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.
On 12 July 2018 White Star Liner – a speculative story of land expropriation without compensation told in poetry and limerick – debuted at the Free State Art Festival. ART STATE publisher Mpho Matsitle reminisces on the evening in visuals.
News just in Months of pain and grinds Hard dull work Have filled the countries minds To answer one simple question Shall we expropriate the farms and mines The banks, the trains The energy, railway lines?
The Pan-African Creative Exchange (PACE) opened the week-long Free State Arts Festival with a bang, ART STATE publisher Mpho Matsitle reports.
For this instalment of State of Mangaung Arts, ART STATE publisher opts for a thought experiment rather than a reflection.
Bloemfontein’s hopeless romantics were fed a love potion of poetry and soul music, reports Mpho Matsitle.
At the core of it, Inxeba is a beautiful albeit tragic story of unrequited – or more accurately, unrequittable love, writes ART STATE Publisher Mpho Matsitle.
Mpho Matsitle makes notes about Love, Crime and Johannesburg’s music director, Andile Qongqo.
Ba Re E Ne Re Literature Festival was a festival of stimulating ideas around literature, writes ART STATE Publisher Mpho Matsitle.
On a cool Thursday evening Bloemfontein Comedy Club hosted CamCom for his one man stand-up show Not A Vloek at the lovely restaurant 59 Plenty.