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LA FRENCH / THE CONNECTION

La French / The Connection Le Movie Club is an exciting collaboration between The Bioscope Independent Cinema, The Alliance Française of Johannesburg and the French Institute of South Africa. On the last Thursday of every month, immerse yourself in the vibrant cultures of French and Francophone films from around the world. Throughout the year there will be different themes such …

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SA FESTIVAL OF MOTORING

SA Festival of Motoring 2016 Marks new beginnings for the South African motor show with the launch taking place from 31 August – 4 September at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. The vibrant, inaugural SA Festival of Motoring is the ideal occasion at which to celebrate motoring in South Africa. From vintage to classic cars to the latest models. Pit …

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ALASTAIR MCLACHLAN: POST BOX 1984

Digital meets analogue in Alastair Mclachlan’s photographic exhibition #Post_Box_1984. The exhibition features a fascinating collection of images that depict candid corners and fly-on-the-wall perspectives of urban life in Jozi that, through the eye of the photographer, have been elevated into iconic, archetypal, stand-alone images of the African metropolis. Many of these images were curated by the artist on the digital …

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MULHOLLAND DRIVE

It puzzles viewers but delights critics. Why has Mulholland Drive topped BBC Culture’s poll of the greatest films of the 21st Century? Luke Buckmaster explains. Cinema in the early years of the 21st Century has experienced something of an existential crisis. Terms such as ‘TV-like’ or ‘television-esque’ were once intended as insults; now, in a period most commentators consider a …

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CHEF JAMES DIACK

It’s no mean feat to convince a top chef to leave his restaurant for four days and set up shop on our rooftop. That said, chefs have always been an integral element of the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair, and we’re proud to have worked with some of the finest in the country over the years. This year in particular we …

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THE BEDSIDE ARK BY DAVID MUIRHEAD

A riotous assembly of unrespectable southern African creatures. This riotous assembly of unrespectable creatures comprises 42 short accounts of southern Africa’s vibrant collection of wild animals. From the one-of-its-kind aardvark to the wilfully ignorant ostrich; the Houdini-like honey badger to the precariously specialised klipspringer; and from the curvaceous, sports-model springbok to the recklessly insensitive hyena – this book airs the …

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DAWN LINDBERG

Dawn Lindberg wins the Women: Real Architects of SA Drama Excellence Award. Naledi Theatre Awards founder and Executive Producer, Dawn Lindberg has been presented with the Women: The Real Architects of Society Awards (WRASA) Drama Excellence Award to acknowledge and honour her 51 years in theatre and show business. Lindberg, who staged the 12th annual Naledi Theatre Awards in April …

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SALIM WASHINGTON’S SANKOFA BAND

Salim Washington’s Sankofa band takes over Gauteng. In association with Concerts SA, Salim Washington presents his rich jazz ensemble Sankofa in an around Johannesburg, during an intense long weekend of shows at The Orbit, Afrikan Freedom Station, and Kaya House. Drawing its’ inspiration from the Sankofa bird, a Ghanaian symbol of the return of diasporic Africans to the motherland, the …

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ARTS ALIVE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2016

The 2016 ARTS ALIVE FESTIVAL brings Joburg audiences the best in homegrown and overseas entertainment during the month of September. The festival is 24 years old, and is a year away from celebrating its silver jubilee as an international African centered arts festival. But it is not just a build up to next year that we are planning towards, as …

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27 BOXES

27 Boxes in Melville will be humming on Saturday 27th August with lots of activities at this trendy Melville venue. Apart from the usual one of a kind stores being open for business, there are other activities planned. 27 Boxes has partnered with 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day and there will be a knitathon hosted from 11am to 2pm, …