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Monday, July 8, 2019


(Right: Internationally renowned potter Andrew Walford)

There is only one thing to do from September 13 to 15, 2019 … pack your bags and experience the Hilton Arts Festival in the heart of the KZN Midlands.

The Festival brings together a selection of top-quality theatre, drama, comedy, music, visual arts and crafts from all over South Africa. Not to mention the food and the wine bars and beer tents! It is staged in the grounds of the magnificent and picturesque Hilton College.

Things to remember …. book your accommodation NOW; log onto on August 12 for the full programme and booking; entry to the grounds is free – plenty to do and see; if you are a theatre lover be sure to book to see your choice of top rate productions and concerts, comedy and drama; pack for all possible weather conditions!

Sneak previews for 2019 – flagship exhibitions: Andrew Walford, internationally renowned potter; Pierneef and van Wouw, fathers of SA art, brought to Hilton by ABSA Bank; a host of award-winning performers in work already carrying accolades from all over SA and overseas.

September 13 to 15 is the time to indulge your creative side and have masses of FUN.

The full programme will appear in KZN copies of The Sunday Times on August 11, 2019. Booking opens on August 12, and the programme will be live on the festival website from the morning of August 12.

For more information, visit or contact the Festival Office on or 033 383 0127.

The Hilton Arts Festival is presented by Hilton College and tiso blackstar group, in association with Grindrod Bank; Black Coffee; Extreme Events; DWR; Bidvest Car Rental; BASA; the KZN Department of Arts and Culture; Redlands Hotel; the Caxton Group; Maritzburg Sun; Loud Crowd, The SA Artist and Sappi.