A series of vintage New Orleans-inspired evenings are on the cards, for lovers of jazz and authentic cuisine.
A Night Down in New Orleans at Egyptian Ella’s promises to be a fun and novel event laced with live upbeat jazz, the hippest emcee in town and a wonderful dining experience which has three versions in and around Durban from month-end July to month-end August.
The first shows are at The Prep Room at Glenwood Prep School on July 28 and 29. The event then moves to the Rhumbelow Theatre at Tina’s Hotel in Kloof on August 5 and 6 with the final show planned for the Islander Room at the Point Yacht Club in Durban on August 26 and 27. Continue reading
Dr Albertina Luthuli will be presenting prizes at the Phansi Museum’s Human Rights competition on Saturday, July 29 at 10 am. Over 90 schools from urban and rural areas in KwaZulu-Natal, some from as far afield as Bergville and the Drakensberg, took part in the event. Continue reading
RUNNING from July 26 to August 13 at the KZNSA Gallery in Durban is an exhibition by the iQhiya collective of 11 black women creatives, whose bodies of work have collided to make a topical and riveting experience. Continue reading
A NEW ballet show, A Bouquet of Dance, is being presented by the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) KwaZulu-Natal, at the Hilton College Theatre at 2 pm on August 12.
The showcase honours the memory of Denise Caro, a much-loved personality of the ballet world, who passed away on March 14. Continue reading
SHORTSTRAW’S new album, Those Meddling Kids, has been a year in the making. The Indie band has been releasing one single a month, with its own artwork and music video, since September 2016. It’s all rather old school for a band which has been topping the charts since its launch in 2007, writes ESTELLE SINKINS. Continue reading
PIETERMARITZBURG events co-ordinator, Nafeesa Joosab, and Durban designer, Haroun Hansrot, are planning to wow the province’s fashionistas with their first-ever Haute Fashion Extravaganza, writes ESTELLE SINKINS.
Running from July 28 to July 30 at The Square Boutique Hotel in Umhlanga, the event aims to showcase the work of 25 Indian designers on the catwalk and in a series of pop-up shops. Continue reading
Nakhane Touré (front left) was named best actor for his work in ‘Inxeba – The Wound’, which also won the prize for best SA director for John Trengrove. Photo: File
INXEBA (known internationally as The Wound) won the prizes for best director for John Trengrove and best actor for Nakhane Touré at the Durban International Film Festival on Saturday, July 22, writes ESTELLE SINKINS.
This is the latest in a string of awards for the film, which has been lauded at film festivals around the world. Continue reading
THE legendary Pieter-Dirk Uys brings his one-man memoir, The Echo of Noise, to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from July 25 to August 6.
In the show South Africa’s foremost satirist sits on a barstool and opens his heart about his private and public life leading the audience into his inner-sanctuary with stories that can evoke surprise, laughter and tears. Continue reading
Asinamali!, written by Mbongeni Ngema, will be the closing film of the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF). The film will screen at Ster-Kinekor Gateway in Umhlanga at 7 pm on Sunday, July 23 and at 8 pm at the Playhouse the same day. Continue reading
Siyabonga Sikosana donated several pictures to The Fabulous Picture Show in 2016. Photo: Supplied
IT’S that time of the year again – and the Friends of the Tatham Art Gallery (FOTAG) committee is inviting artists to start planning for the Fabulous Picture Show.
This annual auction is held in the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg to raise funds for the purchase of new art works for its permanent collection. Continue reading