Arts News From Around South Africa

Arts Alive - Jazz on the Lake Concert

The 22nd anniversary of the Johannesburg Arts Alive International Festival (JAAIF) welcomes spring a day early with the Jazz on the Lake concert on Sunday, 31 August.

Grolsch & SMEG collaborate on functional art

A state-of-the-art retro design fridge, a classic beer known for its off-beat personality, and a group of South African artists – hardly your everyday collaboration.

Grolsch supports innovative art project

Grolsch supports innovative art project at the FNB Joburg Art Fair.

Dramatic Arts Postgraduate Programme 2015

The Division of Dramatic Arts (DODA) at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg invites applications for Postgraduate Studies in 2015.

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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 ...