Cape Town What's on

Cape Town International Animation Festival

18-21 Feb. The festival, now in its fifth edition, will show some of the best international talent, including the African premiere of the children's story Stick Man animated by Cape Town's Triggerfish...
Cape Town What's on

Art Week in Cape Town

16-21 Feb. Exhibitions, architectural projects and public performances. There are exhibitions at various galleries around the city as well as art walks and workshops but one of the highlights this...
Cape Town What's on

The Price of Gold

1 Dec- 29 Feb. A series of photographic portraits of sick gold miners. Photographs by Thom Pierce of 56 sick miners and miners' widows. The exhibition is in the dark to give the impression of being...
Nairobi What's on

Nairobi restaurant week

28 Jan-7 Feb. Nairobi is now into its third successful restaurant week. Some 60 restaurants are participating in the third Nairobi restaurant week this year which opened on 28 January. Diners wi...
Cairo What's on

Cairo Video Film festival

Cairo video festival to show video art and experimental films. 10-25 Dec. A selection of films by more than 116 artists and 38 countries organised by the collective Medrar for Contemporary Art. Sc...
Cape Town What's on

Maboneng Township Arts Experience

Maboneng annual open house art exhibitions. 29 Nov. Houses in Gugulethu Township are converted into art galleries and stages to encourage neighbourhood creativity and appreciation for the arts. Thi...
Cape Town What's on

Cape Town international dance festival

International dance festival features socially relevant contemporary works. 23 Nov-6 Dec. Dancers from seven countries and 12 dance companies perform at Cape Town's first international dance festiv...
Cape Town What's on

Four:30 Operas at Cape Town's Artscape Theatre

New South African operas. 21-28 Nov. Four half-hour operas by contemporary South African composers and writers, The Application, Blood of Mine, Bessie: The Blue-eyed Xhosa and Anti Laius. This is a...
Lagos What's on

All African Music Awards

Lagos hosts AFRIMA awards ceremony. 15 Nov. Award winning South African Ladysmith Black Mambazo heads the award evening with 162 other stars attending the ceremony in Lagos. Ladysmith Black Mambazo...
Accra What's on

Ghana's Hip Hop week

Hip hop swings into action at the Alliance Française Accra. 18-21 Nov. The week includes exhibitions, dance and a conference on graffiti led by Da Cruz of the Paris urban art scene. During the...
Cairo What's on

Cairo International film festival

Cairo films festival to remember Faten Hamama. 11-20 Nov. The Lady of the Arab Screen is theme of the 37th edition of the festival, dedicated to the Egyptian actress who died in January this year....
Cape Town What's on

Marlise Keith's Difficult Things

South African artist Marlise Keith opens solo show. 5-26 Nov. Marlise Keith pursues a series of Difficult Things in sketches and sewing, transforming the chores of everyday life into creative image...
Dar Es Salaam What's on

Time2Dance festival in Dar es Salaam

Bugobogobo duet. 5 Nov. “Where is home and what do I consider home?” is the question tackled by dancers André Jolles from Germany and Robert Ngoroma from Tanzania. They dance a narrative duet telli...
Lagos What's on

African International Film festival

8-15 Nov. As well as the awards for the best films with a strong African connection (subject, directors and actors) there are also workshops on marketing, digitalisation, management, piracy and sponso...
Lagos What's on

Lagos photo festival

24 Oct-27 Nov. This international photo festival returns to Lagos for the sixth year. The focus is on design and Africa, on how the continent sees itself, its past present and future. Photographs, des...
Lagos What's on

Lagos Fashion and Design Week

28-31 Oct. LFDW is back in Lagos with another week of support for Nigerian and African designers and fashion creatives. There are shows of numerous collections, presentations of accessories and textil...
Lagos What's on

Lagos poetry festival

28 Oct-1 Nov. Borderless Words is the title of this performance poetry festival designed to cross boundaries of all sorts – racial, ethnic, gender and language. Performance poetry brings poetry to the...
Dar Es Salaam What's on

Vita Malulu shows new work in Dar Es Salaam

13-23 Oct. The title of this exhibition is Wakati wa Kura na Kuliwa. The Vote and the Handout. Eight paintings and an installation by Tanzanian artist, Vita Malulu, examine the promises and politi...
Dar Es Salaam What's on

Paul Ndunguru exhibition in Dar es Salaam

6-30 Oct. In this exhibition Paul Ndunguru – painter, illustrator and sculptor – raises questions about the right to information and social justice through selected symbols. Ndunguru is the founde...
Cape Town What's on

Cape Town Youth Music Festival

13 young musicians perform with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Brandon Philips, the first-ever resident conductor of the Philharmonic. The young musicians play a variety of instr...
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