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.
Tshiamo Malatji’s poetry chapbook, Happi-, is a conceptually competent conversation with death, writes ART STATE publisher Mpho Matsitle.
Matwetwe is an all round sensory pleasure. You just sit there with a stubborn smile on the face the entire time, almost as if you have imbibed in the product at the centre of the film, writes ART STATE publisher Mpho Matsitle.
After seeing three well marketed shows that were concomitantly well attended, ART STATE publisher Mpho Matsitle looks into the state of marketing the arts in the city.
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.