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OH SO SERIOUS: ALBUM LAUNCH

The Oh So Serious bring you an evening of rock ‘n roll, folk and soul, and its not to be missed. Travelling throughout South Africa the boys from up north promise live tracks from all three of their albums to date. Festive tunes and folk inspired melodies await you … the show is brought to you by the lovely folks …

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STREET FOOD FESTIVAL

Street Food Festival 2015 Johannesburg – Food & Drink The Street Food Festival 2015 Street food is real food: it’s always been around in South Africa, but never celebrated like restaurant cuisine. The second annual Street Food Festival places this authentic portion of South African culture in the limelight and provides a platform for local food talent. The festival with …

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HERITAGE WEEKEND

Celebrate Johannesburg this Heritage Weekend. September is Heritage Month – why not celebrate Joburg’s exciting, and sometimes turbulent history on the weekend of the 19th and 20th of September with The Johannesburg Heritage Foundation! The Foundation will be running 15 walking tours across the city, catering for all tastes and interests, and four children’s tours, a book sale and tea …

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CECIL THE LION KILLER

Mia Farrow has been criticised for posting address of Cecil the Lion killer. Anger erupts on Twitter after confused users assume actor posted Minnesota hunter Walter Palmer’s home address rather than the widely-publicised location of his dentistry business. By Ben Child Mia Farrow is facing a storm of protest after posting the business address of the American dentist who shot …

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ACTORS VOTE TOOTSIE GREATEST FILM

A Time Out poll of stars, including Juliette Binoche and Cillian Murphy, placed Dustin Hoffman’s comedy ahead of The Godfather. By Benjamin Lee Tootsie is the greatest film ever made. Or at least that’s what a group of actors apparently believe. A poll of 73 stars, including Juliette Binoche, Cillian Murphy, Brie Larson and Andy Serkis, placed the 1982 comedy …

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THE MAN WHO CREATED KING KONG

Stranger than fiction: The Life of Edgar Wallace, the Man Who Created King Kong by Neil Clark. The creator of one the best-known scenes in cinema was also the most widely read author in the world. So why is he so little known? By Duncan Campbell There is a plaque on Ludgate Circus, at the end of Fleet Street, that …

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THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER

An inscrutable drama about a poetic prodigy. The verse may be reminiscent of Monty Python, but this Israeli film about a woman trying to rescue a poetry-spouting child from the world’s corrupting influence is still fascinating and perplexing. By Jordan Hoffman Rare is the movie where you are rooting for someone to kidnap a five-year-old child. Yet The Kindergarten Teacher, …

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SOWETO WINE AND LIFESTYLE FESTIVAL

Back in 2004 the Soweto Wine & Lifestyle Festival was just an idea between friends, but fast-forward 11 years and it has grown to a massive, annual must-attend event on the South African wine calendar. This year the festival will run from 4-6 September to coincide with Tourism Month and Heritage Month, also celebrated in September. More than 10 000 …

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DR SEUSS: WHAT PET SHOULD I GET?

New Dr. Seuss book, ‘What Pet Should I Get?’ debuts. By Jamie Gumbrecht The announcement of a new, original Dr. Seuss book sent a wave of nostalgic giddiness across social media, and the number of preorders for “What Pet Should I Get?” has been climbing for months. Now, its time is here. The first new book in 25 years by …

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LISTEN TO ME MARLON

Marlon Brando gets the portrait his fans deserve. Using hundreds of hours of audio recordings, Steven Riley crafts a remarkable documentary that offers unrivalled insight into what made the actor tick. By Nigel M Smith Despite his towering public profile, Marlon Brando was a deeply private man. Yet in the documentary Listen to Me Marlon, the actor lowers his defences …