The whole family is invited to ‘Make Yourself at Home’ when KZN’s favourite home décor exhibition, the East Coast Radio House & Garden Show, opens its doors this year from the 28th June – 7th July at the Durban Exhibition Centre.
A highlight on KZN’s annual calendar, this year’s show promises a local experience like no other with ten days of non-stop entertainment. Exciting new features include a bigger and better Home-Grown Design & Food Fair (my favourite), where local makers, creators, crafters and designers will showcase their latest products; where you’ll also find delicious local eats and drinks from an array of food stalls and bars as well experience live music from emerging local artists. Kids will be kept busy in the all-improved Melissa and Doug play area where they will make new friends, learn new skills, enjoy educational activities hosted by the Magic Bean Foundation, and probably never want to leave!
But that’s not all. Show favourites such as the Builders Pavilion will keep the DIY-enthusiasts hooked with the latest home improvement hacks and ‘how-to’s’ and also showcase cool new tools. And if it’s household technology you’re interested in, Hirsch’s will be on-hand with the latest and best appliances for you to test out. As usual, visitors can expect to find exceptional deals, discounts and competitions; and might even be lucky enough to drive away in a brand new HAVAL H1, courtesy of HAVAL Tollgate, valued at R180 000!
To the foodies and budding cooks out there, your taste buds are in for a real treat as Durban Tourism brings you Discover Durban Cuisine, with top-class chefs sharing their tips and tricks to help you conquer the kitchen and impress even the most discerning palate with your new cooking skills. If you’re more into the eating than the cooking, book your table at one of our pop-up evening restaurants for a culinary feast prepared by some of KZN’s best chefs.
For our green-fingered fundis, gardening guru, Melanie Walker of Mel’s Treasures and star of TV-show Gardening 101, will share practical tips on gardening do’s and don’ts and inspire you with her beautifully designed garden installation themed ‘A Garden Sanctuary’ at the main entrance to the hall. There’ll be many opportunities to shop the latest in gardening trends and leave the show with a boot full of new plants and a head full of new ideas.
Those devoted to décor can expect to be inspired by some of Durban’s top interior designers, affiliated with the African Institute of Interior Design Professions (IID) who will show you simple and practical ways to bring the latest décor trends to life in your own home.
Design aficionados should expect the unexpected with this year’s Discover Durban Design installation, curated by renowned South African stylist, Claire Clark, in collaboration with Angela Shaw of the KZNSA Gallery. Based an Afro-Futura, the exhibition will highlight the immensely original work of Durban’s emerging and established artists and designers in a visual journey that is bold and brave. With local fashion and jewellery design featured alongside furniture, ceramics and textiles as well as exceptional works of art, visitors are invited to experience something completely new; that is edgy, dramatic and immersive and will make you proud to call KZN home.
A first for the show and for South Africa is the launch of ‘A Tiny Home’ – purpose-built, moveable homes that promote energy-efficient, sustainable living. These affordable and stylish down-sized homes embrace the concept of “work anywhere, live anywhere” and visitors to the show will have the opportunity to tour one of these homes before anyone else in the country.
Ever wanted to give surfing on Durban’s golden mile a go? Or perhaps you’ve always dreamed of ziplining across a deep gorge? This year you can with Tourism KZN’s virtual-reality experience. Immerse yourself in KZN’s diverse culture with this interactive and fun experience that the whole family can enjoy!
Everyone deserves a beautiful home and garden and with close to 500 exhibitors showing off their latest products and offering exclusive show deals and discounts, creating your dream home has never been this easy. Bring the whole family down and make yourselves at home, soak up the atmosphere and be inspired by the very best that KZN has to offer.
COMPETITION – I have tickets to giveaway to 3 winners.
Please answer the following question in the comments section below : What is your favourite feature of the show?
Notes : The prize is 2 tickets to each of the 3 winners. Winners will be able to collect their tickets from the show. You can also enter on my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages (answer the above question on my social media pages to get an extra entry). The competition runs from 10 June – 17 June 2019. Winners will be drawn on 18 June 2019.
CONGRATULATIONS TO : TERSIA, DAWN AND KRISHNIE
Ticket prices as follows:
R95 – Friday, Saturday, Sunday
R70 – Monday to Thursday
Note: Pensioners visiting the show from Monday to Thursday between 10am and 12pm will receive a voucher for one filter coffee/tea and one free muffin/Danish.
Note: Students must present a valid student card
Free (under 12)
Click on the link to purchase tickets online now.
Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door