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Saturday, April 29, 2017


The Alliance Française of Durban will be showing the movie Molière on May 3 at 17h30 for 18h00. This is a French movie with English subtitles.

This essential piece of cinema for romantics everywhere follows the fictionalized footsteps of what may have inspired one of France's literary greats, Molière, to pen his infamous masterpiece Tartuffe.

Rotting away in prison and in a mountain of debt, Molière's only hope of freedom is to help the buffoonish Mr Jourdain seduce a beautiful young widow behind his wife's back. Disguised as a priest, he moves in with the Jourdain family to begin a calamitous, hilarious and ultimately romantic set of adventures.

Entrance is free. The movie is suitable only for persons of 12 years and over. Food and refreshments available at cash bar (Fusion French Café - bookings on 031 312 9582)


(Barry Thomson)

Come along to the Windsor Tennis Club every Monday - play tennis from 16h00 to 18h00, then grab a boerewors roll and a drink and listen to some great Music from 18h00 to 21h00.

Guitar maestro Barry Thomson will present a laid-back musical evening on May 1.

The line-up for the rest of the month includes Calli Thomson (May 8); Chloe Clark (May 15); Rene Tshiakanyi (May 22), and Gavin Ferguson (May 29).

Entrance R50. The Windsor Tennis Club is situated at 53 James Henderson Crescent in Glenwood, Durban.  For more information contact Roland on 082 499 8636 or email


A young, local creative team - under popular Durban theatre actor/director Radwinn Van Wyk – is doing great things.

Tell Me How You Feel is described a heart-moving musical that reveals the life of a young man named Philip in pursuit of his dreams. Philip has grown up without his parents and lives with his grandmother in a small township flat in Sydenham. In the midst of poverty and hardships, he desires to be a businessman and performance artist. He puts his artistic talents to use and in pursuit of his dreams he meets the love of his life. Just when things seem to be going good for Philip and his new girlfriend, disaster strikes. He is faced with some shocking truths that challenge him to the point of nearly giving up.

Tell Me How You Feel is a play that exemplifies the will to hope, to dream, to believe and love. The storyline is enhanced with music, modern dance, comedy and some soul slam poetry that reveals a side to our humanity that we all too often are afraid to face. It’s a journey of truth that soaks the human heart in a melting pot of emotions. With a wholesome meaning in the message Tell Me How You Feel reflects light into a world that is too often shadowed by secrets in the dark.

Tell Me How You Feel is being staged at Bechet High School, 34 Barns Road in Sydenham, on May 5 and 6 at 19h30 and on May 7 at 15h00. Tickets R100 (children under 12 half price) booked through


Simon Addy and Lynette Hoyle will be among the artists represented at Art in the Park 2017 to be held in the Botanical Gardens in Pietermaritzburg from May 3 to 7. Show times: Wednesday to Saturday from 10h00 to 20h00 and Sunday from 10h00 to 16h00.

“Come join us again at the ever beautiful 'Art in the Park' in the new venue, Botanic Gardens Pietermaritzburg. It’s a stunning spot–we are all very happy with it,” says Simon Addy. “The weather’s been great so far but might get cold so remember to bring all the warming stuff like scarves, gloves, credit cards and red wine.”

For more information on these artists’ work email  or visit


Opening at the KZNSA Gallery on May 2 is the thought-provoking exhibition Marlene De Beer: Genealogy.

This project reappraises historical interpretations of Afrikaner female subjectivity and cultural ideological representations.

De Beer explains her body of work:

“My work serves as a visual re-storying of the muted voices of three of my female ancestors, giving voice to some of the more hidden aspects of their narratives, and forms part of an attempt to establish a maternal genealogy. Afrikaner women stand accused of enthusiastic participation in their roles as Volksmoeders. These women’s seeming collusion with an oppressive and prescriptive patriarchy was largely due to internalisation of their own ascribed inferior positions as women in a male-dominated culture.

“I attempt to demonstrate how sublimation, for women, occurs within a prescriptive patriarchal cultural and social context, which invalidates the accusation that women might be consciously colluding in the maintenance of a phallocentric world order. Without adequate access to sublimatory expression and due to male control of the Symbolic order of culture and language, an empowered feminine Imaginary has been difficult to conceptualise, and women thus run the risk of remaining trapped within a societal Symbolic not of their making. My intention therefore, is to draw attention to ‘maternal debt’ that has been omitted, due to universal historical patriarchal interpretations, and to afford voices to the mute women who served as silent corporeal foils for men.”

Marlene de Beer is a lecturer in Jewellery Design at the Durban University of Technology. The exhibition forms part of her PhD degree in Visual Arts at Stellenbosch University and contributes to the conceptualisation of a feminine Imaginary.

The exhibition will be opened on May 2at 17h30 for 18h00 by Marí Peté, a poet with numerous published solo collections. She is Senior Lecturer (e-Learning Innovation & Research) in the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching of the Durban University of Technology. Her poetry is available at

Marlene De Beer: Genealogy will run until May 21. 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