Welcome To BRICS Film Festival!

21st July, 2018|Other, Theatre|

Welcome to a feast of film!! Dancer Thobi Maphanga from The Rickshaw Collective infront of Durban’s iconic City Hall, welcomes film lovers and BRICS delegates to the city. Durban is currently the best place on the planet for lovers of film with five major international film events taking place. On Monday, the BRICS Film Festival [...]

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BRICS Film Festival Line Up Announced

20th July, 2018|Other|

Durban Playhouse: 22 – 27 July The line up has been announced for the 2018 BRICS Film Festival taking place in the Playhouse, from 22 – 27 July as part of Durban’s city-wide July focus on film. Each BRICS member state will have a day dedicated to showcase five of their best recent films – [...]

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Denis Hurley Centre’s Mobile Clinic Is On The Road

19th July, 2018|Other|

The Denis Hurley Centre (DHC) is proud to be adding a mobile clinic to their roster of services, courtesy of the Japanese Embassy's Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects programme, Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles Durban in Riverhorse Valley, and SA Van Conversions, based in Westmead. Through their off-site outreach programs the DHC provides primary healthcare [...]

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BRICS Film Festival

17th July, 2018|Other|

Durban Playhouse: 22 – 27 July DURBAN: One of the events aligned to the tenth annual 2018 BRICS summit - an international relations conference attended by the heads of state or heads of government of its five member states Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – is the BRICS Film Festival coming to the [...]

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Feast of Films for Durban

14th July, 2018|Other|

Feast of Films for Durban Durban is about to be the best place on the planet for lovers of film with five major international film events taking place over the next fortnight. The winter Durban film season kicks off with the second edition of the Nature, Environment & Wildlife Filmmakers Congress (NEWF) which will take [...]

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National Geographic Society At NEWF

11th July, 2018|Other|

NEWF 2018 Nature, Environment & Wildlife Filmmakers Congress Durban Botanic Gardens: July 16 - 18 DURBAN: Dustin Renwick, programme officer for Storytelling Grants at the National Geographic Society, will be at NEWF 2018. The Durban Botanic Gardens is once again the venue for the second edition of the Nature, Environment & Wildlife Filmmakers Congress (NEWF) [...]

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Hilton Arts Festival 2018 Jongosi Programme

9th July, 2018|Art, Music, Other, Theatre|

Hilton College: 14 – 16 September Bookings for the youth orientated part of the Hilton Arts Festival, the Jongosi Schools Festival is full steam ahead, with the full line up being announced. The Jongosi programme takes place on the first day of the three day festival which takes place on the magnificent grounds of Hilton [...]

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Last Chance To Register For NEWF 2018!

6th July, 2018|Other|

NEWF 2018 Nature, Environment & Wildlife Filmmakers Congress Durban Botanic Gardens: July 16 - 18 Film-producers, conservationists, documentary-makers and individuals keen to network and learn more about nature, environment and wildlife filmmaking can still register for the second edition of the Nature, Environment & Wildlife Filmmakers Congress (NEWF) which will take place at the Durban [...]

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YMCA Signs MoU With Westville Community Corrections

5th July, 2018|Other|

Wednesday 4 July 2018 The ever-proactive Greater Durban YMCA, which provides holistic support for young people, has signed an MoU with the Westville Community Corrections to enable both parties to work more closely together on projects to assist and support ex-offenders and help them integrate back into society. The Y-Justice programme helps to transform young [...]

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NEWF 2018 N.E.W Pitch Finalists Announced

4th July, 2018|Other|

DURBAN: The NEWF N.E.W Pitch short documentary pitching competition aimed at discovering the next generation or nature, environment, wildlife conservation filmmakers, has announced the 2018 finalists. The N.E.W Pitch is one of the key sessions at the Nature Environment and Wildlife Filmmakers Congress (NEWF) taking place from 16 – 18 July at Durban Botanic Gardens [...]

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ISEA2018 DYR Takeover – Friday

29th June, 2018|Art, Music, Other|

Daily Intersections chat – it was great! The end of a great week of astonishing daily chats with Kevin Minter Brown on DYR getting to know some of the inspiring humans behind the wonderful Intersections week. Dinosaurs…robots…electronic French jazz…under-water soundscapes…recycled art…drifting bouys…weather-station hackathons and graffiti calligraphy in light – we have travelled around the world [...]

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Doodling Fred Paulino

29th June, 2018|Art, Music, Other|

Innovation Festival Thursday 28, Friday 29 June: Bond Shed, Point Saturday 30: KZNSA Gallery Fred Paulino from Brazil – whose Gambiologia project (Brazilian practice of makeshift) has been on show at the KZNSA, tries his hand at 3D drawing at the “doodle spot” which is part of the Innovation Festival “Disruptive Technology Exhibition” in the [...]

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Painting By Robots

29th June, 2018|Art, Music, Other|

Innovation Festival Thursday 28, Friday 29 June: Bond Shed, Point Saturday 30: KZNSA Gallery Jasmin Murugan is enjoying her holiday by building her own drawing robot at the “doodle spot” which is part of the Innovation Festival “Disruptive Technology Exhibition” in the Bond Shed on the Point. Innovation Festival (IF) takes the form of an [...]

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Shhhhhh…. Caught With His Hand In The Cookie Jar!

29th June, 2018|Art, Music, Other|

Innovation Festival Thursday 28, Friday 29 June: Bond Shed, Point Saturday 30: KZNSA Gallery TheMakerSpace’s Stephen Gray was caught red handed ..... having fun with a robotic hand, and a 3D printed skeletal hand at the Innovation Festival “Disruptive Technology Exhibition” in the Bond Shed on the Point. TheMakerSpace team is showcasing drones, 3D printing, [...]

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Shedding Some Light On The Matter:

29th June, 2018|Art, Music, Other|

Innovation Festival Thursday 28, Friday 29 June: Bond Shed, Point Saturday 30: KZNSA Gallery TheMakerSpace’s Laetitia Masson is getting creative at the Innovation Festival “Disruptive Technology Exhibition” in the Bond Shed on the Point. TheMakerSpace team is showcasing drones, 3D printing, 3D scanning and has a fun build-your-own drawing robot at the “doodle spot”. Innovation [...]

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“The Motherboard Of All Festivals!”

29th June, 2018|Art, Art Matters, Music, Other|

By Illa Thompson ISEA2018 / Digifest05 / IF Durban INTERSECTIONS Durban Last few days.... 23 – 30 June 2018 Intersections is an overwhelmingly enormous programme of various forms of electronic art which has been consuming the city over the past week. The main players are ISEA2018: the 24th International Symposium on Electronic Art; Digifest05 and [...]

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ISEA2018 DYR Takeover – Thursday

28th June, 2018|Art, Music, Other|

Kevin Minter Brown – you biscuit! We just so love all these early morning chats….. how lucky are we to get to meet such amazing people talking about crazy and fabulous things here in Durbs! Thanks Kevin and Christopher Cole for the opportunity as always. If you missed it – we are talking about some [...]

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Interpret Durban #9

28th June, 2018|Art, Music, Other|

Durban City Hall: Saturday 30 June A collision of art, culture, music and madness takes place at the ninth edition of Interpret Durban this Saturday at the Durban City Hall. The evening, billed as the closing event for the epic Intersections season, will kick off from 6pm. The overarching theme of ID#9 supports the overall [...]

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Innovation Festival

27th June, 2018|Other|

Thursday 28, Friday 29 June: Bond Shed, Point Saturday 30: KZNSA Gallery One of the myriad exciting events embedded within the massive ISEA2018 programme is the Innovation Festival Durban 2018 (IF Durban) incorporating the Disruptive Technology Exhibition taking place at the Bond Shed and Point Waterfront surrounds this Thursday and Friday. The IF Durban 2018 [...]

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ISEA2018 DYR Takeover – Wednesday

27th June, 2018|Art, Music, Other|

Thank you again Kevin Minter Brown and Christopher Cole for an awesome chat on DYR this morning – such a great opportunity to talk about all the dozens of electronic-inspired events happening around the city with ISEA2018 / Digifest05 / IF Durban in full flight. Denis Hurley Centre director Raymond Perrier shared some of the [...]

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ISEA2018 DYR Studio Takeover – Tuesday!

26th June, 2018|Art, Music, Other|

Thank you Kevin Minter-Brown and Christopher Cole for an awesome chat on DYR this morning – so affirming to be able to share the great, quirky and awesome electronic-inspired events happening around the city with ISEA2018 / Digifest05 / IF Durban in full flight. Dancer / choreographer Thobi Maphanga spoke about a dance and sound [...]

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A Tiny World…..

25th June, 2018|Other, Theatre|

Sophie the puppet, with her actor counter-part Belinda Henwood, met some little solar powered robots which had been made by learners and public over the past few days at the KZNSA gallery. The robots were created by “Free Sunshine” - part of the Life Hacking gallery takeover at the KZNSA Gallery – one of the [...]

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When I Grow Up I Want To Be…. Part 2

22nd June, 2018|Music, Other, Theatre|

When I Grow Up I Want To Be... The lead actor in OZMA's silent movie - The Lost World. OZMA is a French Jazz band that will be ending their World Tour performing at ISEA2018, at the KZNSA Gallery on Tuesday 26 June. The band comprises of Stephane Scharle on Drums and Composition; Edouard Sero-Guillaume [...]

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When I Grow Up I Want To Be….

21st June, 2018|Other|

a Gambiologia Robot, or a Free Sunshine Robot, or an African Robot. Fancy creating your very own robot ahead of the ISEA2018 exhibition taking place at the KZNSA on Tuesday 26 June. The week-long cultural ISEA2018 programme starts this Friday with a variety of workshops, including the KZNSA. The workshops at the gallery start tomorrow [...]

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Mic Cream

14th June, 2018|Music, Other|

Berea Mail Father’s Day pic Just like Dad! Trading a microphone for a soft serve is Milan Edwards (5) pictured helping dad, Mark Edwards, ahead of Fathers Day, who has his hands full over the next few weeks as Durban comes alive with a multitude of fabulous events. Mark is on the organising team of [...]

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