Monthly Archives: June 2012

Art and science meet at Circa Art Gallery

Opening at Circa on Jellicoe Ave, Lower Rosebank on 28th June are 2 exhibitions which look at the interface between art and science. The sub-title of Dark Energy – Images from the Hubble Telescope, is fairly is self explanatory.  Sutherland Reflections, is somewhat more arcane subtitled ‘Art meets science in a place of Darkness and [...]

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Brave the evening chill and check out the winter solstice sky

For the next two weeks Mercury can be easily seen in our skies. Very early this evening, there’ll be a line up in the west of the 3 bright stars: Canopus (on the left), Sirius and Procyon; then the new crescent moon and to the right of that Mercury – very easy to see!  Over [...]

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Memorial service for Philip Tobias 20/06

The world renowned palaeo-anthropologist Philip Tobias has left an extraordinary legacy.  (See  http://lizatlancaster.co.za/blog/tobias-at-84-still-sharp-witty-and-engaging )  A memorial celebration of his life will take place on Wednesday  20th June at 5pm in the Wits Great Hall.  RSVP to 011 717 1327 or babalwa.july@wits.ac.za.

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End of an era – good bye to the Velskoen Drive-In

Part of the entertainment landscape in Joburg in the mid 20th Century was the Drive-In Cinema. Sadly the last one, the Velskoen Drive -In,  will disappear in a week or so.  See http://findingjozi.co.za/reminiscing-an-ode-to-velskoen-drive-in/ I remember when I was about 10 or so my mother taking me to see what turned out to be quite a scary movie at [...]

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Liz at Lancaster a regional finalist

Thank you to all the guests who have filled in rating forms after your stay at Liz at Lancaster. Thanks to your votes and ratings, Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse has been nominated a regional Finalist in the AA Quality Assured Accommodation Awards in the category Guest House with Breakfast. Regional winners will be announced in [...]

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