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28June - 8 July 2018
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Overview
TThe National Arts Festival is an important event on the South African cultural calendar, and the biggest annual celebration of the arts on the African continent. It has become the home for artists from different corners of the creative world. Whether you are a dancer, musician, painter or a mere art lover, the Grahamstown National Arts Festival is where you belong. From theatre to dance, opera to cabaret, fine art to craft art, classical music to jazz, poetry readings to lectures, every art form imaginable is represented in one of the most diverse festivals in the world. For 11 days every year, the Eastern Cape town of Grahamstown transforms from a sleepy haven of academics, students and entrepreneurs into the heart of South Africa’s arts scene.

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R600

International Jazz Extravaganza

R600
International Jazz Extravaganza

The International Jazz Extravaganza is a platform that showcases all the greats of jazz music. The line-up is usually filled with a combination of international acts and local jazz legends. The International Jazz Extravaganza will be held in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, along the lush eastern seaboard of South Africa, and of course will also once again be wowing jazz fans with inspiring star performances and unmatched hospitality when it returns to the Durban ICC Arena. So far three acts for the night have been announced – the edgy US jazz vocalist, Kurt Elling; well-known local artist, Nduduzo Makhatini; and highly-acclaimed vocalist and pianist, Thandi Ntuli. The first IJE offered something that no other jazz event in South Africa catered for – entertainment for the pure jazz lover. This, along with a luxurious hospitality experience that combines music, food, and travel is what makes IJE so unique.

R500

Turbine Art Fair

R500
Turbine Art Fair

The Turbine Fair is an annual art fair that seeks to promote new work and talent all while establishing an art audience and collector base. Exhibitors – whether galleries, collectors or dealers – are invited to exhibit contemporary artwork priced below R40 000. The Turbine Art Fair takes place at the iconic Turbine Hall in Newtown. It attracts a diverse crowd of visitors ranging from established collectors to guests who have never purchased art but are interested in finding out more and starting a collection. The fair is a lifestyle event with live music performances, delicious food and drinks as well as entertainment for the whole family. Attendees of this exciting art fair have the opportunity to fulfil both their art-viewing and art-buying needs, while the pop-up cafe and bar caters for their discerning taste buds.

Photo & Film Expo

Photo & Film Expo

The Photo & Film Expo is the largest photography event in Africa, with over 400 brands under one roof. It is the perfect platform to interact with your favourite camera brands or bring your camera in for repairs. There are also workshops throughout the expo, where speakers get to share their knowledge of the field. Taking place in Johannesburg, expect great deals on a wide variety of products ranging from professional to the enthusiast. The expo is extremely focused and serves as a platform where photographers and enthusiasts can network and learn. With well over a hundred workshops running during the four-day event, the expo is time well invested. See the latest technologies and a wide range brands related to the imaging industry, and pick up some amazing ideas and bargains as well.

Macufe

Macufe

Macufe is a cultural-based festival that showcases a wide range of African arts and culture to the world. It is held in Bloemfontein every year. Macufe, the ten-day Mangaung African Cultural Festival, showcases the cream of African and international talent. It features jazz, gospel, kwaito, hip-hop, R&B, rock and classical music, as well as dance, drama, cabaret, musical theatre, poetry, fine art and traditional arts and crafts. First held in 1997 before an audience of 30 000, Macufe now attracts over 140 000 people from South Africa, Africa and the world. The festival is presented in late September and early October by the Performing Arts Centre of the Free State.

Art and science - The Cape Town Museum and Planetarium

Art and science - The Cape Town Museum and Planetarium

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Mandela Museum in Qunu and Mthatha

Mandela Museum in Qunu and Mthatha

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Rhythm and blues at The Market Theatre

Rhythm and blues at The Market Theatre

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Mandela Memorial Square (Stellenbosch)

Mandela Memorial Square (Stellenbosch)

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Steve Biko Centre, a journey of remembrance and discovery through our struggle history

Steve Biko Centre, a journey of remembrance and discovery through our struggle history

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From marine life to history, discover more at the Port Elizabeth Museum

From marine life to history, discover more at the Port Elizabeth Museum

From marine life to history, discover more at the Port Elizabeth Museum

A floral haven in the City of Roses at the Free State Botanical Garden

A floral haven in the City of Roses at the Free State Botanical Garden

A floral haven in the City of Roses at the Free State Botanical Garden

Touring Cape Town’s art galleries

Touring Cape Town’s art galleries

Touring Cape Town’s art galleries

A national treasure of history, art and culture at The National Museum

A national treasure of history, art and culture at The National Museum

A national treasure of history, art and culture at The National Museum

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Sharpeville Human Rights Precinct - In memory of those who sacrificed everything

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Nobel Square - A tribute to great men

Nobel Square - A tribute to great men

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Place of human rights Constitution Hill, Johannesburg

Place of human rights Constitution Hill, Johannesburg

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Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art (Zeitz MOCAA)

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art (Zeitz MOCAA)

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art (Zeitz MOCAA)

It’s all about Malay for a day in Cape Town!

It’s all about Malay for a day in Cape Town!

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Spice up your holiday with a Cape Malay cooking safari

The wonders of Barberton

The wonders of Barberton

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History and culture in Polokwane

History and culture in Polokwane

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Mountain biking and the Owl Route

Mountain biking and the Owl Route

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Take a stroll down Route 67 and explore Port Elizabeth’s rich heritage.

Take a stroll down Route 67 and explore Port Elizabeth’s rich heritage.

Port Elizabeth's urban-based Route 67 is one of the most exciting and creative of South Africa's inner-city developments.

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