Carols Cancelled

20th December, 2018|Markets & Fairs, Music, Other|

Due to the forecasted bad weather predicted for this evening (Thursday 20 December), uMhlanga Tourism have sadly been forced to cancel the 2018 Carols Under the Stars that were scheduled to take place at Granada Square at sunset. Peter Rose stated, "After serious consideration we had to take the unfortunate decision to cancel this event!" [...]

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Miss uMhlanga 2018 Is A Winner

19th December, 2018|Other|

uMhlanga Main Beach was hot and happening on Monday 17 December when dozens of beautiful girls took part in the tenth Miss uMhlanga Beauty pageant. With the ocean and sand as a backdrop, and a breeze to cool the 30-degree sunshine, the competition was fun and relaxed. Beachgoers pulled up their deckchairs and enjoyed watching [...]

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Waitrons’ Race – It’s Cool to Serve!

18th December, 2018|Holiday, Other, Sport|

uMhlanga Summer Festival, 2018 The uMhlanga Summer Festival 2018 uMhlanga: 14 – 23 December The new kid on the block this year, the first wacky ‘Waitronathon’ is one of the feature events taking place on Sunday 23 December during the annual uMhlanga Summer Festival. On 23 December waitrons from participating uMhlanga restaurants and hotels will [...]

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Miss uMhlanga

13th December, 2018|Other|

uMhlanga Summer Festival, 2018 Monday 17 Dec: Millennium Stage The tenth Miss uMhlanga Beauty Pageant will take place in the morning on Monday 17 December 2018 on the beach, as one of the highlights of the uMhlanga Summer Festival programme. The annual Miss uMhlanga Beauty Pageant will take place at 11.30am on Monday 17 December [...]

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Whose Line?

6th December, 2018|Other|

4th annual Durban Comedy Festival 2018 Whose Line? Gateway Hotel: Sat 22 Dec Wrapping up the fourth annual Durban Comedy Festival, On Fire Comedy presents Whose Line? At the Gateway Hotel on Saturday 22 December. Durban biggest comedy fest is back, with the side-splitting comedy feast is similar to the popular US TV show, Whose [...]

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Maritime Winners Announced

6th December, 2018|Other|

Innovate Durban Maritime Youth Innovation Challenge After an inspiring, exciting and gruelling six-month challenge, innovators Smartipants were awarded first place in the Maritime Youth Innovation Challenge at the prize-giving awards ceremony held this weekend. This is the fourth Youth Innovation Challenge, the flagship programme of Durban ideas and strategy incubator, Innovate Durban, with the 2018 [...]

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Introducing New D’Urban Scarlet Gin

3rd December, 2018|Other|

Distillery 031 Adding to their range of award -winning craft distilled gins, Distillery 031 are proud to announce their latest colourful creation, the D’Urban Scarlet Gin. The D’Urban Scarlet Gin is the world’s first gin made with cascara or coffee cherries. Cascara is the red, fleshy covering around the coffee bean which adds a subtle [...]

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Donate A Child’s Book For Christmas

28th November, 2018|Other|

Feed the Mind Book Drive – donate before December 6 Understanding that it is the season for giving, a collective of caring Durbanites are urging the public to donate children’s books as part of an organised book drive for an amazing school located just outside KwaMashu called Quarry Heights Primary. “After years of teaching from [...]

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SPAR KZN Brings Festive Cheer To Field Rangers At Hluhluwe – Imfolozi Park

28th November, 2018|Other|

This weekend (November 23/24), SPAR KZN visited various ranger camps in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park with the Hilltop (Hluhluwe) and Imfolozi Honorary Officers to deliver 190 food hampers to the men and women working in the field. This is the 5th year that SPAR has visited the park to show appreciation for the work the rangers [...]

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Maritime Youth Innovation Challenge

23rd November, 2018|Other|

2018 Youth Innovation Challenge The fourth Youth Innovation Challenge, Innovate Durban’s flagship programme, is wrapping up with 26 finalists grouped into 12 teams, presenting their final pitch and the four category winners being announced on 30 November. The Youth Innovation Challenge with a core focus on maritime, began in May this year with 120 keen [...]

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uMhlanga Summer Festival, 2018

21st November, 2018|Holiday, Music, Other, Sport|

It’s Cool to Care The Umhlanga Summer Festival 2018 uMhlanga: 14 – 23 December The annual uMhlanga Summer Festival brings a myriad family-centred holiday activities to uMhlanga for the 2018 festive season for visitors and locals alike, from 14 – 23 December. Understanding that the season is about goodwill, family and community, the theme for [...]

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Chris Sutton’s Review Of The Beaujolais Nouveau

19th November, 2018|Other|

Durban has many well-hidden secrets. I don't think this it is because Durbanites are narrow minded or slack; it is simply that there is so much to do and such a diverse range of activities that they simply focus on what 'floats there boats', rather than follow trends. The Alliance Francaise in Sutton Park, Windermere [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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All Set For Hilton Arts Festival

8th September, 2018|Art, Music, Other, Theatre|

Hilton College 14 – 16 September 2018 Everything takes place on the campus of Hilton College – over three days: Friday 14, Saturday 15 and Sunday 16. Get there early - there is often a queue to get in through the main gates! Become familiar with the festival map as quickly as possible so you [...]

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Waiting In The Wings

8th September, 2018|Other, Theatre|

Today is the 52nd International Literacy Day. The UN initiative has a focus on Literacy and Skills Development this year, and dancers Braigen Yunnie (10), Madison Behm (11), Phumzile Zide (12), Ammer Basson (15), Teegan Canham (11) and Taurin Yunnie (13) are pictured in the wings of the Playhouse Opera stage during the final dress [...]

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HAF2018 Celebrates International Literacy Day

5th September, 2018|Art, Markets & Fairs, Other, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival celebrates Literacy Hilton College: 14 – 16 September This Saturday marks the 52nd International Literacy Day that will be celebrated globally, sharing the awareness and need for literacy, the 26th Hilton Arts Festival pays homage to the written word. The all-encompassing Midlands festival plays host to three book launches by UKZN Press, [...]

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With A SPRING In Their Step

1st September, 2018|Art, Music, Other, Theatre|

Celebrating the first day of spring (Saturday), Hilton College boys leap off the RMB Think Bench that is on campus ahead of the Hilton Arts Festival. The benches that spans 14 meters is one of the large outdoor art pieces that will be part of the three day festival. Pictured are pupils from Hilton College, [...]

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Richard Haslop At Hilton Fest

31st August, 2018|Music, Other|

Hilton Arts Festival Hilton College: 14 – 16 September Respected music guru, raconteur supreme and multitalented musician, Richard Haslop, will be giving two presentations and is part of a post-movie screening discussion at the Hilton Arts Festival on Saturday 15 September. “Attendance at the presentations, where I will talk about the music and play examples [...]

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Shhhhhhh….Secret Sunrise At Hilton Fest

30th August, 2018|Other|

Hilton Arts Festival Hilton College: 14 – 16 September Pssst – Kicking off the second day of the fest, Secret Sunrise comes to the Hilton Arts Festival this year on Saturday 15 September at Hilton College. Billed to be about letting go, having fun and dancing to celebrate the sun and yet another beautiful day [...]

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Magic And Mentalism At The Hilton Arts Festival

29th August, 2018|Music, Other|

Hilton College: 14 – 16 September Weaving a magic spell and impressing with his powers of mentalism, Brendon Peel will be appearing at the 26th Hilton Arts Festival at Hilton College from 14 – 16 September with his show Hocus Pocus. Brendon Peel has performed across SA and on an array of international platforms. He [...]

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