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Sunday, June 19, 2016


(Daniel Rossouw, Sandra Styles & Brandon Bosch)

There will be a special fundraising performance of the popular musical theatre show, This is the Seventies, at the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg on June 23.

Erin Fourie, Sandra Styles, Daniel Rossouw, and Brandon Bosch revisit the Seventies – the “Me” decade – a period of great changes in the music scene, when icons were made, horizons were stretched and musicians broke out of their boxes and went where their dreams (and substances) took them.

The list of musicians from this era reads like a veritable who’s who of 20th Century icons, and goes from the sublime to the ridiculous, depending on your taste.

Names such as John Lennon, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Carole King, Paul Simon, Jim Croce, James Taylor, Gloria Gaynor and groups like The Rolling Stones, ABBA, Three Dog Night, Four Seasons and Creedence Clearwater Revival, conjure up images and memories of a seminal period of music. This was the soundtrack of a decade.

Woodstock was over, but it opened the floodgates for a diversity of music which stretched the boundaries of rock, pop, country and folk, and brought us to (dare we say it?) disco!

This is the Seventies aims to raise money for the Friends of Tatham Art Gallery (Fotag), which helps the Tatham to acquire new works for its permanent collection.

It will take the form of a picnic supper evening, so bring along food but no drinks, or order the buffet from Rob at Cafe Tatham at 033 342 8327. There will be a cash bar, again in aid of Fotag funds. Tables and chairs will be provided.

This is the Seventies performs on June 23 at 18h30 for 19h00 at the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg. Doors open at 18h15 and tickets are R125 pp (seating at tables of four or more). To book send an SMS, WhatsApp or call 083 417 4473 or email  Space is limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. All bookings will be confirmed.

Secure parking is available next to the gallery in Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermaritzburg.