This Weekend in Grahamstown

by | 31 May 2017

Although the weather is getting chilly and the air is getting dry, there is still much fun to be had in Grahamstown in winter. After all, we are just starting to get in the mood for the National Arts Festival! Here are a few events to help you warm up for the biggest arts festival in the country:


No alcohol may be brought into the Monument, say the organisers, but the Shakespeare Pub will be open and selling Featherstones beer and a variety of wine. The Café will sell hotdogs, pies and soup, plus cold drinks, sweets, chocolates and crisps.

Movies will be screened in the Fountain Foyer. “There will be cushions on the steps – but bring extra padding for added comfort,” advises organiser Kate Davies.

Tickets are R30 for adults and R20 for children, students and pensioners. Block bookings can be made by contacting Davies at 046 603 1163 or emailing

The National Arts Festival would like to invite 40 children in Child Welfare care to join them on Friday night. If you’d like to help sponsor their evening, please contact or 046 603 1163. Sponsorship per child costs R70 – this includes supper, transport and a movie ticket.
“The children absolutely love the opportunity so please help us to spread the joy,” says Davies.

Also happening this weekend: Supurban Pop-up Market, Vol.4


PS: yes, Featherstone will be present at both these events.

PPS: keep watching our Facebook page for more exciting events this June.

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