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Witness Hilton Arts Festival

Jongosi Schools Festival: Fri 16 September
Main Festival: 16, 17, 18 September...
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Programmes are available and booking is now open for this year’s, the 24th annual Hilton Arts Festival.

Booking is also open for the day long Jongosi schools arts festival embedded in the main festival, for high schools and primary schools to have a tailor-made package ahead of the main event.

Full festival programme can be found in the Independent on Saturday on Saturday 20 August.

Programmes can be collected from: Pmb / Midlands: Exclusive Books Liberty Mall, Bookworld Cascades, Tatham Art Gallery, Zulu Lulu Art House at Piggly Wiggly, Chocolate Haven at the Junction and Hilton College Theatre.
In the Highway Area: Exclusive Books at the Pavillion
On the Berea: Adams Musgrave, KZNSA Gallery, ArtSpace, Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, Artisan Gallery in Florida Rd and the Rhumbelow Theatre
In Durban North at the Exclusive Books in La Lucia and Gateway
And at select SPARS
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Glenwood Community Forum Festival

Glenwood: 8, 9, 10 Sept...read more

A bumper weekend of family fun is offered at the annual Glenwood Community Forum Festival which takes place at Glenwood schools over the weekend of 8, 9 and 10 September.

8 Sept: art and photography at Glenwood High School; 9 Sept: choir festival at Durban Girls High School; 10 Sept: trail run, cart race, chess, kids lit quiz, debating, food & flea market, mini cricket, dance, drummies and band; 11 Sept: morning picnic in the park and evening church service.

More info: 031 202 7897
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Eden College Eco Fest

Eden College, Glenwood: Sun 21 Aug...read more

Come to the annual Eden College Eco Fest at Eden campus on Sunday morning from 10am until2.30pm. Loads of craft stalls, food stalls, competitions, kids entertainment, shows, a fashion show, pony rides, art displays, eco displays and stalls, music and performance art... and a fantastic chilled atmosphere promising a fun family day out for everyone!

And it helps to save our planet!! Free entry – most activities are free, some have a nominal charge Venue: Corner of Dan Pienaar Rd and Wanless Rd in Glenwood
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DUT’s Sixth Children’s Theatre Festival

8 - 11 September - The Courtyard Theatre / Durban University of Technology...read more

The sixth annual DUT Children’s Theatre Festival – which takes place at DUT City Campus and the Courtyard Theatre from 8 – 11 September, takes a slightly different approach this year showcasing original productions written and work-shopped by drama staff and first year students.
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Main Festival

Courtyard Theatre: Thursday 8 September: 9 am and 10.30am...read more

Friendly Lessons
Directed and written by Lee-Ann Naicker and students
The little animals are preparing for their school concert, during which time they bully elephant. However, after elephant uses his trunk to rescue two of his classmates who fell down the well, the bullies apologise and elephant becomes a hero.
A play for pre-school and grades 0-2

Courtyard Theatre: Friday 9 September: 9 am and 10.30am
Siza’s Tale
Directed and written by Lee-Ann Naicker and students
When Siza a loyal servant of 10 years makes a small mistake, the King sentences him to the Lions’ den. The servant’s last request is 10 more days to spend with his family. During these 10 days however, the servant feeds the lions regularly, so when he is eventually thrown into the lion’s Den, they do not harm him.
A play for grades 5-7

Arthur Smith Hall on City Campus: Saturday, 10 September: 10.30am
Looking for a Leader
Based on a traditional African story where an elderly wise chief from a small village in KwaZulu-Natal is worried about finding the most moral person to follow in his footsteps as an honourable leader of his community. He calls on the youngsters of the village to compete in a seed-growing competition. The wise chief however conceals some important information to find the right man among many wrong ones.
A play for grades 2 – 5
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Fringe Festival

Courtyard Theatre: Saturday 10 September: 10.30 am...read more

2-4-1 Double the Fun
Cherryco Productions
Join popular actress, magician and clown Adi Paxton in a celebratory interactive double bill! The 2-4-1 programme comprises an exciting puppet theatre, Pet’s Tale, in which the children help Petric find his home followed by Cherry the ditsy Clown making fabulous magic.
Family Theatre Age: 3 and up. 50 minutes

Courtyard Theatre: Saturday 10 September: 2.30 am
Sunshine Babies
Happy go Lucky Productions
Specially created for very young people, Sunshine Babies is a non verbal production that follows the sheer exuberance of a day packed with fun activities in Durban’s fabulous sub tropical outdoors. Expect to be enchanted by innocent shenanigans, playful object animation and sweet surprises! Devised and directed by Gisele Turner and performed by Deaf actor Sibo Masondo and Mlu Ngidi
Family Theatre Ages 2 and up. 50 minutes

Courtyard Theatre: Sunday 11 September: 10.30 am
Looking for a Leader
DUT Drama Studies Production
Looking for a Leader is work-shopped by the first year students and written and directed by Pamela Tancsik. Based on a traditional African story, the wise chief of a small village in Kwa Zulu Natal sets the youngsters a task to determine who will be eligible to follow in his footsteps. An interactive play for the whole family.
Family Theatre Ages 6 and up. 40 min.

Courtyard Theatre: Sunday 11 September: 2.30 am
Drip Drop Drip
Creative Madness
Water conservation and the bottled water industry are the subjects of this one man show which unpacks facts and figures in a production geared to entertain as well as educate. Using a variety of creative mediums and magnificently crafted puppets Drip Drop Drip is written and performed by Peter Court and offers a visual treat with a powerful and important message. Family Theatre 50 minutes Ages 10 and up

Tickets: R 50 per ticket (adults) R 30 children
Block booking for 10 or more at R 20 each
Where: Courtyard Theatre, Steve Biko Road, Ritson Campus, Gate 6
Contact details for bookings: Lebohang on 031 373 2194
After hours: Pamela 0824031707 or e-mail: pamelat@dut.ac.za
The Festival is supported by Assitej South African. Contact person: Pauline Dalais
paulined@renweb.co.za
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Festival in the Hills 2016

Curro HCA in Hillcrest on Saturday 27 August...read more

A daylong feast of family fun entertainment is happening on the last Saturday of August in Hillcrest with a star-studded roster headed by the internationally acclaimed Drakensberg Boys Choir and more.

The Rotary Club of Kloof presents the eagerly awaited Festival in The Hills 2016, a wonderful cultural extravaganza for the whole family, hosted by Curro Hillcrest Christian Academy. Festival in The Hills will take place at Curro HCA in Hillcrest on Saturday 27 August from 9am to 4.30pm. The day offers a jam packed programme of performances, workshops and free activities. School groups from across KZN will be attending and the event is open to the public. Entrance is free, but bookings for workshops and performances must be done through Computicket on 0861 915 8000 before the event. For more information visit www.festivalinthehills.co.za
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THEATRE

Defending the Caveman

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 6 – 17 Sept...read more

Tim Plewman, by public demand, once again dons the Caveman’s skins and steps onto stage to add to his record breaking slew of sold out performances of the longest-running and most successful solo comedy in South African theatre history. The Broadway production still holds the record of the longest running non- musical solo comedy of all time. What more can be said about this wonderful show that so humorously exposes the hunter and gatherer in us all and has played to over a million people? Tickets through Computicket or on 0861 915 8000 .
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SUPPER THEATRE / MUSICAL REVUES

Elvis and Legends

Rhumbelow Durban: Fri 19, Sat 20, Sun 21 Aug & Fri 26, Sat 27 and Sun 28 Aug...read more

Back by popular demand, Elvis Presley tribute artist, Ballito based Doug Weich, marks his fifth consecutive year at the Rhumbelow Theatre, and is back in full swing with an Elvis and Legends tribute, which will take you through an exhilarating journey, paying tribute to some of the greatest entertainers of all times such as Elvis Presley, Tina Turner, Elton John, Cher, Dolly Parton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Marilyn Monroe and many more.

It is a show that is packed with timeless classic golden hits of yesteryear that will keep you “Rock n’ Rolling” in your seats for the full ninety minute performance. This Rocktainment Production is backed by Doug’s well accomplished, multi talented eight piece band “MSG”.

R 140-00 a ticket / Block Bookings (8 or more – 1st Weekend DBN ONLY) R 120-00 / Pensioners R 120-00 – DBN & PMB / Venues opens 90 minutes before show for picnic dinner / Bring food picnic baskets / braais available Dbn only / Limited secure parking available / Booking is essential / bar Available / Book at Computicket / Phone or email Roland for bookings / cell 082 499 8636 / Email: roland@stansell.za.net / events.durbantheatre.com
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The Sound of His Music

Rhumbelow Aliwal: Sat 3 Sept
Rhumbelow Durban: Sun 4 Sept
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Anthony Stonier takes a “down memory-lane” meander through the marvellous melodies of one of the most famous composers of all time...Richard Rodgers. Most of us are familiar with the Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals - Oklahoma!, South Pacific, The King and I and of course The Sound of Music. Less well known was an earlier collaboration with another lyricist, Lorenz Hart. You will, however, recognise some of the following jazz standards - songs such as Where or When, My Funny Valentine, This Can’t be Love and Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered!

The playlist includes Oh, What a Beautiful Morning!, Some Enchanted Evening, Surrey with a Fringe on Top, Hello Young Lovers, Edelweiss, Happy Talk and You'll Never Walk Alone to name but a few. These evergreen songs are interspersed with anecdotes and amusing stories relating to the shows they came from.

Saturday 03 Sept 2016 at 20.00 – Aliwal Theatre
Sunday 04 SEP 2016 at 2.00PM and 6.30PM - DBN
Venue opens 90 minutes before show for picnic dinner
R 140 a ticket / Pensioners & Block Bookings (8 or more) R120
Bring food picnic baskets.
Braais will be available should you wish to cook some meat – DBN ONLY
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 for bookings Email : roland@stansell.za.net events.durbantheatre.com / Cell 082 499 8636 / email roland@stansell.za.net
Rhumbelow Aliwal: – Umkomaas Primary School
BYO
R 120-00 for Aliwal / Book with Barbara: W 039 973 1105 / Cell 083 778 1469
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Creedance Clearwater Revival Tribute

Rhumbelow Durban: 9 - 11 Sept and 23 – 25 Sept...read 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 : roland@stansell.za.net events.durbantheatre.com / Cell 082 499 8636
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Sing Country

Rhumbelow Pmb: Sun 11 Sept at 2pm and 6.30pm...read more

Dave Monks and Marion Loudon present Sing Country: a family show that takes you “out of the city and into the country “. So bring your cowboy hats, boots and buckle’s and let Dave Monks & Marion Loudon transport you to the land of country music.

Dave & Marion entertain superbly in this very well put -together collection of nostalgic and popular country hits. The show features covers from more than 20 different artists which include Dolly Pardon, Johnny Cash, The Carpenter‘s, Shania Twain, John Denver, Kenny Rodgers just to name a few.

Rhumbelow Pmb is at Allan Wilson Shellhole, 5 Durban Rd Pietermaritzburg
Book at Computicket or Phone or email Roland for bookings Email : roland@stansell.za.net events.durbantheatre.com / Cell 082 499 8636
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MUSIC

Sing with One Voice

Catholic Schools Concert
Emmanuel Cathedral: Thursday 25 August at 6.00pm ...
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Sing with One Voice is a choral music and dance concert featuring seven Catholic schools from the greater Durban area, as a fund-raiser for the Denis Hurley Centre taking place at Emmanuel Cathedral on Thursday 25 August 2016 at 6.00pm.

Seven Durban Catholic schools are uniting to show their support for the Denis Hurley Centre by presenting an evening of choral music at the Emmanuel Cathedral. The participating schools are: St Benedicts Pinetown, St Francis Mariannhill, Holy Family Glenwood, St Henry's Marist, Our Lady of Fatima Durban North, Maris Stella and Kwa Thintwa School for the Deaf (which was founded by Archbishop Hurley) who will present a special concert of much-loved sacred choral music.

The Denis Hurley Centre is an enabling environment for care, education and community building in one of the most diverse and challenging neighbourhoods of downtown Durban, close to the busiest road and rail transport hub in the province of KwaZulu-Natal.
Entry is free and all are welcome! A collection will be taken for the Denis Hurley Centre.
Safe parking is provided at the Cathedral. Prior to the concert, there will be a free tour of the Denis Hurley Centre available from 5.00pm.
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KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra
World Symphony Series Spring Season

Durban City Hall: 25 Aug – 13 October at 7.30pm...read 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.

“In this season, we will introduce the ‘Passport Series’ as the orchestra takes audiences on a global tour from Russia to Europe to Scandinavia and to South Africa,” says Bongani Tembe: CEO and Artistic Director of the KZN Philharmonic. “The season includes concerts acknowledging Heritage Month and the National Youth Concerto Festival,” he continued.

Spring Season: every Thursday from 25 August until 13 October
Subscribe to the Spring Season – ph 031 3699 438
Or buy single tickets: www.computicket.com / 0861 915 8000 / Shoprite Checkers Money Market counters
For more info: visit http://kznphil.org.za/

Thurs 25 August
The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic kicks off its Spring Season of the 2016 World Symphony
Series with a roaring trio of Russian masterpieces.
Associate Guest Conductor of the KZN Philharmonic Daniel Boico leads the orchestra on this grand opening evening. The evening begins with Nikolai Rimsky- Korsakov’s orchestral suite entitled Capriccio Espagnol.
KZN Philharmonic Concertmaster Joanna Frankel then joins Boico and the orchestra to perform the cheerful and tuneful Violin Concerto in D by Igor Stravinsky. The concerto, while written for a large orchestra, often feels like a cross between a violin concerto and a piece of chamber music as it exploits delicate textures and conversational writing.
The concert closes with Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 3 in A minor. The final symphony by the great pianist/composer is packed full of traditional Russian folk tunes and dances. These powerful works sets the Spring Season in motion.

Thurs 1 September
In Daniel Boico’s second concert of the Spring Season the American maestro leads the orchestra through an evening of Romantic repertoire from Germany. The concert begins with the overture to Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner.
The newly-appointed concertmaster of the Utah Symphony (and former concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony) Madeline Adkins joins Boico and the KZN Philharmonic to perform one of the most popular works from the violin concerto repertoire – Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor.
The programme closes with the fourth symphony by Brahms.
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Seb Goldswain Not Quite Spring KZN Tour

August 2016...read more

Accomplished guitarist, Seb Goldswain will embark on a Not Quite Spring provincial tour this August with six acoustic performances scheduled for around KZN.

Spending the last ten years perfecting his skills, Goldswain is a highly versatile musician, having studied Jazz Guitar and Composition up to Honours level at UKZN. Armed with an acoustic guitar, an electric guitar and a Marshall stack, he has a rare ability to dazzle crowds with his energetic original solo sets.

Not only will he be sharing his guitar virtuosity on stage, but he has organised two free guitar workshops where he invites anyone with an affinity to guitars to join him. For more info you can get in touch with the venues or visit www.sebgoldswain.com or email info@sebgoldswain.com

Friday 26 Aug: An evening with Seb Goldswain at Cafe 66
66 Old Main Road, Botha’s Hill
Doors open: 6pm / Show starts: 7:30pm
Cost: R80

Sat 27 Aug: Live at Music in the Hills
Curro: The Knoll, Knoll drive, Hillcrest
Gates open: 9am / Show starts: 10:45am
Cost: Free entrance
Craft Market and food available for those interested.
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Rowan Stuart live

The Barnyard Theatre, Gateway: Mon 22 Aug at 7.30pm...read more

In association with Concerts SA, Durban's Soul Folk singer-songwriter-guitarist Rowan Stuart will be performing at the Barnyard Theatre at Gateway on Monday 22 August. Following his Winter Tour across South Africa, Rowan returns to his home town, and will be joined by a full live band comprising Andy Turrell on bass guitar, Cheryl Engel (Connecting Stars) on backing vocals and percussion, and Jude Kenrick (Easy Freak) on drums. The event also celebrates the launch of Rowan's latest single "Silver Balloon", which will be released this month.

Rowan Stuart’s show at The Barnyard Theatre Gateway 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.

Bookings: gateway@barnyardtheatre.co.za / 031 566 3045
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Andile Yenana at The Rainbow

The Rainbow: Sunday 28 August...read more

The Rainbow and Concerts SA are very proud to present Andile Yenana and his Quintet. Pianist Andile Yenana is no stranger to the Rainbow. He has played here numerous times with his different collaborations and this year's project is really hot.

Joining Andile in the quintet are: Ildo Nandja – bass; Leon Scharnick on sax; Sandile Cele – violin;
Bucco Xaba – drums.

Concerts SA is a joint South African/Norwegian project 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, SAMRO and Concerts Norway. For more information please visit our website http://concertssa.co.za, follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ConcertsSA or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ConcertsSA.

Sunday 28 August: The Rainbow
The Rainbow,23 Stanfield Lane, Pinetown
031 702 9161
Doors Open 1pm
Cost: R80 at https://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=409794326
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Skyjack: SA / Swiss jazz in nation-wide tour

Wednesday 7 September: UKZN Centre for Jazz and Popular Music...read more

In association with Concerts SA and Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council, collaborative jazz band Skyjack will be launching their CD on a nation-wide tour of South Africa this September. Skyjack have toured South Africa in 2013, and Switzerland in 2015 and 2016, and are excited to bring the music back to SA for their biggest tour yet, and with an album to share!

The band features South African musicians Shane Cooper (double bass), Kyle Shepherd (piano), Kesivan Naidoo (drums), and Swiss musicians Marc Stucki (tenor sax), and Andreas Tschopp (trombone). These five musicians have a deep musical bond that brings them together as often as the cross-continental trip is possible. This tour will also be the first time Kesivan performs on home soil since completing his Masters Degree at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston this year.

For more information please visit http://concertssa.co.za, follow @ConcertsSA on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ConcertsSA or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ConcertsSA. Pro Helvetia Johannesburg is one of five international nodes of the Swiss Arts Council. region. Visit www.prohelvetia.org.za and www.facebook.com/prohelvetiajhb. Artist Links: Web: www.skyjackmusic.com / Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/skyjack-skyjack

Wednesday 7 September: UKZN Centre for Jazz and Popular Music
UKZN, Shepstone Building Level 2, Durban, 4001
Doors: 6.00pm
Cost: R 60 (pensioners R 40, students R 20)
031 260 3385 / zamat1@ukzn.ac.za
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Master Drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo

Friday 2 September: Groutville – Luthuli Museum
Saturday 3 September: Hammarsdale – Seaman’s Corner...
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In association with Concerts SA, iSupport Music Business presents two KwaZulu-Natal concerts by master drummer Louis Tebogo Moholo-Moholo. Moholo-Moholo and his band will visit Luthuli Museum in Groutville and Seaman’s Corner in Hammarsdale.
“The great South African drummer’s fires still burn brightly at 74. He’s making some of the great jazz of his time”—The Guardian.
The performances by Louis Moholo-Moholo at Luthuli Museum and Seaman’s Corner are 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.

Friday 2 September: Groutville – Luthuli Museum
Address: 3233 Nokukhanya Luthuli Street, Groutville
Doors: 6pm
Cost: R30
Tickets at the door

Saturday 3 September: Hammarsdale – Seaman’s Corner
C568 Dimba Road, Unit 3, Hammarsdale
Doors: 6pm
Cost: R30
Tickets at the door
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Piano Recital: Christopher Duigan

Agnes Church, Kloof: Thursday 1 Sept
Tatham Art Gallery, Pmb: Sunday 4 Sept...
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Fresh from a trip to the United States and Mexico, during which concert pianist Christopher Duigan performed at the South African Embassy in Mexico City for Nelson Mandela Day, and concerts in Cape Town and Pretoria, Duigan will be playing a programme of popular light classics at two concerts in September.
The programme includes Claire de lune, Ritual Fire Dance, Liebestraume, Revolutionary Etude, Minute Waltz, Prelude in C, Rustle of Spring, Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, Moonlight Sonata and many more.

Thursday 1 September: St Agnes Church, Kloof.
Time: 7.30pm
Cost: R100
Tickets: Telephone St Agnes Church at 031 764 20137

Sunday, September 4: Tatham Art Gallery
Address: Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermaritzburg
Time: 11.30 am
Cost: R80.
Tickets: Music Revival at 083 417 4473 or email chris@fotag.co.za
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VISUAL ART

There Are Places I Remember

Durban Art Gallery: now on..read 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 on...read 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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Artivist

Durban Art Gallery: now on...read 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 on...read 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 seth@denishurleycentre.org.
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South African Voices:
Towards a Museum of HIV Memory and Learning

KwaMuhle Museum: now open...read 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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COMMUNITY

Annual Lecture + Presentation of Diakonia Award

Diakonia Centre: Tuesday 30 August...read more

Diakonia Council of Churches cordially invites you to the 11th Diakonia Lecture and presentation of the Diakonia Human Rights Award.

The guest speaker is Advocate Thulisile Madonsela, Public Protector, Republic of South Africa

Tuesday 30 August
Time: 17:00pm for 17:30pm - 20:30pm
Venue: Diakonia Centre, 20 Diakonia Avenue, Durban
Please RSVP to Busi on 031 310 3500 or email reception@diakonia.org.za
Secure parking will be available
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YogaforComfort

Beach Bums, North Coast: 3 Sept...read more

YogaforComfort is a 100% one-hour charity event to raise funds for Umdudzi - the non-profit organisation based in Durban provides hospice care for children, purely on donor funding. They have a small hospital based palliative care team that provides emotional support and symptom control to children with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses. YogaforComfort wants to help them continue to do their great work.

So, join us on Spring Day, Saturday September 3rd at Beach Bums International on the north coast of Durban for a one hour yoga session. Your donation of R100 gets you in for a class by one of Ballito’s well-known yoga instructors and you leave with that feel-good vibe knowing you’ve made a difference to bring some comfort to the lives of little ones who need it the most.

Contacts: Event Organisers: Minoshni Pillay 076 451 yoga4comfort@gmail.com / Creasen Govender 061 830 8584/ yoga4comfort@gmail.com / Umduduzi: Doctor Julia Ambler julia@umduduzi.co.za
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ART & CRAFT

Request for material to make art

Umcebo Design is making various large art-works and needs recycled materials. They are looking for:...read 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 - www.umcebodesign.co.za / Cell: 083 793 3408 / Email: robin@umcebodesign.co.za / Facebook: Umcebo Design | Umcebo Trust.
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MARKETS and FAIRS

Essenwood Craft Market

Essenwood park: Every Sat: 9am – 2pm ...read 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
email info@essenwoodmarket.com.
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SOCIAL JUSTICE

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 rape...read 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 www.diakonia.org.za or like their facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/tibatdiakonia
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