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I heart Market – February Sale Market Saturday 3 February: 9am – 2pm

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February is the month of love and the I heart Market will celebrate with its traditional bi-annual “sale” market on Saturday 3 February from 9am to 2pm at  Northlands Primary School, in Durban North.

Following two busy and packed festive season markets in its new home at Northlands Primary School, which was well received by customers, February’s I heart Market will offer a range of discounted products.

“We were over the moon with the turn for our first markets at Northlands Primary, with a steady stream of customers, and great sales for our traders who are all small business entrepreneurs,” enthuses Manager of the Market, Tanith Molliere. “Our February market is kind of the “January Sales” market with great offers to help those budgets that may have been stretched during the holidays.”

February’s Market promises a magical shopping experience with wares created with love and care by local artisans and small businesses, reflecting a deep commitment to their artistry and craft.  With Valentine’s Day just around the corner – there will also be a gorgeous array of “romantically-inspired” products available.

As always, the market is filled with handmade treasures ranging from fine leather goods, unusual ceramics, exquisite jewellery and accessories, innovative visual art, home decor, plants, clothing, condiments and pickles, cured meats, a delightful selection of delicious baked goods. Of course, the usual mouth-watering array of food truck eats, catering to every palate including vegan and vegetarian.

There is also a secure play area for children between the ages of 1 and 6, with qualified Teacher’s Assistants in attendance available for the morning for those parents who want to take a break to shop or enjoy some delicious food. There is a fee of R100 for the morning or part thereof. A “pram park” is also available for people to leave their prams whilst shopping to help avoid congestion in the hall.

The market is housed in the school hall and surrounding gardens from 9am to 2pm, and takes place rain or shine as most of the traders are under cover.  Parking is available in designated school areas, with security guards to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

For more info contact info@iheartmkt.com.

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East Coast Radio House + Garden Showcases Diverse Crafts and DIY Experiences

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The East Coast Radio House + Garden Show is back, and this year it promises to be a haven for craft enthusiasts and those seeking interactive DIY experiences. Crafting has come a long way from scrapbooking and papier-mâché, we have an incredible line up of specialist crafters that will expand your imagination! With a focus on engaging activities for all, this year’s craft traders will offer a variety of hands-on experiences at their stalls. From crafts for the kiddies to offerings for health and beauty enthusiasts and creative entrepreneurs, visitors can expect an exciting showcase of talent, innovation, and creativity.

Craft for the Kiddies
A Toy for You, distributor of toy brand Melissa & Doug, will be a highlight of the East Coast Radio House + Garden Show. Renowned for their classic wooden toys and realistic pretend play sets, Melissa & Doug products inspire creative thinking through screen-free open-ended play. At the show, visitors will have the opportunity to see and purchase top Melissa & Doug items that are well-crafted and designed to ignite the imagination. The exhibit will also feature a colorful and creative play zone where children can engage with popular toys, such as a wooden kitchen, art easel, and wellness area. Daily themed activities, including sand art and slime workshops, will also be hosted, providing children with countless ways to encourage creativity, imagination, learning, and discovery.

Craft for Health and Beauty Enthusiasts
Alchemists’ Lab offers a unique and new way to experience self-care. With a focus on discovering top-notch, safe, and naturally derived skincare products for diverse skin types, The Alchemists’ Lab sources and develops high-quality, locally sourced ingredients. Visitors to their exhibit will have the opportunity to engage in a live interactive Bath Bomb and Bath Salts Station. Participants can personally tailor their products using premium ingredients, choosing scents, colours, and botanicals to create bath bombs and salts that suit their preferences. This immersive crafting experience allows individuals to unleash their creativity and produce items that bring joy and tangible health benefits. In addition to exclusive show discounts, visitors who tag Alchemists’ Lab on social media will receive a promo code for their online store. Every purchase made at their stall during the House + Garden Show will enter visitors into a giveaway to win an entire range of their products.

Craft for Creative Entrepreneurs
Cricut™, a worldwide phenomenon and pioneer in smart cutting machines, opens doors for small business owners and creative individuals through their user-friendly app and versatile devices. Their cutting-edge technology enables the personalisation of various items, from custom cards to unique apparel. At the East Coast Radio House + Garden Show, the highly anticipated EasyPress 3 will be made available for purchase. This portable heat press combines speed and convenience with the genius of the Cricut Heat™ app. Visitors at the Cricut stand will have the opportunity to participate in a “spin the wheel” activation and win the chance to personalise a mug, water bottle, or t-shirt free of charge. The aim is to inspire creativity through hands-on experiences, ensuring that everyone leaves the Show with a sense of accomplishment and takes home a personalised item they can cherish. Make sure to visit the Cricut stand for daily prize giveaways and stand a chance to win an exciting Business In A Box competition.

“The East Coast Radio House + Garden Show offers a unique platform for craft traders to showcase their talents and engage visitors in exciting DIY experiences. Whether it’s exploring the world of imaginative play, indulging in self-care through customised products, or unlocking creativity for aspiring entrepreneurs, you will find an array of creative exhibitors ready to inspire your inner artist,” shares Cairey Baxter-Bruce, Show Director of the House + Garden Show.

For more information and to stay updated on the latest news about the East Coast Radio House + Garden Show sponsored by Plascon, visit www.housegardenshow.co.za or follow @housegardenshow on Instagram and Facebook.

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Julie Andrews – Uncut

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Julie Andrews – Uncut: An acclaimed one-woman production from East London which celebrates the phenomenal life, career and music of much adored timeless icon of stage and screen, Dame Julie Andrews, comes to the Rhumbelow Theatre in Durban for one weekend only – from 9 until 11 December.

Julie Andrews is an English actress, singer, and author, who has been honoured with a host of accolades and awards throughout her career spanning over seven decades, acknowledging her enormous body of work. She is also dubbed Britain’s “youngest prima donna”, as a 13-year-old Andrews became the youngest solo performer ever to be seen in a Royal Variety Performance on 1 November 1948 – the annual fund-raising gala event attended by senior members of the Royal Family.

She is known and loved for her enduring feature films – Mary PoppinsThe Sound of MusicVictor / Victoria and more recently The Princess Diaries. As a voice artist, her distinctive voice appeared in ShrekDespicable Me and Bridgerton.

She is widely known as a composed, elegant, well-spoken and a typical English lady. A lady and a dame (In 2000, Andrews was made a dame by the late Queen Elizabeth for her services to the performing arts). But not born of noble blood. Julie Andrews is a self-made woman. She spent her childhood performing on the Vaudeville circuit, singing and dancing, two shows a day, six days a week, alongside Pops and Barbara Andrews. Little Julie would stand on a crate to sing a duet with Pops while mom Barbara accompanied them on piano.  All was not well in the Andrews family. Pops’ drinking was out of control. He was a violent drunk, completely unemployable. So the Julie became the sole provider for the bickering Andrews clan.

Vaudeville was her training ground, Broadway made her and Hollywood immortalised her.  Julie Andrews – Uncut tells the of the rials and tribulations that shaped Julie Andrews into a shining star.

Julie Andrews Uncut features Alison Hillstead, and is written and directed by Amanda Bothma with musical director and pianist:  Nathan Johannisen.  The production is the latest offering from Wela Kapela – an East London-based production company, established in 2019 to create opportunities for performers from East London, creating fresh new work to encourage new audiences. To this end, at least one of their productions annually is targeted at a younger audience.  “Wela Kapela” is a colloquial phrase often used by young people in Cape Town, to tease or to boast.

 

Good To Know:

R 180-00 a ticket

Bring food picnic baskets or buy at the venue.

Limited secure parking available

Booking is essential.

Bar Available

(no alcohol may be brought on to the premises)

Cell 0824998636   / email  roland@stansell.co.za   / Computicket /  http://events.durbantheatre.com/

Friday 09 December 2022 – 19.30

Saturday 10 December 2022 – 14.00 & 19.30

Sunday 11 December 2022 – 14.00 & 17.00

(Venue opens 90 minutes before show for drinks)

Running Time 60 min.

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FLATFOOT ACCESS DANCE FESTIVAL 2022

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Durban’s much-loved FLATFOOT DANCE COMPANY is delighted to offer its first FLATFOOT ACCESS DANCE FESTIVAL 2022 at 6.30pm on 25 November at the Courtyard Theatre, Durban University of Technology. Three new works created by FLAFTFOOT will be showcased celebrating the power of dance to transcend narrow definitions of who can dance.

FLATFOOT’s approach to community dance development in KZN, has seen it offering what artistic director, Dr. Lliane Loots calls, “a dance philosophy and practice we refer to as ‘living democracy’ where we find ways to make dance accessible to all no matter physical or intellectual ability, geography, race, gender and any other intersectional category around identity”.

The Company has nationally spearheaded one of South Africa’s only dance programmes with dancers living with Down Syndrome affectionately called the FLATFOOT Downie Dance Company. This programme began in 2017 and continues with four incredible dancers, Kevin Govender, Michaela Munro, Charles Phillips and Karl Hebbelman. Working in a partnering methodology that sees the FLATFOOT company dancers working alongside, this festival offers three works.

The first is Loots’s collaboration with the dancers called ‘same difference’ that premiered to standing ovations at SIBIKWA’s Body Moves Festival in Johannesburg in October 2022. Loots says, “same difference is an idiomatic phrase often used in English that indicates that two things are not really different in any important way. This was the starting point into creating a dance work that plots the meetings and partings of a group of 8 South African dancers who journey into way of seeing one another”.

The second work on offer, sees FLATFOOT partnering with guest choreographer from Chicago (USA) Sydney Erlikh who has come to Durban to share integrated dance practices with FLATFOOT.  Erlikh is an artist, educator and doctoral candidate in Disability Studies at the University of Illinois Chicago. She was co-awarded a 2019-2020 Schweitzer Fellowship which lead to the creation of the Inclusive Dance Workshop Series at Access Living in Chicago. Talking about her new work with FLATFOOT and the FLATFOOT Downie Dance Company called “Shield of the Heart”, Erlikh says “in a world where safety is a concern, those who guide you become a shield you wear on your heart. We all came together here in Durban as a disability community to share knowledge and culture. This dance work – our dance work – is a score that will never be the same. Through it, we share our vulnerability and create safety for one another. The dance piece asks where you find safety and who has been a shield for your heart”.

The final work on the programme is a collaboration between Loots, FLATFOOT and Julia Pitt, a dancer living with cerebral palsy. Julia has always considered herself a dancer and has literally watched every local performance FLATFOOT has ever done. A chance meeting started a working process in February of 2022, and this festival offers Julia’s first public performance with the company. Loots has worked collaboratively with Pitt and FLATFOOT’s Jabu Siphika and Zinhle Nzama to create an intimated and moving trio called “perpetual motion”.

Tickets are R50. Seating is limited so booking is essential. Contact Clare on flatfootdancecompany@gmail.com

Pre-booked tickets can be collected at the Courtyard box office from 45mins before the start of show on Friday 25 November

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