Get your hands on amazing artworks at the FOTAG Fabulous Picture Show

After months of preparation, the Friends of the Tatham Art Gallery’s (FOTAG) major fundraiser, the 2016 Fabulous Picture Show is about to open.

More than 236 art works have been donated by over 100 artists and they will all go under the auction hammer on Friday, November 25.All funds raised will be used by FOTAG to purchase new artworks for the Tatham Art Gallery’s permanent collection. Continue reading


Enjoy a festive year-end concert with Music Revival at St Agnes Church, Kloof


Ralitza Macheva (violin), who leads the ‘Gypsy Strings’ Quartet with Christopher Duigan (piano), will be performing at Music Revival’s  end of year concert at St Agnes Church in Kloof. Photo: Supplied

WHETHER you love the ragtime tunes of the inimitable Scott Joplin, French Café classics, or a tango or two, there will be something to delight the ear when pianist, Christopher Duigan, takes the stage with the Gypsy Strings Quartet at St Agnes Church, Kloof, at 7.30pm of Thursday, November 24. Continue reading

Pianist, Christopher Duigan, will perform two ‘Maritzburg concerts to launch his new Chopin CD


Christopher Duigan will be launching his new album, ‘Christopher Duigan plays Chopin’, at two concerts in Pietermaritzburg this week. Photo: Jonathan Burton

MARITZBURG concert pianist, Christopher Duigan, will be playing a selection of music by Frederic Chopin, which he has recorded for his new CD, Christopher Duigan plays Chopin, at the Tatham Art Gallery in Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermaritzburg at 11.30 am on Sunday, November 27. Continue reading

Get into the festive season spirit with the Pietermaritzburg City Orchestra


Join the Midlands Chamber Choir and the Pietermaritzburg City Orchestra for Noel 2016 at the Hilton College Theatre. Photo: Supplied

THE Pietermaritzburg City Orchestra is hosting its annual festive season concert, Noel 2016, in collaboration with the Midlands Chamber Choir, at 7 pm on Saturday, November 26, at the Hilton College Theatre. Continue reading

Classic musical, ‘The Sound of Music’, to be staged at The Playhouse in Durban


Lynelle Kenned and the young actors and actresses playing the Von Trapp children in The Sound of Music at the Playhouse.

The Playhouse Company is set to delight theatre-goers in KwaZulu-Natal with its festive season staging of The Sound of Music, which opens in the magnificent Playhouse Opera Theatre on November 24 and runs until December 30.

This fresh, sparkling, new production will be directed by award-winning theatre director and actor, Ralph Lawson. Continue reading

The PAMS Choir to perform ‘Handel’s Messiah’ in the Midlands


The Pietermaritzburg Amateur Music Society (PAMS) presents the annual musical treat, George Frideric Handel’s Messiah, at 2.30 pm on Sunday, November 20 at  the Hilton Christian Fellowship Church, 3 Hilton College Road, Hilton.

Joining the PAMS Choir will be the Eyesizwe Adult Choir and the Pietermaritzburg City Orchestra, directed by David Plank. The conductor is Nigel Fish. Continue reading

Don’t miss the Gospel Icon Discovery Competition in Inanda


Pictured are last year’s Gospel Icon Discovery Competition are winners, the GTI Gospel Group from Umlazi, Mphathiseni Dube from Newtown and Siphesihle Hadebe from Cato Manor. Photo by Val Adamson

The 4th annual Gospel Icon Discovery Competition takes place at the Ohlange Sports Ground in Inanda, near Durban, between 8.30 am and 3.30 pm on Sunday, November 13.

This eThekwini Parks, Recreation and Culture Unit gospel music talent search programme is aimed at cultivating upcoming artists in the city, and helps them launch their musical careers. Continue reading

The magic of the Bolshoi Ballet comes to the big screen at Cinema Nouveau


The season of ballets from Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet company continues with the screening of The Golden Age, which releases at Cinema Nouveau on Saturday, November 12 for limited screenings.

The other productions in this season include: The Nutcracker (December 17), Swan Lake (February 18, 2017), The Sleeping Beauty (March 10), A Contemporary Evening (April 21) and finally, A Hero of our Time (May 12). The ballets are brought to the big screen by Fathom Events, BY Experience and Pathé Live. Continue reading