National Arts Festival Lift-Off

National Arts Festival:

With one day to go, Grahamstown is a hive of activity as the Festival’s extensive infrastructure comes to life. Artists and musicians are already arriving and pop-up businesses are beginning to bloom as the town prepares to squeeze in tens of thousands of visitors.

The eleven-day Festival will see over 600 productions staged in a variety of theatres and inventive venues. A programme rich with theatre, dance, music, visual, performing and public art, comedy, cabaret, poetry, film, literature, debate and more will be presented in venues throughout the small Eastern Cape city.

Says National Arts Festival CEO, Tony Lankester, “The Festival’s diverse and exciting programme for 2016 is a textured and engaging representation of the country’s creative mood. Politics, identity, the quest for change and healing are very much at the forefront of this year’s works but there are, of course, many light and entertaining moments, so plenty for audiences to simply escape into.”… Read more

Image: Scene from Firebird (Janni Younge Productions). Photo Courtesy: Allison Foat