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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Word In From KickstArt Theatre Productions

16th July, 2018|Theatre|

Dear Theatre Lovers, Due to the unprecedented response from the public, we are delighted to announce that our sold out production of THE BFG will be remounted in the March school holidays 2019, with the same terrific cast at the Sneddon Theatre! This will be for a short run of 12 performances, from 20 to [...]

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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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Review Of KickstArt’s The BFG By Chris Sutton

25th June, 2018|Theatre|

There is no doubt that Roald Dahl was a giant amongst story tellers. Whilst most of us know him for his somewhat ‘whacky’ children's tales and macabre short stories, he also wrote autobiographical works (Boy and Solo) and the raunchy series featuring ‘Uncle Oswald’. Next to Charlie, from ‘Charlie and The Chocolate Factory’,the ‘BFG’ must [...]

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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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Towering Over Durban

18th June, 2018|Theatre|

Having a giant time in Mini Town, performers from KickstArt’s The BFG romp around Durban’s iconic spot, stepping over diminutive Durban and getting into character ahead of their show which takes place at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from this week. Pictured here are giants, Bryan Hiles who plays the big friend giant, and Mpilo Nzimande [...]

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Today DYR Talks To…. Mpilo “Straw” Nzimande

13th June, 2018|Theatre|

Durban Youth Radio: Youth Week feature Today DYR talks to.... Mpilo “Straw” Nzimande (27) Actor and Performer with KickstArt What is the greatest thing about being a young person in SA today? The greatest thing is that we are growing up in a democratic country, where there are endless possibilities. What is the single biggest [...]

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Today DYR Talks To…. Jake Savage

13th June, 2018|Theatre|

Durban Youth Radio: Youth Week feature Today DYR talks to.... Jake Savage (12) What is the greatest thing about being a young person in SA today? You have the opportunity to experience a wide variety of cultures. And from this we can learn so much about people’s differences but also that we have so much [...]

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Crown Of The Russian Ballet

11th June, 2018|Theatre|

Royal Moscow Ballet Playhouse Opera: 28 July: 2pm and 6pm Royal Moscow Ballet will be returning to South Africa in July with a programme entitled Crown of the Russian Ballet for two shows only in Durban on Saturday July 28 at 2pm and 6pm. This time they bring a ballet programme featuring new works not [...]

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The BFG

8th June, 2018|Theatre|

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 21 June – 8 July Perfect family fare for the July school holidays: The BFG comes to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on UZKN campus from 21 June until 8 July. Following the success of last year’s James and the Giant Peach, Greg King returns to direct this enchanting reimagining of Roald Dahl’s [...]

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The Ocean Deserves Its Own Day!

7th June, 2018|Art, Music, Other, Theatre|

World Oceans Day 2018 Don't let it get to this extent before our sea life becomes extinct! Friday 8 June is World Oceans Day – a global awareness day for the protection of our oceans. This year’s theme is preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean. Drawing attention to World Oceans Day [...]

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INTERSECTIONS Durban

7th June, 2018|Art, Music, Theatre|

ISEA2018 / Digifest05 / IF Durban 23 - 30 June 2018 ISEA2018 is the 24th International Symposium on Electronic Art which will come to Durban from 23 to 30 June creating a city-wide showcase of dozens of exhibitions, events, installations, walks, festivals and activities, and a major global conference on new media art, all talking [...]

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World Environment Day 2018

7th June, 2018|Art, Music, Other, Theatre|

Tuesday 5 June is World Environment Day – the United Nation's most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment, which began in 1974 and has grown to become a global platform for public outreach currently celebrated in over 100 countries. This year’s theme is “Beat Plastic Pollution”, which [...]

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Hilton Arts Festival Jongosi Youth Programme

1st June, 2018|Art, Music, Theatre|

Friday 14 September 2018 Make sure your school is part of the thrill of Jongosi where young people are exposed to the best SA can offer by way of live theatre! Keeping arts alive for future generations, the Hilton Arts Festival works proactively to introduce young people to the wondrous all-encompassing world of live performance [...]

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Review Of Camelot By Gisele Turner

28th May, 2018|Theatre|

Once upon a time … there was a king. He was noble, upright, fair and loving. His heart was given to a beautiful maiden, who became his queen. Together they ruled in the far away, semi- mythical Camelot, a place for living happily ever after if ever there was one. Close your eyes…listen to the [...]

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Interview With Byron McNeil: Singing For His Supper (Instead Of Cooking It)

22nd May, 2018|Theatre|

Words by Adrian Rorvik Young actor Byron McNeil, a charmer with a delightful bass singing voice, makes his first appearance in a KickStart production, starring as a knight in Camelot, Lerner and Loewe’s glorious musical about the life and times of King Arthur at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on UKZN campus from 18 May – [...]

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Review Of KickstArt’s Camelot By Chris Sutton

21st May, 2018|Theatre|

The folklore of King Arthur and his utopian dream of a fair and good world has been the stuff of legend for 100’s of years. Some versions of the tale focus on the concept of Knights and the Round Table, some on King Arthur's relationship with the wizard Merlin and others portray his tempestuous relationship [...]

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The Fashions Of Camelot

21st May, 2018|Theatre|

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 18 May – 3 June Pictured are cast members from KickstArt’s new musical Camelot which opens this weekend and tells the magical tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. It is at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on UKZN campus from 18 May – 3 June, 2018. Camelot features [...]

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If You Love Her, Shower Her With Flowers.

10th May, 2018|Theatre|

KickstArt’s Camelot Mother’s Day: Sunday 13 May ‘The rose is the flower and handmaiden of love – the lily, her fair associate, is the emblem of beauty and purity.’ Dorothea Dix Rising star, young actor Jake Savage offers his mother, Philippa a single rose in honour of Mother’s Day. Jake (12) a Grade 6 pupil [...]

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The Knights Of Star Wars!

4th May, 2018|Theatre|

May the fourth be with you! To many, today is believed to be Star Wars day, playing with the pun May the Force be with you! Related to Geek Pride Day, the fun day has been celebrated annually worldwide since 2011. Classical radio stations in the UK have dedicated whole programmes to Star Wars music, [...]

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Camelot

25th April, 2018|Theatre|

Lerner and Loewe’s glorious musical about the life and times of King Arthur Camelot Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 18 May – 3 June 2018 Hot on the heels of the delicious The Play that Goes Wrong, is the magical tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table: Camelot which comes to the Elizabeth [...]

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Wushwini Gala Fundraising Dinner

18th April, 2018|Art, Music, Other, Theatre|

Wushwini Pan African Centre for Arts Culture and Heritage Pan African Evening ICC: 26 April 2018 Appropriately ahead of Freedom Day, the Wushwini Pan African Centre for Arts Culture and Heritage will be hosting an elegant Pan African Evening – a bespoke fundraising gala dinner at the Durban ICC on 26 April. The centre is [...]

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Triskaidekaphobia on Stage

13th April, 2018|Theatre|

Today is Friday 13th – one of two Friday 13 this year (the other one is in July). Officially known as “Triskaidekaphobia”, which is the fear of Friday 13th, people are often nervous of bad luck, freak accidents and ghost sightings on Friday 13th. Thespians (theatre folk) are particularly superstitious. In a theatre, typically one [...]

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Review Of KickstArt’s Play That Goes Wrong By Chris Sutton

9th April, 2018|Theatre|

I can honestly say that this is the most hilarious pieces of theatre that I have ever seen. So if you are in for a busy Monday and don’t have time to read the whole review - DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW ! The "Play That Goes Wrong" was first staged in London. After winning [...]

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