Sophiatown – the Mix is an initiative of registered non-profit company the Trevor Huddleston Memorial Centre – a 15 year strong organisation dedicated to the legacy of Fr Huddleston for a society where everyone has dignity and discrimination is unknown.
the Mix is a new cultural, heritage and enterprise space in historic Sophiatown. In this historic suburb you will find three national heritage sites and a rich programme of cultural activities from live jazz, literary events, walking heritage tours, art exhibitions and much more.
Sophiatown was historically famous particularly for its racially-mixed community, and from the early 1930s until its destruction under apartheid legislation in 1955, Sophiatown was a celebrated freehold and a hive of intellectual, artistic, religious and political activity. It was the first area in South Africa to feel the force of apartheid’s Native Resettlement Act and Group Areas segregation. You can read more about it here.
VALENTINE’S DAY IN SOPHIATOWN SUNDAY, 14 FEBUARY 2016 AT 17h30.
A special evening with Dorothy Masuku just for couples.
An intimate acoustic experience with legendary musicians
in historic Sophiatown
– not to be missed!
For more information click here for Events
HUGH MASEKELA’S BOOK LAUNCH
South African Jazz artist Hugh Masekela has re-launched “Still Grazing” the musical journey of Hugh Masekela. The book was first launched in 2004
Mr Masekela appreciating the support and signing copies of his book for his supporters
JAZZ ENCOUNTERS 2016
The great South African vocalist Pinise Saul, known as the “Queen of African Jazz” rocked the stage of the mix.
Great support from jazz legends Dorothy Masuku and Thandi Klaasen.
Exhibition highlights historical work
The Dr Alfred Xuma art and book exhibition is a tribute to an icon who made history in South Africa.To read more click here or you can also view more about heritage by visiting our heritage page Heritage.
Walking Tours of Sophiatown can be booked Monday-Saturday on 011 673 1271 / 083 550 7130 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. A tour leaves the Heritage Centre at 11h00 every Saturday. Click here for more information about our tours.
Our monthly Jazz encounters are not to be missed – only R110 in advance or R120 on the door for live and close up interaction with the music – just like the old days. Find us on the last Friday in the month: details here, or on our Facebook page.
We invite you to join the conversation. Join us in a dialogue about the issues that lie close to your heart. This platform is providing a space and structure for people from different neighborhoods and communities to connect and share thoughts, ideas and possibilities.To read more click here.
VENUE HIRE AT SOPHIATOWN THE MIX
The spaces are available for private hire with the profits going to support the cultural work and youth training so you can feel great about spending money at this venue.
There are four main spaces ideal for book launches, product sampling, corporate hospitality with Sophiatown themed music, musicians or theatre performers; auditions, rehearsals and even weddings or ceremonies can be hosted, from 20 up to 140 people comfortably seated for dinner.
Sophiatown Past and Present
You can come along to any of our listed events and tell us how you are connected to this iconic area, which includes historic links to Fietas, Westbury, Coronationville, Martindale, Newlands and Newclare as well as Soweto, Lenasia and Fordsburg. Historic Sophiatown features in countless books, poems, films, theatre and music. Today we invite everyone to be part of making history, right now here in Sof’town.