Posts – Arts & Entertainment

Roots of Rhythm

South Africa’s stories aren’t just in the way we live or the food we eat. They’re not just in the traditions we practise, the histories we repeat or the languages we speak. They’re in our music and movement. And they’re in the powerful rhythms of our songs and the physicality of our dances.

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Love, Prozac and modern-day dating disasters...

Love & Prozac is currently showing at the Theatre on the Square in Sandton. It stars the super-talented Sonia Esgueira.

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Take your time in Thohoyandou

If you’re visiting Limpopo’s Thohoyandou or the area around it, be sure to take your time and speak to all the people you meet.

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The Turbine Art Fair

The Turbine Art Fair is a celebration of South Africa’s creative talent. Opening on 26 July at the Turbine Hall in Newtown, Johannesburg, it’s an event that brings together exciting young artists to share and sell their work.

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Inner-city celebrations

The Joburg City Festival is a celebration of all things Joburg, and takes place from 25 to 31 August 2013.

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Down-to-earth art

Based in Sabi Sand Game Reserve in Mpumalanga, near the Kruger National Park, Johannesburg-born Simon Max Bannister creates art from found objects, landscapes and transitory elements like fire and water.

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1000 drawings

1000 Drawings is creativity at its most generous. Part exhibition, part fundraiser, part something still evolving, this charity event brings together schoolchildren, homeless people, professional designers and artists, aspiring scribblers and art enthusiasts to share and value their collective voice.

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Abafazi: Turning crochet into design

Elouise van der Merwe’s enthusiasm for the unfettered pursuit of creativity animates her every word – ‘Although I’m sure some people think I’m plain crazy,’ she says, speaking from her home in the small town of Lydenburg in Mpumalanga.

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African Windows frame the continent

Jorg and Corne Genzmer started African Windows in 2002. Their creations combine a celebration of African colours and patterns with meticulous woodwork, beads and more.

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Infectious art

The idea that art somehow relates to our humanity, allowing us to connect with people and places while going about our daily lives, is a founding premise of Infecting The City, a Cape Town festival.

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