Here's what's happening in KZN: Theatre, arts, and events diary

Here's what's happening in KZN: Theatre, arts, and events diary

From activities, concerts, books to films, here is a list of fun activities to do in KZN.

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Looking for something to do in KZN this week? We've got you covered...


Aristide du Plessis (cello) Myfanwy Price (oboe) and Andrew Warburton (piano)

Trio Concert

Plays Beethoven, Bruch and Poulenc

St Thomas Church, Musgrave Rd: Sun 30 Jan at 11am

Aristide du Plessis (cello) Myfanwy Price (oboe) and Andrew Warburton (piano) will perform a programme of Beethoven, Bruch and Poulenc at St Thomas Church in Musgrave Road on Sunday morning, 30 January at 11am.

The programme features three beautiful eclectic pieces for cello / oboe / piano: Beethoven: Trio in B-flat major for Oboe, Cello and Piano, Op.11; Bruch: Number 1 and number 6 from 8 Pieces for Oboe, Cello and Piano, Op.83 and Poulenc: Trio for Oboe, Cello and Piano, FP 43.

This concert forms part of the chamber series taking place on occasion at St Thomas Church. Tickets can be booked by contacting Patti on 079 564 5230. Tickets are R100 with concessions of R80 for pensioners and students and must be pre booked before the day. 

COVID-19 protocols will be observed.

Rhumbelow – Back on stage
Rhumbelow Theatres are back on stage
Check out their online platforms for more info
They also have day-time shows so patrons don’t have to travel at night.
Details on the Rhumbelow FB and Website, or email: [email protected].

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Concerts and Shows - Online:
Christopher Duigan online - livestream
Weds and Sats at 18h00
Music Revival Online presents pianist Christopher Duigan at Home. He has performed more than 80 individual concerts since March over lockdown! 
He performs twice weekly concerts which are livestreamed.
Chris presents his popular livestreams at 18h00 on Wednesday and Saturdays. These can be viewed at the Music Revival website:
Free for public viewing best viewed at Christopher Duigan channel at YouTube 
Donations accepted and welcomed!  - Thank you to everyone who has donated. For more info, email [email protected] or WhatsApp 083 417 4473.


All aboard the Umgeni Steam Railway !
Kloof Railway Station: 29 & 30 Jan / 08h30 & 12h30.

Avoid the January back to school blues and start the new year with a real treat for family and friends - take a scenic trip from Kloof Railway Station on either the 29 or 30 January 2022 departing at 08h30 and again 12h30. It is also a great way to escape the Durban heat – by meandering through the 1000 Hills in a beautiful old train carriage, with open windows and a cool breeze!

Our journey departs from Kloof Railway Station as we traverse on the Old Main Line, meandering along the Valley of 1000 Hills, through one of the oldest operating tunnels in South Africa to Inchanga. At Inchanga, which used to be the halfway point between Durban and Pietermaritzburg on the Old Main Line, there is plenty to see and do for the whole family. Your ticket enables you to discover Railway artefacts in the Museum which is situated in the Old Station Master's House, look for Thomas & Friends in the Modeller's Shed and other "mini" trains as well as do some shopping at the Inchanga Station Craft Market and grab something to eat, with foods to suit most tastes & home-grown coffee on sale.

Trains depart from Kloof Railway Station on:
29 & 30 January 2022 departing at 08h30 & 12h30.
Seats are limited & booking out fast, book & pay within 48 hours to ensure your seats!
Ticket Prices for the Return Trip:
Adults: R290
Pensioners (+60) & Children (2-12): R200
Family Package (2 Adults & 2 Children): R880
Booking is essential:
The Umgeni Steam Railway is a proud member of, and supported by, 1000 Hills Community Tourism Organisation. To find out about these and other things to do in the area – visit 1000 Hills Community Tourism Organisation website at

Valentine’s Events

Valentine’s Music - Picnic in the Garden
Morningside: Sun 13 Feb at 5pm

Musician Naresh Veeran is hosting a relaxing Sunday afternoon’s concert as the sun sets, in his garden on Sunday afternoon, 13 Feb. Bring a picnic and blanket and something cold to sip on, to enjoy the smoothest sax and some fabulous flute in the heart of Morningside.
Tickets R100 – book early – space is limited - 082 376 0799.   
Covid protocols apply / car guards on duty. 

Valentine's Picnic on the Lawn in 1000 Hills
Macnut Farm: Sun 13 Feb – lunch time

Enjoy a Valentine’s Day Sunday on the immense lawns at Macnut Farm in the heart of the 1000 Hills. Hannah and Paul Paine invite you for a meal for two to be enjoyed in the trail gardens – either on a picnic blanket by the river, under a tree, or a shady table for two.
The delicious harvest platter menu comprises: prawn cocktail, cold meats, cheeses, artisanal breads, pates, condiments and sides, topdeck chocolate mousse dessert, a bottle of wine or bubbles.

Sunday 13 February
Phone Hannah – 074 603 0000 / email [email protected]
Macnut Farm is 13 Lello Road.

Macnut Farm is a proud member of, and supported by, 1000 Hills Community Tourism Organisation. To find out about these and other things to do in the area – visit 1000 Hills Community Tourism Organisation website at

Romantic train ride aboard the Umgeni Steam Railway for Valentine’s weekend!
Kloof Railway Station: 12 Feb: 12h30 / 13 Feb 08h30 & 12h30.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day on board a vintage diesel loco and carriages, enjoying a scenic trip from Kloof Railway Station.
12 February 12.30 discount Diesel Trains
13 February 8.30 and 12.30 discount Diesel Trains
Booking is essential:
Details above.

 Rhumbelow Classic Cinema

Rhumbelow Umbilo

Check out what films are being screened at the Rhumbelow Big Screen

This week:

Funny Girl: Thurs 27 at 6.30pm

Kinky Boots: Fri 28 at 6.30pm

Cliff Richard in Concert: Sat 28 at 2pm

42nd Street: Sat 28 at 7pm

The King and I: Sun 30 Jan at 2pm
Rocky Horror Picture Show: 11 – 13 Feb

Book: Roland 082 499 8636 / [email protected]


Street Lit Books
Despite CoViD, and Loadshedding = one thing you can still do - is read books!
The Denis Hurley Centre is a proactive NGO based in Durban which cares for the city’s poor and marginalised. One of their flagship entrepreneurship projects is Street Lit which helps a dozen homeless and formerly homeless men and women earn a basic income from selling good second-hand donated books at venues around town.
We are looking for places to sell our fabulous books. If you are have a safe, legal, busy, public place for one of our vendors to sell books, please let us know!
Please support our vendors. You will find them: Kagiso Phihlela – at the Windermere Centre vax site; David van der Westhuizen – KZNSA Gallery; David Sithole – outside municipal satellite container library alongside Workshop; David Jones – taxi rank / opp KFC in Umgeni Rd; Eric Makalo – Durban Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre; Richard Nzima – Pick n Pay Hyper by the Sea; Vusi Meyiwa – Berea Centre; Mxolisy Mavimbela – alongside Denis Hurley Centre. Look out for our bright lime green branding!


First Aid Kits
Want to keep your family safe? The Order of St John in South Africa, Durban branch, is offering a range of comprehensive, and affordable First Aid kits to make sure the whole family, are prepared for any eventuality. There are bespoke kits for homes, cars, bicycles – even golf carts – to make sure wherever you are, you have access to basic first aid materials.
With more and more families working, studying and holidaying together close to home due to Covid protocols, and with health care facilities focused on Covid related care, families should take whatever precautionary measures to be safe – starting with having a First Aid kit to hand.
First Aid kits start at R150 and can be ordered and purchased through St John Durban: 129 KE Masinga Rd / 031 305 6588 (o/h).Online Education and Training:

St John offers innovative First Aid e-learning
The Order of St John in South Africa is transforming the First Aid training sector by introducing an innovative 18-hour first aid blended learning course combines the theoretical component of First Aid Level 1; with a classroom-based practical hosted at St John Training Centres across South Africa or at clients’ premises for groups of eight or more.
The e-learning covers the minimum standards and theoretical requirements for the Department of Employment and Labour Document C accreditation. On completion of the theory, the learner will have the opportunity to book an appointment at one of the St John Training Centres for the practical assessment. St John South Africa offers First Aid and Lifesaving skills training, eye care, ambulance services, medical supplies and facilitates community initiatives.
For more information: click here

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