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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Where To Find Your HAF Programme

9th August, 2019|Art, Markets & Fairs, Music, Other, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival Bookings Open Ready, steady, go! Bookings open on Monday 12 August. Here’s what you need to know. The programme will appear in The Sunday Times on Sunday 11 August. Please note that this is in selected areas and not in every copy. But do not fear, it will also be online from [...]

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So Much More Than You Ever Imagined…

8th August, 2019|Art, Markets & Fairs, Music, Other, Theatre|

So much more than you ever imagined at The Hilton Arts Festival! And heaps for free! Hilton College: 13 – 15 September This year’s Hilton Arts Festival, scheduled to run from 13 – 15 September, offers a bumper 237 different events in more than 34 venues!! The Festival Director, Sue Clarence, has just spent a [...]

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Book Launch – Game Changer Award

5th August, 2019|Other, Theatre|

Busy Time for Twist Durban Book Launch: Bat Centre: 17 August at 5pm Hilton Book Launch & Twist Productions: Hilton Arts Festival: 13 – 15 September Twist Theatre Development Projects will be launching the new book by Roel Twijnstra and Emma Durden, Acting in South Africa: Skills and Inspirations, in Durban on Saturday 17 August [...]

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Heat City Comedy Festival

22nd July, 2019|Other, Theatre|

Durban: July 30 to August 4. The third annual Heat City Comedy Festival returns to Durban venues for six days of hilariousness featuring an astonishing array of some of South Africa’s most exciting, boundary breaking and innovative comedians, from July 30 to August 4. The proudly local festival spreads its wings this year as it [...]

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Winter Hope

29th May, 2019|Other|

Winterhoop / Winter Hope Give hope. Give warmth 1 – 30 June 2019 Winterhoop is a national campaign, taking place from the first of June until 30 June, designed to gather donations for the less fortunate to help them through a potentially cold winter. This year Winterhoop is partnering with the Denis Hurley Centre in [...]

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Musgrave Methodist Curry Feast!

21st May, 2019|Markets & Fairs, Other|

Musgrave Methodist Hall: Friday 31 May: 4pm until 7pm What could be more distinctly Durban than a sundowner curry feast and fellowship with friends in the beautiful gardens and hall of Musgrave Methodist Church on Friday 31 May from 4pm until 7pm. The proactive Musgrave Methodist family is committed to preserving their beautiful 125-year-old building [...]

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Breaking The Code Of Silence

7th May, 2019|Other|

Busy Durban High School Mums spent a morning learning about the forthcoming day-long Safe Schools Seminar while simultaneously packing the delegates and presenters’ bags. The Mum’s Committee will be staffing the registration process for the Safe Schools Seminar as well as being on hand to make sure the seminar runs smoothly. It takes place on [...]

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Safe Schools Seminar

29th April, 2019|Other|

“Breaking the Code of Silence” Durban High School: Friday 10 May The first in a series of day-long seminars to interrogate ways of making schools a safer place for high school learners, will be held at Durban High School on Friday 10 May. Educators, Governing Bodies and other stakeholders have long been grappling with fault-lines [...]

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