Posts – Arts & Entertainment

Five fun things to do for New Year’s Eve

  • 22 November 2012 by Laura Maggs

Dust off those party shoes and take your pick of these fantastic South African New Year’s Eve celebrations…

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Time to ImproGuise

Armed with only their wits and some arbitrary props, members of the ImproGuise Theatresports team transform into a range of characters, create alternate worlds with their words and actions, and make people laugh out loud with their live, unscripted shows.

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The magnificent Mr Roberts

When it comes to fashion, Michael Roberts is an international icon. Photographer, writer, stylist, illustrator, author, artist – all these names apply.

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Rohan Marley launches eco-friendly headphone range in South Africa

  • 02 November 2012 by Leon Jamarie

‘It feels like my second home, a home away from home,’ says Rohan Marley, son of legendary musician Bob Marley, of South Africa.

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Fashion with roots

Hout Couture is a Cape Town-based business that makes sunglasses with wooden frames. Each pair is hand-made from responsibly sourced wood (mainly bamboo) and carved into a light, durable and stylish alternative to plastic frames.

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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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