The Chain: The Fleetwood Mac Story

Rhumbelow Durban: 14 – 23 more

The Reals will be back at the Rhumbelow in October, this time paying tribute to one of the world’s biggest hit making machines – Fleetwood Mac.

The Fleetwood Mac story is an episodic saga that spans more than 30 years, starting in 1967 as a British blues band that later became a California-based pop group in the mid-Seventies. In between came a period where Fleetwood Mac shuffled personnel and experimented with styles, all the while releasing solid albums with chart topping hits.

Book at Computicket / email Roland for bookings: Cell 082 499 8636 / Email : /
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Miriam – My Life, My Song

Rhumbelow Pmb: 23 more

Miriam Backhouse-Erasmus, or Mim as she is affectionately known, is South Africa's "Queen of Folk", and the UK's "First Lady of Folk". From being part of the '60s Folk Revival to the present day, her crystal clear voice and imaginative guitar accompaniments have kept her at the top of the folk world. "MIRIAM - My Life, My Song" is a musical memoir taking you through the folk revival, songs from the British Isles and her own beautiful songs about South Africa. Along the way Miriam has enriched the lives of everyone she sings to - from toddlers to recycled teenagers. Join us as we celebrate the life and music of one of the musical legends of our time."

SUNDAY 23 OCT 2016 Show starts 14.00 and 18.30 – Pietermaritzburg
(Venue opens 90 minutes before show for picnic dinner)
R 140-00 a ticket / pensioners & Block Bookings (8 or more) R 120-00 / Bring food picnic baskets.
Limited secure parking available Booking is essential.
Bar Available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises)
Book at Computicket or Phone or email Roland email : / / Cell 082 499 8636 / email
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UKUSA Performing Arts Programme Concert

UKUSA Performing Arts Programme more

Join us this Saturday 15 October at the Denis Hurley Centre at 1pm for the end-of-year concert of our performing arts students. All year every Friday or Saturday students have been learning singing, drama, guitar and music theory as part of the UKUSA Performing Arts Programme, taught by Masters students from UKZN. Come along and support them and see what great art they have created. Entrance free - all welcome - safe parking behind the Cathedral.
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CFAD Annual Graduation Dinner
Incorporating Fashion Show & TLTL Awards 2015

Centre for Fine Art, Animation and Design
Old Durban Airport – Fri 28 October 2016, from 5.30pm more

Durban’s most innovative art school, CFAD (Centre for Fine Art Animation and Design) will hold their annual Graduation Dinner, Fashion Extravaganza and TLTL Awards Ceremony at the Old Durban Airport on Friday 28 October starting at 5.30pm for 6pm.

The coveted event – which has been running for more than a decade – will see three significant events rolled into one fabulous evening: their annual graduation dinner which acknowledges the centre’s graduates: a fun and fabulous fashion extravaganza created by and hosted by CFAD students, and the Too Little Too Late Awards Ceremony.

For more info or to book: Larina 083 767 3861.
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Kambakht Ishq 3
The Last Affair – MKDA 20th Anniversary Celebration

Sibaya: 22 & 23 more

The Melanie Kisten Dance Academy’s smash hit Kambakht Ishq is back with its signature scintillating, mesmerizing, scorching and vibrant dances – comes to the iZulu Theatre at Sibaya Casino on 22 and 23 October.

Conceived, produced and choreographed by the Melanie Kisten, Kambakht Ishq 3 (loosely translated as “Damn Love”) tells the story of love, infidelity and reconciliation as lived by a host of distinctly Chatsworth characters complimented by dynamic and vibrant choreography is bound to keep the audience spellbound. Kambakht Ishq 3 marks the 20th year of The Melanie Kisten Dance Academy.

Date: 22 & 23 October 2016
Venue: Sibaya iZulu Theatre
Tickets: R100 each
Booking: Computicket or contact 083 235 1207 for further information.
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KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra
World Symphony Series Spring Season

Durban City Hall: 6 – 13 October at more

The 2016 Spring Season of the World Symphony Series wraps up on Thursday 13 October in the Durban City Hall with a sublime programme of unfinished masterpieces.

The 2016 World Symphony Series of the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic under the baton of Justus Frantz, closes with a concert of magnum opuses that were left incomplete by their composers. Soloists include Zeneth Cibane (soprano); Thembisile Twala (Mezzo / alto) Lionel Mkhwanazi (tenor); Thuso Gumede (Baritone) and two choirs: Joyful Sounds and the Durban Symphonic Choir.

Spring Season: every Thursday from 25 August until 13 October
tickets: / 0861 915 8000 / Shoprite Checkers Money Market counters
For more info: visit
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11th Annual African Cultural Calabash & African Cuisine Soul Of Africa In One Voice

UKZN Centre for Jazz and Popular Music: 14 more

The 11th Annual African Cultural Calabash will be hosted by third year African Music Outreach: Community Development students under the theme Soul of Africa in One Voice.

The headliner is Maskandi Bahubhe from uMzinto Jolvet who is reputed to be one of the best dancers/singers/storytellers in the maskandi genre. Guest speaker for the evening will be Lungisani Mavundla from Ukhozi FM, a storyteller who has a platform for grooming and developing upcoming and young poets.

This project is supported by an ANT Funding Grant from Pro Helvetia Johannesburg financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). In addition to funding from the National Arts Council of South Africa, Concerts SA and SAMRO Foundation. For more information please visit our website, follow us on Twitter at or like us on Facebook at

Date: 14 October
Venue: University of KwaZulu-Natal, Centre for Jazz and Popular Music
Time: 7:30pm
Tickets: R70 – Adults, R35 – Students
Contact: UKZN Jazz Centre – 031-2603385 (Thuli) or 078 1250653 (Philani)
Email: and

This project is supported by an ANT Funding Grant from Pro Helvetia Johannesburg financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). In addition to funding from the National Arts Council of South Africa, Concerts SA and SAMRO Foundation. For more information please visit our website, follow us on Twitter at or like us on Facebook at
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Rowan Stuart at Music in The Shed

Music in The Shed, Hillcrest: Fri 21 more

In association with Concerts SA, Durban's Soul Folk singer-songwriter-guitarist Rowan Stuart will be performing at Music In The Shed, Hillcrest, on Friday 21 October, as part of his Spring Tour, joined by Andy Turrell on bass guitar.

Rowan has created an inimitable brand of Soul Folk music, with pop and world influences. Recalling Sting's imaginative storytelling, Death Cab for Cutie's sense of space and beauty, and John Mayer's tight grooves, Rowan uses his notable prowess on the guitar as the foundation for his creativity.

Rowan Stuart’s Spring Tour is supported by the Music Mobility Fund, a funding mechanism administered by Concerts SA which offers opportunities for South African musicians to undertake live music tours. Concerts SA is a joint South African/Norwegian initiative housed under the auspices of the Stakeholder Hub within the SAMRO Foundation; it receives financial, administrative and technical support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the SAMRO Foundation and Concerts Norway. For more information please visit our website, follow @ConcertsSA on Twitter at or like us on Facebook at

Date: Friday 21 October
Time: 6.30 pm for 7.30 pm
Venue: Address: Meadow Tea Garden, Inanda Road, Hillcrest, KZN – entrance directly opposite Kirtlington Park
Tickets: R100
Bookings: booking essential – contact Cheryl on 083 381 9080.
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Participants and Art-Makers needed for KZNSA BUZZART 2016

KZNSA Gallery: 18 Nov – 15 Jan more

Durban’s biggest local independent Christmas fair, KZNSA’s Buzzart, which runs at the KZNSA Gallery from 18 November until 15 January 2017, is looking for artists, crafters and designers (in various media) to participate in their annual year-end KZNSA Buzzart exhibition and show.

“We are looking for interesting, unusual, innovative locally-designed and manufactured arts, craft, garments, decor items and objets d’art to include in our Buzzart exhibition,” explained KZNSA Gallery’s Angela Shaw.

The KZNSA is a not-for-profit, member-based, public benefit arts organisation – situated in 166 Bulwer Road in Glenwood. For more info: Angela Shaw, 083 384 3660 / or Gloria Hoff,, 031 2771700
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South African Voices:
Towards a Museum of HIV Memory and Learning

KwaMuhle Museum: now more

South African Voices: Towards a Museum of HIV Memory and Learning is a collection of artefacts, artistic, historic and photographic items that pay tribute to those who suffered and succumbed, and those who live with HIV every day in South Africa.

South African Voices is a partnership project between eThekwini Municipality, Avacarehealth and info4africa. It will be situated at KwaMuhle Local History Museum, on Bram Fischer Road. This is adjacent to the AIDS2016 Conference parking.
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Request for material to make art

Umcebo Design is making various large art-works and needs recycled materials. They are looking more

1. Empty 2l ice cream containers.
2. Old / dud CD's.
3. Any leftover wire (any thickness).
4. Second hand cutters, players (any wirework tool).
5. Broken costume jewellery.

If you have any to donate – please contact Robin Opperman or Ujala Sewpersad. Their studio is in Glenwood, opposite the KZNSA Gallery – they would love it if you could pop them by the studio - they are 171 Bulwer Road.

Robin Opperman. Director - Umcebo Design - / Cell: 083 793 3408 / Email: / Facebook: Umcebo Design | Umcebo Trust.
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Essenwood Craft Market

Essenwood park: Every Sat: 9am – 2pm more

Essenwood Craft Market - one of the region’s pioneer arts, craft, fashion, gifts, food and collectables markets – is gearing itself up for the summer specials by offering visitors a comprehensive selection of wonderful gift ideas and a cosy place to enjoy a leisurely Saturday morning al-fresco brunch. “We want to ensure that the market’s focus is firmly family-friendly,” considers the market’s Cyan Brown, “We are situated in a park environment with a functioning play area which is perfect for children to run around. To complement this, we have free pony rides, and feature weekly child-focused activities – be it fire-engine rides; fair-ground attractions; face-painting and children’s games,” she said.

The stalls will be gearing-up to cater for non-commercial, affordable, gift options: books; music; jewellery; decor items; clothing; accessories; plants; fresh flowers; health and beauty products; edible treats; original artwork; crafted goods and children’s wear and accessories. The market offers more than a hundred different specialist stalls.

Tel: 031 208 1264
Fax: 086 615 5734
Cell: 082 460 0625 / 082 558 6611
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Thursdays In Black:

Supporting a world without rape and violence - Diakonia Council of Churches – every Thursday
Women and men are encouraged to wear black every Thursday to raise awareness around issues of gender justice, violence against women and children, and corrective more

This campaign, which was launched in South Africa by the Diakonia Council of Churches during the 16 Days of Activism Campaign at the end of 2008, is an ongoing drive to raise awareness and encourage people to work towards a world without rape and violence against women and children. The World Health Organisation's statistics in 2009 indicated that every 15 seconds a woman is raped in South Africa. We say this is unacceptable.

For more info, contact Diakonia Council of Churches: 031 310 3500. Visit Diakonia's website or like their facebook page-
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"Publicity Matters supports Thursday in Black - wear black every Thursday to raise awareness around issues of gender justice, violence against women and children, and corrective rape."