David Lindhout-Hunt and Michelle Rieder met in February 2012 some call it fate however hearing their magical musical notes connect seems more like serendipity. Knowing they had a good thing going, the duo decided to grow, inviting equally talented musos, Henk Venter (providing bass) and Tiffany Cross (on percussion) to join Beloved in early 2012. We all know you can’t keep a good thing down, so from meagre beginnings in a small holding rehearsal studio, the band started performing at venues across Johannesburg and popular festivals such as Joburg Pride and Rock The River in Cape Town. They may be a young band, but they are truly motivated and passionate about their mission – to bring grunge back to South Africa and
Joburg is going green this weekend… South Africans have more in common with the Irish than most people think. It isn’t the lilting accents or ginger coifs, as a visit to Ireland will confirm, but is instead something a little more personal. In short, we both enjoy beer, the colour green and a friendly approach to the world. This weekend, you get the chance to celebrate these similarities and to commemorate St Patrick’s Day. This festival commemorates the bringing of Christianity to Ireland- apparently. However, to most of us, non-Irish people, it is simply an excuse to party. There is a trick to this: 1) find a party where there actually are Irish people present
A little piece on India in Greenside India is country that must be visited. With its fascinating history, colours, sights and sounds it is a true marvel for tourists. However, in this writer’s opinion, the one thing that stands out more than all others is the food. When returning from India, bereft of its cuisine, one is left to roam the streets of Johannesburg in a perpetual state of hunger. If the street in question is Gleneagles Road, Greenside, you need not worry- Spiceburg is round the corner. Spiceburg is a restaurant that takes you by surprise. It’s name can be a potential cause for concern as it lies somewhere between the words ‘spice,’
It is often difficult to find time to slip out and visit an art gallery. If you are lucky enough to get to one, you are often made painfully aware of the orthodoxy and elitism that hangs around in those echoing chambers. Well, today comes an innovative and original solution in the form of State of the Art. This is one of the most accessible art galleries in the world, as it is a purely online and virtual space. State of the Art presents, sources and sells original and contemporary South African artworks. These are rigorously selected from a pool of local, emerging artists and are sold to you, at affordable prices, through the website. Each month, one of the curators picks a selection of artworks for
South Africa is on the verge of a culinary revolution. Though we all enjoy a good meal in a good restaurant, we often don’t indulge as the costs can be higher than we can pay. But, just because food is classified gourmet, doesn’t mean that it should be unaffordable to Joe and Jane Average. With the launch of the hottest new trend in enjoyable dining, Marc Sydenham, a UK-born entrepreneur is taking the taste buds of our country to new heights at lower prices. FlavourCard, a member’s dining club built around the concept that eating out should not be our most expensive form of entertainment. The inspiration for FlavourCard comes from the recognition that a majority of South Africans enjoy a
JHB’s oldest theatre, The Victory, is appealing to Corporate business to support its rescue plan to save the theatre from closing. Built in 1929, the Victory was revamped in 2005 into a 450 seater theatre with undercover parking and a 400 seater restaurant and music bar, as an Arts & Culture upliftment centre for the youth. Would be dancers and singers from disadvantaged backgrounds are trained at the facility and get to perform both locally and overseas in the Umoja show. Keeping the theatre alive has become a difficult task with the tightening economy, that has put the theatre in jeopardy of closing its doors. We are appealing to corporate business to assist through corporate sponsorship or by purchasing
The Soweto Wine Festival is fast making a name for itself as one of the trendiest South African wine festivals, bringing together the who's who of Jozi against the energetic backdrop of Soweto. Learn about wine, taste South Africa's finest wines, meet people and have fun! This wine and lifestyle festival is held in Soweto during the first weekend of September. Founded by Cape Wine Academy MD Marilyn Cooper and Soweto Wine Emporium owner Mnikelo Mancipu, it attracts thousands of visitors and hundreds of wineries to an up-market, lively winetasting weekend. Furthermore, The Soweto Wine Festival is a wine and lifestyle festival held in Soweto that provides Sowetans with opportunities to gain knowledge of wines
What'sUpJozi is now officially up and running! From humble beginnings, over two years ago, the What'sUp group is growing ever larger each and every month.... August 2011 sees us moving further afield - from our original base - Cape Town ( see wwww.whatsupcapetown.com) - up into the hinterland, with our next stop - JOZI!!!!! Be sure to follow us on our crazy adventures around Jozi. Write in and tell us what's up in your hood - speak your mind about what you want to read about - and enjoy the ride with us.! Happy reading! The What'sUp Team.