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Busty bombshells bare more than their beautiful butts

By Siobhan Cassidy / 8th April 2019 / 0 Comments

Along with the full dose of bitchiness and belly laughs, the Trolley Dollies take the audience into their confidence and a little deeper into the life of a drag queen in their new show, NON-Specific, at Gate 69. ‘Choosing’ to be a woman in a man’s world can be fabulously funny, but it is definitely […]

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Adding meaning to my life … washing dishes

By Siobhan Cassidy / 5th June 2018 / 0 Comments

In my 50th year, a year of great abundance (I celebrated my birthday with my beloved and dear friends in Istanbul, I was given a wetsuit and I started doing yoga regularly, to mention just a few highlights), the best thing that has happened to me is a morning shift once a week at a […]

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Food and wine that (almost) tops the art

By Siobhan Cassidy / 27th April 2018 / 0 Comments

Layers and layers of pleasure, in every colour and shape, have been added week by week as we have popped in often, for a minute or so much more. Sometimes we linger and go on a journey from room to room; other times we pop in and head somewhere in particular for a quick fix. […]

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Fabulous fabulous leads and a whole lot more

By Siobhan Cassidy / 4th April 2018 / 0 Comments

Review: West Side Story, Fugard Theatre production at Artscape opera house Run extended until April 22 In this mad and fast-moving world appetites change constantly, attention spans narrow and it is easy to dismiss things as old or tired. That said, this fabulous pairing of a sensational Maria and a reliable and gorgeous Tony in […]

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The grocery store we’ve all been waiting for

By Siobhan Cassidy / 20th January 2018 / 0 Comments

I am just back from my first visit to Nude Foods, the grocery store we have all been waiting for! I do mean all of us. Cape Town’s new plastic-free grocer is heaven for hipsters, for sure, with its hemp seeds, healthy hair products and earth-friendly body and home products, and a veritable lezzer nirvana […]

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Am I beautiful? Oh yes I am!

By Siobhan Cassidy / 7th January 2018 / 0 Comments

    What a treat to see Zanele Muholi profiled in the Weekend FT.  It brought to mind my first encounter with the riveting work of this activist-photographer … GRAHAMSTOWN, July 8 2016: In this challenging two-part exhibition at the Standard Bank Gallery as part of the annual National Arts Festival, photographer and activist Zanele […]

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Very familiar and completely vreemd

By Siobhan Cassidy / 19th November 2017 / 0 Comments

How I wished I didn’t have to read the surtitles in Moedertaal. Whenever I listened to the Afrikaans words spoken by Sandra Prinsloo I understood snatches of a beautiful, lyrical Afrikaans that cannot be translated. When I heard the Afrikaans and saw the translations in English I wanted to shout out: “That is not what […]

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Spekbombing and other suburban dreams

By Siobhan Cassidy / 6th November 2017 / 0 Comments

As the windy season gets underway in the Cape of Hope and Storms we sit on a couple of ticking timebombs, one of them a natural disaster of epic proportions. Many of us feel helpless in the face of the corruption and the selling off of the state. The ANC, founder of the Rainbow Nation, […]

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Zeitz Mocaa: It’s about us

By Siobhan Cassidy / 25th September 2017 / 0 Comments

Even in Milan, in London, in New York and other art-obsessed places it would have been difficult this week to totally escape the hype around the opening of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz Mocaa), the world’s largest museum of contemporary African art, in Cape Town. In the Mother City, too, there was […]

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Pleasing to the mind, the body and the soul

By Siobhan Cassidy / 5th September 2017 / 0 Comments

If it feels too good to be true, it probably is, the saying goes. Too good to be true = couldn’t be better … or could it? It was certainly dreamy enough watching a wonderfully varied programme of top quality dance at the SAIBC International Ballet Gala at the Artscape recently, with professional dancers from as […]

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