Monthly Archives: November 2016

Valley Lodge and Spa

One of the highlights of the year was a visit to the Valley Lodge and Spa for a winter chef’s table dinner and a short break away from the bustle of Johannesburg. The Valley Lodge and Spa is situated in … Continue reading

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Rosto, Restaurant Review

People want different things out of restaurants.  For much of the time I want a little place where I can get something to eat which will fill me without fattening me further, and do so at a price I can … Continue reading

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Contemporary dance goes to the people

I have tea with Alexandra le Maitre, a beautiful woman with a dancer’s body.  I have seen her dance before at various Spanish dance programmes.  We meet at De La Creme in Melville.  It is raining, but le Maitre’s quiet … Continue reading

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Quills, a Five Star Experience

For a fortunate few, five star treatment is a norm.  For the rest of us it is a luxury to be enjoyed and the memory thereof cherished. The InterContinental Hotel, OR Tambo, is a five star hotel. Their main restaurant … Continue reading

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Tea with Gita Pather

Venue:  Wits Theatre foyer.  Coffee. Gita Pather is a mover and shaker at the Wits University Theatre. Well, she’s the director of the Wits Theatre.  Apart from the academic programme and administering a space which is regularly used for rental … Continue reading

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Don Giovanni at the Met live in HD

Don Giovanni is the first of the 2016/17 Live in HD movies in The Metropolitan Opera movie season. It is the 11th such season, and there are ten operas in this season. The movies are screened at Cinema Nouveau theatres … Continue reading

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One More Night at Emperors Palace

Phil Collins (born in 1951) is an English musical entertainer and songwriter, perhaps best known as the drummer and lead singer in the band Genesis, although he also dominated the 80s as a solo artist. Some of his top singles … Continue reading

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The Market Theatre #40yearsofstorytelling

I was a small child when I first visited the market.  Back then it really was a market.  As a family we went to the market once a month, usually mid month when the prices were lowest.  My mother bought … Continue reading

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Golden Age, Bolshoi Ballet Movie

The Bolshoi Ballet’s movie of their production of The Golden Age, choreographed by Yuri Grigorovich, the company’s artistic director to music by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) showed at the Rosebank Cinema Nouveau recently. The history of this ballet is that it … Continue reading

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Send off to Miss World contest

The sixty sixth Miss World “Beauty with a Purpose” pageant 2016 will be held in Washington DC in late November and the first half of December. Miss South Africa, the lovely 24 year old Ntandoyenkosi Kunene, unveiled her national costume … Continue reading

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