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.

The Scarecrow

25th October, 2019|Other|

Screening of vintage Buster Keaton silent short film with Live organ accompaniment by Melvin Peters Musgrave Methodist Church: Sunday 27 October Musgrave Methodist Church is hosting a special one-off Sunday afternoon screening of the short 19-minute (two reel) family-friendly silent iconic Buster Keaton 1920 black and white silent movie, The Scarecrow, with live organ accompaniment [...]

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A Feast Of Words!

24th October, 2019|Other, Theatre|

Gcinamasiko Arts & Heritage Trust presents National Storytelling Day Bluff Showgrounds opp Bluff Towers: Thurs 24 Oct, 11am until 3pm & Botho Heritage Festival 2019 Wushwini, Inanda Dam: Wed 23 – Sun 27 Oct & Alliance Francaise de Durban, The Market Theatre Lab & IFAS present Ionesco’s Rhinoceros The Courtyard Theatre, DUT: Fri 25 & [...]

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KZNPO Launches Spring Season 2019

23rd October, 2019|Music|

KZN Philharmonic’s 2019 Spring Season Durban City Hall: Thursdays from 31 October to 21 November The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2019 Spring Season, featuring a stellar line-up of international and local talent, runs in the Durban City Hall every Thursday from 31 October to 21 November, each World Symphony Series concert starting at 19h30. “As we [...]

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Botho Heritage Festival 2019

22nd October, 2019|Other, Theatre|

Wushwini: from 23 to 27 October Wushwini Pan African Centre alongside Inanda Dam stages its ground-breaking Botho Heritage Festival festival from 23 October until 27 October. Wushwini Pan African Centre, spearheaded by its founder, Jerry Pooe, will host a five-day arts festival titled Botho Heritage International Festival ‘umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu’. This annual cultural initiative runs [...]

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Ionesco’s Rhinoceros In South Africa

21st October, 2019|Uncategorized|

Alliance Francaise de Durban THE MARKET THEATRE LAB in association with IFAS present… IONESCO’S RHINOCEROS IN SOUTH AFRICA The Courtyard Theatre: 25 – 26 October A crash of rhinoceros is headed to the Courtyard Theatre at DUT campus this weekend for two performances of Eugene Ionesco’s Rhinoceros on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 October. This [...]

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Gcinamasiko Arts & Heritage Trust Presents National Storytelling Day

21st October, 2019|Other|

Durban, KZN – Gcinamasiko Arts and Heritage Trust will present National Storytelling Day taking place at the Bluff Showgrounds opposite Bluff Towers Mall on 24 October 2019. Featuring and hosted by Dr. Gcina Mhlophe, the director of GAHT, whose birthday celebration is combined with the event. Also featuring, Madala Kunene - musician, Thandi Swaartbooi from [...]

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The Scarecrow

17th October, 2019|Uncategorized|

Vintage Buster Keaton silent movie to be screened to live organ accompaniment by Melvin Peters. Musgrave Methodist Church: Sunday 27 October at 4pm Musgrave Methodist Church is hosting a special one-off Sunday afternoon screening of Buster Keaton’s iconic 1920 black and white silent movie, The Scarecrow, with live organ accompaniment by Melvin Peters, in the [...]

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Review for Empatheatre’s Lalela Uhwande by Jean van Elden

17th October, 2019|Theatre|

Review for Empatheatre's Lalela Uhwande by Jean van Elden on behalf of Artsmart - https://artsmart.co.za/ This is a must-see production for both young and old as it calls South Africans to action to be involved and halt the destruction of one of our biggest resources, the Sea. (Review by Jean van Elden) What a privilege [...]

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“Kunstgeiger Und Bierfiedler”

17th October, 2019|Music|

Dome Arts Retreat and Suite 415 presents Durban Evangelical Lutheran Church in Renshaw Road, off Franks Road: Tuesday, 22 October at 19h00 Enjoy an a carefully curated evening programme of magnificent music which juxtaposes folk and art music from the early Baroque period, in the Durban Evangelical Lutheran Church in Renshaw Road on Tuesday 22 [...]

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So Chef! 2019

15th October, 2019|Other|

Four-Hands Gastronomic Dinner The Sugar Club Restaurant, Beverly Hills Hotel, uMhlanga: Wednesday 16 October Seating for 18:30 Gastronomic Dinner Alliance Française de Durban: Saturday 19 October Seating at 18:30 As part of So Chef SA, Alliance Française de Durban invites you to two gastronomic dinners prepared by starred Chef Vincent Lucas, the first at Beverley [...]

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#HeTwo

15th 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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One Piano Four Hands

9th October, 2019|Music|

Featuring Mark Nixon & Christopher Duigan KLOOF -TUESDAY 29 October 7:30 pm ST AGNES CHURCH PIETERMARITZBURG - SUNDAY 3 November 11:30 am TATHAM ART GALLERY MUSIC REVIVAL audiences can enjoy a delightful programme of music for four hands at one piano with Mark Nixon and Christopher Duigan. This follows on performances for the duo at [...]

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Youth Orchestra Gala Concert

8th October, 2019|Music|

KZN Youth Orchestra Zimbali Country Club: Friday 11 Oct at 6pm KZN Youth Orchestra under the baton of Lykele Temmingh, will present its gala concert on Friday 11 October at the Zimbali Country Club at 6pm. The ensemble consists of young musicians from all around the province aged between 9 and 19. The Gala is [...]

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Braai In The Park

8th October, 2019|Other|

Get to know your community! Essenwood Park: Sunday 13 October: 11am until 2pm The proactive Berea Interfaith Forum is hosting a leisurely lunch-time bring-and-braai for the greater Berea community on this Sunday afternoon, 13 October in Essenwood Park. “The intention of this community braai is simply for the community of different faith groups and others [...]

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St Anne’s Takes The Win In Midlands Regional

7th October, 2019|Sport|

SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Fast 5’s Netball Midlands Tournament Voortrekker High School: Saturday 5 October Wrapping up the inaugural SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Fast 5’s Netball tournament, St Anne’s College claimed the Midlands title at Voortrekker High School on Saturday 5 October. In a low scoring, high action final, St Anne’s met The Wykeham Collegiate. Wykeham got [...]

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Private Lives By Noel Coward

3rd October, 2019|Theatre|

KickstArt Presents... Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 24 October to 3 November KickstArt is staging the delicious, sophisticated and enormously funny Noel Coward evergreen, Private Lives, at the Elizabeth Sneddon theatre from 24 October until 3 November. Amanda and Elyot used to be married. Now they are divorced. And starting life again with newer, younger, nicer spouses. [...]

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Listen To The Sea

2nd October, 2019|Other, Theatre|

Empatheatre presents Lalela uLwandle Square Space Theatre Durban, UKZN: 15 – 19 October 2019 Lalela uLwandle (isiZulu for ‘listen to the Sea’) is an interactive immersive theatre and public storytelling experience, led by the Empatheatre collective. The project makes visible the stories of living with the ocean that are seldom heard in the public domain, [...]

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KZNPO Early Spring Season Ends On A Youthful Note!

11th September, 2019|Music|

Durban City Hall: 12 September at 7.30pm The KZN Philharmonic’s four-week Early Spring Season ends in traditional style on Thursday (12 September) with resident conductor Lykele Temmingh on the Durban City Hall podium for the annual National Youth Concerto Festival, which showcases the cream of young South African talent taking the stage to perform with [...]

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Kerry Hiles Is Judy Garland

10th September, 2019|Music, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival: 13 – 15 September “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could all be a little bit more gentle with each other, and a little more loving, have a little more empathy, and maybe we would like each other a little bit more.” Wise words from iconic screen and vaudeville actress, Judy Garland: [...]

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Shall We Dance Review By Chris Sutton (The Rat Line)

7th September, 2019|Theatre|

The majestic Playhouse retains its wonderful charm and sense of opulence. It's bar, longer than a politicians wrap sheet, is just the place to enjoy a soothing libation before the show, or during the interval; a place where the trials of the day are eclipsed by the delights of the theatre. The 27th edition of [...]

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Ole!

3rd September, 2019|Music, Theatre|

We honour all things Spanish There is nothing quite like the energy, vibrancy and passion of beautiful Spanish music and dance. Over the next few weeks, there are some fabulous opportunities to enjoy magnificent Spanish culture: next Thursday (5 Sept) on the programme of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra’s third concert in the Early Spring season [...]

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Ballet For The Eyes And Ears

3rd September, 2019|Music, Theatre|

Balletomanes are in for a treat: there are two options of immersing yourself into glorious ballet – this Thursday (5 Sept) as part of the programme for the third concert of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra Early Spring season, the orchestra will play two pieces by one of ballet’s greatest composers: Tchaikovsky: his Variations on a [...]

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#MyBoyCan #BoysDanceToo

3rd September, 2019|Theatre|

#BoysDanceToo Shall We Dance Playhouse Opera: 6 – 15 September 21st JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre and other venues: 27 August - 8 September Hilton Arts Festival Hilton: 13 – 15 September Durban is part of the topical global response honouring boy and men dancers, dubbed #BoysDanceToo sharing the strong message against bullying, [...]

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Next Comedy Stop…. Hilton

2nd September, 2019|Theatre|

Hilton College: 13 to 15 September The region’s biggest arts festival is a few days away. One of the features of this year’s annual Hilton Arts Festival taking place from 13 to 15 September, is a powerfully funny line up of comedy (as well as music, drama, art, crafts, musical theatre…). Pictured getting ready to [...]

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North Coast Regional Title Gets Snapped Up By Tholokuhle

2nd September, 2019|Sport|

SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Fast 5s Netball North Coast Regional Empangeni High School: Saturday 31 August After a vibrant day of netball, the Nseleni’s compact team from Tholokuhle High School took the top honours in the first North Coast Regional of the SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Fast 5s Netball hosted by Empangeni High School. The excitement rippled [...]

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