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Join Gcina Mhlophe for a Special Women’s Day Performance of My Travelling Bag in Durban

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Artslink and the Rhumbelow Theatre in Durban invite you to a special Woman’s Day performance, “My Travelling Bag” by Gcina Mhlophe.

The show will take the form of a picnic dinner and will take place twice on Monday, 10 August. The first performance will start at 2 PM and the second will start at 6:30 PM. Tickets are available from Computicket and cost R120 per person and R100 for pensioners.

In “My Travelling Bag” Mhlophe will reflect on “33 years of suitcases bought, stamps in her passports, friendships, missed flights, mementos and memories”.

Don’t miss it!

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From a very young age I got to travel all over my home province, KwaZulu-Natal. From my hometown Hammarsdale to Port Shepstone, to Dundee, to Nongoma, it all seemed like such faraway places. I thought I was the most widely young person ever. It felt great!

But my beloved grandmother, Gogo, sounded a word of warning: “There is a bigger world out there.” Those were wise words indeed. How very prophetic too. In the past 33 years I have been blessed to travel the length and breadth of this amazing world. The number of suitcases I have bought, the stamps in my passports, amazing friendships. Oh the amazing experiences the countless mementos and memories that fill my head like an enchanted African forest. The amazing theatres, long hours at international airports, delayed flights, the many cultures and frustrating times filled with fear and homesickness.

But nothing can top the joy of sharing the stories of my people on world stages, the magical universality of these stories, proving once and for all that people are more alike than different. In my travelling bag there are all the 33 years of international travelling. But they can only be told and shared, one bowl at a time.


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