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Lauren Shantall

Lauren Shantall

    Let the festival begin
    Let the festival begin
    The success of the National Arts Festival is yet another demonstration of how we as South Africans can reach into the diversity of a past division...
    Rose-coloured spectacle
    Rose-coloured spectacle
    "Ze highlight of ze festival," said a distinctly French accent behind me at the close of Brett Bailey's new vision, The Prophet. Those who...
    Salt River's hidden gem
    Salt River's hidden gem
    When it's asked by the proprietor of an unusual fruit and veg store, any aspirant gourmet will tell you you've come to the right place to find your...
    Feed your karma
    Feed your karma
    According to the ancient Greeks, delightful ambrosia — the food of the gods —would bestow immortality. For devotees of the Hare Krishna...
    Lost on the way
    Lost on the way
    Visiting Berlin artist Jenö Gindl, invited to exhibit at the festival by artist and Rhodes university lecturer Mark Hipper, deals deftly in the...
    All that glitters
    All that glitters
    From the outrageously kitsch to the downright unusual, Low Lustre - High Art, curated by Errico Cassar, Carine Terreblanche and Saar Maritz,...
    A go-go dancer's revenge
    A go-go dancer's revenge
    Anyone expecting revealing anecdotes from Deborah Twiss and Todd Morris, the makers of A Gun for Jennifer who were flown out as guests of...
    The good, the bad and the cheesy
    The good, the bad and the cheesy
    An unmitigated, preposterous and unashamed load of trash is on offer at this year's film festival - and I can already smell that popcorn.