Mamba Republic

31st January, 2017|Theatre|

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 16 May – 4 June They’re back, and bookings have just opened for the hottest show in town, delighting audiences with their third production in the Mamba comedy trilogy: Mamba Republic comes to Durban’s Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 16 May until 4 June. Mamba Republic is a rapid-paced satirical sketch-comedy soon to [...]

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Point Yacht Club Wrap Up Bar Anniversary

30th January, 2017|Sport|

Harbour: Saturday 28 January It was a tough day on the water for the majority of sailors competing in the Point Yacht Club’s Bar Anniversary pursuit race that took place in the bay on Saturday, but the duo of Campbell Alexander and Jeremy Kriek stormed to the finish line claiming their hard-earned victory. Kriek, one [...]

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Lindi Ngonelo Quintet at The Jazzy Rainbow

26th January, 2017|Uncategorized|

Saturday 18th February This performance by the Lindi Ngonelo Quintet at The Jazzy Rainbow is part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit which aims to foster a love and support for live music in our communities, as well as anchor small and medium sized venues in urban and rural Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape. [...]

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The Return of Keyboard Killers

26th January, 2017|Music, Theatre|

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 28 February – 5 March Ian von Memerty returns to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre in Durban with his fabulous latest offering, Keyboard Killers from 28 February – 5 March 2017. Von Memerty takes eight of the greats - Stevie Wonder, Noel Coward, John Legend, Irving Berlin, Freddy Mercury, Fats Waller, Cole Porter [...]

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Point Yacht Club Vasco da Gama Yacht Race Fifth Entry Received

25th January, 2017|Sport|

  Durban: Saturday 22 April The fifth entry has just been received for the upcoming Vasco da Gama yacht race being hosted by the Point Yacht Club, with the Commodore for the club, Craig Millar entering his team. The race that starts offshore of Durban on Saturday 22 April, heads down beyond the Wild Coast [...]

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Largest Privately Funded Piece of Public Art in KZN Revealed

24th January, 2017|Art, Other|

DURBAN: An enormous piece of permanent public art, depicting the late Anton Lembede has been installed on the corner of Anton Lembede Street (formerly Smith Street) and Six Durban Club Place to mark the start of the regeneration of Durban Club Place, a dedicated professional and legal quarter in central Durban. The artwork, entitled Anton [...]

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Mrubata/Hauser Project at The Rainbow

20th January, 2017|Music|

Sunday 12 February The Rainbow and Concerts SA proudly present the Mrubata/Hauser Project. This collaboration came to life through a friendship which began in Switzerland when McCoy Mrubata and Mark Hauser were introduced by their mutual friend Mark Roth. The two Saxophone players hit it off immediately and over the years embarked on a project [...]

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Kgethi Nkotsi Quartet at The Jazzy Rainbow

19th January, 2017|Music|

Saturday 4 February This performance by the Kgethi Nkotsi Quartet at The Jazzy Rainbow is part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit which aims to foster a love and support for live music in our communities, as well as anchor small and medium sized venues in urban and rural Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape. [...]

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Shabaka and the Ancestors at The Rainbow

19th January, 2017|Music|

Sunday 5 February The Rainbow and Concerts SA kick off The Rainbow’s 2017 music program with a massive treat. Shabaka and the Ancestors is a musical collaboration between UK based Shabaka Hutchings and the cream of contempory Jazz in SA. The band released their album Wisdom of the Elders in September 2016 and since then [...]

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Point Yacht Club Hobie Epic

17th January, 2017|Sport|

  Richards Bay to Durban: Friday 10 – Sunday 12February Two extreme sailors from Point Yacht Club head off to Richards Bay early in February to participate in the seventh Hobie Epic that sees a small fleet chasing down to Durban on their catamarans. Struan Campbell and Murray May will be pushing the limits in [...]

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Swati jazz vocalist Zoe The Seed at Luthuli Museum in Groutville

17th January, 2017|Music|

Friday 27 January In association with Concerts SA and Luthuli Museum, iSupport Music Business presents Zoe The Seed Live in concert. Zoe The Seed and her band will visit Luthuli Museum in Groutville on Friday 27 January. Zoe The seed is a qualified jazz vocalist based in Durban. Most of her compositions consist of her [...]

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Young vocalist Zethe at Seaman’s Corner in Hammarsdale

17th January, 2017|Music|

Saturday 28 January In association with Concerts SA, iSupport Music Business presents Zethe Live in concert. Zethe and her band will visit Seaman’s Corner in Hammarsdale on Saturday 28 January. Zethe (Zethembiso Mdletshe) is a Afro/soul/Jazz vocalist based in Durban. She has a degree in Music, majoring in Jazz from University of KwaZulu-Natal. She has [...]

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Point Yacht Club Beer and Bunny on the Bay

16th January, 2017|Music, Sport|

  Harbour: Saturday 28 January In a slight case of history repeating itself, the Point Yacht Club is looking forward to its next big event in their 125th birthday celebrations, the Beer and Bunny on the Bay on Saturday 28 January. Coinciding with the annual pursuit race, the Bar Anniversary Cup, the afternoon festivities will [...]

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Dear Cadres of Comedy,

16th January, 2017|Other|

Dear Cadres of Comedy, Saturday Night Live has unleashed a new skit on their President-Elect's recent press conflagration. Within minutes The Donald once again rose to the occasion and tweeted his displeasure and his disgust, among the rotary of familiar monosyllabic retorts. So let it be broadcast across the globe and into the clouds:  the [...]

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Wrap Up Point Yacht Club Flying Fifteen Match Racing

15th January, 2017|Sport|

Point Yacht Club Flying Fifteen Match Racing Harbour: Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 January Patrick Harris and Jeremy Kriek added yet another trophy to their expansive collection with their unbeaten performance in the Flying Fifteen Match Racing hosted by Point Yacht Club this weekend in the bay. The team who have been sailing together on [...]

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ActorWize Professional Acting Course for Film and TV

12th January, 2017|Music|

  Classes by Rajesh Gopie Thekwini College:  2 Feb – 2 March 2017 Respected actor, playwright, director, producer and qualified acting teacher, Rajesh Gopie, will be running a professional acting course for film and TV as part of his ActorWize programme from 2 Feb  - 2 March 2017 at Thekwini College. Created by Rajesh Gopie, [...]

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Melvin Peters Quartet at The Jazzy Rainbow

12th January, 2017|Music|

Friday 20 January This performance by the Melvin Peters Quartet at The Jazzy Rainbow is part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit which aims to foster a love and support for live music in our communities, as well as anchor small and medium sized venues in urban and rural Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape. [...]

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Volley Nchabeleng presents in Botswana ‘Africa, My Home’

12th January, 2017|Music|

Press Release - For Immediate Release Johannesburg, 10th January 2017 In association with Concerts SA, outstanding Johannesburg-based percussionist Volley Nchabeleng is embarking on ‘Africa, My Home’ tour. This tour will see Volley head workshops at various schools in Gaborone during the second half of January, develop and rehearse new work with local artists, and perform [...]

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Free open air beach theatre festival! Fresha Fest!

11th January, 2017|Theatre|

  North Beach, Durban: 20, 21, 22 January 2017 The Fresha Festival is a brand new free fun family al-fresco theatre festival to be staged for the first time on Durban’s North Beach for three days on 20, 21 and 22 January. Festival Director Emma Durden considered: “What could be more quintessentially Durban than a [...]

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Vuyo Mjindi Sextet at The Jazzy Rainbow

10th January, 2017|Music|

Sat 14 January  This performance by the Vuyo Mjindi Sextet at The Jazzy Rainbow is part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit which aims to foster a love and support for live music in our communities, as well as anchor small and medium sized venues in urban and rural Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape. [...]

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SPAR KZN School Girls Hockey Challenge 2017 Dates

9th January, 2017|Sport|

The annual SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge kicks off for its seventh edition with the first of ten regionals taking place in February. The hockey tournament that travels throughout KwaZulu Natal for its regionals, sees close on 80 schoolgirls’ first teams competing with each of the regional finalist travelling through to the Grand Finals [...]

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2017: And so it starts….

9th January, 2017|Art Matters|

Illa Thompson Column 102 January 2017  So – it’s January. Intuitively I want to bang on about how New Years’ resolutions should include a commitment to engage with more original art this year: to catch regular theatre shows; sample some of the phenomenal live music which the region has on offer: from the sublime KZN [...]

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Point Yacht Club Flying Fifteen Match Racing

9th January, 2017|Sport|

Harbour: 14 and 15 January Matching racing returns to the bay this weekend, with the Flying Fifteen Match Racing hosted by Point Yacht Club. The fun bursts of sailing will see eight double-handed teams taking to the water on both Saturday and Sunday in the bay. Four boats will be utilised for the duration of [...]

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Ancient Agents, instrumental interplay between world-class musicians

4th January, 2017|Music|

In association with Concerts SA, Ancient Agents will be touring South Africa for two weeks in early 2017. With musical influences from Africa, India and Scandinavia, the quartet combines traditional rhythms and contemporary harmonies to produce a richly textured acoustic world beat that crosses genres, borders and time signatures. Ancient Agents invite you on a [...]

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