Village Talk



Enjoy some rock, roots and reggae with Undivided Roots at this week’s Music in the Hills (MiTH) at The Knoll Historic Guest Farm in Hilton.

Founded by Nstangu Cele, known as Roots, an independen­t street musician from Edendale, Pietermari­tzburg, the band consists of seven members: Black Wadada on guitar, Revival Cele on bass, Heaven Cele on drums, Spear Cele on keyboards, Kingdom Cele on second keyboards, Rainbow Cele on percussion, and Judgement Cele on lead guitar.

The band members are all brothers and sisters who make a living out of music, by busking locally and outside of Pietermari­tzburg.

Undivided Roots has played

KZN Midlands Youth Choir The KwaZulu-Natal Midlands Youth Choir will be performing at St Anne’s DSG at 6.30pm on Wednesday, August

10. The programme includes works by Tallis, Lindberg, Whitacre and Mendolssoh­n. Inquiries:

Women’s Day Breakfast

The Pietermari­tzburg and Midlands Chamber of Business is hosting a ‘Dare to be Red’ Women’s Day breakfast at the Golden Horse Casino in Pietermari­tzburg at 8.30am on Friday, August 12. Inquiries: Angie at 072 791 0311. Hospice Golf Day

Midlands Hospice (formerly Howick Hospice) will be hosting its 3rd annual golf say at the Victoria Country Club on Friday, August 12. Registrati­on is at 8am and there will be a shotgun start at 10am.

The format is a 4 Ball Alliance. Entry is R1 800 per 4 Ball or R450 for individual­s. To get involved email marketing@howickhosp­ice. or phone 033 330 5257. Choral celebratio­n

The Schlesinge­r Theatre at Michaelhou­se will be hosting a festival of choral singing on Saturday, August 13 from 6pm. Choral Celebratio­n will feature the talents of the Drakensber­g Boys Choir, University and shared the stage with Johnny Clegg, Gangs of Ballet, Prime Circle, Queen Ifrica, Watershed, Zahara, and Tony Rebel.

Their repertoire includes oldschool rock, blues, and jazz, with a heavy dose of roots reggae guaranteed to get your feet tapping.

Also on the bill for the gig on Wednesday, August 10, is Hilton-based Evo, an energetic, vibrant duo, influenced by the likes of Creedance Clearwater Revival, Mumford and Sons, Depeche Mode and Jeremy Loops.

Evo play original songs as well as covering a few well-known and not-so-well-known tunes. Band members are Evan Oosthuizen (guitar/vocals/drum) and Lynton Richards (bass).

The opening act at 7pm is the

of Johannesbu­rg choir, Pietermari­tzburg Children’s Choir, Newcastle High School choir, Epworth School choir, Pietermari­tzburg Girl’s High School choir, Midlands Chamber Choir, Drakondale School choir; Michaelhou­se choir and the KZN Midlands Youth Choir.

The event is part of the nationwide Choral Celebratio­n Festival. Tickets are R120 (R80 concession­s) from Conservanc­y AGM

The Howick River Conservanc­y will be holding its annual general meeting at 10am on Saturday, August 13 at 4 Moonwalk Road, Howick.

All welcome. For catering purposes please email bill.speight01@

Gift of the Givers founder to talk in Hilton

Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, the founder of Gift of the Givers, will be the guest speaker at ‘A Journey of 30 Years’, the first term three session of Cowan House Conversati­ons.

The event will take place in the theatre at Cowan House Prep School in Hilton at 6pm for 6.30pm on Monday, August 15. Sooliman will share the inspiratio­nal story of this proudly South African organisati­on, which has grown from humble beginnings to become a

Howick High School Band, led by perennial joker and sometime teacher Mark Houston.

The band plays a collection of pop and rock classics from Fleetwood Mac to the White Stripes and everything in between, so there'll be plenty to sing along to.

MiTH takes place every second Wednesday at The Knoll Historic Guest Farm, Knoll Drive, Hilton.

Doors open at 6pm and the music starts at 7pm. Entrance is

R50 at the door in cash or pay by Zapper. Bring your own booze. Food and soft drinks are available for sale.

Visit for more details and directions. Musicians can contact mithbookin­gs@gmail. com for slots. world renowned charity. Admission is free but booking is essential through Those who attend are encouraged to make a donation to Gift of the Givers when booking seats.

Fort Nottingham walk

The Fort Nottingham Walk takes place on the third Thursday of the month at 9am. Meet opposite the Fort Nottingham Museum. Entry is a R20 donation to conservanc­y funds. To book phone Roy at 071 676 7458.

Curry’s Post market

Curry’s Post Conservanc­y hosts a Country Market on the third Sunday of each month at Succulent Gems Nursery on the Curry’s Post road. A range of local products are for sale and part of the income goes to the conservanc­y.

Beacon Hill walk

The Beacon Hill walk takes place on the last Sunday of each month at 9am. The Beacon Hill Protected area is a small grassland area overlookin­g Howick.

It is protected because of the rich plant diversity and now that the spring rains have started the flowers will soon be worth a visit. Meet at the end of Lakeview Road, Howick. Inquiries: Eve Hughes at 082 872 4333 or Dave Pullin at 072 692 1566.

Anew exhibition celebratin­g women in South Africa has opened at the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermari­tzburg.

Running in the main gallery space until Sunday, October 9, the works on show in W.O.M.A.N have been drawn from the permanent collection.

Pinky Nkabinde, a member of the Tatham team, said the new exhibition provided visitors to the gallery with the chance to pause and remember the multiple and complex roles played by women in our society.

“This exhibition is displayed in recognitio­n of the bravery of the women in our country who have fought for equal rights, and those women who have lost their lives to gender-based violence, and those who have dedicated and sacrificed their lives to caring for others,” she

The Friends of Tatham Art Gallery (Fotag) is on the hunt for artworks for its biggest fundraiser of the year, the Fabulous Picture Show.

Last year’s event, which was staged with the help of Strauss & Co, raised over R100 000 which has been used to purchase new works for the Tatham’s permanent collection.

Artists are being invited to donate small pieces to the exhibition, which will be on display in the main exhibition room of the gallery in Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermari­tzburg from

10am on Sunday, October 23 until 4pm on Friday, November 4.

During this time silent bids will be taken for the final auction at 6pm on November 4.

Donated works should be no bigger than A4 in size.

The small scale creates a focus and intimacy with the work and opens the event to pieces produced by both highly acclaimed top South African artists and those who love to paint in their spare time.

Artists can donate up to three

Amberfield Contract Bridge Club The results of the games played at the Amberfield Contract Bridge Club on August 2 are: 1, Bets and Geoff Richardson; 2, Mary Pickering and Helen Bryant; 3, Carol Birch and Josie Kelley.

Amberglen Duplicate Bridge Club

The results of the Mitchell movement added.

“We pay tribute to the women who have suffered extraordin­ary hardship in order to raise families and provide for their children, and we celebrate the women who have become high achievers in our community.”

On Saturday, August 13 at 10am, the gallery in Chief Albert Luthuli Street, will be hosting a women’s tea and talk in celebratio­n of Women’s Month.

There will be a host of fun activities and lucky draw prizes, live music by the Ma’frika Jazz Band and talks by Judy Umraw (motivation­al speaker and performing artist ), Sinegugu Ndlovu (architect) and Dr. Yuvania Siva Chetty (general practioner). Entry is free but reservatio­ns are requested. Email or call 033 392 2823. original, unframed works. Signed, editioned, original digital prints are also welcomed, but not prints of existing originals.

Boards and canvases are restricted to a maximum standard A4 size.

Works on paper should be no bigger than A5 to allow for mounting.

All 2D art works in the prescribed sizes will be framed by Fotag.

3D works are also welcome with the size not to exceed A4 dimensions.

Acceptance of art work is at the discretion of the Fotag committee and artists will be offered first option should their works not be sold at the auction.

The final submission­s deadline is Saturday, September 17 between 10am and 2pm.

Art works will be loaded onto the Fotag website as they are submitted, so keep checking www. for the latest entries.

Inquiries: email reena. or phone 033 392 2823. games played at the Amberglen Duplicate Bridge Club on August 4 are:

North/South – 1, Sue Wood and Mairi Hathorn; 2, Alison Kleyn and Alan Mackay; 3, Glenda Pierides and Georgie Buchanan.

East/West – 1, Beryl Telfer and June Lait; 2, Clive Bromilow and Leslie Appleby and Marlene Thomson and Trish Watts (tied).

 ?? ?? Undivided Roots will be performing at MiTH in Hilton tonight (Wednesday, August 10).
Undivided Roots will be performing at MiTH in Hilton tonight (Wednesday, August 10).
 ?? ?? May Okafor’s Dwellings is among the works on show in the W.O.M.A.N exhibition at the Tatham Art Gallery.
May Okafor’s Dwellings is among the works on show in the W.O.M.A.N exhibition at the Tatham Art Gallery.

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