The proactive Glenwood Community Forum in Durban believes this bustling and vibrant suburb is “a good place to live, work, educate and raise a family”. To this end, they are hosting their annual weekend festival with events on Saturday and Sunday, September 6 and 7.
Opening on Thursday evening, September 4, will be a showcase of more than 100 works of art from the various local high schools, which will be on display at the Corner Café in an exhibition curated by Sarie de Beer and facilitated by Stewart Littler. The works can be viewed over the weekend.
The Saturday will have lots of sports and fun family events for Glenwoodians. Starting at 7am with the Life Entabeni Hospital 5km Fun Walk and Run from Stella Club, followed by the Waltons “Back-to-School” Treasure Hunt in Bulwer Park for children, at 10am with over 100 prizes to be claimed. This year there will be two age groups – the littlies will go first (pre-school to grade one), followed by grade two and older.
Radio personality Dave Guselli will be the broadcast host for the festival, sponsored by SuperSpar Glenwood. The annual Glenwood Chess Challenge will be on at Glenwood Prep, featuring school teams from invited schools. The Camelot College Craft Market, also at Glenwood Prep, will once again have lots of interesting craft goods on sale.
Glenwood Prep School will host a Pre-Schools fun morning, with children’s games; jumping castles; clowns; horse rides and participative activities for the littlies – for free.
Mid-morning, from 11.30am to noon, there will be a Junior Soccer 7-A-Side Challenge featuring the Glenwood Community Church team being pitted against Glenwood High School Select team.
Starting at noon, there will be a special performance by the Durban Girls’ High School Drummies and Glenwood High School Band, showing precision, musicality and skill.
A highlight of the sporting programme is the North Durban All-Star Soccer Team taking on the Glenwood All-Star Soccer team, also at Glenwood Prep. Attendees will be able to see the stars of yesteryear and a few of our current soccer stars in action in a game starting at 12.30 pm and ending at 1.30 pm.
That evening, from 6.30pm for 7pm until late at Glenwood Prep there will be an elegant School Dinner Dance with a mix of dance music to suit all tastes, plus some strict tempo numbers, by DR. Fester. To book your seat, call 031 2015165. Tickets are R200 per head and includes a four course meal.
What has become a monthly occurrence, The Bulwer Food & Craft Lover’s Market, has been included into the festival programme. It will be run again on the Sunday morning in Bulwer Park from 10am until 2pm. There will be a range of deli-items for an open-air spring picnic brunch; and there will be gift ideas; décor inspirations; and arts and crafts on sale. A special festival feature of the market will be the inclusion of The Artists in Action: get inspired by artists working at their easels under the shade of the trees and watch works of art in progress.
Sunday is a “Community Day of Prayer”. An interdenominational service will be held at the Glenwood High School at 6.30 pm. Entry is free and all are welcome. Monetary gifts or food parcels for the Jeanette Smit Seniors’ Home in Glenwood.
* For more information, visit www.glenwoodforum.org.za, or call the Glenwood Festival Info Line on 087 941 4614.