1 & 2. Lira in Concert at the Guy Butler Theater at the National Arts Festival on Friday 11 July 2014. Award winning South African musician Lira performing live on stage with Kenton Windvogel on guitar, Earl Baartman on bass, Joshua Zacheus on drums and Petrus Mngomezulu on keyboard, bringing soul, funk and jazz into the mix.

3. Petrus Mngomezulu on keyboard with Lira in Concert.

4. Earl Baartman on bass with Lira.

5. Kenton Windvogel on guitar with Lira in Concert at the Guy Butler Theater at the National Arts Festival.

6. Earl Baartman on bass with Lira.

7. Multi-platinum award winning South African Singer/Songwriter Lira stands tall during her performance during the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa.  

(Photos: CUEPIX/Niamh Walsh-Vorster)

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1. Lucy Tops is held by the cast of Another Day perform in the physical theater and dance production in The Highlander venue during the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa on Saturday 5 July 2014. Through song and dance show from The Follow Spot Productions tells the story of a love affair and the heartache it creates.  

2. The cast of Another Day.

3. Kjersti Soberg performs the physical theater and dance production Another Day.

4. Nicholas Vries (front), Ashley Searle (back left) and Bradley Searle perform in the physical theater and dance production Another Day.

5. Lucy Tops in Another Day.

6. Nadine Theron (front) and Lucy Tops (behind) in Another Day.

Photos: (CUEPIX/Niamh Walsh-Vorster)

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1. Londiwe Khoza in the dance production Between the Lines in Centenary Hall venue at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa on Friday 4 July 2014. The production mixes ballet, poetry and song and is Gold Medal winner of South African International Ballet competition.

2. Cast members in the dance production Between the Lines.

3. Mthukthuzeli November and Gemma Trehearn in the dance production Between the Lines.

4. Vuyo Mahashe and co-performers in the dance production Between the Lines.

5. Lwando Dutuyulwa and Emlit Isted in Between the Lines.

(Photos: CUEPIX: Niamh Walsh-Vorster).

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Throwback Thursday

Hare Krishna’s at National Arts Festival 2013

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1. Brhat Mrdanga Das dances to the Hare Krishna chants in Oldes 65 on New Street, Grahamstown, South Africa at the National Arts Festival, Tuesday 2 July 2013. Performing street chants, The Hare Krishna’s sing and dance every night around Grahamstown to liberate souls seeking to connect with something new. 

2. Hare Krishna devotee and monk, Brhat Mrdanga Das, dances with a crowd and his fellow Hare Krishna friends on High Street, Grahamstown, South Africa at the National Arts Festival, Tuesday 2 July 2013. Performing street chants, The Hare Krishna’s sing and dance every night around Grahamstown to liberate souls seeking to connect with something new. 

3. Vraja Krsna Das plays the accordion and chants with fellow Hare Krishna friends in The Pop-up Hookah Bar on New Street, Grahamstown, South Africa at the National Arts Festival, Tuesday 2 July 2013. Performing street chants, The Hare Krishna’s sing and dance every night around Grahamstown to liberate souls seeking to connect with something new. 

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Week 7Megan Fischer is tattooed by Quintin Carnage at Full Sail Tattoos on New Street in Grahamstown, South Africa on 2 April 2014. . Fischer’s boyfriend, Bertie Malgas holds her hand during the session. The finished piece is of a dandelion, symbolic of the changes and new beginnings Fischer is experiencing in her personal life. © Niamh Walsh-Vorster

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Megan Fischer is tattooed by Quintin Carnage at Full Sail Tattoos on New Street in Grahamstown, South Africa on 2 April 2014. . Fischer’s boyfriend, Bertie Malgas holds her hand during the session. The finished piece is of a dandelion, symbolic of the changes and new beginnings Fischer is experiencing in her personal life.

© Niamh Walsh-Vorster

Photostory: Everything works in it’s chaos

1. Nadine Stein helping a customer at her shop by the Drostdy Lawns, otherwise known as Under the Arch The shop is owned by Nadine and her sister, Debra, here is where they make their living and what many people know them for. 

2. Nadine walks through the pathway to the entrance of her home. Nadine lives with her 9 year old son, Khoi-Sen and sister, Debra Stein.

3.After work, Nadine takes a break with her “special ciggy”, and waits for her son Khoi-Sen to be dropped off home after school . Nadine is open with her son about smoking cigarettes and marijuana, but she will never smoke around him.

4. Nadine with her son, Khoi-Sen, after school. With the support of Khoi-Sen’s grandparents he is able to attend Graeme College. Every day after school Nadine will sit with Khoi-Sen to find out how his school day went and after a play break he does his homework. 

5. Dogs run around the entrance space to the Steins home. The dogs liven up the houses atmosphere and are free to play inside and outside the house within the property space. 

6.Nadine Stein, 37, in her single bedroom in her home. Behind her is a wall covered in images of Native American Chiefs and leaders, the way of life and thinking of the Native America people resides closely to Nadine’s personal life philosophy.

7. Debra Stein’s artwork painted onto ostrich eggs with acrylic paints are on display in the Steins’ living room. Debra loves to paint and has never attended art school. Her inspiration is drawn from images which she re-shapes into her own work. The painting of the child’s face is from a book Debra illustrated.  

8. Sisters, Nadine and Debra Stein, smoking outside in their empty parking space. Both sisters rely on foot or lifts for getting around town, Nadine is afraid to drive and Debra gets around on her skateboard.

9. Khoi-Sen plays on his mother Nadine’s phone whilst she and her sister, Debra, watch him play in their yard. The three are extremely close and Khoi-Sen is a calm natured, like his mother, he does spend time with his father who also lives in Grahamstown and one of the reasons as to why Nadine still lives with her sister. 

10. A serious Stein Family portrait. Khoi-Sen, Nades and Debbie together.

© Niamh Walsh-Vorster