Monthly Archives: October 2013

Liz at Lancaster’s Pick of the Week – Umhlaba at WAM

    I had a rushed visit to Umhlaba, the photographic exhibition marking the centenary of the 1913 Natives Land Act, which is currently showing at Wits Art Museum. Because of the topic – the contested nature of land and landscape in South African society, this exhibition cannot be anything but tough and hard-hitting.  Superbly [...]

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Feast your eyes on Joburg’s purple canopy

During October and November every year Joburg is turned into a riot of deep purple with the Jacarandas in full bloom. From a high vantage point like Munro Drive or the Westcliff steps, the whole of northern Johannesburg from the Parktown Ridge to Sandton, is tinged with a dramatic blanket of blue.  Join the Johannesburg [...]

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A cultural feast at Cinema Nouveau, Rosebank

We are so privileged in Johannesburg to have access on our doorsteps to world-class productions (quite literally).  If an air-ticket to London is out of the question (let alone R600 odd for a theatre ticket) then make sure to see the current productions of London’s Royal National Theatre which are broadcast live and screened at [...]

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Liz at Lancaster ideal for long stays

At the end of  September we bid farewell to a guest who had stayed with us for 5 months. It’s a long time to be away from home so we were delighted that he felt so comfortable here and felt that it was a ‘home away from home’.   With offices in Parktown the drive to [...]

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Normality returns to Joburg art galleries after the Art Fair. See what’s on or opening this evening

The dust has begun to settle after the Joburg Art Fair and everyday life can return to gallery staff and their publics.  There are several recently opened exhibitions and several which are opening in the next couple of weeks.  Exhibitions which are already showing include:   Pieter Hugo’s Kin Stevenson’s Gallery in Juta St. Braamfontein.  [...]

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