Posts – Arts & Entertainment

Word on the street

STR.CRD™ is an event that explores, exposes and engages with all facets of urban culture. It focuses on fashion, music, sneakers, dance, graffiti, and BMX and skate cultures; it identifies trends, starts trends and, sometimes, subverts them.

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Dancing into the future

Funded by various trusts, foundations and government departments, the Jikeleza Dance Project gives young people from the informal settlements of Imizamo Yethu and Hangberg in Hout Bay the opportunity to learn African and contemporary dance, and Spanish and classical ballet.

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The art of travel

Ellerman House enjoys an incredible location in Bantry Bay with perfect sea views. It offers the ultimate (and I use that word deliberately) in 5-star comforts. But it’s the hotel’s art collection that makes it completely different from anything else out there.

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All that jazz

The thing about watching good jazz, live, is that before you know it, the music inhabits you. You don’t notice it happening. You don’t feel it sinking deep into your pores as the sounds roll over you. You don’t notice how its rhythm attaches to your pulse, or how your breathing aligns to its beat.

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When all the city is a stage…

I’m not at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown this year, but I wish I was. I’ve been putting off writing about it because each time I start, I think of what I’m missing.

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Book it

Books are forged with words. Some words whisper quietly in the background, while others push ambitiously into the world, where they’re shaped, refined and used as raw materials to build landscapes and identities out of nuance and clever metaphor.

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When the streets talk

Downtown Jozi was buzzing recently when I took a ‘whistle-stop’ tour of some of its most prominent public art.

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Say it with art

When was the last time you did something creative, just for fun? For many people, finding the time to indulge their inner artist is difficult at best.

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Miami art deco comes to Durban

I’m on 1 of my early morning strolls in a strange city, dressed in long shorts, slip-slops and a loud tourist shirt with big Hawaiian flowers all over, camera around my neck and dumb grin plastered all over my face.

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A sartorial sea

This weekend you’ll be forgiven for thinking that the ocean has delivered some wondrous and beautiful creatures to Durban’s shores. But it’s not the ocean that’s responsible – it’s 16 of South Africa’s top fashion designers, including David Tlale (who has just launched his Legit collection), Gavin Rajah, Amanda Laird Cherry and Craig Native, who are all taking part in ‘Fashion by the Sea’.

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