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Sandi Durnford-Slater

Sandi is at heart a 'village girl' from the Eastern Cape, but she has been living in London since 2001. Sandi studied film at the University of Westminster and is a freelance film and theatre critic, blogger and writer. Apart from all things 'story' related, her clandestine specialist subject is 'barges'. Why? You might very well ask. Sandi works part time at the family business - shipbrokers - doing their web copy, advertising and marketing. Sandi runs a film club in West London called 'Aliens and Others'. Married to an Englishman, she considers herself to be Anglo-African - very much at home in both countries.

South African Couple Celebrate Award-Winning Sparkling Wine in the UK

By Sandi Durnford-Slater 04-12-16 15:27

While down south in Franschoek this weekend sees the annual Cap Classique and Champagne Festival, South African expats Bruce and Sibylla Tindale are flying the flag high in the northern hemisphere with English sparkling wine that’s winning awards and drawing praise from top wine critics… Christmas festivities began early this year in the Surrey Hills, UK, […]

South Africans Bring Spectacular Play to London Stage

By Sandi Durnford-Slater 20-10-16 09:55

South African theatre group, Isango Ensemble, is no stranger to the London stage. In 2013 they performed Venus and Adonis entirely in Xhosa at the Globe Theatre to rave reviews. They are back in London this year with their latest production, A Man of Good Hope, which is at The Young Vic until 12th of […]

Debate: Should the Global Sale of Rhino Horn be Legalised?

By Sandi Durnford-Slater 15-08-16 18:50

The rhino horn is the conservation ‘Horn of the Dilemma’… According to UK museum keeper Paolo Viscardi: “A rumour that Traditional Asian Medicine containing powdered rhino horn could treat and prevent cancer (has resulted in), aside from the poaching of rhinoceros, the black market interest in taxidermy and cultural artefacts made from rhino horn (and) in […]

Your Destination Wedding? Wildly Romantic Venues on the Wild Coast…

By Sandi Durnford-Slater 27-10-16 14:56

Congratulations on your engagement. You’ve clinked champagne glasses, changed your Facebook status, now begins the quest to please everyone – including your father’s half sister’s aunt Betty who, having sent you R50 for your birthday every year since birth, expects to be invited. But what do you want? Have you considered a ‘destination wedding’? People all over […]