Idols SA’s Siphelele Fuze premiers his debut album on the Spectacular Tour

30th May, 2017|Music|

Durban – Mamas’ Jus’ Jazzin’ Bar & Grill: Sunday 11th June – 2pm In association with Concerts SA, independent recording artist Siphelele Fuze will embark on the Spectacular Tour around South Africa. Provinces where Siphelele will premier his debut album – due for release in July 2017 – include Eastern Cape, Durban and the Free [...]

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PYC Sailors off to the Netherlands

29th May, 2017|Sport|

Point Yacht Club Hobie Multiworlds and Europeans 2017 Noordwijk, Netherlands: 20 – 29 July Half a dozen Hobie sailors from Point Yacht Club will be packing their kit bags and heading over to Noordwijk in the Netherlands to compete in the Hobie Multiworlds and Europeans 2017 in July. The ten day regatta will have over [...]

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Grantleigh Claims their third in Northern KZN Regional

29th May, 2017|Sport|

SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge Grantleigh College: Sunday 28 May A monumental tussle between two rival schools, saw Grantleigh College reclaim their title in the Northern Coastal regional of the SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge which took place at their school on Sunday, May 28. Having previously twice won this regional Grantleigh were [...]

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In search of special places

27th May, 2017|Art Matters|

Illa Thompson Mercury Column 106 May 2017 I suppose everyone has a special place: a place where you feel safe, happy, welcome and calm. A place where the very walls seems to enfold you, where on entering you feel your soul exhale, where time slows down and allows you be still. For surfers, this place [...]

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UKZN Ensemble & The Durban Music School Band at The Jazzy Rainbow

26th May, 2017|Music|

Sunday 4th June This performance by the UKZN Ensemble & The Durban Music School Band 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, [...]

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Yale University Glee Club Choir from USA with The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra

25th May, 2017|Music|

In the first concert of the Winter Season 2017 Concert One: Playhouse Opera, Durban: Thursday 1 June Season: Playhouse Opera, Durban: 1 – 22 June Music lovers will be in for a treat when the world acclaimed 80-strong Yale University Glee Club from the USA joins forces with the KZN Philharmonic and soloists to perform [...]

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Review of Moliere’s Tartuffe by Chris Sutton

25th May, 2017|Theatre|

Brought to Durban by Alliance Française of Durban, the French Institute of South Africa, KZN Performing Arts Trust and the Durban University of Technology. Penned by French playwright Moliere in 1664, Tartuffe is the story of an opportunist who inveigles himself into the home and lives of a wealthy French family. As he slowly seduces [...]

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Natalie Rungan at The Jazzy Rainbow

25th May, 2017|Music|

Friday 9th June This performance by the Natalie Rungan 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. Durban’s [...]

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Outstanding jazz trumpeter presents debut tour from the Cape to KwaZulu

25th May, 2017|Music|

Durban – The Chairman: Thursday 8th and Friday June – 10.30pm Durban – Jazzy Rainbow: Saturday 10th June – 7.30pm In association with Concerts SA, outstanding trumpeter Robin Fassie-Kock presents the debut tour of his newly established Quintet, RFK5. Comprised of an array of talented jazz performers, the Robin Fassie-Kock Quintet will premiere RFK5:The Acoustic [...]

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Monark to perform at this year’s SPAR Women’s 10/5km Challenge in Durban

24th May, 2017|Music, Sport|

Sunday, 11 June 2017 The finishing area of the Durban SPAR Women’s 10/5km will be bouncing to the sounds of top South African pop band Monark who will be performing at the finish on Sunday 11 June at GrowthPoint Kings Park Stadium outer fields. Monark, who came onto the music scene in 2013 after dominating [...]

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Info for Zakifo Music Festival, Durban

24th May, 2017|Music|

Zakifo Music Festival, Durban Blue Lagoon Beach, Durban 26, 27 and 28 May 2017 At a glance: The third annual Zakifo Music Festival, Durban boasts over 20 of the finest international music-makers from UK, Jamaica, USA, Belgium, France, Niger, Congo, Tanzania and South Africa, with huge stages, a cultural area, food carts and stalls, craft [...]

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TOP JAZZ PIANIST BOKANI DYER TAKES HIS TRIO ON TOUR

22nd May, 2017|Music|

Durban – The Chairman: Thursday 1st June – 10.30pm Durban – Venue TBC [Workshop]: Friday 2nd June – Further details to be released soon In association with Concerts SA, multi-award winning Motswana-South African pianist, composer and producer Bokani Dyer will be on tour with his Trio in June, performing for the very first time in [...]

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ActorWize – Three courses of Professional Acting for Film and TV

22nd May, 2017|Music, Theatre|

Classes by Rajesh Gopie 12 June – 8 July & school vac course: 3 – 13 July 2017 Respected actor, playwright, director, producer and qualified acting teacher, Rajesh Gopie, will be running a series of three mid-year courses geared particularly for those wishing to learn about professional acting course for film and TV as part [...]

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St Mary’s Scoops Sixth Victory in Highway Regional

22nd May, 2017|Sport|

SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge Curro Hillcrest: Sunday 21 May St Mary’s DSG, scooped their sixth victory in the Highway Regional of the SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge which took place at Curro Hillcrest on Sunday, May 21. This regional, which has always been a hotly contested one, saw six teams play 30 [...]

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SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge Northern Coastal KZN Regional

22nd May, 2017|Sport|

Grantleigh College: Sunday 28 May The Northern Coastal KZN Regional of the SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge, will take place at Grantleigh College in Richards Bay on Sunday, May 28. This regional, the last in the series of ten in this year’s Challenge, features eight schools playing pool games with the top scoring teams [...]

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Review of Mamba Republic by Chris Sutton

19th May, 2017|Theatre|

Ben Voss and John van de Ruit team up again for another comedic broadside at political ineptitude. On arrival at the theatre the audience were fortified with complimentary tequila. The promoter chose the right night for this because many of the crowd were of the 'tequila generation'. Some of the ladies, sporting high heels that [...]

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The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra Winter Symphony Season 2017

17th May, 2017|Music|

Playhouse Opera Theatre : 1–22 June The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra returns to the Playhouse Opera Theatre for its four-week Winter Symphony Season of sublime world class music from 1 June until 22 June 2017. Special features of the season include visits by two groups from the USA: the acclaimed Yale University Glee Club Choir and [...]

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Swati Vocalist Zoe The Seed lights up Eshowe

16th May, 2017|Music|

In association with Concerts SA, iSupport Music Business presents Zoe The Seed Live in concert. Zoe The Seed and her band will visit Eshowe on Sunday 28 May, with a live performance at MC Lounge in King Dinuzulu Township. On Monday 29 May she will present 2 concerts for various high and primary schools in [...]

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Musical dialogue between SA’s maskandi and Mozambican marrabenta on the road

16th May, 2017|Music|

In association with Concerts SA and Pro Helvetia, Teka Music presents Vukazithathe on the Maskandi meets Marrabenta Tour. Multi-instrumentalist, composer and singer Bhekisenzo Cele aka Vukazithathe is bringing his powerful maskandi music to two of southern Africa’s most legendary music festivals – Azgo (Mozambique) and Bushfire (Swaziland). In between those performances, he will be doing [...]

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Steve Newman @ Winston Churchill Theatre

16th May, 2017|Music|

Friday 26 May Supported by Concerts SA, in conjunction with The Headroom, Steve Newman graces the Winston Churchill Theatre stage on Friday 26 May. Steve Newman has written a history for himself that few can equal. A consummate instrumentalist who can pick out any tune you name, he has travelled and traversed the length and [...]

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Bulk / Team Entries Close this Friday for SPAR Women’s 10/5km Challenge

16th May, 2017|Sport|

Bulk or group entries for the annual Durban SPAR Women’s 10/5km Challenge close on Friday, May 19. The Challenge attracts much interest from groups of women representing organisations, schools, corporations and businesses that like to enter as a team. SPAR encourages women to use this opportunity for staff, teams and large groups of friends to [...]

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Wrap Up for SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge uMvoti, uThukela and uMzinyathi Regional

15th May, 2017|Sport|

Wartburg Kirchdorf claims their fifth consecutive victory at Umvoti, uThukela and Umzinyathi Regional - Wembley College - Greytown - May 13 Wartburg Kirchdorf claimed their fifth consecutive victory at the Umvoti, uThukela and Umzinyathi Regional of the SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge at Wembley College in Greytown this Saturday. The cold, rainy and blustery [...]

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Vocalist Nicky Shange shares what is in her heart in Groutville

15th May, 2017|Music|

Luthuli Museum: Friday, 2 June In association with Concerts SA and Luthuli Museum, iSupport Music Business presents Nicky Shange Live in concert. Vocalist Shange and her band will visit Groutville on Friday 2 June when she will grace the stage at The Luthuli Museum. Shange will be supported by local artist Themba Msomi and his [...]

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Sultry vocalist Nina Mkhize heads for Hammarsdale

15th May, 2017|Music|

Seaman’s Corner: Saturday 3 June In association with Concerts SA and Seaman’s Corner, iSupport Music Business presents Nina Mkhize Live in concert. Vocalist Mkhize and her band will visit Hammarsdale on Saturday 3 June when she will grace the stage at Seaman’s Corner. Nina Mkhize is a jazz trained vocalist and composer and two-time winner [...]

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The Gold Tour brings Samthing Soweto to music stages across the country

15th May, 2017|Music|

In association with Concerts SA, The Plat4rm presents Samthing Soweto: The Gold Tour. After sold out shows at the Soweto Theatre and The Orbit, Soweto-born singer and songwriter Samthing Soweto begins his long-awaited tour. The Gold Tour will lead Samthing Soweto to Durban, Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown between June and July. These shows will allow [...]

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