Friday, April 26, 2013

Poetry, News from East Coast Radio, Theatre news and More

The Fire of Nightingales

Of words and the white
Ascent of doves,
Stones full of sea,
Bricks and silent thought seals
The heart with a thousand pyramids.

The world we know is disappearing
As a cannon reports
The half-story of a war;
A meeting on a train, the silent smile
Of the girl whose soul wears
The colour red, loosed hair
Signals flag: the exile of continents…
The heart of the child
Tells the story of the rubble,
Sacrifice in the heat and heartless
Beats of stumbling, she Slavnj: “Yes, yes,
The old music still clings,”
A heart meeting in silence
In the loud clamour,
But under gun and under fear
Always the roar of fountains.

As a child reading
Braille in a world without fences
Where a land in transit;
Lines of words traverse the world
A carriage in the house of wounds,
On the edge of cliffs, under the blue sky;

The wind alembic, burns on the heels of Αρης*.  

*Ares- Greek god of War, son of Zeus.

Timothy Sparks      24 April 2013
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Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk headed for a record year.
This year’s Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk looks set to be the biggest yet, with over 20 000 people having already entered. The 5km route has reached capacity and is now closed for entries. Walkers are however encouraged to sign up for the 10, 15 or 20km routes.
Participants are not only encouraged to get their friends and family to ‘tag along’, but also to tag it on social media on the day. Ahead of entries closing on 30 April, some Sharks rugby players and the Breakfast Stack team showed us their version of ‘social net-walking’ near the Moses Mabhida Stadium. (see photos attached)

Discovery Sponsorship Manager Sandile Mkari says, “We want to inspire the community to be more physically active and live healthier lifestyles. By participating in the event people have the opportunity to get outdoors, have fun and take the steps to improve their health and fitness levels.” East Coast Radio’s General Manager Trish Taylor adds, “The Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk sees people from all walks of life walk alongside each other, there’s a real sense of friendship among participants. You also don’t have to be very fit to take part, anyone – young and old, fit or not – can tag along.”
Time and space is limited so enter today at selected Totalsports stores across KwaZulu-Natal or online at


The Breakfast Stack's Darren Maule and Natarah Nadesan say cheese along with Sharks player Anton Bresler

(Source - East Coast Radio) 

BlackBerry Q10, BlackBerry Balance

The new BlackBerry® Q10 smartphone is designed for ultimate performance and crafted with precision to deliver the speed and connectivity customers need to help them keep moving. When used with BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10, BlackBerry® Balance technology keeps personal apps and information separate from work data and apps, so customers can confidently stay ahead and take action all day long. With BlackBerry Balance, having one phone for your work and personal life has never been easier.

BlackBerry Balance

BlackBerry Balance elegantly separates and secures work applications and data from personal content and lets you easily switch between your personal and professional profile for quick access to work apps and data. In the BlackBerry Hub, BlackBerry Balance lets you maintain one message store for all your accounts, but is also designed to prevent you from accidentally sending content from work to contacts in your personal profile. The Work space is fully encrypted and secured, giving your organization the assurance that important content and applications are protected, even if you don’t set a password on the phone for personal use. It lets you get the most out of your smartphone for personal use while satisfying your organization’s need for security.

With BlackBerry Balance and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, organizations can confidently let you use your BlackBerry Q10 smartphone to gain access to work email, apps and content, which won’t compromise your personal experience and use. All of your personal apps and information are kept separate and private from work data and apps, and with a simple swipe you can easily switch between the two.

Helpful Links:
For more information on the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone please visit BlackBerry Q10.

(Source - Blackberry) 

Theatre News


Bring your family and friends to enjoy this endearing production filled with fun and laughter!

Dates:  2nd – 19th May 2013, Thu, Fri and Sat at 8pm, Sun 2pm and 6pm
Duration:  1hr 55mins (20mins interval)
Tickets:  R100 per person
Booking: 0861 915 8000 (Computicket) to book or click here to book online (

Starring :  Vivian Moodley and Bassy Bhola
Directed by:  Yugan Naidoo
Produced by:  Dingalings Productions in association with Catalina UnLtd

Synopsis: Quarter Beans Bru is set in a Durban eatery (Patels) best known for its appetising vegetarian bunnies at yester year’s prices. This becomes the backdrop for a delightful conversation which threads its way from the arcades of Durban City,  the inner story  of Grey Street and surrounding areas and of course the famous, infamous and flamboyant personalities of the time. The two story tellers played by playwright, filmmaker and comedian Vivian Moodley and stage personality Bassy Bhola will bring to life historical developments that pertains to the Indian diaspora and celebrates many unsung heroes of the past.

The play is written and directed by Yugan Naidoo and produced by Dingalings Productions.

The show runs Thur-Sun from the 2nd May 2013 until the 19th May 2013 at the Catalina Theatre, Wilsons Wharf. Book at Computicket or call the theatre for more information 031 837 5999 (10am to 4pm)

(Source - Catalina Theatre) 

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