Monthly Archives: October 2009

Good news about Ami Restaurant at the end of the block

Except for Sunday evening, Ami is open everyday for lunch and dinner. So … one of the few restaurants open on a Monday evening.  The menu has also been changed so light salad lunches and sandwiches are now on offer – all very reasonably priced. The dinner menu is varied and reflects the expertise of the [...]

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Statue to namesake of Kippies Jazz Club unveiled

A bronze sculpture of a lone man seated on a chair and holding his precious saxophone, was unveiled on 25th September.   Located outside the ‘original’ Kippies Jazz club in Newtown, and designed by Guy Du Toit and Egon Tania, a second empty chair encourages the spectator to sit next to the figure of Kippie Morolong [...]

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Annual Grahamstown Arts Festival to be increased for 2010

Project 2010 [Issue 157] reports: ‘National Arts Festival organisers are in the throes of putting together a massive programme to coincide with the 2010 World Cup. The Herald reports that the 2010 festival in Grahamstown has been extended to 15 days from the normal 10 and the hopes are that soccer fans will pour into [...]

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A South African page-turner; and it’s all true

If you want to read a gripping courtroom drama and get a sense of South Africa in the dark days of the late 1980s you cannot miss Peter Harris’ book In a Different Time. Published in 2008, Harris’ page-turning drama won the Bookseller’s Choice Award and the prestigious Alan Paton Award in 2009. The book [...]

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Africa, the sun and shadows: don’t miss this exhibition at Standard Bank Gallery

Don’t miss the major retrospective exhibition of Alexis Preller’s work which opened last night at the Standard Bank Gallery in Joburg CBD. Attended by several hundred people, the exhibition was opened by Esme Berman, well-known researcher on South African art, who co-curated the exhibition with Karel Nel (artist, curator, collector and teacher).  Some 60 works construct an historical [...]

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