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Tag Archives: Durban

Mitchell Park in Durban, still a great place to take kids

Since moving to Jo’burg from Durban 14 years ago, some things in Durban have changed for the worse (oh my goodness, what has happened to East Coast Radio?), some for the better (The Bush Tavern in Umdloti) and many have stayed the same.  Remaining as special and dear to me as before.  Mitchell Park seems to have retained all the qualities ... Read More »

The History of LiPS – Brett Beiles at the helm

A while ago I wrote about the formation of Durban’s Live Poets Society (LiPS) and my time with the group. I asked Brett Beiles to write about the years when he took the reigns. This is his story. LiPSomania Brett Beiles Convenor: January 2002-August 2007 Poetry helps to concentrate the mind, crystallise emotion and distil the spirit. These processes make ... Read More »

LAUNCHING A NOVEL IDEA – SOMETHING OLD AND ABUNDANTLY NEW

UPDATE – A Novel Idea is no longer at this address and may be re-opened in the future at a different place The grand opening of a new gem in Durban’s crown will be held on Saturday 26th April from 10am – 2pm. The store is situated at Shop 5 Westville North Centre, 157 Blair Atholl Rd. A Novel Idea ... Read More »

Durban – I heart Market

The texture, the colours and aromas of food and craft markets are a sensual delight.  I have now found my favourite.  The I heart (written as the heart symbol) Market at the Moses Mabhida stadium grounds in Durban.  During our winter visit to Durban a special classmate from Maris Stella class of ’86 arranged that we meet at the I ... Read More »

Not so rough on the Bluff

In my school days the inhabitants of the Bluff in Durban were labelled “rough and tough”.  I currently live in Boksburg which would be the Johannesburg equivalent,  the joke’s on me now.  I have not visited the Bluff for about 20 years.  While we were in Durban I saw a pic of the Bluff’s Brighton Beach on the ‘I Love ... Read More »

Homeward bound?

There’s an ache in my sternum as we drive out of Durban. Each road familiar, mapped in my psyche. No specific memories occupy my mind but flashes of impressions associated with each place, passing like trees seen from the car window, intangible in my visions periphery. Fleeting emotions and reminders that this is where I belong. Subliminal, wordless poetry, striking ... Read More »