This coming Tuesday South Africa celebrates Heritage Day! With plenty of events to keep you entertained and informed, Heritage Day 2019 promises to be a fantastic day out! Below are just some of the things planned for this year’s celebrations:
Chimes of Freedom: Songs of Protest, Persuasion & Politics
Multi-instrumentalist, Richard Haslop, veteran bluesman, Will Wallace and folk musician, Mike Raftery, join forces to present ‘Chimes of Freedom’. The show, which features seven different instruments – acoustic and electric guitars; dobro; mandolin; resonator; weissenborn; and bouzouki – takes place at the Rhumbelow Theatre in Umbilo, and costs R150 per ticket, with discounted tickets available for pensioners and children. For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the event’s Facebook page.
Celebrate Heritage Day at Moyo Ushaka!
Celebrate Heritage Day with a delectable buffet, featuring traditional South African favourites and live entertainment by Rene Tshiakanyi! The cost per adult is R259, with children eating lunch for R119. For bookings please phone (031) 332 0606, or for further information visit Vibescout’s Facebook page.
Heritage Through our Eyes at The Atrium, Berea Mall
Join the Atrium as they showcase South African heritage through art, with an amazing selection of South African artists showing off the rich culture of our country. The AIDS Foundation of South Africa will also be offering free testing at the mall from the 23rd to the 27th September. For further information please visit the Atrium’s Facebook page.
Phansi Museum, Exhibition Opening: Umshado (Marriage)
Visit Phansi Museum this Heritage Day for the grand opening of an exhibition celebrating Umshado (marriage). African bridal accessories from Ndwedwe and areas outside of KZN will be used to decorate life-sized dolls in celebration of African heritage. The exhibition will also include traditional utensils that were made and used at Umshado ceremonies, including beer pots for umqombothi and grass mats known as amabaxa. Crafters from the KwaZwelibomvu area will be in attendance to celebrate the exhibition’s opening. For further information please visit the Phansi Museum’s Facebook page.
Let’s not forget our own Durban Local History Museums which are also definitely worth a visit during Heritage Month. Visit our our home page to find a museum near you!