Get to know Jozi Inner City better with Mainstreetartwalks: Art and Justice tour on 18th Sept

Joburg Walking Tours becoming ever more popular

Sisulu sculpture closeupMainstreetwalks launches 17 September 2011 with Art and Justice Tour

18 September  – Public Art walk with Guest Artist Marcus Neustetter .

Mainstreetwalks is a concept that encourages people to rediscover the inner City and ultimately Johannesburg. The best way to explore these spaces, like any other city in the world, is by foot and public transport.  These guided tours start westwards from Arts on Main and navigate a way around the City using the new Rea Vaya, Bus Rapid Transport system (BRT).   Rea Vaya, which means “we are going”, offers fast, safe and affordable public transport on a network of routes across JHB. Like all people who are passionate about the City, those who live and work there, the MainStreetWalkers know that there are endless possibilities that exist for exploring the CBD.  They say: “The City offers spaces and places that are full of charm, interest and history”.

Public Art Walk

The walk on the weekend  from 9:30-13:00 will be a combination of walking and riding on the  BRT.  There’s lots of incredible art in the inner City. The tour also provides a unique insight into the relationship between art and justice.

The Dancers sculpture Constitution Hill

The Dancers sculpture Constitution Hill Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse

You will see several examples of public art  such as:

  • Ghandi Monument
  • Albertina and Walter Sisulu monument
  • Paper Pigeons
  • Brenda Fassie statue
  • Kippie Moeketsi statue
  • Miners monument

as well as public galleries and the Johannesburg Magistrates’ Court and the Constitutional Court

Cost: R160, Bookings at www.mainstreetwalks.co.za

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I missed it last time round and am determined not to do so again

Craig Higginson’s Girl in the Yellow Dress returns to the Market Theatre

Girl Yellow dressCraig Higginson’s  The Girl in the Yellow Dress  returns to the Market Theatre on 27th Sept.  It is described in the press release as ‘part psychological thriller and part a State of the Nation analysis’.  The synposis continues: ‘It is set in contemporary Paris and deals with the exchanges between Celia, a beautiful English teacher in her late twenties, and Pierre, her younger French-Congolese pupil. Brimming with humour, rage and longing, this internationally celebrated South African play provides a minute exploration of an increasingly hazardous romantic entanglement and an insight into some of the tensions between the ‘first’ and ‘third’ worlds.

It had rave reviews so will definitely not miss it this time.

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September sees the Johannesburg Shopping Festival 17-25 Sept

Johannesburg shopping festival

 

The Johannesburg Shopping Festival (JSF) is designed to promote the city’s status as the African continent’s premier destination for retail and wholesale shopping.   In 2011 the JSF will take place from 17 to 25 September in several different places:

  • Rosebank
  • the Inner City of Johannesburg
  • Bryanston Organic & Nature Market
  • Woodmead.
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