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Vrystaat Literature Festival Examines What It Means To Be Human

The Vrystaat Arts Festival, in cooperation with the University of the Free State, presents the fourth Vrystaat Literature Festival from 1-6 July. Comprising more than 70 events, involving a wide variety of themes and topics, there truly will be something for every taste. During this year’s festival, local, national, and international guests will participate in talks, panel discussions, ..read more

A Year of Jazzing on the Lawn

On Human Rights Day, 2018, an ambitious event launched at the Windmill Casino lawns. Clouds heavily pregnant with rain threatened the inaugural event, but organisers were quick to allay any fears of a cancellation. The show would go on, contingencies were in place. Local musicians Levante Music, Naledi & Friends, and The Andile Q Trio, with Motheo FM’s ..read more

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State Of Mangaung Arts
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iToyiToyi – Step in the Right Direction

Mangaung’s prodigal son, Masedi Manenye, took a short-left back home to open the new decade with his new multifaceted musical, iToyi-Toyi. Tshiamo Malatji took notes and files this report for ART STATE.

Death And Light

For the first time this year, the lights were on at the Performing Arts Centre of the Free State, but – reports ART STATE publisher Mpho Matsitle – that is where the good news end.

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The Television Classroom: A Black Friday For Bloemfontein Talent

While South Africans were recovering from wrestling each other for the cheapest TV on Black Friday, Bloemfontein artists gathered in their numbers for a priceless Black Friday deal in the form of a free television masterclass, writes Ace Moloi.

BA RE E NE E LE LIT!

Ba Re E Ne Re Literature Festival was a festival of stimulating ideas around literature, writes ART STATE Publisher Mpho Matsitle.

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