Theatre and Film News around Durban and South Africa

Dear Breeder – direct from Musho! Theatre Festival


Rhumbelow Theatre DBN presents Dear Breeder, a quirky piece of musical comedy; a “kid’s show” about adults (not for kids).Created and performed by Karen Logan and Kasia Vosloo. Directed by Iain EWOK Robinson. Production Photos: Paulo Menezes – taken at PANSA Musho! Theatre Festival. Dear Breeder was first performed at the 2014 PANSA Musho! Theatre Festival of One and Two Person Theatre

A quirky piece of musical comedy that uses original folk-parody songs, dramatic monologues and even a little spoken word to produce an authentic piece of unique theatre. Both satirical and poignant, hilarious and thought-provoking, Dear Breeder showcases the talents of two performers with first-hand experience of being ‘Breeders’ themselves. Entertaining and provocative for anyone who has witnessed or experienced the joyful and not so joyful moments of raising a small child. Dear Breeder won two awards at Musho! -The Suliman Selection and The Audience Runner-up Award (sponsored by Going Places SA)


Friday 04 April 2014. Show starts 20:00 – DBN

Saturday 05 April 2014. Show starts 20:00 – DBN

Sunday 06 April 2014. Show starts 14:00 – DBN

Sunday 06 April 2014. Show starts 18:30 – DBN



We want you! Yes, you! to use POPArt as a performance venue. Whether you have an idea about something that you’d like to workshop in the back of your head, or whether you have a show that’s ready to go, let us know about it! If you want to perform it, now is the time!


There is plenty more on the list, awaiting confirmation, so if you would like to keep up with us and stay informed, drop us a line atpopartjhb@gmail.com or join the Facebook Group (http://www.facebook.com/pages/POP-Art/159373144111649) for regular updates.


 POPArt is located on the ground floor of the Main Street Life Building.

286 Fox Street

The Maboneng Precinct




The largest of Southern Africa’s film festivals and the most important film festival in Africa, DIFF hosts a film competition component and also presents screenings in township areas where cinemas are non-existent.

The festival will consider films completed in 2013 and 2014, and there is no charge for entry. All submissions must be entered via the Eventival online system. In order to submit a film you will need to create a visitor account if you have not already done so in past years. The deadline for all entries, including delivery of screeners, is 28 March 2014 for short films, documentaries and feature fiction films.

The extensive seminar and workshop programme featuring local and international filmmakers and industry professionals includes the 7th Talent Campus Durban (19-23 July) in cooperation with Berlinale Talent Campus, and the 5th Durban FilmMart (19-22 July) in partnership with Durban Film Office, as well as various other streams of programming including Durban Wild Talk Africa and Wavescape.

Specific streams of programming for 2014 will include a focus on 20 years of democracy in South Africa, as well as films that explore architecture in various ways. This latter stream of programming acknowledges the World Congress of Architects which will take place in Durban in 2014, the week after DIFF.

“We look forward to once again receiving a wealth of top quality films from around the globe,” says festival manager, Peter Machen. “We also welcome input from and engagement with current and potential partners who support the development of the film industry on the continent. It is through collaboration that we can offer film-makers and the public a festival of brilliant film and a worthwhile industry development programme.”

The festival is supported by the National Film and Video Foundation, the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development and Tourism, the City of Durban and other valued funders and partners.

www.durbanfilmfest.co.za eMAIL: diff@ukzn.ac.za



BASA [Business Arts of South Africa] Supporting Grants

Business and Arts South Africa’s (NPC) Supporting Grant programme is designed for artist/arts organisations and businesses to assist in activating sponsorship for a cross-section of arts projects in different regions of the country. This is done by providing financial support to a project that is in an already existing relationship between a business and arts organisation.

To apply for a BASA Supporting Grant, both the arts applicant and the sponsor must complete the application forms, which are designed to encourage the two partners to work together and identify areas of potential benefit. BASA allocates funds to the project once it has assessed how the partnership benefits both the sponsor and the recipient.

Supporting Grant applications forms are now available in English, isiZulu and seSotho.

Once the grants have been approved, the projects and sponsors can be further profiled through Business and Arts South Africa’s media partners – SAfm, Business Day TV, Radio Today, Ilanga Newspaper, and Ofm. In addition, successful partnerships are also encouraged to enter the Business Day BASA Awards, supported by Anglo American.

Closing date: 12 March 2014
Outcome available: 26 March 2014

Closing date: 09 April 2014 
Outcome available: 18 April 2014

Closing date: 21 May 2014 
Outcome available: 30 May 2014

Closing date: 16 July 2014
Outcome available: 01 August 2014

Closing date: 17 September 2014 
Outcome available: 10 October 2014

Closing date: 12 November 2014
Outcome available: 01 December 2014

For more details visit www.basa.co.za 



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