Awesome Easter hunt for the kids

This one is especially for the mums and dads out there who are trying to figure out how to keep their kids entertained during the Easter holidays. Get your kids down to the Garden Court at Gateway from March 24-27 and they can participate in the ultimate Easter hunt at…

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Decolonising the Book: Join the discourse

I’ve been writing about the upcoming Time of the Writer festival quite a bit recently – it’s because I think a very important discussion is going to be taking place during this 5-day gathering of many stakeholders in South African literature. The key focus is decolonising South African literature not…

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KZN artists splash out at the BAT Centre

Hands up those of you that still believe graffiti is the same as vandalism. If you did put up your hand, I really wish you had been around on Saturday to watch and hear some of KZN’s top urban artists as they shared their passion with anyone willing to to…

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Time of the Writer festival rings in changes

I was excited to read that the 19th Time of the Writer Festival, which takes place in the middle of March this year, has taken heed of South African author, Thando Mgqolozana’s, statements about South African literature. In opting out of a “white literary system” at the Franschhoek Literary Festival…

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Calling all young writers

Time is running out for young writers to submit their short stories for the annual Schools Short Story Competition, which is part of the Time of the Writer festival. The competition is open to all South African high school learners and is an excellent springboard for future South African writers….

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Here’s to a GoodSundae

There is always heaps to do in our city, but sometimes a particular event catches my eye, so I share it with you. In my last posts I offered you ideas on getting out and about in Durban on a Saturday. Here’s a suggestion for the last Sunday of this…

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Slow Saturday anyone?

8 Morrison Street, Rivertown, is one of Durban’s most exciting urban regeneration spaces, and I’ve been keeping a keen eye on the goings on at the space. I’ve been particularly interested in the Slow Saturdays concept. It’s all about showcasing local talent – musically, gastronomically, artistically and through entrepreneurship. Entrance to…

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Dance your way to health

So all you children of the 80s – do you remember the raves you frequented in dingy warehouses and other hidden venues? Bet you didn’t believe that a rave could be associated with clean living and wholesome family time. Durban is set to embark on a new experience – The Morning…

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Bubbly, good food… what more do I need

The Oyster Box is always dreaming up new and fantastic ways to entice us through their doors. I was very excited to hear about the new addition to their events for the first quarter of this year – possibly because I simply adore a glass, or two, of bubbly.

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Don’t miss the Big Big Designer sale this month

I’m a great believer in buying local and boosting the local economy. I pride myself on buying only South African designer wear – there are so many talented artists in our country producing clothing of exceptional quality. So, I’m very excited about the upcoming Big Big Designer sale – it is not…

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