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.

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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12th February, 2020|Uncategorized|

EVITA BEZUIDENHOUT’S 2020 LUTHULI HOUSEKEEPING REPORT (Evita Bezuidenhout has presented her Luthuli Housekeeping Report since 2015 as a forerunner to the annual State of the Nation.) I bring you some good news: Eskom is still here. And some bad news: Eskom is still here! Before I unpack/tick the boxes of my 2020 Luthuli Housekeeping Report [...]

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Fantasy

12th February, 2020|Music|

Music Revival: February 2020 Christopher Duigan on Piano In the last week of February Christopher Duigan presents his monthly series of KZN Music Revival concerts with a beautiful programme of classical piano music, entitled ‘Fantasy’ - a pianistic ‘tour de force’ classical repertoire which highlights fantastical, impulsive and imaginative musical elements as presented in the [...]

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Romantic Brahms, Rachmaninoff To Open KZNPO’S 2020 Summer Season

11th February, 2020|Music|

Durban City Hall: Thurs 13 Feb: 7.30pm Ahead of Valentine’s Day, three pieces from the Romantic period classical music are on the menu for the opening concert in the KZNPO Summer Season, taking place in the Durban City Hall on Thursday 13 February at 7.30pm: Japanese maestro Yasuo Shinozaki conducts two concert staples by Romantic [...]

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Filmmakers Head Up The KZN Coast For Filmmaking Lab

11th February, 2020|Other|

NEWF hosts Advanced Underwater Filmmaking Lab for Six Filmmakers Six intrepid filmmakers journey up the KwaZulu-Natal coastline to participate in the Nature Environment & Wildlife Filmmakers (NEWF) Advanced Underwater Filmmaking Lab this month. The NEWF Underwater Lab, sponsored by Vulcan Productions, heads to Sodwana Bay in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park where the first of three [...]

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“Oberammergau Of Africa”

11th February, 2020|Music, Other, Theatre|

Durban Passion Play Playhouse Drama: 25 March – 12 April The Durban Catholic Players’ Guild will present the 15th Durban Passion Play at the Playhouse Drama Theatre from 25 March until 12 April. The Passion Play strives to restore the true meaning of Easter. It is an epic scale dramatic production depicting Jesus' passion, covering [...]

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KZNPO’S Rousing 2020 Summer Season

10th February, 2020|Music|

The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra has announced details of its four-concert 2020 Summer Season. This runs in the Durban City Hall every Thursday between 13 February and 5 March, each concert starting at 19h30. The season continues to espouse the proud tradition of the Orchestra’s World Symphony Series (WSS), which launched in Durban 24 years ago. [...]

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Valentine’s Sunday Jazz Concert

7th February, 2020|Music|

Music unites across faith lines to honour Monsignor Paul Nadal and support the Denis Hurley Centre…. in the month of love! Durban Jewish Centre: Sunday 16 February at 3pm The Denis Hurley Centre will host a fabulously retro summer afternoon jazz concert and olde-style “Tea Dance” to be held at the Durban Jewish Club on [...]

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Chambers Club Launches In The Heart Of The Professional Quarter

6th February, 2020|Uncategorized|

Durban: Chambers Club, a members’ club for South Africa and Africa’s business and professional community located in the iconic Professional Quarter in the heart of the city, launches formally on Tuesday 4 February. The beautiful former Nedbank Building designed by Norman Eaton in central Durban has been transformed into a professional quarter for the legal [...]

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Busy January Concert Series For Music Revival

14th January, 2020|Music|

Pmb, Durban, Ballito, Hillcrest and Kloof concerts Enterprising music entrepreneur, and acclaimed pianist, Christopher Duigan, presents a busy concert series for his Music Revival project, at the end of January. For his January programme, he teams up with long term collaborator, James Grace. Grace studied at the Royal College of Music in London as a [...]

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Signs

18th December, 2019|Music|

Locally recorded song makes ECR’s Top 40 Black City Records presents Gloire Mapenzi’s Signs 17 December 2019 A single with a strong social cohesion theme from Durban record label, Black City Records, Signs, has made it to the East Coast Radio Top 40 this week. This tenacious record label is the brainchild of Chatsworth’s Yogan [...]

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uMhlanga Carols Under The Stars

14th December, 2019|Music|

uMhlanga Summer Festival, 2019 Granada Square, Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga, Thursday 19 December 2019 from 6pm Always a crowd favourite, the annual al-fresco uMhlanga Carols under the Stars takes place at the Granada Square in uMhlanga Rocks on Thursday 19 December from 6pm in the courtyard of one of the favourite shopping and dining destination on [...]

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Unique Magic Show At Seabrooke’s Theatre This December

9th December, 2019|Other, Theatre|

DHS: Seabrooke’s Theatre from Thursday 19 December. A unique magic show, Mysteries, is opening at Seabrooke’s Theatre in Durban on Thursday 19 December. Created by and starring acclaimed magician Russell Comrie, and directed by former Durban director, academic and magician, Murray McGibbon, this one-man show explores the nature of secrets and how they shape our [...]

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Music Revival Christmas Concert

9th December, 2019|Music|

Holy Trinity Church Hillcrest: Tues 10 Dec 7:30 pm Tatham Art Gallery: Fri 13 Dec 7:30 pm Pietermaritzburg-born soprano Bongiwe Madlala will be sharing the stage with MC Andy Capostagno and international concert-pianist Christopher Duigan at a Christmas Concert for Music Revival’s KZN Christmas offering. Music-lovers can look forward to an evening of songs, carols [...]

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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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