Lifestyle and entertainment

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Add a little bit of Palesa to it

Izak de Vries Lifestyle and entertainment 2016-11-01

On Saturday, 24 September 2016 Palesa was crowned the winner of ATKV-Muziqanto 2016. “I love the stage,” she told me. “I love an audience.”

Alexandra May: "It’s trial and error sometimes"

Henry Cloete Musiek 2016-09-13

"I’m pretty new to creating my own music and being involved in the process of bringing it to life."

Film review: The Shallows

Reney Warrington Lifestyle and entertainment 2016-09-01

"The best thing about this film, though, is the suspense. You really sit on the edge of your seat from beginning to end."

One day at The Star Soweto Literary Festival 2016

Karina Magdalena Szczurek Books and writers 2016-08-26

"Camaraderie. That is word which comes to mind when I think back to the one day I spent at the fabulous Soweto Theatre, attending the inaugural The Star Soweto Literary Festival."

Midlands Literary Festival: Programme

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2016-08-23

KZN's premier book festival, the Midlands Literary Festival, is taking place in Yellowwood, Howick on 27–28 August. The complete programme is now available.

Interview: Montagu Youth Arts Festival 2016

Helen Gooderson, Naomi Meyer Lifestyle and entertainment 2016-08-12

"Every year we see growth and development in artists participating."

Midlands Literary Festival 2016

Darryl David Lifestyle and entertainment 2016-08-12

KZN's premier book festival, the Midlands Literary Festival, is just around the corner, two weekends away, on 27–28 August.

Invitation: nagmusiek+, performed by Liza Joubert

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2016-08-05

You are invited to nagmusiek+, a modernist sight-sound poem, performed by Liza Joubert on the piano.

Press release: Montagu Youth Arts Festival 2016

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2016-08-05

The RAD Foundation will once again host the annual Montagu Music, Art, Dance and Drama Festival (MMADD) from 10th to 20th August in Montagu on Route 62. This event is now in it’s 21st year.

Die kind is nog jonger: Interview with Jim Neversink

Jim Neversink, Naomi Meyer Lifestyle and entertainment 2016-06-29

On Ingrid Jonker: "I really felt her despair and wanted to fight alongside her ..."

Spier Poetry Festival 2016: dancing in other words with photos and videos

Naomi Bruwer Books and writers 2016-05-10

The third Spier Poetry Festival: dancing in other words took place on Saturday, 7 May.

Spier Poetry Festival 2016: Poets’ Welcome Dinner

Naomi Bruwer Books and writers 2016-05-06

The dancing in other words / dansende digtersfees is an annual international poetry event, curated by Breyten Breytenbach, Dominique Botha and composer Neo Muyanga. This year's participating poets were introduced at a special Poets’ Welcome Dinner at Spier on Sunday, 1 May.

Spier Poetry Festival: Quick Q&A with Hans C ten Berge

Naomi Bruwer, HC ten Berge Books and writers 2016-05-05

"The translator should be patient and persevering: endurance is the solution to difficult problems which may have left the translator in despair for quite some time." – Hans C ten Berge

Jozi Literary All Stars: 3 May 2016

LitNet Books and writers 2016-04-29

Six award-winning Johannesburg novelists, Fred Khumalo, Harry Kalmer, Ivan Vladislavic, James Whyle, Kleinboer and Yewande Omotoso will be reading new and published work at David Krut Books.

Spier Poetry Festival: Quick Q&A with Keorapetse Willie Kgositsile

Naomi Bruwer, Keorapetse Willie Kgositsile Books and writers 2016-04-28

"Poetry celebrates life through the aesthetic ordering of language comparable to the way music does through its aesthetic ordering of sound."

Spier Poetry Festival: Quick Q&A with James Matthews

Naomi Bruwer, James Matthews Feeste 2016-04-21

"it is the eve of life's death
and i am departing with
a glow of being
my spirit ablaze with
celestial splendour"

Spier Poetry Festival: Quick Q&A with Georges Lory

Naomi Bruwer, Georges Lory Feeste 2016-04-21

"Poetry is a desperate move to express what we can't express." – Georges Lory

Film review: Allegiant

Reney Warrington Film 2016-04-06

"Allegiant is a tedious, more befuddling, and even more sexist version of Divergent and Insurgent."

Murray's Food Trails: The Hussar Grill

Paul Murray Kos en wyn 2016-03-31

"At The Hussar Grill you are sure to go back in Rondebosch history."

Film review: The Assignment

Reney Warrington Film 2016-03-01

"The prospect of watching a home-grown, Joburg-based thriller about a (yes, female) journalist scooping a major story was an exciting one. We undoubtedly have the stories to tell and the talent to tell it. Our movie industry is, furthermore, producing quite remarkable thrillers, comedies, dramas, etc. Sadly, The Assignment is not remarkable at all."