Wednesday, December 7, 2011

What's On In Durban In December

Welcome Readers

There is so much on in Durban this month.  Here are some of the events around town:

Pieter Scholtz Book Launch Invitation at St. Clements Garden Reataurant from 6:30 p.m. on Monday 12th December.

 Bookshop & Horus Publications
present the launch of Pieter Scholtz’s new novel
at St. Clements garden restaurant
Monday 12 December
6.30 for 7.00pm
RSVP Beverley 0861 341 341 or reply to this e-mail


THE TREE WHISPERER is an autobiographical fantasy. The author in the story and the author of the story are one and the same person. He writes in the preface:
'The inspiration for this story arose from some abiding memories, including,
A gnarled fig tree in the garden of the house in Eshowe where I spent my childhood.  I experienced many magical moments in the forks and hollows of that tree.
My annual visit to the Buddhist Retreat Centre near Ixopo, where I renew my acquaintance with a very special yellowwood tree.
The boardwalk over the Dlinza forest in Eshowe which lends me God's eye view of the trees.'
Angel is unusual not only for her habit of adopting different names to suit different people, she is also the 'tree whisperer' of the title.
The story is about how the author and Angel share a journey of discovery. Angel helps the author travel beyond the familiar world of fantasy which is peopled with his creations, to a world where he touches the pain and anguish of others. He discovers that the real world has many dimensions like his fantasy world, and that here really is no definitive reality.
The author helps Angel revisit the scenes of her childhood and discover how her affinity with trees was born. He also enables Angel to come to terms with the dark secret of her childhood which she has concealed from herself and from others.


Durban rock electronica band Rise release their new single, I Know, at Mojo’s Bar at the Riverside Hotel on Friday December 9 at 7pm. Playing songs from both their albums the popular band will entertain with old and new dance and chill-out tunes. Entrance is free.

The Jackie Horner Pub and Grill at 47 Helen Joseph (Davenport) Road, Glenwood, hosts Graham Boyle from 6pm till late on Friday December 9.
On Saturday December 10  it’s Karaoke Party time with Spider Murch from 7pm until late.
On Sunday December 11 the “Human Jukebox” Collin Rule entertains from 1pm to 4pm and patrons can enjoy the Sunday roast special for just R49.  Call 031 202 9124 to took a table.

On Friday December 9 Origin in Clark Road, Glenwood, invites you to experience the  Labyrinth with Dutch deejays Leon Bolier and Ummet Ozcan  and P.H.A.T.T (Namibia) plus 20 local deejays. Doors open at 8pm. Tickets pre-sale (Iron Fist, Idols, Soho Stamfordhill Road and Floogy’s Takeaway) and door R120.
On Saturday December 10 international deejay Sebastian Leger shows why he is one of the most outstanding artists in the current electronic music business, an exceptionally gifted producer who is operating far beyond the French filter house clichés. Doors open at 8pm. Tickets are R80 before 9pm, R100 before 10pm, R120 after 10pm and R200 for VIP tickets.


December 5 to December 31
Hillcrest’s Heritage Theatre presents its festive season show, Boep Idles, which was such a hit with audiences last year. Featuring crowd favourites the Gee Jays – Grant Bell, John Didlick and Gary McKenzie - the musical takes a lighthearted look at the idols of yesteryear from Cliff Richard, Elvis Presley and the Beatles to Roy Orbison, Tom Jones and Billy Joel. Tickets for the show only are R100. Tickets including a two-course meal are R165 on Tuesday at 7pm and Sunday at 12.30pm and R190 from Wednesday to Saturday at 7pm. To book call  031 765  4197 or online at

At The Catalina

Cine Catalina - Mini Film Festival
8 - 18 Dec

Shannon Hope At The Catalina
22 - 24 Dec

For More Details on these events contact the Catalina 

Contact the Catalina Theatre:

 (031) 305 6889
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Whew So Much On Around Town.

Ain't Durban Grand :) 

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