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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Review Of Shall We Dance by Chris Sutton

11th September, 2018|Theatre|

The 26th edition of Shall we Dance, hosted by ECR's Damon Beard, produced and directed by Neville Letard and Caryl Cusens, is another bumper edition, hosted by the Playhouse which maintains its classic charm despite the slow onset of urban decay that is creeping over Durban's City precinct. The lineup is an eclectic one, featuring [...]

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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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The Life Of Hiles

6th September, 2018|Music, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival Hilton College: 14 – 16 September One of Durban’s most recognised actors with charming chameleon-like characteristics, Bryan Hiles, has a busy patch ahead of him at the 26th Hilton Arts Festival in four productions with seven performances over the three day festival. He will be front-and-centre in the gentle telling of the [...]

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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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Who Dunnit? Selwyn and Gabriel

3rd September, 2018|Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival Hilton College: 14 – 16 September In the dead of night… that is the how the poignant two hander, Selwyn and Gabriel begins, written by Richard Kaplan, this magical modern mystery about two strangers with secrets comes to the Hilton Arts Festival this year. This is the second production that Kaplan, a [...]

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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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Lighting Up Hilton Arts Festival

24th August, 2018|Music, Other, Theatre|

Hilton College: 14 – 16 September Lighting up people’s lives, Durban’s Michael Taylor-Broderick will be front and centre at the 26th Hilton Arts Festival taking place at Hilton College from 14 – 16 September. Broderick, who is Festival Technical Director, will be overseeing the phenomenal team of bright sparks putting the spotlight on a number [...]

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Doccies And Talks At Hilton Arts Festival

23rd August, 2018|Music, Other, Theatre|

Hilton College: 14 - 16 September A side serving of fantastic fare at this year’s 26th Hilton Arts Festival taking place on the weekend of 14 - 16 September at Hilton College, includes two award winning documentaries, and two inspiring mindscape talks. Artist and photographer turned documentary filmmaker, Janet Soloman’s beautifully carfted environmental documentary, Becoming [...]

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Double Enjoys A Double Dose Of German “Singspiel”

23rd August, 2018|Music, Theatre|

Visiting Italian virtuoso pianist, Alessandro Taverna, and DUT actor Mpilonhle Makhaye enjoy tiny bite-size German delicacies to honour Durban’s hosting two productions featuring German “Singspiele” - a small-scale operatic musical drama in which spoken dialogue is interspersed with song Dr Pamela Tancsik stages and directs Marikana to Mahagonny – an adaptation of the seldom performed [...]

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Cabaret And Tribute Shows At Hilton Arts Festival

22nd August, 2018|Music, Theatre|

Hilton College: 14 - 16 September The hills are alive with the sound of music, at the 26th Hilton Arts Festival enjoy a number of tribute and cabaret shows and some phenomenal original local talents are on offer at festival weekend. Slotting into the section of new and original music, back again, the beautiful husband [...]

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On A Budget At The Fest

21st August, 2018|Art Matters, Markets & Fairs, Music, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival Hilton College: 14 - 16 September As always, the annual Hilton Arts Festival is completely accessible if you are on a budget with tons of free stuff to do over the weekend of 14 - 16 September. A number of venues will host free music throughout the three days of the festival, [...]

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Mike van Graan’s Green Man Flashing For Hilton

20th August, 2018|Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival: 14 – 16 September 2018 One of the two Flagship Productions of the 26th annual Hilton Arts Festival which will be hosted on the campus of Hilton College from 14 – 16 September, 2018, is Mike van Graan’s contemporary fast-paced South African political thriller, Green Man Flashing. The festival invites the most [...]

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Great Comedy At Hilton Arts Festival

17th August, 2018|Theatre|

Hilton College: 14 – 16 September 2018 There is a particularly strong line up of comedy this year at KZN’s premier arts festival: the 26th annual Hilton Arts Festival which will once again be hosted on the campus of Hilton College from 14 – 16 September, 2018. Some of the country’s most respected comedians will [...]

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Calling Lovers Of Afrikaans Drama!

17th August, 2018|Theatre|

DIE REUK VAN APPELS Comes to Hilton Arts Festival Following sold-out performances and a sensational national tour (including the 2017 National Arts Festival main programme and the Fugard Theatre), the award-winning production Die Reuk van Appels features at the Hilton Arts Festival. Gideon Lombard stars in this stage adaption of the acclaimed 1993 debut novel [...]

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Double Dose Of Slab!

16th August, 2018|Art, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival, Hilton: 14 – 16 September 2018. Super creative husband and wife team, Paul and Carol Slabolepszy, will both be at the Hilton Arts Festival this year – coming to Hilton from 14 – 16 September. Paul is presenting his play – Suddenly the Storm - and doing a talk – A Slice [...]

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Shall We Dance 2018

16th August, 2018|Theatre|

Playhouse Opera: 7 – 16 September The popular annual dance extravaganza, Shall we Dance, returns to the Playhouse Opera from 7 – 16 September for the 26th staging of this much-loved Durban dance showcase. Bringing a number of dancing genres to life on the stage, Shall we Dance showcases the magnificent styles of Ballroom, Latin [...]

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Paying Homage To The Mining Tragedy Of Marikana

16th August, 2018|Theatre|

DUT Drama Presents Marikana to Mahagonny DUT Courtyard Theatre: 27 – 31 August, 2018 To honour the anniversary of Marikana, the drama department of DUT is hosting a special production: Marikana to Mahagonny in which the cast pay homage to the mining tragedy. Dr Pamela Tancsik adapts and directs Marikana to Mahagonny – an adaptation [...]

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DUT Drama Presents Marikana To Mahagonny

14th August, 2018|Theatre|

DUT Courtyard Theatre: 27 – 31 August, 2018 Dr Pamela Tancsik adapts and directs Marikana to Mahagonny – an adaptation of the seldom performed masterful operatic songplay by iconic German powerhouse music makers – Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht which plays for a short season at DUT Courtyard Theatre from 27 until 31 August nightly [...]

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Where To Find Your Programme

13th August, 2018|Art, Markets & Fairs, Music, Other, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival Hilton College: 16 – 18 September The full programme for the 26th Hilton Arts Festival is available from Sunday 12 August and bookings open up online from Monday 13 August. KZN’s premier arts festival: the 26th annual Hilton Arts Festival will once again be hosted on the campus of Hilton College from [...]

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Booking Opens Today For The Hilton Arts Festival….

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

All set for Hilton Arts Festival Hilton College: 14 – 16 September 2018 Booking for KZN’s premier arts festival: the 26th annual Hilton Arts Festival which will be hosted on the campus of Hilton College from 14 – 16 September, 2018, opens nation-wide today. The festival invites the most interesting offerings from the creative industries [...]

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Focus On Mandela

8th August, 2018|Art, Markets & Fairs, Music, Other, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival Hilton College: 14 – 16 September In hour of Nelson Mandela’s centenary year, the Hilton Arts Festival will have a special Madiba focus in September at the Hilton College grounds, artistically affirming the attributes he personified. From art-work to theatre, blankets to installations and massive public art sculptures – the Hilton Arts [...]

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Game Changer Award Announced

31st July, 2018|Theatre|

5 new groups on board and Game Changer Award announced TWIST THEATRE 2018 Twist Theatre Development Projects launched its new programme recently, with the induction of five community theatre groups into the project’s annual development programme of workshops, performances and festivals. The five new groups include The Township Academy of Arts from Umlazi, Ithuba Labasha [...]

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