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March 12, 2013

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Known as one of the best orchestras in the world, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra were recently in South Africa for a few days as part of their 125th Anniversary World Tour.They generously took the time to spend their only day in Cape Town mentoring the Cape Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Each section of the local youth orchestra was given a 2 hour ...
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February 25, 2013
The Fugard Theatre in Cape Town does not only present theatre  written by Athol Fugard. There are a number of fun productions lined up in the upcoming months, including Louis Viljoen's CHAMP, directed by Greg Karvellas, as well as Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show, directed by Matthew Wild. But of course there is Fugard. Right now, as Fugard's first Afrikaans play, Die Laaste Karretjiegraf (written with Riana Steyn) ends it's first run in The Fugard Studio Theatre, one of his most well known plays is introducing itself to the rehearsal room. You may have seen a previous production or a film ...
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January 21, 2013
The cast and crew of Athol Fugard's most recent production are hard at work preparing for the world premiere of his first ever Afrikaans play. Directed by Fugard himself, it opens at The Fugard Studio as part of the Suidoosterfees on  25 January 2013.

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November 12, 2012
Most of us agree that the choice of music on radio stations in Cape Town is pretty sad. After much frustration and searching the airwaves in my car without cd player, I dial in 104.9fm whenever I can get a signal! Heart fm is known for playing classics and old favourites, perfect for singing along to in the car. Some of you will already know about Clarence Ford's show on a Sunday evening at 6pm. He calls it 'Me Time' and plays classics such as: 'With a little help from my friends' - Joe Cocker 'Moon River' - Andy Williams 'There's a kind of hush' - Engelbert Humperdinck 'Chestnuts roasting on an open fire' - Johnny ...
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June 06, 2011
Textures can really help make an interesting photo, they can even evoke an emotional response in us. My first texture inspirations probably came from looking through my Dad's photographs which he took while studying Textiles, pages upon pages of slides of textures in nature which are a great inspiration for designing patterns. I love interesting textures, the more aged and weathered, the better. They tell a history of a place or object and if you look really closely, can have wonderful sculptural qualities. Over the past couple weeks, I've been lucky enough to have some really interesting textures playing a supporting role to the productions I have been  photographing. And so without further ado, I present textures from The Birdwatchers supporting the cast of Sean Taylor, Dorothy ...
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April 27, 2011
Athol Fugard is in town! Actor, writer, director and South African legend, known for his plays such as Boesman and Lena (1969); Master Harold...and the Boys (1982) and the author of Tsotsi (1980).  We are privileged to have him on home soil while he directs his newest play,  The Bird Watchers, where else but at The Fugard Theatre. I spent some time in rehearsal with the cast & crew last week. It is ...
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March 30, 2011
I've been going through my images from last year for my new website & came across these ones that brought a smile to my face. Clowns without borders hosted a clowning workshop at the Drama for Life festival at UCT in 2010 and you can see how much fun these guys had (can't resist)... clowning around. More