Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Events Around Durban and The Oyster Box Hotel and ECR Toy Story News

Christmas Eve Dinner and Dance
The Oyster Box: Tuesday 24 December
A sophisticated, six-course festive menu, created by Executive Chef, Kevin Joseph, with live music from the Stuart May Band, guarantees memories and mistletoe moments… on this ‘night before Christmas’.
Date:               Tuesday 24 December 
Time:              19h00 - 22h00
Venue:            The Grill Room
Price:              R 1100 per person

Saturday Live with Steve Newman & Sazi Dlamini
Afriportico Lounge @ the Bat Centre: Sat 28 Dec
Concert SA and The Headroom present Saturday Live at Afriportico Lounge at the Bat Centre with Steve Newman featuring Sazi Dlamini on 28 Dec from 8pm.  
An exemplary of instrumental guitar in South Africa, South African music artist Steve Newman is as gentle and understated as a meditating monk, evident in moments of his delicate technique. His rhythmic percussive style mesmerizes one into a journey of vast proportions where almost every emotional texture is visited. 
He is joined by Sazi Dlamini - a leading ethnomusicologist, composer and performer in the South African township style.He has recorded more than fifty original pieces of music employing self-made, indigenous Nguni (bows, drums & flutes) and other African musical instruments, collaborating with many distinguished colleagues.

Date                28 December
Time               8pm
Venue             Afriportico, BAT
Price               R50
Booking          At the door

(Source - Publicity Matters) 

38,000 toys collected during East Coast Radio’s Toy Story with Game 2013 campaign

(East Coast Radio and Game Team Members) 

Once upon a time, tens of thousands of children in KZN, would’ve faced an unhappy end-of-year holiday season. Children in hospitals, children who have no idea where their next good meal is coming from, children with no parents and no adult supervision. Thanks to the help of the people of KZN, East Coast Radio’s Toy Story with Game has managed to make a difference.
Some 38,000 toys have been collected since the campaign was launched at the end of October. During this period, east coasters helped raise around R1.3 million which went towards buying food parcels for the underprivileged.
Nearly 40 hours have been spent on road trips as our teams visited hospitals around the province and the Red Cross Air Mercy Service helped deliver toys and food parcels to areas our wheels couldn’t take us. In total, children in 55 hospitals in KZN benefitted from our Toy Story 2013 campaign.
East Coast Radio’s Toy Story with Game wrapped up on Thursday, 18 December 2013 with the Toy Story Cavalcade which took the teams to Addington, King Edward, RK Khan and Prince Mshiyeni Hospitals.
We’d like to convey our heartfelt thanks to each and every person in KZN who helped us help make a difference. You have brought a smile and even hope to thousands of children in our province. Thank you.

(Source - ECR)

I witnessed first hand the joy on each child as they received a toy.  Quite amazing.  I managed to ask ECR DJ Peter G what he thought of Toy Story? 'When you see the joy in the eyes of the child when you deliver the toys it makes it all worth it' said Peter G.

Article by +Fred Felton

We would like to wish you and yours a wonderful time over this festive season and have a successful 2014.

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