Category Archives: Theatre, entertainment & events

Jozi’s cultural scene is packed with wondrous offerings this week

Jozi’s cultural calendar is very full this week with lots of amazing events to choose from.   Apart from all the exhibitions which are on (see last week’s blog on http://www.lizatlancaster.co.za/blog/firstthursday-late-evening-opening-7th-july), the long-awaited Matisse exhibition ‘Rhythm and Meaning’ opens at the Standard Bank on Wednesday 13th.  Sure to be a block buster (the 2007 Matisse exhibition […]

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It’s ‘crazy house’ time … school holidays are here!

Jozi has much on offer to add to kids’ holiday excitement – wonderful activities, fun places to visit and great shows to see. The playground at Delta Park is always a firm favourite with active youngsters, and there’s plenty of space to take a picnic and relax in the winter sun. Other special places for […]

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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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