THE Tatham Art Gallery, in Pietermaritzburg, will be celebrating women in song in a special concert at 7.30 pm on Friday, September 20.
Featuring the talents of Emma Farquharson, Erin Fourie, Audrey Mbuyazi and Nozuko Teto the concert is being presented by the gallery in Chief Albert Luthuli Street, the Friends of the Tatham Art Gallery (Fotag) and Christopher Duigan’s Music Revival.
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Head to the mountains for glorious music – it’s White Mountain Festival time!
NOW in its 14th year, the White Mountain Festival will be offering music lovers a chance to enjoy the best acoustic acts in the country, from September 26 to September 29.
Known for its intimate and relaxed atmosphere, the festival is held at White Mountain Lodge in the foothills of Giant’s Castle Nature Reserve. Continue reading →
THE Playhouse Company’s national isicathamiya competition takes place through the night on September 21, starting at 6 pm in the Opera Theatre. Continue reading →
WITH its mix of live music and vocals, gorgeous costumes and sensationally-sexy dancing, Burn The Floor, is currently the hottest ticket in town.
And this hugely-popular international franchise has plenty of local flavour thanks to singer, Lelo Ramasimong and her husband, Michael Ramasimong (better known by his stage name Mike Swaga), who plays the drums. Continue reading →
CANADIAN bluesman Pat Savage is returning to KwaZulu-Natal to take part in this year’s Durban International Blues Festival. Continue reading →
In an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt discussed his new film Ad Astra, his battle with alcoholism and the Me Too movement. Continue reading →
Jemma Kahn and David Viviers in a scene from Cellist With Rabies. Photo: Harry Lock
THIS year’s Hilton Arts Festival has given festival-goers in the KZN Midlands the chance to experience everyone from belly-aching stand-up comedy to thought-provoking drama. Estelle Sinkins, shares her thoughts on some of the shows she saw. Continue reading →
Set against China’s expanding influence on the continent, Buddha in Africa provides a unique insight into the forces of cultural soft power on the identity and imagination of an African boy and his school friends growing up between two cultures.
GETTING her award-winning documentary, Buddha in Africa, to the big screen has been a labour of love for KZN Midlands filmmaker Nicole Schafer, writes ESTELLE SINKINS.
The powerful documentary, which follows the intimate story of a Malawian teenager growing up in a Chinese Buddhist orphanage in Africa, won the best South African documentary prize at the Durban International Film Festival in July, an accolade which means that the film is being considered for the documentary feature qualifying festival hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture, Arts and Sciences.
Schafer is trying to play down the news, but the truth is her documentary could automatically qualify for consideration for an Oscar nomination in 2020. Continue reading →
Iain ‘Ewok’ Robinson.
THANKS to the generous support of First National Bank, the Hilton Arts Festival will be hosting an exciting and unusual “art to auction” project.
Festivalgoers will be able to watch art being created and auctioned before their very eyes at the FNB Art Block. Iain “Ewok” Robinson will be transforming one entire side of a building on the Hilton College campus on September 13 and September 14. Continue reading →
Tim Redpath in Breasts – A Play About Men
GIVEN the current protests around gender-based violence and accusations of rampant sexism amongst male South Africans, Greig Coetzee’s Breasts – A Play about Men couldn’t be more relevant. Continue reading →