DCC Members Benefit

The Playhouse takes pleasure in partnering with Durban Country Club, offering its members an on-going benefit of 20% discount, currently obtainable for the award winning stage show, Crepuscule, on 6th May at 14h00 and 7th May at 14h00. Crepuscule (which means ‘twilight’) is written by cultural icon Can Themba and adapted for the stage by award-winning director Khayelihle Dom Gumede. Based on Themba’s real-life romance with a white woman in the 1950’s, the story is set in the romanticised Sophiatown era and is described as a story about human connection and the search for freedom and humanity in a world that sought to deny it. Tickets for these performances are available via Computicket. All DCC members can phone reception to acquire the code in order to get their discount.

Durban’s Playhouse complex links the city’s present with its past. The current theatre facade preserves two of the city’s most famous landmarks, situated adjacent to each other in central Anton Lembende Street (formerly Smith Street) opposite the City Hall. They were first conceived as cinemas, namely the glamorous Prince’s Theatre which originated in 1926; and the grand Tudor-styled Playhouse, which originally opened its doors to public fanfares and capacity house in 1935. In the early 1980s, these two celebrated entertainment venues underwent expert renovation and conversion into a state-of-the-art, multi-venue theatre complex that faithfully preserved many of the buildings’ original characteristics and architectural features. This was officially opened in the mid ’80s as The Natal Playhouse, subsequently to become known by its present-day title The Playhouse, Kwazulu-Natal’s premier theatre complex and home of The Playhouse Company.

Road Closures

Deloitte Challenge - Sun, 7 May

The Deloitte Challenge is being held on the 7th of May 2017 and road closures will affect the Club. There will be no access from the M4, members and guests will only be able to enter from NMR Ave (Masabalala Yengwa) or from Walter Gilbert west (Isaiah Ntshangase). Outside of the Club, Walter Gilbert will have the southern side lane closed but the northern side (same side as the club) will have two lanes - entry and exit - open to DCC.

Fixture List

DayDateDurban Country ClubBeachwood
Sat6 MayAllianceBetterball Stableford
Sun7 MayTanglewood (PM)East Coast / Jay / Big 3 Group
Mon8 MayCaddie LeagueSenior League
Tue9 MayOpen to AllLadies (AM)
Wed10 MayLife Health Care Golf DayTIB Sponsor Day
Thurs11 MayOpen to AllMOTS (PM)
Fri12 MayOpen to AllLadies Club Champs
Sat13 MayBetterballMonthly Mug
Sun14 MayMinara Golf DayOpen to All

Ladies Golf

Membership Drive

http://www.durbancountryclub.co.za/home/membership/apply-for-membership/

Golf Special

Upcoming Events

Wine Tasting with La Bri Estate

The Durban Wine Society is looking forward to hosting Irene Waller, Winemaker and GM of this historic 17th Century Franschoek Estate. Owned by ex Durbanite, Robin Hamilton, the farm and vineyards have undergone a significant overhaul.

This should be both a fun and informative evening and we look forward to welcoming you and your friends to enjoy some great Franschoek wines.

Date: 10 May 2017
Venue: DCC
Time: 18h45 for 19h00
Cost: R205 per person – includes wine tasting and dinner
RSVP: Linzi via email durbanwinesociety@gmail.com

Mother's Day - Sun, 14 May

Meet bestselling international author Lesley Pearse!

Lesley has sold over 10 million books worldwide so we are delighted to welcome her to Durban on 15th May to promote the paperback edition of her latest book “Dead to Me”.

This is a particularly special event for Books & Books as she was the very first author who we hosted when we opened in 2006!

DATE: Monday, 15th May 2017
TIME: 12h00 for 12h30
VENUE: The Athlone Room, Durban Country Club
RSVP: admin@booksandbooks.co.za
or call 031 563 6288

R255 per person (includes lunch and a complimentary glass of wine)

Bookings close at 5pm on Monday, 8th May.

Kindly note that bookings will only be confirmed once proof of payment is received.

Lesley Pearse is one of the UK's best-loved novelists with fans across the globe and a life story as fascinating as her novels. A true storyteller and a master of gripping story-lines that keep the reader hooked from beginning to end, Pearse introduces you to characters who are impossible not to care about or forget. There is no formula to her books or easily defined genre. Whether crime as in 'Till We Meet Again', historical adventure like 'Never Look Back', or the passionately emotive 'Trust Me', she engages her readers completely.

Quiz Night - Wed, 17 May

Golf Trust Draw - Fri, 26 May

Festival of Bubbles - Sun, 28 May

Seniors' - Tue, 30 May

Fitness Classes

Members please note that due to popular demand, the fitness classes are now on a Monday & Thursday at 17h00

Feedback from Mike: Kim's classes are great. A beautiful and inspiring setting, friendly atmosphere and the right mix of hard work and fun. Having participated for the past month, I have more energy and feel more flexible. I highly recommend these classes.

 

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