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PMB Got Talent?

September 18, 2013



THE Gay and Lesbian Network, and Marshall Music Midlands, will be bringing the first PMB Got Tal­ ent show to the city on 4 October and are calling for all potential tal­ ent to enter. The focus of the competition is to identify and showcase local tal­ entwhowillperformattheannual Pink Myanh festival taking place in December

Some of the participants who have already entered the PMB Got Talent contest are (from left) Africa Dlamini (poetry), Zama Maseme (African dance) and Pierre Buckley (singing). PHOTO: SUPPLIED

The talent competition com­ prises five categories: dance, sing­ ing, rapping, poetry and musical instrument. Participants wishing to enter can do so either as a solo or group act. Auditions for the competition will take place on 28 September at 10am at the Allan Wilson Shell­ hole, 5 Alan Paton Avenue (next to the YMCA).

Entryformsareavailableatthe Gay and Lesbian Network offices at 187A Burger Street, Marshall Music Midlands at Cascades Life­ style Centre and Msunduzi Pieter­ maritzburg Tourism Association. For more information contact Sdu Mncube or Anthony Wald­ hausenat0333426165oratdirec­ – Sup­ plied


The surreal artwork of Mary Sibande will be showcased at the Tatham Art Gallery.

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HE Tatham Art Gallery is currently showcasing the artwork of the 2013 Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner for visual arts, Mary Sibande. The dramatic and surreal artwork of Sibande portrays Victorian clothing, uniforms of domestic workers, overalls of labourers and the robes worn by Zion Church worshippers. Sibande’s eye for creativity has taken her to France, Switzerland, the USA and Germany,andherworkhasbeenshowcasedinvarious countries including Paris, Venice, Helsinki, Rio de Janeiro and Dakar. Tatham Art Gallery assistant director,

Bryony Clark, said that the Gallery is excited tobehostingSibande’spiecesandinvitedthe public to visit the gallery and see the work. “We are very excited. Mary is very talented and her work is phenomenal. We would like people to come out in great numbers to see her work. We encourage people to come and soak up this rich heritage at the Gallery. As the custodians of cultural programs, we always welcome people at the Gallery,” said Clark, adding that there would be no entry fee. She said that the Tatham Art Gallery is a national art museum and has a collection of ninetienth, twentieth and twenty–first century artwork from the British, French and South African cultures. “We have exhibitions taking place every

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year. For schools that do not offer art classes, we do offer classes at R60 per pupil. We have a waiting list so schools need to phone in to find out when they can come,” said Clark. She said that interested schools should contact Kobie Venter at 033 392 2819. Access to the Tatham Art galleryisthroughtheparliamentary parking along Langalibalele (Longmarket)Street,justbeforeChief Albert Luthuli (Commercial) Street. To see more photos of Mary Sibande’s work, please visit Maritzburg Fever’s website

Mary Sibande … She has an eye for crea­ tivity that has taken her to France, Swit­ zerland, the USA and Germany PHOTO: SUPPLIED

A contest for those batty about baking THE first Great Midlands Bake–off will be taking place at Howick High School on 1 October and all proceeds will be donated to the Sunfield Home in Howick. The Midlands Women’s Forum, together with The Oyster Box in Durban, have joined forces to bring this event to the Midlands. The competition is open to all paid– up members of the Women’s Forum. The Oyster Box’s executive chef, Kevin Joseph, and general manager, Wayne Coetzer, will judge the entries based on appearance, consistency and aroma. There are seven categories, including cakes (Victoria sponge), cakes (other cakes and loaves), tarts and flans, sconesandmuffins,rusks,biscuitsand shortbread, pastries and the most amazing cupcake. The cost is R20 per entry, per category and each entry has to be given a name and a short story of how the baked item earned that name. For their efforts, bakers will be in line to win a selection of prizes from the Oyster Box, including a two–night stay


Getting their tastebuds ready for judging in the Great Midlands Bake–off are (from left) Wayne Coetzer (hotel general manager), Barbie Hamilton and Kevin Joseph (Oyster Box executive chef). for first place, lunch at the hotel for six peopleforsecondplaceandhighteafor four people at the Oyster Box for third. All prizes include return transfers from Howick. All cakes baked for the event will be

sold after the competition, the proceeds of which will go to Howick High School. For more information on the Great Midlands Bake-off, contact Mary Carlisle at – Supplied

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