Blacktale, a new poem by UFS Poetry Club founder and IRAWA editor Tshiamo Malatji, was first performed at the Vryfees LitFest Poetry Slam. Malatji, the three-time champion of the slam, claimed retirement from slamming and took on the role of judge for the 2019 edition. ART STATE is honoured to be the first to publish this gem.
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
The Vrystaat Arts Festival has an enormous artistic offering in 2019. From flagship Afrikaans, English and Sesotho theatre and music productions to experimental dance, craft, sound art, visual art and live art, there is something for everyone. International Engagement The Festival is now one of the key arts festivals on the African continent and offers a significant range ..read more
You’re cordially invited to the CAMAGU COLLOQUIUM: CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF WINNIE MADIKIZELA MANDELA THROUGH STORYTELLING.
The 3rd Annual Free State Arts Symposium is to be held on 21 March 2019 at Musicon from 9am.
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.
Danduza Production, Arts Amuse in partnership with the Department of Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation and other stakeholders, would like to announce an exciting Mangaung Music Business Conference and Music Industry Dialogue that will be held at Bloemfontein Civic Theatre from Tuesday 17 April – Friday 20 April. We hereby like to take this opportunity to invite all ..read more
A requiem to Flaxman Qoopane by Tshiamo Malatji
Mangaung poetry luminary Serame Icebound Makhele reflects on Flaxman Qoopane’s influence in his life.
Tshiamo Malatji writes about Kamara, a bizarre combination of poetry, dance and puppetry, directed by Jojo Mokirisi and starring Kwena Peu.￼