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A formidable creative team and eight-member cast has been assembled to recount the story of South African soldiers trapped on the SS Mendi as it sank in British waters during World War I in 1917. The script is based on the novel Black Valour by Norman Clothier.

Narrated through African elements, sounds and movements, Did We Dance: Ukutshona ko Mendi, is written by Lara Foot, directed by Mandla Mbothwe and developed by the company, and features Warona Seane, Bongo Nkani, Owen Manamela-Mogane, Thando Doni, Apollo Ntshoko, Bongile Mantsai, Mongezi Ncwadi and Xolani Ngesi.

The production sails into Cape Town following a highly successful premiere in King William’s Town, in October last year. It brings together a talented team that recreates moments from our history that speak of the bravery of the men.

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The competition is owned by two UK institutions that pride themselves on revealing and championing the diversity of life on Earth – the Natural History Museum and BBC Wildlife Magazine – and is brought to South Africa by NHU AFRICA in partnership with Iziko Museums.
Being placed in this competition is something that wildlife photographers, worldwide, aspire to. Professionals win many of the prizes, but amateurs succeed too. And that is because achieving the perfect picture combines skill, vision, originality, knowledge of nature, and luck. Each year the thousands of entries are judged by a specially selected expert panel.

The exhibition offers an extraordinary insight into the beauty, drama and diversity of the natural world.

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This Autumn, the Lovell Gallery in Woodstock brings you a series of exhibitions to pique your interest.

Don’t miss the following:

1 March – 14 April: 'Arno Plus+'
Arno Carstens brings his love for painting to the fore for the first time in his first solo exhibition. Visitors to the gallery can enjoy Carstens’ visual and vocal talent in a unique "art plus music; Arno plus friends" experience. On canvas, Arno has collaborated with friends Beezy Bailie, Jack Mantis, Barend de Wet and Marinda Swartz, and in live unplugged performances every friday evening Arno jams with Jon Savage, The Plastics, Mr Cat and The Jackal, Karen Zoid, Taxi Violence, Jack Mantis, Xander Ferreira (Gazelle), Zolani (Freshly Ground), Shadowclub, and Ashtray Electric .

24 April – 19 May: Tanisha Bhana, ‘Transience’.
Destruction naturally breeds creation and, in creating, we often destroy. Her work employs a fascination in deliberately destroying digital images in order to create aged, dreamlike visions of futuristic landscapes, to place the viewer in the position of looking back at our future. The reception evening will be on 26 April and all are welcome.

22 May – 16 June: Neill Wright.
In 2007, Neill graduated with distinction to a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art (Honours), at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, with a major in new media. His production then, looked particularly at the social products of contemporary society from a global as well as South African perspective. This exploration was taken further and similar themes were covered as part of his overall body of work required for obtaining the degree, Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art, which he graduated with in 2009, majoring in printmaking. Opening reception is 24 May and all are welcome.

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