Category: Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture, Featured

Lights, camera … gender? Who cares! A standing ovation for character fluidity in the arts

Oct 4, 2019, Author: Carly Ritz

The performing  arts has been challenging gender boundaries for decades.  From men playing women in ancient Greece to Nancy Cartwright playing the voice of Bart Simpson, the changeability of gender roles in the arts is something to be celebrated. These are some of our favourite performances.   READ […]

Arts and Culture

Reviewed: #HeToo starring Pieter-Dirk Uys

Sep 17, 2019, Author: Hello Joburg

We’ve seen some bad to average comedy lately, so it was a real treat to watch 90 uninterrupted and hilarious minutes of Pieter-Dirk Uys (PDU) and Evita Bezuidenhout plus a little David Attenborough and Pik Botha on stage in the satirist’s new one-man show #HeToo.   READ MORE ON ARTS AND CULTURE HERE. Created to say […]

Arts and Culture

Orbit Gum donates UJ Art Installation

Sep 10, 2019, Author: Hello Joburg

Orbit Gum has donated a UJ Art installation following their introduction of a more sustainable and recyclable packaging for its product range – A change that formed part of Mars Incorporated’s global strategy – Sustainability in a Generation – to eliminate PVC from its packaging […]

Arts and Culture, Featured

Meet Nigerian artist Ayobola Kekere-Ekun

Sep 10, 2019, Author: Carly Ritz

Ayobola Kekere-Ekun was one of few artists at this year’s RMB Turbine Art Fair whose work made us hungry for more – and that’s not because doughnuts and ice creams were the focal point of her series of work that was on display.  READ MORE ON FOOD & DRINK HERE. Amid a sea of […]

Arts and Culture

Parkhurst premieres new cinema

Aug 16, 2019, Author: Hello Joburg

With limited entertainment options compared to the likes of Broadway or Times Square, it’s very exciting to be invited to a brand-new spot in Mzansi. So, when we heard that National Geographic was previewing their new six-part mini-series, The Hot Zone (based on Richard Preston’s best-selling book of the […]

Arts and Culture

Amy Jephta – telling untold women’s stories

Aug 15, 2019, Author: Carly Ritz

Historically underrepresented in the arts, women bring a nuance and sensitivity to the stage and screen that’s able to regale audiences in ways that men simply cannot. We caught up with award-winning South African playwright Amy Jephta, as she prepares for the Royal Court Theatre commission for the Edinburgh International Festival later this month.  READ MORE ON ENTERTAINMENT HERE. Just […]

Arts and Culture

Top 3 theatre shows: Stomping magical things on stage this month

Aug 12, 2019, Author: Carly Ritz

STOMP at The Teatro  International Smash Hit STOMP comes back to make some noise for South African audiences this month. And this one is bound to warm you up. A unique combination of percussion, dance and physical comedy, seen by over 12 million people worldwide, STOMP ignites a warmth smack […]

Arts and Culture, People of Joburg

Meet Shabeer Jhetam: CEO of The Glass Recycling Company

Jul 30, 2019, Author: Hello Joburg

“Passionate” is the first word that comes to mind upon meeting CEO of The Glass Recycling Company, Shabeer Jhetam. Seldom do you meet a CEO of a company who believes so fervently in the business he leads and in the lifestyle he endorses. Shabeer uses […]

Arts and Culture

True review: Mark Banks on Ice

Jul 12, 2019, Author: Hello Joburg

I’ve never walked out of a comedy show, but there’s a first time for everything. Most comedians have a strong repertoire of funny jokes and a few distasteful ones – some even laugh out loud and snort jokes if you’re lucky. Sometimes there are a […]

Arts and Culture, Featured

Who staged it better? When film and theatre don’t always translate

Jun 24, 2019, Author: Carly Ritz

Rami Malek’s performance as Freddie Mercury in the 2018 biographical flick left die-hard Queen fans in tears and awakened a new love for the rock singer’s music amongst generations born long after The Live Aid concert of 1985. Now, the Bohemian Rhapsody sing-along experience is […]