Conceived as a living memorial to the 1820 British settlers, and built on a hillside overlooking Grahamstown (Makhanda), the Monument building housed the inaugural festival that same year. It has effectively remained the heart of the Festival since then.
Spread over 11 days and across 90-odd different venues in Makhanda, the Festival enjoys strong participation from artists from all of South Africa’s nine provinces as well as a number of international artists and audiences visiting South Africa.
Postal address: National Arts Festival, PO Box 304, Grahamstown 6140.
Physical address: National Arts Festival, 1820 Settlers Monument, Fort Selwyn Drive, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Tel: +27 46 603 1103
Fax: +27 46 622 3082
Call Centre: +27 86 000 2004
Fax2Email: 086 233 2122
E-mail: [email protected]
Last edited: 2018-11-23
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