Spoilt for choice with new books on the shelves

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Several exciting book talks Jenny Hobbs co-founder of the Franschhoek Literary Festival and author of at least 8 books will be talling about here new book Kitchen Boy at the Morningside branch of the Exclusive Books at 11 am on Tuesday 12th. You can have a day of book launches as in the evening Mandy Wiener will talk to David O’Sullivan […]

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Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: My art is my voice

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Group exhibition at Carol Lee Gallery WHAT:  An exciting exhibition of affordable original prints, drawings, paintings and mixed media works by a selection of extraordinary black artists. WHO:     The approximately 40 artists whose artwork will be shown include, among others: From the 1970s to the 1990s: Eli Kobeli, David Koloane, Frank Ledimo, Dumisani Mabaso, Osiah Masekoameng, […]

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What’s on in Jozi this week-end

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Picks of the Week The highlight has to be ‘The concert’ on 13th Feb. For those like me without tickets, eat your hearts out  that you’ll be missing the event of the year –  U2 on Sunday night at Soccer City stadium. For the adrenalin junkies the Orlando Cooling Towers in Soweto is open for […]

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The Slap Koejawel is a very funny short play – try to see it

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The Slap Koejawel at Arts on Main Having been to a music event at Arts on Main with friends we dropped in to have a drink nextdoor at a bar/coffee shop/informal makeshift theatre. Happily our visit co-incided with the first showing of  The slap koejawel’ . See https://www.lizatlancaster.co.za/blog/talk-the-talk-a-z-of-south-african-slang  Very very funny – clever, well scripted and acted,  […]

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Nelson Makamo, Senzo Shabangu & Lehlogonolo Mashaba at Events Space at Arts on Main until Wed 10th November

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  Exhibition at Arts on Main As the proud owner of a Nelson Makamo pen and ink work, I have a special interest in this exhibition. Makamo’s work, which reminds of Marlene Dumas’ images, is powerful, enigmatic and engaging, even in small scale. News from Arts on Main, Maboneng precinct  Nelson Makamo , Senzo  Shabangu and Lehlogonolo […]

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Mark Gevisser on representing South Africanness

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Mark Gevisser – always an excellent read Mark Gevisser wrote about South African identity in both the build up to the World Cup  Cup http://www.timeslive.co.za/sundaytimes/article439527.ece/I-want-to-imagine-the-SA-of-my-dreams  as well as after the final whistle had been blown:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/jul/10/south-africa-unites-over-football . See his latest take  on what it means to be a South African in late 2010:  http://www.arttimes.co.za/news_read.php?news_id=2683 by

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Jazz in Jozi

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Jazz this weekend Regular Friday gigs include the Radium (Louis Botha Avenue, Orange Grove) with  Jazz Trio featuring Stephen Kunny Friday 5 Nov from 8pm, as well as Soweto Jazz & Blues at The Whiteboy Shebeen (Cnr Katherine & Grayston, Sandton), Friday 5th Nov from 7pm. Free entry Also on: Jazz at Joburg Theatre with […]

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