“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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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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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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Siyakwamukela Ntwasa Hlobo!!

1st September, 2017|Other|

Thandeka Msweli (left) and Melita Vurden mark Spring Day in Durban’s beautiful Botanic Gardens. Thandeka and Melita are part of the Conference Company team, planning the Mini World Youth Day, a highlight in the calendar of young Catholics across Southern Africa, taking place in December in Durban. South Africa celebrated Spring Day on Friday, 1 [...]

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Springing Into September

1st September, 2017|Other|

Comedian Neil Green welcomes spring in Durban’s majestic Botanic Gardens to celebrate Spring Day. Neil joins Annalakshmi, Glen Biderman Pam, Neil Green, John Vlismas and Jem Atkins in the comedy line up at KZN’s foremost arts festival: the 25th annual Hilton Arts Festival taking place in the Midlands from 15 – 17 September. South Africa [...]

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A Spring Serenade

1st September, 2017|Other, Theatre|

Comedian Neil Green and performer Bryan Hiles have fun in Durban’s majestic Botanic Gardens to celebrate Spring Day, by serenading “Lola” (who joins Bryan as part of the cast of Tie Another Knot in It, a Las-Vegas inspired musical revue). Neil and Bryan will both be performing at KZN’s foremost arts festival: the 25th annual [...]

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Hello Spring!!

1st September, 2017|Music, Other, Theatre|

Thandeka Msweli and Bella Webber mark Spring Day in Durban’s beautiful Botanic Gardens. Bella, a learner at Danville Girls High, will be appearing in Footloose: the high-energy 17th annual Young Performers Production about a kid struggling to fit in and needing to change things in a small conservative town, which will take place at the [...]

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Crafts abound at Hilton

24th August, 2017|Art, Markets & Fairs, Music, Other, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival Hilton College: 15 – 17 September 2017 A huge variety of individual, non-commercial, bespoke, original, hand-made and locally-sourced craft items will be available at this year’s Hilton Arts Festival. Hilton festival endeavours to offer an overall all-encompassing festival experience – so not only is what happens inside the theatre venues a priority, [...]

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Come Hungry! Festival Dining at Hilton

23rd August, 2017|Art, Markets & Fairs, Music, Other, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival Hilton College: 15 – 17 September 2017 The Hilton Festival will offer a range of dining options for festival goers again this year – from fabulous Steam Punk coffee, to unhurried Bistro dining to gentle music, to the lively Castle Lite SAB Beer tent with a myriad food stall options and live [...]

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Lighthouse Bible Church 20 Years Celebration and Book Launch

27th July, 2017|Other|

(My Home – Your Home – Our Home) Lighthouse Bible Church: 05 August 2017 The Lighthouse Bible Church – offering a beacon of hope and solace in KwaMashu – celebrates 20 years of operation with the launch of a commemorative book, and a special birthday service on 5 August. Lighthouse Bible Church, situated behind Cashbuild, [...]

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“The Mighty One” Release of Mini World Youth Day Official Theme Song 2017

25th July, 2017|Music, Other|

Two Durban performers, Justin Nanak and Thandeka Dube-Ndhlovu, have composed an original praise-and-workshop ballad, The Mighty One, which was specially written for the Mini World Youth Day 2017 taking place in Durban from 6 – 10 December 2017, and has been adopted as the festival’s official theme song. The song and accompanying music video was [...]

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A Night Down in New Orleans at Egyptian Ellas

19th July, 2017|Music, Other, Theatre|

The Prep Room, Glenwood Prep School: 28 – 29 July Rhumberlow Theatre - Tina’s Hotel, Kloof: 5 – 6 August Islander Room, Point Yacht Club: 26 – 27 August A series of extraordinary vintage New Orleans-inspired evenings are on the cards, as lovers of jazz and authentic cuisine are invited to A Night Down in [...]

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THE DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BRINGS GERMANY TO SOUTH AFRICA

7th July, 2017|Art, Other|

The 38th edition of the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) is set to captivate audiences with a German Focus, which features ten gripping films by some of Germany’s finest directors, a masterclass by German film industry professionals, as well as networking sessions with the cream of the international film industry crop. Curated by Alex Moussa [...]

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Come Hungry! Festival Dining at Hilton

6th July, 2017|Art, Markets & Fairs, Other, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival Hilton College: 15 – 17 September 2017 The Hilton Festival will offer a range of dining options for festival goers again this year – from fabulous Steam Punk coffee, to unhurried Bistro dining to gentle music, to the lively Castle Lite SAB Beer tent with a myriad food stall options and live [...]

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Dare2Share

29th June, 2017|Other|

Dare2Share Getting to know the homeless of Durban: Statistically and Personally Denis Hurley Centre: Friday 14 July We hope that many people in Durban will join us for the Dare2Share event on Friday 14 July, in and around the Denis Hurley Centre, in partnership with iCare. “Those of us used to more comfortable living arrangements [...]

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Booking now open for: Mini World Youth Day: Durban

15th June, 2017|Other|

A Gathering in Durban of young Catholics from Southern Africa Dbn Exhibition Centre and surrounds: 6 – 10 Dec 2017 June is the month earmarked on our national calendar to celebrate and consider the young people of our land. To this end, June was chosen as the time to publically announce the “mini” World Youth [...]

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Point Yacht Club Father’s Day

14th June, 2017|Other, Sport|

Sunday 18 June While the keen sailors are competing offshore of Durban, the Point Yacht Club invites land-based fathers to come and enjoy a Father’s Day braai on the lawns of the club this Sunday. Informal seating will be set up on the club’s main lawns overlooking the yacht mole, with safe activities for the [...]

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John Vlismas, Aaron McIlroy and Jem Atkins in “An Evening of Chemody”

13th June, 2017|Other, Theatre|

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre @ 7.30pm: Monday June 26 Durban audiences are set to enjoy a completely unique evening of belly laughter at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on Monday 26 June at 7.30pm as three of our favourite funny men: John Vlismas, Aaron McIlroy and Jem Atkins, join forces for an excellent cause, to help contribute [...]

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Point Yacht Club 125th Birthday Celebrations

5th May, 2017|Music, Other, Sport|

Band on the Bay: POSTPONED - NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON! A significant birthday deserves a memorable big bash, and to mark this momentous occasion for the Point Yacht Club’s historic milestone, the club welcomes one and all to join them at their party on Saturday 20 May. Celebrating their 125th birthday, the club [...]

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Find healing through the art of writing

5th May, 2017|Art, Other|

Write to Right Westville, Durban: 13 June to 8 August 2017 Write to Right is a specialised short interactive writing course which is being offered by two leading Durban-based creative thinkers - a physician Laura Campbell and an artist / theologian, Bernice Stott - as a vehicle to encourage healing and wellbeing. “We are offering [...]

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Diakonia Council of Churches – Good Friday Service 2017

30th March, 2017|Other|

“Whom shall I send?” Durban Exhibition Centre: Friday 14 April: 5:15am for 6am. Diakonia Council of Churches, which recently celebrated 40 years of working towards a just society, presents its annual ecumenical Good Friday service at dawn on Friday 14 April starting at the Durban Exhibition Centre (DEC) before processing – in silence – through [...]

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TWIST Projects Launches Bi-Lingual Compilation Of South African Scripts

23rd March, 2017|Other, Theatre|

Twist Theatre Development Projects, the dynamic KZN-based organisation that works on bridging the gap between community theatre and the theatre industry, will be launching a new compilation of eleven theatre scripts in English and isiZulu. The scripts are the result of collaborations between four community-based theatre groups and an assortment of professional theatre writers, directors [...]

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Sing with One Voice

21st February, 2017|Music, Other|

400 children united in song! Junior Schools Choir Concert Emmanuel Cathedral: Thursday 23 Feb from 12.30 – 2pm This Thursday (23 February) the Denis Hurley Centre is hosting their second annual Sing with One Voice Junior Schools Choir Concert taking place in the Emanuel Cathedral during which 400 children will be singing together. This will [...]

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Mo Magic: Moments of Wonder

15th February, 2017|Other, Theatre|

Dbn: Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 9-12 March 2017 Pmb: Hexagon Theatre: 30 March - 1 April Following the success of his 2016 theatre tour, magician extraordinaire Mo Magic is set to intrigue, astonish and entertain KZN audiences with his brand new theatre show titled Moments of Wonder which comes to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on UKZN [...]

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Curious Learning encourage learners to become lifelong readers.

9th February, 2017|Other|

Leading literacy researchers, Tinsley Galyean and Stephanie Gottwald from Curious Learning in the USA, recently visited a MRP Foundation supported school in KwaZulu-Natal to observe the exciting progress of their technology-based literacy programme in action. With a heart to combat global illiteracy and reduce global poverty, Curious Learning partnered with MRP Foundation in 2014 to [...]

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