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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2 – 4 – 1 Special

28th August, 2019|Art, Markets & Fairs, Music, Other, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival Be ready to log on to book tickets at 08h00 on 2 September to take advantage of this 24 hour special. From 08h00 on 2 September for 24 hours you will be able to take advantage of this buy one get one free offer. It is only applicable to certain productions so [...]

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27 Years And Still Going Strong!

27th August, 2019|Art, Music, Other, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival Long service deserves prizes … and here are three prizes for you - an audience member. After 27 years, it has been interesting to reflect how many people have been involved in KZN’s leading art festival, held this year from 13 to 15 September at Hilton College, near Pietermaritzburg. Sue Clarence, the [...]

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Handover Of Ambulance By Japanese Embassy

20th August, 2019|Other|

Formal Handover: Denis Hurley Centre: Thursday 22 Aug at 3pm The Government of Japan has invested R1 million in helping the homeless of Durban. Their generous grant has enabled the Denis Hurley Centre to buy a high-roof Mercedes Sprinter van and convert it into a state-of-the-art mobile clinic / ambulance. The vehicle has been in [...]

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Film At The Fest

13th August, 2019|Art, Markets & Fairs, Music, Other, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival Hilton College: 13 – 15 September A ‘reely’ interesting selection of films will be on offer at the 27th Hilton Arts Festival taking place on the magnificent grounds of the Hilton College from 13 – 15 September. As part of the 237 scheduled events this year, a feast of film has been [...]

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