Monthly Archives: August 2013

Parktown Girls High School 90th birthday Alumni Luncheon

For the past decade or so I have been attending the annual alumni (“Old Girls”) lunch just after Potted Sports.  To my amazement I have enjoyed these very much, for a variety of reasons, not least of which it is … Continue reading

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Two concerts for causes, and strange ambivalence is the result

On 17 August 2013 I attended Dance for a Cure at The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City Casino.  While the theatre was respectably full it was not a sold out house.  The cause?  The prevention of cervical cancer by providing … Continue reading

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Marco Cianfanelli’s Seed at Standard Bank, Rosebank

I was fortunate to be invited on 28 August 2013 by Standard Bank to view their new art acquisition, Seed by Marco Cianfanelli, at their new offices at 30 Baker Street, Rosebank, Johannesburg. The building itself is rated five stars … Continue reading

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Businesses which support the arts are acknowledged

On Monday 26 August 2013, Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) held their 16th Annual Awards ceremony at the Johannesburg City Hall in the city centre.  BASA is renowned for choosing wonderful venues for its annual award ceremonies, taking their … Continue reading

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Sexy Sea Chef from Australia at Good Food and Wine Show, Johannesburg

I am planning to attend the Good Food and Wine Show in Johannesburg at the Coca Cola Dome from 21-24 September, 2013. One of the people I am definitely going to look out for is Hayden Quinn, a marine biologist … Continue reading

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Between Us, a dance work by Fana Tshabalala, opens Sex Actually Festival

The most prestigious award for a dancer is as the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Dance. Fana Tshabalala is the 2013 holder of that award. He is currently working with the Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative. Between Us is a … Continue reading

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Secret with the Moon

One of the works I did manage to see at Drama for Life’s Sex Actually Festival was Secret with the Moon.   This is a poetry performance by five women.  They start out knitting.  Their wool is all different colours … Continue reading

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