Enjoy a night down in New Orleans at Egyptian Ella’s

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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 Ellas 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

Phansi Museum to reward creative youngsters in Human Rights competition

image002 (3)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

Fabulous Indian fashion on show at The Square Boutique Hotel in Umhlanga

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

Critically acclaimed ‘Inxeba – The Wound’ adds to its awards haul at DIFF


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

Legendary satirist, Pieter-Dirk Uys, returns to Durban with his most intimate show yet – ‘The Echo of Noise’


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

Artists are invited to submit works for the FOTAG Fabulous Picture Show

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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