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CENTENARY FAIRE (article first published : 2001-09-20)

From September 22 until 24 from 09h00 until late, Mitchell Park will be abuzz with the Mitchell Park Zoo Centenary Faire – A Cultural Experience.

In celebration of the area’s 100th birthday, Mitchell Park Zoo will take a step back in time to the year 1900 to present a period festival which celebrates all the cultures of Durban. Some of the events on offer include a traditional breakfast offering foods from all cultures; a Victorian tea with Scottish and Irish Dancing, and a book-signing by the author of Mitchell Park’s history, Professor Donal McCracken.

Other entertainment highlights will be traditional Zulu dancing; a children’s choir; pipe and military bands; a funfair; pond rides; Art-In-The-Park; culture market (foods, crafts, herbs etc) and a Victorian pub. Music ranges from orchestral music to jazz artists as well as Indian and African song and dance.




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