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An Oasis of Hope and Creativity in Hillbrow

An Oasis of Hope and Creativity in Hillbrow

Artlooks & Artlines is a monthly column written by Ismail Mahomed, CEO of the Market Theatre Foundation. Hillbrow, a high-rise and densely populated suburb in the inner-city of Johannesburg, is hardly ever likely

Glide on the Peace Train

Glide on the Peace Train

In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the release of his debut album Matthew and Son in 1967, Yusuf / Cat Stevens will perform in South Africa this November as

Death of Themi Venturas

Death of Themi Venturas

The theatre fraternity in and beyond South Africa was saddened tonight to hear the news of the passing of award-winning local theatre practitioner Themi Venturas. Venturas, an actor, director and

Memories and Empty Spaces

Memories and Empty Spaces

A new play that explores female identity and heritage. Award-winning actress and Champions of the Environment Ambassador, Terry Pheto, will open the new production. Memories and Empty Spaces explores the very

The NAC celebrates 20 years

The NAC celebrates 20 years

It’s been two decades since the inception of the National Arts Council (NAC), the public entity mandated to facilitate the development of arts, culture and heritage in South Africa. The

Stages are stories

Stages are stories

The Art of Performance is a monthly column written by Dave Mann, an editor and award-winning arts journalist. It’s funny how such great and important parts of your life can sneak

A little bit of history

A little bit of history

Artlooks & Artlines is a monthly column written by Ismail Mahomed, CEO of the Market Theatre Foundation. I am often reminded that I have an obsession with historical anniversaries. It’s

An exciting year for musical theatre

An exciting year for musical theatre

The musical Annie came out tops at the annual Naledi Theatre Awards by garnering four awards, including Best Production of a Musical. Three other highly acclaimed productions, Scorched, Suddenly the