KickStArt Theatre Company has been rewarded with 54 nominations in this year’s The Mercury Durban Theatre Awards. The ceremony will be staged at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Howard College campus at 7.30pm on Monday, November 21. Continue reading
Month: October 2016
Filmmakers flock to Joburg Film Festival
The inaugural Joburg Film Festival kicks off on Friday, October 28 with the world premiere of Mandela’s Gun. This glitzy event will see filmmakers from across South Africa and the globe are getting ready to descend on the city to promote their films. Continue reading
Paul Beatty is the first American to win the Man Booker Prize for Fiction
PAUL Beatty has become the first American to win the prestigious Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
His book, The Sellout, is published by small independent publisher Oneworld, who had their first win in 2015 with Marlon James’ A Brief History of Seven Killings. Continue reading
Live music is good for you and good for cities, research says
If you listen to or play live music, you are likely to be happier and healthier! That’s one of the research findings showcased in the latest report on South African live music audiences published this week by SA-Norwegian live music development project, Concerts SA. Continue reading
Brilliant bass on offer in Westville
The 2016 annual Bass Day, which will be held on Saturday, October 29 at Musketeers, the German Club in Westville, brings together bass players from all over the for an event that will feature some of South Africa’s most celebrated bassists.
Doors open at 4 pm and the entrance price of R50 includes entry in a raffle. Continue reading
Dan Patlansky to launch new album at the Barnyard Theatre
When you hear the name Dan Patlansky, it immediately conjures up images of the genius guitarist, singer/songwriter and globally respected purveyor of the blues that he is.
So, Durban is in for a treat when Dan launches his new album, Introvertigo, to local audiences when he performers at The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway in Umhlanga on Tuesday, November 1. Continue reading
Cinema Nouveau to screen ‘The Threepenny Opera’ as part of NT Live
Cinema Nouveau will be screening the landmark of 20th century musical theatre, The Threepenny Opera, by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, in collaboration with Elisabeth Hauptmann, as part of the National Theatre Live series.
This new production was directed by Rufus Norris for the National Theatre on London’s South Bank and filmed live at the Olivier Theatre. Continue reading
Hilton author shares memories of an adventurous life in the African bush
THE cover of the book, Africa’s Dust in my Hair – True stories of life in the bush in Northen Rhodesia (Zambia), features a young woman paddling a tin bath across the crocodile and hippo-infested Lunga River in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). That fearless young lady was a young Anne Southwood. THELUVVIE.COM’s Estelle Sinkins spoke to her. Continue reading
Fifi the Rai Blaster heads to Durban for a double bill with Manelis
Fifi the Rai Blaster (above left), in association with Concerts SA and iSupport, present the national tour of Sky Arch, a musical exploration on how oral traditions and “indigenous” mythology and astronomy affect and shape our collective consciousness. Continue reading
Join Nibs van der Spuy on his journey round KwaZulu-Natal
Singer/songwriter, Nibs van der Spuy, is back home to share his unique soundscapes with fans on a journey round KwaZulu-Natal. Continue reading