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NBS HOUSE & GARDEN SHOW (article first published : 2003-06-25)

This year’s front-runner amongst South African consumer shows, the NBS House & Garden Show opens at the Durban Exhibition Centre on June 27 and runs until July 6.

An anticipated 90,000 people are expected to experience this ten-day shopping adventure, exploring the newest trends showcased in Durban's premier home and lifestyle show which extends over 16,000 square metres of the latest and best in home, garden and lifestyle products.

Home-grown style is the theme for the 2003 NBS House & Garden Show – looking to the everyday and local things to provide inspiration. As people today are 'custom-making' their own lifestyles rather than following the dictates of prescribed trends, ‘home-grown style’ is also intended to encourage artistic license in dreaming up your home environment.

The vibrancy of colour as a living part of the environment will also be celebrated by exhibitors such as the popular NSA Gallery which has invited prominent and upcoming Durban artists to exhibit works, interpreting the show's 'home-grown style' theme.

Ten artists will each exhibit one of their artworks selected by NSA’s Curator, Storm van Rensburg. Each artwork will be individually ‘mounted’ against a panel painted in a complementary background colour, and ‘captioned’ to enhance interactive viewer response from visitors to the show.

This year, East Coast Radio, goes all out to provide great fun at Rythmic Beat’s stand at the show: a Sony Play Station Challenge takes place on the first Saturday and youngsters can pre-enter this vibey virtual showdown. Then it’s a case of “move over Pop Idols here comes Pop Parents - youngsters can pre-enter their parents in this hilarious send-up of the popular reality show to take place on the last Sunday of the show. Ten names will be drawn for what promises to be a highly entertaining showcase of parent talent.

For seasoned collectors of fine artifacts, as well as newcomers to this fascinating pasttime, Passage to the Past offers a not-to-be-missed opportunity of exploring a wealth of antiques and collectables in a centre-court scene, displaying the art of fine living from the past.

On weekends Mulbry Bear will entertain children while their parents take advantage of the show specials and good value shopping, all under one roof. .

The NBS House & Garden Show is open weekdays from 11h00 to 22h00 (Saturdays 10h00 to 22h00 and Sundays 10h00 to 20h00). Tickets R28 (R16 students, scholars & senior citizens over 60). Children under 12 have free admission.

Details of the event on 031 368 7630 or visit www.housegardenshow.co.za




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