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Hope@PaulCluver: Announcing the 2015/16 Line-Up!

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by Emily House, Creative Producer at Hope@PaulCluver
The mornings are getting lighter, summer is just around the corner and it’s with a big HURRAH that we can announce our programme for the third season of Hope@PaulCluver.

We've got a spectacular variety of performances in store for you this season! Afro-Pop faves Freshlyground will be getting the party started in mid-November, followed later in the season by Afrikaans heartthrob Bobby Van Jaarsveld. In the New Year, we welcome The Parlotones, Nataniel and Karen Zoid + Francois Van Coke to the stage, each with their own signature repertoire. This season we are also bringing you some hilariously provocative comedy from Chester Missing + Conrad Koch as well as contemporary opera – the kind that’s not just limited to the black-tie brigade – with UCT’s acclaimed interpretation of Mozart’s no.1 ladies’ man, Don Giovanni. Plus, on Valentine’s Day, we are screening Baz Lurhmann’s epic romance, Moulin Rouge.

We are proud to announce a new…

School of Hope: Inspiration from the Heart Museum

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by Trevor Petersen, Educator at School of Hope

This September, we were able to visit the Groote Schuur Hospital Heart Museum with several of our students - a site of particular significance in South Africa where the first heart transplant in the world took place in 1967. Being at the museum really brought home the reality that, as South Africans, we need to hold on to the courage we have and not lose hope in the face of globalisation and our reality as a developing country because we do have a lot to be proud of in this nation.
Professor Chris Barnard 's achievement in 1967 was an extra-ordinary one - he was the first doctor in the world to perform a heart transplant on a human being and also the first doctor to perform a kidney transplant on the continent of Africa. We can and should be proud of this important South African figure and continue to inspire one another on our journey of development and new discoveries.

When making these advances in science and medicine, Professor Bar…