What's on 7 February

2008-02-07 00:00

Pmb Art: Opening at 3.30 pm today in the Tatham’s Schreiner Gallery, is a new exhibition, Edendale Excells. This is a celebration of four artists with links to Edendale — Gerard Bhengu, Michael Zondi, Chickenman Mkhize and Siyabonga Sikosana. The guest speaker at the opening is Jannie van Heerden, senior subject advisor in visual art at the Department of Education. This exhibition is a joint initiative by the Greater Edendale Development Initiative (GEDI) and the Tatham. Gallery hours are 10 am to 6 pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Information: 033 392 2801.

Durban Music: The first concert in the KZNPO’s Summer Season is tonight at 7.30 pm in the Durban City Hall. This is a non-subscription gala concert conducted by the French maestro, Roberto Benzi and with violin soloist Bin Huang playing Bruch’s lyrical and dramatic Violin Concerto No. 1. The concert also features Roussel’s evocative Bacchus et Ariane: Suite No. 2 and Debussy’s Prelude a liapres-midi diun faune. Booking is at Computicket, or to subscribe to three or more concerts in the season (which can mean a saving of up to 25%), phone 031 369 9404/369 9477/369 9438 or e-mail bookings@kznpo.co.za

Durban Theatre: Think Theatre’s staging of Hamlet at the Playhouse runs from today to March 7 directed by Clare Mortimer with Iain Ewok Robinson in the title role. There is a public performance today at 7 pm. The production is part of the Playhouse’s 2008 schools season. School’s performances at 9 am and noon Mondays to Fridays until March 7, and at noon only on February 7 and February 29. Booking is through Computicket.

Pmb Art: The Tatham Art Gallery’s New Acquisitions exhibition runs until May 4. This showcases works bought by and donated to the gallery over the last couple of years, as well as some older pieces that have been in the Tatham but never accessioned into the collection and paintings that have hung in the city hall since the days that the gallery was housed there. Some of the works were bought on local exhibitions, from Jabulisa 2006 and from last year’s Echo Craft Bazaar. Gallery hours are 10 am to 6 pm, Tuesday to Sunday. For more information, phone 033 392 2801.

Pmb Art: The exhibition of Wearable Art by Sue Akerman, Annette McMaster, Jutta Faulds and Clare Smith in the Café and 3D Galleries continues this month. Some pieces are on exhibit only and others are for sale. There are also angels, mosaics, papier-mâché pieces and jewellery by Macs members and wire birds by Wesley Flanagan. For more information, phone 033 386 6500 (mornings). Phone 033 346 0690 to book your table.

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