Get the kids ready for an adventure like no other! Playmobil: The Movie is the first-ever feature film inspired by the beloved, award-winning PLAYMOBIL® role-play toys. The movie is a heart-warming tale that brings amusing characters to life with the voices of Daniel Radcliffe, Meghan Trainor and Adam Lambert.
This film was directed by Lino DiSalvo - an American animator, film director, writer and voice actor - who spent almost 17 years at Disney. He served as Head of Animation on Frozen; supervising animator on Tangled and Bolt and animator on Meet the Robinsons, Chicken Little and 102 Dalmatians.
When Marla’s younger brother, Charlie, unexpectedly disappears into the magical, animated universe of PLAYMOBIL®, she must embark on a thrilling journey to bring him home.
As she sets off on a fantastic journey across stunning new worlds, Marla teams up with some unlikely and heroic new friends. Namely the smooth-talking food truck driver, Del; the dashing and charismatic secret agent, Rex Dasher; a wholehearted misfit robot; an extravagant fairy-godmother and many more.
Through their vibrant adventure, Marla and Charlie realize that no matter how life plays out, you can achieve anything when you believe in yourself!
Playmobil: The Movie opens in cinemas, nationwide, on Friday, 16 August 2019.
We celebrate National Women's Day annually on 9 August to commemorate the bravery and tenacity of 20 000 women. Marching in 1956 as a united front, undeterred by race or class differences, these women defied an oppressive system led by a staunch patriarchy. They traveled from around the country to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest against the legislation of pass laws for both men and women.
History books often overlook female politic icons. Take a little time to celebrate and remember our national struggle heroines this August. Visit Joburg's top museums and historical sites which pay homage to female stalwarts such as Winnie Madikizela Mandela, Albertina Sisulu, Barbara Hogan, Fatima Meer, Helen Joseph, Mary Fitzgerald and many others.
The Women's Jail at Constitution Hill is a must-visit during Women's Month. Built in 1910, the Women's Jail housed common law prisoners and political prisoners, both black and white. In 1958, a large number of the 2 000 women arrested for protesting against the pass laws were held at the Women’s Jail. Some of the jail's most infamous political prisoners included Barbara Hogan, Fatima Meer, Albertina Sisulu and Winnie Madikizela Mandela.
Visiting the Women's Jail is not for the faint of heart. The indignities faced by the prisoners are on full display. However, you will leave with a greater appreciation and respect for the struggle heroines who sacrificed so much for our freedom.
You can book a tour of Constitution Hill online via Webtickets.
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The Apartheid Museum is acknowledged as the pre-eminent museum in the world dealing with the history of 20th century South Africa. At the heart of the museum is the story of our country's journey from segregation to full blown Apartheid and eventual democracy. The role of female struggle heroes in the liberation is well credited at this world class museum. If you want a comprehensive overview of the Apartheid story and its impact on the lives of South African women, visit the Apartheid Museum.
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Mary Fitzgerald was the first woman trade unionist and first woman on the City Council in Johannesburg. Born in Ireland in 1883, she moved to South Africa as a typist with the British Army. Fitzgerald got the nickname ‘Pick handle Mary' in 1911, after she lead a group of women to break into a hardware store armed with pick handles. She also led a sit-in on the tramlines during the same year.
Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown is named after this feisty Irish woman. The square hosts everything from music festivals to sports races, including the 2019 Total Sports Woman's Race. Historical venues such as Museum Africa, The Market Theatre and The Workers Museum also surround the square. Newtown is the perfect Joburg hot spot to celebrate Women's Month, so make sure to come and explore.
Joburg Theatre are welcoming audiences to celebrate Women's Month with a line-up of awesome female led shows. Sarafina! The Broadway Musical headlines on the Mandela Stage for the month of August. A celebration of youth, female empowerment, song and dance, this is a must-see for musical theatre fans.
If musicals aren't your cup of tea, Joburg Theatre also has a variety of smaller productions taking place during Women's Month. Gomeri is a love story inspired by the biblical book of Hosea. The play sees a husband unconditionally forgive his cheating wife to the point of madness. A talented cast including Hlengiwe Pearl, Thembinkosi Manqele, Kinalma Bashman and Titus Mekgwe perform this highly anticipated production.
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If you haven't gotten round to visiting Vilakazi Street in Soweto, here's your chance. This iconic street was home to both former President Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Stop by the Mandela House Museum where he lived with both his first wife, Evelyn Ntoko Mase and their son, and later Winnie Madikizela Mandela and their children. This matchbox size house features exhibitions, artifacts, documents and audio-visual displays. The tour only takes about 20 minutes, so you will have lots of time to explore the rest of Vilakazi Street and the vibrant Soweto suburb.
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Celebrate Women's Month by visiting Freedom Park in Pretoria. This national monument is both a memorial and museum, remembering those who lost their lives in the fight for liberation from oppression. Take a walk through the garden of remembrance, which features a 697m long 'Wall of Names'. Or visit the Hapo Museum to discover South Africa's rich and colourful history.
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National government unveiled The Women's Living Heritage Monument on the 60th anniversary of the Women's March in 2016. Situated at Lillian Ngoyi Square in Pretoria Central, the monument pays homage to the women who stood against tyranny and oppression in 1956. Featuring statues of Lillian Ngoyi, Sophie De Bruyn, Helen Joseph and Rahima Moosa, the monument is both stoic and highly emotive. There are also mural walls, as well as a training and development centre for young women.
Details: 0001, Pretoria Central, Pretoria
Commemorate Women's Month and go right to the site of the Women's March. Take a trip into the capital city to visit the Union Buildings. While you won't be able to enter the buildings themselves, you are welcome to enjoy a picnic on the lawns. Admire the panoramic views from the terrace and soak in the history of the place. You can also visit the 9m tall bronze statue of Nelson Mandela which was erected shortly after his passing in 2013.
Details: Government Avenue, Pretoria, 0002
From London and Paris to Las Vegas and New York, STOMP makes music with brooms, matchboxes, hands and feet, poles, chairs, sinks, basketballs, newspapers and more, culminating with the exhilarating trademark bin routine, where metal trashcans become drums and dustbin lids become combat shields. This wildly entertaining international show heads to South Africa this August in association with BBC First.
STOMP is an inventive and invigorating stage show that's dance, music and theatrical performance blended together into one electrifying rhythm. The show toured South Africa in 2010 to critical acclaim and sold out performances. The sizzling energy of STOMP is beyond infectious. Almost a decade later, STOMP is returning to share its unique and energetic art form to introduce it to a new generation of theatre-goers.
STOMP finds beauty and music in the mundane. It turns brooms into instruments and hand-clapping into a conversation; the junk and clutter of urban life becomes the source of infectious rhythm and wonder. The highly talented performers take the audience on a journey through sound.
Seen by over 12-million people worldwide, there have been long running productions in London – 15 years on the West End, Paris, Las Vegas, Boston and San Francisco. In February 2019, the flagship New York show celebrated the 25th anniversary of STOMP playing at New York’s Orpheum Theatre, receiving special congratulations messages from cast members, fans and celebrities around the world including Quincy Jones, Harlem Globetrotters, Jon Bon Jovi, Eddie Izzard and Tommy Lee.
There are up to four STOMP productions around the globe at any given time. STOMP has been touring the world for 26 years, playing over 20 thousand performances in 55 countries on six continents. And as if that isn't impressive enough, here are some interesting facts about the show: in its lifetime, STOMP has consumed over 60 000 boxes of matches, 40 000 brooms, 30 000 bins, 20 000 drumsticks and 35 000 litres of black paint applied with 780 paint rollers.
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 to Sunday, 08 September 2019.
Show times are as follows:
The Teatro at Montecasino, Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg.
Ticket pricing is as follows:
Book now for STOMP by calling Computicket on 083 915 8000 or book online at www.computicket.com.
Computicket is the official ticketing partner for STOMP, and tickets should not be purchased from any other supplier/outlets.
For more information about this exhilarating show, visit www.stomp.co.uk.
Carlo Momebelli presents music from his latest recording titled "Angels & Demons". Performing songs from this recording, as well as new works composed in the past few months. Carlo’s regular quartet, Kyle Shepherd on piano, Keenan Ahrends on guitar, and Jonno Sweetman on drums will join him to bring you a delightful symphony of sound.
The "Angels & Demons"concert also doubles as a book launch. Marking the release of Carlo’s new book titled "Pulses in the Centre of Silence" and a new edition of his book "Mombelli’s Intergalactic Bass program". This event promises to deliver not only good music, but great debate about the theory of sound. Don't miss out!
Saturday, 03 August 2019 at 20:30.
WITS Theatre (Main theatre), 24 Station Street, Cnr Jorissen Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
Tickets cost R80 - R120 per person and may be purchased online via Webtickets.
Visit the WITS Theatre website for further details. Or, follow them on social media for the latest event updates:
Facebook - facebook.com/Wits-Theatre-103193993052344
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Contact the theatre Box Office on 011-717-1372 or via email at [email protected]
Don't miss out on Liefde By Die Dam JHB 2019, offering Joburgers an incredible day of live music, including performances from Die Heuwels Fantasties, Francois van Coke, Spoegwolf, Early B Music, Soweto Gospel Choir, Coenie De Villiers, Tarryn Lamb and Radio Raps. And if the great lineup wasn't enough, there will be plenty of good food, sunshine and views to make the experience even more unforgettable. Get all the details here. Tickets cost between R75 - R195 per person and can be bought from Howler.
Decorex Joburg 2019 will once again be showcasing some of the best home and decor products in the country to get you closer to that ‘Top Billing’ worthy style. This expo gathers designers, architects, landscapers, creatives, homeowners and decor enthusiasts to show them something that could spark some inspiration for their next home project. Get to taste many amazing foods from some of the kitchenware stalls and soak up all the inspiring ideas. Tickets cost between R20 and R120 per person and can be bought from Computicket.
It's that time once again! Parklife Festival Joburg is back, bringing festival goers everything from gourmet food and music festivals to stunning views and sunshine at the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens in Emmarentia. And this year, it falls on Women's Day, ensuring a great day out in celebration of women everywhere. And best of all, ladies will receive discounted tickets. The little ones are also welcome to spend the day out and about. Parklife features the best in gourmet street food, as well as an awesome line-up of top local and international music artists. So, don’t miss it! Artists will be announced on their Facebook events page, so make sure you keep an eye out. Tickets cost between R150 – R225 per person and can be bought at Howler.
Ladies, this is your time to lace up and take on the annual Totalsports Women’s Race this Woman’s Day. This will be a day of taking on the streets of Johannesburg; walking, running or jogging in effort to raise awareness for breast cancer. You can choose between 5km or 10km. Entertainment will be announced soon. If this sounds like your type of thing, make sure you register today. In association with PinkDrive, the Totalsports Women’s Race is committed to raising awareness and education around breast cancer as well as improving the services available to women across South Africa. Entry costs between R100 - R135 per person. Visit www.totalsportswomensrace.com/jhb-2019 to register now, before it's too late.
Following her sell-out South African dates last year, the Queen of Mean will be returning to Cape Town and Johannesburg in August 2019 with her brand new comedy show, It’s Jester Joke. The self-proclaimed ‘Clown in a Gown’ tells tales of her world travels and the outrageous circus that is her life. Bianca’s no-holds-barred style of comedy will once again shock and delight audiences. With her acerbic wit, a ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ manner and hilarious views on everything from politics to family, social media and all that lies in between, Bianca Del Rio has garnered a massive international following and has become one the biggest drag superstars in the world today. Tickets cost between R300 - R700 per person and can be bought at Computicket.
Join both Montecasino and Silverstar for the ultimate rugby experience. Watch the Springboks take on Argentina this August at Boktown. This experience creates a unique atmosphere that offers passionate Springbok fans the best alternative to being at the game. Catch the game live on the big screen while enjoying a day filled with family fun, including live entertainment, prize giveaways, plenty of food and beverages for sale, appearances by SA Rugby legends, My Players stars and, of course, Bokkie – the official Springbok mascot.
The hottest fitness and fun experience is back to get you feeling fabulous, the Women’s Health Fit Night Out Joburg is going to be epic. The trainers and instructors will be ready to get you moving and partaking in the fun fitness activities. This is a great place to meet people and just have fun. The trainers for Fit Night Out Joburg will be Work Out With The Stars with Mapule and the 2019 Next Fitness Star; Bollywood Fitness with Veena; Active Bands Workout with the Virgin Active team; Pantsula Dance Fitness with Mpho; Rockingnheels with Takkies and S.W.E.A.T. 1000. Happy sweating! Tickets cost R420 per person and can be bought at Quicket.
Need some travel inspiration for your next holiday? Then look no further than the Holiday Expo, once again heading to Montecasino in late August. This expo will bring guests everything they need to plan that amazing getaway abroad. Whether it is experiencing the thrill of outdoor adventures and creating family memories or going on a once-in-a-lifetime trip that you'll never forget, you'll definitely find your next escape here. You'll get the opportunity to see everything that there is to experience on the holiday front, from down-town Joburg to cruising the Caribbean. Click here to get you tickets now. Tickets cost R60 per person and kids under 12 get in FREE.
Back by popular demand, SA’s favourite ‘up’-market, KAMERS/Makers Joburg will be making its way back to the beautiful St John’s College for a special spring celebration, featuring over 130 of the finest makers, showcasing their arts and crafts, wares, talents and goods. Market goers can expect everything from handcrafted decor and fashion to artisan food and wine. What better way to shake off the winter blues and welcome spring to the city? Tickets cost between R70 - R130 per person and can be bought from Plankton.
Whether you enjoy whiskey, gin, vodka, brandy, cognac or rum, you certainly don't want to miss the South African Distillery Fair at the South African National War Museum. Here, you will get to appreciate the finest selection of distilled tipples in the exquisite setting, next to a retired fighter jet. On the entertainment front, discover the story behind the music with live story telling acoustic entertainment from top SA bands. Rubber Duc will be headlining on Friday 30 August 2019. There will also be craft Food vendors on site. Tickets cost between R145 - R220 per person. Get yours now at TicketRush.
Petrol heads, start your engines! The Festival of Motoring is returning to the city this August for another revving event, bringing you some of the best motoring excitement and entertainment in the country.
People from all over South Africa attend this thrilling extravaganza to celebrate the love and beauty of cars of all models. This is not your average motoring event.
Other than bringing the entire motoring industry together, it also allows visitors to not only view and admire the latest models and classic beauts, but to experience both the performance and handling of these cars on the track.
This four day event will be jam-packed with plenty of motoring and family-friendly activities, making it the perfect day out for the whole family.
Smell, feel, touch, view and experience all the leading manufactures with this unique and interactive festival. Here are a few features to look out for at this year's event:
Don't miss the opportunity to see the only official BMW 7 series modified race car in the world. BMW 745i Modified “Art Car” is a beautiful machine, which was raced by Tony Viana. A famous local artist has painted the rear of the car to depict the Culture of Johannesburg. This will be its first public appearance. The BMW 745i Modified “Art Car” can be found at Garage 1 at the Festival of Motoring. It'll be on display and on track. Trust us, nothing sounds like this car!
Don't miss the recreation of the famous 1977 Wynns 1000 race winner, driven by Jody Scheckter. This is the only South African domiciled race car to be invited to Goodwood. You can find this beauty on display and on track. She certainly has an incredible sound.
The Cape Town based V8 Series will be making a rare visit to Kyalami! Expect 10 V8 Mustangs on track with local V8 Supercars. They will be taking to the track for practice on Friday, and the races will take place on both Saturday and Sunday. The pit area upper platform will be open to the public. Don't miss out on seeing these cars and maybe even meeting the drivers.
Thursday, 22 August 2019 – Sunday, 25 August 2019.
Show times are as follows:
Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, corner R55 and Allandale Road, Kyalami Estate, Kyalami, Midrand, Johannesburg.
Tickets cost between R20 - R525 per person and are available at Howler.co.za.
Ticket costs are as follows:
For more information about this exciting event, visit festivalofmotoring.za.
God is a Woman - join Art Affair in celebrating African womanhood this Women's Month in Alexandra. Presenting the Basadi: Episode Seven, Chapter Two event, Art Affair welcomes you to enjoy food, art, live music and fashion in the heart of Joburg's most colourful township. This creative exhibition will see some of Joburg's best up-and-coming artists present their work. Don't miss out on this exciting celebration.
Saturday, 10 August 2019 at 11:00 - 02:00.
First Park Art Studio, 544 South Africa Boulevard, Tsutsumani Village, Alexandra, Johannesburg.
Ticket prices have not been announced. Check out their Facebook events page for updates.
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What Is It?
Enjoy your spirits? Then be sure not to miss out on the South African Distillery Fair, which will be returning to the Johannesburg War Museum this August. This exclusive spirits showcase will be treating visitors to a wide selection of rare hand crafted spirits from across the world, along with other seasonal favourites that each distillery is known for.
Spirit enthusiast’s will be able to swirl, sip and taste from the extensive selection while meeting with the alchemists and mixologists in person. Sit back and enjoy your favourite drink from over 120 varietals under the wing of a plane or alongside a tank or submarine. It's truly an experience like no other.
Guests will also get the opportunity to join the gin or whisky masterclasses on offer each evening, led by the distillers and mixologists. Here, you'll learn about the history and flavours synonymous with each distillery. Be guided through pairings and tastings in the turret room of the museum.
There will also be live entertainment provided by top South African bands, performing their most loved acoustic hits in story telling sessions. Friday evening will feature Rubber Duc and Saturday is more orientated around soulful jazz and classic guitar.
When Is It?
Friday, 30 August 2019 - Saturday, 31 August 2019 at 16:00
Where Is It?
The South African National War Museum, 22 Erlswold Way, Johannesburg.
How Much Is It?
Tickets are limited and start at R145 per person.
Each ticket includes tasting vouchers and a beautiful brandy balloon glass.
Get your tickets at TicketRush.co.za.
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