Monday, July 1, 2013

News for Writers, Auditions and news from Blackberry on the Q5

WGSA - Writer's Guild of South Africa has a knowledge session 1 July 2013.
Venue - Ike's Books, 48a Florida Rd.
Time - 7pm

Topic: Excerpts by Giselle Turner

Born in England to French parents in 1950, Giselle was only 2 when she arrived in Africa. Brought up and educated in Zimbabwe, she moved to Durban in 1973 and immediately became involved with performance, teaching and creating. She started working as a performer in schools; first in the pre-schools and then, after 1990, in all phases of education, working with Wendy Nell. Together they created more than 25 original productions and spent 17 years performing their work.

In 2010 she created a play for 6-11 year olds entitled Lucky Strike and was fortunate enough to win runner-up in the Trinity College International Playwriting Competition 2011; this play has also been accepted as a set work for Grade 7 learners. Woof Woof, a dark play set in a poor suburb of Durban, was published as part of a compendium of plays suitable for high school learners. Giselle was also commissioned to write a play for Senior Primary students, Si Right! by the Playhouse Company and this year worked on stage adaptations of Valentin’s famous lazzi titled Valentin in Africa for DUT lecturer Dr Pamela Tancsik.  In 2011 she wrote eLimboLand, a play for two adults, which was recently performed by students at DUT as part of the Directing Projects.

Giselle is currently working on a fantasy musical production for children. She also enjoys writing short stories and children’s stories and in addition she writes 12 000 words a month as an arts journalist covering a variety of artistic endeavours in Durban.    

Giselle will read excerpts from her plays and short stories, followed by an interactive discussion session.

Bookings essential
Mention that you are coming to the Durban session

(Source - WGSA) 


Male Dancer / Actor for a voluntary show
Any race group, preferable from North of Durban as gig is in phoenix
This is not a paying gig but for experience and your CV.
Contact Warrick on 076-693-7385 

The New BlackBerry Q5 Smartphone Launches in South Africa

[South Africa] – BlackBerry® today announced that the new BlackBerry® Q5 smartphone is expected to be available from authorized carriers and retailers in South Africa beginning in July. The all new BlackBerry Q5 smartphone features a QWERTY keyboard in a stunning, youthful design that is confident and makes it easy for customers to have fun, create, share and stay connected.

Available in black and white color models, the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone offers a powerful and unique mobile computing experience with its cutting-edge BlackBerry 10 functionality. Features and apps work seamlessly together, allowing your every move to flow into the next. With its classic QWERTY keyboard re-engineered for optimized communications and its 3.1” touchscreen, the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone gives you the best of both worlds.

The BlackBerry Q5 smartphone comes with the BlackBerry 10.1 software. As part of the BlackBerry 10 experience, a peek into the BlackBerry® Hub lets you stay close to what’s important to you without stopping what you’re doing. Create the perfect shot every time with BlackBerry Time Shift, tell your story using BlackBerry Story Maker, and share with friends on Facebook®. Use BBM™ Video with Screen Share, and discover the more than 120,000 apps available on the BlackBerry® World™ storefront.

For information on pricing, promotions and availability please check with your carrier or retailer.

For more information on BlackBerry 10, please visit

(Source - Blackberry) 

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