The 5th of July will see Gateway’s Vodacom Durban July Preview Fashion Show at the Wave House from 7:15pm. The fashion show will feature over 20 of South Africa’s top fashion designers including; Terrence Bray, Gideon, Andre Martin, Zama Mathe, Kathrin Kidger and Colleen Eitzen, to name a few. POSH Style tips – how to dress for race day this year • Remember that the whole point of the Vodacom Durban July is to stand out – go all out. You can’t be overdressed at this event. • Make sure you can stay up in your shoes. We all know that high heels and stilettos tend to sink into the grass. When it comes to shoes the aim is to be comfortable in them, all day. • Don’t leave your outfit for the last minute and panic two days before the event – you’ll end up throwing things together. Planning is essential. Select a colour – think lilac, champagne and dusty pink to suit the theme. Choose your shoes carefully – even if you’re a fashionista, you’ll be much happier if comfort is also a priority. Get the right accessories – a fascinator or hat and feminine jewelry can add so much to an outfit. • For the men you can never go wrong in a well cut suit. Make sure you try it on beforehand – untailored suits can ruin the entire look. The full designer list • VDJ fashion challenge • Gideon • Stuttafords by Gideon • Top Shop Woman • Kathrin Kidger • Andre Martin • Colleen Eitzen • Fundudzi by Craig Jacobs • Top Shop Man • Zama Mathe • Amanda Laird Cherry • VDJ men and Terrence Bray • Francois Vedemme • Haroun Hansrot • Hanrie Lues • Bianca Warren • Ruff Tung by Jean Paul Botha • Rubicon by Hangwani Nengovhela • Casey Jeanne • Jane Wolff & Dale McCarthy • Minette De Swardt • Larisa Terblanche • Merissa Snyman • Amarah Wynbaard • Jacqueline Munsami • Meghan Henry • Daniel Paton • Natasha Jaume URL: http://www.gatewayworld.co.za Twitter: Facebook: YouTube: Author: Sane Ndlovu from Gateway Theatre of Shopping. Originally distributed by . . .
Exhibition: SIMON STONE | A Retrospective Exhibition Artist: Simon Stone Venue: Standard Bank Gallery Dates: 10 July – 14 September 2013 SIMON STONE | A Retrospective Exhibition,the first comprehensive review of the career of one of South Africa’s foremost artists, Simon Stone, opens on 10 July at the Standard Bank Gallery. Jointly organised by the Stellenbosch Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery (SMAC) and the Standard Bank Gallery, the exhibition spans 35 years of Stone’s work, from 1978 – 2013, and includes a selection of his most definitive paintings. Over a prolific career, Stone has built an impressive reputation as a painter. This exhibition identifies him as unique amongst other South African painters. Best described as a lyrical and narrative Neo-Expressionist, Stone is renowned for his various stylistic approaches, such as natural realism and symbolic collage. He juxtaposes different genres (portraiture, landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes, nudes, still-lifes and domestic interiors) in paintings constructed around multiple images that provide vivid and poetic accounts of his own personal journey. Flashbacks to the troubled history of South Africa are interspersed with evocations of fabled works of art, legendary cities, beautiful women, and memories of the Cape, Johannesburg, as well as small towns and the lonely highways and byways of his beloved Karoo. He creates a semi-Surrealist, alternative world that is beautifully painted and layered with complex meanings, recurring motifs, personal metaphysics and a strange sense of the mundane. Stone&rsquo ;s paintings have been described as “unashamedly traditional – with a twist”. The location of this exhibition in Johannesburg is particularly significant as in 1980, when Stone and his wife Giovanna Biallo Stone relocated there, he gained a reputation for his grittily evocative paintings of the city. This earned him the nickname of “the inner city poet” of Johannesburg. This exhibition is . . .
In 2013, the Festival is proud to introduce a new Jazz Festival venue - the Standard Bank Jazz & Blues Cafe at the Lowlander, St. Andrew’s College. The venue will offer a great jazz show at 21.30, with a 23.30 Jazz Jam session or late-night blues gig where audiences can catch musicians letting off steam and butting musical heads late into the night, every night. The opening act features a collaboration between some of the hippest young jazz musicians in the country: Neil Engel (trumpet), Nduduzo Makhathini (piano), Romy Brauteseth (bass), Ayanda Sikade (drums). Cape Town saxophonist Dan Shout has just released his second album, fresh from a stint of international touring in Johnny Clegg’s band. He appears with Gorm Helfjord (guitar), Romy Brauteseth (bass), and Jonno Sweetman (drums). An exciting young funk band from Amsterdam - Bruut! – features Maarten Hogenhuis (sax), Folkert Oosterbeeck (Hammond organ), Thomas Rolff (bass), Felix Schlarmann (drums). Lee Thomson is an innovative young trumpeter from Cape Town who plays in a wide variety of musical styles. He takes to the stage with Nduduzo Makhathini (piano), Gorm Helfjord (guitar), Nick Williams (bass), Lloyd Martin (drums). From Rhini, Grahamstown, comes Imbaula - a band in the genuine South African jazz tradition - Julius Moyake (sax), Moses Kade (trombone), Lee Gary Sias (guitar), Leslie Demaary (guitar), Michael Smith (bass), Ben Dlukulu (drums). Four jazz lecturers from Rhodes University form a quartet under saxophonist Rick van Heerden. He is joined by Nishlyn Ramanna (piano), Kingsley Buitendag (bass), and Steve Ellis (drums). The Lowlander will also provide a home to nightly Jazz Jams, or Late-night Blues with Robin Auld, Albert Frost & Friends, at 23.30; and is bound to play host to a multitude of spontaneous surprises. The 39th edition of the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown will take place from 27 June to 7 July 2013. For more information check . . .
Watershed singer songwriter and musician Craig Hinds is coming to Port Elizabeth to launch his first solo album, “Ordinary Boy”. He will be at The Boardwalk’s Vodacom Amphitheatre on Saturday, June 29 from seven thirty in the evening. Hinds is known for crafting songs that get under the skin, seep into your soul, and stay with you. Growing up in a musical family, he founded Watershed 15 years ago, after teaching himself how to play the guitar. He decided to go solo after writing some of the most memorable songs of the last decade and a half for other musicians. His Boardwalk performance promises to be inspiring for the whole family. Tickets can be purchased from Computicket for R130.00 per person. URL: Twitter: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SiyathethaCommunications?ref=ts&fref=ts YouTube: Author: Christena Crause from Siyathetha Communications. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. . . .
Singer, songwriter, idols judge and radio host Unathi will be at The Boardwalk this July to launch her newest album. “The village girl who found gold” from the Eastern Cape Unathi Msengana will be entertaining her Port Elizabeth fans in The Boardwalk International Convention Centre (ICC) with songs from her third album “With Love” on Friday, July 19 from eight in the evening. Her show is expected to be the biggest in The Boardwalk ICC since the hosting of sold-out Jonathan Butler concerts just before Christmas 2012. “The Boardwalk ICC is helping to attract top artists like Jonathan Butler and Unathi to Port Elizabeth. We expect to see many more shows of this stature in future as the word gets out that we now have a world class venue in the metro,” says The Boardwalk general manager Clifford Ngakane. Multi award-winning Unathi has performed for United Nations delegates, shared the stage with international greats such John Legend and Yossou Ndour, and has performed at the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival. Tickets are available from Computicket for R130.00 per person. URL: Twitter: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SiyathethaCommunications?ref=ts&fref=ts YouTube: Author: Christena Crause from Siyathetha Communications. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: One To gain access to One image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: [/l2g] . . .
The quest toward stardom and fame is here. Rise up from the crowd of musical flair and skill and present your musical talents to South Africa and the rest of the world. Fame Music in conjunction with the SAE Institute presents the largest online contest of its kind: The Online Music Search - South Africa. The competition commences the 12th of June 2013 and entries close the 8th of July. All solo artists, vocalists, bands and other producers of music are invited to compete and showcase their material by entering their original audio track online. First prize is R3000 cash, a Business Music Short Course at SAE South Africa, a professionally recorded track and packaged artist/band profile. National finalists may also have the opportunity for their winning track(s) to be escalated into the Fame Music ‘global competition’. With over 8 million plays, 2 million downloads and 60 music genres, Fame Music™ is a unique online platform that provides unsigned and professional artists the opportunity to seek out global exposure for their music, products & services to a wide spread audience. Fame Music™ also simultaneously allows artists to connect and showcase to music lovers, major labels, sponsors, event organizers, talent scouts and managers within and outside of the music industry from a single location. Fame Music™ was founded in 2002 by Romy Hawatt renowned entrepreneur and C.E.O. of SAE Group. SAE is the world’s largest creative media educator with over 55 campuses in 27 countries and providing first class education and training in Audio engineering, 3D Animation, Multimedia, Game Design, Digital Filmmaking, and Music Production), and is postured to become the essential music industry platform bringing together artists, fans and the industry alike. For more details on the Online Music Search – South Africa contest visit http://www.famemusic.com/?t=compdetails&sid=481 URL: http://www.famemusic.com Twitter: Facebook: YouTube: Author: Lara Rall . . .
Kids and the young at heart will be captivated by a new musical version of J.M. Barrie’s enduring classic Peter Pan. Swept away on the adventure of a lifetime, you’ll travel with the Darling children and Peter Pan to the magical and enchanted Never Land. Here you’ll meet Tinker Bell, the mysterious mermaids from Mermaid Lagoon, the beautiful Princess Tiger Lily, the fun-loving Lost Boys and the evil Captain Hook and his band of pirates aboard the Jolly Roger. This spectacular new family musical is directed by Fred Abrahamse and features the music and lyrics of Marcel Meyer. Abrahamse and Meyer are the award-winning duo who wowed Cape Town audiences earlier this year with their production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The Centre Court at Canal Walk will be transformed into Never Land with breathtaking sets and together with magnificent costumes, eye-catching puppets and memorable songs J.M. Barrie’s fantasy will come to life. The production will showcase the talent of some of South Africa’s finest up-and-coming musical theatre stars including Naledi Award winner, Earl Gregory as Captain Hook and newcomer, Michael Wallace in the title role of Peter Pan. Performances will be staged from Tuesdays through to Sundays at 11:00, 12:30 and 14:00 and tickets cost R70 through Computicket on www.computicket.co.za or telephone 0861 915 8000. J.M. Barrie bequeathed the copyright of Peter Pan to London’s leading children’s hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital to help raise funds for the hospital. In this tradition, Canal Walk will donate all the proceeds of the opening night in addition to R5 from each ticket sold to Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa - a volunteer based meal packaging and results oriented nutrition programme. Canal Walk will also host a meal packing event for Stop Hunger Now SA on Mandela Day on 18 July. Together with the Canal Walk Foundation, Stop Hunger Now SA aims to package 67 000 nourishing meals for 2 000 learners at 56 needy . . .
Wine lovers will be able to meet the wine makers from many of the country’s top wine estates when The Wine Show is held at The Boardwalk Hotel in June. The annual event will be hosted in The Boardwalk’s International Convention Centre from Friday, June 28 till Sunday, June 30. “We believe that this is the ideal platform for novices to begin their wine education whilst the connoisseurs expand on their knowledge” says John Woodward, Director of The Wine Show. This year wine lovers can look forward to free “wine theatre” sessions which will provide an opportunity to participate in tastings tutored by wine masters. Another addition will be mouth-watering food to nibble on between sips of wine. Wineries which will be represented include Blaauwklippen Vineyards, Morgenster Estate, Gabrielskloof and Simonsig. “The Wine Show has found a natural home in The Boardwalk Hotel, with its five-star luxury and focus on lifestyle with our Africology Health Spa, the acclaimed Kipling’s Brasserie restaurant and the many events hosted in the International Convention Centre,” says Boardwalk general manager Clifford Ngakane. Wine lovers will also be able to watch the free Multimedia Fountain Spectacular Shows on The Boardwalk lakes in the evening. Tickets are available from Computicket at R80.00. They will be R90.00 at the door. This price includes a crystal tasting glass, all tastings, access to the Wine Extra theatre and a map to help navigate the show. Weekend passes are available for R150.00 per person. URL: Twitter: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SiyathethaCommunications?ref=ts&fref=ts YouTube: Author: Christena Crause from Siyathetha Communications. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. . . .
Fashion and entertainment are the pillars of Gateway’s Brand. To reinforce this brand position as the largest and most fashion forward shopping complex in the Southern Hemisphere, the centre has aligned itself with the Vodacom Durban July for four consecutive years. Now in its fifth year, Gateway’s Vodacom Durban July Preview Fashion Show is set to wow the audience with yet another breathtaking lineup. The prestigious Vodacom Durban July is referred to as ‘Africa’s Greatest Horseracing Event’. This annual winter spectacle attracts top horses, trainers and jockeys in a battle for R3 million in prize money. The other facet of this event is the enormous hype it creates with its vibrant fashion. Top designers such as Terrence Bray, Gideon, Andre Martin, Kathrin Kidger and Colleen Eitzeen, to name a few, will interpret this year’s theme – ‘Posh? Oh My Gosh!’ through classy, glamorous and jaw-dropping garments. Be sure to get your front row seat to this fashion extravaganza. If you’re a 5FM fan, make sure you’re at the Wave House on the 5th of July from 3pm to 7pm. The Fresh Drive will broadcast from 3pm with the Ultimix at 6 being performed live on stage. The preview fashion show will take place after the Fresh Drive at approximately 7:15pm. Directly after the fashion show prepare to be wowed with a FREE concert which will feature well known home grown acts such as Pascal and Pearce, Fresh, Euphonik and award winning Toya Delazy. For the first time, Gateway’s Wave House will host the official Vodacom Durban July after party in association with 5FM and Gold Circle. The after party will start at 6pm and end at 2am. The concert lineup includes top 5FM DJ’s as well as popular local acts. Win a POSH trip for two to Mauritius! From now until 3 July 2013 one lucky shopper will stand a chance to win a trip for two to Mauritius. The prize is valued at R70 000 and includes spectacular VIP experiences during their stay at the five star Inter Continental Hotel. In . . .
The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) invites nominations for its ImpACT Awards for Young Professionals, which are presented as part of their annual Awards Ceremony held in recognition and celebration of excellence in South African arts, culture and creativity. Since 1998, the ACT Awards have recognised more than 350 individuals and organisations that have made significant contributions to cultural life in South Africa. A prominent element of the ACT Awards is the presentation of prestigious Lifetime Achievement Awards for Theatre, Music, Visual Art and Literature. Lifetime Achievement Award winners are nominated and selected by the ACT Board of Trustees. As part of the Awards, four ImpACT Awards are awarded annually to honour young artists that have reached some professional standing in their discipline, and are within the first five years of their professional careers. They are presented in four broad arts categories with selected disciplines being eligible for consideration in each. Public nominations are now open in the following categories: ImpACT Award for Visual Art - artists working in the mediums of Fine Art, Sculpting, Public Installations and Photography are eligible for nomination. ImpACT Award for Theatre - Artists practicing the disciplines of Dance, Acting, Writing for Theatre, Musical Theatre and Physical Theatre are eligible for nomination. ImpACT Award for Music & Singing - Classical, Contemporary and Jazz composers, musicians and singers are eligible for nomination. ImpACT Award for Design - Artists working in the areas of Craft, Fashion Design, Graphic Design and Arts-based Web Design are eligible for nomination. ACT is open for nominations for the ImpACT Awards for Young Professionals until 31 August 2013. Winners of ImpACT Awards are selected by an independent panel of judges and will be announced at the Awards ceremony scheduled to take place in Johannesburg in November 2013. Please follow the link to submit your nominations: . . .