Desmond Does Durban

Our favourite heathen, Russel Smith, returns to gigs and writing reviews for us, bands and ladies beware. He kicks off his return with a few choice words on Desmond and The Tutus recent gig at Live.     Having been out the of the loop on the live music front for a spell, it was a bittersweet reunion to find myself surrounded by familiar sweaty bodies and some new ones all eagerly anticipating the evening’s bill of entertainment at... Read More

Miss Molly

We’re a pretty fashionable bunch at DIY, we even know what colour blocking is, but when it comes to fashion in Durban, one blogger is ahead of the curve. We chatted to Melissa Kieser about the dos and don’ts of blogging and staying fashionable in Durban.   DIY: First off, can we get a little background info on who are you and what you do? Melissa: My name is Melissa Kieser, recently married, happy girl living in Durban. I spend... Read More

Dee Donaldson

We caught up with local artist and teacher, Dee Donaldson about her latest body of work produced from the Alter Ego exhibition at the Rust en Vrede Art Gallery and about her love for exploring new mediums and using her work to communicate ideas that words can’t.     DIY: How would you describe your art? What drives you to create? Dee: I suppose contemporary, figurative painting is a way of describing it. I work in oil mostly, although... Read More

DIY Does DIFF, Again

Yup, it’s a sequel. We’re bringing you daily coverage of DIFF this week. Aren’t we nice? Today, Bob Perfect reviews This Is Not A Film, Russell Grant covers the Wavescape selections: Rebel Sessions and The Art Of Flight, and we welcome a guest writer, Jason Duvenage, who caught Beware of Mr Baker and Tyrannosaur over the weekend.   This Is Not A Film reviewed by Bob Perfect   After the last two days of being inspired,... Read More

Made In Durban

Shame, some guys are always behind the trends. Whilst most young Durbanites are looking to the East for their taste of the world, these poor chinas are making a go of it up North. I present to you the first episode of Made In Durban, a reality show that documents four Durbanites living in London.  Read More