3 Jul 2012



Lifestyle Trendin'

Welcome to your weekly dose of all things entertainment. This Tuesday we bring you the usual summary of headline-making and twitter-trending news in the Lifestyle industry.

In travel news Sibongile Khumalo comments on the much-debated decision by South African National Parks to actively attract a black market to Kruger National Park and Footprints of Hope continues fighting the good fight to eradicate rhino poaching.

In news of the cinema variety, Daniel Dercksen is moved by the meaningful German film Goethe and Charles Siboto sees a trend in the portrayal of kick-ass oldies in fantasy movies.

Rocking the Daisies announces indie rockers; Bloc Party as their international headliner and Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival announces more international heavy hitters to their line-up.

New competitions this week include 2 tickets to It Came From the Jungle's 6 Birthday celebrations at Fiction in Cape Town and the sassy ballroom production Burn the Floor at the Artscape.

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The Craft Beer Project to be held at Groot Constantia
A winter craft beer, craft wine and food festival is to be held on the oldest wine estate in South Africa, Groot Constantia, in Cape Town. Featuring hand-crafted, warming ales and wines, the festival will be intimate, with the emphasis on craft beer and craft wine food pairing appreciation. Read more >>


Footprints of Hope inspires local communities to join the fight against rhino poaching
Following the success of &Beyond and Africa Foundation's Footprints of Hope 10-day rhino awareness walk (through the Sabi Sand and Kruger wilderness and surrounding communities) earlier this year, the teams are now returning to two of those communities to help inspire the youth and educate them about the threat of rhino poaching. Read more >>

Hotel in Kruger Park irks conservationists
[Sibongile Khumalo] South Africa's world-renowned Kruger National Park is to get its first luxury hotel, but not everyone is impressed by the decision aimed at attracting the growing black middle class. Read more >>


Imaginary countries for old men
[Charles Siboto] No Country for Old Men, the title of the Cormac McCarthy novel and its Oscar winning film adaptation by the Coen brothers, echoes the trend I've been noticing in Hollywood for the last decade at least; all the old men (and, to a slighter degree, women) have left our "immoral" contemporary society and have gone to seek their fortunes in fantastical pasts that never were and space-age futures in distant galaxies that we hope will come to pass. Read more >>

Repainting history in Goethe
[Daniel Dercksen] Films like Goethe have the power to inject our wisdom with a fresh and invigourating sensibility. What we know, or what we think we know, is turned inside out as German filmmakers Philip Stölzl (director and screenwriter) and Christoph Müller (producer and co-screenwriter) repaint history with their insightful and enlightening vivid exploration of a man who changed the world with his passion for words. Read more >>


Bloc Party announced as Rocking The Daisies 2012's headline act
Indie rockers Bloc Party will be the headline act at Rocking the Daisies 2012,on Saturday, 6 October at the Cloof Wine Estate, Darling, Western Cape. The band's new album, "Four", will be released on 20 August, 2012. Read more >>

New international stars announced for Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival
Grammy Award-winning performers Clarence Carter and Eddie Palmieri, Jamaica's Monty Alexander and France's Manu Katche are among the new international artists announced for this year's Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival. Read more >>


You Spectacular nominees announced, new public vote category
The list of nominees for You Spectacular has been released for the event that will be held at The Teatro at Montecasino, Fourways, Joburg, on Saturday, 28 July, 2012. This year the public will also vote in a new category: Favourite Comedian. Read more >>


Drama on the big screen
[Daniel Dercksen] If there's one live musical show you cannot miss on the big screen, it's the screening of Stephen Sondheim's sensational musical drama, Company. Staged by the world-famous New York Philharmonic, Company was recorded live from the Avery Fisher Hall at the Lincoln Center, New York in 2011 and is now screening in cinemas outside the US for the first time, and in SA exclusively at Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau Theatres on 28 and 30 June and 1 July only, so make sure not to miss it, no matter what. Read more >>

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