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Swing; Whatta Ting!

Sheila’s day saw a concert by the Bruckner University Big Band at a packed Odeion theatre in the University of the Free State, ART STATE publisher Mpho Matsitle reports.

White Star Liner

White Star Liner, a speculative story delivered in an eclectic mix of poetry styles, is set for debut at the Free State Arts Festival on 12 July 2018.

Editor’s Note
State Of Mangaung Arts
The Armchair Critic
Tete A Tete with Death

Tshiamo Malatji’s poetry chapbook, Happi-, is a conceptually competent conversation with death, writes ART STATE publisher Mpho Matsitle.

Of Lectures and Meat

For three nights running, the Performing Arts Centre of the Free State hosted a double bill of productions from North West and Gauteng, and the theatre starved patrons of Bloemfontein came out in their numbers to welcome the visitors. ART STATE publisher Mpho Matsitle was at closing night and made notes.

Press Release
The Fana Mini Days of Our Lives

Fana Mini’s rise to stardom is a story of perseverance, sacrifice and humility, writes Ace Moloi.

Thembile’s Ultra Sound

ART STATE Hip Hop Correspondent Thandeka Diphoko was invited to the launch of Thembile Thembile’s The UltraSound EP. After giving it a thorough listen, and a young chat with the MC, she tells us all about it.

Dear Oliver Tambo
Love, Crime & Johannesburg