IF you have an interest in the natural history of KwaZulu-Natal and Durban in particular, then you need to read The Durban Forest, the first volume in a series of books planned by the Durban Botanic Gardens Trust.
The series will be entitled UmKhuhlu, the African name for Trichilia dregeana, the Forest Mahogany. This large evergreen tree was once common in the old Durban forest and today lines some of the roads on Berea Ridge. It is included in the red list of South African plants.
Biologist, Mark Mattson, the contributing editor of the 300-page hard cover book, spoke to ESTELLE SINKINS about The Durban Forest and the importance of green spaces in cities. Continue reading
In Durban, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Dolphins By Starlight at uShaka Marine World. This year’s shows will take place at 6.30 pm for 7 pm from Thursday, December 8 to Tuesday, December 13. Continue reading
Mpilo Nzimande, Rowan Bartlett and Clare Mortimer star in the delightful children’s show, ‘Criss Cross Christmas’.
IF you are looking for a way to entertain the little ones in the holidays, then make sure you book for Cris Cross Christmas and Rumpelstiltskin at the Rhumbelow Theatre in Cunningham Road, Umbilo, Durban. Continue reading
Lynelle Kenned and the young actors and actresses playing the Von Trapp children in The Sound of Music at the Playhouse.
The Playhouse Company is set to delight theatre-goers in KwaZulu-Natal with its festive season staging of The Sound of Music, which opens in the magnificent Playhouse Opera Theatre on November 24 and runs until December 30.
This fresh, sparkling, new production will be directed by award-winning theatre director and actor, Ralph Lawson. Continue reading
Mark Mulder and Annie Robinson star in Tarty Flowers!, directed by Paul Spence, at 2pm on Friday, October 28, 8pm on Saturday, October 29, 2 pm on Sunday, October 30, 8pm on Friday, November 4, 8pm on Saturday, November 5, and 2 pm and 6.30pm on Sunday, November 6 at the Rhumeblow Theatre in Cunningham Avenue, Umbilo, Durban. Continue reading
The Rhumbelow Theatre, 42 Cunningham Road off Bartle Road, Umbilo will be hosting The Chain – The Fleetwood Mac Story, featuring The Reals, from October 14. Continue reading
Durban band Edisontide – whose members are Jordi van Dyk, Bryn Scott and Joel Kenrick – have released their first single The Conspirator and will be releasing a self titled debut EP on August 26. The release is part of an exclusive campaign with iTunes and Apple Music. Continue reading
The Rhumbelow Theatre in Cunningham Avenue, off Bartle Road, Durban – in association with the South African Magical Society – is hosting Magical Mayhem at 8 pm on Friday, July 29, 8 pm on Saturday, July 30 and 2 pm on Sunday, July 31. Continue reading
THE Rhumbelow Theatre’s in Pietermaritzburg and Durban will be hosting The Way We Were!, a fabulous tribute show in which Midlands diva, Cat Simoni, does the songs of Barbra Streisand in her own inimitable show.
The show, which has been written and directed by Paul Spence, will be staged at the Rhumbelow Theatre – Pietermaritzburg at the Allan Wilson Shellhole in Alan Paton Avenue, at 2 pm and 6.30 pm on Sunday, July 31; and at the Rhumbelow Theatre in Cunningham Avenue, Umbilo, Durban at 8 pm on Friday, August 5, 8 pm on Saturday, August 6 and at 2 pm and 6.30 pm on Sunday, August 7. Continue reading
Durban’s Loading Bay Gallery in Station Drive will be hosting two news hows from July 29 to August 21. Continue reading