Champs Action Bar – portrait of place

Champs Action Bar, the hang out spot of choice for both the young and the old in Grahamstown. The bar attracts a wide range of people including students, lecturers and members of the larger Grahamstown community. Champs offers these people a chance to play some pool, grab a bite, or enjoy a much needed drink on any day of the week.

Produced by Louise Fuller


Saint’s Bistro – portrait of place

Local Grahamstown restaurant, Saints Bistro, is renowned for its gourmet food, enjoyed by local residents and students alike. By venturing behind the scenes into the business operations, the piece highlights how it is able to successfully operate amongst other franchise food stores.

The piece focuses on the kitchen area and the different processes that occur in order for the restaurant to operate smoothly and efficiently. This is in contrast with the main dining area of the restaurant that has a relaxed, romantic aura.

Produced by Laura Skippers


Jehovah Jirah Haven – portrait of place

Jehovah Jirah Haven is a children’s home situated in Alexandria, an hour outside of Grahamstown. The house is a wonderful space for children to feel safe and cared for. The home is in fact a haven where these kids have made a new family.

Production by Jenna Lillie


The Greens – portrait of place

Rhodes University in Grahamstown serves as a home away from home to more than 7000 students. On a day to day basis these students finds themselves living in Grahamstown, shopping in Grahamstown, and interacting with the other residents of Grahamstown, and yet they never fully integrate with the rest of the town. Instead students seclude themselves in university residences and private apartment blocks, where they lead radically different lifestyles. In this video we go inside one such student apartment complex, The Greens, and take an up-close look at the student lifestyle.

Produced by Campbell Easton


Falling for You – DJ Von Dirty ft Sne Dladla

Von Dirty, a local Grahamstown DJ, relates the troubles of relationship commitment issues with his up-tempo track.

Produced by Siyavuya Makubalo, Teboho Ramosili and Laura Skippers


Fly: Tessa Ware

Two lovers are torn apart by drug addiction and their love story ends in tragedy. Their journey together slowly spirals out of control.

Produced by Jenna Lillie and Rhea MacDonald
Music by Tessa Ware
Actors: Hana Kelly & Serena Paver