Upcoming theatre for youngsters in Joburg

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The Selfish Giant The Fringe Joburg Theatre 24 -26 August There are 6 performances of The Selfish Giant from 24th to 26th August.   This narrated ballet is based in Oscar Wilde’s bitter-sweet tale of transformation. The garden’s birds, fruit and flowersare performed by the Johannesburg Youth Ballet while the story is narrated by the inimitable […]

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South Africa’s “little Big Bang”

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Science and Cocktails, Orbit, Braamfontein 31st July I am a complete dilettante: I know precious little about a lot of things.  Call it a grasshopper mind – buzzing from one topic to another.  But at least I fall into the category of ‘knowing what I don’t know’ (rather than ‘not knowing what I don’t know’, […]

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Jamming in Orlando

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#JoziWalks: His and Hers Jams  In mid-May #JoziWalks (endorsed by #Johannesburg In You Pocket) organized their amazing annual event when they sponsor young tour operators and entrepreneurs who are developing walking tours to less well-known areas of Jozi.  I was lucky enough to get a place on the His and Hers Jams walk which introduced […]

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Some people make the world a better place – Bra Hugh was one of those people

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Hugh Masekela 4/04/1939 – 23/01/2018  What a legend! Brilliant musician, political activist, lover of life, and a mentsch of note.  This is really worth the 10 minutes to watch/listen to.   As South Africa and the world is saying ‘R.I.P. Bra Hugh’.  Stimela 1994  Stimela was also the name of the 1994 album of Masekela’s trumpet magic, […]

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