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TURKISH PIDE

Move, over pizza: it’s all about Turkish pide now. The traditional Turkish treat pide is succulent, buttery and versatile. Xanthe Clay pays a visit to its Black Sea homeland. Photo by Harala Hamilton. Simply topping: pide is believed to date back to Ottoman times. Pide is pizza with Turkish flair. Forget tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil: this is about the …

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CHARLOTTE RAMPLING: 45 YEARS

Charlotte Rampling: ‘We didn’t talk about the sex scene. We just did it.’ By Louise Carpenter Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay on long-term relationships, life’s big What Ifs, and the making of their moving new film 45 Years I don’t want to think about ageing. I am working more, people are looking at me, I’m being offered beautiful choices and …

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THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB

Eva Gabrielsson, the partner of the late Stieg Larsson, has described David Lagercrantz as an “idiotic choice” for the job of writing a sequel to Larsson’s Millennium trilogy. Without putting it in those terms myself, I did wonder – after reading Lagercrantz’s novel Fall of Man in Wilmslow, which uses the death of Alan Turing as the springboard for a …

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BLACK DOLLS BREAK BARBIE MOULD

South African black doll breaks the Barbie mould in style. Maite Makgoba hopes her Momppy Mpoppy toy will better reflect reality for young black children, breaking into a market dominated by white figures. By Sibongile Khumalo Decked out in the latest fashions and sporting an impressive afro, young South African girls are learning to love a new doll whose maker …

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iPHONEOGRAPHY COMPETITION

Entries to this year’s iPhoneography competition close at midnight on Friday 4 September, so time is tight to take part in the most awesome mobile photography event in South Africa. The overall winners in Cape Town and Johannesburg will each win a MacBook Air 11-inch, while the category winners in both regions will get an iPad mini 2. Look out …

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MOYA SAXOPHONE QUARTET

The highly entertaining Moya Saxophone Quartet is a Jo’burg-based ensemble and an unusual genre in the local music scene. Already performing works by Clare Loveday, Isak Roux,Dan Selsick, Abdullah Ibrahimand Shannon Mowday,the Quartet are undertaking collaborations with many other South African composers. Their repertoire is characterised bya wide spectrum of stylistic variety largely focused on South African works but also …

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AKA AT IMPERIO HIP HOP SENSATION

Multiple award winning South African artist, AKA, is set to headline the Imperio Hip Hop Sensation 2015 event in Maputo, Mozambique this Saturday, 29 August 2015. This will be the Supa Mega’s first time performing in Mozambique and is billed on the line-up as the only South African act. AKA’s traction to be booked to headline events in other countries …

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SEXY GROOVY LOVE

The sun is out, the days are hot and Johannesburg is invited to come play as SEXY GROOVY LOVE creates a magical wonderland on Saturday, 19 September. Sexy Groovy Love is an outdoor event with more than a few differences. We pride ourselves on letting you guys be yourselves. And whether that’s enjoying reflection and repose, or moving to the …

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A SECOND CHANCE

Emotionally gripping from start to finish, Cinema Nouveau is excited to release the Danish film, A Second Chance, from Friday, 28 August. Directed by Academy Award-winning director, Susanne Bier and starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones), the film boasts one of the finest casts in recent Danish cinema. The film (Danish, with English sub-titles), received the Signis Award at the …

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ORGAN RECITAL WITH CHRISTIAN WILSON

St Georges Parktown to welcome Royal Organist. Organist Christian Wilson will be visiting South Africa in September, and will be giving a recital at St. George’s Anglican Church, Parktown, on Friday 11th September at 7.30pm. He will also be directing a half day choral course at the same church on Saturday 12th September, under the auspices of the Royal School …