KZNPO Early Spring Season 2018

15th August, 2018|Music|

The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra opens its 2018 Early Spring Season - the latest leg of the Orchestra’s renowned World Symphony Series (WSS) which runs in the Durban City Hall each Thursday, between 23 August and 13 September, starting at 19h30. “We are delighted to be renewing ties with our loyal family of music lovers as [...]

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DUT Drama Presents Marikana To Mahagonny

14th August, 2018|Theatre|

DUT Courtyard Theatre: 27 – 31 August, 2018 Dr Pamela Tancsik adapts and directs Marikana to Mahagonny – an adaptation of the seldom performed masterful operatic songplay by iconic German powerhouse music makers – Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht which plays for a short season at DUT Courtyard Theatre from 27 until 31 August nightly [...]

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Road Closures And Green Housekeeping For SPAR Maritzburg

14th August, 2018|Sport|

Road Closures and “ Green Housekeeping" for the Maritzburg SPAR Women’s 10 / 5km Challenge Pietermaritzburg: Sunday 19 August Participants and supporters of the Maritzburg SPAR Women’s 10/5km Challenge, which takes place this Sunday, around Alexandra Park and the outskirts of the CBD, are asked to take note of the road closures to avoid traffic [...]

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Bursary Winners Announced

14th August, 2018|Sport|

SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge Bursary winners St Mary’s DSG, Kloof: 21 – 22 July At the recent SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge Grand Finals, two learners were awarded bursaries from the IIE’s Varsity College. For the third year, the IIE’s Varsity College have been associated with the school girls’ hockey tournament, travelling [...]

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Where To Find Your Programme

13th August, 2018|Art, Markets & Fairs, Music, Other, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival Hilton College: 16 – 18 September The full programme for the 26th Hilton Arts Festival is available from Sunday 12 August and bookings open up online from Monday 13 August. KZN’s premier arts festival: the 26th annual Hilton Arts Festival will once again be hosted on the campus of Hilton College from [...]

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A Homage To Musical Legends – Simthandile Mtolo @ The Jazzy Rainbow

13th August, 2018|Music|

Saturday 25th August Durban’s jazz lounge, The Jazzy Rainbow, in association with Concerts SA, launched its first straight jazz programme on the eve of Heritage Day in September 2016 and continues to follow up with the same concept. “#JazzyStraightAhead is about introducing regular, live, straight jazz concerts to our city in order to help keep [...]

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Booking Opens Today For The Hilton Arts Festival….

13th August, 2018|Art, Music, Other, Theatre|

All set for Hilton Arts Festival Hilton College: 14 – 16 September 2018 Booking for KZN’s premier arts festival: the 26th annual Hilton Arts Festival which will be hosted on the campus of Hilton College from 14 – 16 September, 2018, opens nation-wide today. The festival invites the most interesting offerings from the creative industries [...]

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Solomon Riba @ The Jazzy Rainbow

8th August, 2018|Music|

Friday 24th August Durban’s jazz lounge, The Jazzy Rainbow, in association with Concerts SA, launched its first straight jazz programme on the eve of Heritage Day in September 2016 and continues to follow up with the same concept. “#JazzyStraightAhead is about introducing regular, live, straight jazz concerts to our city in order to help keep [...]

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Focus On Mandela

8th August, 2018|Art, Markets & Fairs, Music, Other, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival Hilton College: 14 – 16 September In hour of Nelson Mandela’s centenary year, the Hilton Arts Festival will have a special Madiba focus in September at the Hilton College grounds, artistically affirming the attributes he personified. From art-work to theatre, blankets to installations and massive public art sculptures – the Hilton Arts [...]

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13 Sleeps Until Maritzburg Race

6th August, 2018|Sport|

Dubbed, South Africa’s most beautiful race, the next leg of the national series of the SPAR Women’s 10/5km Challenge comes to the Capital on Sunday 19 August and participants have until Monday 13 August to enter online, otherwise they will have to manually enter at Race Registration on 17 and 18 August. This past weekend, [...]

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Clermont Community Choir To Perform With U.S. Minnesota Orchestra In Durban

1st August, 2018|Music|

Kwa Zulu Natal’s Youth Wind Band to play for Musicians and Conductor Osmo Vänskä and participate in Master Classes The Clermont Community Choir will open the concert of the acclaimed American Minnesota Orchestra, for the Durban leg of the orchestra’s five-city tour of South Africa at the Durban City Hall on Sunday 12 August. Conducted [...]

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Game Changer Award Announced

31st July, 2018|Theatre|

5 new groups on board and Game Changer Award announced TWIST THEATRE 2018 Twist Theatre Development Projects launched its new programme recently, with the induction of five community theatre groups into the project’s annual development programme of workshops, performances and festivals. The five new groups include The Township Academy of Arts from Umlazi, Ithuba Labasha [...]

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Boyley’s World

31st July, 2018|Art, Other|

Hilton Arts Festival Hilton College: 14 – 16 September Recognising one of South Africa’s greatest landscape artists, the Hilton Arts Festival will be hosting a retrospective exhibition BOYLEY’S WORLD’ - THE ERROL BOYLEY CENTENARY EXHIBITION The exhibition travels up from the Ramsgate Art and Books Festival to the walls of the Normand Dunn Art Gallery [...]

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Moving The Music – From Minnesota To SA

26th July, 2018|Music|

South African music lovers will have the rare opportunity of hearing a leading symphony orchestra of the United States performing live in concert in various venues around our country, when the Grammy Award winning Minnesota Orchestra embarks on a whistle stop national tour between 10 and 18 August 2018. Performing under the baton of its [...]

Hope Concert

24th July, 2018|Music|

Rene Tshiakanyi and friends - live in concert. Fundraiser for Lifeline Durban Friday 27th July 2018 DOOR OPEN AT 6PM Enjoy a delectable evening of delicious French-inspired cuisine; familiar and original music in the comfortable Al Fresco Alliance Française de Durban courtyard – while supporting a worthwhile cause. Durban best have come together to give [...]

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This Is The Business About The Music Business

24th July, 2018|Music|

Talk. Connect. Do Music. Durban, Thursday 26 July A year ago Bandustry NPC kicked off their very first talk in Johannesburg to a small crowd of musicians, industry professionals and music lovers. Today #Bandustry is a monthly must have networking, education, and interactive evening- coming to Durban for the first time. Bandustry is not just [...]

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From Russia…With Love

24th July, 2018|Other|

Durban has two opportunities to celebrate the best of Russian culture this week: The BRICS Film Festival has a focus on Russian films on Tuesday / tomorrow with five of the country’s best films being screened – for free – at the Playhouse Drama. On Sunday, the Royal Moscow Ballet will be returning to South [...]

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Mkhize / Washington Quartet @ The Rainbow

23rd July, 2018|Music|

Saturday 28 July The Rainbow Restaurant and Concerts SA present the Mkhize/Washington Quartet in concert. This promises to be one fine afternoon of music. This line-up recently debuted at The Orbit in Johannesburg and now it is the turn of the Rainbow faithful to experience the chemistry between pianist Afrika Mkhize and saxophonist Salim Washington. [...]

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Wrapping It Up In Tenth Spot For Greytown

23rd July, 2018|Sport|

Greytown High School Newcomers – Umvoti, uThukela and Umzinyathi Regional Winner – Tenth (2018) Greytown High School travelled to the Grand Finals of the SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge for the first time and had an incredible time, placing tenth overall. Meeting the defending champs in the very first game of the tournament, the [...]

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Newcomers Felixton Finish Ninth Overall

23rd July, 2018|Sport|

Felixton College Newcomers – Northern Coastal Regional Winner - Ninth (2018) Making their first appearance at the Grand Finals of the SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge, Felixton College did well representing the Northern Coastal Region. A young team took to the field at St Mary’s DSG in Kloof with their first game up against [...]

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Best Performance Placing For Toti

23rd July, 2018|Sport|

Amanzimtoti High School Durban South Regional Winner – Eighth (2018), Tenth (2015, 2016, 2017) In their fourth appearance, Amanzimtoti High School notched up their best result at the Grand Finals of the SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey, finishing eighth. In the three previous appearances, the team representing the Durban South Regional ended their Grand Finals [...]

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King Edward Claim Seventh Spot

23rd July, 2018|Sport|

King Edward High School Southern KZN Regional Winner – Sixth (2016, 2017), Seventh (2018), Eighth (2015) In their fourth appearance at the SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge, King Edward High School concluded their sterling efforts with a seventh place at the Grand Finals. In their first two games, they met hockey giants St Anne’s [...]

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A Sixth For In Form Ferrum

23rd July, 2018|Sport|

Ferrum High School Northern KZN Regional Winner – Fifth (2012, 2015), Sixth (2011, 2018), Ninth (2017), Tenth (2013, 2014) Making their seventh appearance at the Grand Finals of the SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge, Ferrum High School put on a sterling effort to place sixth overall. In their first pool game, Ferrum went up [...]

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Our Lady Of Fatima Notch Up A Fifth

23rd July, 2018|Sport|

Our Lady of Fatima Durban North Regional Winner – Fifth (2011, 2017, 2018) Notching up their third fifth place, Our Lady of Fatima fought hard at the Grand Finals of the SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge. Jordyn Beegte netted the only goal in the fifth place playoff against Ferrum High School from Newcastle. The [...]

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Fourth Place For Durban Girls’ College

23rd July, 2018|Sport|

Durban Girls’ College Durban Central Regional Winner - Gold (2013, 2014, 2015), Silver (2012, 2016, 2017), Fourth (2011, 2018) The only team to have appeared at all Grand Finals at the SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge, Durban Girls’ College ended their eighth appearance in fourth place. In the pool games, the solid team didn’t [...]

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