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Wednesday, September 4, 2013


(The Falcons: Shannon Fitzgerald; Cian Christoff, Taydin Koopman and Bokamoso Motlohi. Behind them are John Horne, Chairman of Glenwood Forum; and Louis Arde, Headmaster of Glenwood Prep and Glenwood Forum member)

A busy weekend of participative family activities is ahead with the seventh annual Glenwood Festival which takes place this weekend from September 6 to 8.

The proactive Glenwood Community Forum in Durban believes this bustling suburb is “A good place to live, work, educate and raise a family”. To this end, they will host a weekend festival with events on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday. Amid the sports activities there are concerts as well as arts and crafts.

Opening tomorrow evening (September 5), a showcase of more than 100 works of art from the various local high schools will be on display at the KZNSA Gallery. The work can be viewed in the gallery over the weekend.

On Friday evening (September 6) the Glenwood Community Proms will take place at Glenwood Prep School, featuring the Durban City Orchestra who will present a musical feast for the whole family with guest artists Shannon Hope and Clive Gumede under the baton of Russell Scott. The programme includes light classical pieces, film scores and orchestrations of evergreen favourites. Tickets R65 on sale at Glenwood Prep School daily from 08h00 to 15h00 and online at . Bring picnic baskets, camp chairs and blankets. Safe parking is available for ticket holders on the school main field.

The Artists in Action and Annual Glenwood Chess Challenge is on at Glenwood Prep. The Camelot College Craft Market, also at Glenwood Prep, will once again have lots of interesting craft goods on sale. Glenwood Prep School will host a Pre-Schools fun morning, with children’s games, jumping castles, clowns, horse rides and lots more.

Around midday on Saturday, there will be a special performance by the Durban Girls’ High School Drummies and Glenwood High School Band. Saturday evening sees the launch of the Concert on the Grass @ Stella when local bands and soloists will perform on the Stella Sports Club soccer field. The line-up includes Lieutenant Vinyl, Sir Walrus Band, Shannon Hope and Veranda Panda. Bring picnic baskets, camp chairs and blankets. Food and drink will be on sale. Entrance is by ticket only. Tickets R40 (children under 10 free) on sale on the day at the venue or online at

After last year’s great success, The Bulwer Food & Craft Lover’s Market will be run again on Sunday morning in Bulwer Park from 10h00 to 14h00. There will be a range of deli-items for an open air spring picnic brunch, and there will be gift ideas, décor inspirations, arts and crafts on sale. For more information phone Tracey on 076 676 0760.

Sunday is a “Community Day of Prayer”. An interdenominational service will be held at the Glenwood High School at 6.30 pm. Entry is free and all are welcome.

The Glenwood Community Forum wish to thank their sponsors, partners and supporters - eThekweni Municipality Celebrate Durban season, Life Entabeni Hospital, Waltons Stationery Company, Elcon Crane Hire, KZNSA Gallery, Wakefields Real Estate, Yossi's Restaurant, Hemingway's Bistro and Café, Dirks Meats, Pizetta Pizzeria Café & Bar, 10 Woodlands Road B&B, KZN Department of Arts & Culture, Rhed Oliv Insurance Brokers, Nolands Durban, Hope Church, Glenwood Community Church, Atlas Tyres, Photonote, Park Patrols, Tselentis & Collett, MCM Construction, Glenwood High School, Rainbow Chickens, Sanlam, Blue Security, BCA (Body Corporate Administrators), Seef Properties, Maxprop Properties Glenwood, Tyson Properties Glenwood, Global Electrical, Catering Supreme and Dave Wiseman Cycles.

For more information about the Glenwood Festival, phone 087 941 4614. For a detailed programme of events visit