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About moirads

Clergy person, theatre and music lover, avid reader, foodie. Basically, I write about what I do, where I go and things I love (or hate).

Be good or stay home

The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra Spring Concert series is well under way, but tonight was special.  The orchestra members were all in fine form under the baton of Perry So, the soloist, Alissa Margolis on violin, was superb in Mendelssohn’s Violin … Continue reading

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Succulents (Book Reveiw)

Title: Field Guide to Succulents in Southern Africa Authors: Gideon F Smith(Author), Neil R Crouch(Author), Estrela Figueiredo(Author) Photographers: Mostly authors Cartographers: Authors Publisher: Struik Nature, imprint of PenguinRandomHouse Year: 2017 Format: Paperback 464 pages Genre: Non-fiction:  Flora ISBN: 9781775843672 With … Continue reading

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Ratels on the Lomba (book review)

In the words of Lewis Carrol in 1865: ’You are old, Father William’, the young man said … I feel old, at least as old as Father William, when I read or hear stories of the war fought on the … Continue reading

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StarLife TV – a reason to get Openview

The wonderful Indian content designed for African viewers is coming to DStv, GOtv and Openview from 27 August 2018.  It will be in English, and is 24/7.  Watch dramas, dance shows, blockbuster Bollywood movies and more. For those who care, … Continue reading

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Wits Trio, better than ever

  The Wits Trio has always been fabulous.  Malcolm Nay on piano and Zanta Hofmeyr on violin are a stunning pair of chamber musicians.  With the new inclusion of Susan Mouton, the principal cellist of the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, one … Continue reading

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Florence

A long time ago, I attended the first reading of this new play by Myer Taub.  Only years later has it seen the light of day in a format far removed from the early reading. It has been created in … Continue reading

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The Musicals in Concert

This coming weekend is a huge one for music lovers. The South African National Youth Orchestra is performing at Agfa, Oakfields are presenting their productions of A Chorus Line at The Fringe at Joburg Theatre, the Minnesota Orchestra is visiting … Continue reading

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