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KickstArt’s Winnie the Pooh

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 30 June to 17 July...read more

KickstArt presents Winnie the Pooh over the July school holidays - an enchanting, episodic retelling of A.A. Milne’s classic and widely loved stories of Christopher Robin and his loveable menagerie of colourful animal friends and their adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood.

Winnie the Pooh stars Rowan Bartlett as the much-beloved bear, and Belinda Henwood as his nervous side-kick, Piglet. Others in the cast include Liesl Coppin as bossy but motherly Kanga, and Luca Tarboton (Annie in KickstArt’s 2014 production of Annie) as her mischievous off-spring, Roo. Bryan Hiles plays Tigger, Roo’s bouncy partner in crime, and Nhlakanipho Manqele plays all-knowing Owl, with Anthony Stonier as ever-efficient Rabbit. Peter Court plays doleful donkey Eeyore, and also directs this production. Set and costume design is by Greg King.

The production rehearses from 7 June and will perform at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on UKZN campus Winnie the Pooh runs from 30 June to 17 July, with performances at 2.30pm Tues-Sun and 7pm Fri. No babes in arms, or children under three. Book for all the 2016 KickstArt productions at Computicket: www.computicket.co.za. For block bookings contact Ailsa Windsor of Going Places: editor.goingplacessa@gmail.com, or 083 250 2690.
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KickstArt’s Winnie the Pooh

Operation Smile Fundraiser: 2 July at 2.30pm...read more

Contact Khushma at khushj@yahoo.com or Geeta at geeta@ion.co.za for tickets: R160 Operation Smile is an organisation that provides free cleft lip and cleft palate operations to children and adults throughout Southern and Central Africa
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SUPPER THEATRE / MUSICAL REVUES

Let There Be Love

DBN - 42 Cunningham Rd, Durban: 17 – 26 June
PMB - Allan Wilson Shellhole, Pietermaritzburg: 10 July
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Let There Be Love with the Gee Jays: John Didlick, Gary McKenzie and Grant Bell.

Venue opens 90 minutes before show for picnic dinner

In a world of injustice, corruption and hatred, The Gee Jays thought it was time for us all to lighten up a little, and so to this end have compiled a light hearted look at all things we call Love. Let There Be Love is a light hearted musical comedy compilation of love songs from all eras and genres.

Book at Computicket or phone or email Roland for bookings. Email : roland@stansell.za.net
events.durbantheatre.com / Cell 082 499 8636 . Booking for Aliwal Umkomaas with Barbara: W 039 973 1105 Cell 083 778 1469
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Little Red Riding Hood

Rhumbelow Dbn: 42 Cunningham Rd 28 June – 16 July...read more

Once upon a time.. There was a young girl called Red...Who lived in a magical land called... Westville??!!

Join the AUC these school holidays for a new fairy tale, told in a way you’ve never seen it before! Little Red’s Grandma is sick... And she has to travel to Grandma’s house to bring her a nice hot bunny chow! But there’s a Big Bad Wolf waiting... Who will get to Grandma’s House first? Will Little Red be able to resist the temptations of straying from the path? Will the Big Bad Wolf have his way and end up with a full belly? The only way you’ll ever know is by coming to the Rhumbelow Theatre, to watch this award-winning company’s latest children’s theatre offering! Starring Marc Kay and Tess Tjasink, “Little Red” is sure to be a family favourite!

There will be a short workshop after the show, where the audience will learn a few basic techniques of miming and physical theatre. (run by the performers, and at no extra cost!) Snacks and juices are on sale.

Book at Computicket or phone or email Roland for bookings. Email : roland@stansell.za.net events.durbantheatre.com / Cell 082 499 8636
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This is the Seventies

Tatham Art Gallery, Pmb on Thursday, June 23 at 7 pm...read more

There will be a special fundraising performance of the popular musical theatre show, This is the Seventies, at the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg at 6.30 pm for 7 pm on Thursday, June 23.

Erin Fourie, Sandra Styles, Daniel Rossouw, and Brandon Bosch revisit the Seventies – the “Me” decade – a period of great changes in the music scene, when icons were made, horizons were stretched and musicians broke out of their boxes and went where their dreams (and substances) took them.

This is the Seventies aims to raise money for the Friends of Tatham Art Gallery (Fotag), which helps the Tatham to acquire new works for its permanent collection. It will take the form of a picnic supper evening, so bring along food but no drinks, or order the buffet from Rob at Cafe Tatham at 033 342 8327. There will be a cash bar, again in aid of Fotag funds. Tables and chairs will be provided.

Doors open at 6.15 pm and tickets are R125 per person (seating at tables of four or more). To book send an SMS, WhatsApp or call 083 417 4473 or email chris@fotag.co.za Space is limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. All bookings will be confirmed.
Secure parking is available next to the gallery in Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermaritzburg.
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MUSIC

KZN Philharmonic Winter Symphony Series

Concert Six: Durban City Hall: 23 June at 7.30pm...read more

The Winter Season of the 2016 World Symphony Series comes to a close on 23 June with an evening of Bach, Mozart and Beethoven. Carlos Izcaray is on the podium conducting a programme which begins with Mozart’s “Haffner” Symphony. The soloist for the evening is Zimbabwean American violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama performing both Bach’s Concerto for Viola and one of her own compositions. The original concerto she will be performing, entitled Sonoran Storm, will be a world premiere.

The season closes with Beethoven’s Symphony No.8

For more information, contact 031 369 9438 or email bookings@kznphil.org.za
Additional information and updates can be found on the KZN Philharmonic’s website, www.kznphil.org.za and Facebook pages.
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KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic in Kloof

St Agnes Church, Kloof: Thursday, June 30 at 7.30pm...read more

THE KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing at St Agnes Church in Abelia Road, Kloof at 7.30 pm on Thursday, June 30.

Hosted in association with Christopher Duigan’s Music Revival, the KZN Philharmonic - slightly reduced to 40 players for this intimate setting – will play Ludwig van Beethoven’s youthful, celebratory Symphony No 2 and Piano Concerto No 3.

Pietermaritzburg-based Duigan, who is regarded as one of South Africa's foremost concert pianists, is the soloist in the piano concerto; and the principal clarinettist of the orchestra, Junnan Sun, will be feature in the serene 'Adagio' from Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, as popularised in the film Out of Africa. American Daniel Walshaw, who also acts as the orchestra's artistic administrator, will conduct the orchestra.

Tickets for the concert - which is part of a monthly concert series at the venue - are R150. Booking is essential. Phone the church at 031 764 2037 or email booking@musicrevival.co.za. For more information on the concert visit www.musicrevival.co.za.
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ART

There Are Places I Remember

DAG: now open..read more

Exhibition art projects 2016 and 2017 between the sister cities Bremen/Germany and Durban/South Africa

Working with the subject of art and memory, 11 visual artists from Bremen focus on places in Bremen, each of which –apart from the tourist attractions in the city– has a special meaning for the corresponding artist. The involved artists had previously taken part in various ways in the Culture-Exchange project The Designing of the Concordia Tunnel 2012 realized between the two cities. The artists’ work on the theme by utilizing various media: painting, photography, printing, installation, collage and video. The results are on currently on an exhibition at the Durban Art Gallery.
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“The Other People’s Film Festival”

A mini film-festival to Commemorate World Refugee Day From 20 – 27 June..read more

The 20 June is World Refugee Day and Refugee Social Services is commemorating through organising The “ Other” people’s Film Festival over the week of the 20 -27 June 2016.

RSS will be hosting an event and a screening of “Finding Mercy “on Monday 20 at Diakonia Centre at 10am and again with the EThekwini Municipality at 6pm.

The focus this year will be on creating awareness around the stories of forced migration and refugees and aims to promote dignity, respect, understanding, tolerance and human rights for all people. Venues across Durban will partner Refugee Social Services, by screening local and international films on the realities and experiences faced by refugees and migrants all over the world.

For more information, call 031-310 3578 or email admin@refugeesocialservices.co.za
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HOLIDAY

Musgrave Methodist Church Holiday Club

27 June- 1 July...read more

Musgrave Methodist Church invites you to bring your little ones to join their Holiday Club from the 27th July to 1st June. The Holiday Club accommodates children from Grade R to Grade 7.

The Holiday Club is jam packed with fun and interactive activities and with this year’s theme being Disney’s Ratatouille you can expect tons of games, puppets, stories and entertainment with a French flair everyday from 8am to 12pm.

Cost: A suggested donation of R10 a day. Refreshments: A snack of sandwiches, biscuits, juice and fruit will be served each day.
For more information or to book your space contact Greg or Debi on: 031 201 2005 Musgrave Methodist Church, 237 Musgrave Road, Berea
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INDUSTRY NEWS

New dance and theatre network in KZN

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We are starting a new dance and theatre network in KZN. If you are interested in being on the database please email jayshree@jzee.co.za

The intention is to create work for artists and network you with others in the industry. There will be an official meeting in July. Please forward to all actors and dancers.

Karen Hepplethwaite: JZEE Entertainment: 078 118 0937 / 031 826 5585/031 826 6820 (office hours)
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ART & CRAFT

Request for material to make art

Umcebo Design is making various large art-works and needs recycled materials. They are looking for:...read more

1. Empty 2l ice cream containers.
2. Old / dud CD's.
3. Any leftover wire (any thickness).
4. Second hand cutters, players (any wirework tool).
5. Broken costume jewellery.

If you have any to donate – please contact Robin Opperman or Ujala Sewpersad. Their studio is in Glenwood, opposite the KZNSA Gallery – they would love it if you could pop them by the studio - they are 171 Bulwer Road.

Robin Opperman. Director - Umcebo Design - www.umcebodesign.co.za / Cell: 083 793 3408 / Email: robin@umcebodesign.co.za / Facebook: Umcebo Design | Umcebo Trust.
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MARKETS and FAIRS

Essenwood Craft Market

Essenwood park: Every Sat: 9am – 2pm ...read more

Essenwood Craft Market - one of the region’s pioneer arts, craft, fashion, gifts, food and collectables markets – is gearing itself up for the summer specials by offering visitors a comprehensive selection of wonderful gift ideas and a cosy place to enjoy a leisurely Saturday morning al-fresco brunch. “We want to ensure that the market’s focus is firmly family-friendly,” considers the market’s Cyan Brown, “We are situated in a park environment with a functioning play area which is perfect for children to run around. To complement this, we have free pony rides, and feature weekly child-focused activities – be it fire-engine rides; fair-ground attractions; face-painting and children’s games,” she said.

The stalls will be gearing-up to cater for non-commercial, affordable, gift options: books; music; jewellery; decor items; clothing; accessories; plants; fresh flowers; health and beauty products; edible treats; original artwork; crafted goods and children’s wear and accessories. The market offers more than a hundred different specialist stalls.

Tel: 031 208 1264
Fax: 086 615 5734
Cell: 082 460 0625 / 082 558 6611
email info@essenwoodmarket.com.
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SOCIAL JUSTICE

Thursdays In Black:

Supporting a world without rape and violence - Diakonia Council of Churches – every Thursday
Women and men are encouraged to wear black every Thursday to raise awareness around issues of gender justice, violence against women and children, and corrective rape...read more

This campaign, which was launched in South Africa by the Diakonia Council of Churches during the 16 Days of Activism Campaign at the end of 2008, is an ongoing drive to raise awareness and encourage people to work towards a world without rape and violence against women and children. The World Health Organisation's statistics in 2009 indicated that every 15 seconds a woman is raped in South Africa. We say this is unacceptable.

For more info, contact Diakonia Council of Churches: 031 310 3500. Visit Diakonia's website www.diakonia.org.za or like their facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/tibatdiakonia
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"Publicity Matters supports Thursday in Black - wear black every Thursday to raise awareness around issues of gender justice, violence against women and children, and corrective rape."