Monthly Archives: April 2016

So, the Naledi Awards went to …

The importance of the Naledi Awards (and the Cape based Fleur du Cap Awards) cannot be overstated.  A win, and even a nomination, goes on to CVs and becomes part of the legend of the work and the performer.  The … Continue reading

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Seriously clowning around

Clowns Without Borders is an international organisation which responds to emotionally traumatic situations to bring healing laughter to ravaged communities. Started by Spanish clown, Tortell Poltrona, in the war-torn Balkans in the early 1990s, the local chapter works with community … Continue reading

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What’s right with South Africa?

On Thursday 14 April 2015 I attended a concert at the Linder Auditorium. On the podium was one of my heroes, Kutlwano Masote.  Masote is from a musical dynasty, a cellist and conductor.  His father is a fine musician who … Continue reading

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The Huntsman, Winter’s War

The Huntsman:  Winter’s War is a prequel to the movie Snow White and the Huntsman directed by Cedric Nicolas Troyan.  Warning, this is NOT a children’s movie. The movie has been panned by critics in both the USA and in … Continue reading

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Rissik Street Post Office to be restored

The Rissik Street Post Office is one of just two public buildings built by the ZAR (in 1897) which is still standing. It stood 102 metres high and was once Johannesburg’s tallest building.  This precious heritage building was, however, badly … Continue reading

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Amy, UK documentary

The #EuroFilmFestSA is being held from 06 t0 15 May 2016 at Cinema Noveau complexes.  The media previewed one of these movies, the UK documentary, Amy. The movie deals with the life and death of British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse.  Directed … Continue reading

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Win Tickets to Tops Wine Show

  One of the most fabulous wine shows is the Tops at Spar Wine Show.  This year the theme is The Greatest Show Unearthed!  The above photo by Carmen Lorraine Photography indicates what a blast it is going to be. … Continue reading

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National Arts Festival Programme 2016 unveiled

Press release below: South Africa’s visionaries, mavericks and disruptors headline this year’s National Arts Festival, which runs from 30 June to 10 July in Grahamstown. The programme taps into the national mood with fierce, feisty and funny productions that both … Continue reading

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You can attend the Naledi awards …

Press release below: The 12th annual Naledi Theatre Awards will see a star-studded selection of performers and presenters entertain and honour stalwarts and spectacular newcomers of the South African stage. Taking place on Tuesday, 19 April at the Lyric Theatre, … Continue reading

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European Film Festival 2016

Press release below: Blue-chip cinema on the red carpet at 2016 European Film Festival The Oscar-winning documentary Amy, an intimate portrait of late British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse, is among the gems on offer at the European Film Festival, which heads … Continue reading

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