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Schalk Bezuidenhout

July 25, 2018
Schalk Bezuidenhout • Funnyman by design

I never know when I am being funny, and the other way too. I don’t think you can think about that. I don’t think you can try to be funny. Some people are just funny • Christopher Walken Meet Schalk Bezuidenhout. Razor sharp, exceptionally sassy and smart as a whip. The brilliant funnyman brought the house down at his stand-up show SNORSEUN at the Vrystaat Kunstefees this year. Known for his eclectic woolly style and Adidas kicks, Schalk rocks a moustache and furry ‘fro like no other Afrikaans boytjie we’ve ever seen. Make no mistake – the knits might be…

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Dr. Ricardo Peach • Director Vrystaat Kunstefees

July 28, 2017
Bright Sparks • Dr. Ricardo Peach

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time – Thomas Merton Meet Dr. Ricardo Peach. The phenomenal creative maestro behind the Vrystaat Kunstefees/Arts Festival. A virtuoso of note with a truly interesting and impressive CV: He is Director of the Vrystaat Kunstefees and also developed and is the Co-director of the Programme for Innovation in Artform Development at the University of the Free State, partnering with the Vrystaat Arts Festival. He managed the Capacity Development Program at the Australia Council for the Arts (2014). Was an independent cultural consultant with expertise in research and analysis,…

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The Vrystaat Kunstefees • Arts Festival

July 19, 2017
Cool Spots • Vrystaat Kunstefees / Arts Festival

Vrystaat Kunstefees / Arts Festival / Tsa-Botjhaba Bloemfontein campus of the University of the Free State There is nothing better to conquer the cold Free Sate winter than the Vrystaat Kunstefees in Bloemfontein, a marvelously fantastic arts festival with one-of-a-kind hospitality. Drama, comedy, musical theatre, visual arts, dance theatre and entertainment for the kids. These are just a few of the highlights which festival goers can look forward to at the Vrystaat Kunstefees every year. This year is certainly no exception. One festival. Many stories Bloemfontein is wonderfully central and boasts some of the best theatres in the country…

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