Category Archives: Theatre, entertainment & events

Liz’s Pick of the Week 15th May

If you didn’t get to Franschhoek for the annual literary festival this May, and can’t make the UCT summer school, the next best thing (well nearly the next best thing) is the one day event locally in Rosebank : The Kingsmead Book Fair this Saturday 21st May.  Admittedly there are no mountains, vineyards and Cape […]

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Liz’s Pick of the Week: Movies with a difference

As the colder weather sneaks up on us, it’s an ideal time to take yourselves off to Cinema Nouveau in Rosebank, the ‘arthouse’ movie theatre.  Until next Sunday 15th May there are showings of 11 foreign films as part of the European Film Festival.  All, except for the award winning British movie Amy (about the […]

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Abandon mindless nightly repeats of DSTV Jeremy Clarkson re-runs: hit the footlights instead

‘Us South Africans’ don’t know how lucky we are with the quality of theatre and the comparative low cost of tickets for what are often world class productions.  And Joburg is particularly spoilt for choice, with a range of completely different genres. There is too much dark comedy and way too many farcical theatrics in […]

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‘TRUE IS IT THAT WE HAVE SEEN BETTER DAYS’ ….

No, I’m not talking about the state of the nation but rather about Shakespeare’s amazing influence on the English language. I am sure many of you are familiar with Bernard Levin’s famous poem On quoting Shakespeare but I’m afraid to say that I did not know it.  I recently saw the HD live screening at Cinema Nouveau […]

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Liz at Lancaster Pick of the Week: 21st Feb

Recently, Liz at Lancaster guests who were born and grew up in Johannesburg and were visiting from overseas for a big family  reunion, wanted to take their grand-nieces on the Red City Bus leaving from Gold Reef City. However they were very hesitant about the drive there.  When I suggested taking the Gautrain to Park Station […]

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