The Alchemy of Words

22nd September, 2017|Music, Theatre|

Seabrook's Theatre: Friday 22 Sept: 19:00 Alliance Française de Durban brings acclaimed multi-media production, The Alchemy of Words which searches to capture the enigma of French poet, Arthur Rimbaud, to the Seabrookes Thetre at DHS for one public performance only, on Friday 22 September at 7pm. In The Alchemy of Words, three artists, a puppeteer, [...]

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A Handful of Keys Auditions Notice

21st September, 2017|Music, Theatre|

Rhumbelow Theatre, Umbilo: Monday 30 October South Africa’s iconic piano show, A Handful of Keys, is coming to Durban and is on the lookout for a new pianist to feature in the line-up. As the show tours, the management is sourcing pianists in each region to be guests star joining Roelof Colyn and newcomer James [...]

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Andile Yenana’s Umngqungqo Wabantu presents Beyond Octave Trends tour

20th September, 2017|Music|

In association with Concerts SA, legendary jazz pianist Andile Yenana presents Beyond Octave Trends Tour- 7 performances, 4 cities, 3 different provinces- with his band Umngqungqo Wabantu. Conceived as a musical metaphor, Beyond Octave Trends is a decade-long project through which jazz pianist, composer and teacher Andile Yenana aims to engage mainly legacy audiences such [...]

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“Curtain Up” Celebrating the life of Themi Venturas

20th September, 2017|Other, Theatre|

Playhouse Opera Theatre: Tuesday 26 September at 6pm Curtain Up: There will be a gathering to celebrate the life of well-known theatre all-rounder Themi Venturas who died last week, to take place in the Playhouse Opera on Tuesday 26 September at 6pm. The celebration will be in the form of a montage of performances, memories [...]

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25 Years Of Greatness @ The Hilton Arts Festival!

18th September, 2017|Art, Markets & Fairs, Music, Theatre|

Hilton College: 15 – 17 September 2017 KZN’s premier arts festival, the Hilton Arts Festival, celebrated its 25th birthday with a bumper weekend of phenomenal art, music and theatre. In true festival style, the weekend saw a full kaleidoscope of haphazard weather patterns – from baking heat, to gale force winds, to pea-soup mist, biting [...]

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Wrap Up for Point Yacht Club’s Bart’s Bash

18th September, 2017|Sport|

Harbour: Saturday 16 September Jethro Brophy-Tintinger stormed to victory in this year’s Bart’s Bash that took place ahead of the big blow on Saturday. Sailing on his Hobie 14, this is the second time in the four year history of Bart’s Bash, the Glenwood High School lad took line honours in the Durban leg of [...]

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Innovative KZN Heritage Concert Series

14th September, 2017|Music|

“Our work must impact the world!” Durban: 27 - 30 September 2017 Internationally acclaimed KZN-born composer, cellist and academic, Dr Thokozani Mhlambi is presenting a series of special one-off Durban concerts and events for Heritage Month, embracing multiple genres and influences – from Beethoven to Mazizi Kunene – in and around Durban over month-end September. [...]

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Wushwini Arts, Culture and Heritage Centre’s 4th Annual Festival.

14th September, 2017|Music|

Botho Pan African Arts Festival 2017 28 September - 1 October 2017 Wushwini Pan African Centre will host a four-day arts festival titled Botho Pan African Arts Festival from 28 September to 1 October 2017 at Wushwini, overlooking the scenic Inanda Dam in the Valley of 1000 Hills. A packed weekend programme includes drama productions; [...]

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Point Yacht Club Wrap up of Opening Cruise and upcoming Bart’s Bash

13th September, 2017|Sport|

Harbour: Sunday 10 & 16 September A fabulous flotilla of 30 yachts participated in the 2017 / 2018 Summer Sailing Season Opening Cruise hosted by Point Yacht Club this past weekend. A feast of vessels of all shapes and sizes floated past the dignitary boat in a traditional sail past, where Greg de Beyer, Commodore [...]

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Burton Naidoo group perform Kintsugi

13th September, 2017|Music|

The Jazzy Rainbow, Saturday 23 September This performance by the Burton Naidoo group of Kintsugi 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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Durban is doubly Footloose!!!

13th September, 2017|Theatre|

Fans of Footloose - the iconic 80’s movie with a great soundtrack, featuring a youthful Kevin Bacon as the tenacious and rebellious city teenager, Ren and John Lithgow as the conservative Rev Shaw Moore, are in for a treat this week. Footloose has two different incarnations currently on the boards in Durban: the 17th annual [...]

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A Thoughtful Pose

12th September, 2017|Art, Theatre|

One of the evocative photographs by Harry Lock from his exhibition of theatre portraits, Out of Character, which will be displayed at this weekend’s Hilton Arts Festival. The Hilton Festival has a special focus on visual arts this year with an array of art and photographic exhibitions. Lock has photographed master satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys who [...]

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Young soloists in the spotlight for the final symphony season concert

12th September, 2017|Music|

The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra Early Spring Season 2017 Durban City Hall: 24 Aug – 14 Sept Final concert: Thurs 14 September On Thursday 14 September, The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra wraps up its four-week Early Spring Symphony Season of sublime world class music which has been taking place at the Durban City Hall with a concert [...]

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Good Vibrations now playing in heaven!

12th September, 2017|Other, Theatre|

Obituary: Themistocles “Themi” Venturas 1958 – 2017 Last night the South African theatre community lost one of its brightest, most beloved and most versatile stars with the passing of Themistocles “Themi” Venturas who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. He died at Hospice surrounded by his family: wife Trish and sons Matthew (29) and his [...]

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Review of Shall We Dance by Chris Sutton

11th September, 2017|Theatre|

This is the 25th Edition of "Shall We Dance" and it is a cracker of a show. Opening night is always exciting, especially on a Friday when the audience is getting into weekend mode. The long bar was well patronized so by the time everyone was seated, the ever wonderful Playhouse was abuzz. Hosted by [...]

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Review of Young Performers Project’s Footloose by Chris Sutton

11th September, 2017|Theatre|

Presented by the Young Performers this remake of the American musical has been adapted for Durban audiences by Director Daisy Spenser. Music Director Dawn Shelby also takes to the stage with the live band "The Reals", which includes well known Durban guitarist Barry Thompson. Other than local places and accents, the story follows the original [...]

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Evita Bezuidenhout & the Kaktus of Separate Development

7th September, 2017|Theatre|

Pieter-Dirk Uys’s famous alter-ego rewrites history 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 a three [...]

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World Champions, Benji And Alex Share Their Adventure With Durban Sailors

6th September, 2017|Sport|

Point Yacht Club Zhik 29er Worlds Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, Long Beach, California: 31 July – 5 August Two phenomenal talents collided in an impromptu pairing that resulted in the title of 29er World Champion last month. This past weekend, a packed room at the Point Yacht Club heard the journey of Benji Daniel and [...]

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Art Abounds @ Hilton Arts Festival

6th September, 2017|Art|

Hilton College: 15 – 17 September Festival organisers are thrilled to have negotiated three much-anticipated, internationally-acclaimed major art exhibitions, as well as a myriad other carefully-curated exhibitions, to come to this year’s Hilton Arts Festival, KZN’s premier arts festival that takes place at the Hilton College from 15 – 17 September. This year, the main [...]

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LARA FOOT’S AWARD-WINNING THE INCONVENIENCE OF WINGS AND KAROO MOOSE TO HEADLINE THE HILTON ARTS FESTIVAL IN KWAZULU NATAL

5th September, 2017|Theatre|

Fresh from its success at the recent 2017 Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival in Scotland, acclaimed playwright, director and producer, Lara Foot’s The Inconvenience of Wings and Karoo Moose transfers to the Hilton Arts Festival in KwaZulu Natal from 15 to 17 September. Foot is the CEO and artistic director of the Baxter Theatre Centre and [...]

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Interview with Durban North’s Dancing Couple by Haylea Heyns

5th September, 2017|Theatre|

Durban’s Dance Power Couple shake up Shall We Dance The annual showcase, Shall We Dance, returns to The Playhouse Company’s Opera Theatre for it’s quarter-centenary year, and choreographing the Belly and Line Dancing section of the show is Durban’s dance power couple –Warren and Senta Duffield. The showcase, which was started in 1991 by the [...]

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Pedro the Musicman takes the XyloFun project to schools in KwaZulu-Natal

5th September, 2017|Music|

In association with Concerts SA, Pedro the Musicman continues the national schools’ tour of XyloFun, a performance-based program designed to help teachers to implement the music curriculum effectively while having great musical fun along the way. In this third leg of the Xylofun national tour – following successful legs in the Free State and Gauteng, [...]

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From Evita Bezuidenhout

4th September, 2017|Other, Theatre|

I am shocked to read suggestions in the media that I had an affair with Cyril Ramaphosa! I am a married Afrikaner Christian who, in spite of being a member of the ANC, still regard my marital vows as sacred. My husband Hasie is alive, and if he read these headlines of fake news, it [...]

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Durbs: can you handle all the heroes?

4th September, 2017|Sport|

The Color Run is back! In 2017, it’s bringing The Superhero Tour to Durban’s shores. Strap on your capes – it’s gonna get colourful. 4 September 2017 – The Happiest 5K on the Planet is back in Durban this October… but this year, you’d better pack your superpowers because the city’s superheroes will be challenging [...]

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Opening Cruise for the Summer Sailing Season 17 / 18

3rd September, 2017|Sport|

Point Yacht Club Sailing Season 2017 / 2018 Spring has sprung, the days are getting longer and Durban is hotting up, Durban’s sailors are set to come out of their short winter hibernation and kick off the Summer Sailing Season with the Opening Cruise organised by Point Yacht Club on Sunday 10 September. Boats of [...]

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