Monthly Archives: September 2010

EVENT + CITY THE CITY REIMAGINED ARCHITECTURE.ZA 2010

After a week way to busy with SPRING FEVER of maintenance here at Liz at Lancaster (watch this space), I woke up a bit late to the amazing events surrounding  SA’s first architecture mega-event AZA 2010 which runs in Johannesburg from September 21 to 28. Intending to bring architecture back to the public domain there is both [...]

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Great review on Franco’s restaurant in Parkview

An excellent owner run family Italian restaurant. Great value for money and has always been a firm favourite for a good well-priced Italian meal. Try it.  See http://www.jhblive.com/reviews/49604 

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Maid in three mediums – conversations on the politics of the domestic worker at Women’s Jail, Constitution Hill Wednesday 22nd Sept

Novelist and author of  The Madams Zukis wa Wanner, artist Mary Sibande whose excellent exhibition Long Live the Dead Queen showed in July at Gallery Momo in Parktown North, and academic Shireen Ally who wrote Servants to Workers,  comment on each others work tonight at the Women’s Jail at Constitution Hill.  Hosted by Wits University, it [...]

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South African composer Philip Miller’s concert at Arts on Main – 2 nights only 25 and 26 Sept

Don’t miss Philip Miller’s concert Playing on Image, on Saturday25th  or Sunday 26th September at 8pm September at Arts on Main in eastern downtown Joburg.  Well-known for his  collaboration with Kentridge as well as Bell and Hodghins, Miller composes  music which is evocative and haunting.   Playing on Image  is a two part music, film and performance event. The first [...]

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Chopin, a great dinner, good friends – all in the funky industrial space of the Turbine Hall, Newtown

Anglo- Gold Ashanti has done an amazing job of redeveloping Joburg’s first power station, including the orginal space which housed the massive turbines.  Located in Newtown this development is a very succesful example of sustainable and sensitive adaptive re-use of  industrial heritage. I have written about this before: http://lizatlancaster.co.za/blog/the-old-and-the-new-more-on-anglogold-ashantis-turbine-square    If you missed the last evening at [...]

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