Monthly Archives: December 2016

St Basil’s Day, a Greek celebration

January 1 is St. Basil’s Day and it is an important day, especially in Greece, where his feast day is celebrated as part of the New Year’s Eve festivities.  These include card games and other games of chance, a special … Continue reading

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Devotional thinking about The Nutcracker ballet

   th The current season of seven ballets from Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet company filmed in 2014 is being screened at Ster-Kinekor’s Cinema Nouveau theatres in the big cities of Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth.  From Saturday 17 … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Bubbles is Back in 2017

If the glasses are still empty, it is because the event is still to happen. Put either Friday, 3 March, 2017 or Saturday, 4 March, 2017 in your diary for a sparkling wine festival in Brooklyn, Pretoria.  Or put both … Continue reading

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Africa’s Top Geological Sites

  Title:  Africa’s Top Geological Sites Editors: C R Anhaeusser, M J Viljoen, C R Viljoen Cartographer: Lynda Whitfield Publisher:  Struik Nature Year: 2016 Format:  Paperback Recommended Price:  R390.00 ISBN: 9781775844488 Geology is one of those subjects one generally doesn’t … Continue reading

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Beautiful Creatures

Moira de Swardt: A theatrical tale which will capture the hearts of children. It might just capture yours too. Beautiful Creatures is an eco-drama for children.  It is delightful theatre. On at The Theatre of Marcellus, Emperors Palace until 18 … Continue reading

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Make a childhood memory this December

Most people of my generation who grew up in Johannesburg have vivid memories of the lights at Joubert Park.  This is certainly something I recall enjoying as a child. While the lights in Joubert Park no longer feature (a pity … Continue reading

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Tristan und Isolde

Opera is not an audio experience.  Anyone who has tried aand failed to enjoy Wagner by listening only will nod in understanding when I point out that Wagner himself said that it encompassed many genres (Gesamtkunstwerk).  This is one of … Continue reading

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