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Cultural Comeback, Or Say Hello To Auntie

The iconic Tan’ Malie Se Winkel, just west of the Arc de Triomphed Hartbeespoort Dam wall, went through a long, sad patch when it felt like the authenticity that made the place an appealing tourist attraction – as opposed to a scruffy, second-rate ...

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Guest Blog: Show Boating In Manchester, Or Of Broadway Ability, Busses And Bad Behaviour

We have just left Manchester. I am sitting in the front of the bus (because I can put my feet up here) next to Straight-steering Steve. Steve’s seat doesn’t bob up and down like David-the-Driver’s did. He is far less the bus driver ...

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Dan Patlansky: Dear Silence Thieves, Or Strutting With A Strat

There’s a bit of an unintended theme – keep quiet, for crying out loud – building on this blog at the moment, with posts talking about audience etiquette in comedy and theatre as well as the frustration caused by ridiculously loud entertainment programmes ...

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Of Peace, Tranquillity, Irony And Neil Diamond, Or Dikhololo For Dummies

“Guests come here for the peace and tranquillity of nature. We therefore request everyone to be considerate towards one another and assist us in providing the very best that a tranquil, relaxing resort can provide.” And later: “Music taste differs. We therefore request that ...

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Singer. Songwriter. Sublime.

Andra Cilliers made her National Arts Festival debut at St Aidan’s, a magnificent de-commissioned (you could tell because there was a bar set up in the corner) church set up as a music venue for the duration of the event, on Tuesday 9 ...

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Guest Blog: Show Boating In Manchester, Or Of Broadway Ability, Busses And Bad Behaviour0

Guest Blog: Show Boating In Manchester, Or Of Broadway Ability, Busses And Bad Behaviour

We have just left Manchester. I am sitting in the front of the bus (because I can put my feet up here) next to Straight-steering Steve. Steve’s seat doesn’t bob up and down like David-the-Driver’s did. ...

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Audience Etiquette, Or Don’t Talk, Spanky; It’s Not A Conversation0

Audience Etiquette, Or Don’t Talk, Spanky; It’s Not A Conversation

Stand-up comedy is a masochist’s vocation. Often, abuse is the most sincere form of appreciation, something that’s fair enough when an act’s material involves, as it often does, brutal satire of a subject close to an ...

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Excerpt From Ruth & Billy Graham - The Legacy Of A Couple By Hanspeter Nüesch0

Excerpt From Ruth & Billy Graham – The Legacy Of A Couple By Hanspeter Nüesch

She was born in 1920 on the East Coast of China and grew up as the daughter of an American missionary doctor in the midst of civil war. Not a single night passed in which she ...

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Ratings

  • 2 – Deja Vu
  • 4 – Spanish Inquisition
  • 6 – Cheese Shop
  • 8 – Four Yorkshiremen
  • 10 – Travel Agent

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Of Peace, Tranquillity, Irony And Neil Diamond, Or Dikhololo For Dummies0

Of Peace, Tranquillity, Irony And Neil Diamond, Or Dikhololo For Dummies

“Guests come here for the peace and tranquillity of nature. We therefore request everyone to be considerate towards one another and assist us in providing the very best that a tranquil, relaxing resort can provide.” And later: ...

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Cultural Comeback, Or Say Hello To Auntie0

Cultural Comeback, Or Say Hello To Auntie

The iconic Tan’ Malie Se Winkel, just west of the Arc de Triomphed Hartbeespoort Dam wall, went through a long, sad patch when it felt like the authenticity that made the place an appealing tourist attraction ...

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Why Do Children Need Theatre?0

Why Do Children Need Theatre?

* Theatre provides a very direct experience of empathy, a key building block in developing social skills. * Through simultaneous engagement of multiple senses and modes of meaning,

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Building Buttery

I’ve always felt a lot of my musical creations have dealt with nostalgia in some capacity or other so I’m taking it right back here

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