Category Archives: Theatre, entertainment & events


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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Liz’s Pick of the Week: 14th February

It’s hard to believe that the Market Theatre celebrates its 40th birthday this year, opening mid 1976 just 5 days after that most significant of dates – 16th June.  While its history as the ‘theatre of the struggle’, as a site of anti-apartheid resistance pre the mid 1990s, is well known,  it felt as though, post […]

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Spin into Orbit with Science, Cocktails and Jazz

This city of Jozi never ceases to amaze me that for all its grittiness (or maybe it’s precisely because of this edginess), it is so compulsively creative and trend-setting.  On the last Tuesday of every month the Orbit in Braamfontein holds an evening, called Science and Cocktails, where science meets art.  There’s a particular interest […]

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Loads to do in Jozi over the next 10 days

I can’t ever give a gift that I don’t personally like (although I make an exception when it comes to sport-loving sons), so my things to do in Joburg always reflect my personal tastes and interests. You won’t find any suggestions of air shows, expos at Northgate or events at Emperor’s Palace. This last week-end […]

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