Durban has many events lined up to keep you entertained! As always, Durban never disappoints!

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1. KickstART 2017 James and The Giant Peach
Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 5-23 July
Durban’s astonishing multi awarding winning production house, KickstArt, will be presenting James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl for the July School Holidays at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on UKZN campus.
Performances: 2.30pm Tues-Fri, 11am and 3pm Sat, 2.30pm Sun
Book at Computicket: / 0861 915 8000 / Shoprite Checkers Money Market Counters.
For enquiries for block bookings of 50 or more people / entire performances, please contact Ailsa Windsor of Going Places:, or 083 250 2690.
2. Pieter-Dirk Uys- Returns- The Echo of a Noise
Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 25 July- 6 August
Master satirist, the indefatigable Pieter-Dirk Uys, comes to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre with his show: The Echo of a Noise.
Tickets available from Computicket 0861 915 8000 / Shoprite Checkers Money Market Counters.
For block bookings only – of entire performances to groups of 50 people, please contact Ailsa Windsor of Going Places:, or 083 250 2690.

3. City Supports Durban Presence at NAF
Grahamstown: 29 June- 9 July
Arts and Living Cultures, eThekwini Municipality is supporting 12 Durban theatre groups enabling them to attend and perform at this year’s National Arts Festival taking place in Grahamstown  from 29 June until 9 July.
eThekwini’s support is enabling 120 theatre makers from 12 different productions across various genres to have a presence on the Fringe of this year’s NAF.
For more information about the National Arts Festival visit:
4. The Ildo Nanja Trio
The Jazzy Rainbow: Friday 7 July from 7pm
The Ildo Nandja Trio will perform at The Jazzy Rainbow in Durban’s Morningside on Friday 7 July as part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit which aims to foster a love and support for live music in our communities.
Band: Ildo Nandja – Upright bass & Vocals, Neil Gonsalves – Piano and Sibusiso Zondi – Drums
Venue; The Jazzy Rainbow, 93 Smiso Nkwanyana Rd,Morningside
Tickets: R 70 including a free drink (T&C)
Bookings: phone 031-3038398 or email
5. Chloe Clark & The Burton Naidoo Trio
St Agnes auditorium in Kloof: Friday 14th July
The Rotary Club of Kloof are staging a funraising show featuring Chloe Clark and the Burtan Naidoo trio with a 3 piece brass back up. Booking via Computicket (online or at Checkers) R150 and R130 for pensioners and students. 18h30 for 19h00 with secure parking.
6. Submit your Music Tour Funding Application to Concerts SA
Applications Deadline: Sunday 23 July 2017 (
Planning a music tour but unsure how to fund it? Apply to Concerts SA’s Music Mobility Fund which will select new projects to support in July.
Enquiries and applications should be submitted by email to, by fax to 086 500 7028 or by post to Concerts SA, c/o The SAMRO Foundation, 20 De Korte Street, 4th Floor SAMRO Place, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2001.
7. Find healing through the art of writing
Westville, Durban: 13 June to 8 August 2017
Write to Right is a specialised short interactive writing course which is being offered by two leading Durban-based creative thinkers – a physician Laura Campbell and an artist / theologian, Bernice Stott – as a vehicle to encourage healing and wellbeing.
For more information, or to book contact or / 031 209 8436.
8. Dare2Share
Denis Hurley Centre: Friday 14 July
Getting to know the homeless of Durban: Statistically and Personally.
To attend the evening or the night event, you must register in advance by email or online or get a form from the Denis Hurley Centre. There is an entrance fee of R100; you are then challenged to raise R1,000 in sponsorship from friends which will help iCare and the Denis Hurley Centre in their work.
9. The Durban International Film Festival brings Germany to South Arica
Durban, South Africa: 13 to 23 July
The 38th edition of the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) is set to captivate audiences with a German Focus, which features ten gripping films by some of Germany’s finest directors, a masterclass by German film industry professionals, as well as networking sessions with the cream of the international film industry crop.
To find out more about the German Focus at DIFF, visit
10. Mini World Youth Day
Durban Exhibition Centre and surrounds: 6 – 10 Dec 2017
A Gathering in Durban of young Catholics from Southern AfricaJune is the month earmarked on our national calendar to celebrate and consider the young people of our land.
Bookings are now open for the Mini World Youth Day. All information and booking details can be found on the conference website: Included in the registration fee charged for the three days will be accommodation and catering. The conference is open to Catholic youth between the ages of 18 and 35 years.
11. Beauty and its Beasts- Has the female stereotype changed ?
Durban Art Gallery: 31 March to 28 May 2017
An exhibition entitled Beauty and its Beasts designed to stimulate contemplation about women, and raise questions about the way we create, perpetuate or allow gender stereotypes.
The exhibition will be on display at the Durban Art Gallery from 31 March to 28 May 2017. For further details contact Jenny Stretton 031 3112264/031 3327286.
Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday 8:30 to 16:00 Sundays 11:00-16:00.
12. BBC Blues . Berea Bowling Club: Bowls & music every Monday
BBC BLUES – R 50-00
The new venue is Berea Bowling Club in Ferguson Rd, Glenwood for Bowls and Music.
It will be called BBC BLUES (Berea Bowling Club Blues)
People can attend and play bowls from 4pm (they also have flood lights) There will be members in attendance to assist non bowlers. They also have bowls available.
Music will be as per before from 6 – 9 pm.
They have a full bar and a full kitchen with a catering lady.
13. Rhumbelow Theatres
Rhumbelow Durban
DBN – 42 Cunningham Rd off Bartle Rd, Umbilo, Durban
Book at Computicket/ email Roland for bookings / Cell 0824998636 /  Email : /
42 Cunningham Rd off Bartle Rd, Umbilo, Durban
Rhumbelow Pmb
PMB – Allan Wilson Shellhole, 5 Durban Rd Pietermaritzburg
Book at Computicket/ email Roland for bookings / Cell 0824998636 /  Email : /
Allan Wilson Shellhole, 5 Durban Rd Pietermaritzburg
Rhumbelow Tina’s, Kloof
For Restaurant reservations please contact 031 764 7843
Rhumbelow Aliwal: Umkomaas
Book with Beth Cell 083 778 1469
By Kreanne Jaipal

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