#FirstThursday – Late evening opening 7th July

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Lots of choice for #FirstThursday It’s #FirstThursday tomorrow 7th July when many of the art galleries stay open late – both in Braamfontein and along the Rosebank Art Mile.  First Thursdays started as a Cape Town initiative and is gradually taking off in Joburg. But take extra care walking between galleries in Braamfontein – there […]

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Top 3% ! Thank you team Liz at Lancaster!

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We have just received the following in an email from hotelscombined.com: Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse has just been awarded the HotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence for 2016! This award is in recognition for consistently achieving the highest standards of Customer Satisfaction worldwide. We know this because the team here at HotelsCombined undertook the largest analysis of customer […]

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What do these countries have in common with South Africa?

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What’s the connection? What do these countries have in common with South Africa? Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Botswana, Canada, Fiji, India, Ireland, Malaysia, Mauritius, Namibia, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan,  Singapore, Swaziland,  UAE, United Kingdom, Zambia, Zimbabwe  ….. ……… they all have a Nando’s presence. Nando’s : a uniquely South African brand Recently I had a sudden […]

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Joey and Topthorn at Circa on Jellicoe

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Amazing close-up of our proudly South African War Horses     This week’s pick has to be the exhibition at Circa: Joey and Topthorn – featuring the 2 main puppets from War Horse along with other graphic works and sculptures by the Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones of the Handspring Puppet Company. Who are Joey and Topthorn? In the […]

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Kingsmead BookFair

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Kingsmead Bookfair   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, […]

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