Monthly Archives: November 2017

Le Cosaire, a dance step back in time

From 2 December 2017 the little known (apart from the pas de deux) ballet, Le Corsaire, will be shown as one of the Bolshoi movie ballets. Le Corsaire is rarely staged outside Russia despite its English roots as a poem … Continue reading

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Landy’s New Home

While Veronica Lamond was born in Durban, South Africa, she lives in Cornwell in England, where Land Rover vehicles are made.  Land Rover owner/drivers are usually fiercely fond of their vehicles and it is almost more a lifestyle than transport.  … Continue reading

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I Wonder Who?

I Wonder Who? is a nature book for very young children.  It is available in both English and Afrikaans (pity not in any other South African languages yet). Written and illustrated by Kerryn Ponter, a mother and freelance artist, this … Continue reading

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A musical cabaret, #Respect, directed by veteran entertainer/choreographer Owen Lonzar, starring Black Yoghurt’s Donovan Yaards, Itu Tshabane and Sean McGrath is the festive season fare at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square until 14 December 2017. Created as … Continue reading

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Theatre in the township schools – with NCT and the US Consulate

On 25 November 2017, (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women), the international 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign kicks off yet again.  President Zuma has suggested that we should make this … Continue reading

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God bless us, everyone!

Last night I had my first Christmas 2017 gig.  It was the official opening of the delightful A Seussified Christmas Carol at the National Children’s Theatre in Parktown. One of the most famous of all Christmas reads is the Charles … Continue reading

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Orient – restaurant review

Orient is a large, stylish, elegant eatery at 4 The High Street, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg.  It has just been (November 2017) revamped in terms of décor and it is tres chic with bright, clean lines and a contemporary feel. Asia … Continue reading

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