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Monday, August 31, 2015


(Previous Glenwood Community Festival participants: Shannon Fitz Gerald (top) with Ridge Khoza & Azuri Mahuli on the next row. Carrie Sanders (middle row) and West Johns, Tia Botha, Ethan Farrel; Daniella Keggie & Zahra Kara in front. Pic by Darren Tomkins)

A busy weekend of family activities is approaching with the annual Glenwood Community Festival which takes place from September 3 to 6. The proactive Glenwood Community Forum in Durban believes this bustling suburb is “A good place to live, work, educate and raise a family”.

Opening on Thursday evening, (September 3), is a showcase of more than 100 works of art from the various local high schools which will be on display at Glenwood High School in an exhibition curated by Sarie de Beer. The work can be viewed over the weekend.

On Friday evening - multi talented Durban actor, Jacobus van Heerden, will present his quirky, family-friendly one-man rollicking adventure – Catch! – at the Glenwood Preparatory School Hall on September 4 at 19h00. This brilliant combination of performance, storytelling, and ultra violet props is written and performed by Jacobus van Heerden and directed by Liam Magner. (See

Saturday has lots of sports and fun events for Glenwoodians starting with a treasure hunt in Bulwer Park at 09h00. There are family events at both Glenwood High School and Glenwood Preparatory School. Glenwood High will host a morning City Trail Relay; a Bridge Building Competition; Art on Display and an afternoon cultural showcase and prizegiving starting at 14h00.

At Glenwood Prep the activities include the Camelot College Market Day; the Durban Girl’s High School Drummies and Glenwood High School Band Display.

Sunday is a “Community Day of Prayer”. There will be Community Devotional Church Service at 09h00 at Glenwood Community Church in Bulwer Road.

For a detailed programme of events go to the website at or email