Arts News From Around South Africa

The Last Anniversary takes on two-city SA tour

An innovative brand new international operatic drama which is the culmination of creative input from five countries will tour two South African cities.

Young concert master wins Artscape competition

Jeffrey Armstrong (17) from Paarl has walked off with the laurels at this year’s Artscape National Youth Music Competition.

Theatre4Youth Forum: Mpumalanga

ASSITEJ SA in partnership with Sisonke Art Productions of Mpumalanga will be holding a day-long Theatre4Youth Forum in Witbank, Mpumalanga on 23 October 2014.

Off The Screen Movie of the Week

Jon Broeke: Colin Firth tries to debunk Emma Stone in Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight

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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 ...