Cycling is becoming an increasingly popular way of seeing local Joburg sites and sights. Lebo of Sowetobicycle tours has for many years offered cycling tours. There are various options on offer starting from a 2 hour tour which includes a visit to a worker’s hostel, the Hector Pieterson Museum as well as the route of [...]
The NY Metropolitan’s Live in HD opera season starting Friday 16th November. The 8 operas will run for about 7 days each at Cinema Nouveau in Rosebank starting on Friday and running through till March next year.
November 16th with Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore. Anna Netrebko sings the role of Adina and Matthew Polenzani the role of [...]
Safarinow asked me to write a review of Craighall Park and have just submitted one. I got a a reply saying: ‘We’ll respond to any issues needing attention’ so maybe it will be changed and edited. However here’s the unedited copy:
Craighall Park, an amazingly central suburb in the huge sprawling city of Joburg, is [...]
The Jozi Run took place on Tuesday evening before Human Rights Day (21st March). See http://dailymaverick.co.za/article/2012-03-22-run-jozi-sa-runs-for-its-life-finds-its-soul-in-hillbrow
What’s new in the art scene in March?
Along with Gerard Batha’s Paintings from the Karoo, Hermann Niebuhr’s exhibition City Chromatic, Views of Johannesburg opened at Everard Read on 8th March. For a review see http://todoinjoburg.co.za/2012/03/hermann-niebuhrs-city-chromatic-views-of-johannesburg-opens-at-everard-read/. RosenClaire’s Immaterial Matters is on at the Goodman and runs till 24th March. This is the first exhibition in South [...]
Another good South African movie opens on circuit. http://todoinjoburg.co.za/2012/02/material-the-movie/
Delta Park, 104 hectares of open park land, is just 5 blocks from Liz at Lancaster. The area now known as Delta Park was part of the farm Klipfontein in the 19th Century. In 1902 it became a grazing area for cows as part of William Rattray’s estate. Delta Park as we now know it, [...]
Andrew Lyndsay of the Spaza Gallery is hosting a fab Valentine’s event. Starting at 4 pm at 19 Wilhelmina St Troyeville there is a Valentine’s exhibition followed by a show by Venus Mercedes. Book via email email@example.com or on 082 494 3275/ 082 957 0052. Cost R150 per head.
Concert on the Deck – Love, Life & Opera– Sat 25th February 2012 15h00 – 17h30
From Gingko’s newsletter:
With February being the month of love, we thought we’d put together a programme that would celebrate some of the world’s greatest love songs. Michèle Corbin (soprano) and Donato Somma (tenor) will perform a wonderful selection of operatic, [...]
The Parktown Westcliff Heritage Trust runs tours to interesting places which are very varied on their offerings. Many of these tours provide access to places that one cannot always get to independently. Sadly however, the guiding style and information provided can be a little superficial and descriptive, with in-depth information often tantalizingly lacking. But enjoy the outings. [...]