Attention Petrolheads Durban Motor Show Is Coming


Start Your Engines – the Durban Motor Show Does It Better this November


From 7 – 9 November 2014, the Durban Motor Show rolls in to the Durban Exhibition Centre. This year, the expo will pay tribute to its roots with an epic showdown between old school beauties and new school high-tech.

Boasting one of the largest selections of dealerships, brand models and makes under one roof; KZN’s proudly South African expo is sure to thrill. If that’s not impressive enough, the aftermarket exhibitors will be. From spray paint products to custom rims and competition winning sound systems, you’ll find it all, and more, at the Durban Motor Show.

Motor-mad visitors will want to get to the Redline Village for an adrenalin fix. Every day, this arena will be crammed full of fresh activities, handpicked for their ability to blast wind through your hair. The annual Show ‘n Shine competition also returns, bigger and better.

South Africa has played host to a number of international motoring shows, but Durban does it better, and we have for over 20 years.

Tickets on sale through Computicket.

7 – 9 November 2014

Durban Exhibition Centre

Adults:              R 100

Pensioners:       R 65

Children under 12 get in for FREE

For more information visit the following places online: | Facebook: durbanmotorshow | Twitter: @durbanmotorshow



Flatfoot Dance Company Summer School – Musos Needed – Avengers Trailer


Flatfoot Dance Company Summer School

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(Up and coming Durban dancers facilitated by Flatfoot Dance Company’s dance training and Summer School.                                     Photo by Val Adamson)

The award winning Flatfoot Dance Company will host its second annual four day dance Summer School from 16-19 December 2014. This intensive Summer School is aimed at pushing the technical skills of dancers in the contemporary idiom and will allow dancers (still training or already professional) to work in an environment with skilled choreographers, teachers and workshop facilitators.

“This is an opporutnity for dancers to have great fun, get themselevs into shape and open up to a life changing dance experience.” says  Lliane Loots, Artistic Director of the company. Dancers will be nurtured and supported as they take on the challenge of dancing for four full days with Flatfoot Dance Company. The Summer School is designed for dancers from the age of twelve and upwards, and “all levels of ability are welcome”, assures Loots. All dancers will receive a certificate of attendance and participation on completion of the 2014 Summer School.

The technical dance training will work in Flatfoot’s own ‘African Release Technique’, which is “a confluence of Graham, Hawkins, Horton and the American Skinner Release Technique”, explains Loots. Dancers who participate in the full programme will also work on choreography towards a performance at the end of the four days. The Summer Intensive Teaching Team from the Flatfoot Dance Company includes Lliane Loots, Clare Craighead, Sifiso Khumalo, Sifiso Majola, Julia Wilson, Jabu Siphika and Zinhle Nzama.

There are two levels at which dancers can participate in the programme. The first option is the full four day Summer School Programme which will run from 9:30am to 3pm across the four days. There is also a second option to partake only in the four morning technique classes which will run each day from 9:30am – 11:15am.

The Summer School will take place at the Flatfoot Dance Studio and Square Space Theatre, both of which are on UKZN’s Howard College Campus, Durban. The cost of the full programme is R520 and the option of only the four technique classes is R320. Applicants must contact Clare Craighead on 082 875 6065 or (in the subject line type “summer school”) to secure their place for either Option 1 or 2 in Flatfoot’s Intensive Summer School.


Auditions For Musos

There are currently auditions on the go for Musos in the Durban area for a Talent Search for the World Jam Music Festival coming up for Durban.  You will have the chance to perform alongside some big names.

Auditions are on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 October.

Venue: KZN Music House, 1 Epsom Road (cnr Derby St and Greyville, Durban.

Time: From 8h30am.


Music Events

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In Case You Missed It – The New Avengers Trailer 

See if you can spot the South African connection.


This edition by Fred Felton

Twitter @fredfelton


Your Weekend Edition


Warren Brothers at Wahooz this October!

uShaka Marine World’s Wahooz on the promenade will be rocking during the month of October with sweet sounds from the Warren Brothers, the dynamic family musical duo who form part of Zaffa! The Warren Brothers (Rob and Garth Warren) will be performing hits from well known artists, including Johnny Cash, The Killers, Aloe Black and more.

Catch them performing at Wahooz each Sunday with friends throughout October from 12pm to 4pm and relax whilst enjoying the tasty menu and specialised cocktails to add to the rocking vibes.  For more information contact uShaka Marine World on 031 328 8000

(Source – Publicity Matters)

Six Creative Professional Practice Workshops

The Durban Art Gallery, as part of its mandate to add its weight to help educate, empower and develop the visual arts community in KZN, is hosting a series of free workshops for the creative industries in and around greater Durban.


The workshops are designed to assist creatives who wish to enhance their professional practice skills, including: ddefining a strategy related to your individual career plan; artists’ portfolio of work online and off; networking; helpful online resources;  marketing yourself/brand and knowing your value; galleries & agent; funding; writing funding proposals & where to find these funds; residencies, projects, collaborations; gaining the relevant experience; how to price and where to sell your work; how to establish yourself as a professional artist and time management, studio, submission deadlines and meetings.

The workshop schedule is:

Chatsworth Hall (35 Topham Rd) 6 & 7 October 2014

KwaXimba Indoor Sports Centre 15 & 16 October 2014

Redfern Community Hall, Phoenix 20 & 21 October 2014

Inanda, Ntuzuma & KwaMashu Creative Centre (1 Mdubu Rd) 12 & 13 November 2014

Mountview Hall (Amora Dr off Inanda Rd) 25 & 26 November 2014

Isipingo Hall (18 Delta Rd) 5 & 6 December 2014

Entrance is free, but booking is essential. All workshops will start at 09h00-15h00 daily. It is strongly recommended that delegates make themselves available for both days in each instance.  Please bring notebooks and pencils, and refreshments. If you are interested please contact Witty Nyide on 031 3112274/

(Source – Publicity Matters)

Call for entries 2014 WGSA Muse Awards

Entries will be accepted in 8 different categories for scripts including: Feature Film, TV Drama, Radio Drama, TV Comedy, Docu, Animation, Stage plays and Unproduced scripts.

Deadline 30th Nov 2014.

More info and entry details:

Power Series Business Breakfasts 

Join Richard Mulvey to learn all about Selling Face to Face.

Cape Town 6 Nov.

Durban 4 Nov.

Johannesburg 5 Nov.

Register Here:

Build a business workshops

22 October Nelspruit

23 October Polokwane

24 October Bloemfontein

29 October Durban

30 October PE

31 October CapeTown

To Book:

Yogathon SA

Durban Jewish Club: 19 October

Yogathon SA is a health and wellness campaign- using yoga as a tool to promote healthier lifestyles and raising funds for a good cause. On 19 Oct 2014, South Africa will host three public yogathons in Durban, Cape Town and Gauteng. 1000s are expected to attend – participating in a fun, uplifting guided mass yoga event.


Time:               7:30am till 9:30am

Venue:             Durban Jewish Club, North Beach

44 Ke Masinga Road (Old Fort Road) Durban

Contact:          Veena|083 711 9580|

(Source – Publicity Matters)

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22 October, 6pm, Artisan Gallery, Durban


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imbizo gallery – 6th Nov 2014 – 18h30 – Lifestyle Centre, Ballito

Writers Have You Entered The Commonwealth Short Story Competition?

Details Here:


This edition by Fred Felton

Twitter @fredfelton