Monthly Archives: October 2017

Field Guide to Succulents – review

Title: Field Guide to Succulents in Southern Africa Authors: Gideon F. Smith, Neil R. Crouch, Estrela Figueiredo Publisher: Struik Nature Year: May 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 464 Recommended Selling Price: R350 ISBN 978 1775843672 Those of us who were born … Continue reading

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Zuill Bailey on cello for JMS

The October recital for the Johannesburg Musical Society featured Zuill Bailey on cello, together with Bryan Wallick on piano.  It was a dark and stormy night but the auditorium was respectably full, with people really not wanting to miss the … Continue reading

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Bourbon tasting

One of the highlights of the Whisky and Spirits Live festival at Sandton Convention Centre on 8-10 November 2017 is the opportunity to taste a variety of bourbons – a chance not to be missed. What is bourbon, and how … Continue reading

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Snow White delights young and old

 I didn’t make it to opening night of Snow White so I missed Nicole Ferreira-Dill in the title role and Kitty Phetla as the evil Queen in Joburg Ballet’s new production choreographed by Iain MacDonald.  Monike Cristina was Snow White, … Continue reading

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Thoughts of Fear and Doubt

You need no history, theology or advanced philosophy to understand Couplet.  Even children can access it.  However … During the 15th century amidst the recurrent bouts of Black Plague, the worlds of the church and the theatre colluded to develop … Continue reading

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Snow White – the Ballet

Snow White is the 1812 (revised in 1854) retelling of an old German fairytale by the Brothers Grimm where a young princess is so beautiful that her evil and jealous stepmother, the Queen, decides to kill her.  However, Snow White’s … Continue reading

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Andre Rieu’s 2017 Maastricht Concert

  The record-breaking André Rieu’s 2017 Maastricht Concert Exclusive at Ster-Kinekor Cinemas: 21 & 22 October 2017  Violinist’s annual Maastricht Concert holds the record as number 1 event music concert of all time.   Coincides with André’ Rieu’s 30th Year … Continue reading

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WineX 2017

RMB WineX – Jozi’s largest, most enduring and supremely elegant wine show – returns to the Sandton Convention Centre from 25 to 27 October 2017.  Feast your wine soul on the greatest selection of wines under one roof – from … Continue reading

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Man Up

The second work I saw at the 2017 So Solo Festival directed by Gita Pather was Man Up.   This poignant work only had two performances and I caught the second one.  Pity that there are not more performances because … Continue reading

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Tswalo, musing on the universe

The third work I saw at the 2017 So Solo Festival directed by Gita Pather was Tswalo. The programme pointed out how this work is made by the creators of the brilliant Just Antigone and goes on to say “Tswalo … Continue reading

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