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
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.
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.
The Naked Slam, like any other slam, couldn’t come and go without controversy and peer confrontations. Discontent was mostly about the judging criteria, with many voices unhappy with the outcome, believing strongly that, rather than Tshiamo Malatji, Hlox Da Rebel deserved the crown.
Of what meaning is public art? Can it rearrange people’s interpretations of their spaces? Who stands to gain from the disruption? ART STATE Senior Writer Thato Rossouw files his report on the Public Art Project which was recently held at Hoffman Square as part of Free State Arts Festival
The Free State Literature Festival brought diverse faces together to celebrate the beauty of Free State and South Africa’s literary works, from books to poetry to plays.
In the stead of judging poetry, it seems the judges are hell-bent on creating controversy and drama, writes ART STATE publisher Mpho Matsitle.