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Monday, November 4, 2013


This month’s guest poets of the Live Poets Society (LiPS) hail from Pietermaritzburg and go by the name of Shine Creative Ministries.

The Shine Creative Ministries is a group of talented community activist led by group leader Tarryn Adriaan and comprises Tara Adriaan, Joshua Smith, and Cassandra De Jager.

The group focuses on using the art of poetry, dance and drama to convey especially to the youth, social messages about drug abuse, and other common ills that plague societies and the negative social impact it has on the younger generation.

Tarryn Adriaan has a Degree in Media and Drama from UKZN. She is a published journalist and blogger. She has danced with Flatfoot Dance Company’s workshopped productions 2010, performed at and organized events throughout Pietermaritzburg and wrote the poetry for While In The Storm debut album for Africa in Praise Gospel Choir. She also performed at numerous poetry and music functions.

Joshua Smith is a Member of Africa in Praise Gospel Choir, he has travelled both nationally and internationally and the choir group recently released their debut album While In The Storm 2013. He also performed at Shine Music and Poetry evening in 2012.

Other members who will perform are Earl Koster on keyboard as well as Michelle Smith and Samkelo Hlope. The Group has nominated “Touch” as the evening’s theme.

Those are interested in attending are invited to take some snacks along, and make it a bring and share evening.

The LiPS get-together takes place on November 6 at 17h30 for 18h00 at the COLLECTIVE, 48b Florida Road in Greyville, Durban (entrance in 4th Avenue). Admission is free and all are welcome. For more information contact the LiPS Convener Danny Naicker on 083 282 0865 or email: