Women in Resistance

They represent more than of half humanity, but more women are still today excluded form their country's economic, political and social life. They are more vulnerable to poverty, lack of education and wars. This statement must not be omitted or overlooked. The photographer wanted to depart from the stereotypical representation which places "the" woman as victimized to recognize the fighting visible or invisible, led by some. Witnessing women's commitment is, if we are willing to consider them, a stark reminder that societies are mixed and their history is equal as feminine as it is masculine. there is recognition of the struggle, contribution but also the sacrifice of these strangers, for survival, dignity, democracy, equality and justice. 


You are invited to the first of Athenaeum's monthly Comedy nights

Please come and support this new and hilarious initiative

on the Thursday the 2nd of April starting at 19:30

At The Athenaeum, Cnr Belmont Terrace & Castle Hill, Central Port Elizabeth

Hosted by Siya Seya and featuring: King Kotla and Khanya Dirtybummz  



Old Actors Never Die


After their hugely popular production of "Old Actors Never Die" in Plett, the Bitou Amateur Theatrical Society(BATS) thought they could have a good rest before embarking on their 2015 production.

 BATS members are excited and apprehensive about their "Big Time" debut, but David is confident that Port Elizabeth Audiences will enjoy the "Old Actors" as much as Plett did. He has always said "We may be amateurs, but we are committed to a professional performance"


The Play will be performed at The Little Theatre, Port Elizabeth on Friday 27th &Saturday 28th at 7:30PM and Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th at 14:30.


Tickets R70 at Computicket.


Francophonie Live Music Show

Marena and Rumbaccordeon bought to you by the Athenaeum and the Alliance on Sunday the 22nd of March at 6PM

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Love Child's Love Avenue Concert

Music Meets Fashion Show Event.

Athenaeum Little Theatre at 17:30 for 18:00

R50 Single Tickets and R80 Double at the door or contact: 073 755 2744

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There are people out there finding creative solutions to daily problems that are creating real change in this world. We're encouraging you to go out there and create your own Make. Change. project using the ‪#‎makechangePE‬ tag. Find something in our city that you would creatively change, post the photo to our Facebook page and provide a solution as to how you would implement it. We can't wait to see your amazing ideas

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Guy Buttery

Guy Buttery is a South African guitar player with a distinctive acoustic style influenced by traditional South African instrumentation. He will be gracing Port Elizabeth, performing at the Athenaeum in the month of February 2015 . He is a winner of the South African Music Awards for best instrumental album 2014 'Live in Kwa Zulu Natal' and many more.

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" My life, My journey, My mistakes.... in my music."

Lefa Mosea and the double Standards Quintet-" My life, My journey, My mistakes.... in my music."

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Design Indaba 2015- Simulcast 25-27 February

We broadcast Design Indaba Conference live to Joburg, Durban, PE, Potchefstroom and a second venue in Cape Town. Ticket sales open 7 January. Cape Town sales open when the main conference sells out.

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Media Release- Mandela Film Festival Launch with a bang

"It is only in Nelson Mandela Bay that a Mandela International Film Festival can be held. This was an opportunity we could not miss, as the only City in the World named after the World Icon. We are proud to be part of this international event and we will support it fully," Nelson Mandela Bay Executive Mayor Benson Fihla said, speaking at the launch of the Mandela Bay Film Festival at the Athenaeum in Port Elizabeth today, December 3, 2014.

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