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September, 2017

  • 13 September

    Taking The Route Less Travelled

    Image: Hope Mashozhera

    Hope Mashozhera The Rustic Route Food Market, a place for everyone! Sitting down with the manager of the Rustic Route in preparation for an historic moment in Grahamstown food culture. The food market has busted down the door of the local food industry. This is admittedly my second visit in 3 …

July, 2015

  • 5 July

    Anything but Blue

    Jessica Bouwer Returning for the first time since 2010 and celebrating their 20th anniversary artist director Debbie Turner brought hues of blue to Centenary Hall. Kicking off their first performance on the 2nd July with the fresh start of fest, the performance consisted of four ballets and the work of …

July, 2014

  • 5 July

    Fest in Review: Piet se Optelgoed

    Grahamstown National Arts Festival Photograph

    You might not actually understand the meaning behind Piet se Optelgoed, but maybe that is the whole point.  Without much comprehensible dialogue, the two ‘man’ play is set against a backdrop of black bags, large paper coverings and an eerie clothes line. Liezl de Kock gives a confident, comfortable performance as a …

March, 2014

  • 31 March

    Veranda Panda brings midweek madness


    By Christina Schild   Durban-based electronic duo, Veranda Panda lured Rhodents out for an energy-filled Wednesday night at Prime Nightclub, greeting them with a mid-week bass, dubstep and electric violin smack in the face. Hosted by MixLab – organisers behind monthly events at alternating venues – Veranda Panda were supported …

  • 17 March

    Shadowclub rocks Grahamstown once more


    By Roxanne Brown Jozi based rock ‘n roll band Shadowclub graced a Grahamstown stage at the Union on Saturday 15 March, with crowds swelling and bouncing as they banged their heads to the band’s heavy bluesy rock. The crowd trickled in slow and steady, with anything and everything from hipsters …