New flavours for Karoo Food Festival

All appetites are catered for in the bounteous programme for the 5th Karoo Food Festival in Cradock this weekend, 27-30 April 2017. Extra ingredients spice up the tried and tested festival recipe of masterclasses, demos, tastings, markets and foodie farm tours.

Classical piano star to perform in Gtown

Triple Grammy-nominated South African pianist Petronel Malan will perform at Rhodes University this week.

Grahamstown's got talent!

"Remember the eisteddfods we used to take part in at the Monument?" I said to my brother who has been living out of South Africa for more than 30 years. 

Viwo Kulati releases debut single

The National Arts Festival is what set VGHS old girl Viwo Kulati on a course that will see her drop an album this year.


Young people in Grahamstown are speaking out loud and clear about their lives and their expectations. Just before international Mother Tongue Day, and the start of the Puku isiXhosa Story Festival, 21-26 February 2017, four Grahamstown schoolgirls who participate in the Awarenet programme speak about storytelling in isiXhosa culture.

Dear black child

'Dear black child' is a song by Khonzisizwe 'Khonzi' Somandi, a Grahamstown musician and 3rd year BSc student at Rhodes University; together with Lutho Zono who starts her first year (BA Law) next month.

Young poets perform for king of amaXhosa

Young poets Akhona Mafani and Esethu Siyolo were thrilled to have the opportunity to honour King Zwelonke Mpendulo C “Aaah Zwelonke” Sigcawu during his visit to Grahamstown on Wednesday 9 November.

B-FABBS wow Sondela Festival

The Sondela Youth Arts Festival, held recently in Aliwal North High School grounds and winding up Heritage Month, wowed its youthful audiences.

Pro Carmine’s reading music tonight

Local a capella choir, Pro Carmine, will give a concert at the new National English Literary Museum (Nelm) tonight to raise money for Project Read – part of the Lebone Literacy Programme.

Trio Élégiaque

Last Thursday, Grahamstown Music Society treated us to a performance by the Trio Élégiaque, comprising Russian violinist Sergey Malov, South African cellist Peter Martens, and pianist Bryan Wallick from the US.