And Joburg just keeps getting better! An open air cinema club is opening in Braamfontein on Thursday the 30th on the Neighbourgoods Market Rooftop!
They’re kickstarting with the 2012 official Cannes selection ‘The Angels’ Share’ by Ken Loach - never heard of it but keen to try new things! Check them out on facebook here.
To buy a ticket, go to http://www.webtickets.co.za/ search ‘Air cinema club’ TICKETS ARE LIMITED!!!
Oooowweeee better dress warm!!
I just found out about this yesterday!! JOZI NIGHT BUS!!! OH MAN!! I’M SO FLIPPEN EXCITED!!!
This month’s WKND Social theme was black & white. I LURV it when parties have themes, and I love it when people stick to the theme!! I didnt see any guys playing along but the gals came out looking on point! Here are a few of my fave looks and details - MAC Ruby Woo was the order of the day, and my ‘best dressed’ going to Ms Thembisa Mdoda (pic at the top and mother of twins btw) who was just showing bombshell flames on another level!
Thank you to the WKND Social ladies for throwing down another spectacular event!
Because in Joburg we have brunches in Art Galleries. Thank you to The WKND Social : May Edition.
Ithuba Art Gallery, 100 Juta Street, Braamfontein.
MAKE SURE YOU CATCH THE NEXT ONE!
P.p.s. When you get the chance, watch this beautiful short film by Lebogang Rasethaba for the Postcard Revival.
p.s. here’s the invite in case you didn’t get the info.
16TH MAY 2013
TOP FLOOR BARBICAN BUILDING
My lovely friend Catherine who runs the Collective market in Kramerville knows that I’m a Joziphile (yes I did just make that word up) and so sent me an invite for this amazing project that’s going on, the launch and exhibition of which is gonna be next Thursday 16th May 2013, 6pm to 10pm.
Hosted on the top floor of the Barbican Building in town (the renovated one opposite the old Post Office on Rissik) the exhibition showcases The Postcard Revival; a project in which some amazing local artists and illustrators have created artworks representing Joburg, printed them onto postcards, and will be selling these ‘mini’ artworks as well as the large artworks, next week Thursday.
They had me at “likers of handwriting”.
See you on Thursday.
I’ve always thought that ones’ access to public transport greatly affects and determines one’s relationship with the city that one lives in - for me, it’s the best way to interact with your city, because that’s how you interact with the people in your city.
My first experience of catching trains as public transport was in London catching the underground, and I loved it. I’ve done it in Tokyo and Athens and New York, and I’ve done it in Cape Town, but barring the Gautrain, I’ve never been on a train in Jozi before…like Metro rail vibes.
I’d love to of course, but I’ve heard too many horror stories and seen and drafted too many legal papers to think of that whole situation as anything but a train smash, literally and figuratively. I am still keen to try it out though and might go with a friend who used to catch them for high school.
Anyways, I saw this map and I thought it was awesome, because it fully reminded me of the other “underground” maps that you see for train systems internationally, and I like that, because I feel like people in SA deserve things of a high standard (am I saying that things in SA are not of a high standard? I don’t know —- “things” might be, civil services not so much) , and I don’t think we’re/they’re getting that at the moment.
Anyways, I hope metro-rail and prasa get their act together soon so that it becomes a super easy, and most importantly safe means of transport for everyone…
May Edition of The WKND Social.
DND me on the 18th. I will be here. ^^^
In honour of the full moon tonight:
Claude Debussy - Claire De Lune
I don’t know if I want to see the play, but the poster is beautiful.
Note to self : fear is a liar.
Amazing new piece spotted in Braamfontein, Joburg.
Last week when I was in Cape Town, I mentioned to people who I was with, that I had had a much better time this round, than I had had on all other previous occasions visiting Cape Town.
A large part of that ‘enjoyment’ is due to the fact that I was staying with my Xhosa friend Uviwe in a completely different part of Cape Town to ones that I had previously experienced: this time around I was staying in Seybrand Park close to Rondebosch east; Athlone side.
On previous occasions when I was in Cape Town, I was staying in Rondebosch and would go to Obs, Long street or Camps Bay, I just saw one type of people, and it really bothered me coz up here in Joburg, you see everyone from every background or culture. Homogeneity bugs me.
Anyways, back to the conversation. I mentioned this to the people I was with; that I don’t/didnt like Cape Town, and they were shocked : “How can you not like Cape Town?? It’s beautiful!”.
No doubt, Cape Town is visually stunning, the natural environment is beautiful, but there’s one thing missing for me.
I mentioned to the people who I was talking to, that I didnt like enjoying myself in Cape Town, because I found Cape Town to be racist compared to Johannesburg - V and I had walked into a club called Jade on our first night, looked around, and said to each other at the same time “where are all the black people??”.
The lady whom I was talking to (a South African Coloured lady who had been married to a German White guy, and who had to move out of South Africa for a while because her family was unacceptable) corrected me and said that Cape Town is not racist, it’s segregated.
I have spent the whole week trying to decipher that statement: “It’s not racist, it’s segregated” and I’m trying to understand if there’s a difference? I still don’t know. Although a lot has changed in Cape Town, geographical distance and class continue to perpetuate a separation that should have been done away with.
I’m not naive enough to think it doesn’t happen in Joburg; the geography of the city was designed to keep people separated but I personally find Joburg a lot more integrated than anywhere else. Maybe Gauteng is an exceptional province because another friend of mine was telling me how he had had similar racist experiences in Port Elizabeth.
I don’t know. A lot of people don’t even realise that there is segregation. A lot of people don’t realise that the segregation is wrong. And if they’re unconscious, or unaware of the fact that they’re living in such a “system”, then isn’t that unawareness worse than anything else?
Me playing around with a common security company logo found around Mzansi.
I’m still trying to find out what “mapogo a mathamaga” means….
If you find out, holla at your girl k?