ACT | UJ Conference on Creative Economy

Sun, 8th March — Tue, 10th March

Connect ZA is co-curating the annual Arts and Culture Trust Conference along our themes of digital, innvation and young creativity, concentrating on entrepreneurship and those making it happen.


Sun, 1st March — Tue, 31st March

Three leading independent, artist-led project spaces travel to Johannesburg with Ithuba Gallery (SA).

The final outcome and exhibition of three leading artist-led project spaces at Ithuba Arts Gallery.



Fri, 27th February
Cape Town

Making Library Network showcase

Future Music Rising

Fri, 20th February

Participation at Roundhouse Rising




Sat, 15th November
Visit Project

Co-Lab is an exciting new project that supports the Ithuba Arts Gallery and Fund and connects it with independent UK project spaces that are pioneering artist-led practice in the UK. The programme seeks to deepen Ithuba’s knowledge and exposure to contemporary visual arts practices encouraging experimentation and collaboration in an independent art space.

Allowing Ithuba to broaden its engagement with communities in Johannesburg’s city centre, the project will foster exchange and experimentation in visual arts practice, investigating emerging ways of working and engaging with some of the most pioneering young artists in both countries.

EFG London Jazz festival

Thu, 13th November — Sun, 23rd November
Visit Project

The London Jazz Festival, which started in 1992, is a multi-faceted 10-day event. It has grown to be not only London’s largest city-wide music festival, but one of the major international jazz events. The highlights have been many – each year brings its own character and momentum, and the riches of the Festival can as easily be found in a packed club as well as in the concert hall. The festival attracts approx. 100,000 visitors and through the BBC Radio 3 broadcasting reaches over 2 million people.
During the 2014 edition of the festival, the London Jazz Festival will be celebrating 20 Years of Democracy with major concerts from established stars and also introducing new talents. The programme is as follows:

Friday 14 November

  • Bokani Dyer

Vortex – 8.30pm
A formidable young pianist already making waves on the international scene with his strong individual sound, intriguing compositions and captivating live performances; Dyer is a major new South African jazz voice.

Saturday 15 November

  • South Africa 20 years on and the legacy of the Blue Notes

Southbank Centre / Front Room – 12.45 & 3.30pm
Surrounding this afternoon’s Dedication Orchestra concert, a panel of musicians and specialists discuss the impact on the British scene of the South African musicians exiled by apartheid and the musical journey of South Africa in the 20 years since democracy.

  • Dedication Orchestra

Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall – 2pm
Fired by the whipcrack drumming of surviving band-member Louis Moholo-Moholo, the music of Chris McGregor, Dudu Pukwana, Mongezi Feza and Johnny Dyani continues to live through a pulsating 26-piece orchestra.

  • Abdullah Ibrahim – Ekaya + New Trio

Part of the EFG Excellence Series
Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall – 7.30pm
Celebrating his 80th year, the charismatic pianist brings together the infectious township jazz of his septet Ekaya and the lustrous colours of his brand new trio.

Sunday 16 November

  • Gareth Lockrane’s celebration of Bheki Mseleku

Forge – 7pm
Featuring original material by jazz flautist extraordinaire Lockrane and specially arranged ‘lost’ compositions of the visionary South African pianist and composer Bheki Mseleku.

Saturday 22 November

  • Claude Deppa

Southbank Centre / Clore Ballroom – 6.15pm
South African trumpeter Claude Deppa scores high, with a brand new band that digs deep into the African soul.