Party Poopers

Seabrooke’s Theatre: 29 September to 9 more

It’s Alice’s 21st birthday bash. In 58 minutes and 27 seconds precisely. Alice imagines a lifestyle magazine sound and light extravaganza, a diva pleasure palace and a final “take that” to a 21 year old vendetta. Party Planner Ethan has sock puppets, bifocals and some dodgy underwear. Can the two of them pull off the Bluff Party of all Time? Well, how long is a paper chain? Throw a microwave cake, a vegan jock, a trio of geriatrics, a hustler and a ticking clock into the batter and see what it bakes!

Sibling Rivalry Productions, featuring proud Bluffers Stephanie and Timothy Jenkins (with a bit of help from Clare Mortimer and Bryan Hiles), present “Party Poopers” at the Seabrooke’s Theatre from 29 September to 9 October; Thursday to Saturday @ 7pm, Sunday @ 2.30pm. To book contact Ailsa Windsor at 083 250 2690 or Tickets are R60.00, or R50.00 for concessions (students, pensioners and block-bookings).
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Magic and Fun

Rhumbelow Durban: Mon 3 Oct, Tues 4 Oct, Wed 5 Oct, Thur 6 Oct, Fri 7 Oct, Sat 8 Oct.
Rhumbelow Durban: Sun 4 Sept more

An afternoon of fun magic and fun activities for the kids.
Come along and enjoy the comic antics of Sim-Sila-Bim. Help Sim-Sila-Bim to find the lost Magical Wand. He could teach you a trick or two. “Hogwarts” comes to the Rhumbelow.
Performed by Roland Stansell
There will be a fun colouring in session after the show, where the children can colour in some fun magic pictures that they can take home.
(run by the performer, and at no extra cost!)

Show Running time: 45 minutes- Suitable for kids aged 3 to 300
Snacks and juices are on sale. Tickets are limited so don’t delay. See you there!!
R 70-00 a ticket - Email Roland for bookings.
Book at Computicket or Phone Ailsa 083 250 2690
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The Great Big Enormous Turnip

Rhumbelow Durban: Tues 4 Oct, Wed 5 Oct, Thurs 6 Oct, Fri 7 Oct, Sat 8 Oct.
Rhumbelow Durban: Sun 4 Sept more

Based on an old Russian folk tale, a little old man (grumpy old geezer!) and a little old woman (nagging old bat!) hate the sight of each other!
Then one day the little old man grows the biggest turnip in the world and the two set about trying to pull it out of the ground. Hilarity ensues as they, with the help of the audience, learn to work together.
With aspects of mime, mask, Commedia del’ Arte and warped imagination, this tale will take you into the depths of the deep, dark woods and back!
Directed by Peter Court and Bryan Hiles
Performed by Bryan Hiles and Clare Mortimer

Show Running time: 45 minutes- Suitable for kids aged 3 to 300
There will be a short workshop after the show, where the audience will learn to use their imagination and to creating a story from whatever you can. Expanding one’s imagination.
(run by the performers, and at no extra cost!)
R 70-00 a ticket - Email Roland for bookings.
Book at Computicket or Phone Ailsa 083 250 2690
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It Takes Two

Rhumbelow Durban: Fri 30 – Sun 2 more

Duets from Country, Rock to Pop and many more: When the power of two musical forces collaborate the synergy and serenade of a duet is formed. Steyn Alive Productions brings you a magical evening with twice the fun in It Takes Two. The show is designed to bring you the very best duets of all time. Performed by the dynamic father and daughter team of entertainers, Danny Fisher and Danielle Fisher. Danny, last seen at The Rhumbelow in April with his show The Voice and Danielle having performed in July 2015 in the all girl tribute show, Diva Feva. Both are excited to be back to entertain Durban audiences and are teaming up to showcase a top class evening of entertainment.

R 140-00 a ticketBring food picnic baskets.
Block Bookings (8 or more) & Pensioners R 120-00
(Braais will be available should you wish to cook some meat)
Limited secure parking available Booking is essential.
Bar Available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises)
Book at Computicket or Phone / email Roland for bookings Cell 082 499 8636 / /
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Creedance Clearwater Revival Tribute

Rhumbelow Durban: 23 – 25 more

The Black Lapels are Rob Warren on guitar and vocals; Garth Warren on bass and backing vocals; Gareth Gale on sticks and Luke Wyngaard on lead guitar and support vocals Let the Black Lapels and guests transport you back to the late 60,s and early 70’s by performing their sell out and incomparable musical tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival. With an astounding 26 million plus record sales cred behind them, CCR established themselves as an iconic Rock Royalty brand alongside other giants at the time like Hendrix and the Stones, producing commercial billboard masters - Bad Moon Rising to obscure socially conscious underground pieces like Suzy Q. Friday 9 - Sunday 11 Sept and Fri 23 – Sun 25 September

Book at Computicket or Phone or email Roland for bookings Email : / Cell 082 499 8636
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The Color Run comes to Durbs and Pmb

Pmb: 2 Oct; Durban 9 more

The 5km Color Run™ returns to Durban - and comes to Pietermaritzburg for the first time - this spring, taking place in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday 2 October and in Durban on Sunday 9 October, supported by Captec. Damon Beard is the MC at the event.

The Color Run™ boasts more colour, sparkles, and highlights shining through, “the happiest 5km on the planet. Color runners will each receive a race pack which includes the official Rainbow Tour edition T-Shirt, headband, bag of colour powder, temporary tattoos, and a race number.
Additionally, every Color Runner will receive a R200 voucher from

Tickets are available online from The Color Run website ( and Facebook ( Individual ticket prices are R250 and R225 for groups of four or more. Manual entry points are listed on Late entries are charged at R300 each. Campaign Hashtag: #TheHappiest5k and or #CapitecColorRun

When: Sun 2 October 2016
Where: Epworth School, 95 Golf Road, Pietermaritzburg
Time: 09h00 for 10h00 start

When: Sun 9 October 2016
Where: Durban North College, 25/26 Prospect Hall Rd, Durban North
Time: 09h00 for 10h00 start
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Kannagi Kovalan at The Playhouse

Playhouse in Durban for one performance only on Friday 7 October at more

Kannagi Kovalan, a compelling dance drama by Sivani Chinappan, is to be staged at The Playhouse in Durban for one performance only on Friday 7 October at 7.30pm. it is an English adaptation of the ancient Tamil epic, Silappathikaram, or The Tale of the Anklet. The bi-lingual story focuses on the strength of women by journeying through the lives of two extraordinary characters, Kannagi and Madhavi, who suffer at the hands of fate, and society’s expectation of the ideal world and woman.

Award-winning stage and radio actress, Sivani Chinappan, takes the helm as Director and Choreographer, and hopes to inspire and encourage people, and to promote heritage language amongst the youth. Principal cast members appearing in Kannagi Kovalan opposite Sivani Chinappan as Kannagi are Logasen Moodley who plays her husband, Kovalan, and Thashreiya Phillips who takes the role of Madhavi. Headed by Kisten Chinappan, the production’s supporting cast includes Sitara Moodley, Yolisha Moodley, Manimegalai Moodley, Levedhan Naidoo, Renaisia Moodley, Tammy Govender, Tamarin Govender, Yash Bridgenath and Prinolan Naiken.

Tickets cost R120 and booking is through Computicket on 0861 915 8000 or online at Bookings also via the Playhouse Box Office on 031-369 9540 (office hours).
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KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra
World Symphony Series Spring Season

Durban City Hall: 25 Aug – 13 October at more

The Durban City Hall will be alive with glorious music when the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra launches the Spring Season of its World Symphony Series taking place every Thursday from 25 August until 13 October.

22 September
In this season the theme is ‘Passport Series’ as the orchestra takes audiences on a global tour from Russia to Europe to Scandinavia and to South Africa while including concerts acknowledging Heritage Month and the National Youth Concerto Festival

29 September
The National Youth Concerto Festival has been a tradition in South Africa for over 40 years. Founded by David Tidboald in 1971 in Cape Town and brought to Durban in 1983 as part of the inaugural year of the Natal Philharmonic Orchestra, the concert has provided an annual stage for South Africa’s emerging musical talent. South African international classical music stars such as Ben Schoeman, Anton Nel and François du Toit all received their first taste of performing in front of an orchestra through the National Youth Concerto Festival.
2016 will feature a diverse selection of soloists performing repertoire from Mozart to Ravel to Liebermann. These young musicians worked through a rigorous audition process in order to share the stage with the musicians of the KZN Philharmonic on this special evening.
Join us on 29 September and hear the stars of tomorrow today!

6 October
Justus Frantz returns to conduct two concerts with the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic, the first of which focuses on England. The brass band is among the oldest community based musical traditions in Great Britain. The KZN Philharmonic begins the evening with the brass section of the orchestra performing a work by the Italian Baroque composer Domenico Gabrielli. The traditional concert structure is flipped as the KZN Philharmonic performs a concerto at the end. Russian violinist Sergey Malov joins Frantz and the orchestra to perform one of the giants of the violin concerto repertoire – Edward Elgar’s
Violin Concerto in B minor. Composed for the legendary violinist Fritz Kreisler, it is one of his longest and most powerful works for violin and orchestra.
Malov has performed as a soloist with the London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, St Petersburg Philharmonic and others. He excites audiences with repertoires ranging from the baroque to modern.

Spring Season: every Thursday from 25 August until 13 October
Subscribe to the Spring Season – ph 031 3699 438
Or buy single tickets: / 0861 915 8000 / Shoprite Checkers Money Market counters
For more info: visit
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Guitarist Mageshen Naidoo on tour

In association with Concerts more

South African guitarist Mageshen Naidoo presents his ensemble on tour through Free State and KwaZulu-Natal, in a series of performances and workshops that will take his indo-african jazz sounds from SASRIM Conference in Bloemfontein to UKZN Centre for Jazz and Popular Music and hip Chico’s Lounge in Durban.

Mageshen Naidoo hails from Chatsworth in KwaZulu-Natal. He has performed in the USA, London, Scotland, Germany, Sweden, Canada, Mexico, Denmark and the Netherlands. He has recorded locally and internationally. Mageshen Naidoo Ensemble features some of the country’s best jazz luminaries. The KZN concerts will feature Mike Rossi (Saxophones), Neil Gonsalves (piano), Ildo Nanja (bass) and Sidney Rash (drums) and of course Mageshen himself on guitar.

Mageshen Naidoo’s 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.

Artist Links
University of Pretoria:

Events Listing
Durban – UKZN Centre for Jazz and Popular Music
Wednesday 28 September / 5.30pm / R 60
Address: UKZN, Shepstone Building Level 2, Durban, 4001
Bookings: 031 260 3385 /

Durban – UKZN Centre for Jazz and Popular Music
Thursday 29 & Friday 30 September / Mornings / Free workshop (for students only)
Address: UKZN, Shepstone Building Level 2, Durban, 4001
Bookings: 031 260 3385 /

Durban – Chico's Lounge
Thursday 29 September / 7.30pm / R 150
Address: 73 East Street, Morningside, 4091 Durban
Bookings: 031 207 6828
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Hope Concert
Rene Tshiakanyi and friends - live in concert
Fundraiser for Lifeline Durban

Alliance Francaise: Sat 29 more

A Concert for Hope: The ever-affable, gracious and community spirited musician René Tshiakanyi will be hosting a one-off sun-downer Hope Concert at the Alliance Francaise de Durban for one night only, Saturday 29 September, as a fund raiser for Lifeline Durban

Tshiakanyi has gathered some of his musician friends for a feel-good, eclectic musical evening soiree. Joining Tshiakanyi on the bill are singers Durban-based singer, pianist and songwriter Chloe Clark; lyrical soprano and actress, Camilla Rogers and jazz singer and administrator Thulile Zama (from Heels Over Head), as well as master percussionist Richard Ellis.

Shaun Smith the owner of Fusion café at the Alliance has put together a light and affordable menu for the evening – with options for vegetarians; a pudding menu and a cheeseboard, and the coffee machine will be on, and the bar will be open.

Tickets are R100 per person. For advance booking you can contact the Alliance Française on 031 312 9582 or purchase tickets at the door. The venue is 22 Sutton Crescent, Morningside.

Events Listing
The Alliance Francaise de Durban
Saturday 29 September / Doors Open: 6pm / R100
Address: 22 Sutton Crescent, Morningside.
Bookings: the Alliance Française / 031 312 9582 / tickets at the door
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Lu Dlamini at the Playhouse

Playhouse Grand Foyer: Friday 30 more

As part of the celebration of culture and heritage during Heritage Month, the Headroom, in association with The Playhouse Company, presents Lu Dlamini Live @ The Playhouse on Friday 30 September.

Dlamini will be joined by her regular trio - Barney Bophela on keyboards, Mzwakhe Gumede on bass and Mzamo Zungu on drums. Together they weave a magical sound that recalls a powerful past and links it to a hopeful future whilst speaking clearly and truly about the present.

This rare concert takes place on Friday 30 September in the Grand Foyer of the Playhouse, starting at 8pm. Admission is R100. Advance booking is through Computicket: / 0861 915 8000 / or from Shoprite Checkers Money Market counters
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Guitarist Solomon Willy @ Seaman’s Corner

Seaman’s Corner, Hammarsdale: Sat 1 October at more

In association with Concerts SA, iSupport Music Business presents a performance of Solomon Willy. Willy will visit Seaman’s Corner in Hammarsdale on Saturday 1 October.

Solomon Willy is a performing artist, guitarist, composer and a music producer and now Durban-based musician. The band comprises: Solomon Willy on guitar, Sibusiso Mashiloane on keys, Sbu Zondi on drums and Ntuthuko Hlongwa on bass.

This performance is part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit which aims to grow a love and support for live music in our communities, as well as anchor small and medium sized venues in urban and rural Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape.

Events Listing
Hammarsdale – Seaman’s Corner
Saturday 1 October – 6pm – R30
Address: C568 Dimba Road, Unit 3, Hammarsdale
Tickets at the door
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Guy Buttery and The Odeion String Quartet Raise funds for Jes Foord Foundation

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: Monday 3 more

For one night only, Durban audiences have the privilege of catching Guy Buttery’s new collaboration with The Odeion String Quartet at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on Monday 3 October. A percentage of the profits raised from the concert will be donated to The Jes Foord Foundation who continues to work with rape survivors.

Since 2011, renowned South African guitar player Guy Buttery has been working on a project that combines his virtuosic solo guitar playing and distinctly African musical voice with contemporary compositional techniques and arrangements combined with a String Quartet. Based in Bloemfontein, The Odeion String Quartet is the ultimate “mini-orchestra”comprising Samson Diamond on first violin; Sharon de Kock on second violin; Jeanne Louise Moolman on viola; and Anmari van der Westhuisen on cello performing with Guy Buttery on acoustic guitar and mbira.

Advance booking is through Computicket: / 0861 915 8000 / or from Shoprite Checkers Money Market counters. For enquiries, you can contact the theatre on 031 260 2296.
Tickets are from R120 each. The show starts at 07:30pm.
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There Are Places I Remember

Durban Art Gallery: now more

There Are Places I Remember (Hidden memory: Places of our city) is an exhibition art project between the sister cities Bremen/Germany and Durban/South Africa

Working with the subject of art and memory, 11 visual artists from Bremen focus on places in Bremen, each of which –apart from the tourist attractions in the city– has a special meaning for the corresponding artist.
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Through Positive Eyes

Durban Art Gallery: now more

Award-winning photographer Gideon Mendel and UCLA professor David Gere have, for the last 10 years, been building Through Positive Eyes, a participatory photography project in which people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) share their stories in the form of photos, video, and narrative.

The exhibition in its current form has been curated by David Gere (Los Angeles), Stan Pressner (New York) and Carol Brown (Durban).
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Durban Art Gallery: now more

Complementing Through Positive Eyes, there will be additional artworks on display at DAG: artists include artists Daniel Goldstein (San Francisco) whose sculptural Medicine Man is an iconic image and will be included with mandala-like presentations of photographs. Gordon Mundie (London) has created a “bag of shame” and an interactive stigma installation using UV light and invisible ink and New Delhi-based curator Parthiv Shah’s contribution is a beautiful series of hand-made books displayed as artworks.
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The Butterfly Project

Denis Hurley Centre: now more

The Butterfly Project is a project initiative of the US Consulate Durban, the Denis Hurley Centre and the office of the Premier, funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), aimed at getting KZNs teenagers involved in AIDS2016 to envision an AIDS free generation.

100 young people a day, over six days, have created butterflies out of recyled plastic in workshops at the Denis Hurley Centre in the heart of Durban working towards a huge public art installation which is now on display at the DHC over AIDS2016 before being dismantled and elements sent for display at participating communities. Alongside the butterfly-making workshops, DramAidE and facilitators affirmed the health education message that behavioural change is necessary to work towards an AIDS free generation.

For more info, contact Seth Pyoos on tel: 031 301 2240 or
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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."