The BAT Centre is a hive of activity this month. Big events include The Crooners, Megamic and See Stars With soul.
 
We encourage you all to support Afrika Day at City Hall on 25 May and book for BAT Centre's Theatre Show "How Far?" as performed by the Born Frees.
 
Friday Music Workshop is hosting Auditions for the "Tribute to Brenda Fassie Show". Its a workshop, not a paid show.
 
Durban Youth Radio is looking for Radio presenters (5fm, Metro fm and East coast Radio style). Speak to the Station Manager for more details.
 
 
 
Every week at BAT 
 
Centre
 
Tuesdays
19h00-21h00  Drum Circle
Wednesdays
17h00-19h00  Nowadays Poetry Session
Fridays
12h00-14h00  Music Workshop
Saturdays
09h00-12h00  Fashion Design Class
13h00-15h00  Hip-hop & Contemporary Dance Class
 
 
NOTICE: The Afriportico Jazz Lounge is closed until further notice.
Sun - May
Afriportico Jazz Lounge is closed until further notice
No Sunday Jazz Sundowners in May
ALL jazz shows are postponed to a later date…
We apologise to all our Jazz lovers, appreciators and followers.
The next Jazz session will be in JULY.
Tue 20 May
Drumming
BAT Foyer
19h00-21h00Drum Circle(every Tuesday)
Release stress, rejuvenate, be motivated and have fun.  Drum Circle with Richard Ellis is back! More info & bookings: 079 582 7266
Wed 21 May
Poetry
(every Wed) 
Mission Control
17h00-19h00Nowadays Poetry Session”.  (free)
Izimbongi Zesimanje/Nowadays Poets is a platform for the nurturing of Written and Spoken Word talent, includes storytelling and other Poetic Arts. Everyone is Welcome. Info: publicity@batcentre.co.za
Fri 23 May
Workshop
(every Friday)
Sipho Gumede Hall
12h00-14H00 Music Workshop  (free)
AUDITIONS: Brenda Fassie Tribute. Workshop: Stage technique, staging a show, compiling profiles, marketing yourself, meeting other Musicians, making money! programs@batcentre.co.za Or publicity@batcentre.co.za
Sat 24 May
Modelling
(every Saturday)
Dance Studio
 
09h00-12h00Fashion Design Classes”.
Get the latest fashion design skills at the most affordable rates in Durban. From basic sewing to dazzling couture. This comprehensive course aims at developing high caliber designers by empowering you with the widest range of useful skills for the tough world of fashion design. End of year Fashion Show is a highlight.
 Nisha 0833361040 or chenilleacademy@yahoo.com
Script Writing
(every Saturday)
Dance Studio
10h00-13h00Dancing Pencils”. (R?)
Script writing workshop for kids under 13yrs old.
For more details: felicitykeats@gmail.com
Dance Class
(every Saturday)
Dance Studio
13h00-15h00Hip-hop & Contemporary Dance Classes”.
Learn to gyrate, pop, lock, krump, b-boy and meet other dancers. Beginners and advanced are all welcome. For general fitness & loads of fun. (R100 per month). 0718389798 / 0748537344. lindandlovu00@gmail.com OR dhis@youngstarproduction.com
Hip-hop
Sipho Gumede Hall
11h00-16h00Mega Mic Hip-Hop Show(R30)
Dance, Rap, Beat-box and more! Not to be missed, this show is for all true hip-hop fans.
Poetry Show
Mission Control
18h00-22h00See Stars with Soul(R100)
Collective of female artists who are not just talented but passionate about their craft and have built a fellowship. This captivating, soulful show is bound to leave all who are there to witness mesmerized!
R100 pre-booked tickets on 061 940 1568
Thu 29 May
Women only
Resource Centre
17h00-19h00The Circle of Women(R?) 
(Ladies only) Gather for an evening of music, sharing gifts & talents, music, poetry, dance.Come as you are. Creating a magical evening together. Contact: Linda Lazarczykova on lindz.laz@gmail.com
Fri 30 May
&
Sat 31 May
Music. Sipho Gumede Hall
20h00-22h00The Crooners”  (R120) (computicket)
Edris Fredericks, Bana George, Ortil Singh featuring Lendel Moonsamy & Anthony Joseph take you on a melodious, nostalgic musical journey through 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.
Friday & Saturday
Tue 10 Jun
Life skills
Resource Centre
17h00-19h00Afrikology Series of Workshops(R50)
Afrikology is the logical study of Afrika.
Ntokozo 073-2249869 (every 2nd Tues of the month)
facebook: instituteofafrikologyandlectures
Tue 16 Jun
Theatre
Sipho Gumede Hall
 
 
15h00-16h30How Far? - Theatre Show(R20)
What do the born-free’s think of the new South Africa? It’s funny, sad, overwhelming, good, liberating, crazy, filled with technology and confusion. Open to all ages, come and hear our message. Directed by: Kulfire Hadebe, Menzi Maseko & Jonathan Heidorn.
Bookings: 031-3320451. E-mail: programs@batcentre.co.za
Thu 26 Jun
Women only
Resource Centre
17h00-19h00 “The Circle of Women(R?) 
(Ladies only) Gather for an evening of music, sharing gifts & talents, music, poetry, dance.Come as you are. Creating a magical evening together.
Contact: Linda Lazarczykova on lindz.laz@gmail.com
Thu 28 Jun
Hip-hop
Sipho Gumede Hall
11h00-16h00 “Mega Mic Hip-Hop Show(R30)
Dance, Rap, Beat-box and more! Not to be missed, this show is for all true hip-hop fans.
Menzi Mcunu Art Gallery  01 – 30 May 2014
Exhibition = Select Artworks from Visual Arts Program Class of 2013