Posts – Arts & Entertainment

The early morning blues

Yes, it was dark when I woke up. Yes it was cold. And yes I had to leave Pretoria at 5am to get to Jozi in time.

more

The Joy of Jazz

It’s Saturday night and I can hear it long before I see it. Walking down towards Mary Fitzgerald Square past the market theatre, Newtown is bustling - the restaurants are full, the marquees are blazing, the smell of street food mingles with the cool Jozi air and there’s a whole lot of noise!

more

A morning with Myesha Jenkins

Words can be difficult. I can’t find the right ones to either categorise or describe Myesha Jenkins. The official facts are that comes from California but has lived in South Africa for 17 years. And she’s a poet.

more

The (he)ART of the nation

With a blank page and a broad brief - to write about art and entertainment in South Africa - starting was always going to be difficult. What makes it a little easier is the fact that

more

Gender in the arts

August has been women’s month in South Africa and I am writing a lot about women as a consequence. This in itself is a really telling comment - because it means that writing about women isn’t perhaps part of our usual discourse in the world of arts and entertainment.

more