Theater, Arts and Events Journal

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Gigs

Aristide du Plessis (cello) Myfanwy Price (oboe) and Andrew Warburton (piano)

Trio concert

Plays Beethoven, Bruch and Poulenc

St Thomas Church, Musgrave Rd: Sunday 30 January at 11am

Aristide du Plessis (cello) Myfanwy Price (oboe) and Andrew Warburton (piano) will perform a program of Beethoven, Bruch and Poulenc at St Thomas’ Church in Musgrave Road on Sunday morning January 30 at 11am.

On the program, three beautiful eclectic pieces for cello/oboe/piano: Beethoven: Trio in B flat major for oboe, cello and piano, Op.11; Bruch: Number 1 and number 6 of 8 pieces for oboe, cello and piano, Op.83 and Poulenc: Trio for oboe, cello and piano, FP 43.

This concert is part of the Chamber Music Series which takes place occasionally at St Thomas’ Church. Tickets can be booked by contacting Patti on 079 564 5230. Tickets cost R100 with concessions of R80 for pensioners and students and must be pre-booked before the day.

COVID-19 protocols will be respected.

Rhumbelow – Back on stage
Rhumbelow Theaters are back on stage
Check their online platforms for more information
They also have daytime shows so customers don’t have to travel at night.
Details on Rhumbelow’s FB and website, or via email: [email protected].

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Concerts and Shows – Online:
Christopher Duigan Online – Live Stream
Wednesday and Saturday at 6 p.m.
Music Revival Online presents pianist Christopher Duigan at home. He has given more than 80 individual concerts since March during confinement!
He gives concerts twice a week which are broadcast live.
Chris presents his popular livestreams at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays. These can be viewed on the Music Revival website: www.musicrevival.co.za
Free to the public, best seen on the Christopher Duigan channel on YouTube www.youtube.com/c/ChristopherDuigan
Donations accepted and welcome! www.musicrevival.co.za – Thank you to everyone who donated. For more information send an e-mail [email protected] or WhatsApp 083 417 4473.

Activities

All aboard the Umgeni Steam Railway!
Kloof station: January 29 & 30 / 8:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Avoid the January back-to-school blues and start the New Year off with a real treat for family and friends – take the scenic journey from Kloof Station on 29 or 30 January 2022 departing at 08:30 and again at 12:30. It’s also a great way to escape the heat of Durban – meandering through the 1000 hills in a beautiful old train carriage, with open windows and a cool breeze!

Our journey departs from Kloof station as we cross the old main line, winding its way along the Valley of 1000 Hills, through one of South Africa’s oldest working tunnels to Inchanga. In Inchanga, which was once halfway between Durban and Pietermaritzburg on the Old Main Line, there is plenty to see and do for the whole family. Your ticket allows you to view railway artifacts in the museum located in the former station master’s house, look for Thomas and his friends in the model maker’s shed and other “mini” trains, as well as shopping at the craft market at Inchanga Station and grab something to eat, with food for all tastes and homemade coffee on sale.

Trains depart from Kloof station on:
January 29 & 30, 2022 departure at 8:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Places are limited and reservations fast, book and pay within 48 hours to guarantee your places!
Ticket prices for the return trip:
Adults: R290
Pensioners (+60) & Children (2-12): R200
Family pass (2 adults and 2 children): R880
Reservation is essential: http://umgenisteamrailway.com/
The Umgeni Steam Railway is a proud member of and supported by the 1000 Hills Community Tourism Organization. To learn more about these and other things to do in the area, visit the 1000 Hills Community Tourism Organization website at https://www.1000hillstourism.co.za/

Valentine’s Day Events

Valentine’s Day Music – Picnic in the Garden
Morningside: Sunday, February 13 at 5 p.m.

Musician Naresh Veeran is hosting a relaxing Sunday afternoon sunset concert in his garden on Sunday afternoon February 13. Bring a picnic, a blanket and something cold to sip, to enjoy the sweetest sax and a fabulous flute in the heart of Côté matin.
Tickets R100 – book early – places are limited – 082 376 0799.
Covid protocols apply / car guards on duty.

Valentine’s Day Picnic on the Lawn at 1000 Hills
Macnut Farm: Sunday February 13 – lunch time

Enjoy a Valentine’s Sunday on the sprawling lawns of Macnut Farm in the heart of the 1000 Hills. Hannah and Paul Paine invite you to a meal for two to enjoy in the trail gardens – either on a picnic blanket by the river, under a tree, or on a shaded table for two.
The delicious harvest plate menu includes: shrimp cocktail, charcuterie, cheeses, artisan breads, pâtés, condiments and accompaniments, topdeck chocolate mousse dessert, a bottle of wine or bubbles.

Sunday February 13
Telephone Hannah – 074 603 0000 / email [email protected]
Macnut Farm is located at 13 Lello Road.

Macnut Farm is a proud member of and supported by the 1000 Hills Community Tourism Organization. To learn more about these and other things to do in the area, visit the 1000 Hills Community Tourism Organization website at https://www.1000hillstourism.co.za/

Romantic Train Ride on the Umgeni Steam Train for Valentine’s Day Weekend!
Kloof station: Feb 12: 12:30 p.m. / Feb 13: 8:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day aboard vintage diesel loco and carriages, enjoying a scenic journey from Kloof Station.
12 February 12.30 pm Reduction Diesel Trains
February 13 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Reduction Diesel Trains
Reservation is essential: http://umgenisteamrailway.com/
Details above.

Rhumbelow Classic Cinema

Rhumbelow Umbilo

Find out which movies are playing on the big screen Rhumbelow

This week:

Funny Girl: Thursday 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Kinky Boots: Fri 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Cliff Richard in concert: Sat 28 at 2 p.m.

42n/a Street: Sat 28 at 7 p.m.

The King and I: Sun. Jan. 30 at 2 p.m.
Then:
Rocky Horror Picture Show: February 11 – 13

Book: Roland 082 499 8636 / [email protected]

Books

Illuminated books in the street
Despite CoViD and Loadshedding = one thing you can still do – that’s read books!
The Denis Hurley Center is a proactive NGO based in Durban that cares for the city’s poor and marginalized. One of their flagship entrepreneurship projects is Street Lit, which helps a dozen homeless and formerly homeless men and women earn a basic income by selling good used books donated to places from the city.
We are looking for places to sell our fabulous books. If you have a safe, legal public place frequented by one of our vendors to sell books, please let us know!
Thank you for supporting our sellers. You will find them: Kagiso Phihlela – on the Windermere Center vax site; David van der Westhuizen – KZNSA Gallery; David Sithole – outside the Municipal Satellite Library next to the workshop; David Jones – taxi rank / opp KFC at Umgeni Rd; Eric Makalo – Durban Botanical Gardens Visitor Centre; Richard Nzima – Pick n Pay Hyper by the Sea; Vusi Meyiwa – Berea Center; Mxolisy Mavimbela – alongside the Denis Hurley Centre. Watch out for our bright lime brand!

Retail

First aid kits
Want to protect your family? The Order of St John in South Africa, Durban branch, offers a range of comprehensive and affordable first aid kits to ensure the whole family is prepared for any eventuality. There are bespoke kits for homes, cars, bikes – even golf carts – to ensure that wherever you are you have access to basic first aid equipment.
With more and more families working, studying and vacationing together close to home due to Covid protocols, and with healthcare facilities focusing on Covid-related care, families must take every precautionary measure to be safe – starting with having a first aid kit handy.
First aid kits start at R150 and can be ordered and purchased through St John Durban: 129 KE Masinga Rd / 031 305 6588 (o/h). Online education and training:

St John offers innovative first aid online training
The Order of St. John in South Africa is transforming the first aid training sector by introducing an innovative 18-hour blended learning first aid course combining the theory component of Level 1 First Aid; with organized classroom practice at St John’s training centers across South Africa or at client premises for groups of eight or more.
The e-learning covers the minimum standards and theory requirements for Ministry of Employment and Labor Document C accreditation. Upon completion of the theory, the learner will be given the opportunity to book an appointment one of St John’s training centers for practical assessment. St John South Africa offers training in first aid and lifesaving techniques, eye care, ambulance services, medical supplies and facilitates community initiatives.
For more information, click here https://buy.stjohn.org.za/
Facebook: http://web.facebook.com/StJohn.SouthAfrica/
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/order-of-st-john/
Website: http://www.stjohn.org.za
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/orderofstjohnsa/

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