Arts and Culture

Don't Miss This: August 8

Staff Reporter

The M&G's weekly round-up of the country's hot-ticket events.

Join Sibongile Khumalo for a night of song in celebration of Women's Month. This will be Khumalo's first performance at the Soweto Theatre.

Johannesburg

  • 100% Design South Africa takes place this weekend. The exhibition will showcase residential, hospitality and office interiors by South African and international brands and designers, including Thomas Heatherwick, Jaime Hayon, Ralph Lauren, Laurie van Heerden of Wiid Design, Indigi Design, Atang Tshikare and Mr Price Home. The items on show range from furniture, lighting and floors to ceramics. Top interior designers will also set up creative rooms to showcase the latest trends in interior design. 

When August 6 to 10 

Where Hall 1, Gallagher Convention Centre

Info Show times 10am-7pm daily (6pm on Sunday) Tickets Available at R100 for adults, R85 for students and pensioners and R15 for children under 12 online at webtickets.co.za. Visit 100percentdesign.co.za for more info. 

  • Catch Sibongile Khumalo in concert for a night of song in celebration of Women’s Month. This will be Khumalo’s first performance at the Soweto Theatre. The Soweto-born singer will be performing some of her old songs, but with a slightly different twist and flavour, and she will also treat her fans to some of her new material. 

When August 10 at 5pm

Where Soweto Theatre, Corner Bolani Road and Bolani Link, Jabulani. 

Info Cost R100 Tickets available at sowetotheatre.com

  • Run the World: An Instabition by David Tshabalala is a conceptual exhibition taking place on Instagram. It’s the brainchild of the contemporary graphic designer, who was selected as an Emerging Creative at the 2014 Design Indaba, and features the profiles of 31 young women who the artist considers to be the “future thought leaders of South Africa. These are young women who may or may not be known yet. In each of their creative disciplined passions, they illuminate a spirit of solidarity in power. Warrior women who will indeed inherit the earth.” 

When Daily until August 31 

Where instagram.com/slaying.goliath

Info Call Nikita Sadomba on 079 010 2616 or email [email protected]

  • Burundi-born artist Serge Alain Nitegeka’s Into the Black is an exploration of formal and philosophical blackness, following a lineage of art movements that have placed the colour at the centre of their rationales. These include Russian constructivism, minimalism and abstract expressionism, and from Malevich’s “generative” black and Rothko’s “pulsating” black to Reinhardt’s “degrees” of black. In Nitegeka’s latest self-portraits, the colour acts as both body and gesture, translating past experience of trauma into formal qualities of texture and surface abrasion.

When Until September 12

Where Stevenson Gallery, 62 Juta Street, Braamfontein

Info Gallery hours are from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm and Saturdays from 10am- 1pm


Cape Town

  • Four women share their personal experiences and journeys in life through clay in the 4 Women, 4 Journeys in Clay exhibition. Established potters Sarah Walters, Lisa Ringwood, Lynette Morris-Hale and Catherine Brennon have different styles of pottery but they all love the same thing: ceramics. Some of the inspiration behind the ceramics in the exhibition includes nature and the strength of women. 

When Until August 23

Where Irma Stern Museum, University of Cape Town, Cecil Road, Rosebank

Info Museum hours are Tuesday to Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-2pm. For more info call 021 685 5686. Cost R10 adults and R5 students and pensioners.


Durban

  • University of Technology jewellery design students have created dazzling original works inspired by Durban’s art deco architecture and Phansi museum artefacts as part of a collaborative Architecture, Culture and Heritage Project to be hosted by the Old Court House Museum in Durban. 

When Until September 30

Where The Old Court House Museum, 77 Samora Machel Street (formerly Aliwal Street) 

Info Museum hours are Monday to Saturday 8.30am-4pm, Sundays and public holidays 11am-4pm. Call 031 311 2226/2227

  • KickstArt presents Stephen Sondheim’s iconic musical thriller Sweeney Todd played by Jo’burg musical star Jason Ralph. For the uninitiated, Sweeney Todd is the bizarre tale of the outlandish urban legend, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, who famously murdered his clients in his barber’s chair, then his whacky neighbour and partner in crime, Lovett (played by Charon Williams-Ros), turned them into much sought-after meat-pies. 

When August 8-24

Where Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Info Visit computicket.com. Not for under 15s.

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