Joburg City Art Tours

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There is increasing public art in all sorts of unexpected places in Jozi. And now we even have long needed art tours. This surely marks our coming of age. See http://www.jhblive.com/kultcha/features/joburg_city_art_tours/46212 for more on these tours. by

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Adi Loveland’s Doccie on Joburg; best value for R50

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Documentary on ‘surviving Joburg’ Am so excited … I won a prize!    Adrian of Fifty Two (weekly suggestions of things to to in Jozi) asked for readers’ suggestions of  what to do in the genre A.C.L. (Arts Culture Leisure).  My suggestion of the Nirox Sculpture Park won me second prize:  the mad crazy 52 minute doccie on Joburg by Adi Loveland. Called ‘Unhinged: Surviving Joburg’,  it’s […]

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The Inside Joburg tour! Sat 5th June

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The Inside Joburg tour! A decade of reading the city 2000-2010 2-hour tour of downtown Joburg with historian and heritage specialist, Sue Krige, urban specialist and Joburg enthusiast, Graeme Reid, architect and author of books on Johannesburg architecture, Clive Chipkin, & author of THE INSIDE JOBURG Book, Nechama Brodie  101 things to see and do […]

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Umuzi Photo Club

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This week’s pick: Umuzi Photo Club Genre: Photography exhibition What: Mi Kasi es tu Kasi (My township is your township) is the title of the Johannesburg leg of the global Umuzi Photo Club exhibition – New York, London and now Joburg. This photographic exhibition showcases both undiscovered and underprivileged talent in South Africa. A photographic […]

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Art tours for Jozi

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Joburg Art Tours Visi 26 May 2010 writes: When one imagines the art capitals of the world, Johannesburg doesn’t come to mind. This isn’t for lack of talent, but for lack of exposure. Fortunately, this situation is about to change thanks to a new initiative called Afro Centric Joburg City Art Tours.  These cleverly compiled […]

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Chill out amongst the turbines this Friday night

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Adi’s Weekly things to do & see in Joburg [adrian@fiftytwo.co.za] This week’s pick: Turbine Hall, Newtown. See Liz’s Post Genre: Architectural heritage & underground dining What: The completed Turbine Hall, with bells and whistles, is the finest example of both inner city regeneration and preservation. This architectural icon eclectically fuses the old and new. The mod […]

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In Context : a series of exhibitions and interventions engaging with the city of Johannesburg; Opens at Arts On Main

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IN CONTEXT : EXCITING EXHIBITION OF LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS Goodman Gallery Project Space at Arts on Main Opening 23 May 2010, 11h00  Closes 17 July 2010 The Project Space is located at Arts on Main, corner Main Street and Berea Street, downtown Johannesburg.  Please contact the gallery on 011 788 1113 or visit www.goodman-gallery.com […]

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Eating out in Joburg: Indian, Chinese and a touch of Thai & Turkish

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Indian restaurants Fordsburg  and Mayfair are great places to go for really good Indian food.  Fordsburg is close to the city centre with Mayfair further to the west.  While they are  predominantly Indian, Bangladeshi and Pakistani, there has been a recent increase of Eastern, Middle Eastern and North African immigrants.  Don’t expect restaurants with ambience […]

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Joburg’s best …… Bookshops

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Joburg’s best bookshops My favourite of all is Boekehuis:  Boekehuis, corner Lothbury Road and Fawley Avenue, Auckland Park, 011 482 3609, Mondays to Saturdays 9am-6pm    In addition to its wide range of Afrikaans books, the discerning reader can find books which cover topics from cultural studies to history to literature, and much more besides.  Boekehuis […]

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