KickstArt 2018 Programme

28th February, 2018|Theatre|

The year of Mega, Majestic, Mayhem, Magic, Merry and Mythical Adventures Top Durban theatre producers, KickstArt, have announced a full programme of four productions for 2018: a fun comedy; a magical musical; a delightful children’s show and its end of year family pantomime – all to be staged at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on UKZN [...]

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SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge Upcoming PMB Regionals

28th February, 2018|Sport|

SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge PMB Central Regional: Saturday 10 March at PMB Girls’ High PMB Northern Regional: Sunday 11 March at St Anne’s College The eighth SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge tournament heads to Pietermaritzburg for the back-to-back Central and Northern Regionals on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 March. Defending the Central [...]

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The Acoustic Quartet @ The Jazzy Rainbow

26th February, 2018|Music|

Friday 2nd March This performance by the Acoustic 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. Durban’s [...]

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Ferrum Make It Seven Out Of Eight

26th February, 2018|Sport|

SPAR KZN School Girl’s Hockey Challenge Glencoe: Saturday 24 February Northern KZN Regional Kicking off the first tournament in the eighth year of the SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge, the defending champs, Ferrum Hoërskool managed to retain their title in the Northern KZN Regional that took place at Sarel Cilliers High School in Glencoe. [...]

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Down The Rabbit Hole

23rd February, 2018|Art Matters|

Illa Thompson Mercury Column 112 February 2018 The joy of art, in whatever form, is for the viewer / reader to become immersed into an alternative narrative; to visit another reality for a while and to experience, through artistic engagement; another world view. Much like Lewis Carroll's Alice who ventured into another world down the [...]

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Durban Enjoys A Feast Of Tchaikovsky

22nd February, 2018|Music, Theatre|

KZNPO 2018 Summer Season: Playhouse: Thurs 22 Feb at 7.30pm Royal Moscow Ballet: Playhouse: Sat 10 March at 2pm and 6pm Tribute to Tchaikovsky: Lovers of the music of great Russian composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, whose works are among the most popular music in the romantic classical repertoire, are in for a double treat with [...]

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Benji Daniel And Alex Burger Announced As ‘SAS Sailor Of The Year’

22nd February, 2018|Sport|

Point Yacht Club Benji Daniel is announced as SAS Sailor of the year Germiston: February Point Yacht Club’s very own Benji Daniel, and his sailing partner Alex Burger have yet another notch on their sailing belt, being crowned 2017 South African Sailors of the year at the South African Sailing awards evening, held at Victoria [...]

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Fixtures for SPAR KZN School Girl’s Hockey Challenge Northern KZN Regional

21st February, 2018|Sport|

SPAR KZN School Girl’s Hockey Challenge Sarel Cilliers: Saturday 24 February The fixtures for the first SPAR KZN School Girl’s Hockey Challenge have been released with both the host team and one-time winners, Sarel Cilliers and defending champs teeing off the tournament. The Northern KZN Regional is taking place on two turfs at Sarel Cilliers, [...]

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Peter And The Wolf In isiZulu

19th February, 2018|Music|

The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra and Dr Gcina Mhlophe perform for 500 learners in Molweni. A special day was enjoyed by more than 500 learners in Molweni today (Friday 16 Feb) when the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra performed the children’s classic Peter and the Wolf in isiZulu which has been translated and narrated by master story-teller, Dr [...]

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Bassist Lex Futshane Tours KwaZulu Natal

19th February, 2018|Music|

In association with Concerts SA and Luthuli Museum, iSupport Music Business brings you bassist Lex Futshane, from Wednesday 28 February until Saturday 4 March. He will be performing at UKZN’s Centre for Jazz & Popular Music, The Jazzy Rainbow and The Chairman in Durban and Luthuli Museum in Groutville. Lex Futshane is an internationally proclaimed [...]

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David Langley Trio @ The Jazzy Rainbow

15th February, 2018|Music|

Saturday 24th February This performance by the David Langley Trio 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 Heads Up To Glencoe

14th February, 2018|Sport|

Northern KZN Regional: Glencoe – 24 February 2018 Sarel Cilliers High School in Glencoe, Northern KZN, plays host to the first of the ten regionals of the 2018 SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge on Saturday, February 24. Ten schools from the Northern KZN region will be participating in the eighth annual hockey challenge, considered [...]

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Auditions For Dim-Dep, Musical Environmental Production

14th February, 2018|Theatre|

Auditions for Dim-Dep a musical project focusing on the environment, will take place at the Bat Centre, Durban’s small craft harbour, from 19-21 February. Popular musician and theatre producer, Atlas Philani Duma, brings back his revitalised and re-energised 2015 show, Dim-Dep Musical: Faces of Environmental Success. He wants to use Dim Dep as a vehicle [...]

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Will You Be My Valentine?

14th February, 2018|Theatre|

Synergy Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 14 - 18 Feb Love is in the air at the Sneddon this week! Real life Valentines Ian von Memerty and his wife, dancer Vivienne will be serenading Valentine’s audiences with Synergy - a romantic programme of beautiful musical theatre love songs exploring glorious partnerships in music and dance, with Roelof [...]

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KZN Philharmonic 2018 Summer Season

13th February, 2018|Music|

Every Thursday: Playhouse Opera: 22 Feb – 15 March The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra has announced details of its four week 2018 Summer Season which runs in the Playhouse Opera Theatre between 22 February and 15 March, to be performed each Thursday, starting at 19h30. The season will be presented as part of the Orchestra’s renowned [...]

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Nomfundo Cleo Cele @ The Jazzy Rainbow

12th February, 2018|Music|

Friday 16 February This performance Nomfundo Cleo Cele 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 jazz [...]

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Obakeng Thamage And Friends @ The Jazzy Rainbow

12th February, 2018|Music|

Friday 23 February This performance by Obakeng Thamage and Friends 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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Point Yacht Club’s Day Two of Holburn Class Champs and Sigma Series

12th February, 2018|Sport|

Harbour: Saturday 10 February Offshore: Sunday 11 February Point Yacht Club had a bustling weekend with both dinghy and keeler racing - day two of the Holburn Class Champs took place in the bay on Saturday and the long-haul race concluded with day two of the Sigma Series offshore on Sunday. A diminished fleet of [...]

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Royal Moscow Ballet Tribute to Great Russian Composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

9th February, 2018|Theatre|

Playhouse Opera: 10 March: 2pm and 6pm Royal Moscow Ballet will be returning to South Africa in March with a programme paying tribute to great Russia composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky, which comes to Durban for two shows only on Saturday March 11 – at 2pm and 6pm. In a country starved of professional ballet, the regular [...]

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Holburn Class Championships Day One Hosted By Point Yacht Club

9th February, 2018|Sport|

Harbour: Saturday 3 February One race was completed in the first day of the Holburn Class Champs hosted by Point Yacht Club in the bay on Saturday 3 February. Race Officer for the day, Kevin Bingham started the second race but had to abandon it due to the wind dying off completely with the sailors [...]

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Wrap Up for Point Yacht Club’s Bar Anniversary Mug

9th February, 2018|Sport|

This has been an exciting week at the Point Yacht Club, with the running of the annual Bar Anniversary Mug pursuit race being held in the bay on last Saturday, the inaugural Mullet Masters angling competition and Raymond Ninow chatting to the Keelers about his experiences during Hurricane Irma last year. Enthusiastic Laser sailor Denmar [...]

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Imbumba Fiesta

2nd February, 2018|Markets & Fairs, Music|

Bulwer Park Glenwood: Sat 3 Feb The first day-long Imbumba Fiesta will take place in Glenwood’s Bulwer Park on Saturday 3 February with a summer themed market, food stalls, info stands,  an open mic and (ticketed) sun-downer concert – all with an underlying message of encouraging good neighbourliness, supporting underprivileged children and showcasing local artists [...]

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Blarney Party with the Blarney Brothers

2nd February, 2018|Music|

Rhumbelow Durban: 2 Feb - 4 Feb 2018 (currently at St Cyprians Church Hall, 603 Umbilo Rd) 2018 marks a special landmark for South Africa’s much-loved Blarney Brothers,  the legendary Durban-based Irish group. Now celebrating their 44th Anniversary, the indefatigable three-man musical outfit have been at the heart of South Africa’s music scene for four decades [...]

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