Registration opens for Music & Well-Being Conference

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MUSIC & WELL-BEING
Tuesday 6 to Saturday 10 August 2013
Conservatory, Thabo Mbeki Drive, Potchefstroom

The MASARA Research Niche Entity at the School of Music, NWU will present the first International Conference on Music & Well-Being from 6-10 August 2013 at the Conservatory in Potchefstroom. This conference is a response to renewed international interest in the role of music in pursuing what Prof David J. Elliott calls “a life of well-being, flourishing, fulfilment, and constructive happiness”. The focus of the conference will therefore be on physical, emotional, social, psychological and spiritual/religious well-being.

Several paper presentations, roundtable discussions, poster sessions, workshops and music performances will be featured during the conference, and Prof David J. Elliott himself will be one of the keynote speakers. Other presenters include well-known experts in this field: Prof June Boyce-Tillman (University of Winchester, UK), Prof Johan Cilliers (US), Prof Virginia Davids (UCT), Prof Karendra Devroop (UNISA), Dr John Habron (Coventry University, UK), Prof Anri Herbst (UCT), and Prof Hetta Potgieter (NWU).

Registration for the conference is now open and early-bird registration (with reduced fees) closes on 14 June 2013. Considerable discounts are also available to students who wish to attend the conference. For further information, contact Ms Hannelie Viviers at tel. (018) 299-4457 / e-mail: hannelie.viviers@nwu.ac.za or visit the conference website at www.musicwellbeing.co.za .

The research entity Musical Arts in South Africa: Resources and Applications (MASARA) was founded in 2008 in the Faculty of Arts on the Potchefstroom Campus of North-West University. It focuses on selected music cultures in South Africa, with particular reference to Tswana and other local music cultures. MASARA is a Swahili female name meaning “joy” – a term which aptly describes the affective value of musical performance.

SCHOOL OF MUSIC NWU – French works for magnificent organ

COLIN CAMPBELL ~ organ
Tuesday 28 May 2013
Dutch Reformed Church Miederpark ~ 19:30

The School of Music concert series for the first semester closes on Tuesday 28 May 2013 with an organ recital at 19:30 by local organist Colin Campbell in the Dutch Reformed Church Miederpark. Colin Campbell has lectured at the School of Music since 2008 and he recently received his doctoral degree in church music from North-West University.

His programme for this concert consists of several large organ works, mainly from the French organ repertoire, suited to the magnificent organ in the church. He will, however, include the famous and very popular “Toccata and Fugue in d minor” by JS Bach as well.

Tickets are available at the Conservatory in Thabo Mbeki Drive (tel. 018-299-1692), PUK-Arts in the Heimat Building (F9) on the university campus (tel. 018-299-2844), Protea Book Shop on the Bult (tel. 018-297-1583), online at www.artema.co.za and www.facebook.com/NWU.Music, or 30 minutes before the concert at the box office.

TOURISM AMBASSADOR PROGRAMME

Tourism Ambassador Programme is a learnership programme designed and funded by the National Department of Tourism and implemented through the EPWP (Expanded Public Works Programme) principles to provide our unemployed youth from disadvantaged communities with a work environment that will help the beneficiaries gain valuable experience in the theoretical (classroom) and practical (experiential) skills required in the tourism and hospitality industry.

The programme was rolled-out in the North West Province with two Municipalities, namely Moses Kotane Local Municipality and the Tlokwe Municipality with a total of 50 beneficiaries over a period of 12 months. The beneficiaries underwent 30% theoretical and 70% practical training in the skills programmes at local host employers.

Tlokwe City Council wishes to sincerely thank the following Potchefstroom Host Employers for granting the learners the opportunity to do practical training at their establishments:

Bonang Guest House, Elgro Hotel, Lotlametswe Guest House, Phinah’s Guest House, Road Lodge, Willows Garden Hotel

Following Skills Programmes were offered:

1: Assistant Housekeeper. 2: Table Attendant. 3: Assistant Chef. 4: Introduction to Customer Care Services.

The exit strategy for the Tourism Ambassador Programme is to have all our beneficiaries who enrolled into the programme being employable or employed by the time of completion of the programme and our tourism product owners are welcome and encouraged to invite them for interviews whenever a vacancy should arise.

JUANITA DU PLESSIS BY RENOSTERFONTEIN PLAAS 25 MEI 2013

Juanita du Plessis tree op die 25 Mei 2013 op die plaas Renosterfontein 12 Km buite Fochville om fondse in te samel vir die Kinder kerkkampe wat op Renosterfontein gehou word.

Die persone wat die kerkkampe op hul eie plaas doen saam met Willie en die wenspan vra geen fooie om die kinder op die eerste naweek van elke vakansie (behalwe in die winter) te huisves en meer van die Here te leer nie.

Kaartjies beloop R80 vir volwassenis en R40 kinders onder 12.

Ons is nog besig om borge te soek vir eet en drink goed wat ook met die aand verkoop kan word.

ASB. As daar enige belangstellendes is kan u my gerus skakel Elize 082 300 2235 of dit is om kaartjies te koop of dalk iets te borg sal dit baie waardeer word.

HERITAGE AND CULTURE PAVILION

A “Heritage and Culture Pavilion”, located at the Durban Exhibition Center, will innovatively showcase South Africa’s world heritage sites, its leisure offerings, culture, art, design and music. With our research showing more and more tourists are looking for intimate, personal connections with South Africa’s people, its history, culture and attractions, the Pavilion will tell South Africa’s story, strongly promote its heritage sites and give better insight into its people. The pavilion is a major project undertaken by the National Department of Tourism, South African Tourism, and the MOJA Heritage Collection, and will be an exhibition of some of the country’s best heritage and culture tourist offerings and distinctively South African tourism products.

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