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  1. Nibs and Guy

    NIBS VAN DER SPUY & GUY BUTTERY

    LIVE IN PIETERMARITZBURG – 1st Feb 2017

    • Date – Wed, 1 February

    • Venue – The Dive, The Hexagon Theatre, UKZN, Pietermaritzburg

    • Time – 7pm

    • Price – R120  (Tables seat 10) Cash bar available

    • Bookings – hexagon@ukzn.ac.za

     

    Having shared the stage together for more than 15 years now, the opportunity of catching Nibs van der Spuy Nibs and Guyand Guy Buttery performing as a duo in South Africa has become increasingly rare these days. With their demanding schedules as solo artists and with Nibs being based 6 months of the year in Portugal, the duo only manages a handful of shows together a year, if any at all. This however all changes this January and February as Guy and Nibs kick off the year with a series of concerts around their home province of KZN including a one off concert at The Dive at UKZN, Pietermaritzburg.

     

    These two internationally renowned musicians have toured many major festivals and venues throughout Europe and the UK in promotion of their SAMA nominated album, “In the Shade of the Wild Fig”. The duo has also won the very prestigious “Standard Bank Ovation Award” at The National Arts Festival. These accolades led to further sold out performances at numerous festivals and concert halls in both South Africa and in Europe receiving rave reviews for both their live show and their recorded work. Van der Spuy and Buttery were then invited to perform with the 52 piece KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, dubbed “Africa’s greatest orchestra” and were later voted “Top Live Show of the Year” by The Cape Times.

     

    These two virtuosos collaborated on a series of shows in the early and mid-2000’s before their respective solo careers took off with whirlwind individual touring schedules across the globe. Their performing paths crossed at a major festival in Toulouse, France, and this inspired a new combination of performances and sowed the seeds for recording a full length album together. “In The Shade of the Wild Fig” showcases their mutual interest and deep love for World Music and different folk movements featuring numerous instruments such as the cuatro, mbira, tampura, sitar and various acoustic guitars.

     

    Their upcoming live performances will showcase their numerous recordings as well as the collected live work which is unique to every concert. They capture the spirit of an exciting New South Africa, with its vast melting pot of influences and colour.

     

     

  2. One Hit Wonderful

    One Hit WonderFul

    BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

     

    Hexagon DiveOne Hit Wonderful Poster

    Fri 3rd and Sat 4th February at 7 for 7.30pm

    Doors open at 6.45pm

    Picnic evenings – bring your food, but no drinks; there is a cash bar.

    Tickets R100pp

    Bookings: hexagon@ukzn.ac.za

     

    After playing to full houses in December, we are bringing the show back for 2 performances only in February!

    You remember these people: Carl Perkins, Jeannie C Riley, Kim Carnes, Eddie Holman, The BodyRockers…?

    Yeah, neither do we.

    Why? Because they had one hit number that rocked the world, and then they faded into obscurity, to become members of that exclusive club known as One Hit Wonders. But although we don’t remember them, we certainly remember their songs!

    Sandra Styles, Daniel Rossouw, Ryan Calder and Tammy Calder are once again gracing the Dive stage with their amazing voices and wacky humour. They are joined this year by guest artist, Katherine McLennand. Direction is by Peter Mitchell.

    In a tradition that started more than 15 years ago, the annual Dive show takes a look at various styles, genres, eras and artists and provides a fabulous relaxed evening of good music and fun. This year’s show includes One Hit Wonders such as  Lemon Tree, Lollipop, Mamy Blue, Venus, Don’t Worry Be Happy, I Like the Way You Move, Everlasting Love, Eloise, and many more.

    The traditional format remains: picnic evenings where patrons bring their own food, but no drinks, as there is a cash bar. It’s time to kick back, relax and remember some great hits and learn a little about who sang them, dragging them out of obscurity into the spotlight once more.

     


  3. Pieter-Dirk Uys

     

    Pieter-Dirk Uys returns to Pmb

     

    Tannie EvitaPDU

    Pieter-Dirk Uys

    Hexagon Theatre 21 – 25 February 2017

    Tues 21 Feb: 19h30 The Echo of a Noise

    Wed 22 Feb: 19h30 The Echo of a Noise

    Thursday 23 Feb: 19h30 An Evening with Evita Bezuidenhout

    Fri 24 Feb: 19h30 The Echo of a Noise

    Sat 25 Feb: 19h30 The Echo of a Noise

     

    Tickets R120/150 from www.webtickets.co.za 

    Bookings open 18th January

     

    This February sees the return of master satirist, the indefatigable Pieter-Dirk Uys, to the Hexagon Theatre with two of his shows:

    The Echo of a Noise and An Evening with Evita Bezuidenhout.

     

    Pieter-Dirk Uys presents the astonishing The Echo of a Noise - a one-man memoir. In The Echo of a Noise, South Africa’s foremost satirist sits on a barstool, opens his heart and talks about his private and public life leading the audience into his inner-sanctuary with stories that can evoke surprise, laughter and tears.

    Now in his 71st year, Uys doesn’t glance back at the successes and failures that have strengthened his belief in a constant improvement of his work, but at those small signposts that throughout his life subconsciously pointed him in a right and original direction: his father Hannes Uys and his mother Helga Bassel; his grandmothers, his teachers, his passions, Sophia Loren, censorship, false eyelashes and making a noise when everyone demanded silence.

    The second show he is presenting is An Evening with Evita Bezuidenhout for one night only on Thursday 23 February. "Inspirational; Transformational; Funny; Glamorous; Topical; Typically South African; Optimistic; Hopeful." These are some of the words used to describe Evita Bezuidenhout's recent State of the Nation address to corporates, conferences, think-tanks, indabas, award ceremonies and report-backs. Mrs Bezuidenhout is focusing on the need to move from the fearful negative that has infected our society to optimistic hope and excitement for a successful future for all.

     

    Spend some quality time with the most famous white woman in South Africa, a legend in her own lunchtime thanks to her cooking, an icon who can confront any aikona and share with her the optimism and fearlessness that has made her one of the most respected voices in our wilderness of free speech.

     

    “It is said when history repeats itself, it can take tragedy and turn it into farce. So banish the blues. Come and enjoy the blacks, whites, browns, yellows and ‘others’ that make up this unique country of our dreams. As long as we can laugh at our fear, we are still in charge of our future,”

    The Hexagon Theatre is part of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg campus: phone 033 260 5537 / hexagon@ukzn.ac.za / www.hexagon.ukzn.ac.za.

    Tickets available from  www.webtickets.co.za

    Also follow weekly episodes of ‘Evita’s Free Speech’ on YouTube every Sunday: www.evita.co.za


     


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