Month: October 2014

I walked into the room where I was to meet the two winners of the University of Johannesburg literary awards. A woman sat on a barstool, gazing out of the panoramic window at the Joburg skyline straight after a Highveld thunderstorm. She was elegant and graceful in her designer 1950’s…

J’Something is currently better known for his role as the lead singer of the multi-award winning soulful House band Mi Casa. Always a fan favourite, Joao’s passion and determination is evident in his success and ability to draw a crowd to their feet. So I think it’s safe to say…

It is always so much harder to write about individuals who are exceptionally well qualified and who hold highly regarded positions. Writing about an Academic takes it one step further on the scale of don’t go there and then there is Federico Freschi. He will probably deny this statement, but…

None of us at Art-Movie-Book took the plunge and got any new tattoos this week, but we did find the best guy for the job. Thys Uys is an exceptional tattoo artist and the owner of Fallen heroes – the infamous tattoo studio in Parkhurst, Johannesburg. For most of us…

To my absolute frustration I have been struggling to write a review on this beautiful novel for almost three weeks now. As a mother of three young children, the subject of child trafficking makes my claws come out. When our son was two and a half years old, we came…

I don’t think Gerard Bester ever stops…creating, performing, teaching, parenting…It just seems like he is always busy with something. Art-Movie-Book spent some time with Gerard during the rehearsal process for Cenotaph of Dan Wa Moriri performed by the brilliant Toni Miyambo, presented at the So Solo Festival held at WITS…