Grahamstown National Arts Festival 2013 Report

Grahamstown National Arts Festival 2013 Report

13It is that time of year again. Time to saddle up for one of our big endeavours for the year. The Grahamstown National Arts Festival is upon us.

Grahamstown is located in the Eastern Cape, just under two hours from Port Elizabeth, and if you were to visit there during any time of the year, you won’t see much. Big, quiet streets. Not much happening, but come end of June every year, there is a national convergence of musicians, tricksters, hipsters, hippies, poets, know-its, artists, scientists, boere, bums, wanderers and seekers. Only for eleven days. Despite the freezing cold temperatures combined with the biting wind and the guarantee for rain for at least some of the days, thousands of people come to bear witness to this remarkably successful festival.

There are lots of things to do on offer. Dramas, musical performances, street acts, poetic recitals, stand-up comedy, art galleries, clubs, pubs, food and all kinds of trinkets, antiques, cloths, gadgets and gimmicks are available.

On 25 June, we left the Cape Town temple at about 09h00 ISKCON time with our old faithful Food for Life bakkie, fully equipped with Continue reading “Grahamstown National Arts Festival 2013 Report”