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Thursday, May 20, 2021


Welcome news for the creative arts from Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown).

“We have exciting news!” say the organisers. “The National Arts Festival Experience expands on our 48-year-old Festival to reignite the arts and bring performances closer to you than ever.

“We are pleased to announce a return to the live stage in our home town with Makhanda Live! The heart of the National Arts Festival Experience, it’s an 11-day live festival that will be smaller and more intimate than before but also provide the ground zero to reignite the arts.

“The Online National Arts Festival continues to bring exciting and accessible online work to audiences across the globe and we can also share that, for the first time ever, we are bringing works to towns and cities in South Africa with a limited selection of shows called Standard Bank Presents. 

“National Arts Festival Online brings the National Arts Festival into your living room with a selection of shows made for online. This is also where you can enjoy the Standard Bank Jazz Festival. July 2021.

Globally accessible virtual arts to explore and absorb in your own time, at home.

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