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.

Putting on the Glitz

8th March, 2019|Theatre|

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 3 – 7 April Its glitzy, its glamorous – it’s Ian von Memerty, together with his ‘better half’, Vivienne in their latest production Putting on the Glitz, coming to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on UKZN campus from 3 – 7 April, 2019. Returning to Durban by popular demand, Ian von Memerty renowned [...]

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The Inspiration Of Bells

7th March, 2019|Music|

KZNPO Summer Season Durban City Hall - Thurs 7 March at 7.30pm Tickets @ Computicket The sound of bells is a motif to be explored during Thursday evening’s final concert in the 2019 Summer Symphony Season (Thursday 7 March) of glorious music in Durban City Hall by the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of [...]

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Sibongile Gwacela @ The Jazzy Rainbow

6th March, 2019|Music|

Friday 22 March This performance by Sibongile Gwacela 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. Sibongile Gwacela [...]

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Zintle Msane @ The Jazzy Rainbow

6th March, 2019|Music|

Friday 15 March This performance by Zintle Msane 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 jazz [...]

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2019 Zakifo Music Festival

4th March, 2019|Music|

24 May - 01 June 2019 Ben Harper, Asa, Sho Madjozi, Beatenberg, Meute, Red Robyn, Eme & Moonchild Sanelley, Dope Saint Jude, Dobet Gnahoré, Maker-Overs, Puts Marie, Sands, Granmah, Lindigo, Maia & the Big Sky, Sobantwana The fifth annual Zakifo Music Festival lands on Durban’s shores over two consecutive weekends from 24 May until 1 [...]

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Nine Teams To Converge For SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge – DBN Central

4th March, 2019|Sport|

SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge Durban Central Regional 3 Schools Trust: Sunday 10 March Hot on the heels of the third regional, schools from around Durban converge at the 3 Schools Trust astro turf for the Durban Central Regional in the 2019 SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge taking place on Sunday 10 March. Nine teams [...]

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Defending Champs Stand Firm

4th March, 2019|Sport|

SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge Pietermaritzburg North and Central Regionals St John’s D.S.G. and The Wykeham Collegiate The two defending champs stood firm in gloomy, grey weather at the first two regionals of the ninth year of the SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge. Yesterday, 13 schools took to the wet pitch at St John’s D.S.G., [...]

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Durban North Regional Heads To Crawford’s Turf

28th February, 2019|Sport|

SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge Durban North Regional Crawford La Lucia: Saturday 9 March The third regional in the 2019 SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge gets rolling on Saturday 9 March at Crawford La Lucia. Eight teams will gather at this year’s regional, taking to the pitch to participate in 20 minute one way running [...]

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Destiny, Love, Chance And Fate

27th February, 2019|Music|

Week three: KZNPO Summer Season Durban City Hall Thurs 28 Feb at 7.30pm Tickets @ Computicket Destiny, love, chance and fate are some of the themes explored during Thursday evening’s concert in the 2019 Summer Symphony Season (Thursday 28 February) of glorious music in Durban City Hall by the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton [...]

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Mbijana Sibisi Kicks Of SA Tour With Performance At The Playhouse

22nd February, 2019|Music|

In association with Concerts SA, iSupport Music Business presents guitarist and vocalist Mbijana Sibisi on tour in KwaZulu-Natal, the Eastern Cape and the Western Cape. The South African artist who is now based in Belgium, will be touring South Africa between 1 March and 1 May 2019. His tour will kick off on Friday 1 [...]

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Pietermaritzburg Central And Northern Regionals

22nd February, 2019|Sport|

SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge St John’s D.S.G. and The Wykeham Collegiate: Sunday 3 March Firing up the 2019 SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge, the first two regionals tip off in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday 3 March. Host for the Pietermaritzburg Central Regional is St John’s D.S.G. while up the road, The Wykeham Collegiate [...]

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Cape Town Pianist Lihle Dunjana Brings iGugu To KwaZulu-Natal

20th February, 2019|Music|

In association with Concerts SA, iSupport Music Business presents Cape Town based pianist and composer Lihle Dunjana on tour in KwaZulu-Natal. Dunjana will be performing on Friday 1 March at Luthuli Museum in Groutville, Saturday 2 March at Seaman’s Corner in Hammarsdale and Sunday 3 March at Artizen in KwaMashu. The project Dunjana is presenting [...]

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Olive Schreiner Prize Presented To Neil Coppen’s Tin Buck Drum

20th February, 2019|Other, Theatre|

Neil Coppen’s Tin Bucket Drum, wins English Academy of Southern Africa Olive Schreiner Prize Wits University Press is delighted to announce that Neil Coppen’s play, Tin Bucket Drum, has won the English Academy of Southern Africa Olive Schreiner Prize for Drama (2018). The Olive Schreiner Prize for drama forms part of a larger annual competition [...]

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Argentinean Duet: Ariel & Juana Durban & South Coast Tour

19th February, 2019|Music|

Argentinean-born, Johannesburg-based duo Ariel & Juana are touring Durban and the South Coast in February, in association with Concerts SA. Comprised by renowned double-bassist Ariel Zamonsky and vocalist Juana Pires Rafael, this acoustic duet generates a sense of intimacy with the listener through the exploration of the vast possibilities of dynamic and emotional range. The [...]

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Pallavi Mahidhara In Durban

19th February, 2019|Music|

Piano in the spotlight for the second KZNPO Summer Season concert Durban City Hall: Second concert: Thursday 21 February Indian-American pianist Pallavi Mahidhara is in Durban to perform two concerts – she is the featured soloist for the second concert in the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra (KZNPO) four-concert 2019 Summer Season, under the baton of principal [...]

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A Glass Door Distorting The Truth.

13th February, 2019|Uncategorized|

STUDENTS AND AUDIENCE BOTH HELD HOSTAGE AT UKZN This is a true story. Last Friday night 200 striking students held over 150 people hostage in the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre at KZN during our performance of my latest show Common & Class - Ian Von Memerty & Gino Fabbri. Just before the end of Act One [...]

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Ben Harper At Zakifo Music Festival

13th February, 2019|Music|

Durban Botanic Gardens: Sunday 1 June Grammy-Award winning, multi-platinum-selling artists Ben Harper and his band are coming to South Africa in June 2019 to headline at the Zakifo Music Festival on 1 June at the Durban Botanic Gardens. He will be performing alongside: Aṣa (Nigeria/France), Beatenberg, Maia & the Big Sky (Kenya), Red Robyn and [...]

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Luh’ra Luv National Tour

12th February, 2019|Music|

Luh’ra Luv National Tour – February 2019 In association with Concerts SA, Cape Town-based singer and songwriter Luh’ra will be presenting live in the second half of February her debut EP, titled Luh’ra Luv, in Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban. Accompanied by her golden guitar, the best way to describe Luh’ra’s music would be acoustic [...]

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USiza – An Adaptation Of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

12th February, 2019|Theatre|

DUT Drama Studies presents its annual IsiZulu Production: USiza An adaptation of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Courtyard Theatre, DUT: 1-8 March 2019 nightly at 6 pm DUT Drama Studies presents its annual isiZulu production, USiza - an adaptation of Shakespeare’s great tragedy, Julius Caesar at the Courtyard Theatre at DUT running from 1 - 8 March [...]

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The Show Must Go On….

10th February, 2019|Theatre|

Performers Ian von Memerty and Gino Fabbri are doing a pop-up mini-tour of KZN as they take their comedy / music show Common and Class to the suburbs since their show was closed down by protesting students on Friday evening at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. On Friday evening, approximately 200 striking students held an audience [...]

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Valentine’s Start To KZNPO’S Thrilling 2019 Summer Season

6th February, 2019|Music|

Season: Durban City Hall: Thursdays 14 February to 7 March First concert: Thursday 14 February The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra (KZNPO) proudly opens its four-concert 2019 Summer Season which runs in the Durban City Hall every Thursday on Valentine’s Day 14 February, running weekly until 7 March starting at 19h30. The season continues to uphold the [...]

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2019 Regional Tournament Dates Announced

1st February, 2019|Sport|

SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge The dates for the ninth SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge have been announced with the ten regionals taking place around KZN. The year gets underway a week later than previous years with the usual Northern KZN regional nestling in midway on the 2019 calendar. A bumper March has [...]

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Common & Class

31st January, 2019|Theatre|

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 6 - 17 February Two riotously hilarious and versatile performers in a laugh-a-minute clash of cultures. The ultra-classy Ian von Memerty (Strictly Come Dancing, SA’s Got Talent and A Handful of Keys) reluctantly teams up with the unashamedly Philistine from De Aar, Gino Fabbri (Gino Fabbri is Completely Nuts) for an outrageous [...]

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New SA Tour Of Russian Ballet For 2019

29th January, 2019|Theatre|

Playhouse Opera on Saturday 9 March at 2pm and 6pm Russian cultural impresario, Edouard Miasnikov, has announced the 2019 tour of the Royal Moscow Ballet to South Africa presenting three pieces: Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Overture: Fantasy; the third movement of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.6 (Pathétique); and excerpts from Carl Orff’s scenic cantanta, Carmina Burana – [...]

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Candlelight Vigil For Zimbabwe

28th January, 2019|Other|

Hi friends A reminder about this significant event this evening. Please do join us! And please help to spread the word... The event and all details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/297223330979682/

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