Friday, March 28, 2014

Auditions, Workshops, Playwriting Competition and Events around SA


Theatre News

1. Audition: Rainbow / PANSA Young Performers Project 2014
Directed by Themi Venturas, the 13th annual PANSA Rainbow Young Performers Production for 2014 is Footloose – which re-unites Daisy Spencer (Choreographer) and Des Govender (Vocal Coach) the team that brought us Hairspray and Legally Blonde.
Auditions will take place on 26 April 2014
at Durban High School from 09h00 – 17h00.
We are looking for 30 talented young performers [High School learners only] from KZN -
Footloose has approximately 13 parts for males and 14 parts for females.
We will also be seeking musicians to make up the ‘live’ band.
Applicants must be in able to sing, dance and act
Applicants must be available for rehearsal every weekend from
16 May – 22 June 2014
Previews and Performances are from 28 June to 13 July 2014.
Applicants must be available for the whole audition to qualify
Applicants must wear comfortable clothing / gym gear and appropriate footwear
Applicants are to bring their own refreshments – water / juice and lunch
Applicants must be prepared to wait between calls
For further enquiries please call PANSA KwaZulu Natal Regional Coordinator: Nelisa Mzimela
PANSA office Telephone: 031 2014750031 2014750 or email: kzn@pansa.org.za


REMUNERATION: R15 000 per month (gross with no additional benefits)
LOCATION: Durban Central
EDUCATION LEVEL: Tertiary (Diploma or Degree)
REPORTS TO: Artistic Director
CONTRACT PERIOD: 1 year (possibility of extension)
HOURS: 40-44 hours per week (Monday to Saturday).
JOB SUMMARY:
Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre (SSDT) is a professional award-winning dance theatre company based in Durban. Since its inception in 1994, the SSDT has become one of the leading dance companies in South Africa, producing and touring work nationally and internationally.
Siwela Sonke seeks a new Company Administrator to join our team. The post plays a pivotal role in the smooth and efficient running of Siwela Sonke’s day to day operations and the successful candidate will be required to work collaboratively with the Permanent Company and Artistic Director, Jay Pather.
To ensure that your application will be considered, please e-mail a short (no more than 300 words) statement about why you think you are appropriate for the post, highlighting your skill and achievements appropriate to this position and your CV with two contactable references as soon as possible but no later than 5 April 2014. We will invite shortlisted applicants to attend an interview at the Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre studio in Thursday 10 April 2014 from 9am. Please keep this date free.
E-mail application to: Dominique Jossie (jossiedominique@gmail.com) / www.siwelasonke.co.za


3. Technical Workshops
Venue: Artscape Resource Centre (ARC) Training Room
PRESENTATION:
A series of workshops presented by training facilitators for the Artscape Technical Training Academy (ATTA) on key technical and production matters relating to the Production Process of Theatre.
The workshops are aimed at any person who would like to gain insight to and a working knowledge of the various technical and production processes when placing a performance in front of an audience. You may choose to do all the workshops or just the ones that appeal to you. The focus areas of these workshops will be:
  • The Technical Production Process (2 sessions): 2 and 16 April 2014
  • The Production Management Process : 30 April 2014
  • The Stage Management Process: 14 May 2014
  • The Performance Lighting requirements: 28 May 2014
  • The Performance Sound requirements: 11 June 2014
  • The Production Concept and Design process: 25 June 2014
  • Producing and the Arts Entrepreneur (2 session): 9 and 23 July 2014
  • Theatre Health and Safety Regulations: 6 August 2014
COST:
Per workshop session is R50. Payable on the day of the workshop
MAX no of PARTICIPANTS
Between 15- 18
CONTACT:
Please liaise with Naboweya Prince should you require any additional information / particpate in the workshop
021 410 9986 or naboweyap@artscape.co.za


Creative Workshop 



Mondays At St Clements




GALLOWAY THEATRE CALLS FOR PROGRAMMING
The newly opened Galloway Theatre, situated within The Waterfront Theatre College Campus, has opened up its programming for the second half of 2014.
Any persons interested in using the venue for production should submit a proposal to Paul Griffiths at paulgwts@gmail.com
The Galloway Theatre seats an average of 70 seats and has potential for 3 different configurations:  End on, In the Round and Stage Platform.  The newly refurbished space is a converted chapel attached to The Mission to Seamen building where The Waterfront Theatre College has been resident since 1992.
Situated at the entrance to the V&A Waterfront, The Galloway Theatre provides an accessible platform to both emerging and established companies to showcase work. There is ample parking and security at the venue. Viewings can be arranged for potential producers. For more info please e-mail: paulgwts@gmail.com

Theatre503 Playwriting Award 2014
Do you see the world a little bit differently? Think you've got something to say?
Theatre503, one of the UK's leading new writing theatres, is searching the worl for the best new plays and the most talented playwrights.
We are currently accepting submissions for the Theatre503 Playwriting Award. This exciting opportunity is open to both established and new playwrights, and to writers from all over the world. There are no restrictions on age, experience or number of past productions. The winner will receive a guaranteed production at Theatre503, and £6000.
The deadline is 31st March.
Additional information is available at http://theatre503.com/theatre503-playwriting-award/
The Theatre503 Playwriting Award has been made possible by the generous support of The Richard Carne Trust, Arts Council England and Curtis Brown Creative.

This edition by +Fred Felton 






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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Blue Train has something nice just for you


THE BLUE TRAIN OFFERS 3 NIGHTS FOR THE PRICE OF 1 IN JUNE!



The Blue Train, South Africa’s “Blue Jewel” continues to offer its guests exceptional value-adds by providing guests with 2 complimentary hotel nights to add to their overnight rail journey in June.

This June, The Blue Train has not only added extra departures to its schedule trips, but when you book to travel from Pretoria to Cape Town or vice-versa; you don’t just get one but two night’s complimentary accommodation at any one of our strategic hotel partners.

The hotel selections in Pretoria include the classic Sheraton or stunning Castello di Monte, while the choices in Cape Town include the luxurious Taj Hotel or The Westin, both set in ideal locations in the heart of the city.

The two nights have to be taken consecutively pre or post The Blue Train journey. The package also includes a hotel breakfast and a one way transfer to or from the train station, making this an unprecedented value for guests who opt to travel on the most lavish train on the planet. The promotion is valid for departures from Pretoria to Cape Town on 02, 09 and 16 June, or from Cape Town to Pretoria on 04, 11, and 18 June. For the remainder of 2014, all guests on other departures are still entitled to one complimentary hotel night at these pre-selected hotels.


For more information on this package, please contact their reservations office on:
Pretoria: +27 (0) 12 334 8459; Cape Town: +27 (0) 21 449 2672


(Image courtesy The Blue Train) 
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Music at St Clements and Auditions, Art News and News for Designers



Nibs van der Spuy and Gareth Gale will play at St. Clements this Thursday 20 March. Doors open at 6.30pm and tickets are R80. ( Friday is a public holiday)
Tel 031 2022511

Art News

Gauteng Opera Chorus Auditions
Gauteng Opera is holding chorus auditions on 29 March, State Theatre, Pretoria.
Date: 29 March
Time: 10:00 – 13:00
Venue: South African State Theatre, 320 Pretorius Street, Pretoria.
Voice Types: Mezzo soprano/alto and baritone/bass
Requirements: Prepare one aria or song
Bring the sheet music to the audition for the accompanist provided to play
Confirmation: Please confirm your audition time slot with Madeleen on 012 322 7944012 322 7944 (Mon to Friday before 28 March 2014).

Call for Designer Practitioners: City Ward Co-Design Workshop
The City of Cape Town is looking for design practitioners and students who would like to be actively involved in their World Design Capital 2014 programme, the City Ward Co-Design Workshops. This is your opportunity to learn more about the participatory methodologies, embrace design thinking as a way of working, and work closely with other citizens of Cape Town in a hands-on co-creation environment.



Online Designer: Freelance position – Cape Town
The Media24 Magazines Digital Division is looking for an online designer to assist with short term assignments. The ideal candidate should be an exceptional creative designer who can work on innovative digital, mobile, social and advertising campaigns.
COMPETENCIES, KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES AND CHARACTERISTICS
• A minimum of one year experience as a layout artist within a media environment
• Previous experience in an editorial environment will serve as a strong recommendation
• A portfolio showcasing previous designs
• Has working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
• Development of creative assets
• Provide concepts and graphics from creative briefs provided by senior managers
• Organisation and design of image development
• Development of free-format HTML pages containing editorial content from creative briefs
• Ensure that final product reflects requirements before delivery to the e-Commerce team
If you meet the criteria, please forward a two-page CV and short motivation letter to Veronique Kerchhoff Email:veronique.kerchhoff@media24.com
In keeping with Media24 policy, preference will be given to candidates who will help us achieve our employment equity targets.


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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Heard of Four Corners?



As South Africa's Official Selection for Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards ©, Four Corners is the most anticipated South African film release of 2014, launching in cinemas on 28 March 2014.




Four Corners tells the story of a young chess prodigy who must defy the odds and stay one move ahead of the gangs—in a game where winning or losing can mean the difference between life and death. The film plays out aspects of the war fought and reported daily on the streets of the Cape Flats, home to the Number Gang factions of the Western Cape. The feature film is set to an evocative electronic soundscape by prolific electronic musician Markus Wormstorm, boasts internationally hailed local talent, and is brought to the big screen by award winning director, Ian Gabriel (Forgiveness, Four Corners). 

FILM REVIEWS
– "Gutsy and provocative. A South African reality never seen on film before" Leon Van Nierop, Film critic for The Citizen, De Kat
– "What a film! I am blown away by Ian Gabriel's movie" Melinda Ferguson, Features Editor, True Love Magazine
– "Intense, heartfelt and stylized. Eye-popping visuals with potent performances." Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter 
– "A searingly honest piece of art" Gavin Hood, Director of Oscar-winning South African film 'Tsotsi'

NOMINATIONS
1. South Africa's Official Selection for Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards ©
2. An International Press Academy 2014 Satellite Award © Nominee for Best International Film
3. Nominated for the Design Indaba's 2014 MBOISA Award, Most Beautiful Object in South Africa ©, the first feature film to receive this distinction. 

#FourCornersMovie




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Friday, March 14, 2014

Opportunity for Artists in Durban & Events around Durban


Artisan Gallery is Celebrating 3 and as a result they are looking for art for their next exhibit.
So if you think you have the next big thing pop over to Artisan in Florida Rd.

Their criteria for selection is excellence.

All works must be delivered to Artisan between 17 - 22 March.
They are open from 9am
All 2D Work, Painting, Photography, Drawings must be ready to hang.
For more details call Ingrid on 031-312-4364





Entries Close 28 March 2014




DURBAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY CORPORATE GOLF DAY

NETWORK OVER A GAME OF GOLF AT THE DURBAN COUNTRY CLUB

Thursday, 27 March 2014


BOOKINGS NOW OPEN

For more details email: pillays@durbanchamber.co.za



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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Free music courtesy of Converse



Converse has unveiled a new EP called ‘CONS EP Vol. 1’.



The set is a collaboration and features original tracks from CONS Ambassadors like Harry Fraud, Flatbush Zombies, Ratking, Trash Talk and more.
The EP is Converse’s move to personifying and ongoing support of expression and musical creativity.

Get your free EP download here:


Today, CONVERSE Inc., announces the release of “CONS EP VOL. 1,” a compilation of original collaborations from both established and emerging artists across various genres. Created in celebration of the recent re-launch of the Converse CONS sneaker collection, “CONS EP VOL. 1” debuts on the heels of last month’s release of “97.92,” the second single to be featured off the EP by California hardcore punk band, Trash Talk and Brooklyn hip-hop group, Flatbush Zombies. In November 2013, Converse previewed “CONS EP VOL. 1” with the release of “GAUCHOS,” the debut collaboration by rap collective RATKING and Eric Copeland of electronic music group, Black Dice.


Personifying Converse’s ongoing support of artistic expression and musical creativity, “CONS EP VOL. 1” highlights an assortment of unique tracks, several of which were recorded at Converse Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn, NY.  From the unique blend of Harry Fraud’s hip hop-inspired beats with the neo-soul sound of The Internet, to the eclectic mash-up of the low-fi punk rock rhythm of The Bots with Los Rakas bilingual hip-hop flow, “CONS EP VOL. 1” features the following track list:

1. Trash Talk x Flatbush Zombies "97.92"
2. RATKING x Eric Copeland of Black Dice - "GAUCHOS" 
3. Harry Fraud x The Internet - "Better Liar" 
4. The Shrine x Barrett Avner  - "Rare Breed" 
5.  The Bots x Los Rakas "Spaceshippin"


Converse Rubber Tracks is a state-of-the-art recording studio that opened on July 13, 2011 in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. The studio provides emerging artists with the incredible opportunity to record music in a high-quality studio at no cost.





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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Book Launches & Events Around South Africa




Calling all super parents! Do you believe in the power of reading? Bring your little bookworm into any Exclusive Books store at 10am on Saturday 29 March (and Sunday 30 March at the Killarney and Melrose Arch stores). One of South Africa’s heroes will read them a story from the fantastic Dewey’s Big Book Guide for Kids. We are excited to welcome Ruda Landman, Simphiwe Dana, Zapiro, Gcina Mhlophe, Tony Leon, Catherine Grenfell from 5FM, Jenny Crwys-Williams from Talk Radio 702, Jaco Jacobs, Fanie Viljoen, Katlego Maboe from Expresso, Eloise Pretorius from Smile FM and others to our stores for Dewey’s League.



To find out who will be reading at each of the stores, please visit www.blog.exclus1ves.co.za/join-us-for-reading-events-this-march-at-all-exclusive-books-stores/ or follow Exclusive Books on Twitter (@exclusivescoza) or like the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ExclusiveBooks). There is no entry fee, but please do bring along some stationery that will be donated to a local charity. With Human Rights Day on 21 March, Exclusive Books would like to share the message that every child has the right to read!

  The Dewey’s League books are about more than good marks or homework assignments. The books in this guide are the stepping-stones that will lead your child into the magical world of reading for fun, while improving their literacy level. After all, there’s no such thing as a child that doesn’t like stories - just a child that hasn’t found the perfect book yet.


Adams & Ike’s Books invite you to the launch of Billy Keniston’s biography of  RICK TURNER 


Date :  TUES 11 MARCH , 5.30 for 6.00 pm
Venue :  IKE’s Books , 48A Florida Road , phone Joanne on  031 303 9214
Guest speaker:  Professor Gerry Mare (ex-CCRRI & Dept of Sociology at UKZN)
Rsvp :  cedric@adamsbooks.co.za or phone 082 873 2702

Description: Email
Rick Turner was one of South Africa’s most original and powerful thinkers and is remembered today as a remarkable teacher and activist.

Article by +Fred Felton 


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Monday, March 10, 2014

Almost time for Time of the Writer


17th Time of the Writer
International Festival of Writers
17-22 March 2014




The Centre for Creative Arts (UKZN) is proud to announce the programme for the 17th Time of The Writer: International Festival of Writers - a weeklong showcase set to provoke, inform and inspire interesting debates and panel discussions. The festival, which brings together some of the world’s finest novelist, authors and storytellers to Durban, features participants from India, Kenya, Nigeria, Botswana, Togo, and Guinea takes place from 17-22 March at the UKZN Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. Twenty writers will be gathering for a week of literary dialogue, exchange of ideas and stimulating discussion under the theme Freeing Our Imagination in solidarity with Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina’s clarion call for Africans to use their creativity to imagine and create a continent free of the existential burdens of colonialism.

Opening night (March 17) will feature all participating writers as they make brief presentations at the UKZN Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, with the first night of the festival dedicated to the late great South African thinker, academic and prolific writer, Professor Mbulelo Mzamane, a past participant of Time of the Writer. Prof Mzamane passed away on 15 February, having made his mark through his writing and scholarship with titles including The Children of Soweto, The Children of the Diaspora and other stories of Exile and Where there is no vision the people will perish: Reflections on the African Renaissance among others. Nelson Mandela described him as “visionary leader, [and] one of South Africa’s greatest intellectuals.”

The rest of the week’s evening presentations will be panel discussions with writers talking about their writing and the issues dealt with in their work.

New Voices from India
The first panel discussion of the festival on Tuesday, 18 March, entitled New Voices from India will focus on writing from the sub-continent with Indian authors Satyagit Sarna and Prajwal Parajuly. Satyagit Sarna is an author and lawyer based in New Delhi. His debut novel Angels Share, described as a love story, a political commentary, and coming-of-age novel, was published in 2012 by Haper Collins. He will be joined by Prajwal Parajuly, whose books The Gurkha's Daughter: Stories and Land Where I Flee have been lauded in international press. This panel discussion will be facilitated by author, Shubnum Khan.

Mzansi Women Voices
The second panel of the evening, entitled Mzansi Women Voices features South African writers Angela Makhlowa and Praba Moodley. Returning to Time of the Writer after her debut in 2007 Angela Makhlowa is an author and public relations consultant. She became the first black female crime author with her debut novel Red Ink. She has since published a drama novel, The 30th Candle and will be releasing her third novel later this year. Praba Moodley published her first novel The Heart Knows No Colours in 2003, which was followed up by two more novels, A Scent So Sweet (2006) and Follow Your Heart, the sequel to her debut novel. She writes for magazines and has been featured in publications such as Elle and Oprah Magazine. The panel discussion will be facilitated by author, Shafinaaz Hassim.

Writing the Policy Debate
Wednesday’s night (March 19) programme kicks off with a panel discussion titled Writing the Policy Debate, featuring South African writers and political analysts Professors Adam Habib and Paulus Zulu. As one of the country’s most recognizable political analysts and Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of the Witwatersrand, Professor Adam Habib has long been considered one of the most astute experts in the areas of transformation, democracy and development. He holds qualifications in Political Science from the University of Natal and Wits. He earned his master’s and doctoral qualifications from the Graduate School of the City University of New York. His latest work is the book South Africa’s Suspended Revolution.  He will be joined by Professor Paulus Zulu, author and Director of Human Sciences Research Council.  A noted writer, academic and community leader, Professor Zulu holds a PhD from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and has published extensively in the fields of politics and sociology both nationally and internationally. His latest book is entitled A Nation In Crisis. This discussion will be facilitated by Ben Fogel. 

Writing in Francophone Africa: trends and issues.
The second panel discussion of the night is entitled Writing in Francophone Africa: trends and issues. This panel discussion will look trends in Francophone literature with a discussion by authors Sami Tchak(Togo) and Tierno Monénembo(Guinea).  Togolese writer Sami Tchak won the Grand Prix of Black African Literature for the entire range of his work. He has published Femme infidèle, Lomé (1988), Place des Fêtes, (2001), Hermina (2003), La fête des masques, (2004), Le paradis des chiots, (2006), Filles de Mexico (2008). Tierno Monénembo was born in Guinea but has lived in exile in Côte d'Ivoire and Senegal before settling in France and Cuba. He has published nine novels and a stage play since 1983. Tierno Monénembo is the winner of France's 2008 prix Renaudot, which is awarded annually to the author of an outstanding original novel. He won the prize for his book, "The King of Kahel." The panel discussion will be facilitated by Bernard DeMeyer of UKZN French department and is presented in partnership with the French Institute of South Africa.

Writing the Historical Moment
Thursday night’s activities open with the panel discussion Writing the Historical Moment looks at key historical moments shaping the current South African political landscape. This panel will take the form of an in-depth interview that will feature activist, researcher and political economist Professor Patrick Bond. Bond is an academic with extensive research whose work draws from NGO work in urban communities and with global justice movements in several countries. He is currently the Director of the Centre for Civil Society at UKZN and is involved in research on economic justice, geopolitics, climate, energy and water. This panel discussion will be facilitated by Xolani Benedict Dube. 

Chronicling the Contemporary African Story
Time of The Writer has a strong history of spotlighting young talented writers dealing with contemporary topics. The festival aims to create an even greater focus on stories from the younger generation and this is highlighted in the second panel of the night. Chronicling The Contemporary African Story brings together two South Africa authors, Kgebetli Moele and Niq Mhlongo. Kgebetli Moele’s debut novel, Room 207, was published in 2006 by Kwela books and was short-listed for the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for Best First Book (Africa) in 2007. It was the joint-winner of the Herman Charles Bosman Prize for English fiction as well as joint-winner of the University of Johannesburg Prize for Creative Writing in the debut category. His second novel, Book of the Dead received the South African Literary Award in 2010. He released his third novel Untitled-A Novel in 2013. Niq Mhlongo is a Soweto born journalist and author. Mhlongo has presented his work at key African cultural events, including the Caine Prize Workshop, and was a 2008 International Writing Program fellow at the University of Iowa.  He released his debut novel Dog Eat Dog in 2004, which has been translated into Spanish. He has since released two more novels, After Tears (2007) and the highly praised Way Back Home in 2013. The panel discussion will be facilitated by Duduzile Mabaso. 

Story-telling Programme
Understanding the rich history that storytelling carries on the continent, The Time of The Writer festival is excited to present a story-telling programme, in collaboration with the Gcinamasiko Arts & Heritage Trust, taking place on Friday, March 21. This will see two storytellers, Nomsa Mdlalose and Mshai Mwangola in a panel discussion that will look at the art of storytelling. Mdlalose is a South African storyteller with years of experience and is the Managing Director of Kwesukela Storytelling Academy with a Master’s Degree in Storytelling. Through her work at the Academy, she promotes the ancestral oral tradition as a heritage of sophistication, wisdom and philosophy. Nairobi-native Mshai Mwangola is talented performance scholar, storyteller, and oraturist. She has performed, conducted performance workshops, researched and worked with and for diverse performance ensembles and individuals in four continents with a career spanning over 25 years in acting, directing and story-telling. She is the chairperson of the Governing Council of the Kenya Cultural Centre. The panel will be facilitated by Dr. Gcina Mhlophe.

From The Mouth of Babes
The second panel of the night will focus on youth literature, From The Mouth of Babes, featuring youth literature writers, Lauri Kubuitsile (Botswana) and Khulekani Magubane (South Africa). Lauri Kubuitsile is a writer living in Botswana who has published three children’s books, two detective novellas and three collections of short stories for children co-written with two other Botswana writers. She has published three romance novels with Sapphire Press- Kwaito LoveCan He Be The One?, and Mr Not Quite Good Enough. Kubuitsile was the 2007 winner of the BTA/ Anglo Platinum Short Story Contest and the recipient of the Botswana Ministry of Youth and Culture’s Orange Botswerere Award for Creative Writing in the same year. In 2009 she won the Baobab Literary Prize (USA) in the junior category and in 2010 in the senior category. She was on the shortlist for the 2011 Caine Prize. Khulekani Magubane is a South African journalist and author. At the age of 23 has published more than 18 books in the past 8 years. Although he is a children’s author his work deals with issues such as class, race and religion. Saneliswe Ntuli will facilitate the panel discussion.

In addition, Time of The Writer and the Gcinamasiko Arts & Heritage Trust will host a special matinée for children to be held at the UKZN Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on Saturday, 22 March at 14h00 – 16h30. The matinée will feature Mdlalose and Mwangola where they will be joined by Gogo MaBhengu and Lwazi Thwala.

New African Women Writers Rising
The final day of the festival features a discussion entitled New African Women Writers Rising, will focus on the stories and work being produced by young female writers from Africa. This panel discussion will feature prolific authors, Hawa Jande Golakai(Liberia) and Chibundu Onuzo (Nigeria).  Born in Liberia, Hawa Jande Golaka moved around extensively with her family due to political and economic unrest. She lived in Togo, Ghana and Zimbabwe before coming to Cape Town as a student in 2003. She trained and worked as a medical researcher in immunology. Her first novel The Lazarus Effect is a gripping fictional drama set in Cape Town.  She will be joined by Nigerian author Chibundu Onuzo, a young author whose debut novel The Spider’s King Daughter has received critical acclaim. She has been shortlisted for this year’s Commonwealth Book Prize and the 2012 Dylan Thomas Prize as well as longlisted for the Desmond Elliot prize in the same year. This panel discussion will be facilitated by writer Sandile Ngidi. 

Finding the South African Funny Bone features South African writers, Sarah Britten and Zukiswa Wanner. Britten is a former journalist, artist and author from Johannesburg. She has been published extensively and wrote her Master’s research report on South African humour (with a focus on Madam and Eve) and has a doctorate in Applied English Language Studies. She has published three novels focussing on the colourful and unique art of South African insults, The Art of the South African Insult, McBride of Frankenmanto: The Return of the South African Insult, More South African Insults. Zukiswa Wanner is a journalist, author and blogger. Wanner’s works include The Madams: A Wildly Provocative Novel (2007), Behind Every Successful Man (2008Men of the South (2010). Her latest work is Maid in SA: 30 Ways to Leave Your Madam (2013). She is a founding member of the ReadSA initiative, a campaign encouraging South Africans to read South African works. The panel discussion will be facilitated by writer and radio personality Ndumiso Ngcobo.

Seminars and Workshops
In addition to the nightly panel discussions at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, the festival’s Community Outreach programme features a broad range of day activities including seminars and workshops that aim to promote a culture of reading, writing and creative expression. The festival also conducts visits to schools, and presents a prison writing programme. Book launches take place at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre’s Wellington Tavern deck prior to the evening shows, from 18h45.

Tickets are R25 for the evening sessions, R10 for students, and can be purchased through Computicket or at the door one hour before the event. Workshops and seminars are free.
For more details about this years’ Time of the Writer, visit www.cca.ukzn.ac.za or call (031) 2602506.

Organised by the Centre for Creative Arts(University KwaZulu-Natal), the 17th Time of the Writer is supported by the City of Durban, the French Institute of South Africa, and the KZN Department of Arts and Culture. The Centre for Creative Arts is housed in the College of Humanities at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and is a special project of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Cheryl Potgieter.

Will you be there?
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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Exclusive Ladies Event at Ster Kinekor - Talking Heads In Cape Town - Jobs In Digital



Ster Kinekor has a Exclusive Ladies Event Countrywide


Wed 12 March 7pm - Selected Venues
Bookings at www.sterkinekor.com


Are You A Talking Head?


Wed 12 March 7pm, Gold Of Africa Museum, Cape Town


Jobs In Digital



@FlowComms is looking for a mid/senior designer tweet @taraturk1 for all the deets



Digit Lab is looking for a Community Manager.  Email your CV to info@digitlab.co.za 


Article by +Fred Felton

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Gibs East Coast Radio Business Breakfast Is Coming as are Book Launches and Art Shows




Opening Soon in Durban is the Gibs / East Coast Radio Business Breakfast.
Featuring Top Speakers be sure not to miss it.


Date: Thursday 6 March 2014
Venue: ICC - Durban
Tickets: Computicket

Book Launch For Durban

Adams Ike’s Books invite you to the launch of THE CATALINA COLLECTION an anthology of four plays which premiered at the Catalina Theatre ,
Wilson’s Wharf , Durban harbour . Leslie Dikeni’s South African Development Perspectives in Question will be launched alongside The Catalina Collection .


Date :   THURS 6 MARCH , 5.30 for 6.00 pm
Venue :  IKE’s Books , 48A Florida Road  ph : Joanne 031 303 9214
Guest speakers :  Themi Venturas (Catalina Theatre director) , Chantal Snyman (Catalina Collection editor)
Rsvp :  cedric@adamsbooks.co.za or 082 873 2702

The four plays : De Compleat Hstry of Dbn (without the boring bits) takes a creative , honest and tongue-in-cheek romp through Durban and KZN’s history.


Infecting The City Of Cape Town


The Africa Centre is proud to announce the seventh edition of its annual Public Arts Festival Infecting The City.

From the 10-15th March, 40 unique artworks will weave their way through the CBD of Cape Town. The programme is jam-packed with artworks that range from the popular and entertaining to the conceptual and thought provoking.

Infecting The City 2014 is our most ambitious Festival to date. Here is a small taste of what to expect:
  • Uncles & Angels is an interactive dance and video collaboration by Mocke J Van Vueren and Nelisiwe Xaba;
  • Neo Muyanga will perform Thorisole Morusu that is inspired by, and based on, Antjie Krog's poem Country of Grief and Grace;
  • Using candles, Pedro Bustamante’s The Accumulation is Primitive provides visibility to the accumulation and the political subjectivity of maps that represent the GDP data of various countries;
  • Swiss performance company Da Motus presents their interactive piece and internationally renowned public art work Con Tatto;
  • A much anticipated performance by Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra on Greenmarket Square followed by an intervention by conceptual artist Christian Nerf, and a provocative video work called Surveillance by Berlin based artist, Alien Oosting;
  • Staged intimate performances along Queen Victoria Road by several choreographers including Mamela Nyamza and Sean Oelf;
  • A 60-strong Youth Orchestra playing for 30 Pantsula dancers directed by Mandisi Sindo;
  • Untitled 310 is a music work by Spanish composer Francisco Lopez that is performed by six blindfolded musicians at the historic Centre for the Book;
  • Tam Frazers’ Smellscapes sees the water feature on St George’s Mall imbued with haunting scents each day of the Festival; and
  • New York artist Kate Urban use 50,000 red rose petals to create a sacred pathway at the Station.
The programme has been designed to encourage audiences to discover, define and experience the City’s private and public environments in new ways.  

Join us and hundreds of artists on the 10th March at 6.00pm in front of the Iziko South African Museum for the Launch of the Festival.
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