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THE JOHANNESBURG INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL

South Africa’s stature in the world of comedy continues its phenomenal rise with the launch of the Johannesburg International Comedy Festival, which takes place over three days from 6-8 November this year. The festival is a multi venue, multi show comedy showcase featuring local, continent at and international talent performing at the Alexander Theatre, Orbit Jazz Café, Thirteen and the …

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CHARMAINE HAINES: CLAY AS CANVAS

Charmaine will conduct a walk-about and there will be a discussion at 2.30pm on the day the exhibition opens. Refreshments will be served. The exhibition will close on Wednesday 11th of November 2015. Address: 153 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood Opening: 10th October Gallery hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm – Saturday 10am to 5pm Sunday by appointment – and …

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A HAUNTING ON HURLINGHAM

All Hallows’ Eve, a night when the dead walk among the living, the ghouls and ghosts come out to play and the haunting echoes of ‘trick or treat’ fill the air. What better reason to host a party in a 100 year old haunted house with a graveyard in the garden, the living dead as your host and each room …

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CONFRONTATION WITH THE HOLOCAUST

The creation of this exhibition was prompted by the findings of a major research project conducted by the Department of German, Leeds University “From Victims to Perpetrators? Discourses of German Wartime Suffering’ (2005-2008).” The project examined the complex interaction of narratives of victimhood and perpetration from the end of WWII into the 21st century in Germany. Tropes associated with Jewish …

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THE BEAUXӮ STRATAGEM

Simon Godwin directs the fabulous period comedy THE BEAUX”Æ STRATAGEM by George Farquhar, screened via National Theatre Live at Cinema Nouveau theatres countrywide from Saturday, 03 October, for eight shows only. The ‘Beaux’: Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, played by Samuel Barnett (The History Boys) and Geoffrey Streatfeild (Spooks) are two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes …

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TRESOR SIGNS WITH INTERNATIONAL LABEL

Breakout artist TRESOR today announced that he has signed a worldwide deal with international record label Ultra Records. The deal includes the release and distribution of his music to the United States, United Kingdom, Australia as well as the Benelux region. Ultra Records has produced a string of recent international hits including the likes of Omi “Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)”, …

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WHAT’S FOR DINNER

As we come out of Heritage Day 2015, Knorr is keeping the local flavour going with the next two Knorr whatsfordinner cooking classes with J’Something, featuring some of South Africa’s favourite cultural dishes. October’s Knorr whatsfordinner cooking classes with J’Something bring to life exciting and simple recipes similar to those that have featured on the weekly TV show airing on …

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STEPHAN ERASMUS: BROKEN TEXT

In this exhibition entitled “Broken Text” Stephan Erasmus returns to the act of writing sorrowful love letters to a muse. In this body of work Erasmus instead of sampling text from various sources of text i.e. sorrowful love songs, poetry and other bodies of text, he generates the text himself as love letters written to a muse. As these letters/bodies …

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IMPACT AWARDS FINALISTS

Over the years the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) has consistently supported young talent in the arts and honoured those who have significantly contributed to the industry. To mark the 18th year of the prestigious ACT Awards, South Africa’s premier independent arts funding and development agency, will pay homage to both young and old artists. To date, the ACT Awards …

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HANDMADE CONTEMPORARY FAIR

The Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair will be held at the Hyde Park Corner rooftop from the 9th-11th October. Park & Ride will be available from the Hyde Park High School. For more information, visit www.sanlamhmc.co.za