African productions at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks in Scotland’s capital city. The festival caters for everyone and includes theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, musicals, operas, music, exhibitions and events. In 2018 there are many productions from Africa at the festival.
South African Women's Arts Festival - 22 years on
The Playhouse Company, an Agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, presents its annual South African Women’s Arts Festival in Durban from 7-18 August. This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the South African Women’s Arts Festival (SAWAF). “To celebrate this momentous landmark, our SAWAF roster is jam-packed with frontline shows, featuring South Africa’s latest and greatest theatrical productions, performers, directors, writers and choreographers,” says The Playhouse Company’s Chief Executive and Artistic Director, Linda Bukhosini. “In keeping with Women’s Month, SAWAF’s mix of dance, drama, music, dialogue, arts and craft showcases the determination of South African women to find freedom, respect and equality in our society.” The programme includes theatre, sance, concerts, exhibition, dialogues, workshops etc.
Africa day 2018
Climate change is a theme that needs to be addressed urgently. Although its effects are felt worldwide, the African continent appears to carry the heaviest burden when it comes to adapting to climate change. To explore how climate change could be addressed in Africa, the Netherlands Association for African Studies (NVAS) organizes the NVAS Africa day 2018 entitled ‘Responding to climate change in Africa’ in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund.
Beyonce, Jay-Z, Usher and Oprah at Global Citizens Mandela100 concert
The artists: Beyonce, Jay-Z, Usher, Femi Kuti, Pharrell Williams, Ed Sheeran, Sho Madjozi, Cassper Nyovest and many more. The hosts: Oprah Winfrey, Naomi Campbell, Tyler Perry, Gayle King, Forest Whitaker and Bob Geldof. The speakers: President Cyril Ramaphasa, President Nana Akufo-Addo, Amina J Mohammed and more. The target: to mobilize the world against poverty, hunger and pollution and for good health services, education, women's rights, water in celebration of Nelson Mandela.