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Friday, August 31, 2012

Your weekend event guide #Durban


Dear Reader

Here is your event guide for what is happening around Durban this weekend:


JOMBA! City
Beachfront Skate Park 31 August: 6pm
Following on from the 2011 success of taking dance and art to the city centre, the JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience hosts its second collaboration with eThekweni Municipality with a soulful seaside street party on the 31 August at the Beach front Skate Park (next to Minitown). Commencing at 6pm this mix of dance, live bands, markets, food and art in the park, is family friendly and a beautiful way of taking back Durban’s beach front for the arts! One of the few events taking place outside of the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, the JOMBA! City site-specific programme is one of the many highlights in this year’s JOMBA! festival, which is supported with principal funding by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund.
Surf, sea, skateboarders whizzing by, and the night of a full moon; the sound of a cello against the rip of the wave, a hip-hop beat as dancers move to the ancient rhythms of the tides. Breakdancers shift between light and video while a kathak storyteller spins into madness. JOMBA! City promises performances that shake our foundations; beautiful, edgy and very, very eThekwini!
The programme includes special Reunion Island guests and musicians Lindigo who have collaborated with street dancers from Katlehong to create a celebratory connection between South African dance and Reunion music. Lindigo gives a sound and taste of Maloya power spiced with its Reunion Indian/African and Madagascan origins. Maloya music, with its history of slaves lament, is transcended through modern rhythms, songs, and modern sounds. All of this is placed alongside our own pantsula and neo-traditional dances such as gumboot and Step, creating, what this group likes to call, a new style “Mogaba”. This musical dance revelry mixes two strong legacies of African history and will delight audiences of all ages!
Sifiso Majola and the Vuka Drummers have each crafted special works for the event. Majola’s “Being after not Being” is a lyrical dance work created with the FLATFOOT Youth Training Company that sees 30 dancers celebrating cultural collaboration, while the Stomp Drummersperformed by Vuka Drummers is a spectacular celebration of the power of rhythm and dance. Other special guests  include Nateshwar Dance Academy in a display of colour and luminescent Kathak rhythms, and Durban’s internationally acclaimed 031 Floor Assassins break dance crew.
Iain ewok Robinson is JOMBA! City’s host and alongside him some of Durban’s freshest slam poets offer their rhymes into the night; catch Page Ngwenya, Tumelo Khoza and Dashen Naicker amongst others.
Investing unique musical magic to this year’s JOMBA! City are the bands Fruits & Veggies and BLK JKSAfro avant noise rock band BLK JKS, with their wrecking rhythm section, refined vocals, and a guitar concoction of one part shred and two parts soul, shoot an African music sensibility through the tenets of their rock. Hailing from Joburg, BLK JKS's fresh, forward rhythm, layered harmony and elliptical guitar vernacular reveal the urban Zulu blues of Mbaqanga at the centre of their songwritingLocal Durbanites, Fruits & Veggies are an eclectic band of madness. Playing their version of afro punk ska, lead singer Purity Mkhize sings and wails with infectious allure. They are a one of a kind band, solid songs, a scathing attitude towards conventions, a blistering stage presence and a really deep commitment to living life to the full.
JOMBA! City is an artistic re-engagement with our beautiful beachfront, and a re-purposing and re-contextualising of the environment. However, tying directly into the functionality of the Skatepark, the evening kicks off with a BMX and skateboard best trick competition. Entry to the competition is free and you can do so by either sending your details to jomba.skate@gmail.com or by signing up at the skate park shop. There is R3000 prize money up for grabs in three categories, BMX, skate and a wild card prize to be disclosed on the night, as well as giveaways from DC shoes who will be presenting the competition.
Meanwhile, the sea-spray will mingle with the paint-spray as six of Durbans top aerosol artists compete in a Graffiti competition for a cash prize of R2000.  With no rules other then keeping it clean each artist has been allocated a canvas and some cans to come up with the freshest aerosol artwork at the event and claim the cash and the fame.
The popular “I heart market” will be on site, selling their unique local made crafts, gifts, clothing and tasty treats to stay sustained for what is set to be the outdoor art and dance event of the year for Durban!
Tickets are R50 and available through Computicket. Jomba! City starts at 6pm on August 31. Visit www.cca.ukzn.ac.za or call 031-2602506 for details about the full JOMBA! festival programmes.

Organised by the Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal) JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience is supported by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (principal funder), HIVOS, City of Durban, and The France South Africa Seasons 2012 & 2013.
 
(Source - Jomba)  


Visit the Bluff Family Fun Day

BBA - Bluff Business Alliance, would like to extend a invitation to The Bluff Eco Park to join us at a Family Fun Day on the 2nd September from 11am. Please come say "hi" and see our extension of the Bluff Valley... We would also like to make the community members that are attending aware of the Eco Park and its importance. Hope to see you there. 



(Source - BBA)  

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Free Dance Workshop at Jomba


Free Dance Workshop Coming Up

With principal funding from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, the Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal) presents the 14th edition of its celebrated annual contemporary dance platform, the JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience between 29 August and 9 September.  JOMBA’s status as one of the few remaining dedicated spaces in South Africa where dance and choreography remain nurtured and supported includes a range of highly-valued dance education and development programmes.  As part of this process, and alongside the exciting performances during this 12-day festival, dancers are also invited to a programme of free and dynamic dance workshops conducted by leading dancers and choreographers participating in this year’s festival. 

On Saturday, 1 September from 9am – 11am, Durban’s Musa Hlatshwayo conducts a workshop which takes the form of a technique class, with the focus on building strength and fitness for the contemporary dancer.  Then on Sunday, 2 September, Vincent Mantsoe, who first emerged under choreographer Sylvia Glasser and then established ground-breaking originality that continues to inspire South African dancers today, leads a workshop which also takes the form of a techniques class, exploring some of the contemporary dance training that exemplifies his working style and method.  This takes place from 10am – 12pm.

Exploring the technique and dance training styles which inform his work with the Gauteng-based company, The Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative, is PJ Sabbagha’s workshop on Friday, 7 September from 2pm – 4pm.  Closing this year’s workshop programme is the workshop with Philippe Pelen Baldini and Thierry Moucazambo from Reunion Island’s professional dance and theatre company, Theatre Taliipot.  In this session which takes place from 2pm – 4pm, the Reunion Island duo engage exploratory movement and dance that allows the audience an insight into Theatre Taliipot’s unique style of creating dance theatre.

All workshops will be held in the Dance Studio on the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Drama and Performance Studies Department (Howard College Campus).

PLEASE NOTE: The workshops are offered free of charge to participants, but booking is essential as spaces are limited.  The workshops are only open to dancers 16 years and older.

Call 031 260 2506 to book a place in one or all of the workshops. (Booking is essential.)

For full festival details, visit www.cca.ukzn.ac.za.

(Source - Pansa)







Saturday, August 25, 2012

Lots happening at the Good Food and Wine Show in Durban


This Weekend Read about the Good Food and Wine Show and Dinner in the Dark.

‘Funsunzi’ dish crowned at the Good Food and Wine Show.

An Mtunzini business woman has walked away with top honours at a Funsunzi cook-off at the Good Food and Wine Show at the Durban Exhibition Centre. East Coast Radio launched the search for the most ‘Funsunzi’ dish earlier this month and called for listeners to enter their most delicious dish that uses local ingredients and represents the fun, sun or sea.

Karen Fish decided her Spicy East Coast Chicken and Prawn Soup would fit the bill perfectly. She says, “I was looking for all the elements of fun, sun and sea. ‘Sun’ is represented in the spices used - chilli and paprika. ‘Sea’ is found in the prawns and ‘fun’ is in the serving of the dish. It is served with fabulous fun things on top - grated cheese, sour cream and coriander amongst others.”

At a live broadcast by East Coast Radio’s Peter G at the Good Food and Wine Show on Thursday Karen went head to head with Nadine Swart from Amanzimtoti during the cook off. Nadine whipped up a dark chocolate tart but it wasn’t enough to beat Karen. Karen walks away with R20 000 in Woolworth’s vouchers and says, “I’m over the moon at having won. I love food and cooking even though I have a career in public relations.”

(Source - ECR) 


Will you be at Dinner in the Dark?



(Source - KZN Blind and Deaf Society) 



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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Durban Day is coming soon courtesy of @ecr9495





Durban Day: A day out for the whole family.

Durban Tourism and East Coast Radio’s Durban Day in association with the Sunday Times is fast approaching, so be sure to get your tickets soon! This family day out at Moses Mabhida’s Peoples Park on Sunday 9 September will see a host of South Africa’s top bands taking to the stage. Concert goers will be allowed to bring along picnic baskets with food, chairs and blankets. All beverages and a wide variety of food will also be on sale.

This year’s line-up should have wide appeal offering genres like Jazz, Pop, Rock and everything in between. Platform Jazz will ease concert goers into the day, while Idols fans should be delighted to hear that the show’s big names will also make an appearance. The one-man sonic showdown of Yoav is also sure to heat things up. After recently bursting onto the music scene with the release of her debut and follow-up singles, local KZN songstress Toya Delazy will also wow crowds. 

Another big name at the concert will be Johnny Clegg whose career spans more than 30 years. With a loyal following it’s no wonder he’s one of South Africa’s most prolific musicians. The rich and silky sound of LIRA will no doubt also captivate the audience.  GoodLuck have been on the South African music scene for about two years and bring with them a unique electro swing sound. The hugely popular Parlotones will round off the day’s line-up.

Durban Day is a chance for the whole family to revel in good music in a relaxed setting.
Aside from the on stage entertainment, there will be a secure Kids Zone to keep little ones entertained. The area will offer face painting, balloon sculpting and inflatables.

Tickets are available through Computicket at the cost of R100 each. Children under 12 years of age enter for free. For more information please visit www.ecr.co.za.

If you’re interested in becoming a food vendor at Durban Day please contact debbiem@ecr.co.za.


(Source - East Coast Radio)


Free Photography Workshop

There will be a free photography workshop at Sony Gateway this Friday 24 August
at 11am.  Please bring your camera and prepare to learn all the photography tricks.
Your host will be Rory.

To Confirm your attendance please RSVP Caprice at Caprice@klr.co.za

(Source - Sony Gateway Shopping Centre)










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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Conversations with Actors - @RobVanVuuren


Continuing with our series of interviews we now bring you an interview with
Actor and Comedian Rob Van Vuuren (find him on Twitter - @RobVanVuuren)


                                             @RobVanVuuren lounging around

We asked him some questions:

What does an Actor do?

Acts, we pretend, while trying to pretend what we are doing is the truth.

What does a Comedian do?

Make people laugh.

Tips for Aspiring Actors and Comics?

Don't be kak!

You have to be good at it and work hard.  Work harder.

What drew you to Copposites?

It's a fun genre, a romp, body swap movie, deals with race and culture in a fun light hearted way.
Was a big fat jol.

How do you use Social Media as a Actor?

I think we are all still trying to figure it out.   I keep informed and use it as a fan base.
It's a great news source if you a writer.

Where is home for Rob?

Fish Hoek

A little birdie told me you are in the movie Spud 2?

I have a fun cameo as a hot dog announcer.  It's a fun part, nice set, nice guys.
Was a jol.

What is next for Rob?

I will be at the Hilton Festival.
I'm working on a show called 3 Little Pigs.

What do you do to unwind?

I read a lot.

Do you use the Method?

No, just remember the lines and don't be kak.

How do you find work as a Actor?

Keep yourself as humanly busy as possible.
Create work as opposed to looking for work.
Movies are fun.

Do you have a agent?

I have two agents.
Apm in Cape Town.
MLA in Johannesburg.

What do you think of DIFF (Durban International Film Festival) ? 

Awesome, I feel like a rock star, love it.  It's great that it's on the strip there is a buzz here.

Rob Van Vuuren stars in Copposites which was shown at DIFF 2012

                                                           
                                                             Photo - @DIFF 2012

Find them on Facebook -  http://www.facebook.com/Copposites
You can also find them on Twitter - @Copposites


Article and Photo by Fred Felton
You can follow him on Twitter - @fredfelton


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Monday, August 20, 2012

Wendy Oldfield will be performing at St Clements this Friday



Wonderful Music at St Clements this Friday.



Wendy Oldfield will play at St Clements this Fri 24 August at 7.30pm. Doors open at 6.00
She will be joined by local guitarist/ songwriter Nux ( Scooters Union)
Tickets R60 at the door. Tel 031 2022511 


Wendy Oldfield
Singer and  performer  of beautiful music. Wendys career has been prolific in many aspects, specifically in the song writing, performing, musical directing and production avenues.
Wendy has worked in the fim world writing scores for movies ( leon Schuster ), wildlife documentaries ( londolozi films ) and jingles.
 She has had numerous hits on SAs top stations such as This Boy ( the sweatband ), Acid Rain ..Real World..Dont stop believing,. Holy water…..Legailze
A 9 times SAMA nominee and 4 times winner for best vocalist, best pop album best producer  x2, the variety of her work is evident.
Writing and producing her latest album with Legend songwriter Robin Auld. Wendy should start touring the new album early 2013.
Expect to hear songs ranging over the past 25 years of wendys unique musical career. Joining her on stage will be local guitar songwriter Nux ( scooter Union ).,for some great Durban musical vibes!!!
(Source:  St Clements, Musgrave Road, Durban)  

Saturday, August 18, 2012

News About Town, The Witness Hilton Arts Festival is Coming



Coming Up:


Witness Hilton Arts Festival turns 20!
               Hilton College: 21 - 23 September 2012      
        

               
KZN’s foremost and respected arts festivals: the annual Witness Hilton Arts Festival turns 20 this year.  It will take place on the beautiful grounds of the Hilton College from 21 - 23 September 2012.
The annual Witness Hilton Arts Festival is broadly considered to be KZN’s premier arts and culture festival and one of the top festivals in the country which consistently produces a sterling programme of cutting-edge drama, comedy, music, cabaret, arts and crafts, children’s theatre, Mindscapes discussions, workshops, films, and exhibitions, appealing to all who visit the festival each year.

Buy your copy of the Weekend Witness TODAY for the booking schedule, or pick up a copy of the programme and booking schedule at the PANSA KZN offices, 76 Clark Road, Glenwood, Durban, weekdays from 9am - 4pm.  Detailed information can be found onwww.hiltonfestival.co.za or phone 033 383 0126/7

(Source:  Pansa)


New Collection Of Short Stories Featuring SA Writers Has Just Been Released



le petit dèjeuner 2
Featuring 50 Short Stories

This is the Second in a collection of Short Stories which have been selected
from the annual Short Story competition run by Mondays At St Clements.
It features some wonderful South African Writers, including Pieter Scholtz,
Andrew Verster, James P Parker, Rick Andrew, Inger May Harber and Fred Felton.
A wonderful collection to put in your library.


Get your copy today at Adams Bookstore, Musgrave Centre 


























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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Musho is coming and so are Auditions



Greetings Dear Readers

If you are a Actor or Writer or Producer or Director it is time to send in your proposals for Musho:

MUSHO! FESTIVAL 2013 - get your proposals in now!
PANSA KZN will be hosting the Musho! International Theatre Festival from 16 January to 20 January 2013. 

The festival is dedicated to small works and the celebration of the skill of the solo or duo performer.
Proposals must be submitted to kzn@pansa.org.za before 4 pm on 17 September 2012.
All proposals are read by a selection committee of local theatre professionals, and successful applicants will be contacted in October 2012.

The full article is on the PANSA website click here.

(Source - PANSA)  


Auditions Coming Up

The Lion King 
Looking for Singers
24 August
The Playhouse, Durban 

(Source - Pansa) 

Intersexions Auditions:  
Date: 8 September Durban
Venue: UKZN Howard College
Student Union, Rick Turner Building,

(Source - Bonga Shabalala) 









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Monday, August 13, 2012

Conversations with #Actors - Presley Chweneyagae



Welcome Dear Readers to another in a feature on various Actors I met
at DIFF2012 (Durban International Film Festival.)

This week we feature an interview with world famous actor Presley Chweneyagae.
We managed to sit down with him for a few minutes and this is what he had to say
on acting.


                                                     Presley Chweneyagae


What does an Actor do? 

It is all about discipline, discipline, discipline

What was Tsotsi like and the whole Oscar vibe?

It was great, I was 18 years old and in University when we started with Tsotsi

Describe Gavin Hood's Directing Style?

He is a passionate director.  We stay friends to this day.  I have great respect for him
and he has great respect for me.

Do you use the Method?

I am excited by Stanislavski.

Tell us about Zama Zama

It was a different experience when we went underground.  This is a ensemble piece.  
Ensemble work is always greater.

What do you think of DIFF?

It is a brilliant platform.  It is a great place to sell your work.

How do you get work? 

Go to auditions.  Send your videos overseas.

Do you have a agent?

Yes,  Moonyeenn Lee.

http://www.mlasa.com/

Where is home for Presley? 

Home is Mafikeng but currently I live in Pretoria.

What do you do to relax?

Spend time with the family.

How do you work with a Director?

All starts with Truth.  Keep each other happy.  Motivate each other.  Keep each
other on the ground.

What is next for you?  

Have a new project coming up, a new film.

Tips for Aspiring Actors?

Look for your own role models from your own community.

How do you look at a script?

Look at it from different angles.

What is your favourite motivational quote?

Love the art in yourself not yourself in the art.

What is the difference in acting between theatre and film?

Not that much.  In theatre you have to show more expressions, You have
to project your voice.  


Presley stars in the movie Zama Zama which had it's world premiere
at DIFF 2012.


                                             Presley in a scene from Zama Zama (Pic: DIFF)

You can find out more about the film Zama Zama on Facebook.
Join their Facebook Page here -  http://www.facebook.com/zamazamamovie


Article by Fred Felton
You can follow him on Twitter - @fredfelton

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Conversations With #Actors - Lionel Newton


Welcome Dear Readers to the first in many Conversations With Actors.
While at @DIFF (The Durban International Film Festival) I managed to interview
quite a few actors and a director.

We start out with Character Actor Lionel Newton.
He starred in the movie Sleeper's Wake which showed at @DIFF

This is what he had to say:


                                                         Lionel Newton


What Attracted You To The Part?


I looked at this part and asked myself, How do you do it?  What Ammo do you have for this role.

What does an Actor Do?

After Acting for over 27 years the best advice I can give is to Listen, React.
What is your contribution in the bigger picture?
How can you add to the film?
Where do you fit in?
Look at what is required of you.

Advice to young people wanting to be Actors?

Study at a decent place.

You played a fascinating Villain in Isidingo.  How did you approach that part?

I adapted him from a couple of people in my neighbourhood.

Do you use the method?

I don't know what the method is.  When I acted in Triomf I stayed in that house before the movie
for quite awhile before we shot there.   I didn't wash or brush my teeth.  
I have my own method.  What I'm doing is real.  


What's next for Lionel Newton?

A one man show.  We started it at the Grahamstown Festival and we will now be doing it
at a Festival in Jozi.

Where is home for Lionel?

Johannesburg

What do you do to relax?

Inner City Farming with my girlfriend.  We are changing our driveway into a grass patch 
for planting seeds, turnng it into a garden.  I am also a keen Motorbike Rider.

How do you work with a Director?

Have absolute respect for a Director.  Listen to them.

Tell us about Acting with Jay Anstey?

She is refreshing, a talent, professional and bubbly.  We became good friends on set.  



Lionel Newton stars in Sleeper's Wake


Interview by Fred Felton 
You can follow him on Twitter @fredfelton 

 
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Friday, August 3, 2012

Film Review - The Dark Knight Rises #TDKR


Greetings Dear Readers

Below is our latest Film Review enjoy it.

Film - The Dark Knight Rises

Director - Christopher Nolan

Cast - Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman,
Michael Caine, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

This week I managed to catch the new Batman movie.  The Final
Movie in the Christopher Nolan Directed Trilogy.

In the movie we join a different Bruce Wayne / Batman (Christian Bale) one who walks
with a stick.  A Bruce Wayne who seems to have lost his confidence and his edge.
Gotham appears to be a wonderful place to live with no crime.  Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman)
seems to have cleared Gotham of all crime.  We are introduced to Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) along the way, a crafty cat burglar (get it?)

We also meet the curious policeman John Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who seems intent on
fighting crime.

Alfred (Michael Caine) tries to stir Bruce Wayne to make something of his life as does
Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman) the man behind all the Tech in Batman's closet.

However Batman soon has a new villain to battle the extremely evil Bane.
It seems this time that Batman has met his match.

This film is based in part on the Knightfall storyline of Batman comics.
When you sit down to watch this movie the first thing that strikes you is the sound
and the music.  Absolutely Perfect.  In fact, perhaps at a new level.  Look out for Oscar
nominations for Hans Zimmer who did the music. Sound was done by Randle Akerson,
Michael Babcock, Mark Goodernote, Richard King and many more.

Another brilliant piece of direction by Christopher Nolan and excellent acting
by the whole cast.  A wonderful script and a great crew complete this movie.

This is a very well made film.  I am sure people will go and see it again and again.

Rating 10 /10

The Dark Knight Rises also has a very good social media campaign running.
Visit them on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/thedarkknightrises
Follow the Hashtag - #TDKR on Twitter to see all the buzz about the movie.

The Dark Knight Rises has just passed $318 million in sales at the box office.

Credits - IMDB, Wikipedia

Below is one of the trailers from the movie


Below is a 13 minute preview going behind the scenes of the movie





Review by Fred Felton
You can find him on Twitter - @fredfelton





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Thursday, August 2, 2012

News Around Town and Durban Day is Coming




                  ECR's Darren Maule with the 3 Candidates for President

Greetings Dear Readers

There is a great deal of excitement ahead of the ECR President's Race


Three ‘President of the East Coast’ candidates to face public vote.

33 year old Loryn Holmes, 26 year old Abonga Nkwelo and 32 year old Ashley Raspal will be vying for public vote over the next week to become the first ‘President of the East Coast’.  These determined candidates faced a series of challenges and beat three other hopefuls to secure a spot in the top three. Among the challenges have been fly-fishing in the Midlands and game spotting in the bush.

This morning on the Breakfast Stack Praveshnee Naidoo was eliminated from the competition. Ashley had tied with her during the game spotting challenge, but past performance came into play and Ashley advanced to the next round. It’s now up to the people of KwaZulu-Natal to vote for their ‘President’.

Ashley Raspal from Phoenix says, “Just like Gotham City, every city needs a super hero. I’m that guy and I’m a friendly and bubbly person.” This positive and inspirational Customer Services trainer says he loves people, the outdoors and cricket. He’s also admits to a degree of eccentricity and says he once ate locusts and worms at a market, just to see what they tasted like.

Loryn Holmes from Glenwood says she should be the President of the East Coast because, “I’m a born and bred Durbanite, avid Sharks supporter and my number one passion is people.” Loryn is a go-getter who loves socialising. Not only is this PR and eventing lady mad about Twitter, but she loves the outdoors and enjoys cycling and running.

Abonga Nkwelo believes he’s the best fit for the ‘job’ because has he been performing well in the challenges so far and loves everything about the East Coast. This warm natured guy from Umhlanga says, “I love the Sharks rugby team, the Dolphins cricketers, Amazulu football club, the beach and the province’s winters.” Abonga is self-employed and plays both music and rugby.

With all candidates looking to win the title, they need the public’s votes.  To vote for your favourite candidate SMS their first name to 33116. Each SMS is charged at R1.50.
For more details about each candidate and full terms and conditions please visit www.ecr.co.za.

(Source - East Coast Radio) 


NAF Workshops for 2012 Main Applications: 27 July - 10 August (National)The National Arts Festival will be hosting a series of workshops in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban to assist artists and companies with their proposals to be considered for the 2013 Main Festival programme.
Johannesburg: Friday 27 July at 3 pm at the Market Theatre
Cape Town: Friday 3 August at 3 pm at the Fugard Theatre
Durban: Friday 10 August at 3pm at the Playhouse Theatre
The full article is on the PANSA web site click here


French Film Festival 1-26 August (National)
The best of French cinematography which has won awards international festivals.
Cape Town Nouveau V&A 1-4 August
Johannesburg Alexander Theatre 8 August Nouveau Rosebank 9-12 August
Pretoria Nouveau Brooklyn 9-12 August
Prot Elizabeth Ster Kinekor The Bridge 15-18 August
Durban Ster Kinekor Musgrave 23-26 August
The full article is on the PANSA web site 
click here


(Source - Pansa) 


East Coast Radio Durban Day line-up announced.

If this year’s Durban Day line-up is anything to go by the stage is set for one of the best events yet! Among those performing at Moses Mabhida’sPeoples Park on Sunday 9 September are big names like the world-famous Parlotones, afro-soul singer Lira and fiercely popular Johnny Clegg.

East Coast Radio Durban Day in association with the Sunday Times is seen by many as a highlight on KZN’s events calendar. It’s a chance for the whole family to enjoy some of the country’s top bands live in a relaxed setting while basking in Durban’s warm spring weather. Last year more than 8000 people delighted in having great local artists perform in the province. This year’s full line-up has been revealed and should have wide appeal with it offering genres like Jazz, Pop, Rock and everything in between. The line-up is as follows:

Platform Jazz
Idols finalists
Yoav
Toya Delazy
Johnny Clegg
Lira
GoodLuck
Parlotones

The station’s General Manager Trish Taylor says, “East Coast Radio Durban Day is a fantastic family day out. It is an opportunity to enjoy great music in one of our city’s most beautiful open spaces. We’re so proud to be bringing East Coasters one of the best line-ups yet, so be sure not to miss out!”

Aside from the on stage entertainment, there will also be a Kids Zone to keep little ones entertained. The secure area will boast face painting, balloon sculpting and jumping castles. There will also be a wide variety of food and beverages on sale.

Tickets are available through Computicket at the cost of R100 each. Children under 12 years of age enter for free. For more information please visitwww.ecr.co.za


(Source - ECR)  








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