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Event Date Sunday, 20 January 2013
Event End Date Sunday, 20 January 2013
Cut off date Sunday, 20 January 2013
Individual Price 300.00
PAST EVENT (20 Feb 2013) The first screening will be dermatologist Richard Weller and the topic: "Could the sun be good for your heart?" This short TED talk focuses on the role played by the sun as it interacts with your skin. The second TED talk is presented by Alanna Shaikh who specialises in global wellness. She talks about the effects of Alzheimers not only on the sufferer but also on the family and provides advice on what to look out for.
Event Date Wednesday, 20 February 2013
PAST EVENT (22 April 2013) Join LLLKZN in celebrating 200 years since the publication of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice'. The evening includes supper. 2013 is an anniversary year for lovers of Jane Austen’s novels: 200 years since “Pride and Prejudice” was published. LLLkzn is commemorating this by holding a Jane Austen-themed supper at Colombo Factory shop. Everyone must bring along something linked to Jane Austen’s world (for example, women:Indian shawl, muslin, off-the-neck hair-style, bonnet, for men: Regency coat-tails, Napoleonic hat, snuff box etc). Price includes buffet supper and introduction to Jane Austen’s novels, as well as a film excerpt from “Pride and Prejudice” where Lizzy offers Darcy a cup of coffee. Colombo experts will tell us about coffee and there will be a specialist tea stall – so bring along extra money to buy specialist coffee and tea. This is LLLKZN's first supper evening at Columbo, so please give us your support. We are able to accommodate 50 people. There is safe parking as well as a car guard present.
Event Date Monday, 22 April 2013
PAST EVENT (14 May 2013) The future is always uncertain, but if you have a plan you are better prepared to face challenges and take advantage of new opportunities. Learn how to prepare and use budgets (financial plans) to help your organisation meet the future. This is a practical course which will discuss preparing budgets and implementing budgetary control in small organisations. Topics to be covered include: Why prepare budgets? Steps to developing sound Operational Budgets. The importance of feeding these into a Master Budget to map the future (Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Budgets will be covered). The use of spreadsheets in preparing budgets and monitoring performance. The course will comprise two lectures: In the first lecture, the basic principles of budget will be explained and the different types of budgets and their interaction discussed. The second lecture will work through a detailed spreadsheet example, showing how a budget is prepared and developing a Master Budget. Course notes and sample spreadsheets will be emailed to participants at the end of the course. About the presenter Colin Sinclair has over 30 years of practical experience in budgeting, in both small and large industrial companies, as well as 10 years of lecturing in Management Accounting and Financial Management. He has degrees in Accounting and Management Accounting, and before retirement, was a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Event Date Tuesday, 14 May 2013
PAST EVENT (15 May 2013) "Backed by stunning illustrations, David Christian narrates a complete history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the Internet, in a riveting 18 minutes." This will be followed by a YouTube user describing religion's inability to satisfy him in the face of scientific knowledge.
Event Date Wednesday, 15 May 2013
PAST EVENT (20 May 2013) An informative overview of contemporary sculptural processes, reference to historical practice and the origins of these processes. An interactive session which includes practical demonstrations. Sculpture Appreciation - In this section of the evening we attempt to lay the foundation on which participants can rely when making practical applications. This is a broad review of sculptural practice throughout the ages and provides a appreciation of the skills, equipment, materials and techniques involved. Practical demonstrations showing the different processes and materials used in sculptural practice will also take place as well as physical examples of sculptures. Primary areas to be addressed include: Additive Sculpture; Reductive Sculpture; Mounding and Casting. About the presenter : George Holloway is a renowned Durban sculptor.
Event Date Monday, 20 May 2013
PAST EVENT (22 May 2013) This session takes the form of health professionals providing an overview of their treatments involving Zelda - a Body Talk practitioner; Charlton Butt - a chiropractor and Dietician - Julie Thomas Dr Butt is a Chiropractor running his practice from the DHS Sports Medicine Centre. He runs a family-based practice and treat all ages, genders and customs. The focus of his practice is however that of being a sports-based injury assessment and treatment centre. "Chiropractors are what we call Non-Invasive Neuromuscularskeltal Specialists," says Dr Butt. "This means that we work on the nerves and muscles and joints from a non-surgery perspective. The focus of my profession and discipline is spinal health and wellbeing. Naturally we assess and treat back ache, neck ache, head aches and migraines as our core business, but the dynamic relationship of our spine with our body is the focus of our speciality. However, being a sports based practice I treat a whole range of conditions from those listed above to sports injuries, arthritis, and age and stress related injuries." Julie Thomas is a Registered Dietitian working both in a clinical hospital setting and in private practice. She has a particular interest in helping individuals achieve their nutrition goals by optimising their diet and providing on-going motivation and support. She is registered with Discovery to perform the Vitality Nutrition Assessment and regularly runs Wellness Days with a Biokineticist and Nurse for a convenient opportunity to earn vitality points. She thoroughly enjoys lecturing and giving health talks. Her talk will be entitled "Food Labels: An introduction on deciphering them & use them wisely",
Event Date Wednesday, 22 May 2013
PAST EVENT (17 July 2013) Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. Inspired by Nigerian history and tragedies all but forgotten by recent generations of westerners, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novels and stories are jewels in the crown of diasporan literature. Her first novel was the highly-acclaimed "Purple Hibiscus" and her second is about to be released as a film ' "Half of the Yellow Sun". In addition, Chimamanda's latest novel "Americanah" has garnered acclaim from near and far propelling her into the realm of Africa's literary 'greats'!
Event Date Wednesday, 17 July 2013
PAST EVENT (31 July 2013) For book lovers, keen readers, academics and Literature students who would like to gain insight into this acclaimed writer. An inspiration to read her works. A TED lecture with readings and discussions on this acclaimed Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, Orange Prize winner for her first novel “Purple Hibiscus”. Her second novel, “Half of the Yellow Sun” set against the backdrop of the Biafran war, is soon to be released as a film. There will be readings from her books, which will be available for purchase. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE AND ARE INCLUDED IN THE COST. 25% DISCOUNT FOR BOOKINGS AND PAYMENT RECEIVED 48 HOURS BEFORE THE EVENT
Event Date Wednesday, 31 July 2013
PAST EVENT (19 Aug 2013) This exciting seminar is aimed to create awareness that maintaining a healthy eating plan does not mean that you can never eat out, or when you do you are limited to “boring” foods or salads. Learn practical ways to not derail your diet when dining out to enjoy these meals guilt free. Many individuals these days are trying to maintain a healthy eating plan or even dieting for a specific reason. My goal as a Registered Dietitian is to education individuals that healthy eating needn’t be difficult and that there are many simple lifestyle changes that can bring about dramatic changes to your body shape and functionality. South Africans enjoy socialising and meeting over a cup of coffee, a quick lunch or a leisurely dinner with friends or family – these situations often leave dieters feeling that they must eat boring grilled foods or salads only and this course aims to show you that this is not the case always and to teach you ways around this so that you can still enjoy meals out however with practical tips on how to enjoy your food out without derailing your diet and the associated feelings of guilt.
Event Date Monday, 19 August 2013
PAST EVENT (24 Aug 2013) An informative walk will be led by Derek Nicholson, in Umbilo Park. Derek will explain the importance of mapping trees that should be preserved and these trees will be labeled with WESSA tags.
Event Date Saturday, 24 August 2013
PAST EVENT (28 Aug 2013) Charlotte Mbali will be talking about her recent trip to Turkey illustrated with photographs highlighting Turkey as a tourist destination. The fee of R120 (R90 early bird) will include refreshments of Turkish mezes ( vegetarian), wine and Turkish teas. As a bridge between Europe and Asia, the country has been home to various civilisations: Hittite, Phrygian, Macedonian-Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman, and each has left traces, in artefacts, buried towns, painted frescoes, and superb mosques and museums. The craft goods marketed to tourists include the famous Turkish carpets; silk and leather products and beautifully painted pottery. Turkish cookery is also notable for combining the traditions of their nomad ancestors with Mediterranean flavours. All this will be presented and analysed to see how Turkey, as a middle income country like South Africa, organises to increase its tourist industry and brand Turkey. Maybe a chance to savour some Turkish delights !
Event Date Wednesday, 28 August 2013
PAST EVENT (26 May / 17 June / 31 Aug) Participate in an Urban Adventure with Stuart Talbot as he takes you on a walk in the magnificent city of Durban. The Arcades are an acclaimed feature of central Durban, but many suburbanites do not venture there. Here is an opportunity to walk through several of them and enjoy the sights, sounds and fragrances of the vibrant trading booths there.
Event Date Saturday, 31 August 2013
PAST EVENT (7 Sept 2013) DIY for the Ladies! Information, practical guidelines and demonstrations on a broad range of technical skills, useful around the home. Come and Learn the following 'How to's: Measure and hang a picture Measure and install a shelf Measure and install a curtain rail Discussion and illustration of various fasteners used in walls Suggestions for tools home, application and suppliers For women (& men who have been hounded by their women) who want to get things off the floor, beautify the home or organise a store room.
Event Date Saturday, 07 September 2013
PAST EVENT (18 Sept 2013) " How do we learn to embrace our vulnerabilities and imperfections so that we can engage in our lives from a place of authenticity and worthiness? How do we cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection that we need to recognize that we are enough – that we are worthy of love, belonging, and joy?" Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past ten years studying vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame.
Event Date Wednesday, 18 September 2013
PAST EVENT (25 Sept 2013). As 2013 celebrates the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's novel - Pride and Prejudice, Stella Risi will take us through her world.
Event Date Wednesday, 25 September 2013
PAST EVENT (17 October 2013) Good design looks great, yes -- but why shouldn't it also feel great, smell great and sound great? Designer Jinsop Lee (a TED Talent Search winner) shares his theory of 5-sense design, with a handy graph and a few exciting examples. TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a global set of conferences owned by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, formed to disseminate "ideas worth spreading."They address a wide range of topics within the research and practice of science and culture, often through storytelling. The speakers are given a maximum of 18 minutes to present their ideas in the most innovative and engaging ways they can.
Event Date Thursday, 17 October 2013
PAST EVENT (24 October 2013) Explore the old abandoned Addington Children’s Hospital, in Durban, through the means of Urban Exploration (Urbex) Photography. As Addington Children's Hospital begins to breathe new life, we take a look at how she looked just a few years ago, abandoned, neglected and heart sore. Now appreciating the reason for her existence we will see imagery from past and present (and future) and learn about Urban Exploration (Urbex) Photography. With a short introduction from a Midwife who nursed in the Addington Children's Hospital, we would like to invite any one who has any association with the Hospital, perhaps having nursed there, or worked in any other capacity, to please join us. If you have photographs or other memorabilia, please contact us so that we can perhaps facilitate this into the evening.
Event Date Thursday, 24 October 2013
PAST EVENTS - Technology Brendon Hatcher runs a range of niche-area computer courses. His plain English approach to explaining technical concepts, as well as his broad range of experience working with businesses, NGOs, and private users ensures that you will understand and be able to apply the knowledge gained in the course. Managing a digital photo collection (Picasa); Excel for beginners (Part 1 & 2); Editing, printing and sharing photos (Picasa); Podcasts for Educators (Part 1&2); Creating an online profile; Google Apps for Business; Blogging (Part 1 & 2); Google Apps for Business (Part1); Internet Empowerment; Powerpoint for Beginners (Part 1 & 2); An Internet Odyssey: Discovering the power of the Internet (Part 1 & 2); E-Reading Gadgets
Event Date Friday, 25 October 2013
Unfortunately, we have had to cancel the course due to insufficient registrations. We make every effort to avoid cancelling courses. However, since our fees for attending are low, we simply cannot run courses that do not attract sufficient registrations. Richard Finch will present the acclaimed novel, Purple Hibiscus, written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, early in 2014
Event Date Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Individual Price 120.00

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