Reclaiming the City: Joburg’s urban spaces

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Neighbourgoods Market – newest kid on the block in Braamfontein   Following on Jonathan Liebmann’s development of the Maboneng precinct in the south east of Joburg, with its flagship space Arts on Main, Braamfontein is also being revitalized. Nechama Brodie in her article entitled Regenerate Behaviour: Making the City Sexy,  in this week’s Mail and Guardian,  writes […]

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It’s difficult to keep up with what’s happening at Maboneng Precinct in the eastern Inner City of Joburg

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Maboneng Precinct continues to expand In 2008 Managing Diretctor and developer Jonathan Liebmann purchased the old DF Corlett Construction offices and warehouses and worked with architect Enrico Daffonchio on converting them into the space that is now Arts on Main – a mix of galleries,  [Goodman Gallery, David Krut, Seipel, Goethe Institut] private artist studios, […]

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Dine amongst the Turbines 25th Feb

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Another opportunity to dine at  Turbine Hall If you missed the last two chic Jozi dinners and want a modern Jozi-style dining experience amongst the turbines of Joburg’s first Power Station, round up a group of friends and book a table or 6 or more for February 25th. Three course meal, cash bar R250 per […]

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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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South African composer Philip Miller’s concert at Arts on Main – 2 nights only 25 and 26 Sept

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Philip Miller’s Concert at Arts on Main Don’t miss Philip Miller’s concert Playing on Image, on Saturday 25th  or Sunday 26th September at 8pm September at Arts on Main in eastern downtown Joburg.  Well-known for his  collaboration with Kentridge as well as Bell and Hodgins, Miller composes  music which is evocative and haunting. Playing on Image  is a two […]

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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 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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