifetime Achievement award

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) has named Richard Cock the 2014 winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Music. This category is sponsored by Nedbank Arts Affinity.

Richard Loring gets Theatre Lifetime Achievement

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) named author Richard Loring as the 2014 winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Theatre. This category is sponsored by DALRO.


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 ...