ACTRESS Michelle Douglas is returning to the Hilton Arts Festival this weekend to appear in The Revlon Girl, a play which tells the story of mothers who lost their children in the Aberfan disaster in Wales. Continue reading
FRESH from wowing fans in Johannesburg, Maritzburg band Acoustiq Assassins will be launching the music video for their latest single, Running, at the Grandstation in Railway Street, Pietermaritzburg, at 7 pm on Friday, September 13.
Fans are encouraged to arrive at 6 pm to buy tickets, which cost R70 each. Drinks are sold at the venue and snacks will be provided.
Acoustiq Assassins were finalists in the 2019 MTV Base Music showcase competition, were part of former V-Entertainment presenter Shelton Forbes’ New Melody show at the Joburg Theatre, and finalists in the UJ Week of Jazz competition.
The trio perform poetic, minimalistic music using just two acoustic guitars as accompaniment. Their aim is to create room for the expression of their voices. The band’s sound can best be described as contemporary/indie R n B mixed with acoustic soul.
A proudly Pietermaritzburg outfit, Acoustiq Assassins originally had four members — Siphesihle Bhengu, Junior Mazibuko, Gugu Mdladla and 2016 SA Idols winner Noma Khumalo. Khumalo has now signed with Gallo records.
Acoustiq Assassins, who perform original work, aim to make music that speaks more to the ears than the eyes. They have shared platforms with Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, Zakes Bantwini, Dreamteam, Sibongile Khumalo, Big Nuz, DJ Tira, Shekinah, Dumi Mkostad, Babes Wodumo and more.
Two of South Africa’s proudest artistic exports – JH Pierneef and Anton van Wouw – will come under the spotlight at this year’s Hilton Arts Festival, which takes place on the Hilton College campus from September 13 and 15, when Absa features a sample of some of their leading work from its corporate collection. Continue reading
Rooted in spoken word performance, the Hilton Arts Festival, which takes place at Hilton College from September 13 to 15, is perhaps best known for its carefully curated selection of quality plays, and, true to form, offers a great line up of topical dramas this year.
“WOULDN’T it be wonderful if we could all be a little bit more gentle with each other, and a little more loving, have a little more empathy, and maybe we would like each other a little bit more.”
Wise words from iconic screen and vaudeville actress Judy Garland, and ones which we should all heed as we navigate these troubled times.
Bringing to the stage Garland’s life story is East London’s Kerry Hiles, who will be performing at the Hilton Arts Festival at Hilton College this weekend. Continue reading
TWO Steinway artists – Charl du Plessis and Christopher Duigan – are set to present piano recitals at this year’s Hilton Arts Festival at 11 am and 2.45 pm on September 14 in the Hilton College chapel. Continue reading
FOR those of you who missed seeing Benny Bushwhacker — conservationist, environmental campaigner and the only man to have thrice walked the length of Africa barefoot — in Durban, then you had better make sure you book to see him at the Hilton Arts Festival this weekend. Continue reading
ONE of my favourite shows at last year’s Hilton Arts Festival was Michael Taylor-Broderick’s exquisite one-hander, The King of Broken Things.
It’s a deeply poignant, stunningly lit production with a memorable performance by Cara Roberts (pictured here) as a young boy who wants to prove that broken things, once repaired, are often stronger — and more beautiful — than ever. Continue reading
THE world’s hottest ballroom spectacular, Burn the Floor, will be lighting up the iZulu Theatre at Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom, near Umhlanga, from Septenber 12 to 29. Continue reading
MASKANDI magicians, Qadasi & Maqhinga (pictured) will be the headline act at this week’s edition of Music in the Hills (MiTH) at The Knoll Historic Guest Farm in Hilton. Continue reading