What to see, do and eat at KKNK 2016

03 November 2017

The 22nd Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK) kicks off on 24 March 2016. This celebration of South African arts and culture caters to every taste – whether you’re looking to eat well, see the cream of South Africa’s theatre crop or shuffle your feet at a local artist’s performance.

Here are some of this year’s festival highlights:

  • Visual Arts discussions http://kknk.co.za/dagprogram/visuele-kuns-gesprekke/

Cost? Free

When? March 24-30 2016, at 10:30

Where? Absa Kuierkamer

Presented by Dr Paul Bayliss, these daily 45-minute sessions cover everything the art lover needs to know about South Africa’s visual arts scene. Find out how to invest in art and up your art cred by participating in various discussions that fall under this year’s festival theme: Open Space, the poetry of the incomplete and the start of the new.

  • Coffee, wine and chocolate pairing http://kknk.co.za/dagprogram/koffie-wyn-en-sjokolade-kosparing-5/

Cost? R79

When? March 24-30 2016, 10:00

Where? Cango Caves Estate

This daily session of pure indulgence happens at the picturesque Cango Caves Estate. Tickle your taste buds with something just a little different to classic festival foods. Sure, a roosterkoek with jam is great on occasion, but treat yourself to some chocolate and coffee too.

  • Oudtshoorn Township Tours http://kknk.co.za/dagprogram/oudtshoorn-township-tours-2/

Cost? R140

When? March 24 2016, from 11:00am-12:30pm

Where? 2016 Jan van Riebeeck drive

Whether you’re a first-timer at the KKNK or a veteran festivalgoer, you’re bound to find this offering interesting. Oudtshoorn is well known for its tourist attractions, but this tour gives you the chance to see the townships where 90% of Oudtshoorn’s residents live. This interesting tour is presented by Joey Hefke.

  • Sizwe Banzi is Dead http://kknk.co.za /dagprogram/sizwe-banzi-is-dead/

Cost? R120

When? March 24, 25, 26 2016, from 14:00-15:30

Where? Johnny Bisschoff-Hall

This acclaimed play written by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona hits the KKNK for three days and recounts a man’s struggle for dignity in apartheid-era South Africa.  A universally relevant question is probed: How do you define privilege? Atandwa Kani (John Kani’s son) and Mncedisi Shabangu share the stage in this adaptation.

  • Magic Moments http://kknk.co.za/2015/11/24/magic-moments/

Cost? 19:00-22:00

When? 24 March 2016

Where 201 Jan van Riebeeck drive

Live music and potjiekos, with a contemporary music performance in a living room – what more could you want?

Be sure to tweet us @Absa during the festival and let us know about your favourite shows and festival highlights.

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