About Sophie Thompson

Sophie joined the business in 2001. Sophie brings to the company a wealth of experience and expertise in particular in the sporting arena – she played springbok action cricket; has SA colours for athletics; Natal colours for athletics (club and school); hockey; softball; water-polo and outdoor and indoor cricket. Sophie has studied Sport Psychology and Computer Technology. The main accounts that she works on are the SPAR Women’s Race in Durban and Pietermaritzburg, SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge, as well as a lot of the sailing events that take place in Durban. She was part of the successful team that worked on the PyeongChang’s 2018 Winter Olympic Bid and the World Transplant Games. In rejuvenating the Durban scene of sailing, she has also started photography to help promote the sport.

TONIGHT’s CONCERT is CANCELLED

14th November, 2019|Uncategorized|

KZN Philharmonic’s 2019 Spring Season Durban City Hall: Week three Thursday 14 November at 7.30pm Good afternoon I have just heard from the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra’s Management that tonight’s Spring Season concert scheduled to take place in the Durban City Hall has been cancelled due to the anticipated storm. The Weather Bureau has suggested that [...]

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Play Your Part Gala Performance

14th November, 2019|Music|

KZN Youth Wind Band Durban Music School: Saturday 23 November at 2.30pm Durban: On Saturday 23 November at 2.30pm, the KwaZulu-Natal Youth Wind Band (KZNYWB) will present Play Your Part Gala Performance a one-show-only musical programme including two moving wind band pieces honouring significant women of Zulu royal history, Queen Nandi and Princess Mkabayi, in [...]

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Q&A #HeTwo: Pieter Dirk Uys Exposed

14th November, 2019|Theatre|

The Hexagon, Pmb: 14 – 16 Nov Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, Dbn: 19 – 24 Nov Multi– award winning, multifaceted South African performer, author, satirist and social activist, Pieter Dirk Uys returns to KZN to perform in his latest show, #HeTwo: Evita Exposed. Pieter Dirk Uys will deliver his new show #HeTwo: Evita Exposed.in Durban at [...]

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2019 Fête Du Beaujolais Nouveau

12th November, 2019|Other|

Alliance Francaise de Durban presents Friday 22 November. Join the Alliance Française de Durban for a magical evening to celebrate the arrival of the Beaujolais Nouveau. Be part of the global celebration of this French tradition of tasting the new wine – and support the bursary fund for Francophone scholars. The Beaujolais Nouveau is a [...]

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Week Three In The Spring Season

12th November, 2019|Music|

KZN Philharmonic’s 2019 Spring Season Durban City Hall: Week three Thursday 14 November at 7.30pm Spring rains and sublime music are welcome companions! This Thursday is the third concert in the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2019 Spring Season, which runs in the Durban City Hall every Thursday until 21 November, starting at 19h30. Roderick Cox makes [...]

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Lest We Forget!

11th November, 2019|Other|

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month War…. when will we ever learn? Thinly disguised pain gets passed down through the generations When will it be no longer part of our societal DNA? Paper poppies on forgotten graves disintegrating in the rain

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Bongani Tembe Celebrates 25

7th November, 2019|Music|

KZN Philharmonic celebrates 25 years of democracy, and 25 years of Bongani Tembe’s leadership 2019 KZN Philharmonic Spring Season: Week Two: Durban City Hall: Thursday 7 November at 7.30pm A very special concert is planned for this evening, Thursday 7 November, in Durban’s City Hall during which the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates 25 years of [...]

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KZN Philharmonic Celebrates 25…

5th November, 2019|Music|

25 years of democracy, and 25 years of Bongani Tembe’s leadership 2019 KZN Philharmonic Spring Season: Week Two: Durban City Hall: Thursday 7 November at 7.30pm A very special concert is planned for Thursday 7 November in Durban’s City Hall during which the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates 25 years of our country’s democracy, as well [...]

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Words And Music

31st October, 2019|Music|

KZN Philharmonic’s 2019 Spring Season Durban City Hall: Thursdays from 31 Oct to 21 Nov Mark Nixon and Christopher Duigan on piano in One Piano Four Hands Tatham Art Gallery: Sun 3 Nov at 11:30am For lovers of Mozart, a veritable compendium of his works is on offer with an all-Mozart programme opening the KwaZulu-Natal [...]

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AKA And KZN Philharmonic In Concert

31st October, 2019|Music|

AFROTAINMENT AND VERTEX EVENTS PRESENTS THE AKA ORCHESTRA - eTHEKWINI ICC Arena: Saturday 2 November AKA will be performing his second Orchestra show, this weekend on Saturday 2 November at the ICC Arena in Durban, with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra. Teaming up with Durban's very own Afrotainment and urban events promoter Vertex Events, AKA will [...]

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Devine, Delicious, Decadent …. Mozart!

31st October, 2019|Music|

KZN Philharmonic’s 2019 Spring Season Durban City Hall: Thursdays from 31 Oct to 21 Nov Mark Nixon and Christopher Duigan on piano in One Piano Four Hands Tatham Art Gallery: Sun 3 Nov at 11:30am For lovers of Mozart, a veritable confectionary of delights is on offer with an all-Mozart programme opening the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic [...]

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#HeTwo

31st October, 2019|Theatre|

Pieter Dirk Uys and Evita Bezuidenhout together in #HeTwo is coming to KZN! The Hexagon, Pietermaritzburg: 14 – 16 November Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, Durban: 18 – 24 November "It's a class act … the evergreen Uys always manages to inject something fresh and relevant into his work. A great show and a wonderful tribute to [...]

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Tonight – One Piano Four Hands

29th October, 2019|Music|

MARK NIXON & CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN (PIANO) ST AGNES CHURCH KLOOF -TUESDAY 29 October 7:30 pm TATHAM ART GALLERY PIETERMARITZBURG - SUNDAY 3 November 11:30 am Lovers of fine music have two opportunities to enjoy the latest Music revival concert featuring a programme of music for four hands at one piano with Mark Nixon and Christopher [...]

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Private Lives Review By Chris Sutton (The Ratline)

28th October, 2019|Theatre|

Written by Noel Coward in 1929, during a time where the moneyed classes were, in the main, educated in the classics which resulted in them entering adulthood long on romanticism and rather short on pragmatism; Private Lives is a dark comedy about the chaotic relationship between two divorcees who accidently meet up whilst of their [...]

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We Love Paris In The Springtime!

26th October, 2019|Other, Theatre|

KickstArt Presents Private Lives by Noel Coward Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 24 Oct - 3 Nov & Alliance Francaise de Durban, The Market Theatre Lab & IFAS present Ionesco’s Rhinoceros The Courtyard Theatre, DUT: Fri 25 & Sat 26 Oct French Connections: there are two productions on the Durban stages at present, both sharing a French [...]

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The Scarecrow

25th October, 2019|Other|

Screening of vintage Buster Keaton silent short film with Live organ accompaniment by Melvin Peters Musgrave Methodist Church: Sunday 27 October Musgrave Methodist Church is hosting a special one-off Sunday afternoon screening of the short 19-minute (two reel) family-friendly silent iconic Buster Keaton 1920 black and white silent movie, The Scarecrow, with live organ accompaniment [...]

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A Feast Of Words!

24th October, 2019|Other, Theatre|

Gcinamasiko Arts & Heritage Trust presents National Storytelling Day Bluff Showgrounds opp Bluff Towers: Thurs 24 Oct, 11am until 3pm & Botho Heritage Festival 2019 Wushwini, Inanda Dam: Wed 23 – Sun 27 Oct & Alliance Francaise de Durban, The Market Theatre Lab & IFAS present Ionesco’s Rhinoceros The Courtyard Theatre, DUT: Fri 25 & [...]

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KZNPO Launches Spring Season 2019

23rd October, 2019|Music|

KZN Philharmonic’s 2019 Spring Season Durban City Hall: Thursdays from 31 October to 21 November The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2019 Spring Season, featuring a stellar line-up of international and local talent, runs in the Durban City Hall every Thursday from 31 October to 21 November, each World Symphony Series concert starting at 19h30. “As we [...]

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Botho Heritage Festival 2019

22nd October, 2019|Other, Theatre|

Wushwini: from 23 to 27 October Wushwini Pan African Centre alongside Inanda Dam stages its ground-breaking Botho Heritage Festival festival from 23 October until 27 October. Wushwini Pan African Centre, spearheaded by its founder, Jerry Pooe, will host a five-day arts festival titled Botho Heritage International Festival ‘umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu’. This annual cultural initiative runs [...]

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Ionesco’s Rhinoceros In South Africa

21st October, 2019|Uncategorized|

Alliance Francaise de Durban THE MARKET THEATRE LAB in association with IFAS present… IONESCO’S RHINOCEROS IN SOUTH AFRICA The Courtyard Theatre: 25 – 26 October A crash of rhinoceros is headed to the Courtyard Theatre at DUT campus this weekend for two performances of Eugene Ionesco’s Rhinoceros on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 October. This [...]

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Gcinamasiko Arts & Heritage Trust Presents National Storytelling Day

21st October, 2019|Other|

Durban, KZN – Gcinamasiko Arts and Heritage Trust will present National Storytelling Day taking place at the Bluff Showgrounds opposite Bluff Towers Mall on 24 October 2019. Featuring and hosted by Dr. Gcina Mhlophe, the director of GAHT, whose birthday celebration is combined with the event. Also featuring, Madala Kunene - musician, Thandi Swaartbooi from [...]

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The Scarecrow

17th October, 2019|Uncategorized|

Vintage Buster Keaton silent movie to be screened to live organ accompaniment by Melvin Peters. Musgrave Methodist Church: Sunday 27 October at 4pm Musgrave Methodist Church is hosting a special one-off Sunday afternoon screening of Buster Keaton’s iconic 1920 black and white silent movie, The Scarecrow, with live organ accompaniment by Melvin Peters, in the [...]

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Review for Empatheatre’s Lalela Uhwande by Jean van Elden

17th October, 2019|Theatre|

Review for Empatheatre's Lalela Uhwande by Jean van Elden on behalf of Artsmart - https://artsmart.co.za/ This is a must-see production for both young and old as it calls South Africans to action to be involved and halt the destruction of one of our biggest resources, the Sea. (Review by Jean van Elden) What a privilege [...]

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“Kunstgeiger Und Bierfiedler”

17th October, 2019|Music|

Dome Arts Retreat and Suite 415 presents Durban Evangelical Lutheran Church in Renshaw Road, off Franks Road: Tuesday, 22 October at 19h00 Enjoy an a carefully curated evening programme of magnificent music which juxtaposes folk and art music from the early Baroque period, in the Durban Evangelical Lutheran Church in Renshaw Road on Tuesday 22 [...]

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So Chef! 2019

15th October, 2019|Other|

Four-Hands Gastronomic Dinner The Sugar Club Restaurant, Beverly Hills Hotel, uMhlanga: Wednesday 16 October Seating for 18:30 Gastronomic Dinner Alliance Française de Durban: Saturday 19 October Seating at 18:30 As part of So Chef SA, Alliance Française de Durban invites you to two gastronomic dinners prepared by starred Chef Vincent Lucas, the first at Beverley [...]

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