A Celebration of Puppetry at the Boschendal Plum Festival

Life-sized elephant puppet Mnumzane strolled across the Boschendal Estate on Sunday 14 March 2021, accompanied by little elephant Alfie, their path criss-crossed by the boisterous Dassie puppet.

A Conversation with Dr Mongane Wally Serote on the launch of his epic poem Sikhahlel’ u-OR

The Centre for Humanities Research is proud to host a conversation with Mongane Wally Serote on the launch of his new epic poem Sikhahlel’ u-OR.

A Walk with Elephants: Puppets Come to Boschendal!

The CHR’s Ukwanda Puppet and Design Company and NIHSS special artist in residence fellow Aja Marneweck will be presenting a line-up of puppetry workshops, an exhibition of puppets, and a walking public performance with partners Net vir Pret at the Boschendal Plum Harvest Festival on the weekend of 13 and 14 March.

Re-Centring Afro Asia Conference

The CHR presented a panel with the Centres’ Patricia Hayes, Luis Gimenez and Kiasha Naidoo, chaired by Ross Truscott discussing the possibilities and approaches to the invocation of the precolonial at the recently convened Afro-Asia Conference.

Reboot Eden: Celebrating Ten Years of Puppetry in Barrydale

The Centre for Humanities Research at the University of the Western Cape (CHR), in partnership with Net vir Pret are celebrating 10 years of puppetry in Barrydale. Reboot Eden will be an online program of four new puppet performances that will be available online from the 16th -19th December 2020.

Reboot Eden: The Art of Recovery

For the past ten years the Centre for Humanities Research’s Laboratory of Kinetic Objects has been engaged in a mutual education and arts initiative (along with partners Net Vir Pret, Handspring Puppet Company, uKwanda Puppetry and Design Collective, and Magpie Collective) in the village of Barrydale some three hours outside of Cape Town. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, this years Barrydale parade is set to convene remotely.

The Final Spring

2019’s edition of the 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.

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.

Warona

Presented by: Ukwanda Puppets and Designs Company

CHR Year-End Colloquium

15 November 2018

Reza Khota Quartet – Liminal

25 November 2018

RIVER AND REDFIN

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

Warona

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 […]

The CHR fellowship programme will continue in 2021 primarily through online platforms. Regulations permitting, the CHR plans to host limited live events in compliance with current COVID-19 protocols. Please follow our events page for updates about seminars, workshops, and arts events.

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