The Grande Hotel, Beira Exhibition.
May14

The Grande Hotel, Beira Exhibition.

We love Mozambique, unlike South Africa it is a land of contrasts, as they endured a devastating civil war lasting 15 years while the country is opening up to tourism in leaps and bounds, the contrasts of the life pre-war and post war are there to be seen by the naked eye. This exhibition brings a new light to this African country. We hope to see you at the opening of a wonderful exhibition at gallery MOMO. Details after the jump. The exhibition opens on the 30th of May 2013. Time: 6PM Concludes: 17 June 2013 For more details visit:...

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Unite Against Malaria April 25th 2013.
Apr23

Unite Against Malaria April 25th 2013.

South Africans invited to fight malaria in Africa while uplifting local communities “More than half a million children will be protected from malaria due to the sale of some 600 000 ‘United Against Malaria (UAM)’ beaded Relate bracelets,” says Lauren Gillis, founder of Cape-based social enterprise, Relate bracelets. One US dollar from each UAM Relate bracelet sold is donated to the Global Fund to fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria to invest in mosquito nets and treatment. Relate bracelets are distinguished from similar bracelets on the market by the inclusion of a pewter “R” bead, The “R” bead is the consumer’s guarantee that that particular bracelet has been made by Relate, a 100% not-for-profit organisation, and ensures that maximum proceeds go towards the cause, work creation opportunities and skills and enterprise development. “World Malaria Day, which falls on 25 April, gives cause to reflect on the remarkable progress made thus far in combatting this disease which kills an innocent African child every minute,” says Anna McCartney-Melstad of United Against Malaria. “However, with infectious diseases, it’s vital that success does not cause us to level off our efforts, but rather to strengthen them in order to defeat Africa’s number one killer once and for all.” “The sale of beaded bracelets in aid of the fight against malaria has enabled ordinary people to contribute.” says McCartney-Melstad. “Bracelet sales to date have protected men, women and children throughout Africa through the funding of nets and medication to Africa’s most vulnerable communities.” “The purpose of Relate Bracelets is to make a tangible difference in people’s lives,” says Relate founder Lauren Gillis, “We are delighted at the impact the sale of the UAM bracelets has made to those who are at such great risk of contracting malaria. And the impact doesn’t end there. Relate is a not-for-profit social enterprise, in which approximately one third of proceeds covers expenses, one third is donated to the cause – in this case United Against Malaria – and one third goes towards creating earning and upskilling opportunities for local bracelet-makers and supports enterprise development initiatives to uplift communities. This means that countless lives are changed with every single bracelet sold.” Malaria is still a very real disease throughout Africa and the world, even though it is preventable and treatable. “Many people in developed nations view malaria as a disease that is no longer an issue,” explains McCartney-Melstad. “And yet every year, malaria kills 650 000 mostly pregnant women and children under five which is completely unacceptable for a disease that is both preventable and treatable.” “The wonderful thing about Relate’s UAM bracelets is that it gives everyone who cares a...

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Velvet Sky flying to Polokwane …soon
Sep08

Velvet Sky flying to Polokwane …soon

Fly between Polokwane and Jo’burg from R799 Fly between Jo’burg and Durban from R249 Fly between Jo’burg and Cape Town from R449 If you asked us to match an airfare…. We would have to raise ours Don’t forget to book at Velvet...

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Man on Ground selected for Toronto Int Film Festival
Sep08

Man on Ground selected for Toronto Int Film Festival

Check out the new film Man on Ground from Tom Pictures. MAN ON GROUND has been selected to have its world premiere at the prestigious TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL due to be held from the 8th-18th of September 2011. MAN ON GROUND will be showcased in the CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA category and will screened on the 12th, 13th and 17th of September. TIFF describes MAN ON GROUND as follows: “A bold and exacting portrayal of rising xenophobia in South Africa. Omotoso casts the story of a young Nigerian man living in the African refugee tenements of Johannesburg who disappears against the backdrop of animosity against immigrants flaring into violent rioting. In the span of a single night, his brother, on a short visit from London, tries to elucidate the mystery. There are three sides to every story. Yours, mine, and the truth. No one is lying, but memories shared serve each differently. Ade (Hakeem kae-Kazim) is a naturalized citizen of the UK. During a trip to South Africa with his wife Nadia (Mandisa Bardill), he is tasked by his mother with delivering a package to his half-brother Femi (Fabian Adeoye Lojede). Ade who has always lived in the shadow of his brother reluctantly agrees. On arrival in South Africa, Ade discovers that his brother has gone missing. With the help of Zodwa (Thisiwe Ziqubu), femi’s fiancée. Ade embarks on a search that sees him slowly peel away at his estranged brother’s life. Against Zodwa’s advice, femi had returned to the informal settlement ravaged by a wave of xenophobic violence and civil unrest a week earlier in search of work. In his efforts to find his brother Ade enlists the help of Femi’s employer, Timothi (Fana Mokoena), a man with his own problems. His wife Lindiwe (Bubu Mazibuko) has been acting strange since Femi disappeared, and the township hothead Vusi (Makhaola Ndebele) has been seen wielding his gun around. The last thing Timothi needs is Ade’s questions. As another riot erupts Ade is forced to take shelter with Timothi and the journey of the night will reveal the truth of what happened to Femi and force Ade to deal with his complex relationship with his brother. Watch the Trailer For more information please contact Unathi...

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Call for applications: Place for 10 artists on Diana Hyslop drawing workshop @BagFactoryArt
Jul15

Call for applications: Place for 10 artists on Diana Hyslop drawing workshop @BagFactoryArt

The Bag Factory invites artists to apply to participate in a Drawing Workshop by Diana Hyslop Drawing is the backbone of art making. It is important for visual-artists to understand the elements of drawing as well as to revisit them from time to time. Over the past years Bag Factory artist Diana Hyslop has run a number of successful drawing workshops around South Africa. This year Diana will be running a three day workshops at the Bag Factory from 2 to 4 August. In line with the Triangle Network’s philosophy of ‘learning by exchange’, this workshop will bring together artists of varying professional levels and diverse backgrounds to work together and co-critique each other in a friendly and creative environment. During the workshop participants will be shown techniques to rejuvenate their artistic creativity, play with new ideas and improve their own drawing technique. Diana will be taking participants through the following programme: * Tuesday 2 August from 10:00 to 15:00 – Exploring line. * Wednesday 3 August from 10:00 to 15:00 – Exploring texture and marking. * Thursday 4 August from 10:00 to 15:00 – Exploring form and tone. We have spaces for 10 interested artists. If you are interested please send your CV, ID number and 3 drawings from your portfolio to info@bagfactoryart.org.za by Monday 25 July 2011. Deadline for applications: Monday 25 July...

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