Interview with SWD Star, Menzie Khanyase by Haylea Heyns

31st August, 2017|Theatre|

Local Performer Celebrates A Decade of Dancing The annual showcase, Shall We Dance, returns to The Playhouse Company’s Opera Theatre for it’s 25th year, and celebrating a decade of dancing in this production is seasoned performer, Menzie Khanyase. Khanyase is from Chesterville and started dancing at the age of 17 when he joined the dance [...]

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Spring: a good time to make music!

31st August, 2017|Music|

Violeta Osorhean (Associate Concert Master) and Sorin Osorhean (principal French Horn player) with the KZN Philharmonic, enjoy the glorious spring weather in between rehearsals for the Early Spring Symphony Season, which is on every Thursday at the Durban City Hall until 14 September, as well as prepare for a chamber concert in which they will [...]

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Seb Goldswain’s Spring KZN Tour

30th August, 2017|Music|

27 September – 1 October The effervescent guitar maestro, Seb Goldswain has announced his dates for his tour around KZN this Spring. His Jazzy, Rock sound blended in with a bit of acoustic finger-picking ensures that his original solo acoustic performances are always highly energetic and a gig to remember. Having had a relatively quiet [...]

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Day trip to the Hilton Arts Festival

30th August, 2017|Art, Markets & Fairs, Music, Theatre|

Hilton College: 15 – 17 September 2017 For those who live a-far, and those who would prefer not to drive at night – there are full weekend options for day-time productions at the 25th annual Hilton Arts Festival which will once again be hosted in the picturesque Hilton College from 15 – 17 September, 2017, [...]

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Comedy at Hilton Arts Festival

29th August, 2017|Art, Markets & Fairs, Music, Theatre|

Hilton College: 15 – 17 September 2017 Comedy will be among the main areas of focus at this year’s 25th Hilton Arts Festival that takes place over the weekend of 15 – 17 September on the grounds of the Hilton College. Making a welcome return to the festival, top comedian John Vlismas brings along some [...]

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South Africa’s Award Winning Pianist to Perform with the KZN Philharmonic

28th August, 2017|Music|

Interview by Haylea Heyns The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra returns to the Durban City Hall for its four week Early Spring Symphony Season of sublime world-class music from 24 August to 14 September. Among the special features of the season is South African pianist and Steinway Artist, Ben Schoeman, who will be performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto [...]

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‘Maritzburg overcome by excitement ahead of The Color Run

28th August, 2017|Sport|

Following the resounding success of The Color Run ‘Martizburg’s inaugural event in 2016, 2017 brings The Superhero Tour to KZN’s capital city. 28 August 2017 – This season, The Color Run and its headline sponsor Capitec Bank, will bring something more than a single day’s worth of fun to its fans. The Superhero Tour aims [...]

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Crafts abound at Hilton

24th August, 2017|Art, Markets & Fairs, Music, Other, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival Hilton College: 15 – 17 September 2017 A huge variety of individual, non-commercial, bespoke, original, hand-made and locally-sourced craft items will be available at this year’s Hilton Arts Festival. Hilton festival endeavours to offer an overall all-encompassing festival experience – so not only is what happens inside the theatre venues a priority, [...]

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Linda Vargas Flamenco Dance Company to perform at Shall We Dance

23rd August, 2017|Theatre|

The Linda Vargas Spanish Dance Company have become an institution of Durban. Since its inception 35 years ago they have used innovation, creativity and the highest standards of professionalism to build a loyal an extensive following of Spanish dance and culture in South Africa – whilst developing a style and ethos that is also unique [...]

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Come Hungry! Festival Dining at Hilton

23rd August, 2017|Art, Markets & Fairs, Music, Other, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival Hilton College: 15 – 17 September 2017 The Hilton Festival will offer a range of dining options for festival goers again this year – from fabulous Steam Punk coffee, to unhurried Bistro dining to gentle music, to the lively Castle Lite SAB Beer tent with a myriad food stall options and live [...]

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Baxter Presence at Hilton

22nd August, 2017|Art, Markets & Fairs, Music, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival Hilton College: 15 – 17 September 2017 Over the years Cape Town’s Baxter Theatre, under the visionary leadership of Lara Foot, has provided the Hilton Festival with a wonderful variety of challenging original productions. This year the Baxter is producing two shows which will be part of the Hilton Festival line up: [...]

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Defending the Caveman – Returns

22nd August, 2017|Theatre|

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 2 – 14 October 2017 Tim Plewman, by public demand, once again dons the Caveman’s skins and steps onto stage to add to his record breaking slew of sold out performances of the longest-running and most successful solo comedy in South African theatre history, as he returns to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre [...]

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Ildo Nandja @ Rainbow Restaurant

22nd August, 2017|Music|

26 August, 4pm - 11pm This Saturday, the Rainbow Restaurant, in association with Concerts SA, will be wishing the much loved and very talented Ildo Nandja a fond farewell before he sets off the complete his studies, as he has been accepted into the Masters program at the Fontys Academy of Performing Arts in the [...]

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Hilton Arts Festival Programmes Available

21st August, 2017|Art, Markets & Fairs, Music, Theatre|

Hilton College: 15 – 17 September 2017 KZN’s premier arts festival: the 25th annual Hilton Arts Festival will once again be hosted in the picturesque Hilton College from 15 – 17 September, 2017. The festival invites the crème-de-la-crème of what is hot and happening in the creative industries in South Africa: theatre; dance; comedy; musical [...]

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Interview with goalkeeper for St John’s DSG, Amanda Khumalo

20th August, 2017|Sport|

SPAR KZN School Girls Hockey Challenge “When someone is charging towards me, my heart instantly does a little jump, but then I remind myself that I can do this.” And do this she can! Matric pupil, St John’s DSG’s Amanda Khumalo is completely composed and confident as the last line of defence for her first [...]

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Classy Run For Kesa Molotsane at Maritzburg SPAR Women’s 10 km Challenge

20th August, 2017|Sport|

Kesa Molotsane (KPMG) had a classy run in the inaugural Grand Prix series of the Maritzburg SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge on Sunday, August 20 winning in a convincing time of 34.21, followed by Rutendo Nyahora (Nedbank) in 34.34 and Irvette van Zyl (Nedbank) in 34.37. In the penultimate race on the SPAR Grand Prix, the [...]

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17th annual Young Performers Production, 2017 ~ Footloose

18th August, 2017|Music, Theatre|

UKZN Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 8 – 17 Sept 2017. Directed for the first time by Daisy Spencer, the 17th annual Young Performers Production for this year is a reprise of Footloose which comes to the UKZN Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 8 – 17 September 2017. Footloose tells the story of a tenacious and rebellious city [...]

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The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra Early Spring Season 2017

18th August, 2017|Music|

Durban City Hall: 24 Aug – 14 Sept Concert One: Thursday 24 August The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra returns to the Durban City Hall for its four-week Early Spring Symphony Season of sublime world class music from 24 August to 14 September. Special features of the season include visits by glorious violinist Kyoko Takezawa, South African [...]

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Shall We Dance 2017

18th August, 2017|Theatre|

Playhouse Opera: 8 – 17 September Returning for its 25th season, Shall We Dance - the glittering annual showcase of fabulous ballroom and Latin American takes to the Playhouse Opera stage from 8 – 17 September. The showcase features close to 100 of KZNs most exciting dancers from the region’s top dance studios in the [...]

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The hottest field is expected for Sunday’s SPAR Women’s 10km race

15th August, 2017|Sport|

Pietermaritzburg: The Oval – Sunday 20 August The race is on for this weekend’s SPAR Women’s main event that takes place around Alexandra Park on Sunday morning. Back to defend her title is Gauteng’s Lebogang Phalula. Having completed the race last year in a dazzling time of 34.41, the second fastest time clocked in recent [...]

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CSA’s Music Mobility Fund selects 16 music tours

14th August, 2017|Music|

Press Release - For Immediate Release Johannesburg, 11th August 2017 Concerts SA supports national and SADC regional touring The SAMRO Foundation is proud to announce the results of the June 2017 round of the Concerts SA Music Mobility Fund. Initiated in 2013, this fund offers opportunities for South African musicians to undertake live music tours [...]

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Road Closures for the Maritzburg SPAR Women’s 10 / 5km Challenge

11th August, 2017|Sport|

Pietermaritzburg: Sunday 20 August Runners and walkers are gearing up for the Maritzburg SPAR Women’s 10/5km Challenge, which takes place in and around The Oval in the picturesque Alexandra Park on Sunday 20 August. An expected 4,500 participants will be taking to the streets with both the 5km and 10km beginning at 8am. As this [...]

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Saluting the passionate

11th August, 2017|Art Matters, Uncategorized|

Illa Thompson Mercury Column 109 August 2017 Working mostly with professional creatives (men and women who create work for a living) it is always affirming to be among people for whom the thrill and passion of making art, rather than the hope of financial rewards, is what drives them. Not that the professional practioners aren’t [...]

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KZNSA launches Park Contemporary Gallery

10th August, 2017|Art|

Collect it while you can! A brand new exciting retail gallery will be opening within the province’s foremost contemporary art gallery, the KZNSA in Glenwood, to offer affordable, bespoke original art and collectables, formally opening to the public in mid August. The vision of the Park Contemporary Gallery is to offer a collection of work [...]

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Varsity College Awards Two Hockey Bursaries at SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge Grand Finals

7th August, 2017|Sport|

The captains of Amanzimtoti High School and St. Anne’s DSG (Hilton) First Hockey XI, Phiwokuhle Myeza and Brady Wiseman, were recently awarded bursaries at the Grand Finals of the SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge to study at Varsity College in KZN. This is the second year running that Varsity College have partnered with SPAR [...]

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