Hilton Arts Festival

It’s time for the 26
th annual Hilton Arts Festival which kicks off on the 14th September at Hilton College.
178 scheduled events including plays, comedy sessions, music concerts & reviews, tribute shows, arts-related lectures, movie screenings, artist & crafter demos and workshops, visitors are spoiled for choice this year.

In addition to the festival, there’ll be craft stalls and artists selling their paintings, bronzes and ceramics, plus the chance to relax in the Corona Festival Marquee.
Jackie Cameron is setting up a bistro and there’s an Extreme Events Gin Bar and a Food Village – yes seriously!

And if that’s not enough, there are also several noteworthy exhibitions to visit.
Don’t miss RMB’s ‘Think Bench”, a piece of modern installation art, the Everard Read Gallery’s ‘T.O.L.E.R.A.N.C.E.’, created by sculptor Guy Ferrer and Andrew Dunn’s loan to Hilton College of a set of 16 numbered prints of John Meyer’s ‘Mandela: A Life’s Journey’. 

Paul Slabolepszy’s dangerous comedy Suddenly the Storm
Mike van Graan’s political thriller, Green Man Flashing,
Die Reuk van Appels, an incisive look into the psyche of 1970’s Nationalism and the SADF seen through the eyes of an 11 year old boy;
Silkworm, a magical tale which won the hearts of audiences at the recent National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.
Rob van Vuuren and John Vlismas in action with the Durban On Fire Comedy team
From Cape Town, the Followspot gang bring you comedy, music, dancing and the body beautiful.
The Big Band Bash for lovers of Glenn Miller and his iconic style of big band
The Drakensberg Boys’ Choir
7 different music revue shows; tributes to Miriam Makeba, Eric Clapton, Frank Sinatra and Bruce Springsteen; a Beethoven programme; Guy Buttery in Concert; a Christopher Duigan spectacular with massed choirs and soloists
and more!

Entrance to the grounds is FREE.
Full show programme and ticket bookings available at



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