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
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
Durban’s rising talent will be on show the DUT DigiFest
DURBAN University of Technology’s will be hosting its third annual DigiFest on September 9 and 10 at the university’s city campus in Durban.
The two-day event will include a series of live art activations, exhibitions, panel discussions, workshops, music, theatre, poetry, comedy and dance. Continue reading
Classic cars motoring their way to the Royal Show
IF you love classic cars, then you had better make your way to the Royal Agricultural Showgrounds in Pietermaritzburg to see some of beauties in action. Continue reading
Zambezi River’s fauna and flora celebrated in Ardmore and Hermès collaboration
LUXURY French brand, Hermès, and Ardmore Ceramic Art, based in Caversham in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, have collaborated to launch a new range of patterned scarves. Continue reading
Check out some New Kids on the Block at the Phansi Museum
THE Phansi Museum will be mounting its second exhibition of the year in the Phansi goes Phezulu Gallery, 500 Esther Roberts Road, Glenwood, tilted The New Kids on the Block.
This exhibition will introduce the public to the latest treasures acquired for the Phansi Museum Collection; and comprises life sized puppets of the Herero, Himba and Hakawana people from northern Namibia adorned in ceremonial dress, beadwork and regalia.
In contrast to the magnificent attire of the Herero people, the museum will have on display a marvelous wedding dress, dating back to the 19th Century worn by a Victorian, English bride who stamped her identity on the attire of the people of Namibia. Continue reading
Showcase your talent in Durban this weekend
TALENT competitions are nothing new – Idols, The Voice, South Africa’s Got Talent are just a few local ones to name a few. But Elsubie Verlinden, founder of Just You Model and Artist Management, believes the competition she promotes, The International ARTS Talent Showcase (IATS), is something more. Continue reading
The Phansi Museum explores colonial and apartheid periods through fashion
“MUCH is considered fabulous in South Africa, even if the origins are deeply rooted in some evil human engineering and racism suffered by many. But, just think of music, fashion, and all art in general, how the very craft of it inspired great exploration,” says Paul Mikula, architect and initiator of the Phansi Museum. Continue reading
We Can Arts Festival in Durban
December 3 is observed internationally as a day that celebrates people with disabilities. Locally the We Can Arts Festival will commemorate and recognise disabled people, showcasing their extra ordinary talents in the fields of arts and business.
The festival will take place over three days between December 3 and 5, commencing with a business and arts seminar on Thursday, December 3 at the Durban Playhouse from 9 am to 4 pm.
Young designers to show their creations at the 21st annual Vukani! Fashion Awards
The South African Fashion Designers Agency’s (SAFDA) ability to bring explosive young African designers’ creations to new and established markets will soon be showcased at the 21st annual Vukani! Fashion Awards from November 17 to 21 at the newly opened Newtown Junction Mall. Doors open at 9 am. Continue reading