In line with the times, the Silent Book Club has moved online, to the comfort of your own home. So bring a book, connect with other book lovers, read, pour a glass of wine and repeat.
Often with traditional book clubs there's the scramble to finish the assigned book, and the pressure to have something smart to say. Wouldn't it be great to have a book club where you could just enjoy books, friends, and wine—without any homework?
The Silent Book club online is simply about connecting with other like-minded readers, learning about what other people are reading and taking the time to just read and connect from the comfort of our homes.
Wednesday, 29 July 2020 from 18:30-20:30
To participate, please send an email to Munshya Nalomba, who will provide you with log-in details for the Silent Book Club: [email protected]
For more info and for updates, make sure to keep an eye on the event page on Facebook.
Theko Boshomane presents his latest body of work titled "Fragile" at the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg this July. Boshomane uses his artistic practice to self-heal and overcome the childhood trauma of being bullied. "Fragile" explores the influence of these formative years in his social interactions, spiritual and emotional experiences on his adult life. His work is based in open and imaginary worlds, inviting the viewer to seek to observe and indulge in the process of soul healing.
So, visit the Goethe-Institut to explore the "Fragile"exhibition and engage in a healing process facilitated by art and imagination.
The exhibition opens on Wednesday, 31 July 2019 at 18:00 - 20:00.
Goethe-Institut Johannesburg, 119 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Johannesburg.
Entrance to the gallery is free.
Follow the event organisers on Facebook for further details.
Contact them on 076 011 3257 or via email at [email protected]
The Goethe-Institut remastered Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s immersive epic, Berlin Alexanderplatz in 2007. The controversial fifteen-hour film follows the hulking, childlike ex-convict Franz Biberkopf (Günter Lamprecht). Amid the corrosive urban landscape of 1920s Weimar-era Germany, he attempts to "become an honest soul". With equal parts cynicism and humanity, Fassbinder's epic details a mammoth portrait of a common man struggle to survive. The 14-part miniseries was originally broadcast in 1980. Watch it over the coming months at The Goethe-Institut South Africa's monthly film screening events.
Berlin Alexanderplatz is in German with English subtitles. Entrance to the screening is free, with drinks and snacks being served.
Monday, 29 July 2019 at 19:00 - 22:00.
Goethe Institut South Africa, 119 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Johannesburg.
Entrance is free. But, please RSVP to [email protected] by Friday, 26 July 2019.
For more information, visit their website, or follow them on social media:
Facebook - facebook.com/goethe.joburg
Contact them on +27 11 442 3232 or via email at [email protected]