Tag Archives: Rosebank

Rosebank: vibrant, cosmopolitan and well-managed

  Neil Fraser who is a private consultant in the field of urban renewal, writes an amazing newsletter Citichat.  Sadly since he has left Johannesburg to take up life in Montagu, these newsletters are less frequent than they were.  Citichat is a Joint Venture with Urban Genesis Management an organization which works to  strengthen local [...]

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It’s all happening in Sandton this weekend

Take a turn to Sandton Central this weekend.  The annual Joburg Art Fair opens at Sandton Convention Centre on Friday and runs till Saturday.  Showing at the old Sandton Gallery near Nelson Mandela Square  is Printmaking 2012, an exhibition of contemporary Fine Art prints  represented by the SA Print Gallery, Blue Door Studio and Artist [...]

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Another award for Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse

Liz at Lancaster won another award last night when the 2012 AA Quality Assured Accommodation Awards were announced. Although we didn’t win in our category Guesthouse with Breakfast, (congratulations to Cycad Guesthouse in Polokwane), we won a special award:  Travellers Value Award for “Top-end Executive and/or Leisure Travellers City. Vanessa Weltmann explained the process behind [...]

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A contemporary take on Coriolanus – also showing at Cinema Nouveau, Rosebank

With 3 or 4 screenings a  day there is still time to see Coriolanus before it goes of circuit. Ralph Fiennes contemporary production has been called ‘the thinking person’s action movie’. Peter Bradshaw of  The Guardian writes:  ’Ralph Fiennes’s intelligent take on an unloved Shakespeare links it not only to the 1990s Balkans, [much of it was filmed in the Belgrade] [...]

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The Met HD Opera Series: La Traviata, showing at Cinema Nouveau

La Traviata (part of the latest season’s opera at the NY Met,  filmed in HD and and showing at Cinema Nouvea), only has 4  more showings: tonight at 19.30; Wednesday at 11 and Thursday at 2 and at 19.30.  Natalie Dessay plays Violetta (her voice was suffering after a cold on the night of the filmed performance) and Matthew Polenzani [...]

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