Enjoy some swinging sounds while helping raise money for Pet Rescue


Andrew Young

The Butlers Restaurant at 24 Old Main Road in Hillcrest will be hosting Sounds for Hounds at 12 noon on March 5. The fundraising concert, which is in aid of Pet Rescue, will feature saxophonist, Andrew Young, who is out from Austria on a tour around South Africa.

To book your rickets email soundsforhounds@gmail.com or send an SMS to Jill at 082 412 8069.

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Ian von Memerty to perform a show in aid of the YES Trust in Kloof


South African entertainer, actor, singer, musician, writer, director and television presenter, Ian von Memerty, will be performing a one-off charity show, A Handful of Highlights, at St Agnes Church, Auditorium, 53 Abelia Road, Kloof at 7pm on Monday, March 6.

Tickets are R120 at Computicket and money will go to the Youth Education Support Trust. Secure parking is available. Continue reading

artSPACE durban hosts Jannie van Heerden’s ‘Olive Schreiner Revisited’


Opening at artSPACE durban at 11 am on March 4 is Jannie van Heerden’s solo exhibition, “Olive Schreiner Revisited”.

The exhibition will be opened by Professor Johan Jacobs, Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Associate and University Fellow in English Studies, at the School of Arts, College of Humanities, University of KwaZulu-Natal. Continue reading

AfriDocs will be presenting a host of hard-hitting doccies on BET


Don’t miss ‘CitizenFour’ on BET.

Throughout March, AfriDocs on BET will be presenting a series of hard-hitting documentaries focused on the struggles and challenges that face both emerging and established democracies.

From the battles of activists trying to promote and secure democracy in Nigeria and Zimbabwe, to the ways in which media investigations and leaks threaten the establishment in Ghana and the United States, these award-winning films are both entertaining and informative. Continue reading

Zoe The Seed to perform at UKZN’s Centre for Jazz and Popular Music


Due to Unforeseen circumstances, Tshepo Fela will no longer be playing at Centre for Jazz and Popular Music on Wednesday, March 1.

Instead local vocalist Zoe the Seed and friends will be lighting up the stage with original compositions from 6pm . This gig is a preview of what Zoe will be presenting at her Jazzy rainbow (93 Simiso Nkwanyana Road) gig on March 10. Continue reading

Bryan Hiles delivers a finely judged performance as Shakespeare’s Hamlet


Bryan Hiles as Hamlet. Photo by Val Adamson

BRYAN Hiles never imagined himself in the role of Hamlet, instead he thought he was more suited to playing Laertes, brother to Ophelia, writes http://www.theluvvie.com’s ESTELLE SINKINS.

Director, Clare Mortimer, had other ideas. She could definitely see the Durban-based actor playing William Shakespeare’s titular hero and twisted his arm to take on the challenge in Think Theatre’s Hamlet, The Prince of Denmark, currently running at the Playhouse Drama Theatre in Durban. Continue reading

‘I, Claude Monet’ launches Cinema Nouveau’s exhibition on screen series


Season four of Exhibition on Screen give audiences the chance to view some of the world’s greatest art exhibitions on the big screen at Cinema Nouveau from Saturday, 25 February.

The first production is a feature-length documentary film about one of the world’s most famous artists, titled I, Claude Monet. It offers a fresh new look at a man who is arguably the world’s favourite artist – through his own words. The film is directed by award-winning director Phil Grabsky. Continue reading