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Weekend Online 17  & 18 July – some suggestions that will let you #STAYHOME and #STAYCONNECTED.

Unmissable Live Streams this weekend include 2020 Distell National Playwright winner Amy-Louise Wilson’s re-imagined, multi-media piece, AnotherKind on the 16 & 17th July and 2020 Standard Bank Young Artist for Theatre, Jefferson Tshabalala, who will debut his new work J. Bhobozza & J Bhozza on the 17th July at 15h00.

If you have small children, huddle them around the screen for a live stream storytelling session with Istimela Sendaba – Story Train or Amazwi Storyteller – there are other delightful shows for children too. Older children and adults may enjoy Girl with a Magic Paintbrush – a live workshop on the art of Suminagashi, an ancient Japanese art form, on 16 and 17th July.

The Johannesbug edition of The Very Big Comedy Show goes out live at 19h00 on Saturday the 17th. Starring Tumi Morake, Mojak Lehoko, Schalk Bezuidenhout and Lindy Johnson – with a special guest appearance from Rob van Vuuren – it may well be the laughter medicine you need.

Catch South African opera singer Sibongile Ngoma in Opera Meets Jazz and see Festival favourite Aaron McIlroy in The Apology on 17 July at 20h00. Take your pick of the Fringe with shows like Unmasked – a look at how Covid is affecting young people’s mental health, poetry from Soul Claps Talk , book launches, talks and more.

Bend your mind with illusionists and mentalists, Brendon Peel in Smoke and Mirrors and the Magic of Alexander May in Im’Possible.


VIDEO ON DEMAND shows are pre-recorded and ready to be played whenever it suits you. Some of the video on demand shows on the programme do have limited viewing windows however, meaning they maybe up for 3 or more days and then gone again. There are video on demand shows on both the Fringe and Curated programme.

With Weekend Online you can definitely #STAYHOME and  #STAYCONNECTED – enjoy!