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17 July 2019

The restaurant spans various levels, including a lower level for those unable to climb the numerous flights of stairs. Decorated in warm hues of reds and gold it displays exquisite treasures from across the African continent. Everything down to the crockery is rich with texture.

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17 July 2019

The constant mood changes throughout the production serve to emphasise the rollercoaster lives we lead, in which successes, failures and setbacks are all integral parts of the journey. By the end the dancers are shown to have mastered their fears and are at peace with themselves.

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17 July 2019 to 1 January 1970

The forum disclosed the challenges and pressures that art faces in South Africa both from government and the commercial sphere. I was left wondering whether it really matters how far artists go. Is the creative sector able to independently and legitimately critique socioeconomic context? In what way can seditious art realistically impact material circumstances?

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17 July 2019

Set in 17th century Spain, the play follows the tale of young Cardenio, his love for the fair Luscinda and his turbulent friendship with the Duke’s son, Fernando. Combine these elements and the result is a Shakespearian inevitability, namely that “the course of true love never did run smooth”.

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17 July 2019

There was earth-trembling bass, there was smoke, there was fire, the lights of the mothership did exactly as they promised and beamed the crowd up to a higher plain of music. This is what they came for, this is why members of the media stood shivering for hours. They had come for Skrillex.

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17 July 2019

There is no such thing as personal space at an electro party. Once you enter the dance pit you cease to exist. You merge with the other closely-packed bodies; your movements controlled by the puppet master behind the decks.

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17 July 2019

The normally sleepy little seaside hamlet of Kleinmond came alive for the third annual Big Blues Music Festival this last weekend. Impressively for this small event – fast becoming a fixture on the local music festival circuit – at least 20 well-known bands and artists performed of which about half are best known as rock musicians.

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17 July 2019

With Goldfish’s hypnotic, groovy tunes and the screaming approval of the fans still ringing in my ears on the way home, I felt I had just come out of a major stadium concert – the same electrifying vibe, the same adoring fans, though in a far more beautiful setting.

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17 July 2019

A vortex of colour and sound surrounded the 10 000-strong crowd at the Holi One Festival on the Grand Parade on Saturday. Originally a Hindu festival, Holi celebrates spring and fertile land.

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17 July 2019

Watching the acrobats create human pyramids while skipping ropes, or bouncing off trampolines onto narrow ledges is both breathtaking and utterly nerve-wracking. Awe and fascination for their bravery and skill is tempered by relief when each act concludes without a death or at the least a blood-soaked mangling.

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17 July 2019

Great Expectations is only one of a triumvirate of exhibitions currently running at the Michael Stevenson Gallery in Woodstock. Whilst Schreuders’s special expertise is sculpture, Andrew Putter and Ian Grose work with photography and painting respectively.

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“What I’ve heard from the Camerata Tinta Barocca has been utterly thrilling. They have surely managed to breath new life into old favourites. By abandoning the baggage of tradition, they have achieved freshness by going back to the source.”

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