City of Joburg

Joburg Zoo Festival of Lights celebrates the festive season until 5th January 2020 with a jam packed programme of beautiful lights and great entertainment.

An exciting programme of beautiful lights, diverse live music, dance, food and much more. Huge, beautiful life size artistically produced animal metal sculptures which are fully illuminated will be on show at the Joburg Zoo Festival of Lights. These magnificent animal sculptures together with illuminated trees within the Zoo, combined with exciting live entertainment offerings is certainly not to be missed.   The live entertainment programme is jam packed with great artists and music. This week from Thursday until Sunday 15th December,

City of Johannesburg to Launch Arts Alive 2019 – 29 Aug – 29 Sept

This September, spring will usher in an outburst of colourful and cultural explosion through music, dance, theatre, visual art and cultural expressions of various forms. Communities are invited to celebrate our cultures through the arts during Heritage Month at the Arts Alive 2019 Johannesburg International Arts Festival.   The people of Joburg know that no matter how long the winter was, Spring is sure to follow. This year the Arts Alive Johannesburg International Arts Festival will launch with Jazz on the Lake

DAC to Host Its Annual Colloquia Focusing On Literary Luminaries This Africa Month

          Celebrating legends in the African Literary World   Date: 28 May 2019 Venue: Soweto Theatre, Johannesburg Time: 6-10pm   Nature of Event: Africa Month Lecture. Readings and musical items by poets and young musicians.   Lecture to be delivered by Linton Kwesi Johnson: “Celebrating Legends in the African literary world.”   This particular lecture and colloquium with Frank Meintjies in the Chair places a special focus on the work and life contributions of living literary legends, James Matthews, Don Mattera, and Sindiwe Magona.   Don Mattera, born in 1935, who similarly in

The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Unleashed – Line-Up Announcement

This spring, Joburg will groove to the rhythm of jazz unleashed as the city celebrates the 22nd Standard Bank Joy of Jazz.  Africa’s premier jazz festival takes place from 26-28 September 2019, where we look to connect people beyond age, gender and genres. Jazz lovers will be reintroduced to the music, while novices will discover the magic of jazz. At its best, jazz is free, fun, and unleashed.   The magic is woven into a line-up that includes multi-award winning Mozambican composer

Africa Month with Joburg Theatre – Celebrating 100 years of Nelson Mandela’s Legacy

Africa Month: Music, Literature, Talks and Workshops Celebrating 100 years of Nelson Mandela’s Legacy 25th May to the 9th June 2018   In the wake of a successful Africa Month music event, The Liberation Concert, featuring acclaimed musicians from SA and across the world, the Department of Arts and Culture in partnership with the Joburg Theatre, celebrates literature from the African continent and its diaspora.   Historically, literature has played a leading role in the formation of ideas and movements for change, just like the uprising