Friday, November 28, 2014

Your Weekend Event Guide Durban

Events Around Durban

Supa Charg'd 2014 


Christmas Market At The Square - Granada Square - Umhlanga Rocks

Photo Exhibition

Comedy - Catalina Theatre

Dance Festival - Catalina Theatre

Mondays At Six At St Clements Presents A Book Launch, A Reading for Kids and a talk on ebooks.
Date: 1 December 2014
Time: 6pm
Bookings: 031-202-2511
Venue: St Clements Coffee Shop, Musgrave Road, Durban 

Load Shedding Update
Please be advised that Eskom has announced that there will be load shedding this weekend.
Stage 2.  Eskom has appealed to users to please switch off non-essentials.
Grab your free handy guide to see when your area will be switched off:

This edition by Fred Felton
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Art Workshops and Exhibits This Week

Ceramic Workshop by World Famous Artist 

Magdalene Odundo will be giving a full day workshop showing how she produces beautiful hand built vessels and explaining her methods and philosophy.

Date: Saturday 29th November 2014
Venue: Durban Girls High School
Time: 9am for 9h30am
Cost R330
Bank Account
Ceramics Southern Africa
Branch 223726 Hillcrest
Acc No 5370022000

Jean Powell

A retrospective exhibition
27 November
Durban Art Gallery

Monday, November 24, 2014

More Than R1.6 million raised during Toy Story Corporate Challenge

KZN pledged R1.6 million for underprivileged children.

On Friday the Pavilion Shopping Centre saw a record amount being raised during the ECR Toy Story with Game.  The corporate challenge raised over R1.6 million.

(Darren Maule agreed to dye his hair blonde - R545 000 was raised during his show)

(Chad le Clos with Jane Linley-Thomas)

(Damon Beard starts the celebrations)

There were many more celebrities at the event including Gangs of Ballet, Mandoza and even the eThekwini Mayor who pledged R1000  from his own pocket.

To find out how you can help out visit

Article by Fred Felton
Twitter @fredfelton
Images - Supplied

Monday, November 17, 2014

Join GoodLuck and Jeremy Loops At Durban Botanic Gardens

Electronica Meets Folk At Durban Botanic Gardens


Join electro-swing artists GoodLuck as they team up with the award winning
multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Loops at the Old Mutual Music At The Lake
concert at Durban Botanic Gardens.

They will be joined by The Kiffness and Rubber Duc

When: Saturday 22 November 2014
Gates Open: 16h00 for pre-sold tickets and at 16h30 for on-the-day ticket sales.
Show starts: 17h30

This edition by Fred Felton
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Friday, November 14, 2014

Your Weekend Event Guide Durban

Events This Week Around Durban

Zulu Dance Champs - uShaka 15 Nov from 10am 

Walkabout of Roz Cryer's Exhibit by Estelle Hudson - artSPACE Durban 15 Nov at 11am 

One of the artworks by Roz Cryer

Durban Derby - Team ZA fundraiser - Live The Venue - 15 Nov 8pm

This edition by Fred Felton
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Opportunity For Durban Entrepreneurs

Global Entrepreneurship Week Durban

This is a wonderful opportunity for entrepreneurs, small business owners and startups.
There will be much on offer on 21 November 2014.

There will be seminars, workshops, a hackathon and musical entertainment and networking.

You can sign up for the event on Facebook:

Find them on Twitter: @GEWDurban

Monday, November 10, 2014

Meeting for all Creatives at The Playhouse Durban Tomorrow

Cultural and Creative Industry Pre-Conference Stakeholder Programme

This meeting is for anyone in the creative industry from artists to actors to writers to directors to 
people in advertising. 

To RSVP email
Time: 10am
Venue: The Playhouse, Durban.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Your Weekend Event Guide Durban

Weekend Events

Tonight - Red Eye Durban 6pm - The Bakery


Artist Walkabout With Siobhan O'Reagain - KZNSA, 166 Bulwer Road - 11am


This edition by Fred Felton
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Get Ready For The Colour Run

Durban get ready for The Colour Run!

East Coast Radio is excited to announce that the original of all powder races - The Colour Run - is heading to the Durban this month! So grab your friends and your sense of adventure and brace yourselves for an experience like no other!

More than four million people in 50 countries have taken part in The Colour Run so far to celebrate health, happiness and individuality and now for the first time, all the excitement rolls out in Durban on Saturday, 29 November 2014.

Tickets are available online and Colour Runners can pre-register for the event series. Entries are filling up fast, so make sure you get yours at  before the race sells out. There are discounts for four or more friends, while kids under ten run free as long as they’re accompanied by an adult.

Colour Runners will receive race packs full of goodies to wear at the event as part of their entry, including The Colour Run signature T-shirt, headband, temporary tattoos and a race number. A complimentary packet of powder will be handed out to each Colour Runner at the finish line to kick off signature Colour Blasts in the festival zone.

The fun kicks off at 9am at the Sunkist Lawns in Durban. The start is staged in three minute waves, to give Colour Runners room to move. This is a non-timed event but in case you were wondering, it takes 1-2 hours to complete the route. Colour Stations are located 1km apart. Runners and spectators then head into the festival zone to enjoy entertainment from East Coast Radio, as well as best-dressed competitions, food, refreshments and you guessed it… more colour!

So run, jog, walk, cartwheel or get pushed in a pram ... anything goes at The Color Run™. There’s only one rule: have the most colourful fun of your life.

And the powder easily washes off from skin and hair, so there’s no need to stress. Just don’t come to The Colour Run wearing your best outfit!

Image: supplied 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Art Exhibition at artSPACE tonight and Call For African Filmmakers

Opening at artSPACE - 3 November - 6h30pm. - Various Exhibitions.

Personal Myth, Collective Dream' by Roz Cryer

Just one of the artworks that will be on display tonight by Roz Cryer.

artSPACE durban is at 3 Millar Road just off Umgeni Road, Durban.

Call for African Filmmakers

The annual Durban FilmMart recently celebrated five amazing years as Africa’s leading film co-production and funding market, and is calling all African filmmakers to submit their film projects for 2015 DFM selections which opens today, the 31st October and closes on the 15th February 2015.

“DFM 2014 has been an exceptionally successful one; with amazing talent coming through, innovative workshops taking place and exciting opportunities presented. We look forward to the submissions for next year’s DFM and encourage African filmmakers to take a chance and put themselves out there - you never know where this first step can take you.” says Durban Film Office’s Toni Monty.

DFM has worked with ninety-five official projects making their debuts at the four day event in Durban over the past five years. Many DFM alumni’s have secured further funding grants and screened at film festivals around the world, establishing Durban FilmMart as a key platform for budding African filmmakers to propel their film making careers.

Planning is already underway to ensure the 2015 Durban FilmMart, an innovative development initiative created by the Durban Film Office (DFO) and the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) and funded by the City, offers profitable and exciting opportunities for selected projects.
Have you been developing a great film idea that tells a dynamic African story or need to raise funding to complete your film in development? In order to benefit from the Durban FilmMart experience, African filmmakers are urged to submit their fiction or documentary feature projects in development for consideration before the closing date 15 February 2015.

Durban FilmMart 2015 will select 10 fiction feature and 10 Documentary feature projects in development to participate in the 6th Durban FilmMart taking place 17 – 20th July 2015. Interested African filmmakers, from writers to directors, are encouraged to submit their projects by 15 February 2015. It is important to note that all projects must have a producer attached. To find out more about the DFM 2015, project submission criteria and how to submit your project, please visit

For further enquires contact: or call   +27 31 311 4243

This edition by Fred Felton
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