The story of Liz at Lancaster

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 Guests sometimes ask ‘Why the acorn logo?’ and ‘Why did you start a B&B?’  In 1994, when I was still teaching at Wits, (I left Wits in 2005), I went to a conference held at North Western University in Chicago. There were some 20 South Africans and we were accommodated in various B&Bs within walking […]

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An idiots’ guide to the origins of humankind: part 1

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Human ancestory: fraught with complexity Africa and South Africa in particular, have been the site and source of many ground-breaking finds of our human ancestory.  The world of paleontology is fiercely competitive with specialists arguing about classifications – where are humankind’s roots? Hominin or hominid? the transition from ape to man; dating; new species, etc. […]

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Turbine Art Fair 2018: 12-15th July

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RMB Turbine Art Fair 2018  Turbine Hall is a great venue  One of my very favourite events of the year is the Turbine Art Fair. I love everything about it. The venue is great: the Turbine Hall is the most amazing example of adaptive re-use of an industrial heritage building; there is always a wide range […]

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New Art Works for Liz at Lancaster

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Prints, posters and postcards  I can’t afford the artworks I love, so I am a serious cheat – if I can’t buy an original print I frame posters,  calendar images and even postcards!! And that is what I have done with Sue Williamson’s A Few South Africans 1983-85 series.  Along with the huge installation, Williamson […]

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More on African Independent Churches – the Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches

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African Independent Churches [AIC] Continued: Pentecostal, Apostolic and Charismatic Churches Well, I’ve kinda worked out the difference between the Ethiopian Church in SA and Christian Zionism. But who are the many independent churches? Those who worship in small groups in so many of our parks and open spaces, be they high places like Melville Koppies or […]

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