Monthly Archives: March 2013

Get well soon, Madiba!

My prayers for Madiba’s health join those of millions of other South Africans. I am sad as I realise that the great Nelson Mandela is old, frail and ultimately mortal. Get well soon, Madiba!

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I spied with my little eyes … in March 2013

It was the announcement of the Naledi Theatre Awards for 2012 which was the highlight of the month for most people in the enterntainment industry. Well done to Sibongile Khumalo on her Life Time Achievement Award. The Executive Director (Dawn … Continue reading

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Goggas!, the Naledi Award Winning Children’s Play

I took the same group of children to see both Sleeping Beauty (People’s Theatre) and Goggas (National Childen’s Theatre). Opinion was divided, more or less equally, as to which one was best. The Naledi judges who saw Goggas last September … Continue reading

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Disney’s Sleeping Beauty at People’s Theatre

Disney’s Sleeping Beauty KIDS is not necessarily the exact story I remember, but it follows more or less the same lines. There is a princess, a christening, a sixteenth birthday, a pricked finger, a Sleeping Beauty, a handsome prince, a … Continue reading

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Sleeper’s Wake (A movie review)

Movie Title: Sleeper’s Wake Director: Timothy Sheader Starring: Lionel Newton (John Wraith), Stiaan Smith (Dirk), Jay Anstey (Jackie Venter), Deon Lotz (Roelf Venter), Luke Tyler (Simon Venter) and Bayo Jwayi (Doreen) Date: 2013 Genre: Drama Opens: March 2013 Rating: 6/10 … Continue reading

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Enjoy an adrenalin Rush at Gold Reef City

Gold Reef City Theme Park is not a cheap outing (although their family ticket makes it more affordable than for singles and couples), but it is very, very good value for money. There are 31 rides all included in the … Continue reading

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To the Power of Anne – a Movie Review

Movie Title: To the Power of Anne Director: Robert Haynes Starring: Anne Power, Ryan Flynn, Wim Vorster, Dawn Lindberg, Des Lindberg, Louise Saint Claire, Candida Mosoma, Adrian Galliard, Timothy Moloi, Rose Bodoza, Michael De Pinna, Hayley Burls, Terence Bridgett Date: … Continue reading

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Clowning around. A Good Friday meditation.

We were seated in the sanctuary in candlelit darkness which was heavily pregnant with spiritual blessing. The last thing on earth one could have been expecting happened. Three bright, chirpy auguste clowns appeared. They wore rainbow wigs and blew up … Continue reading

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Kurt Wenner’s 3D art in South Africa for Hyundai Veloster launch

So on Tuesday 26 March 2013 I made my way over to The Zone in Rosebank to see the work of American 3D pavement artist, Kurt Wenner, where he spent two weeks creating a work for the Hyundai Veloster launch. … Continue reading

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Heather Mac sings for the children …

Assitej is an international organisation which deals with theatre for young people. They deal with “changing the world one child at a time” – transforming society through children’s theatre. March 20th is International Children’s Theatre Day. Singer/songwriter/entertainer Heather Mac performed … Continue reading

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