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WEEKENDER ARNISTON FESTIVAL

Time to be amazed and entertained at Africa’s most southern festival. It’s going to be a festival like none other. Set in a stunning location, the Weekender Arniston will feature top comedians, music, family-oriented activities, a local produce market, heritage site walks, coastal cave tours,- you name it, it’s happening. Africa’s most southern festival takes place in the small seaside …

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ORPHEUS IN AFRICA

David Kramer’s acclaimed Orpheus in Africa, an original new South African work, will run through the summer holiday season by popular demand, at the Fugard Theatre. This Eric Abraham and Fugard Theatre production that has received 5 star reviews, brings to life the little known story of Orpheus McAdoo, the free born son of a slave, a graduate from The …

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LADY X

Port Elizabeth beauty Xolisa Mvula better known as Lady X is a gem to watch out for. This Brand Management Major graduate from the AAA School of Advertising and BA Honours Graduate in Creative Brand Communications from The Vega School of brand Leadership, has been gifted with a rich, warm and soulful voice that is versatile enough for any genre …

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ASSEMBLAGE POP-UP SHOP

Pop Up Shop – Same Same but Different. Assemblage presents a Pop Up Shop and art sale with a selection of some of South Africa’s young and emerging artists. The Pop Up Shop will only be open on Thursday evening, Friday 30th October and Saturday 31st October 2015. Don’t miss it! Nothing will be priced over R2 500 (well almost) …

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RMB WINEX

Don’t forget to tag RMB WineX for Wednesday 28th to Friday 30th October at the Sandton Convention Centre. SA’s premier wine show, now in its 16th year, always promises the greatest selection of wines under one roof – a time to muse through a myriad of varietals and cuvées that please the palate while mingling with winemakers and the Jozi …

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DRAWN BY MAN, DESIGNED BY NATURE

Cedarberg home designed by Wolff Architects. The house comprises a series of fragmented blocks designed to intentionally mimic the surrounding rock formations. In a landscape where there are no marks of human intervention, ‘scalelessness’ becomes the impetus for an imaginative architectural response. On approach, this compact modern house is barely visible to the naked eye, so discreetly is it set …

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DEAD GUNS REBORN

Neels Coetzee’s melted AK-47s and distorted skulls offer a metaphor for a nation forged out of bloodshed and strife. Shaping history: A detail of ‘Crucible’. By Michael Smith Monuments are tricky things. National ideologies can change on a whim, as the Fallen Monument Park in Moscow’s Muzeon arts park proves. Littered around the grounds are remnants and fragments of discarded, …

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NEW OILS

From avocado to argan: the new oils taking over our kitchens. Don’t just reach for the olive oil. Healthy eaters and food fans are increasingly using all sorts of unusual oils. By Sue Quinn Choosing oil for the kitchen these days is a slippery business – simply reaching for the olive oil is not on. Supermarket shelves are now groaning …

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SNOOPY AND THE MEANING OF LIFE

Sixty-five years ago, when Charles M Schulz first came up with the enlarged head and curly forelock of Charlie Brown, newspaper comic strips were big business. The men who drew them were among the highest-paid artists and entertainers in the United States. By Lucy Davies At its peak, Peanuts was the most successful strip of all, published in 75 countries, …

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HOW PAISLEY LEFT PERSIA

“One should either be a work of art or wear a work of art,” said the famously flamboyant Oscar Wilde, who loved nothing more than to lounge foppishly in a silk paisley smoking jacket and cravat. That Wilde and his demi-monde friends loved paisley – the painterly textile pattern that resembles a teardrop or seed-shaped vegetable – is no surprise. …