Baroque 2000 celebrate 20 years of making music in KZN


Baroque 2000.

BAROQUE 2000 is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a concert in the Victoria Hall at Maritzburg College at 7.30 pm on Saturday, October 7, writes ESTELLE SINKINS.

The Baroque 2000 in their 20th Year concert is part of a new Spring Festival, hosted by Christopher Duigan’s Music Revival, which runs at different venues in the city from Friday, October 6 to Friday, October 13. Continue reading


Enjoy a celebration of dance from a South African Indian perspective at the Playhouse


Don’t miss NAACH – My Diary of Dance at the Playhouse

Iqraam Rahim’s Rampage Dance Company proudly presents NAACH – My Diary of Dance, a celebration of dance from a South African Indian perspective.

The production will be performed on Friday, August 19 at 7 pm at The Playhouse in Durban by a cast of some 30 performers, made up of students from Crawford, Northwood, Verulam Secondary, Seatides Combined, DHS, Maritzburg College, St John’s College, Our Lady of Fatima and the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Continue reading

Fabulous fun expected at the Fotag Quiz at the Tatham Art Gallery

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Andy Capostagno

THE Friends of Tatham Art Gallery (Fotag) is hosting a fundraising quiz evening at the Tatham Art Gallery in Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermaritzburg, on Friday, August 12.

ESTELLE SINKINS spoke to sports commentator, Andy Capostagno, who lives in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, and will be the quiz master at the event, about the chances that the Springboks and Proteas have in the forthcoming internationals and how he feels South African sportsmen and women will fare at the Rio Olympics.

He also shares his thoughts on working as a commentator and why supporting events like the Fotag Quiz is important. Continue reading

Repaired Steinway Grand piano to play a starring role in Rhapsody in Blue concert


Ian Burgess-Simpson fine tunes the Steinway Grand Piano in the Pietermaritzburg City Hall. Photo: Jonathan Burton

THE Steinway Concert Grand Model D piano in the Pietermaritzburg City Hall, which was damaged by rain water dripping from a leak in the city hall roof three years ago, has been fully repaired and will be back in action from 7.30 pm tonight (Saturday, March 19). Continue reading

Don’t miss Blood Lions doccie at Maritzburg College

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MARITZBURG College, in collaboration with Wildlands Conversation Trust and the film’s producers, is hosting a screening of the internationally acclaimed documentary, Blood Lions, which exposes the canned lion hunting industry in South Africa. The screening will take place at 5.30 pm on Ocrober 19 in the Alan Paton Memorial Hall.

There will also be a screening of the doccie on Thursday, October 15 at 6.30 pm at Ster-Kinekor, Musgrave, Durban. Continue reading