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September 2017

COMMUNITIES, MUSEUMS AND MODERN SOUTH AFRICAN HERITAGE

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sophiatown the Mix, 71 Toby Street
Sophiatown, JHB,Gauteng2092South Africa
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9 Sept 2017

Spend Heritage Month in Sophiatown! We offer a vibrant venue which is run by young South Africans inspired by Sophiatown’s heritage and committed to creating new possibilities for tomorrow. We have two exceptional buildings encapsulating both historic and contemporary Sophiatown linked by a charming garden, and a team offering authentic South African hospitality. We offer cultural experiences throughout the year, from live jazz encounters, theatre performances, book launches and screenings. We open the month on Saturday 9th September with a…

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19 DAYS IN SEPTEMBER: a chronicle of the death of Steve Biko

September 12 @ 9:00 am - October 14 @ 4:00 pm
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Sophiatown National Heritage House is hosting a special exhibition marking the 40th anniversary of the death and immediate aftermath of the murder of Steve Biko by security police in South Africa in September 1977 Dates:  Tuesday 12th SEPTEMBER at noon UNTIL 14 October 2017 and is free to visit.  In partnership with the Donald Woods Foundation Venue: Sophiatown National Heritage House Opening hours:  Monday - Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm, but check website for details as times change to accommodate other…

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Sof’town Urban Experience Tour

September 16 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sophiatown the Mix, 71 Toby Street
Sophiatown, JHB,Gauteng2092South Africa
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Come and encounter the magic of Sophiatown’s historically significant and vibrant yesteryear through our Sof’town Urban Experience Tour and get a taste of Sophiatown today, with our fascinating interactive personal experience, hosted by expert guides. Combine a bite sized heritage visit to the 1930’s home of Dr Xuma with a walking tour of this historic multicultural suburb. From learning about the Sophiatown legends who shaped our history, to dancing to the rhythm of the Sof’town beat, then hearing the stories…

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Open Community Encounters – Our stories in pictures

September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sophiatown the Mix, 71 Toby Street
Sophiatown, JHB,Gauteng2092South Africa
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Let’s doodle together Come doodle with us on 23 September 2017 to have fun, connect and make our mark as a community that cares and shares. This month, Open Community Encounters joins hands with Night of a 1000 Drawings, to gift our stories, for a good cause. With the theme, Our stories in pictures, we will explore together how the telling of a story embeds itself as a picture in the mind of our listener. When we tell a story, we…

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October 2017

Community movie screening ‘Cry Freedom’

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sophiatown the Mix, 71 Toby Street
Sophiatown, JHB,Gauteng2092South Africa
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Cry freedom

Sophiatown National Heritage House is hosting a Free community movie screening of ‘Cry Freedom’. This 1987 South African drama directed by Richard Attenborough, set in late-1970s apartheid era South Africa, centres on the real-life events involving black activist Steve Biko and his friend Donald Woods.  The screenplay is based on a pair of books by Woods written after his own escape into exile. The screening complements the current Steve Biko exhibition showing until 1 November, marking 40 years since Biko’s…

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