Monthly Archives: November 2013

Besides having one of the best climates in the world, Jozi has much to offer …

Wow! what is it with Jozi at the moment? So much positive press from all sorts of different quarters. From no 1 cycle route, to an up-and-coming art hub to a new spin on the level of violence – Joburg is being praised and flaunted as an interesting and vibrant city.  Although Joburg will always [...]

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Liz at Lancaster’s Pick of the Week 25th Nov: Piece in the Firs, Rosebank

Piece in the Firs in Rosebank is one of Joburg’s most special shops run by a remarkable woman.  Their printed ‘brochure’ says it all: Expect the unexpected – pieces with attitude where old meets new, and contemporary design meets ancient tradition Started by Eugenie Drakes in 2000,  Piece showcases a variety of South Africa’s exquisitely crafted [...]

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Strains of Scotland the Brave grace the suburb of Craighall Park

             Our young neighbours were transported back to their wedding day when they awoke a couple of weeks back to the hauntingly evocative strains of the bagpipes wafting from our garden. All thanks to a special birthday celebration.   Recently we were lucky enough to host two families who were celebrating their Dad’s 90th birthday. [...]

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Liz at Lancaster’s Pick of the Week: The Jan Smuts Art strip

There are currently several not-to-be missed exhibitions showing at some of the galleries clustered along the Jan Smuts art strip.    Showing at Goodman Gallery is Gerhard Marx’s exhibition Lessons in looking down. Remember that extraordinary work at the Joburg Art Fair – Gerhard Marx’s mosaic vertical wall depicting an aerial view of part of Joburg [...]

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Opening on Thursday night: Marx at Goodman and Wilsenach at Circa

Marx’s exhibition Lessons in looking down opens at the Goodman Gallery on Thursday evening at the Goodman Gallery.   The exhibition takes its name from a chapter in Jules Verne’s book A Journey to the Centre of the Earth.  Verne’s two geologists discover a potential route into the centre of the Earth, and Verne has them prepare [...]

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