Working class mobilization often begins with this Marx-inspired cry: “Workers of the world, unite. You only have your chains to lose.” In this opinion piece, musician Theo Mnikes calls on local gospel artists to also unite as they only have their poorly attended shows to lose.
Ntliziyo Yami singer and Afro-soul songwriter, S’nazo, is back on the music charts with a new love song called Come Back to Me.
Careers TV, a multimedia subsidiary of C College, has successfully completed its first ever short film, which was commissioned by Multichoice to be aired on Mzansi Magic Channel 161.
The Performing Arts Centre of the Free State (PACOFS) has launched a multi-year artistic programming spanning three financial years. This approach is aimed at achieving sustainability and consistency as far as scheduling shows is concerned, while creating a platform for artists to express their creativity.
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.
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.
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.