About Sophie Thompson

Sophie joined the business in 2001. Sophie brings to the company a wealth of experience and expertise in particular in the sporting arena – she played springbok action cricket; has SA colours for athletics; Natal colours for athletics (club and school); hockey; softball; water-polo and outdoor and indoor cricket. Sophie has studied Sport Psychology and Computer Technology. The main accounts that she works on are the SPAR Women’s Race in Durban and Pietermaritzburg, SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge, as well as a lot of the sailing events that take place in Durban. She was part of the successful team that worked on the PyeongChang’s 2018 Winter Olympic Bid and the World Transplant Games. In rejuvenating the Durban scene of sailing, she has also started photography to help promote the sport.

Lock Down Walk for CANSA

30th April, 2020|Other|

Captain Tom Moore who turned 100 today, raised 30million pounds sterling for NHS U.K. through sponsorship from walking 100 laps in his garden. He has received International recognition for this achievement. His goal was 20,000 pounds. Cansa Durban, inspired by Captain Tom is planning to do the same in order to raise funds for Mkhuhla [...]

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Music To Comfort And Calm

23rd April, 2020|Music|

Over the Easter lockdown holiday, composer, Nic Paton, re-released Valley of the Shadow – Rites of Loss, an online album which talks into the grief, loss, anxiety and a heightened spiritual response to these extraordinary times. Paton now based in Cape Town studied at UKZN music department and is grandson of esteemed author Alan Paton. [...]

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KickstArt’s Into The Woods Up For Naledi Awards

14th April, 2020|Theatre|

KickstArt Theatre Productions Durban’s premier theatre production company, KickstArt, has a strong presence in the nominations line up for this year’s annual Naledi Theatre Awards for productions staged in Johannesburg in 2019. The multi award-winning Durban based creative has been nominated for 12 Naledi Awards this week for their sumptuous version of Steven Sondheim’s Into [...]

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In One Short Week…..

4th April, 2020|Other|

During this time of uncertainty and anxiety, many of my friends are at the coalface of helping to find ways of keeping our city’s homeless community safe. Amidst the WhatsApp flurry of important but fixable challenges, I realised the amazing achievement the people of Durban have pulled off in one week. In one short week… [...]

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Team Street Lit Sharing Their Books With The Homeless

1st April, 2020|Other|

A dream team comprising the City, the Denis Hurley Centre, We Are Durban, NGOs and faith communities, have created safe interim spaces for 1,700 of the city’s street people in response to national Lockdown protocols. Now that the people are safely housed, the challenge is to keep boredom at bay. The men and women from [...]

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A VIRTUAL HUG FROM Pieter-Dirk Uys

25th March, 2020|Other, Theatre|

The last time that we were immersed in a story like this, it happened in the cinema and we had popcorn on our laps and a Coke in our hands. But this time there is no Bruce Willis to find a vaccine or an Angelina Jolie to be the cure. Covid-19 – not the greatest [...]

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An Unromantic Comedy

13th March, 2020|Theatre|

KickstArt Theatre Productions presents An Unromantic Comedy Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 2 – 19 April Durban: We have all done it - accidentally sent a text to the incorrect person! KickstArt Theatre presents a fresh, fabulously funny, contemporary and thought-provoking three hander, An Unromantic Comedy which comes to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 2 – 19 [...]

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SPAR KZN Raiders In Top Form After Pools

13th March, 2020|Sport|

SPAR KZN Raiders 2020 IPT Danville Park Girls’ High School: 11 – 14 March The SPAR KZN Raiders completed their first challenge in the Indoor Hockey Inter-Provincial Tournament that is currently underway at the Indoor Centre at Danville Park Girls’ High School. After their three pool games, the local team topped the log after a [...]

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Our Lady Of Fatima Earn The Durban North Regional Title Again

10th March, 2020|Sport|

SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge Durban North Regional Ashton International College: Sunday 8 March Reclaiming the title, Our Lady of Fatima were victorious for the fourth time in the Durban North Regional of the SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge at Ashton International College on Sunday 8 March. In a scorcher of a game, Fatima met [...]

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CHAPTER 2: Empathy & Hope Project

10th March, 2020|Art|

Durban Art Gallery: 12 March – 3 May CHAPTER 2: Empathy & Hope Project is a travelling exhibition in different media, which looks at people struggling with their emotional and mental health, opening at the Durban Art Gallery on Thursday 12 March where it runs until 3 May. CHAPTER 2: Empathy & Hope Project is [...]

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KZN Raiders Head To Danville

10th March, 2020|Sport|

SPAR KZN Raiders 2020 Indoor IPT Danville Park Girls’ High School Indoor Centre: 11 – 14 March Top indoor teams from around the country will be descending to the Danville Park Girls’ High School’s Indoor Centre this week for the 2020 Indoor Hockey Inter-Provincial Tournament. The tournament tips off on Wednesday and concludes this Saturday. [...]

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Durban Girls’ College Win Their Tenth Title

9th March, 2020|Sport|

SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge Durban Central Regional Durban Girls’ College: Saturday 7 March Maintaining their 100% record, Durban Girls College was crowned the Durban Central Regional winners of the SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge for the tenth time on Saturday 7 March. College is the only team in the tournament to have a 100% [...]

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Renovating Rocks!

6th March, 2020|Theatre|

Durban Passion Play Playhouse Drama: 25 March – 12 April Renovating Rocks! Durban North resident, Jonathon Wardle, and his team of prop makers and scenic artists, have concluded a labour of love – refurbishing the decades-old Durban Passion Play set ahead of this year’s season in the Playhouse, opening on 25 March. The effects of [...]

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Pionier Raise The Northern KZN Regional Trophy

2nd March, 2020|Sport|

SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge Northern KZN Regional Pionier High School: Saturday 29 February Northern KZN Regional has a new winner, that of host school Hoërskool Pionier which took the title in a scintillating final of the SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge on Saturday 29 February. Hoërskool Pionier had a cracker of a day, starting [...]

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Durban Honours The Deaf

27th February, 2020|Music, Other, Theatre|

A Bouquet of Beethoven ends KZNPO’S 2020 Summer Season. Durban City Hall: Thurs 27 Feb & 5 March @ 7.30pm Signed performance: Durban Passion Play Playhouse Drama: Saturday 4 April at 2.30 in the afternoon Karishma Kallichuran (I Can! Corporate Disability Solutions in Durban North) (front centre) demonstrates “deaf” and “music” in Sign language to [...]

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A Bouquet Of Beethoven Ends KZNPO’S 2020 Summer Season

26th February, 2020|Music|

Durban City Hall: Thurs 27 Feb & 5 March @ 7.30pm Beethoven lovers are in for a treat for the final two weeks of the KZNPO Summer Symphony Season taking place on Thursday evenings in the Durban City Hall, with multiple Beethoven pieces on the programme. The KZNPO joins orchestras around the world in celebrating [...]

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Pionier To Host Northern KZN Regional

24th February, 2020|Sport|

SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge Northern KZN Regional Pionier High School: Saturday 29 February Getting a jump on the hockey year, the tenth SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge gets underway with the first of its ten regionals taking place at Hoërskool Pionier on Saturday 29 February. The Northern KZN Regional hosts eight first teams from [...]

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Juliet And Her Romeo

20th February, 2020|Music, Theatre|

Love themed concert - KZNPO Summer Season Durban City Hall: Thurs 20 Feb: 7.30pm Romeo and Juliet Courtyard Theatre, DUT: 28 Feb – 6 March at 7pm February is the month of love – and there are two opportunities to get a taste of the greatest love story ever told: William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. [...]

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February Feast Of The Bard

19th February, 2020|Music|

Four Durban stagings inspired by Shakespeare Love theme concert - KZNPO Summer Season Durban City Hall: Thurs 20 Feb: 7.30pm Romeo and Juliet Courtyard Theatre, DUT: 28 Feb – 6 March at 7pm Hamlet and Othello Playhouse Drama: until 13 March Durban is awash with the glorious works of Shakespeare: there are four productions in [...]

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The Great Gatsby Party

19th February, 2020|Music|

Once in a while we manage to co-ordinate something extraordinary! Do not miss out on this special event! The Great Gatsby Party Elephant & Co Restaurant, Pmb: Sat 29 Feb @ 7:00 pm Leap into the 'Roaring 20s' with a Leap Year ‘Great Gatsby' Party at Elephant & Co on Saturday, 29 February with Platform [...]

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2020 Dates Announcement

18th February, 2020|Sport|

SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge Leaping into its tenth year, and notching up a momentous milestone, the SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge’s first tournament of the year significantly tips off its 100th overall tournament. The first date in this jam-packed, action-filled hockey calendar that travels to ten regions in KwaZulu Natal takes place on the [...]

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Love Reigns In Durban Passion Play

14th February, 2020|Music, Other, Theatre|

Playhouse Drama: 25 March – 12 April The Durban Passion Play embodies love - both spiritual and secular! This quite extraordinary event – hosted by the Durban Catholic Players’ Guild which takes place every five years – comes to the Playhouse Drama Theatre from 25 March until 12 April. Cast members claim their involvement in [...]

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KZNPO To Perform Musical Tribute For Joseph Shabalala

13th February, 2020|Music|

The Young Mbaso will be performing a musical tribute to honour the passing of Mr Joseph Shabalala this evening at the start of the first concert in the KZNPO Summer Symphony Season in the Durban City Hall at 7.30pm

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Love on a Train

13th February, 2020|Music|

KZNPO Summer Season concert one: Durban City Hall: Thurs 13 Feb: 7.30pm Love on a Train: This Thursday (tomorrow) is the first orchestra concert of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra Summer Symphony Season, and the first public concert of the year. On the programme is the beautiful Rachmaninoff piano concerto no2. It was famously the sound-track [...]

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Beer Halls, Pass Laws And Just Cause

13th February, 2020|Theatre, Uncategorized|

KwaMuhle Museum: 14 March 2020 A Day At The Museum, PhD student, Stephanie Jenkins will be bringing history to life with her Beer Halls, Pass Laws and Just Cause at the KwaMuhle Museum on Saturday 14 March. As part of her PhD, Jenkins is conducting a study exploring the role museum theatre can have in [...]

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