The Last Season

This year’s annual giant puppet parade and performance in Barrydale features electro-acoustic musical compositions, fantastical masked creatures, and a narrative exploring the global climate crisis and ecological disaster.


Presented by: Ukwanda Puppets and Designs Company

#Freespace and Places of Remembrance

Next Generation Researcher Kim Gurney will be participating in a panel discussion and public art installation

CHR Year-End Colloquium

15 November 2018

Reza Khota Quartet – Liminal

25 November 2018


The CHR and Net Vir Pret Annual Giant Puppet Parade and Performance, Barrydale, 16 December 2018

Jakes Gerwel – Celebrating an icon’s legacy

The life and legacy of the late Prof Jakes Gerwel, former UWC Rector and Vice-Chancellor, was recently celebrated with, among other things, a keynote address by anti-apartheid activist, Jay Naidoo.

Jakes Gerwel Commemorative Celebration

10 November 2018

Pan Troglodyte

A Performance by Jane Taylor, Tony Miyambo, and Terry Norton at the Centre for the Less Good Idea

Ife and Bilal Performance

1 & 2 October, Theatre Arts Admin Collective

A screening of Whispering Truth to Power

Filmmaker and human rights lawyer Shameela Seedat tracks Thuli Madonsela


New Performance by Ukwanda Puppetry Collective

Louis Moholo in conversation

CHR will be hosting a public conversation with jazz drumming great Louis Moholo at the Guga S’thebe Community Centre in Langa at 6.30 pm on June 8th 2018

Book Signing: Awakenings

Lionel Davis in conversation with Tina Smith and Ayesha Price

Sexual Violence: Remembering, Representing, Resisting

Dialogue on Troubling Seasons of Hate

Ne’er So Much The Ape

The CHR invites you to a performance of Ne’er So Much The Ape, a work produced, directed and written by Professor Jane Taylor, and performed by Jane Taylor, Tony Miyambo and Terry Norton .

Conversations: Hilton Schilder

Conversations is a new series of public dialogues with jazz musicians and their legacies convened by […]

From Mozambique to the Cape: Performance Encounters in Music, Masks, Movement, Poetry and Painting

Venue: at the Factory of the Arts Time: 7pm Date: Tuesday 29 November. The Factory […]

Olifantland – Barrydale parade

The 2016 Barrydale Puppet Parade and Performance brings you Olifantland, a multilingual visual theatre show […]

Tribute to Emile Maurice

We said goodbye to Emile two months ago. This is a short clip of the […]

Artist in Residence Mongi Mthombeni premieres ‘I See You’ at Royal Court 

Mongi Mthombeni, an artist in residence at the Centre for Humanities Research, premieres his play, […]

Art Week Cape Town 2016

The Factory of the Arts, a satellite of the CHR at UWC will be participating […]

The Insurrections Ensemble returns

The Insurrections Ensemble returns to the Homecoming Centre at District Six for two performances on […]