2011-02-11 11:00

ArtEC Gallery in Port Elizabeth is calling for artists to send in submissions that explore the concept of the tokoloshe, in any medium.

The pieces that are selected will go to this year’s National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.
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The work of fresh, young design talents will be showcased for the first time. Under the banner “No Kak”, students from South Africa and Sweden will be working together on products that cause no damage to the environment.

Organised by Eco Design Initiative, those interested can visit Iziko Slave Lodge from February 27 to March 9. 021?481?3890.

After the success of the inaugural Durban FilmMart last year, the organisers are again calling for young filmmakers to submit films for inclusion.

This programme, which runs concurrently with the Durban International Film Festival, comprises masterclasses as well as giving young filmmakers direct contact with investors and producers. Apply at before Tuesday.

Wits University invites all the culture vultures to the O-Week Programme, which runs from tomorrow until Friday.

Wits Main Theatre hosts a drama double bill, The Boys From the Ashes and Waiting for Jack.

The Downstairs Theatre hosts a dance double bill, Faultlines and Exile in My Body. The other five pieces – Ask Walter, Red Peter’s Way Out, Read My Lips,

My Uncle Oswald and Broken Glasses – will be hosted at the Amphitheatre and Nunnery. Tickets are R10 a performance. 011?717?1376.

The Black Tie Ensemble does their final Valentine Enchantment concert today at the State Theatre at 3.30pm.

This yearly collection of arias celebrating love features the soaring vocals of soprano Loveline Madumo and Bongiwe Madlala, as well as the low notes of Dikgang Mantoro.

With music from Carmen, The Marriage of Figaro and Don Pasquale, the bill also includes less classical choices such as Some Enchanted Evening from Rodgers and ­Hammerstein’s South ­Pacific. Book at ­Computicket.

Traditional Christmas ballet The Nutcracker, performed by the South African Ballet Theatre Company, comes to Sand du Plessis Theatre from March 9 to 12.

Also on is John Kani’s Nothing But the Truth. Tickets are R30 for scholars.

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