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  1. The sun and very warm weather conditions greets arts lovers as the Grahamstown Arts Festival kicks off. This year is the 40th anniversary of the festival. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu
  2. There is plenty of boots stock to choose from at one of the flea markets during the Grahamstown Arts Festival. This year is the 40th anniversary of the festival. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu
  3. Most of the walls around Grahamstown are covered in poters as the Arts Festival gets into gear. This year is the 40th anniversary of the festival. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu
  4. Michael Boynton (10) and Liyabona Xanti (9) enjoy a ride during the Grahamstown Arts Festival. This year is the 40th anniversary of the festival. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu
  5. Husain and Hasan Essop during their photographic exhibition walkabout at the monument during thr Grahamstown Arts Festival. This year is the 40th anniversary of the festival. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu
  6. Young entertainers Aphiwe Willem, Lebohang Mafele and Lihle Peter doing ther thing at the monument during the Grahamstown Arts Festival. This year is the 40th anniversary of the festival. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu
  7. A flea market sells different items that cater to everyone during the Grahamstown Arts Festival. This year is the 40th anniversary of the festival. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu
  8. The Analogue Eye show is shown outdoors at the monument during the Grahamstown Arts Festival. This year is the 40th anniversary of the festival. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu
  9. People showed up for the Analogue Eye show which is shown outdoors at the monument during the Grahamstown Arts Festival. This year is the 40th anniversary of the festival. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu
  10. The Analogue Eye show is shown outdoors at the monument during the Grahamstown Arts Festival. This year is the 40th anniversary of the festival. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu
  11. Designer and owner of Afro Child label Nobuzwe Mabona showcases her designs at the Grahamstown Arts Festival. This year is the 40th anniversary of the festival. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu
  12. Entertainment is the order of the day as this youth cultural group entertains the crowds during the Grahamstown Arts Festival. This year is the 40th anniversary of the festival. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu
  13. A youth cultural dance group entertains on the streets of Grahamstown as the arts festival kicks off. This year is the 40th anniversary of the festival. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu
  14. Grahamstown is surprisingly warm as the Arts Festival promises to the biggest this year as it coincides with the 40th anniversary of the festival. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu
  15. Art lovers check out Win Botha's, The Epic Mundane Exhibition at the History Museum during the Grahamstown Arts Festival. This year is the 40th anniversary of the festival. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu
  16. The sun shines over the town of Grahamstown as the Arts Festival kicks off. This year is the 40th anniversary of the festival. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu
  17. Win Botha's, The Epic Mundane Exhibition is shown at the History Museum during the Grahamstown Arts Festival. This year is the 40th anniversary of the festival. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu
  18. Win Botha's, The Epic Mundane Exhibition is shown at the History Museum during the Grahamstown Arts Festival. This year is the 40th anniversary of the festival. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu
  19. Win Botha's, The Epic Mundane Exhibition is shown at the History Museum during the Grahamstown Arts Festival. This year is the 40th anniversary of the festival. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu
  20. Win Botha's, The Epic Mundane Exhibition is shown at the History Museum during the Grahamstown Arts Festival. This year is the 40th anniversary of the festival. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu
  21. Win Botha's, The Epic Mundane Exhibition is shown at the History Museum during the Grahamstown Arts Festival. This year is the 40th anniversary of the festival. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu
  22. The Eastern Cape Ensemble performs during the Grahamstown Arts Festival opening ceremony held at the monument buildings. This year is the 40th anniversary of the festival. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu
  23. The Eastern Cape Ensemble wows the crowd during Grahamstown Arts Festival opening ceremony held at the monument buildings. This year is the 40th anniversary of the festival. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu
  24. A young performer is rousing guests' curiosity during the Grahamstown Arts Festival opening ceremony held at the monument building. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu
  25. A young performer is one of the entertainers during the Grahamstown Arts Festival opening ceremony held at the monument building. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu
  26. REMEMBERING THE DEAD: Actor Meshack Mavuso, second from left, in the role of The Man in a Green Blanket, Mgcineni Noki.
  27. THE CLASH: The moment of the confrontation between the miners and the police is re-enacted.
  28. PROBLEMS PAIL IN COMPARISON: The cast of the play Protest in Action highlights social conditions at the Graeme College theatre in Grahamstown. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu
 

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