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National Arts Festival / WITS 969 Festival

National Arts Festival / WITS 969 Festival

Posted on: July 3, 2017| By: admin

The National Arts Festival The 2017 National Arts Festival is taking place in Grahamstown right now and many of us are sitting at home in Johannesburg wishing we were there. Grahamstown is always an amazing celebration of theatre, art, dance, song and storytelling and visitors come far and wide to enjoy the many productions on…
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Jozi’s Art Museums

Jozi’s Art Museums

Posted on: August 14, 2016| By: admin

Remember when we all used to go to New York or London, in the days when the exchange rate wasn’t so bad, and visit the art museums? And how we felt that all the art and culture was in big overseas cities and we didn’t have any? Well. It is no longer true. Johannesburg is…
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Turbine Art Fair

Turbine Art Fair

Posted on: July 12, 2016| By: admin

The Turbine Art Fair is returning and we couldn’t be more excited. It’s the fourth year in a row, and if you haven’t been before, this is one art fair not to be missed. It’s on from the 14th to the 17th July at Turbine Hall in Newtown, a huge exhibition space, with beautiful and…
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Schoolboy Rugby

Schoolboy Rugby

Posted on: March 8, 2016| By: admin

Schoolboy Rugby in South Africa is huge. It’s incredibly competitive, the standard of rugby is excellent and huge amounts of time, effort and commitment go into the sport, from the players to the coaches to the parents. Excitement is mounting for the upcoming Schoolboy Easter Rugby Festival, co-hosted by St Stithians, KES and St. Johns….
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Glenshiel Christmas Fair

Glenshiel Christmas Fair

Posted on: October 15, 2015| By: admin

I must say when I received an email with the header ‘Christmas’ I did a double take.   It feels far too early to be thinking about Christmas already, but actually the year is speeding by and it is after all, October. And if it’s October it means that it’s nearly time for the Glenshiel Christmas…
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City of Gold Urban Art Festival

City of Gold Urban Art Festival

Posted on: October 9, 2015| By: admin

  If you’re looking for something bright, fun and colourful this weekend, make your way to Jeppestown. Artists, both South African and foreign, have been painting the walls for the past week, huge delicious graffiti, as part of the City of Gold Urban Art Festival. If you don’t know Jeppestown it is just east of…
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Parkview Literary Festival

Parkview Literary Festival

Posted on: September 17, 2015| By: admin

Last year the Parkview Literary Festival was fabulous and it’s happening all over again in ten days time. Parkwords takes place on Heritage Day, the 24th September, in Parkview Johannesburg, right in the heart of all our Johannesburg Guesthouses.  The first speakers are on at 9.30 am and continue right through into the evening. The…
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Johannesburg Ecomobility

Johannesburg Ecomobility

Posted on: July 31, 2015| By: admin

Last Sunday a few Johannesburg Guesthouse owners and I did the Radio 702 Walk the Talk. Apart from the walk being fabulous as always, we were struck by the amount of people wearing t-shirts that said ‘Be an Ecomobility Champion’. I’ve heard the word Ecomobility being thrown around but I’ve never been quite sure what…
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Turbine Art Fair

Turbine Art Fair

Posted on: July 23, 2015| By: admin

I left the the Turbine Art Fair in Johannesburg knowing one thing. That I absolutely have to, one day, own a Robert Hodgins. I’ve been in love with this artist for years and years and truly regret not buying one of his pantings when they were still vaguely affordable. The great thing about the Turbine…
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