Alice In Wonderland Review By Chris Sutton (The RatLine)

5th December, 2019|Theatre|

Betterer and Betterer! KickstArt have trumped the deck with this year's pantomime! Alice in Wonderland was not my favourite story when I was a child. When opening a gift of a richly illustrated edition I was put off by a scary picture of the Cheshire Cat. My interest in the story was rekindled much later [...]

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The Story Of South African Jazz

28th November, 2019|Music|

Volume Two Rivertown Contemporary Art Gallery: Fri 6 Dec 2019 @ 6pm Featuring: South African Jazz Pioneers and Next Generation DURBAN: The Story of South African Jazz, the second volume of the three-part book series about musicians talking about musicians, eras, and influences, will be launched at the Rivertown Contemporary Art Gallery with a free [...]

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Vendors Needed For

28th November, 2019|Markets & Fairs, Music, Other|

Peace and Living Green Festival Inanda Dam: Sun 8 December Stalls are available for vendors to participate in a glorious festive-season day-long Peace and Living Green festival being held at the beautiful Inanda Dam on Sunday 8 December. The festival is being held prior to Christmas and at the beginning of the holidays to allow [...]

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KickstArt’s Alice in Wonderland

26th November, 2019|Theatre|

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre 29 November 2019 to 5 January 2020 KickstArt's family end-of-year 2019 pantomime is a spectacular new production based on the classic book by Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, which comes to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 29 November until 5 January. Durban’s daring and bold theatre production company, KickstArt, has a [...]

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Fun On The Beach This Holiday

21st November, 2019|Holiday, Music, Other|

uMhlanga Summer Festival, 2019 uMhlanga: 14 – 23 December The annual uMhlanga Summer Festival brings a myriad family-centred, holiday activities to uMhlanga for the 2019 festive season for visitors and locals alike, from 14 – 23 December. The theme for this year’s festival is Colours of Africa: Embracing all that is Beautiful. The season, as [...]

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#HeTwo Review By Chris Sutton (The RatLine)

21st November, 2019|Theatre|

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu said that "Evita Bezuidenhout is not a woman, Evita Bezuidenhout is a legend." 25 years after his veritable tent full of clowns relinquished power to a new dispensation, Pieter-Dirk Uys still makes the legendary Tannie relevant. In a series of movie clips and on stage appearances, Pieter-Dirk Uys reveals how and [...]

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It’s A Kinda Magic

19th November, 2019|Other|

Practising the art of Sabrage – opening a bottle of champagne with a sword, professional clown – Hilton resident - Gavin Stockden gets in some much needed practice ahead of this Friday’s Beaujolais Nouveau at the Alliance Française de Durban. Stockden will be performing some of his magic and mayhem during the festivities where visitors [...]

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Here Kitty Kitty

19th November, 2019|Theatre|

Pieter Dirk Uys and Evita Bezuidenhout together in #HeTwo: Evita Exposed Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, Dbn: 19 – 24 Nov Enjoying a quiet moment after setting up for his show, entertainer Pieter Dirk Uys opted to spend some quality time with some lucky kitties: Cal the Ginger won the heart of the well-known South African entertainer [...]

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You’re Simply The Bass!

18th November, 2019|Music|

Budding double bass player, Hlakanipho Xolo, was among the musicians and singers who spent the weekend rehearsing for a very special fund-raising concert taking place this Saturday afternoon at 2.30pm at the Durban Music School, Play Your Part Gala Performance. Conducted by Russel Guy Scott with the KZN Youth Wind Band, Clermont Community Choir, Voices [...]

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Final Concert In KZN Philharmonic’s 2019 Spring Season

18th November, 2019|Music|

Durban City Hall: Thursdays from 31 October to 21 November Final Week: Thurs 21 November at 7.30pm The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2019 Spring Season, wraps up its four week season on Thursday 21 November, each World Symphony Series concert starting at 19h30 in the Durban City Hall. Regrettably last week’s concert was cancelled due to [...]

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TONIGHT’s CONCERT is CANCELLED

14th November, 2019|Uncategorized|

KZN Philharmonic’s 2019 Spring Season Durban City Hall: Week three Thursday 14 November at 7.30pm Good afternoon I have just heard from the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra’s Management that tonight’s Spring Season concert scheduled to take place in the Durban City Hall has been cancelled due to the anticipated storm. The Weather Bureau has suggested that [...]

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Play Your Part Gala Performance

14th November, 2019|Music|

KZN Youth Wind Band Durban Music School: Saturday 23 November at 2.30pm Durban: On Saturday 23 November at 2.30pm, the KwaZulu-Natal Youth Wind Band (KZNYWB) will present Play Your Part Gala Performance a one-show-only musical programme including two moving wind band pieces honouring significant women of Zulu royal history, Queen Nandi and Princess Mkabayi, in [...]

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Q&A #HeTwo: Pieter Dirk Uys Exposed

14th November, 2019|Theatre|

The Hexagon, Pmb: 14 – 16 Nov Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, Dbn: 19 – 24 Nov Multi– award winning, multifaceted South African performer, author, satirist and social activist, Pieter Dirk Uys returns to KZN to perform in his latest show, #HeTwo: Evita Exposed. Pieter Dirk Uys will deliver his new show #HeTwo: Evita Exposed.in Durban at [...]

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2019 Fête Du Beaujolais Nouveau

12th November, 2019|Other|

Alliance Francaise de Durban presents Friday 22 November. Join the Alliance Française de Durban for a magical evening to celebrate the arrival of the Beaujolais Nouveau. Be part of the global celebration of this French tradition of tasting the new wine – and support the bursary fund for Francophone scholars. The Beaujolais Nouveau is a [...]

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Week Three In The Spring Season

12th November, 2019|Music|

KZN Philharmonic’s 2019 Spring Season Durban City Hall: Week three Thursday 14 November at 7.30pm Spring rains and sublime music are welcome companions! This Thursday is the third concert in the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2019 Spring Season, which runs in the Durban City Hall every Thursday until 21 November, starting at 19h30. Roderick Cox makes [...]

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Lest We Forget!

11th November, 2019|Other|

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month War…. when will we ever learn? Thinly disguised pain gets passed down through the generations When will it be no longer part of our societal DNA? Paper poppies on forgotten graves disintegrating in the rain

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Bongani Tembe Celebrates 25

7th November, 2019|Music|

KZN Philharmonic celebrates 25 years of democracy, and 25 years of Bongani Tembe’s leadership 2019 KZN Philharmonic Spring Season: Week Two: Durban City Hall: Thursday 7 November at 7.30pm A very special concert is planned for this evening, Thursday 7 November, in Durban’s City Hall during which the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates 25 years of [...]

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KZN Philharmonic Celebrates 25…

5th November, 2019|Music|

25 years of democracy, and 25 years of Bongani Tembe’s leadership 2019 KZN Philharmonic Spring Season: Week Two: Durban City Hall: Thursday 7 November at 7.30pm A very special concert is planned for Thursday 7 November in Durban’s City Hall during which the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates 25 years of our country’s democracy, as well [...]

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Words And Music

31st October, 2019|Music|

KZN Philharmonic’s 2019 Spring Season Durban City Hall: Thursdays from 31 Oct to 21 Nov Mark Nixon and Christopher Duigan on piano in One Piano Four Hands Tatham Art Gallery: Sun 3 Nov at 11:30am For lovers of Mozart, a veritable compendium of his works is on offer with an all-Mozart programme opening the KwaZulu-Natal [...]

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AKA And KZN Philharmonic In Concert

31st October, 2019|Music|

AFROTAINMENT AND VERTEX EVENTS PRESENTS THE AKA ORCHESTRA - eTHEKWINI ICC Arena: Saturday 2 November AKA will be performing his second Orchestra show, this weekend on Saturday 2 November at the ICC Arena in Durban, with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra. Teaming up with Durban's very own Afrotainment and urban events promoter Vertex Events, AKA will [...]

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Devine, Delicious, Decadent …. Mozart!

31st October, 2019|Music|

KZN Philharmonic’s 2019 Spring Season Durban City Hall: Thursdays from 31 Oct to 21 Nov Mark Nixon and Christopher Duigan on piano in One Piano Four Hands Tatham Art Gallery: Sun 3 Nov at 11:30am For lovers of Mozart, a veritable confectionary of delights is on offer with an all-Mozart programme opening the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic [...]

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#HeTwo

31st October, 2019|Theatre|

Pieter Dirk Uys and Evita Bezuidenhout together in #HeTwo is coming to KZN! The Hexagon, Pietermaritzburg: 14 – 16 November Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, Durban: 18 – 24 November "It's a class act … the evergreen Uys always manages to inject something fresh and relevant into his work. A great show and a wonderful tribute to [...]

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Tonight – One Piano Four Hands

29th October, 2019|Music|

MARK NIXON & CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN (PIANO) ST AGNES CHURCH KLOOF -TUESDAY 29 October 7:30 pm TATHAM ART GALLERY PIETERMARITZBURG - SUNDAY 3 November 11:30 am Lovers of fine music have two opportunities to enjoy the latest Music revival concert featuring a programme of music for four hands at one piano with Mark Nixon and Christopher [...]

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Private Lives Review By Chris Sutton (The Ratline)

28th October, 2019|Theatre|

Written by Noel Coward in 1929, during a time where the moneyed classes were, in the main, educated in the classics which resulted in them entering adulthood long on romanticism and rather short on pragmatism; Private Lives is a dark comedy about the chaotic relationship between two divorcees who accidently meet up whilst of their [...]

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We Love Paris In The Springtime!

26th October, 2019|Other, Theatre|

KickstArt Presents Private Lives by Noel Coward Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 24 Oct - 3 Nov & Alliance Francaise de Durban, The Market Theatre Lab & IFAS present Ionesco’s Rhinoceros The Courtyard Theatre, DUT: Fri 25 & Sat 26 Oct French Connections: there are two productions on the Durban stages at present, both sharing a French [...]

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