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Tuesday, January 15, 2019


Calling all writers - an opportunity to take part in a free workshop on critical art writing, facilitated by Nkule Mabaso, Curator of Michaelis Galleries at UCT.

The workshop will take place at the KZNSA Gallery on January 18, 21 and 22, 2019 from 14h00 to 16h00.

Send in a sample of writing to to secure your place.

The KZNSA Gallery is situated at 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, in Durban. More information on 031 277 1705, fax 031 201 8051 or cell 082 220 0368 or visit


(Work by Lady Skollie)

This January learn from internationally recognised artist Lady Skollie on January 19, 2019, from 09h00 to 12h00 at The KZNSA Gallery. This special once off Saturday Session will be ink and crayon based. Fee of R200: model, materials and refreshments provided. Book today as spaces are limited.

Lady Skollie is the artistic pseudonym of Laura Windvogel born in 1987 in Cape Town and currently living and working in Johannesburg, South Africa.

In her work Skollie defies taboos in order to talk openly about issues of sex, pleasure, consent, human connection, violence, and abuse. Using ink, watercolour and crayon her work is simultaneously bold and vulnerable, expressing the joy and darkness of the erotic and the duality of human experience.

The artist’s work has been exhibited widely across South Africa, and recent international solo exhibitions include Lust Politics, Tyburn Gallery, London, UK (2017), Fire with Fire, solo project at FNB Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg, South Africa (2017), and Mating Dance, solo project at AKAA Art Fair, Paris, France (2017).

Call or email the gallery to book your place on 031 2771705 |
The KZNSA Gallery is situated at 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, in Durban. More information on


(Mahershala Ali stars as Detective Wayne Hays)

The brand-new season of True Detective starts on M-Net 101 this January

An intricate and brutal murder, a haunted detective duo and a lingering, decades-old mystery sets the scene for the new season of the critically acclaimed drama True Detective. With Oscar and Golden Globe-winner Mahershala Ali in the lead, the HBO drama returns with an eight-episode third season from January 16 at 22h10, exclusively on M-Net channel 101 DStv.

This instalment of the gritty crime anthology plays out over three separate time periods: 1980, 1990 and 2015. Ali stars as Detective Wayne Hays who, in the present, is retired and called upon to look back at the disappearance of a young Arkansas boy and his sister in 1980. With his memory failing, the case triggers vivid recollections and enduring questions for the man, who worked the case 35 years ago with his partner Roland West. As their story unfolds over the season, it soon becomes apparent that a seemingly routine investigation turned into a long and troubling journey to dissect and make sense of a cruel and violent crime.

Filmed at locations throughout northwest Arkansas, season 3 stars Oscar and Golden Globe winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Green Book) as state police detective Wayne Hays, with Stephen Dorff (Somewhere) as Roland West, Hays’ partner and Carmen Ejogo (Selma) as schoolteacher and writer Amelia Reardon.

In a gripping story where time has taken everything but the truth, this season’s disquieting and enduring mystery is only made more compelling by its superb cast. Watch the unravelling of this dark crime anthology every Wednesday, starting January 16 at 22h10. Season 3 will also be available on DStv Now and on the DStv Catch Up platforms.

For more information on True Detective and other shows visit Be part of the conversation follow M-Net on Twitter @MNet (#MNet101 #TrueDetective) or on the official M-Net Facebook page.


From charming hosts Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh to stunning red carpet fashion and the subtle but powerful reference to the #TimesUp movement, the 76th Golden Globe Awards were nothing short of good, clean fun. As always, the prestigious ceremony was broadcast live on M-Net Movies Premiere channel 104 on Monday January 7 at 03h00, with a delayed broadcast on M-Net channel 101 at 20h00 on the same day.

Big winners in film included the dramedy Green Book which picked up three statuettes and the musical biopic Bohemian Rhapsody where Rami Malek took home the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture or Drama for his role as the iconic Freddie Mercury.

In the world of series, host Sandra Oh gave an emotional acceptance speech when she received her Golden Globe for Killing Eve, while Patricia Clarkson became a first-time winner for her role in the gritty HBO drama Sharp Objects. Patricia Arquette and Ben Wishaw also picked up Globes for their roles in Escape from Dannemora and A Very English Scandal respectively, which aired on M-Net 101. And after six seasons of super-secret spy drama, The Americans won the award for Best Drama, the final season of this series is currently airing on M-Net 101 on Wednesdays at 21:00.

Best TV Drama Series: The Americans (Sixth and final season currently airing on M-Net 101)
Best TV Comedy/Musical Series: The Kominsky Method
Best Actor, TV Drama: Richard Madden - Bodyguard
Best Actress, TV Drama: Sandra Oh - Killing Eve
Best Actor, TV Comedy/Musical: Michael Douglas - The Kominsky Method
Best Actress, TV/Comedy: Rachel Brosnahan - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Ben Whishaw - A Very English Scandal (Aired on M-Net 101)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Patricia Clarkson - Sharp Objects (Aired on M-Net 101, season 1 available on Showmax from 1 Feb 2019)
Best TV Movie or Limited Series: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Best Actress Limited Series or Movie Made for Television: Patricia Arquette - Escape at Dannemora (Coming to M-Net 101 February 2019)
Best Actor, Limited Series or Movie Made for Television: Darren Criss - The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Best Drama: Bohemian Rhapsody
Best Comedy or Musical: Green Book
Best Actor, Drama: Rami Malek - Bohemian Rhapsody 
Best Actress, Drama: Glenn Close - The Wife
Best Actor, Comedy or Musical: Christian Bale - Vice
Best Actress, Comedy or Musical: Olivia Colman - The Favourite
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron - Roma
Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali - Green Book
Best Supporting Actress: Regina King - If Beale Street Could Talk
Best Animated Film: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Best Foreign Film: Roma - Mexico
Best Original Song: Shallow - A Star is Born


The Durban Actors Studio offers a variety of classes and workshops:

Theatre Project:
If you are aged 17 – 25, have some experience in performance and want a challenge in working toward a staged production, then the Durban Actors Studio’s Theatre Project is for you!.

The Durban Actors Studio Theatre Project is a part-time, performance orientated training programme for young people, age 17 to 25, who want to can get a true taste of “real” world actor expectations. Each semester all students will work towards an in-studio production.

This is a specialised programme, and as such, it requires a higher level of commitment, dedication, time and responsibility from all students – do not join this programme if you are not sure if acting is for you, Impulse is our starter class for young adults new to the industry,  join this programme because you have a passion for acting and you want to learn how to act well!

Not only will Theatre Project students receive professional training in various styles of acting they will also receive VIP access to observe the KickstArt Theatre Productions,  KZN’s top professional theatre company, rehearsal and performance process. They will also be invited to perform at our annual showcase in front of talent agents, producers and local directors.

Students will also perform for invited VIPs, talent agents, local directors and industry professionals, as well as family and friends, in the year-end in studio showcase.

Rehearsals/classes take place once a week during the school term. Mondays, 18h00 to 20h30. Fees R2,000 per term. Fees can be paid per year, per semester or per term. NB: this course requires an annual commitment of time and finances, you cannot leave mid-year due to the production aspects.

Impulse – weekly acting class
Impulse is an acting class for ages 17 to adult which offers weekly training to continuously develop and expand acting technique, polish and refine skills. Places limited to 12 per class

“During our time together you will learn to understand the delivery of text and subtext, develop vocal control, improve articulation and learn how to respond vocally to the demands of a role,” says director Nicole Theunissen. “You will be taught how to perform with spontaneity and focus, develop an understanding of body language, posture and gesture, portray characters from different periods and genres as well as know how to use your performance space effectively.”

Selected students who excel in this class will be invited to perform for invited VIPs, talent agents, local directors and industry professionals at our year-end studio showcase.

Classes take place on a Wednesday as follows:
Term 1: From January 16 to March 6, 2019
Term 2: From April 10 to June 12 (no class May 1), 2019
Term 3: From July 24 to September 18, 2019
Term 4: From October 9 to December 4, 2019

Times: Wednesdays 11h00-12 noon, or Wednesdays 18h00-19h00 (you register to attend 1-time slot and cannot switch between classes due to group work). Fees R800 per term

The Studio takes a minimum of six students and close registration when 12 students per class is reached.

Those interested should complete an enquiry form at

TV/Film Acting Club
The TV/Film Acting Club is broken down into two ages groups, 10 to 15 and 16 to adult – this is a class with a difference. Places limited to 12 per class

“We approach this class by learning how to play on camera. We take this “play” approach to reduce the natural tension everyone has and develop camera confidence. We work with different actions and reactions, based on character, context and content, to see what works for you, the camera, the scene, the story. Our TV/Film Acting Club will keep you engaged and performing as much as possible; from cold reading, delivering sides, to getting the most out of your script and understanding/portraying subtext in a believable way. We record and view pieces in class so constructive feedback can be given by all” says Theunissen.

“Each term we enhance existing skills and develop new skills; as such, this is a continuous training programme and is designed for anyone, of every skill level. We grow together as a group of like-minded individuals who are dedicated to improving our craft on a part-time basis. Do not join if you think you will be a professional actor after 9 classes, that doesn’t happen. Even professionals attend regular training to sharpen their skills, I guess one could say that is why they are professional – the improvement of one’s skill set in our industry never stops!” she adds

At various times of the year, industry professionals are invited to attend and talk about “life on set“; the people students will be interacting with, the terminology used and the expectations the director and crew have of you, the actor.

Class Day, Time and Fees
16 to Adult – TV/Film Acting Club - R1,200 per term
Tuesdays 18h00 to 19h30
Term 1: January 15 – March 12, 2019
Term 2: April 9 – June 4, 2019
Term 3: July 16 – September 10, 2019
Term 4: October 8 – December 3, 2019

For more information visit

If you are interested in any of the above, complete an enquiry form at

Durban Actors Studio is situated at 114 Intersite Avenue, Umgeni Business Park, Durban. For more information call 031 332 0173, WhatsApp 066 013 9880 or visit