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SWAN LAKE ON ICE

The world’s premier theatrical ice skating company, The Imperial Ice Stars, returns to South Africa with a dynamic new interpretation of its award-winning masterpiece Swan Lake on Ice. This December, treat the family to the acclaimed production which is part of a world tour celebrating the company’s 10th Anniversary. Performed in the intimate setting of a frozen theatre stage, to …

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SO SOLO RETURNS

So Solo returns with limited run of Kafka’s Ape, Nine to Fivers Anthem and Broken Plates. Due to public demand, the So Solo festival of one-person plays has been extended for a limited season. Kafka’s Ape, Nine to Fivers Anthem and Broken Plates will be staged on the weekends of the 4th; 5th and6th and 11th and 12th December at …

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IDRIS ALBA CANCELS SA VISIT

Idris Elba cancels SA trip after his daughter fails to meet new immigration laws. Award-winning actor, Idris Elba has cancelled a planned trip to South Africa at the last minute after his daughter, Isan, failed to meet the new immigration requirements passed into law earlier this year. Elba, who played the iconic role of Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk …

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BLACK MASS

Black Mass: How the life and crimes of James ‘Whitey’ Bulger brought out a striking performance from Johnny Depp. But spare a thought for Sienna Miller, who ended up being cut entirely from the biopic By Tom Teodorczuk Hollywood was always going to make a film about the life and crimes of James “Whitey” Bulger. The notorious US mob boss, …

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ASSEMBLAGE OPEN STUDIO

This a friendly reminder of our last Open Studio of year taking place at Assemblage studios on Wednesday, 25th November 2015 opening at 5pm. Enjoy viewing a dynamic range of artworks by emerging artists over some PRIMI pizza and wine. Assemblage’s intern, Gontse Mathabathe will be featured in the Wits Fine Art Graduation Show (NewWorkFifteen) which will open at the …

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ARRIBA ESPANA

¡ARRIBA ESPAÑA! with the Bonegio Spanish Dance Company for two nights only at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square 27th & 28th November at 8pm. Don’t miss the opportunity for two nights only, to enjoy a fiery Spanish dance spectacular showcasing flamenco, classical and regional styles. iArraba Espana will star the acclaimed Julia Bonegio and seasoned members of …

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JOHNNY CLEGG AWARDED AN OBE

Music legend Johnny Clegg has been awarded with an OBE by Queen Elizabeth II, the British High Commission said on Sunday. “Buckingham Palace has released the 2015 Birthday Honours list and the British High Commission is delighted to announce that South African artist, activist and philanthropist Johnny Clegg has been honoured with the Officer of the Order of the British …

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NEW VOICES IV

Lizamore & Associates will open their annual end of year exhibition, New Voices, which showcases the work of emerging artists, curated by emerging curators on the 28th November. This year New Voices will consist of two group exhibitions; Spatial Relations curated by Tammy Langtry and Freedom to Create; Freedom to Inspire curated by Lunga Khumalo. Both Langtry and Khumalo are …

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SA VOTED TOP ADVENTURE DESTINATION

South Africa voted top adventure destination for 2016. By Peter Church South Africa has been named the top adventure travel destination in the world for 2016, pipping hot contenders Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands to the post in Virtuoso International Luxury Travel’s annual rankings. Virtuoso gives credit to southern Africa’s rise as tourism destination by including South Africa on …

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CHOCOLATE CHRISTMAS PUDDING

For decadence, you can’t beat this three-chocolate Christmas pudding. By Paul A Young This is loaded with three different chocolates, but has a lighter texture than the traditional pudding, and is full of alternative dried fruits – figs, dates, apricots and cherries rather than sultanas, currants and raisins – soaked in copious amounts of booze. If you make only one …