Guest: Qarnita Loxton
John is joined by Qarnita Loxton's to discuss her new book, Being Dianne. It is the fourth instalment in Qarnita’s much loved Being-series: Being Kari, Being Lily, Being Shelley and now, Being Dianne. Each novel can be enjoyed as a stand-alone.
Guest:Violinist Elinor Speirs brings her unique violin talent and charisma in to The Cape Talk studio to give John a sneak peak to the creative performance that you can expect at The 2021 Jazz & Classical Encounters Festival Vol 3.
There is something amazing that happens when cultures converge. There is surprise and enchantment, chaos and dispute, but in the end, there is always something new. That is where violinist Elinor Speirs likes to set up residence - at the cusp of the conversation.
The progeny of a viking and a celt, raised at the southern tip of Africa with ashkenazi jewish heritage, it was almost inevitable that Elinor would flee the constraints of the orchestra and join the fire and dance of improvised music. Versatility and flair for style have ensured her place in musical genres across the board.
Guest: David Higgs- South African chefLISTEN TO PODCAST
Guest: Prof Wolfgang Preiser | Professor and Head at Division of Medical Virology, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences Stellenbosch UniversityLISTEN TO PODCAST
John's bookshelf this week:
The Book of Magic Alice Hoffman
Silverview; John le Carre
Before and Laughter; A life changing book Jimmy Carr
The Storyteller Tales of Life and Music; Dave Grohl
Guest: Antony John Phillipson, The British High Commissioner to South Africa to discuss the UK Red list Update that has been made today.LISTEN TO PODCAST
Guest: Alan Winde | Premier at Western Cape GovernmentLISTEN TO PODCAST
Guest: acclaimed theatre director and designer, Fred Abrahams, to celebrate the launch of Yukio Mishima’s THE LADY AOI.
Having played to standing ovations and critical acclaim in the USA in 2014 and 2019, Abrahamse & Meyer Productions are thrilled to announce that their celebrated production of Yukio Mishima’s modern Noh masterpiece THE LADY AOI has finally come home to the Mother City.
Guest: Daily Maverick Journalist Tembile Sgqolane to discuss the controversial Shell Seismic Study.
Marine activists in the Eastern Cape have voiced their anger after Shell announced that it will start a three-dimensional seismic survey in search of oil and gas deposits from Morgan Bay to Port St Johns starting on December
Shell has appointed Shearwater GeoServices to conduct the survey, which will last from four to five months and cover 6,011km² of ocean surface. The survey area is located more than 20km from the coast, with its closest point in water depths ranging between 700m and 3km.
Guest: South Africa's musical icons, Des Linberg, to discuss the moving literary memoir that has been published this month to recount the musical legacy and unique journey that he shared with his late wife, Dawn Linberg.
The original biography manuscript 'Des & Dawn; Every Day is an Opening Night; Our Journey Together' was completed before the tragic loss of Dawn in December 2020. The book now stands in honour of her life, telling the tale of two pioneers of South African entertainment in their own words.