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aug / sep 2011 : edition 11

In this edition read about SA Tour and Washington DC on agenda for FTH:K the success of the premiere of Benchmarks at the National Arts Festival in July, the production will be performed in three provinces during September.

Were you aware that the name of the Plant Strelitzia reginae has royal connections?

Derek Gripper guitarist an artist run creative initiative which needs to grow into a community resource so that South Africans can hear more of the talent that is hidden in the depths and folds of its hills, valleys and cities.

Imagine the excitement when, late in 1923, the Broadcasting Committee of the South African Railways allowed the first broadcast of a concert ………..

Wild Honey by Bookey Peek is a book that tells tales which quickly make the reader aware of its contrasting threads: of the obvious love and affection the Peeks feel for their home turf and its animals

Society nowadays has become very open towards diversity, and it has become fashionable to be “different”. Or has it? So says Eric du Toit of the Western Cape Association for the Disabled.

The first motor car to be seen in this country as far back as 1896, was a ……….

Is there a future for ballet companies in this country and if so what steps should be taken for them to survive and hopefully prosper?

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Amy Gould is a Fellow of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. She is the principal and owner of her full time ballet school, director and choreographer of her dance company Dance Crew, owner/manager of Tokai On-Main a 100-seater intimate theatre and editor in chief of ImagineMag!

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contents | aug / sep 2011 : edition 11

00 / i SAY...

Welcome to Spring.  It is Spring isn’t it?  Or did I miss a season?  I am sure I missed rain in June/July but our Almond tree is starting to bloom outside my bedroom window.... Read the full story...


01 / SA Tour and Washington DC on agenda for FTH:K:

Following the success of the premiere of Benchmarks at the National Arts Festival in July, the production will be performed in three provinces during September. Read the full story...

strelitzia

02 / plant names:

When next you stroll around your garden to view it or a container of plants, look around you carefully with keen eyes, for you never know what plant occupying a tiny piece of historical space is growing there.

Were you aware that the name of the Strelitzia reginae has royal connections?  This plant often called the crane flower in English and isiGude in Zulu was named for the Princess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz who became, on 8 September 1761, Queen Sophia Charlotte wife of the George III of Britain.

Read the full story...

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03 / derek gripper and his guitar world:

I have just returned from a tour of Switzerland where Udai Mazumdar (tabla) and I extended our collaboration to include North Indian classical singer Piu Nandi. We played in 12 cities in Switzerland and ended with a recording of our new material in Germany. I also played two solo shows in Basel and met up with Feya Faku, Mac Makenzie and Paul Hanmer who were also roving the lands. Read the full story...

04 / radio broadcasting: theatre of the mind

Imagine the excitement when, late in 1923, the Broadcasting Committee of the South African Railways allowed the first broadcast of  a concert from the former head office of the Railway Administration in Rissik Street. Johannesburg!  Many people were involved, including the musicians and technicians of the Western Electric Company in this experimental transmission. Shortly thereafter, on 1 July 1924, the first regular broadcasts began by the A S & T Broadcasting Company. Read the full story...

05 / wild honey: more stories from an African wildlife sanctuary

I have just finished reading WILD HONEY by Bookey Peek. It is a book that tells tales which quickly make the reader aware of its contrasting threads: of the obvious love and affection the Peeks feel for their home turf and its animals; the continuing strain of a possible take over of the property by war veterans; the continued devastation of wild life and the political and economic crisis of modern Zimbabwe.  The Peeks have, on one occasion, had to flee Stone Hills but managed somehow to face down the danger and return home.  But overall as the story unfolds, there is a definite underlying air of sadness.  Read the full story...

06 / how do we think about disability:

Society nowadays has become very open towards diversity, and it has become fashionable to be “different”. Or has it?

Read the full story...

07 / the motor car in all it's glory:

The first motor car to be seen in this country as far back as 1896, in what was then the Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek (Transvaal Republic) was a 1.5hp Benz, (one source refers to it as, Benz Volturette.) This was such an unusual event that a commemorative medal was struck to mark the occasion!  A translation of the inscription reads:” Presented by the Rt Hon Paul Kruger, State President of the Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek, to J P Hess Esq., on Monday 4 June 1897, in commemoration of his introduction into South Africa of the motor car”. Read the full story...


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08 / ballet companies: survival of the fittest:

Recently I attended a ballet performance, which once again brought my thoughts around to the future of ballet companies in South Africa. Is there a future for them and how can they prosper? Read the full story...

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Dawn Gould (D Litt et Phil), owns and runs FACTS FOUND an historical research bureau situated in Cape Town, South Africa. 
For further details see  factsfound.isat.co.za

Guest contributors are:
Erica du Toit,
Marketing, Promotion & Awareness Western Cape Association for the Physically Disabled