Category Archives: Johannesburg

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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South African International Ballet Competition Gala in Joburg on 7 September 2017

Dirk Badenhorst, founder and CEO of the South African International Ballet Competition held in Cape Town every second year, is hosting a Gala performance of classical and neo classical works performed by leading professional dancers from South Africa, Russia, Spain, … Continue reading

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BASA Award nominees

  One of the most exciting things for the arts is the formation of a sponsoring partnership with a corporate sponsor.  The BASA Awards are based on the premise of drawing attention to these corporate sponsors, and acknowledging the role … Continue reading

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JPO’s Triumphal Relaunch

If ever a concert deserved to start with the victorious strains of Verdi’s Triumphal March from Aida, it is this one, The JPO Relaunch Concert.  Beautifully played under the baton of the American Roderick Cox, and concert master Miro Chakaryan, … Continue reading

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Asanka, Rivonia Junction

Asanka is a Ghanaian word meaning “grinding pot”, much like a large, wide rimmed, pestle and mortar, and the asanka is used all over West Africa to  blend and create  wholesome meals from the freshest ingredients. Asanka is also the … Continue reading

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Leo Sayer in concert in Johannesburg.

Leo Sayer’s music is my age.  At 69 he’s a decade older than I am.  However, it was, inter alia, his music I listened to as a young woman, first finding my feet in the complex social world outside my … Continue reading

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