Nairobi What's on

European film festival Nairobi

The 24th edition of the European film festival is showing films from 15 countries. On weekdays there are two showings at 17.30 and 19.30 and at weekends there is an extra screening at 15.00. All...
Cape Town What's on

The Pervert Laura

This psycho drama follows Laura, played by Emily Child, through a week of her life, in an unsettling journey into her dark past. The play is written and directed by Louis Viljoen, who has also won awa...
Cape Town What's on

Afrikaburn

The South African answer to America's Burning Man festival, where community living and everything radical and extravagant sets the tone. The theme of the nine-year-old festival is “The Gift&r...
Addis Ababa What's on

International Jazz Day in Addis

The Alliance Française celebrates International Jazz Day, and the centenary of the birthday of Billie Holiday with a concert by Munit Mesfin (voice) Abegazu K Shiota (keys), Girum Mezmur (guita...
Cape Town What's on

Glenda Jones with Cinnamon

After Glenda Jones' I am a Dance and Raw Silk she now presents Cinnamon at the Baxter Theatre. It is the story of a young girl's mythical journey into an imaginary world where wolves teach her to l...
Accra What's on

Live in Accra jazz festival

Local and international jazz musicians take part in this festival, partly organised by the Alliance Francaise and the Goethe Institute. On Friday 24 April Freshly Ground, a group of Mozambique, Zim...
Cairo What's on

AFAC Film Week

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture film week continues until 22 April with Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait (documentary about the civil war, Syria 2014) on 19 April, Twenty-eight Nights and a Poe...
Dar Es Salaam What's on

Salum Kambi

A colourful new series of oils and acrylics, mainly of women. Salum Kambi is a self-taught Tanzanian artist who has exhibited in several European countries, including Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Neth...
Lagos What's on

Lagos Jazz Festival

Live performances as well as master classes make up one of the top jazz festivals on the continent after Cape Town. The festival is associated with the US inspired Jazz Appreciation Month and its d...
Cape Town What's on

Colour Conference

This international Christian-based female movement meets in Cape Town this year. Each year the conference is held in a different city (Sydney in 2014 and New York in 2016) to focus on some of the w...
Lagos What's on

Lagos Black Heritage week

The festival celebrates African creativity with traditional and contemporary cinema, dance, design, drama, fashion, music, painting, photography. This year the focus is on drama, inspired by a visi...
Addis Ababa What's on

The Earth from Above

Aerial photos of planet Earth towards a sustainable development. Photos are by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, a French environmental photographer and activist, taken from his millennium project The Earth from...
Cairo What's on

The Dream of Shahrazad premiers in Cairo

This film by South African documentary director Francois Vestier relates recent events in Egypt, Turkey and Lebanon. As in The Arabian Nights (A Thousand and One Nights) when Shahrazad spins storie...
Accra What's on

The Smartest Man Alive by Ebo Whyte

This latest play by Ghana's popular and successful playwright is as usual a satirical comedy about love relationships in Ghana, which also has a deeper message for dishonest politicians. “Unc...
Cape Town What's on

South African Eco Film Festival

This eco film festival, now in its second year, gives local audiences a chance to see some of the best international films and documentaries about the environment that might not be on the national dis...
Cape Town What's on

Cape Town Jazz festival

This annual jazz festival begins with a free six-hour concert on 25 March with Courtney Pine, Beatenberg, The All-star Band, Zoe Modiga and Sipho Hotstix Mabuse. The concert is a free opportunity t...
Cape Town What's on

Odili Donald Odita and Sabelo Mlangeni

The Stevenson Gallery shows work by these two very different artists. Odita's bright abstract acrylics are a complete contrast to the predominantly black and white photography of Mlangeni, although...
Cape Town What's on

Infecting the City, Cape Town public arts festival

Open spaces in the city will be alive both day and night with arts performance which include dance, music, installations. The names of just some of the events give an idea of what is in store: Livi...
Nairobi What's on

First Lady half marathon

The second edition of the First Lady's half marathon coincides with international women's day this year. Prize money for the 21km race totals KSh 5.6 million, with KSh 500,000 each for the fastest...
Lagos What's on

Music Festival Lagos

The live music festival is back again for the third year with some 30 musicians, among them Tuface Idibia, Patoranking, Yemi Alade, Chidinma, Tiwa Savage, King Sunny Ade, Phyno and Runtown. The fes...
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