2017 is already gearing up to be a momentous and memorable year for our county - and this year's National Arts Festival will once again take the temperature of our nation, through the work of our performers; writers; directors; artists; and designers. With an expected 700 events across the Main & Fringe programmes, Grahamstown is poised to deliver an extraordinary programme that is provocative, innovative, engaging and entertaining in June and July. And we want you to join us.
Featuring new works from theatrical firebrands alongside Festival favourites such as the Gala Concert, presented this year by the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, you can expect a thrilling mix of new and familiar. Read more.
Bookings – including pre-bookings – for all shows can be done via the secure National Arts Festival website.
01 June 2017
Standard Bank Gallery
Mohau Modisakeng is a sculptor who moves into performance, film, installation and large-scale photographic prints. He uses his body to explore the influence of South Africa’s violent history on how we understand our cultural, political and social roles as human beings.Find out more
29 June 2017
2017 is already gearing up to be a momentous and memorable year for our county - and this year's National Arts Festival will once again take the temperature of our nation, through the work of our performers; writers; directors; artists; and designers.Find out more
30 June 2017
One hundred musicians from 12 countries will converge in Grahamstown this year to celebrate what is promising to be a spectacular 20th year of the sponsorship of the Standard Bank Jazz Festival.Find out more
03 August 2017
Standard Bank Gallery
Beth Diane Armstrong is regarded as a leading sculptor of her generation. For the last number of years she has worked predominantly on monumental artworks made of mild and stainless steel.Find out more
28 September 2017
Sandton Convention Centre
The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz is the premier jazz event in South Africa and is recognised as one of Africa’s leading music platforms.Find out more
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