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Events in Art and Archaeology

Natures Best Photography Africa
CAPE TOWN  •  Iziko South African Museum  •  24 June - 16 September 2015
 
Every minute, amateur and professional photographers are taking thousands of images of Africa’s biodiversity and natural environments. The Natures Best Photography (NBP) Africa competition enables visitors to view the best of all in the Iziko South African Museum.

Iziko South African Museum Website


Contact:

Buitenkant Street
opposite the Grand Parade
Cape Town, South Africa


Tel: (27) 02 464 12 63

Red in the Rainbow
CAPE TOWN  •  Iziko Slave Lodge  •  25 July 2015 - 31 July 2016
 
 
Red in the Rainbow is an exhibition based on Lynn Carneson’s book, Red in the Rainbow: The Life and Times of Fred and Sarah Carneson. The exhibition, which includes artworks by Ruth Carneson, tells thestory of the Carneson family, who were anti-apartheid activists. Using prison documents, prison letters, photographs and posters, Red in the Rainbow provides insight into the struggles and sacrifices ofpolitical activists during apartheid, while also demonstrating their resilience and undying hopefor a democratic future.

Iziko Museums of Cape Town at the Castle of Good Hope Website


Contact: Buitenkant Street
opposite the Grand Parade
Cape Town, South Africa

 


Tel: (27) 02 464 12 63

Events in Pop Culture and Cinema

Cincinatti - Scenes from the city life: By Barney Simon
JOHANNESBURG  •  Laager Theatre  •  19 August - 13 September 2015
 
 

Barney Simon: Cincinatti - Scenes from the city life
Directed by Clive Mathibe

This classic theatre play takes the audience back to a time and place where laws were unfair, where injustice was the ruler and people were intolerant due to a lack of knowledge of other’s beliefs, religions and cultures.

The play explores the life of nine very different and culturally diverse characters who have one thing in common; Club Sin Sin- as they affectionately referred to the club. The characters in the play are passionate about Club Sin Sin because it’s about the only place where there’s freedom of expression during the harsh and inhumane laws of South Africa in the 1970’s; Club Sin Sin was one of the only few clubs in the disco days of the 70’s in Johannesburg and South Africa where people of all races and class could party together in the height of apartheid South Africa; “White hippies dancing with straight black businessmen. Company directors dancing with domestic servants.”

Cast

Ameera Patel as Sheila
Brendon Auret as Hedley
Brenda Ngxoli as Thembsie
Christien Le Roux as Candy
Francois Jacobs as Pieter
Odelle De Wet as Pat
Paka Zwedala as Abraham
Robyn Olivia Heaney as Vicky



The Market Theatre Website


Contact: The Market Theatre
56 Margaret Mcingana Street
Johannesburg
Tel: (27) 011 832 16 41

Crepuscule: By Can Themba
JOHANNESBURG  •  The Market Theatre  •  11 July - 2 August 2015
 
 

Can Themba: Crepuscule
Adapted and directed by Khayelihle Dom Gumede

Khayelihle Dom Gumede created this play by adapting Themba’s short story Crepuscule, which is believed to be a fictional interpretation of Themba’s real life love affair with a white woman, Jean Hart, during the 1950s. Set in the often revered and romanticised world of Sophiatown, the play asks a range of pertinent and contemporary socio-political questions. Themba and Hart’s illicit relationship serves as a means to unpack how much of our identity is formed by our environment and how much is shaped by our choices as individuals. Crepuscule is a story about human connection and a search for freedom and humanity in a world that sought to deny it. 

Cast

Kate Liquorish as Jennet Hart
Leroy Gopal as Can Themba
Conrad Kemp as Malcolm Hart
Lerato Mvelase as Baby/Kleinboy
Thami Ngoma as Ous Lethabo/Mama Dora/Sis
Nhlanhla Mahlangu as Stan 



The Market Theatre Website


Contact:

The Market Theatre
56 Margaret Mcingana Street
Johannesburg


Tel: (27) 011 832 16 41



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