‘Songs of Migration’ returns to the Market Theatre

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Wonderful musical: Songs of Migration Songs of Migration, a musical tribute to the great songs of migrants across the African continent, has been created by trumpeter, composer and lyricist Hugh Masekela and written and directed by award-winning director James Ngcobo. It features the multi-talented and soulful Sibongile Khumalo. During the late 19th century, indigenous people […]

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Chopin, a great dinner, good friends – all in the funky industrial space of the Turbine Hall, Newtown

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Dinner with the Forum at the Turbine Hall Anglo-Gold Ashanti has done an amazing job of redeveloping Joburg’s first power station, including the orginal space which housed the massive turbines.  Located in Newtown this development is a very succesful example of sustainable and sensitive adaptive re-use of  industrial heritage. I have written about this before:    […]

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The highs and lows of day 1 of the World Cup, especially traffic issues

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World Cup Soccer first day The event that we have all been waiting for since the announcement in 2005 is finally here … and despite some serious traffic and transport hitches, it all went well on the FIRST big day.  Lots of hoarse voices amongst Safricans today as well as much babelaas.  See https://www.lizatlancaster.co.za/blog/talk-the-talk-a-z-of-south-african-slang ! Traffic issues For […]

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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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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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