The Secrets of Beads / iMfihlo Yobuhlalu

16th November, 2017|Art|

AN EXHIBITION OF BEADWORK FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE DURBAN ART GALLERY The SECRETS OF BEADS / IMFIHLO YOBUHLALU exhibition opens at The Durban Art Gallery on Sunday 5th November 2017. This celebrates the richness of Zulu Culture represented by beadwork which has been collected by The Durban Art Gallery over a period of many [...]

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The KZN Philharmonic Late Spring Season Clermont Community Choir Celebrates 25 Years Of Making Music!

15th November, 2017|Music|

Durban City Hall: Final Concert The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra has one concert left of its Spring Season in the Durban City Hall: on Thursday The Spring Season ends on 16 November in a concert celebrating cello and voice, conducted by Daniel Boico. Rossini’s Semiramide Overture opens the programme. One of the two featured pieces is [...]

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City Of Durban Nominates Inner City Regeneration Specialist, Urban Lime, For United Nations Global Best Practice Awards 2017

15th November, 2017|Other|

Urban Lime Properties, the commercial urban regeneration specialists, is proud to announce that their work within the City of Durban has been nominated for a United Nations Award by Invest Durban (the eThekwini Municipality unit for promoting inward investment) for meeting sustainable development goals in 2017. At the United Nations Summit for Sustainable Development in [...]

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Art, Recycling And Community Collide

10th November, 2017|Art Matters|

Illa Thompson Mercury Column 111 November 2017 Halloween as an excuse to dress up and have a party, is a fairly new thing to South Africa. Already it has captured the imagination of costume hires, party shops and supermarkets – all selling faux pumpkins, scary sweets and witches hats. I live in Glenwood - in [...]

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Many Handfuls of Keys

9th November, 2017|Music|

Durban is host to a myriad phenomenal piano players who will be performing in and around the city over the next few days: internationally-acclaimed Ukrainian-American classical pianist, internet star, and social commentator Valentina Lisitsa who is the soloist for this evening’s (Thursday) KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra concert at the Durban City Hall performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano [...]

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2018 Fresha Fest!

7th November, 2017|Theatre|

North Beach, Durban: 19 - 21 January 2018 The Fresha Festival is the free fun family al-fresco theatre festival to be staged for the second time on Durban’s North Beach at the end of the school holidays for three days on 19, 20 and 21 January. Festival Director Emma Durden considered: “What could be more [...]

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Catholics Have Talent @ Mini World Youth Day 2017

7th November, 2017|Theatre|

A Gathering in Durban of young Catholics from Southern Africa Durban Exhibition Centre: 6 – 10 Dec 2017 One of the events at Mini World Youth Day taking place in December in Durban, an event uniting youth from throughout Southern Africa, is Catholics Have Talent which is an open talent showcase to all registered conference [...]

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KickstArt 2017 – Sinbad the Sailor

7th November, 2017|Theatre|

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 1 Dec – 7 Jan Durban’s astonishing multi awarding winning production house, KickstArt, will be presenting a delicious new family show for the year-end holidays: Sinbad the Sailor. What would the festive season be without KickstArt’s annual panto? This year’s panto is a riotous romp over the Seven Seas, in the company [...]

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Point Yacht Club To Host Lipton Cup 2018

7th November, 2017|Sport|

Offshore Durban Sailing in Durban received the generous news from the Royal Cape Yacht Club, the victorious 2017 Lipton Cup winners, with the offer to host the prestigious event in warmer waters. In a letter presented to the Commodore of Point Yacht Club, Greg de Beyer, Commodore of the Royal Cape Yacht Club, Vitor Medina [...]

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Riley Giandhari Trio @ The Jazzy Rainbow

6th November, 2017|Music|

Saturday 18 November This performance by the Riley Giandhari 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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Review of Evita Bezuidenhout’s Kaktus of Separate Development by Chris Sutton

2nd November, 2017|Theatre|

If time or apathy has erased some of South African history from your memory, Tannie Evita does a fine job of jogging the ‘facts’ of the development of our land, from the time of Van Riebeek till the present, back into the forefront of your thoughts. Peter Dirk Uys portrays Tannie Evita as being first [...]

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Doing The Toyi-Toyi In A Minefield

31st October, 2017|Other, Theatre|

EVITA BEZUIDENHOUT’S PRESS CONFERENCE 31 OCTOBER 2017 Sayibona, dumela, molo, hello – and to any representatives of the American, European and British media: salaam. John F Kennedy said: ‘It is not what your country can do for you; it is what you can do for your country’. Martin Luther King said: ‘I had a dream’. [...]

The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra Concert Two: Thursday 2 November

27th October, 2017|Music|

Late Spring Season 2017 Durban City Hall: 19 Oct – 16 Nov Concert Three: Thursday 9 November The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra returns to the Durban City Hall for its four-week late Spring Symphony Season of sublime world class music from 19 October until 16 November. There was no concert on Thursday 26, as the KZN [...]

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Distillery 031 – Award Winning Craft Distillery From Durban’s Station Drive

27th October, 2017|Other|

Situated in the hub of Durban’s Station Drive, Gin pioneers Distillery 031 has been picking up an armful of coveted international and local awards for their original artisanal spirits. A decade in the making, after distilling its first experimental batch in 2008, this year has become an award-winning vintage for the bespoke Durban distillery. Distillery [...]

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Jazz trio Kinsmen present their debut album in Durban

26th October, 2017|Music|

In association with Concerts SA, jazz trio Kinsmen will present their debut album Window to the Ashram on a national tour from Cape Town to Durban. On the first weekend of November, Kinsmen will travel to Cape Town performing at Alma Café (Rosebank) and Jazz in the Native Yards (Gugulethu). The following weekend the trio [...]

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Trailing the Trappists

26th October, 2017|Art|

St Anne’s Hall, Mariannhill: 5 – 13 November Exhibition opening: Sun 5 Nov at 11.30am Robert Brusse talk: Sat 11 Nov at 11am A collective of 16 Durban artists, working in various media, will be hosting an exhibition, Trailing the Trappists, at St Anne’s Hall, in the spiritually-rich Marianhill from November 5-13, visually acknowledging and [...]

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A HANDFUL OF KEYS – 2017

26th October, 2017|Music, Theatre|

iZulu Theatre - Sibaya Casino and Entertainment World 8 – 19 November Thanks to countless requests from you, South Africa`s most successful musical revue ever returns to the iZulu Theatre at Sibaya Casino and Entertainment World from 8 – 19 November! Launched in 1994 as a co-creation between Ian von Memerty and Bryan Schimmel A [...]

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Hope Concert For Life Line Durban

24th October, 2017|Music|

With Rene Tshiakanyi and friends Alliance Francaise de Durban: Thurs 2 Nov 017 Charming French-Congolese singer Rene Tshiakanyi will be live in concert, with friends, at the Alliance Francaise de Durban for one night only on Thursday 2 November in a Concert of Hope as a fund raiser for Life Line Durban for which Rene [...]

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Wrap Up Point Yacht Club Jonsson Cup

23rd October, 2017|Sport|

Harbour: Saturday 21 October A highly competitive fleet squared up against each other in the historic Jonsson Cup Pursuit Race hosted by Point Yacht Club in the bay on Saturday, with a photo-finish revealing the ‘would-be’ winner. After long deliberation after the event, the Rear Commodore of Dinghies Myles White announced, “As a result of [...]

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Point Yacht Cub Jonsson Cup

18th October, 2017|Sport|

Harbour: Saturday 21 October A competitive fleet will be lining up for today’s (Saturday 21 October) historic pursuit race, the Jonsson Cup hosted by Point Yacht Club. In recent years, the Flying Fifteens have been boasting a strong hold on the trophy, with Gregg Hurter being the last name engraved on the trophy. This year, [...]

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Point Yacht Club OktoberFest

13th October, 2017|Music, Other, Sport|

Harbour: Saturday 21 October Sailors and beer have been a historically good combination going back aeons, and this October getting in the spirit of things the Point Yacht Club will be hosting an OktoberFest on Saturday 21 October. After the success of the Beer and Bratwurst held earlier this year, the club’s legendary resident chef, [...]

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Pieter-Dirk Uys’s famous alter-ego rewrites history

9th October, 2017|Theatre|

Evita Bezuidenhout & the Kaktus of Separate Development Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 31 October – 19 November 2017 Get a revised history lesson from South Africa’s most famous white woman, Evita Bezuidenhout, as she presents her side-splitting, satirical stand-up Evita Bezuidenhout & the Kaktus of Separate Development at the Elizabeth Sneddon theatre on UKZN campus for [...]

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Demiurge Quintet featuring Zibusiso Makhatini

6th October, 2017|Music|

The Jazzy Rainbow, Friday 13 October This performance by the Demiurge Quintet featuring Zibusiso Makhatini 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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Zoe the Seed @ The Jazzy Rainbow

6th October, 2017|Music|

Saturday 21 October This performance by Zoe the Seed 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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Bespoke fabric range launch and exhibition for KZNSA

4th October, 2017|Art, Other|

Ufafa Valley Fabrics – too beautiful for words KZNSA: 17 October, 2017 Designs to give a voice to the voiceless: a beautiful range of fabrics inspired by the Ufafa Valley crafters near Ixopo, will be launched at an exhibition at the KZNSA Gallery in Durban’s Glenwood on 17 October, 2017. Proactive and inventive community development [...]

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