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Monday, October 5, 2015


(Frank Graham)

The Knysna Arts Festival, a national event 15 years ago, returns to the national arts calendar after 15-year break and will be presented by Sotheby’s International Realty.

The driving force behind the event is Festival Organiser and Knysna resident, Owen Roberts, who is a former headmaster of Kearsney College in KZN.

Appearing on the programme will be Durban’s popular raconteur and former Springbok radio personality, Frank Graham, who will present his show titled There Was a Time which offers an evening of nostalgia reflecting on the days when the precious radio was the only source of home entertainment. He is also among the hosts of Knysna Natter which comprises talks, debates and demonstrations.

Also from Durban will be the multi-award winning quirky musical comedy about parenthood, Dear Breeder, directed by Iain EWOK Robinson and featuring Karen Logan and Kasia Vosloo.

Cat Simoni and Paul Spence from the KZN Midlands will perform their show From Cat with Love. Another KZN link is former Kearsney old boy Baden Hall, who is one of the festival committee members. He will appear with his group, Unfiltered, on the Featherbed paddle cruiser during the festival.

The extensive programme features theatre, music and dance as well as an wide range of visual art mediums.

For more information on the Knysna Arts Festival visit