SoundSelect Competition

Congratulations to Livia Fourie and Marilise Odendaal They are the lucky winners  in the SoundSelect competition. They will receive their own ZOOM Q2HD Handy Video Recorders worth R3 299 each.   SoundSelect wants to give back to their loyal …

Adult colouring books

They are just like colouring books for children, only more intricately designed. Sales-wise, adult colouring books performed so-so until someone had the brilliant idea of attaching to them slogans such as “your daily dose of Zen”, “de-stress and …

Best new TV shows 2016

Here’s what we’re most excited to watch.     Sherlock: The Abominable Bride Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs   Summary: "The Abominable Bride" is a special 90-minute …

Tools for drawing

There are various tools that you will need to invest in before you can start drawing.   First, you need something to draw with. Pencils come in different  graphite grading scales, known as the HB scales.  All pencils have numbers and letters …

How to DJ like a pro

Do you have time over the weekends? Have you been thinking about how to make extra cash with the one thing you love the most – music? Ever thought you will stand on the stage and control a crowd with your own music? Something you created? Have you …

Highly anticipated movies of 2016

Movies are a way to escape, to enter another dimension and for some a great way to spend a date night. The best of them also make us think and stay with us for a long time. With the 2016 releases already off to a captivating start, there are still a …

Dru Blair – a brief extrospective

  Have look at the image on the right. Take a closer look.   You can be forgiven for thinking it is a photograph. The pores of the skin are so clear, the eyes are so lucid that surely only a digital medium could capture such definition? …

How to read more

"Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed and some few to be chewed and digested."  Sir Francis Bacon   Books are incredible things. Unlike movies or music, which are both passive channels, reading requires active participation of …

The subtle appeal of drawings

Though never in the forefront of the visual arts world, drawings have been a steady favourite from the time humans first made linear marks on cave walls.   As simple as this art form is, it still manages to evade strict definitions. Basically, a …

The magic of Adele

You must remember her from  when she went Chasing Pavements on her first album 19, published in 2008. Then she moved onto Rolling in the Deep with her second album 21, published in 2011.   Then Adele disappeared for a while.   Only to …