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Blessing Ngobeni, 2018

You Through Me

mixed media on paper

68 1/2 x 40 7/8 inches

Arts and Culture


Traditional Children’s Magic Festival: Start the winter holidays by treating the children to a day of magic with more than 100 performers, magic shows, treasure hunts, magic workshops and a tour of the college’s enthralling Victorian building. Details: The festival takes place from June 19 to 22 at the College of Magic, 215 Lansdowne Road (corner of Belvedere and Lansdowne roads), Claremont, Cape Town. Tickets cost R90 a person or R300 for a four-ticket family combo and can be purchased from Quicket. 
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Sasol New Signatures: This annual exhibition provides a platform for South African artists who have never had a solo exhibition as a way for them to break into the mainstream. Showcased works range across artistic media, including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, video and installation. Details: The exhibition is taking place from June 19 to 23 at the KZNSA Gallery, 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, Durban. For more information visit their website.


Kinky Boots: The Tony and Olivier award-winning musical tells the story of Charlie Price (Darren Craig), who has inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the brink of bankruptcy. Trying to save the legacy his father has left him, Price partners with cabaret performer and drag queen, Lola (Earl Gregory), to design a pair of thigh-high stiletto boots that could turn around the factory’s fortune. This edition of the musical is directed by Matthew Wild, with musical direction by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder and choreography by Louisa Talbot. Details: The musical is on until August 18 at The Fugard Theatre, corner Caledon and Lower Buitenkant streets, District Six, Cape Town. Tickets cost R220 to R460. For more information or to purchase tickets visit their website.


International Day of Yoga: Joëlle Sleebos and the Dharma Project have partnered to celebrate yoga while raising funds for the Earthchild Project. Earthchild goes into schools in Khayelitsha and Lavender Hill to teach children life skills and yoga. Participants can choose to take part in a morning or an afternoon yoga session that includes a class, workshop and yoga market. Details: The yoga day will take place on June 22 at 14 Hope Street, Gardens, Cape Town. Pledges starting from R50 are welcome in exchange for a ticket. For more information or to make the pledge visit their website.


Fête de la Musique: Every year in France, this music festival takes place on the day of the summer solstice, the shortest night of the year in the northern hemisphere. The local edition brings amateur and professional musicians out to perform in the streets, gardens and courtyards surrounding the Alliance Française du Cap. The festival aims to give music institutions an opportunity to reach a new audience. Details: The festival takes place on June 21 at Alliance Française du Cap, 155 Loop Street, Cape Town. Entry is free. For more information visit their website or call 021 423 5699.


The Invisible Exhibition II: This interactive exhibition showcases five virtual reality performances and 10 augmented reality artworks. Artists include Mbongeni Fakudze, Fatima Tayob Moosa, Lady Skollie, Blessing Ngobeni and Ana Pather. Details: The exhibition takes place until July 6 at The Centre for the Less Good Idea, 264 Fox Street (corner Berea Road), Maboneng, Johannesburg. For more information visit their website.


Cancelled: In his latest stand-up comedy run, Tats Nkonzo bares his ignorance on topics such as sexuality, gender and related social-justice issues using humour. Details: The show is taking place from June 20 to 22 at The Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana Street (previously Wolhuter), Newtown, Johannesburg. Tickets cost R100. For more information or to purchase tickets visit the website.