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IFAS News & Events 20/06/2018

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The Little Prince

28 June - 1 July 2018 | 12.00
Victoria Theatre | | National Arts Festival |Grahamstown

6,11,12 July 2018 | Kyknet Scaena, UFS | Vrystaat Arts Festival | Bloemfontein

Kwasha!, the Market Theatre Foundation's brand-new theatre company, presents a Pan African theatre adaption of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic and timeless’ book, The Little Prince, to be premiered at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, before touring the country.

Originally written in French, this timeless and magical masterpiece of storytelling is the world's most translated book outside of religious works. It is translated in 300 languages including English, Zulu, Afrikaans and Xhosa. Known as a children’s tale, it is also considered as a metaphor of a grown-up meeting his inner child. It is a philosophical contemplation of loneliness, friendship, adulthood and authority. It will be a magical re-telling of the book using an innovative and playful fusion of art forms - storytelling, music and circus - in multiple languages, creating a unique South African inspired production of this French masterpiece, for adults and children alike.
Facebook event
Kwasha Theatre Company on Facebook
National Arts Festival
Vrystaat Arts Festival


European Film Festival

22 June - 1 July 2018 | Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Grahamstown

The European Film Festival is back for it's 5th edtion, showcasing some of the best European cinema on the African screen. And for the first time, a selection of films will also be screened at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.

France presents Let the sunshine in / Un beau soleil intérieur, directed by Claire Denis (2017, 96min). Juliette Binoche plays Isabelle, a middle-aged woman navigating through the complexity of post-divorce "singlehood" in Paris. A simple story of the search for love with all the broken pieces that come with it.

European Film Festival
Book Tickets
Let the sunshine in - Trailer

Le Movie Club

La Religieuse / The Nun

28 June 2018 | 20.00
The Bioscope | Johannesburg

by Guillaume Nicloux (2013, 1h 52min)

1760s France. Suzanne is shocked when her bourgeois family sends her to a convent. There she faces oppression and torment, leading her to fight back and expose the dehumanizing effect of cloistered life.

R35pp movie only
R80pp movie & Patachou Patisserie snack box (sales for this option closes on 27/06 at 16.00)

Facebook event
The Bioscope

Public Lecture

"The Mind in the Cave"

The book behind explaining Lascaux

28 June 2018 |  18.00 for 18.30
Sci-Bono Discovery Centre | Johannesburg

Public lecture by Sam Challis as part of the Public Lecture Series Rock Art and Symbolic Expression. A Southern Africa – France Dialogue

Sam Challis, Senior Researcher at the Rock Art Research Institute of Wits University, will discuss Prof. David Lewis-Williams’ The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins of Art (Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2004). This book is a study of Upper Palaeolithic European rock art and it details the various approaches to rock art analysis and interpretation. In the light of the Wonders of Rock Art. Lascaux Cave and Africa exhibition, Sam Challis aims to link David Lewis-Williams’ theses to the cave paintings which can currently be observed at Sci-Bono Discovery Centre. 
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Sci-Bono Discovery Centre

And in other news...


Good news for DLA#1 winning project in the transmedia category!

One year after their participation in the Annecy International Animation Festival, Alexandre Rideau (Keewu Production/Lagardere STUDIO) and Ayodele Elegba (SPOOF Media) are launching the production of the animated webseries Area Daddy, a humorous animation series about today’s urban Africa through intergenerational conflict within a middle-class family.
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The Wonders of Rock Art: Lascaux Cave and Africa

Until 1 October 2018 | Sci-Bono Discovery Centre | JHB
An exhibition around Lascaux Cave in France, including life-size panels reproducing some of the figures painted on the cave walls, it is an opportunity to engage with some of humanity's earliest creative expression. Photographs of iconic South African rock art and a display of authentic pieces are on view in The Dawn of Art, the African room of the exhibition.
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Residency / Music

Fête de la Musique - OPEN SEINE

21 June 2018 | Les Maquereaux, Quai de l'hôtel de ville, Paris
Catch Nicky B playing South African sounds in Paris during Fête de la musique in the French capital. And don't miss her broadcast The World Show live every Sunday on Kaya FM, while she is on an artistic residency in France.
Fête de la musique - OPEN SEINE > The World Show
Discover all our exciting highlights for 2018 here!
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