Opening at Everard Read Gallery and Circa in Lower Rosebank

Peace series 4 (2010) with revolver firearm components







Kerri Evans who paints the human figure, nude and clothed, opens at Everard Read on Thursday 3rd November.  Opening the same night at Circa is Paula Louw’s exhibition entitled ‘Deconstructivist’.  Louw literally takes things apart and in re-constructing the parts demands from the viewer a new way of looking and a new set of responses. In this new context different meanings arise.    For more see

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Watch the evening sky over the next couple of weeks

Watch Mercury overtaking Venus early evenings this week  As it starts to get dark, look over to the west for the very bright “evening star” – Venus.  Venus is so bright it can be seen in twilight. As the earth turns you will see:

 * Mercury appearing as a relatively bright ‘star’ below left of Venus
* first Mercury then Venus setting
* Jupiter rising above the eastern horizon as another extremely bright “star”
If you watch this over the next two weeks, you’ll notice the movement of the planets: Mercury will move upwards each evening towards Venus, then appear to reverse and move back down towards the horizon. 
Friday evening (28th Oct) ook out for the young crescent Moon above Mercury and Venus.       
Happy planet gazing  :)

With thanks to the Joburg Planeterium for the info



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Celebrate the warm summer weather by getting out of Joburg for the day

So much to do over weekends in Joburg: Why not head out to Toadbury Hall in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. Toadbury Hall offers specially packed picnic baskets to enjoy outdoors under a shady tree or in the warm sunshine. The menu changes with the seasons and includes a range of handmade snacks, delicious mains and a selection of sweets. For more information call 079 512 0554.

Or take a drive out to the Magaliesberg.   Hollybrooke Farm is situated in the Skeerpoort valley, on the banks of the Magalies River, at the foot of the Magaliesberg Mountains. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of a working farm and have a meall at the Coffee Shop. They might even prepare a picnic for you to enjoy on the river bank. For more information call 082 552 1285.

Or pack you own picnic for the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens. Entrance is just R25 and with short hikes and manicured gardens it is the perfect spot for a relaxed picnic with family and friends.   Simply pack your picnic basket with all your favourite treats and enjoy a peaceful afternoon in the sunshine.  For more information visit or call 086 100 1278

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