Lifestyle and entertainment

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Molly's game: a film review

Reney Warrington Film 2017-12-20

"The film is based on the fascinating story of Molly Bloom, an intriguing real-life person. It’s worth buying your ticket just for that. Don’t expect well drawn characters or anything outside of the Hollywood soapbox, though."

Jumanji – so much fun

Reney Warrington Film 2017-12-20

"Jumanji is good, old-fashioned entertainment guaranteed to put you in a fantastic mood."

Press release: The Fugard Theatre's New Year's Eve production of King Kong – The Musical

LitNet Teater 2017-12-18

"King Kong – The Musical will be performed at 2pm on Sunday 31 December, New Year's Eve."

Driven by experimentation, flowing with the current: Boskasie

Annie Klopper, Boskasie Musiek 2017-11-27

"My music comes from a deep place of emotion and vulnerability – merely speaking about my truths, and hoping that someone else out there can relate to them, and, furthermore, that they will comfort them in some way."

Press release: Water Light 2017 exhibition 

LitNet Kuns 2017-11-21

Water Light 2017 will run at The Forge, 12 Windsor Road, Kalk Bay from Wednesday 6 December until Thursday 21 December. The exhibition will be open daily from 9.30 am to 5 pm, including on weekends.

Press release: Bookings open for the Fugard Bioscope National Theatre Encore Season

LitNet Leefstyl 2017-10-30

"The National Theatre Encore Season is a chance to re-experience some of the most popular recorded live theatre titles of the 2017 bioscope season, featuring the best of British theatre screenings as well as some new titles from the comfort of a Fugard Theatre seat."

Press release: Celebrating the arts at the Ramsgate Book & Art Festival, 10–12 November 2017

LitNet Feeste 2017-10-27

"In the heart of the coastal and decidedly artistic village of Ramsgate on the KZN South Coast, festivalgoers will be welcomed by a community street festival atmosphere with book and market stalls, special events ranging from authors' talks to art exhibitions, workshops, storytelling, poetry readings and entertainment."

Booktown Richmond presents BookBedonnerd X (programme)

Darryl David Feeste 2017-10-18

BookBedonnerd X 2017 is taking place from 25 to 28 October. This year's exciting programme offers a wide variety of book talks, presentations, walkabouts, workshops and much more. The complete programme is available here.

ARTiculate Africa 2017: A book and art affair

Mikhail Peppas, Sanabelle Ebrahim Lifestyle and entertainment 2017-10-11

"The showcase engages literature and visual arts enthusiasts in conversations around industry best practices and provides an opportunity for the public to meet bestselling and upcoming writers and artists." Mikhail Peppas and Sanabelle Ebrahim share Visual voice's photos of the festival.

Articulate Africa Book Fair 2017: an interview with Darryl David

Darryl David, Naomi Meyer Lifestyle and entertainment 2017-09-21

Articulate Africa Book Fair 2017 will take place from 29 September to 1 October at the Durban ICC. Read an interview with Darryl David, and see the full programme.

Press release: Finalists announced for SCrIBE 2017

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2017-09-12

"The top three finalists of the 2017 SCrIBE Scriptwriting Competition have been announced. Professional staged readings of their plays will take place from Monday, 18 September until Wednesday, 20 September."

Open Book Festival 2017: An interview with Mervyn Sloman

Mervyn Sloman, Naomi Meyer Books and writers 2017-09-07

"Really looking forward to some of the interactions between international and local writers, for example, Master Manipulators at 6:00 pm on Wednesday evening, featuring acclaimed British crime writer Ali Land, Norwegian Carl Frode Tiller and the exciting local debut novelist Chwayita Ngamlana."

The Wound: film review (kykNET Silwerskermfees 2017)

Reney Warrington Lifestyle and entertainment 2017-09-04

"When I say The Wound is transformative, I don’t use the word casually. With great care and respect, John Trengove and his team disconnect you from your world, and walk alongside you into a world foreign to most." 

Midlands Literary Festival 2017: Programme

Darryl David Lifestyle and entertainment 2017-08-24

"The seasons literally and figuratively turn the page from 2 to 3 September when the 8th Midlands Literary Festival, now something of an institution in Howick, takes place at Fern Hill Hotel, one of the jewels of the Midlands Meander."

Press release: Applications now open for the Baxter’s 2018 Zabalaza Theatre Festival

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2017-08-23

The Baxter’s Zabalaza Theatre Festival is calling for applications from theatre-makers, directors, script writers, community groups and theatre companies to participate in the 2018 Zabalaza Theatre Festival. The deadline for applications is 18 September 2017.

Karoo explorers: interview with Chris Marais and Julienne du Toit

Menán van Heerden, Julienne du Toit, Chris Marais Books and writers 2017-08-23

"Our latest book, Road tripper Eastern Cape Karoo, is what you will not find on Google about the people, the lifestyles, the snippets of history and the best hang-outs for travellers in this magical region."

Press release: Artscape/Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra Youth Music Festival 2017

LitNet Musiek 2017-08-21

"This prestigious annual event offers accomplished musicians the opportunity of playing with a symphony orchestra on a professional concert stage. The emphasis of the festival is that it is a celebration of young musical talent and not a competition."

Press release: The Fall wins prestigious Scotsman Fringe First Award

LitNet Lifestyle and entertainment 2017-08-15

"The play lifted a veil on the unspoken truth of so many thousands of students, their hardships, their realities; and the pain suffered by so many."

Atomic blonde: film review

Reney Warrington Film 2017-08-11

"In Atomic blonde, they managed to find the coolest, yet totally eighties, outfits for Charlize. The styling and lighting as a whole are perfect. The Atomic blonde delivers a love letter to a cold, blue and grimy Berlin, five days before the fall of the Berlin Wall."

Gif/Poison/Ityhefu: an interview with Erwin Maas

Erwin Maas, Naomi Meyer Lifestyle and entertainment 2017-08-10

"At its core, any great piece of theatre has an innate universality in it that people all over can relate to. That’s why certain pieces are being done in numerous languages, and all over the world, again and again. Gif is such a piece."