Sunday, July 21, 2019

Dancers to wow East London

The DaySpring Dance Company will present be presenting their latest production, The Issue of Blood, at the Guild Theatre from July 16 to 17. The...

Shameless copycat has its charm

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then The Kirlian Frequency is a downright Casanova. The mini-series doesn’t so much as borrow inspiration from...

Birds – like humans – prefer wealthy areas

Study shows birds prefer to live in luxury than in poor areas As female humans will attest, luxury is desirable. A study of birdlife in South...

Smell like the ‘Venus de Milo’: Louvre creates art-inspired perfumes

She was one of the great beauties of antiquity, and soon we are going to find out what the Venus de Milo smells like. The Louvre in...

Hypnotising entertainment

Andre The Hilarious Hypnotist makes a return to East London as he performs his one-man show until Saturday at the Guild Theatre. The comedian is...

Yikes! Selfies kill five times more people than shark attacks

Selfies, which have become a global sensation in the last decade or so, have remarkably killed five times more people than shark attacks. And the...

Delicious meal at Key Largo

On Last Saturday, Hemingways Mall hosted their its latest Chef’s Kitchen event at the Key Largo restaurant. Since I am always on the lookout...

Maiden SA victory for Arangies

Scores of East London residents locals and motor enthusiasts turned up at the EL Grand Prix Circuit on Saturday for the Extreme Supercar and...

Solid acting in 13th Century drama

If, like me, you’ve got a soft spot for historical drama then Pilgrimage will be right up your alley. The movie follows a group of...

Drakensberg Boys Choir to lift rafters

The nationally renowned Drakensberg Boys Choir will have a one-night only performance at Hudson Park High School on the evening of Friday June 28...

One night only with the KZN Youth Orchestra

MUSICAL HIGHS: The KZN Youth Orchestra will once again grace East London with its melodic tunes at the Guild Theatre on Wednesday June 26. The...

‘I Am Mother’ is an instant sci-fi classic

From the start, you know I Am Mother is not going to be your typical sci-fi film. Netflix’s latest original production opens with a montage...

Superstar designer Ralph Lauren knighted by Prince Charles

Ralph Lauren has received the ultimate seal of approval from Buckingham Palace. The fashion mogul became the first American designer to receive an honorary knighthood...

Talented duo set to please their EL fans

SA Music Awards (Sama) nominee Majozi, together with Aston Wylie, promises to give an electrifying performance at the East London Guild Theatre on Friday...

Idris Elba and Ken Block team up to film a car-stunt...

'Elba vs Block' will play on short-form video platform Quibile Idris Elba (Luther, The Avengers, The Jungle Book) and renowned rally driver Ken Block will star in...

3 tips to look stylish at any age, from a seasoned...

Yasmin Furmie, fabulous fifty-something and co-founder of fashion label SiSi, shares some advice 1. BE CONFIDENT Feeling comfortable and confident with a good dose of self...

Survivor SA’s Felix got PLAYED hardcore!

Can someone please get Survivor SA's Felix a controller because the dude just got played! We all knew that Survivor SA: Island of Secrets would bring more...

Snowy photo of Greenland fishing village wins NatGeo travel photo contest

A photo capturing a snow-covered, fishing village in Greenland at dusk and a small family spotlighted by overhead streetlights has been named the grand...

Dog Soldiers is brilliant, stupid fun

Dog Soldiers has a simple premise: take a bunch of tough-as- nails soldiers, put them in a cabin in the woods, and have them...

New novel explores Xhosa history, spirituality

Those with an interest in SA history should keep an eye out for East Londoner Russel Bradfield’s debut novel, Shadows and Sky. The book is...

[GALLERY] The Keiskamma Tapestry Exhibition

TOUCHING TRIBUTE: The Keiskamma Tapestry Exhibition saw ‘The Marriage Altar’ piece on display in the Courtnay-Latimer Hall at the East London Museum. The Hamburg-based...

New ‘Scream’ series no great shakes

Wes Craven’s slasher film Scream is rightly hailed as a horror classic, a satirical deconstruction of a genre that at the time was in...

Classical effort for Buckaroo

Viva Musica Ensemble will be hosting a concert at Nahoon Methodist Church on Saturday June 8. The concert will be raising money for the Buckaroo...

Rihanna declared world’s richest female musician

Singer, makeup entrepreneur, lingerie designer and now the first black woman to head a top luxury fashion house - Rihanna has racked up a...

‘TUBBE’ both absurd and oddly sincere

The Lonely Island is a comedic musical group made up of Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, and Jorma Taccone whose style follows a similar vein...

Creative look at 4IR’s impact

The “Towards the Creative, Smart City” dialogue will be held at Atlantis Lifestyle Lounge on the Esplanade in East London on Saturday, as part...

‘Game of Thrones’ star Kit Harington checks into rehab

Game of Thrones star Kit Harington has checked himself into rehab for stress and alcohol addiction. According to New York Post’s Page Six, the actor, best known...

‘A long ride’: 50 years ago, a dress rehearsal for the...

As Earth grew ever smaller below his spacecraft, Apollo 10 commander Tom Stafford made an unusual request to mission control. The year was 1969, and...

Honda is recalling 137,000 SUVs over sudden airbag deployments

Honda said on Wednesday it is recalling 137,000 new sport utility vehicles (SUVs) following reports of three injuries tied to sudden airbag deployments in...

Here’s why fans are so obsessed with ‘Game of Thrones’, say...

For many people across the world, this week is a sad one indeed: the Game of Thrones finale has come and gone. More than 1.3-million...

Quinoa’s regained its status

Quinoa has recently been labelled a super food. Quinoa is a seed, yet may often be considered more of as a grain. Uncooked, the seeds are...

‘1922’ is a must-see

Film adaptations of Stephen King’s creations have a chequered history. On the one hand, you have cinematic classics such as The Shawshank Redemption and Green...

Requiem ticks most of the boxes

Netflix’s Requiem is the definition of a mixed bag. On the one hand it has , you have amazing atmosphere, an interesting story, and one...

Annual EL Show offers fun galore [GALLERY]

The Gonubie Farmers Hall Showgrounds were packed last weekend as residents flocked to the annual EL Show hosted by the East London Agricultural and...

McIlroy to bring comic relief to the Guild Theatre

Aaron McIlroy is ready to tickle your funny bones as his one-man comedy show takes place from April 30 to May 2 at the...

Top acts to perform at first three-day jazz fest in ...

The Eastern Cape will host its first three-day jazz festival in East London later this year at the Abbotsford Christian Centre. This will be the...

‘Come Sunday’ explores powerful spiritual journey

Come Sunday is a true gem of a film, one that manages to convey a powerful message in a way that resonates with believers...

‘Nightflyer’ fails to live up to promising hype

Nightflyers starts out so promising. Firstly, it’s based on a novel by Game of Thrones author George RR Martin, so you know the foundation is...

‘Our Planet’ reveals the good, bad, ugly

There are many words one could use to describe Our Planet, a nature documentary recently released on Netflix. “Beautiful” is certainly one of them,...

Scrumptious fare at market

Gourmet food, craft drink and coffee were the order of the day as an intimate crowd gathered for the inaugural uMapheka – Cook Out...

Film celebrates the men who ended Bonnie & Clyde’s crime spree

In 1934, Bonnie Elizabeth Parker and Clyde Chestnut Barrow died in a hail of bullets, signalling the dramatic end of two of the most...

Guy Buttery in town with solo tour

Internationally acclaimed and SAMA-winning artist Guy Buttery will be performing at Legends Showcase on Friday April 12, as part of his “Intramural Encounters” tour. This...

New show will ‘tantalise and tease’

East Londoners can get their rhythm and feathers on as the Big Burlesque Show takes place from April 4 to April 6 at the...

New Netflix series is more hit than miss

Love, Death, & Robots represents another addition to Netflix’s impressive push for experimental indie content. The last few years have seen the streaming service move...

Guild hosts ‘Sinatra’

Music fans of the legendary late Frank Sinatra can enjoy a one-of-a-kind show on Wednesday March 27 at the East London Guild Theatre. Actor and...
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{WATCH} Border Stock Cars

LIGHTS OUT: Racing drivers were forced to take stock of their surroundings when plunged unexpectedly into loadshedding darkness mid-race on Saturday March 16, 2019 https://youtu.be/qDhZbg0T56U

Massage puts Swartz in touch with clients

For Michael Swartz, the gift of hearing after 25 years has opened up a world of possibilities, including being able to open his own...

‘Nocturnal Animals’ completely loses the plot

I wanted to like this movie, I really did. Jake Gyllenhaal is one of my favourite actors of all time but sadly, it looks...

‘Arrival’ explores alienating force of language

Arrival is without a doubt the best movie I’ve seen all this year and, funnily enough, I almost regret choosing it as the topic...