Fabulous new festival to celebrate 20 years of Music Revival in ‘Maritzburg

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Christopher Duigan.

FOR the past 20 years Music Revival has been bringing the best classical performers to Pietermaritzburg – and to celebrate this special anniversary its founder, pianist, Christopher Duigan, is hosting a special Spring Festival in the city., writes ESTELLE SINKINS.

Running from Friday, October 6 to Friday, October 13 at different venues, the festival represents a flavour of all he has tried to achieve with his concert series over the past two decades. Continue reading

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Learn more about Rorke’s Drift Ceramics with Prof Ian Calder at the Tatham

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One of the many beautiful ceramics produced by Rorke’s Drift Ceramics. Photo: Supplied

PROFESSOR Ian Calder will present an illustrated talk and walkabout on Rorke’s Drift Ceramics in the lecture hall at the Tatham Art Gallery in Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermaritzburg, at 2.30 pm on Friday, September 1. Continue reading

Get ready to test your knowledge at the annual Fotag Quiz

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William Saunderson-Meyer. Photo: Supplied

VETERAN journalist, William Saunderson-Meyer, whose current affairs column, Jaundiced Eye, appears in several newspapers in South Africa, will be hosting the annual Friends of Tatham Art Gallery (Fotag) quiz evening.

The event will be taking place at 7 pm on Friday, September 8, at the gallery in Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermaritzburg. Continue reading

Magical music in Kloof and ‘Maritzburg

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VIOLINIST, Joanna Frankel, returns to St Agnes Church in Kloof at 7.30 pm on Thursday, August 31, for a violin and piano recital, following her spectacular Mendelssohn Violin Concerto performance in the recent KZN Philharmonic Orchestra Concert at the same venue.

She will also be performing at the Tatham Art Gallery in Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermaritzburg at 3 pm on Sunday, September 3. Continue reading

Artists are invited to submit works for the FOTAG Fabulous Picture Show

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Siyabonga Sikosana donated several pictures to The Fabulous Picture Show in 2016. Photo: Supplied

IT’S that time of the year again – and the Friends of the Tatham Art Gallery (FOTAG) committee is inviting artists to start planning for the Fabulous Picture Show.

This annual auction is held in the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg to raise funds for the purchase of new art works for its permanent collection. Continue reading

Celebrating the 21st anniversary of “La Route du Prince Impérial, Louis Napoléon” in KZN

Glenn Flanagan with the sign to the monument

Glenn Flanagan with the sign to the monument.

This year marks the 21st Anniversary of the establishment of La Route du Prince Impérial, Louis Napoléon (The Route of the Prince Impérial, Louis Napoleon), a tourism initiative that follows the scenic pilgrimage route through KwaZulu-Natal, taken by a mother in mourning as she followed the footsteps of her son to where he was killed during the Anglo-Zulu War in 1879.

The Prince Impérial, Louis Napoléon was killed in an ambush at uQweqwe, near Nqutu, on 1 June 1879. The following year on the anniversary of his death, his mother, the Empress Eugenie, spent the night in vigil at the very spot, which is now marked as a monument to him. Continue reading