SA reacts to adjusted lockdown level 1 for Easter weekend

UNATHI NKANJENI Tuesday's “family meeting” with President Cyril Ramaphosa has been met with mixed reactions following the announcement of tweaked restrictions to lockdown level 1. Ramaphosa...

Struggling actors feel abandoned by government

MASEGO MAFATA Originally published on GroundUp When the first lockdown was announced in March last year, theatres across the country went dark. A number of theatres...

Catch Sonwa Sakuba Institute’s latest performance this weekend

The latest production from the Sonwa Sakuba Institute of the Performing Arts, Hidden Voices, will be taking place at Hemingways Mall from Friday February...

Social media reacts to PE name change

CEBELIHLE BHENGU The decision to rename Port Elizabeth Gqeberha has met with mixed reaction on social media. Some have welcomed the change, while others are still...

Musicians collaborate on ‘Corona’ to spread the word

Organisers of the SA Music Week (SAMW) have come up with a unique way to encourage citizens to follow proper health and safety measures. They...

‘Long Gone Gulch’ is Wild West fun for all ages

Since this is our first edition for the year, let's start this our review season with some light-hearted fun. Long Gone Gulch is a brand...

Mrs SA finalist hosts fundraiser for Women4Women

‘Fashion Meets Merc - Beauty Meets Benz’ was held at Hemingways Mall, marking the end of 16 Days of Activism Zikhona Ngxata is the only...

You control the news in ‘Headliner’

The tagline says it all: “What if you control the news?” In Unbound Creations' two-part Headliner series, you play a news editor who has to...

Top tips for travelling with your pets

It's only a few more weeks to go until everyone breaks for the festive holidays and that means people are probably already thinking about...

Blaqverse bringing ‘hope to the hopeless’

East London-born musician Mvikeli Masuku, better known as Blaqverse, is continuing to pursue his musical career to great success. Masuku did an interview with Keith...

Musical reinterprets Joseph’s story

Few could have foreseen that what started out as a 15-minute pop cantata in 1968 would one day become a super hit spanning over...

Win autographed copy of local author’s book

The Campbells will hold two talks at St Nicholas United Church, Beacon Bay ARTIST, cartoonist and author, Elizabeth (Liz) Campbell (née Robertson) is the author...

Adventure awaits you at Christmas market at Hope

Situated just off Voortrekker Road in Summerpride is Hope Schools, an independent Christian school whose name couldn’t be more fitting. “Constrained by the love of...

COMPETITION CLOSED – Win tickets to see Andre

Back by popular demand, East London’s favourite Andre the hilarious hypnotist will be back in town for what will have to be his absolute...

‘A Short Hike’ is a relaxing, meditative game

The charming indie game, A Short Hike, created by Adam Robinson-Yu maybe appear relatively uncomplicated, but kept me captivated for a good couple of...

Damon dreams of New York stage

Artist calls for help to attend IMTA Convention Aspiring young East London actor Damon Briceland recently returned from the 10th Annual International Arts Talent Showcase...

Hilarious hypnotist back by popular demand

When Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist returned to East London recently, it was with the aim of completing his final season prior to emigrating to the...

Upcoming show to ease our lockdown tension

The Alexander Playhouse in East London will be hosting a new performance from November 20 to 21 which, according to organiser Helena Archer, aims...

WATCH Hypnotic Hilarity with Andre

ANDRÉ - the ever-popular and hilarious hypnotist - recently returned to East London for his 28th show prior to his departure for England in the...

Film explores famous trial of the ‘Chicago 7’

The whole world is watching! This chant runs throughout Aaron Sorkin's The Trial of the Chicago 7 and serves as the overall moral of...

COMPETITION CLOSED … Tickets up for grabs to Gino Fabbri’s ‘Fabbricated’

The East London Guild Theatre and the GO! & Express is offering two sets of double tickets to Gino Fabbri's upcoming comedy show 'Fabbricated',...

Night of laughs with Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist

Tuesday night saw the Guild Theatre fill up – or at least as much as is allowed under current lockdown restrictions – as locals...

‘Ash vs Evil Dead’ is a whole lot of gruesome fun

Even in a sub-genre as bloated as zombie horror, there are few franchises as unique as Sam Raimi's Evil Dead. The first film, 1981's...

‘#Alive’ is safe, comfort-food horror

  Sometimes, all you ask of a movie is that it be entertaining. It doesn't need to be particularly deep, or even all that artistically challenging. It...

Win tickets to Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist

Ten lucky readers will each win a set of double tickets to see Andre The Hilarious Hypnotist performing live at the East London Guild Theatre...

It’s Showtime and Competition Time!

ANDRE the Hilarious Hypnotist will once more be performing in East London. This week Thursday, the GO! & Express will bring you news about his...

{GALLERY} Disney comes to East London

DISNEY COMES TO EAST LONDON BRINGING MUSIC MAGIC: The East London Performing Arts Society (ELPAS) hosted the last two performances of their Disney in...

ELPAS ready to share Disney magic

The East London Performing Arts Society (ELPAS) has promised a magical performance on Saturday October 3 when they will be presenting the final two...

‘Social Dilemma’ offers diagnosis but no real cure

“It's plain as day: these services are killing people, making people kill themselves.” This dire warning from former Pintrest president Tim Kendall is probably the...

‘My Octopus Teacher’ an emotional journey based on unusual friendship

There is even more local content this week, this time a brand-new SA film called My Octopus Teacher. Despite the title sounding like a quirky...

New locally produced film ‘Santana’ hits Netflix

For this week’s review, we get to look at another locally produced film. This time, it’s a gritty crime drama titled Santana (no relation to...

Netflix’s ‘Mowgli’ misses the mark

Given just how much of a cultural juggernaut Disney has become, it can be easy to forget that chunks of their most famous animations...

WATCH | ‘Breathtaking moment’ as leopard casually strolls past guests at...

A guest at Singita Ebony Lodge in Mpumalanga experienced a “breathtaking moment” getting close and personal with a leopard. The close encounter with one of...

Two Princess Cruises ships scrap early 2021 voyages over Covid restrictions

The two ships, Island Princess and Pacific Princess, were set to sail from North America and Australia, respectively BY NIVEDITA BALU Carnival Corp's Princess Cruises said on...

Beauty with purpose: Thando Hopa uses modelling to demystify albinism

CLAIM TO FAME Model and activist Thando Hopa is a lawyer by profession, and she uses her platform to dispel false information about albinism. Hopa was...

Good acting saves ‘Project Power’

Netflix’s latest offering, Project Power, is proof that a movie can overcome a lack of substance so long as it has plenty of style. The...

Blaqverse to drop new single with DJ Ready D

EL-born musician Mvikeli Masuku, better known by his stagename Blaqverse, is gearing up to release a new single with SA hip-hop heavyweight DJ Ready...

ELPAS is calling all aspiring stars

Even though the lockdown has put serious restrictions on the local arts community, the East London Performing Arts Society (ELPAS) has come up with...

‘Lost Bullet’ pure lean, mean action

Fans of vehicular-based action films like Fast & The Furious are sure to find plenty to love with French director Guillaume Pierret’s debut feature,...

Facebook Messenger users can now secure chats with App Lock feature

Users can choose whether to lock the application with touch or Face ID Facebook has begun rolling out additional security features for its dedicated chat application, Messenger,...

‘Untraceable’ a horror- thriller for internet age

Untraceable is a horror film for the modern age, where exploration of the alienation and cruelty fostered by online anonymity seems to become more...

ELPAS’ ‘Broadway Unplugged’ to be streamed live at Arts Theatre

If lockdown has left you craving a good theatre fix, then worry no more. This Saturday, the East London Performing Arts Society (ELPAS) will be...

WATCH | How It’s time to reconsider the humble hadeda

Let’s paint a picture: one moment you’re in a deep slumber, untroubled by the cares of the world and floating through space on a...

Tourism industry optimistic despite R748m daily losses

NONKULULEKO NJILO The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) on Monday said it was confident the industry would survive the Covid-19 pandemic, despite recording...

Veteran actor Allen Booi passes away

KYLE ZEEMAN Veteran actor Allen Booi has died, talent agency Trinity Management confirmed in a statement on Monday. The star, who featured in several major productions,...

The 2020 Instagram rich list is out – here’s who made...

Visual social media planner Hooper HQ has released the top 100 Instagram 2020 rich list. It includes influencers in fitness, beauty, music and fashion among eight...

WATCH | The kangaroos who mastered the art of climbing trees

Goodfellow's tree kangaroos aren’t particularly down to earth. It’s not that they’re snobbish – although their mahogany coats do give them an air of...

Lockdown travel rules: can I go on holiday if I don’t...

After much confusion, regulations regarding leisure travel in level 3 are clear To take “leisure” bookings or not to take “leisure” bookings ... that, for...

WATCH | A sanctuary for animals rescued from heartbreak

If Noah offloaded his ark in the Cape Winelands, the results would look something like Butterfly World – a colourful, chaotic menagerie. A hedgehog scurries...

Lockdown has changed the way we shop, report finds

KGAUGELO MASWENENG South Africans are in the main still shopping during the day, showing persistent change in retail behaviour even though lockdown regulations have been...