Category: Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture

Stage your escape – Shows to whisk you away

Dec 3, 2019, Author: Amber Richardson

For those of you who aren’t regular theatregoers, we suggest you set a little time aside for some of the best productions planned to dazzle Jozi’s theatres this month. Whether it’s taking a trip to Neverland or trying to survive a girls’ night out, these shows will […]

Arts and Culture

The art of gallery hopping: A guide to First Thursdays in Rosebank

Nov 5, 2019, Author: Amber Richardson

First Thursdays in Rosebank are truly special social events in Jozi defined by amazing art and entertainment as well as (most importantly) an unforgettable vibe. But there’s often so much going on at that they can be a little daunting for a newbie, so we’ve […]

Arts and Culture

Nataniël is back at Emperors Palace – Don’t miss When Giants Waltz this October!

Oct 22, 2019, Author: Hello Joburg

Theatre lovers are in for a special treat as Nataniël, talented South African muso and performer extraordinaire, makes his way to Emperors Palace to perform his latest enthralling creation, When Giants Waltz.   READ MORE ON OUR TOP 5 HERE Nataniël’s 17th production will be presented as 12 unforgettable concerts from 4 […]

Arts and Culture, Entertainment

What’s on at Time Square this month: Catch Dire Straits and big South African rock bands

Oct 11, 2019, Author: Hello Joburg

Delivering on its promise to bring the best in entertainment to Pretoria, Time Square has a spectacular lineup of local and international artists gracing the stage at the Sun Arena in October 2019.   READ MORE ON PEOPLE OF JOBURG HERE. Perhaps the biggest highlight is the […]

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 […]