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The Basha Uhuru Creative Uprising

From the 16 - 21 November The Basha Uhuru Creative Uprising will take place at Constitution Hill. The festival will bring creatives together in an event aimed to develop and elevate creative talent within a variety of art forms including music, film, art, design, dance, theatre and poetry.

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Igama? Special Screening

The Bioscope and Mabu Art Foundation is proud to host a special screening of the play 'Igama?' that was performed as part of this year's Grahamstown National Arts Festival. As you might remember, this year's festival was done virtually, with the plays being filmed for audiences to watch at home. So this is a special screening of the play's filmed format.

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State Theatre Reopens Doors

The SAST has had its doors closed to audiences since government imposed a national lockdown back in March. The result saw the theatre resort to taking its theatre programme online to not only entertain its audiences but to also offer relief to artists. The project which boasts over 50 productions, has managed to convey relief to over 500 artists during the trying times so far.

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Baxter Radio

In response to the impact of coronavirus and the nation-wide lockdown, the Baxter Theatre Centre has launched a brand-new initiative called Baxter Radio, aimed at recording school set-works, children’s books, new South African works and classics. These will be made directly accessible to The Baxter’s subscriber database and to community radio stations.

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Art Biography: Bambo Sibiya

He has performed extremely well in South African art competitions in recent years: in 2012 he was a finalist in the ABSA L’Atelier top ten awards, and the winner of the prestigious Gerard Sekoto Award, which facilitated his completion of two residencies in 2013: at Atelier le Grand Village (Angouleme, France), and at Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris, France)

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Less Good Idea Premiers Online

“This Season sees a return to text as the basis of an exploration. This is not to privilege text but to find innovative ways to per(form) it, untangle, respond, grapple and interrogate its performative elements whether it be its sound, its silence, its emotion, its movement or its immobility,” explains curator Phala Ookeditse Phala.

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