South AfricaFestival: Woordfees 2019, Stellenbosch


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The programme for the 2019 Woodfees festival, which is hosted in various venues in and around Stellenbosch by Stellenbosch University, features a number of South African comics related events, which are listed in detail below.

Festival: Woordfees 2019, Stellenbosch

Event: The Fun's Not Over - The James Phillips Story
When: Friday, 1 March 2019, 18:00
When: Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 20:00
Where: Pulp Cinema Neelsie
Tickets: R40 via Computicket; R50 at the door
Language: English
Director: Michael Cross
What: This film is the joint winner of the 2018 Encounters Backsberg Audience Award for a South African/African Film. The tragedy of Phillips' death is that it came just as he was hitting his stride. He was already the voice from the void; he was James the Boptist, a hard-partying rock n' roller that pioneered a new genre of Afrikaans rock music (despite being English) that sparked and fired a revolution. He was working with heavy-hitters William Kentridge and Warrick Sony on Faustus in Africa, staged in Grahamstown in 1995. This is a rollicking musical ride through all these incarnations, with frank insights from 80's and 90's musicians and leftie luminaries - from Johannes Kerkorrel to Lloyd Ross, Pieter-Dirk Uys to Zapiro by way of the Radio Rats' Jonathan Handley and Vusi Mahlasela. It is an intimate portrait of a wildly talented poet painted by those who knew him best.
More Details: Woordfees Programme


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Event: Bal-Oog & Brommel: Milnerton
When: Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 13:00
When: Saturday, 9 March 2019, 16:30
When: Sunday, 10 March 2019, 13:00
Where: Adam Small Laboratorium
Tickets: R80 to R130 through Computicket; R150 at the door
Language: Afrikaans
Text: Sjaka Septembir
Director And Lighting Design: Gideon Lombard
Music: Gertjie Besselsen
Producer: Gideon Lombard and Sjaka Septembir
What: Something is happening at about 200 km per hour. Two actors, one musician, and 20 characters. Nothing in between. This physical theatre will have you breathless with laughter. Bal-Oog & Brommel is the grandchild of Bitterkomix, Quentin Tarantino, and Tintin. In short: it's a sex, drugs' and rock & roll murder mystery set in Milnerton, and it's downhill all the way. (The same show as last year's Moord In Ixiastraat - but with a less frightening title.)
More Details: Woordfees Programme; brainwavez.org Review


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Event: Zapiro Captures Zuma
When: Thursday, 7 March 2019, 14:00
Where: Drostdy Teater
Tickets: R55 through Computicket; R70 at the door
Language: English
What: The serious madness, and the mad seriousness, of state capture and the Zuma years is the roundabout that Zapiro writes about in WTF: Capturing Zuma - A Cartoonist's Tale. The renowned cartoonist presents a special show and tell of his work - especially those that resulted in huge outcries - and marvels at how his cartoon drawing world frequently crosses paths with reality, resulting in coincidences both hysterical and amazing.
More Details: Woordfees Programme


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• When: Friday, 1 March 2019, to Sunday, 10 March 2019
• Where: Various venues around Stellenbosch and Stellenbosch University/Victoria Street, Stellenbosch, South Africa








WTF: Capturing Zuma - A Cartoonist's Tale By ZapiroShop online
WTF: Capturing Zuma - A Cartoonist's Tale

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Let The Sunshine In

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