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Monday, August 17, 2015


Booking opens this week for KZN’s premier arts festival. The 23nd annual Hilton Arts Festival will be hosted in the picturesque Hilton College from September 18 to 20, 2015.

The programme line up is now available online and public booking opens on August 17. The full bumper programme with detailed information on all festival shows, exhibitions, lectures, workshops, events and concerts will be available as an insert into the Independent on Saturday on August 22.

The festival invites the crème-de-la-crème of what is hot and happening in the creative industries in South Africa: theatre; dance; comedy; musical theatre; family theatre; music as well as a series of mind-scape lectures, workshops and discussions. There is a special emphasis on visual arts this year with extended exhibition space and elevated focus being given to crafters and art makers. There is also the Music Revival music programme series of fine music under the direction of Christopher Duigan.

There is a bumper Jongosi schools arts festival embedded in the main festival, for high schools and primary schools to have a tailor-made package ahead of the main event, which takes place over two days: September 17 (Primary Schools) and September 18 (High Schools).

For more information visit or like the Facebook page, Hilton Arts Festival. Follow on Twitter @HiltonFest or download the free App Hilton Arts Festival for both Android and iPhone.