FilmClub to screen Andrzej Wajda’s ‘Ashes & Diamonds’


In the mid to late 20th century the countries of Eastern Europe experienced a remarkable flowering of socially engaged cinema. FilmClub is screening Ashes & Diamonds, the second in its special focus on the Polish cinema of moral anxiety at 7pm on Tuesday, October 4 at the Tatham Art Gallery in Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermaritzburg. Continue reading

Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist heads to Pietermaritzburg


Andre The Hilarious Hypnotist has moved his Pietermaritzburg shows to the Winston Churchill Theatre in Leinster Road, Scottsville, due to the uncertainty of student unrest on the University of KwaZulu-Natal Pietermaritzburg campus.

Andre uses volunteers from the audience and convinces them to participate in various crazy, zany and downright hilarious routines. It’s the type of comedy in which no two shows are ever the same and even Andre is never too sure what he can expect on stage.

The shows will still take place from Wednesday, September 28 to Saturday, October 1 at 7.30pm. Tickets are R70 for the Wednesday evening and R90 (concessions R80) for all other shows. Book at