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What do you need to bring to the Grahamstown National Arts Festival?


The Grahamstown National Arts Festival is now officially an institution. This year marks the 40th anniversary since the inaugural festival was held in 1974 for the official opening of the 1820 Settlers National Monument.

This landmark edition offers a programme featuring some of past festival’s most accomplished alumni as well as a focus on fresh young artists with The Fringe and the Standard Bank Young Artists Awards. (more…)

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Tips For Finding Your Way Through the Grahamstown Festival Program

Pieter-Dirk Uys at the Grahamstown FestivalEvery year around mid-winter, the rowdy student town of Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape takes on a decidedly literary air. The occasion is the annual Grahamstown Festival (the full name is the Grahamstown National Arts Festival), a showcase of South African and international performance in all its incarnations. (more…)

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