Category Archives: Art

G’rid of Quality Expectations …


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Grid.” … these are all el cheepo cellphone specials! By now, you are gridding your teeth, no doubt? © Colonialist September 2015 (WordPress)

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Off Broadway, New York – Behind the Random Denominator


What, you may ask with tears in your baby-blue eyes, does this have to do with me? Well, if you happen to be in The Big Apple on 19th September, do try to see the performance.  I edited the manuscript for submission.  … Continue reading

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We Mak aranga -ments for Makaranga


Today it was decided that we would breakfast at one of our favourite places for getting a change of air – the Makaranga garden in Kloof. At 33 km away from home (30 minutes-odd) it is just far away and … Continue reading

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More Pictures at an Exhibition, and Including Mussorgsky/Ravel


And now, a few shots to show some of the demonstrations given by the talented members of DCHS which contributed towards receiving the ‘Best in Category’ Certificate: © Colonialist August 2015 (WordPress)

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Strip tease fully covered …


As I normally do (with permission) for KickstArt stage productions, I present the view of the stage before the curtain goes up – except that in this case there wasn’t one and it didn’t. The ‘Snoopy’ sign did the rising … Continue reading

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Shrek-tacularly Ogre-the-Top-Class!


The opening night of KickstArt Theatre’s African premiere of Shrek the Musical, based on the book by William Stieg and the DreamWorks animated movie, played to a house packed to capacity. Executive Director Steven Stead, his team, and every one … Continue reading

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A Shortish Walk to Lots of Spikes


Translate; Vertaal; Vertalen; Traduire; Übersetzung: μετάφραση: Tradução: Перевод; Traducción: – -> (Click on appropriate section of sidebar on right for translations, writings, compositions, awards and special series.) Something we have flitted past at speed on numerous occasions is the display … Continue reading

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A Seminar of Statues, Foreigners, Colonialists, and Myopic Misconceptions


 (Click on appropriate section of sidebar on right for translations, writings, compositions, awards and special series.) After having accepted the above invitation to attend a seminar held on 30th April organised by Durban’s Libraries and Heritage Department, I should have known … Continue reading

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STAGING A TRIUMPH BY ANNIE STANDARDS


When KicksArt Theatre co-directors and neighbours, Steven Stead and Greg King, told us they were going to stage the musical ‘Annie’ we thought they had flipped more than somewhat.  ‘It has kids in it,’ we pointed out.  They nodded glumly.  … Continue reading

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Gold Digger and Poem on Moth


For the daily NaPoWriMo contribution: A golden shovel suffers hurt, And won’t the wielder thank For being used to dig up dirt – Far better in a bank! © Colonialist April 2014 (WordPress) pic and text.

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