Fun-filled programme at the Glenwood Community Festival


(Back from left) Deen Fredericks, Cate D’ffay, Matthew Phipps, Matthew Grosseh, Zakir Belim, Megan Heckler, Luke Veldtman, (front, from left) Nicolas Ackerman, Jaskaran Rajaruthnam and Sibu Ndlovu. Photo: Gareth Sedgbeer-Williams

A bustling weekend of fun family activities is planned for the annual Glenwood Community Festival which runs from Thursday, September 8 to Sunday, September 11.

Hosted by the Glenwood Community Forum, the opening is on September 8 at 5.30pm. There will be a showcase of more than 100 works of art and photographs from participating Glenwood schools which will be on display at Glenwood High School. The exhibition has been curated by Sarie de Beer and Ian Schoeman. The work can be viewed over the weekend.

On Friday, September 9 at 6pm you can enjoy the sounds of the Schools Choir Festival taking place at Durban Girls’ High School. The choral showcase features choirs from Eden College, Glenwood High School, Glenwood Prep, Manor Gardens Primary School and Penzance Primary School. Tickets are R20 from the participating schools. Refreshments will be on sale. Proceeds are going to the Jeannete Smit Old Age Home.

Saturday, September 11 is jam-packed with some friendly competition and festivities all taking place at Glenwood High School.

Starting at 7.30am is the City Trail Race – a fun trail run for groups taking place throughout the extended school grounds.

Then be sure to grease your wheels and support your favourite team as the Cart Race takes place at 9am.

Throughout the day there is a primary school chess competition; a literary quiz competition; performances by the Durban Girls’ High Schools Drummies and the Glenwood school band; mini cricket and a dance exhibition featuring Latin American, Pantsula and contemporary dance.

There will also be food stalls and an arts, craft and flea market provided by Camelot throughout the morning.

The final day (Sunday, September 11) starts with a community picnic in Bulwer Park from 11am. Entry is free and all are welcome to come along – pack a picnic and bring family… and picnic blankets.

The festival closes with an inter-denominational community church service that takes place at 6pm at the Glenwood Community Church.

John Horn, the Associate Pastor for the Glenwood Community Church and Chairman of the Glenwood Community Forum said: “It is important for families to come out and participate in the festival and activities because it creates a platform where the positive aspects of the Glenwood Community and schools can be not only highlighted but also celebrated,”

For a detailed programme of events go to the website at or email


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