Grahamstown is "Africa's Festival Capital”, the most notable of which is the National Arts Festival held annually in Grahamstown and brainchild of the late Professor Guy Butler who was a previous owner of High Corner.

  • NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL
    Organised by the Grahamstown Foundation, Africa's largest and most colourful cultural event offers a choice of the very best of both indigenous and imported talent.
  • NATIONAL SCHOOLS FESTIVAL
    This annual event is organised by The Grahamstown Foundation. Pupils are given an opportunity to experience a carefully structured programme of Arts and English related activities designed to empower them by developing their skills of communication, and by encouraging them to nurture and explore their own creative potential.
  • NATIONAL SCIENCE FESTIVAL
    SciFest Africa is held annually in Grahamstown and aims to promote a culture of science in South Africa in a festive way.
  • GRAHAMSTOWN FLOWER FESTIVAL
    This is a new event which promises to be another exciting Festival for the area. The Grahamstown Garden and Home Club, the Botanical Society and Pam Golding Properties will offer an exciting programme consisting of a flower competition, garden stalls, a Spring School of workshops, a garden competition, visits to open stately homes and gardens, a Tea Garden and picnic hampers and music and entertainment for the whole family.
  • EASTERN CAPE EISTEDDFORD
    The Eastern Cape Eisteddfod is committed to developing and encouraging Eastern Cape artists, improving their skills and expanding their creativity while nurturing understanding and appreciation of the arts.
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