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WIN: NWJ Bridal and Events Show

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— Competition Closed —

I do, I do, I do
Calling all brides to KZN’s premier wedding expo, March 4 – 6

You’re invited to have and to hold everything you’ll need, to create the best day of your life.
From this day forward, plan your schedule around the Durban Exhibition Centre where you are invited to waltz through the largest and most comprehensive wedding expo in all of KZN – the NWJ Bridal and Events Show.

On at the Durban Exhibition Centre from Friday March 4 to Sunday March 6, this year’s NWJ Bridal and Events Show will premier an all-new Future Bride Wedding Theatre. You’re invited to sample food, wine, champagne, as well as pick up on tips and tricks for choosing your perfect suppliers. If you need help visualizing your magical day in full colour, the new hair and makeup makeover sessions will be top of your visit list.

With over 120 top local suppliers, you’ll find more than a few things to love and to hold as you prepare to say, “I do”. Immerse yourself in gorgeous gowns straight off the runway of two daily fashion shows, as well as an opportunity to peruse niche suppliers such as Carma Enchanted who create fantasy-fuelled, hand-crafted flower crowns.

As you delight in all the show specials, add a little sparkle to your special day – take advantage of the exclusive 50% discount from NWJ Fine Jewellery.

Until dress do you part, the NWJ Bridal and Event’s Show’s solemn vow to you is an expo full of all the inspiration, information and specials you need to plan your perfect day.

Get to the Durban Exhibition Centre, 11 Walnut Road:

Friday, 4 March 2016 17:00 to 21:00
Saturday, 5 March 2016 09:30 to 17:00
Sunday, 6 March 2016 09:30 to 17:00

Daily fashion show times 11:00 & 15:00

Tickets cost R75 per person and will be available to purchase at the door on the day.

For more information visit the following places online:
www.nwjbridalshow.co.za

 

WIN WIN WIN!!!!

Durbanite have two double tickets to give away to the NWJ Bridal Show. To enter, all you need to do is comment below with the one thing you’re hoping to find at the show.

Winners will be announced on Monday 29 February 2016.

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15 Comments

  1. Tasnim

    17 February 2016 at 10:45 am

    accessories…..(and creative ideas)

  2. Cayley Sedgbeer-Williams

    17 February 2016 at 10:54 am

    We are hoping to find the perfect photographer and videographer to capture every bit of love that is given on our special day ♡ Finding the perfect dress would be a bonus too ♡

  3. Adele Conibear

    17 February 2016 at 10:54 am

    I am a maid of honour at my sister wedding and we really looking to this event! We are hopping to get lots of ideas for the reception example Table decor, flower arrangements, unique favors ext. We also really hoping to find ideas for bridesmaids dresses. We are really batteling to find nice bridesmaid dresses in Durban!

  4. Joles

    17 February 2016 at 10:54 am

    Soooooooooooo hoping to find a suitable wedding venue. We’re engaged for 1 month now and already have the planning jitters. We need a photographer, videographer, caterer soon after we sort out the venue 🙂

  5. Kerry-Lee Gurr

    17 February 2016 at 10:55 am

    I just got engaged and am super excited. I would like to find nice “thank you” presents for my guests.

  6. Kavish 'El Kavi' Visram

    17 February 2016 at 10:56 am

    Decor and Jewellery

  7. Roxanne Chutthergoon

    17 February 2016 at 11:45 am

    Would love to see latest wedding dress designs

  8. Lauren

    17 February 2016 at 12:01 pm

    I would love to see some really unique ideas for bridal wear and undergarments for my special day.

  9. Arusha Rampersad

    17 February 2016 at 9:26 pm

    A gorgeous ring.

  10. Terri Stephenson

    19 February 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Hoping to find a venue and a dress!!

  11. Yuvi

    24 February 2016 at 8:17 am

    I am hoping to find that very special dress as well as a variety and divetsity of wedding ideas ranging from decor, gift ideas to flowers and catering and the list goes on!

  12. Katherine Ann Venniker

    24 February 2016 at 8:33 am

    I am hoping to find an amazing caterer for our special day or a fantastic venue!!

  13. Ty

    24 February 2016 at 8:55 am

    Hoping to pick up some creative ideas and wedding suppliers for our big day.

  14. Denae Dorothy Leigh Smith

    29 February 2016 at 9:31 am

    Would love to win these tickets, I am hoping to find my dream dress and some decor inspiration!

  15. Julie Wilson

    2 March 2016 at 10:10 am

    I am hoping to find a mother of the bride dress to complement my daughter’s beautiful wedding day.

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Durban Mother’s Day Concert: Top 5 reasons why the Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert is the ultimate Mother’s Day outing this Sunday.

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Top 5 reasons why the Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert is the ultimate Mother’s Day outing this Sunday.

 

Tickets on sale from Webtickets.

 

Old Mutual Music at the Lake: Mother’s Day featuring Mango Groove and Aaron McIlroy

As Mother’s Day approaches, families in Durban have the perfect opportunity to celebrate in style at the highly anticipated Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Durban Botanic Gardens, this special concert on Sunday, May 12 promises an unforgettable experience for all.

 

Here are the top five reasons why you should spend Mother’s Day at Music at the Lake:

 

Legendary Live Performance:

Prepare to be mesmerized by the legendary Mango Groove as they take the stage with their unique blend of pop, rock, and traditional South African music. Their infectious energy and timeless hits will create a magical atmosphere that’s perfect for celebrating Mother’s Day.

 

Comedic Entertainment:

Alongside Mango Groove, comedian Aaron McIlroy will keep the laughter flowing with his comedic talents. From hilarious anecdotes to clever observations, Aaron’s performance guarantees a side-splitting experience for all ages.

 

Spectacular Venue:

Nestled around the picturesque Lake area of the Durban Botanic Gardens, this event offers more than just music. Attendees can immerse themselves in the beauty of one of Africa’s oldest botanic gardens, surrounded by lush greenery and serene waters.

 

Community Spirit:

Sponsored by Old Mutual, the Music at the Lake series is a testament to the power of community and cultural heritage. Through their support, Old Mutual aims to create lasting memories and bring people together through the universal language of music.

 

Picnic-Style Experience:

Bring your own food and drinks and relax on the shaded lawns of the gardens as you enjoy a delightful picnic-style afternoon. With Cooler boxes charged at only R50 at the gate, attendees can indulge in a feast for the senses while soaking in the vibrant sounds of the live performance.

 

“We’re thrilled to be part of such a special event, celebrating love, connection, and kindness on Mother’s Day,” said Claire Johnston from Mango Groove. “Join us at the Durban Botanic Gardens for an unforgettable afternoon of music, laughter, and cherished moments.”

 

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to celebrate Mother’s Day with your loved ones in a setting that blends nature, music, and laughter. Secure your tickets now from Webtickets and make memories that will last a lifetime.

 

EVENT INFO:

 

Old Mutual Music at the Lake: Mother’s Day featuring Mango Groove and Aaron McIlroy

Date: Sunday 12 May

Venue: Durban Botanic Gardens

Times: Gates open 13h00 – Music starts 14h00 – Show ends 17h00.

PLEASE NOTE: Cooler boxes charged R50 at the gate. Bring your own picnic, drinks, chairs and blankets.

Ticket link: https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/Event.aspx?itemid=1546391165

 

Follow Music at The Lake online:

Official Website: ww.musicatthelake.co.za

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MATLDBN

Instagram: www.instagram.com/musicatthelake

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Durban Mother’s Day Concert: The Old Mutual Music at the Lake

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The Old Mutual Music at the Lake series returns for a special Mother’s Day concert on 12 May at the Durban Botanic Gardens.

 

Old Mutual Music at the Lake: Mother’s Day featuring Mango Groove and Aaron McIlroy

Date: Sunday 12 May
Venue: Durban Botanic Gardens
Times: Gates open 13h00 – Music starts 14h00 – Show ends 17h00.

PLEASE NOTE:
~ Cooler boxes charged R50 at the gate.
~ Bring your own picnic, drinks, chairs and blankets.

 

Ticket Prices

Phase 1:

Adults (Over 12) R195
Kids (U12) R100
Kids (U4) R10

Phase 2:

Adults (Over 12) R225
Kids (U12) R110
Kids (U4) R10

Phase 3:

Adults (Over 12) R250
Kids (U12) R120
Kids (U4) R10

 

Ticket Link:
https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/Event.aspx?itemid=1546391165

 

The highly anticipated Old Mutual Music at the Lake series is back with a special concert in celebration of Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 12. The event will take place at the stunning Durban Botanic Gardens, nestled around the picturesque Lake area.

Music enthusiasts and families alike can look forward to an unforgettable live performance by the legendary Mango Groove, known for their unique sound that blends pop, rock, and traditional South African music. In addition, comedian Aaron McIlroy will entertain the audience with his comedic talents, making this concert an unmissable experience for all ages.

Claire Johnston from Mango Groove is excited to return to Durban Botanic Gardens for the concert, saying “We’re so thrilled to be coming back to this glorious venue for the first time in several years. Mothers’ Day is the perfect opportunity as we get to celebrate love, connection and kindness”.

The Old Mutual Music at the Lake series is the longest-running live music series in KwaZulu-Natal, offering a relaxing and entertaining Sunday afternoon in a beautiful outdoor setting. The event is staged at the Durban Botanic Gardens Lake area, the oldest botanic gardens in Africa, providing a serene backdrop with its lush gardens and abundant wildlife.

“Old Mutual’s sponsorship of the Music at the Lake series underscores our deep-rooted commitment to nurturing community spirit and celebrating cultural heritage. We believe in the power of music to bring people together and create lasting memories, especially on occasions as special as Mother’s Day. Our support for this series shows our dedication to the arts and the communities we serve. We are proud to create platforms where talent, laughter, and family joy can flourish in the heart of Durban’s historic Botanic Gardens,” said Thobile Tshabalala, Head of Brand at Old Mutual.

Attendees are invited to bring their own food and drinks (cooler boxes charged R50 at the gate), blankets, and camping chairs to enjoy a delightful picnic-style afternoon on the shaded lawns of the gardens. Concert-goers can soak in the vibrant sounds of the live performance while observing an array of birdlife, including pelicans and spoonbills flying overhead.

Celebrate Mother’s Day with your loved ones at the Durban Botanic Gardens and experience an afternoon of exceptional music and comedy. Don’t miss out on this unique event that blends nature, music, and laughter! Get your tickets now from Webtickets.

 

Follow Music at The Lake online:

Official Website: www.musicatthelake.co.za

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MATLDBN

Instagram: hwww.instagram.com/musicatthelake/

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Durbanite Spotlight: The Kickstands

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In our latest Durbanite encounter, we step into the world of The Kickstands, a band that’s as vibrant and energetic as the city we all love. Welcome to another feature on Durbanart, where today we’re hanging out with Gary Nixon from The Kickstands. As they get ready for Splashy Fen and continue to make music that resonates with so many, we’re excited to chat with Gary about a few things: their tunes, what they love about Durban, and some fun, little-known facts.

Let’s jump into our chat with Gary and discover some new angles on both the band and our beloved Durban.

 

1. What draws you to Durban?

An active, outdoors lifestyle and the strong sense of community people share here.

2. Where is your favourite place to have breakfast in Durban, and why?

Mayfair, Durban North! Delicious, consistent and holds loads of memories

3. What Durban experience do all visitors need to try?

Promenade run/walk in the morning, swim around the peer and a Springbok game at Kings Park.

 

4. Nothing beats water, but where is a good Café or Bar in Durban?

Surf Riders

 

5. If you had to recommend a Durban spot to stay for the weekend, to an out-of-towner, where would you suggest?

If you’ve got the bucks, Oyster Box is mint! Otherwise come crash on my couch!

 

6. When did you know that music was your thing?

When people started paying me to do what I loved doing anyway

 

7. What’s your go-to shower song?

NOFX – Linoleum

8. You’re playing at Splashy Fen again this year. How many Splashy Fen’s have you been to? How many of those have you performed at?

I’ve been to 12 Splashy Fens, this will be my 11th time performing.

 

9. What’s your favourite thing about Splashy Fen?

The people, it’s what makes it what it is. Revelry.

 

10. Your Top Three Things to take to Splashy Fen?

My guitar, the vibes, and every year I try to convince a friend that’s never been to Splashy to come with me!

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