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WILLIAM KENTRIDGE: DANCING TO THE MUSIC OF TIME

A riot of music, movement and political immediacy; Louisa Buck takes in William Kentridge’s vast and ambitious film installation at the Marian Goodman Gallery. By Louisa Buck. William Kentridge’s epic new film installation More Sweetly Play the Dance fills almost the entire first floor of Marian Goodman Gallery. A motley procession of life-sized partly-silhouetted figures march, spin, sway and shuffle …

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HOW COFFEE AFFECTS YOUR BODY

A morning latte is routine for many people, but how is it affecting your body? Few of us realise the extent to which our morning brew affects our bodies from the first sip. Recent research has revealed that a late night shot slows down our internal body clock and stops us sleeping – but it does a whole lot more …

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THE SORCERER AND THE STONES

The enduring success of the Rolling Stones is due in some part to William Gilchrist, the virtuoso stylist who conjures up their flamboyant stage looks. By Stephen Doig, photo Philip Sinden. “Each member of the band is an individual in their own right. It’s a living colour palette, and each person is painting their own picture on a joint canvas, …

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MAGGIE LAUBSER

On 14 April 1886 Maggie Laubser was born on a farm in the Cape. In 1903, at the impressionable age of 17 she visited Cape Town and its cultural life inspired artistic ambitions, she studied art briefly under Edward Roworth. Laubser was elected a member of the South African Society of Artists (SASA) in 1907, long before she became a …

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NECKTIE YOUTH

Emotionally gripping from start to finish, Cinema Nouveau has confirmed the release of the locally-produced drama, Necktie Youth, at its four sites and select Ster-Kinekor cinemas, from Friday, 25 September. As South Africa’s only art-house chain of cinemas, Cinema Nouveau continues to celebrate and support the local film industry. It is also fitting that this film, written and directed by …

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THE SUPREME PRICE

The timely and powerful, critically-acclaimed, award-winning documentary film THE SUPREME PRICE, about women and the pro-democracy movement in Nigeria, will be broadcast on AfriDocs in 49 Countries across sub-Saharan Africa on October 1st, 2015, the Anniversary of Nigeria’s Independence. Produced and Directed by filmmaker Joanna Lipper, the film won the Gucci Tribeca Spotlighting Women Documentary Award, was named Best Documentary …

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THE SHNIT SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

shnit International Short film festival presents an explosive Short Film Experience like no other! Now in the festival’s thirteenth global year, Bangkok, Bern, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Cape Town, Hong Kong Moscow and San Jose take centre-stage in a truly global celebration of the art of the short film. In its sixth year in South Africa, the festival heads to The …

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BIG BOOK BRUNCH

Jenny & Co will be hosting their annual end-of-the-year hurrah on the 5th December. For further information, email them at bookings@jennyandco.co.za

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50 MUST-SEE GEOLOGICAL SITES IN SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa has just about the richest geological heritage on the planet. By showcasing 50 must-see sites, this guide describes why, where and how to enjoy it. The 50 Geological Sites by Gavin Whitfield presents 50 of the most recognizable and geologically interesting sites around South Africa, including some of palaeontological or historical renown and some of mining interest. The …

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ARE YOU WITH US

As part of the Woolworths “Are you with us” campaign, Pharrell Williams today visited Emisebeni Primary School in Soweto to see first-hand the positive impact his collaboration with Woolworths is having on schools and communities in South Africa. Pharrell’s visit forms part of Woolworths’ strategic collaboration with the musician to highlight educational advancement, environmental awareness and social cohesion in South …