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.

13th November, 2018|Music|

Final two weeks of KZNPO’s 2018 Spring Season Durban City Hall: 1 – 22 November The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra is half way through its 2018 Spring Season which runs every Thursday in the Durban City Hall each Thursday, until 22 November, starting at 19h30. Japanese master conductor, Yasuo Shinozaki is at the helm of the [...]

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Inanda Dam World Music Festival

9th November, 2018|Music|

Ladysmith Black Mambazo presents Inanda Dam World Music Festival Inanda Dam: 9 December 2018 In celebration of the summer holiday with promise of long lazy days, the Ladysmith Black Mambazo academy presents the first Inanda Dam World Music Festival featuring the stella line up of Ladysmith Black Mambazo; Lira; Oliver Mtukudzi; The Muffinz; Mbuso Khoza; [...]

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Thupelo Arts Workshop And Open Day

9th November, 2018|Art, Other|

Ikomkhulu Art Space: 7 – 16 November Open Day: Sat 17 November A ten-day intensive arts making fellowship, the much anticipated regional Thupelo workshop is currently being held at Ikomkhulu artists’ workspace situated at Ambassador House in town. This initiative of the Cape Town-based Greatmore Studios, runs until Friday 16 November culminating in a public [...]

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Albertina Sisulu’s Century Celebrated

6th November, 2018|Music|

Albertina Sisulu’s Century Celebrated in KZNPO’s 2018 Spring Season Durban City Hall: Season - 1 – 22 November Concert two: 8 November at 7.30pm A programme honouring what would be the centenary of matriarch and stalwart Albertina Sisulu will be performed on Thursday evening as the second part of this week’s KZN Philharmonic concert Spring [...]

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Le Petit Prince – Review By Chris Sutton

5th November, 2018|Theatre|

In celebration of the book's 75th anniversary, the Alliance Française de Durban, the Durban University of Technology, and the French Institute of South Africa have collaborated to stage an African-inspired adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's timeless masterpiece. This is performed by the Market Theatre Foundation's theatre company Kwasha, which has toured South Africa with the [...]

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When In Doubt, Say Darling – Darling – Review by Chris Sutton

2nd November, 2018|Theatre|

Pieter-Dirk Uys’s great skill is his ability to think deeply, write succinctly and present superbly. I don’t think that calling him a genius is far-fetched and his latest show reinforces his standing as one of South Africa's greatest artists. "When in Doubt, Say Darling" takes a side swipe at political correctness and the inability of [...]

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Inspirational Mosaics

1st November, 2018|Music|

KZNPO’s 2018 Spring Season: Week One Durban City Hall: 1 November Tonight, Thursday, is the first concert of the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2018 Spring Season taking place every Thursday for the next four weeks in the Durban City Hall. On the programme is Brahams’ Violin Concerto and Sibelius’ Symphony No.5. Sibelius described his symphony as [...]

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“One Sees Clearly Only With The Heart”

1st November, 2018|Theatre|

The Little Prince supports Movember Durban DUT, Courtyard Theatre: 1 - 3 November An adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic French fable, The Little Prince comes to Durban’s DUT Courtyard Theatre for a short run from 1 - 3 November as part of an extensive national tour honouring the story’s 75th anniversary. Presented by Alliance [...]

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30th October, 2018|Theatre|

Thank you, dear Leah Reed, for your sparkling interview with Pieter Dirk Uys on DYR this morning. It was such a great chat! You can catch Uys tonight and tomorrow (Wed) at the Hex in Pietermaritzburg, and in Durban at the Sneddon on Thursday through Sunday this week and next week in his new one [...]

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Guestroom

26th October, 2018|Art, Music, Other, Theatre|

Guestroom: You arrive, you look around, you start to unpack. The room is prepared for you, you move in for a while. Guest and host meet. They chat, they report, they ask, they sit together, they share a piece of time…. Thursday 8 November Guestroom KZNSA Gallery: 19.00 Guestroom is an interactive analogue chatroom for [...]

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KZNPO’s 2018 Spring Season Is Set to Wow

25th October, 2018|Music|

KZNPO’s 2018 Spring Season is set to wow Durban City Hall: 1 – 22 November The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra has announced details of its 2018 Spring Season. This last leg of the Orchestra’s 2018 World Symphony Series runs in the Durban City Hall each Thursday, between 1 and 22 November, starting at 19h30. “After a [...]

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CSA’s Music Mobility Fund Selects 18 Outstanding Music Tours

22nd October, 2018|Music|

Concerts SA supports touring in South Africa and the SADC region The SAMRO Foundation is proud to announce the results of the August 2018 round of the Concerts SA Music Mobility Fund. Initiated in 2013, this fund offers opportunities for South African musicians to undertake live music tours across southern Africa. A total of eighteen [...]

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Cinderella

18th October, 2018|Theatre|

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 7 Dec- 6 Jan DURBAN: This year’s Kickstart annual festive season family pantomime is a magical, brand new production of everybody’s favourite fairy tale about the kitchen maid with the heart of gold, who wins the hand of a handsome prince: Cinderella comes to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on UKZN campus from [...]

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The Little Prince Celebrates His 75th Anniversary

18th October, 2018|Theatre|

“One sees clearly only with the heart” The Little Prince celebrates his 75th anniversary Durban DUT, Courtyard Theatre: 1 - 3 November An adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic French fable, The Little Prince comes to Durban’s DUT Courtyard Theatre for a short run from 1 - 3 November as part of an extensive national [...]

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When In Doubt, Say Darling!

4th October, 2018|Theatre|

A new entertainment with Pieter-Dirk Uys ....and other darlings. Hexagon theatre, Pmb: 30, 31 Oct / 6, 7 Nov Sneddon Theatre, UKZN, Durban: 1,2,3,4 / 8, 9,10,11 Nov. The newest Pieter-Dirk Uys show – When in Doubt, Say Darling - will have two seasons in KZN: at the Hexagon Theatre in Pietermaritzburg on 30 and [...]

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Freedom Of The Mind

28th September, 2018|Other|

Parks Recreation and Culture Celebration Week: Durban Bay of Plenty lawns: Sat 29 Sept, noon until 8pm The city’s Parks, Recreation & Culture Unit is hosting Freedom of the Mind – a day long free family event to be held at Bay of Plenty, Durban beachfront: next to the Skateboard area, on Saturday 29 September, [...]

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“Boundaries”

28th September, 2018|Theatre|

A season of contemporary dance Directed by Mdu Mtshali / Choreographed by Mdu Mtshali and Tshediso Kabulu Courtyard Theatre, DUT: 3-5 October at 7pm Durban University of Technology’s (DUT) Drama and Production Studies Department presents the Annual Dance Production, a season of contemporary dance entitled “Boundaries”, directed by Mdu Mtshali coming to the Courtyard Theatre [...]

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Guy Buttery Trio

25th September, 2018|Music|

The Guy Buttery Trio takes to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre stage for a special once-off, mid-week concert on Wednesday 10 October. The collaboration consists of a collision of strings, with genius front man Guy Buttery on guitar, Indian born sitar player and vocalist Kanada Narahari- and bass player extraordinaire Shane Cooper. The trio premiered two [...]

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Madala Kunene At Luthuli Museum In Celebration Of Heritage Month

18th September, 2018|Uncategorized|

In association with Concerts SA and Luthuli Museum, iSupport Music Business presents two duos at Luthuli Museum in Groutville on Friday 28 September 2018. Headliner singer-songwriter Madala Kunene will be backed by Njabulo Shabalala on percussions and opening for him will be guitarist Nick Pitman with drummer Riley Giandhari. The doors open at 6pm and [...]

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Sensational Vocalist Andiswa Maduna Live In Hammarsdale

18th September, 2018|Uncategorized|

Seaman’s Corner, Saturday 29 September In association with Concerts SA and Seaman’s Corner, iSupport Music Business presents Andisawa Maduna live in concert at Seaman’s Corner in Hammarsdale. Tickets are just R30 and available at the door. “It is Heritage Month this month, and I am all for our African Music. It's going to be a [...]

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Picture Perfect Hilton Arts Festival

17th September, 2018|Art, Music, Other, Theatre|

Hilton College: 14 – 16 September 2018 Picture-perfect weather, bumper crowds and great art, music and theatre were enjoyed at the 26th annual Hilton Arts Festival taking place in the Midlands over the weekend. Atypically the festival was consistently sunny, bright and warm - despite predictions of rain and wind – which encouraged day trippers [...]

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Live @ The Rainbow- Niathi Zuma’s Debut Album Launch

14th September, 2018|Music|

Saturday 22 September Concerts SA, The Rainbow and Simple Sounds Records are thrilled to announce one of Durban’s most popular emerging Jazz artists, Niathi Zuma’s album Unyana Wom’ntu (Umsamarayi). Pull in to the Rainbow Jazz Club in Pinetown for a day of good food and drinks accompanied by the soothing sounds of Niathi Zuma, Scelo [...]

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A Curios Man With A Camera

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

Hilton Arts Festival Hilton College: 14 – 16 September One of the longest running, constantly-evolving exhibitions at the Hilton Arts Festival, the Out of Character exhibition by photographer Harry Lock can be seen in the foyer of the Centenary Centre this weekend. The project that started in 2014 with Lock wandering around and capturing portraits [...]

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National Youth Concerto Festival

13th September, 2018|Music|

Final Concert in KZNPO Early Spring Season 2018 City Hall: Thursday 13 Sept at 7.30pm Photo Illa Thompson The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra Early Spring Season ends in traditional style on 13 September with the KZN Philharmonic’s Resident Conductor Lykele Temmingh on the podium for the annual National Youth Concerto Festival which showcases the cream of [...]

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Going Once, Going Twice… And Sold!

12th September, 2018|Art, Other|

Hilton Arts Festival Hilton College: 14 – 16 September Residing in the History Room for the second year, Strauss & Co will be displaying a number of magnificent works of art over this weekend at the 26th Hilton Arts Festival. The fine art auctioneers have been an acknowledged pioneer of the online auction platform in [...]

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