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DURBAN SUMMER SEASON 2005/6 (article first published : 2005-11-4)

Durban’s Summer Season over the holidays offers much entertainment.

Celebrate Summer at Wilson’s Wharf offers a large variety of events, including the Dockside Rock Concert on December 10, the Floating Gazebo for kids (December 10 to 26), the Frog Prince Fairytale (December 6 to24 with a free boat-ride), “Paddle and Potjie” a Duzi qualifier, coupled with a potjie contest and the New Year’s Eve Wharfside Bash - where you can book at one of the restaurants or picnic on the island. A highlight is Musho – the Performing Arts Network of South Africa’s one-person and two-person play festival to be held at the Catalina from January 7 to 15.

Ushaka Marine World will host Durban Bhangra Bash on November 19 as part of the Diwali season celebrations. Music with the Dolphins will be a reprise of the hugely successful concert hosted recently during the Celebrate Durban season on November 25.

Organised by the Rotary Club of Kloof, there will be a Carols by Candlelight concert on December 16 at the Makaranga Garden Lodge in Kloof. The Anglican, Catholic and Methodist churches in the area have all joined forces to make the evening a memorable one with music, choirs and a nativity pageant.

The highly successful, internationally-acclaimed and ever-innovative KwaMashu Community Advancement Project (KCAP) through its unique eKhaya Multi Arts Centre (EMAC) will launch the KwaMashu Film Festival from December 9 to18. This event will consist of skills-development sessions run by film-makers. There will be also an after-party featuring local and national DJs.

Looking after the city’s all-important sense of humour will be the Let Durban Laugh Comedy Festival hosted by the city and featuring an array of local, national, international and emerging comedians. This festival is fast developing a reputation for discovering exciting breakthrough talent.

The KORA 2005 Festival & Music Awards will take place on December 1, 2 and 4. Showcasing the live performances of 48 music artists, groups, African icons and Afro-American artistes on four stages at the ABSA Rugby Stadium, including an opening ceremony on December 1 broadcast live on about 80 TV Channels worldwide. The Awards Ceremony will be held on December 4 at the International Convention Centre.

“Durban promises a package of fun lively entertainment this festive season” says Durban’s Mayor, Cllr Obed Mlaba, “We have catered for such a broad range of tastes, there is something for everyone – from all walks of life. Now, we wait to welcome our guests from up country, abroad and from just up the road in true Durban style!”




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