What’s on in PMB

2017-02-15 06:01
PHOTO: supplied Moira Filmer as Gabby in Green Man Flashing.

PHOTO: supplied Moira Filmer as Gabby in Green Man Flashing.

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Valentine’s Ball

THE KZN Blind and Deaf Society will be hosting a post-Valentine’s Ball on 17 February at the PMB Rehab Centre (corner of Newholmes Road and Olympia Way, Northdale). Tickets cost R50 per person. For more information phone 033 397 9720.

Weekly yoga classes

YOGA classes for women take place on Wednesdays at 9am with a qualified instructor. Guided meditation is at 10am on Wednesdays. Music classes on Wednesdays at 6pm. Phone
079 880 3924, 083 262 4926 or 083 578 8020 for more information.

Paraphernalia of Suffering

Paraphernalia of Suffering will be taking part in this year’s Hexagon Mini-Fest at the Hexagon Theatre in PMB on 17 February at 8.30pm. This will be the local preview performance of the work before it travels to Dance Umbrella in JHB where it will be part of their Young Artists Programme on 5 March. Email hexagon@ukzn.ac.za for tickets.

‘Green Man Flashing’

The Hexagon Theatre stages Mike Van Graan’s Green Man Flashing until Thursday, 16 February at 7pm. Trump is president and Dlamini-Zuma may be South Africa’s first female head of state. Politics have never been so frightfully exciting. Van Graan’s Green Man Flashing takes us back over a decade into the terrain of South Africa’s political history and yet it asks much of the same questions persistent in present day conversation. Moira Filmer, Sabelo Cele, Sibusiso Nzama, Louise Buchler and Francis Menningke are a formidable cast, seducing us into courting the complicated psyche of transforming South Africa. Ultimately, the play beckons us to search, even in the most impossible of times, to find traces of South Africa’s rainbow. Email hexagon@ukzn.ac.za for tickets.

Linpark High School reunion

This reunion is open to all who attended Linpark High School in the 80s and 90s. It also marks the 20-year reunion of the class of 1997 and the 30-year reunion of the class of 1987. Partners are welcome. The event will take place on 25 February at The Club House in Ashburton from 4pm. Entry is R60. Drink and food available all night long. Music supplied to take you on journey of the 80s and 90s. Theme: 80s/90s dress-up or come as you are. Accommodation available close to venue. Email neil.
ferreiraza@gmail.com for more information.

Philatelic Exhibition

Saturdays 18 and 25 February at 11am, Dr Mike O’Connor will talk in the lecture theatre about Pietermaritzburg’s historic buildings, with reference to the Philatelic Exhibition that will be on show in the Lorna Ferguson Room from 14 to 25 May.

Alleyn Diesel

Throughout the year various lectures and talks take place in the gallery’s lecture theatre. A regular feature has been Dr Alleyn Diesel’s illustrated talks on the first Saturday of every month, which continue in 2017. The funds generated through these talks are used to buy handmade craft for the gallery shop. Diesel has selected the following interesting topics for the next two talks - 4 March: Sacred Cities of the World and 1 April: Pilgrimages. Each talk will take place in the lecture theatre in the Tatham Art Gallery and will last approximately one hour. Cost is R30 per person per talk, and booking is essential. To book phone Reena on 033 392 2823 or email reena.bhoodram@msun duzi.gov.za or phone or the gallery shop on 033 392 2828. Safe parking will be available in the Legislature grounds.

Maritzburg Philatelic Society Exhibit

This award-winning display, comprising stamps, postcards, commemorative envelopes and other memorabilia, celebrates the changing philately of Pietermaritzburg. This city has been the capital of the Republic of Natalia (1836-1844), the Colony of Natal (1844- 1910), the Province of Natal (1910- 1994), and is now that of KwaZulu-Natal. It spans the period from the arrival of the Voortrekkers to the present, and includes street and place names, early transport, and educational institutions. Also featured are regular events such as the Comrades Marathon, Duzi Canoe Race, Royal Agricultural Show, and aspects such as Victorian architecture, places of worship, Maritzburg United Football Club, the Natal Carbineers and provincial Nature Conservation, the Zulu War of 1879, and the two world wars. Dr Mike O’Connor, well-known genealogist with expert knowledge about our city, will present a series of talks. The exhibition takes place until Saturday 25 February. For more information
or to book phone Kobie on 033 3922 819 or email Kobie.venter@msundu zi.gov.za

Talking Parenting with Singakwenza

Be an informed, enlightened and effective parent by attending a presentation on “the legal, disciplinary and reputational risks of social media” by Lizzie Harrison (who works with Emma Sadler in social media law). Harrison will help us understand the social media landscape in South Africa, legal considerations of using social media, including defamation, privacy, hate speech and intellectual property, cyberbullying and harassment, sexting and pornography offences, the disciplinary consequences of using social media, person reputation management on social media (can our online content compromise potential scholarships, admission to university and future employment), online safety. The talk is on Wednesday, 22 February at 6pm at Cordwalles Preparatory School. The cost is R70 per person or R120 per couple. All proceeds go to charity www.singakwenza.org RSVP to linda@singakwenza.co.za or phone 082 321 1283.

Ovarian cancer talk and tea

An ovarian cancer talk and tea will take place on Saturday, 25 February at 9am at Msunduzi Hospice Conference Centre at 200 Zwartkop Road. Guest speaker will be Dr Hasinah Asmal from Hopelands Cancer Centre. The cost is R50 per person. All proceeds will go to Msunduzi Hospice.

Thandi House Golf Day

Thandi House is hosting a fund-raising golf day on Friday, 24 February at Victoria Country Club. Hole sponsorship costs R1 500 per hole (includes a 4Ball). The cost is R300 per person or R1 000 per 4 Ball. This includes breakfast, Half Way House voucher, dinner and prize giving. Tee off is at 10am. To book or for more information contact Michelle on 072 554 2581 or
michelle@prosyscom.co.za or Jannetta on 072 882 6950 or jannetta@prosys com.co.za

Ovarian cancer talk and tea

An ovarian cancer talk and tea will take place on Saturday, 25 February at 9am at Msunduzi Hospice Conference Centre at 200 Zwartkop Road. Guest speaker will be Dr Hasinah Asmal from Hopelands Cancer Centre. The cost is R50 per person. All proceeds will go to Msunduzi Hospice.

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