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Just for a larf…

By Siobhan Cassidy / 16th October 2013 / 0 Comments

Miffed that you missed the tiny private viewing of Between (written by and starring Oskar Brown) in Hout Bay? Pissed that you couldn’t get to Edinburgh to see it at the festival? Oskar Brown in Bring-a-thing: Oskar Brown’s stand-up storytelling. This is what you missed… Edinburgh: A feast of a fest Boys, girls, straights, gays […]

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Carpe diem! Carpe Langa!

By Siobhan Cassidy / 9th October 2013 / 0 Comments

“This is how I want to feel, walking down my street.” Photo: Rory Williams On October 12 Open Streets is closing Rubusana Street in Langa to motorised traffic to make way for Cape Town’s art-loving A-List as the Maboneng Township Arts Experience opens its permanent arts route in the Langa Quarter. If you are looking for an […]

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Poetry in motion

By Siobhan Cassidy / 4th October 2013 / 0 Comments

It feels kinda silly to say it but there is SO much to look forward to in Cape Town right now. I say silly because it is not like there wasn’t so much to look forward to yesterday; it is not as if I haven’t already been driven to use up my limited vocabulary’s superlatives. […]

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Xhosa IS the X Factor!

By Siobhan Cassidy / 26th September 2013 / 0 Comments

(If this link doesn’t work search youtube for Jeanette Akua)

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Insider outsider

By Siobhan Cassidy / 4th September 2013 / 0 Comments

Some of us hit the ground running; others don’t. There are those who get it immediately. They skip off on a joyous journey, getting totally lost as they explore layers and layers of meaning. Others – like the poor and the unemployed in wealthy societies – are left outside …  surrounded by questions, they writhe […]

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Banks at Baxter

By Siobhan Cassidy / 2nd August 2013 / 0 Comments

You may usually feel kinda smug that you are not upstairs in what is sometimes known as the cheap seats (“the waiting” room – as Mark Banks calls it), but you want to be careful about sitting in the front row with that particular smugness displayed. Mark Banks is gonna stretch out a big, playful […]

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Sadako winner over the moon

By Siobhan Cassidy / 24th July 2013 / 1 Comment

Ferial Essa has more than one reason to welcome the sighting of the new moon that will mark the end of Ramadan. She will be taking a friend to see Sadako, the “exquisite” Bunraku puppet show at the Baxter. The UCT graduate’s name was drawn out of a hat and the 22-year-old who “loves food […]

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Umntu Ngumntu Ngabantu!

By Siobhan Cassidy / 19th July 2013 / 1 Comment

Fresh from 67 minutes in the knitting circle (a bunch of shamelessly competitive backstabbers) we considered the great conundrum, Who won? What was the big success of 67 minutes at 9Needs? We mulled this question as we cleaned up the kitchen, which Michelle had Jackson Pollocked with pancake batter (the recipe for which will soon […]

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Mandela Day!

By Siobhan Cassidy / 18th July 2013 / 0 Comments

Nice ‘pot’ huh? Come down to 9Needs Studio today at lunchtime and the potter Carlos Orte, aka Curley the Spanish guy, will show you how to make a ‘pot’ that would make Picasso proud. Or you could learn a little Xhosa or even some Spanish, take a painting class, be a nude model for a […]

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Rolling with Rolihlahla

By Siobhan Cassidy / 16th July 2013 / 8 Comments

  If we were a shopping centre I think we would have our first anchor tenant! Meridian Nolithemba Berndt – traditional healer, herbalist and ritual facilitator – will be ours … even if only for 67 minutes (from 1.30pm) at 9Needs studio in Woodstock on Madiba Day, Thursday July 18. Meridian will be giving an […]

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