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Events, Auditions, Theatre News and Bursaries

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uShaka Auditions

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Damien Tomaselli, AFDA Durban Lecturer in Cinematography, Image & Data has been selected to represent Bodybuilding South Africa in the upcoming IFBB (International Federation for Bodybuilders) World Bodybuilding Championships that will be held in Kiev, Ukraine from Wednesday, 11 September till Monday, 16 September.

AFDA Film, TV and Performance School (Durban Campus) is pleased to participate for a second year at The Witness Hilton Arts Festival from 12-15 September 2013. We will be situated in the same venue (classroom) in the Crookes Block adjacent to the Tops Spar Long Table. Next to the corridor coming from the Medics and Red Alert Station.

This year we will again be offering short workshops and screenings of some of our AFDA student short films. Entrance is free but seating availability is limited and access will be granted on a first come first served basis. We urge people to arrive on time before the door closes so as not to disrupt the workshop/ screening.

(Source – AFDA)

Theatre news

Shirley Valentine

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, 11 – 22 September

The third Durban production of the year for Durban’s greatest theatrical export, KickstArt,  presents a revival of their multi award-winning production of Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell, at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 11-22 September, starring Lisa Bobbert.

Booking for all KickstArt productions is through Computicket, and booking is now open. For block bookings of 10 or more, or sold performances, please contact Ailsa Windsor of Going Places: 0832502690 or

2013 DUT Children’s Festival @ DUT, Courtyard Theatre.

17 – 21 September 2013.

This year they profile renowned Children’s Theatre writer and theatre doyenne Prof. Pieter Scholtz.

Plays include Tokoloshe, Children of the Sands and others.   The plays are aimed at primary schools.

For more info call Mrs Sibisi on 031-373-2194



Primary Schools (12 September 09h30 – 14h30)

High Schools (13 September 09h00 – 16h00)

                                                                   Enquiries: 033 383 0126 & 033 383 0127

The Festival is held in the grounds of Hilton College, near Pietermaritzburg.
Accommodation is at a premium over the Festival weekend! Book now!

The Gay & Lesbian Network will be hosting PMB Got Talent on the 4 October.

Gay & Lesbian Network is to host PMB Got Talent auditions on Saturday 28 September at 10am at the Allan Wilson Shellhole, 5 Paton Ave, next to YMCA. The competition is open all ages and the categories to enter are dance, singing, rapping, poetry and musical instrument. People may enter as a solo or group.

To enter the talent competition please contact Sdu Mncube/Anthony Waldhausen at 033-3426165/ Entry forms are also available at the following outlets: Network office at 187A Burger Street, Marshall Music Midlands at Cascades Mall and PMB Tourism office at Chief Albert Lutheli Street,Pietermaritzburg.


Call for Bursary Applications

The National Arts Council invites post graduate students and registered education and training institutions within the arts – 2014 academic year.

This invitation also extends to students applying for Bachelor of Technology degree in the arts (theatre, dance, craft, literature, music and visual arts) to submit applications for bursary funding.

Applications invited are for individual post graduate studies and block institution bursaries for undergraduate students who will be studying in South Africa during 2014.

Closing date: 13 September 2013

Outcomes available on 08 December 2013

Please note that late and incomplete applications will not be considered at all and no exceptions will be made. Application forms are available from the National Arts Council office or can be downloaded at

For more information, please contact Arts Development Officers as listed on the NAC website.
011 838 1383

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