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2016-12-20 06:01
KZNSA’s annual Christmas Fair, BUZZART is hosted at the KZNSA Gallery until 15 Jan 2017. Search for your stocking fillers, special Christmas table settings and personal treats. Photo: supplied

KZNSA’s annual Christmas Fair, BUZZART is hosted at the KZNSA Gallery until 15 Jan 2017. Search for your stocking fillers, special Christmas table settings and personal treats. Photo: supplied

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Visit the theatre

KZN’s premier theatre producers, the multi-award winning KickstArt, presents this sumptuous family pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, inspired by the Disney musical fantasy film, Frozen, which is currently on at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on the campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) until 8 January.

Performances at 2.30pm Tuesday to Sunday and 7pm on Fridays. No performances on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day. Book for all 2016 shows at Computicket: www.computicket.co.za. For block bookings contact Ailsa Windsor of Going Places: editor.goingplacessa@gmail.com, or 083 250 2690.

Art: Beyond Binaries

Durban Art Gallery: 11 December – 19 February 2017

Following months of refurbishment, the Durban Art Gallery reopens to the public on 11 December, with a new exhibition throughout all gallery spaces, entitled Beyond Binaries.

Beyond Binaries is a curated exhibition featuring work by 26 ar- tists.

The exhibition aims to open up discussion on the current climate of polarization and intolerance, and the increasing trend towards fixed, essentialised identities.

Beyond Binaries features works with video, photography, paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, wire and mixed media works on show.

South African born artists are complemented by their peers born in African countries as well as artists born in India, China and Germany.

DAG is open seven days a week: Monday to Saturday from 8.30am until 3.45pm, and Sundays from 11am until 3.45pm. Entry is free and all are welcome.

For more info, contact the Gallery on 031 311 2264 or 9 or email: Jabu.Mngwengwe@durban.gov.za (weekdays). DAG is on the second floor of the magnificent Durban City Hall building; enter opposite the Playhouse in the heart of the city of Durban.

Retail: KZNSA BUZZART 2016

KZNSA’s annual Christmas Fair, BUZZART is open. Come and search for your stocking fillers, special Christmas table settings and personal treats. All goods are locally produced and there’s an abundance of original art, homeware, books, fashion, bags and jewellery.

The KZNSA is a not-for-profit, member-based, public benefit arts organisation – situated in 166 Bulwer Road in Glenwood. For more info: Angela Shaw, 083 384 3660 or email: ashaw@kznsagallery.co.za or Gloria Hoff, shop@kznsagallery.co.za, 031 277 1700. It is open until 15 January 2017.

Children’s Christmas Theatre at Rhumbelow

This Christmas Season, the Rhumbelow Theatre hides a secret… come on down to deepest, darkest Um- bilo where a host of characters await.

You’ll meet a greedy King and his evil wife, the Queen, her vicious pet crow, and their son the Prince, as well as the much drinking, foolish- talking Miller and his beautiful daughter and a host of other village characters.

Not forgetting the strange creature that lives in the woods, singing to himself in the dead of night.

Join Clare Mortimer, Rowan Bartlett and Mthokozisi Zulu daily as they take you through the woods and back, armed with masks and puppets, to bring you the tale of Rumpelstiltskin! The show includes a short Christmas decoration making workshop to clear the cobwebs of creativity.

Show Running time: 60 minutes, a short break and then a workshop. Suitable for kids aged three to 300. Snacks and juices are on sale. Hot Dogs on sale between shows if you are booked for both shows on the same day.

Book at Computicket or phone or email Roland for bookings. Email: roland@stansell.za.net or events.durbantheatre.com or phone 082 499 8636.

Christmas Cheer

For some Christmas cheer, visit the Rhumbelow Theatre on 23 and 24 December. Check out their website for times.

With only four performances, come along to the Rhumbelow Theatre and get into the Christmas mood with a little Christmas cheer, a great family choice for this festive season.

Join guitarist Barry Thomson, keyboardist Dawn Selby, bassist Jason Andrew and vocalist Marion Loudon. Sticking to previous year’s winning formula, the song sheet offers hits from festive season shows in which the ace team of musicians and singers have featured in recent years, a merry mix of Rock-n-Roll party favourites, saluting all things festive with a sprinkling of some favourite jolly holiday Christmas sing-a-long favourites.

Book at Computicket or email Roland for bookings 082 499 8636 or email roland@stansell.za.net or events.durbantheatre.com.

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