Tuesday, November 29, 2011

It was Monday and the beer and burger special at Billy the Bums, so we took the COP17 Climate Change Conference guests with us for an evening out. Also joining us were Adrian and Richard from Scotland and Gerhard from Pretoria.

Guesthouse co-owner Dave (left) with Raul (right) from Equador

Saturday, November 26, 2011

COP17 guests arrive

Hard at work for a few days already preparing for the COP17 delegates are conference organiser Bernado (right), and Nicolas (left) setting up a recycling exhibition stand for the conference which kicked off today in Durban. Welcome too to the delegates arriving at the guesthouse today. We hope you have an awesome conference and enjoy our hospitality in Durban.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Durban Welcome

Durban is under a flood of guests for the Cop 17 Climate Change Conference. Slipping inbetween are guests here for a holiday weekend in Durban, Matt (left) and Raiel (right) with guesthouse co-owner Llewellyn (centre). Unfortunately "climate change" already appears to be having some effect and Durban has been under a mist and rain blanket the whole weekend...hopefully clearing back to our usual November beach weather this week.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Rainbow Cruise Sail-away Party

Mr Gay Sa 2011 Finalists at Durban View Guesthouse

Barman Ian and fiends meet the Mr Gay SA finalists

Llewellyn (Durban View Guesthouse co-owner) with Gavin Deale

Durban View Guesthouse co-owner Dave (left) with Rainbow Cruise organiser Leon Nel (centre) and former Mr Gay SA Finalist Gavin Deale (right)

Coenie Kukkuk, organiser of the Mr Gay South Africa pageant with his Finalists

The November Rainbow Cruise which sails from Durban to Mocambique is the most festive with the finalists of the Mr Gay South Africa competition on board. The sail-away party at Durban View Guesthouse gives us a chance to meet the finalists and the other rainbow passengers the night before the ship sails.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Adult Panto "Alice in Wonderland" - now on in Durban

Dave with Thomie (rabbit, right)

If you guys get a chance, please book to see our Durban gay boys in drag for the performance of "Alice in Wonderland" now on at SunCoast Casino until January. Anthony Stonier as the Queen (naturally) and our part-time Guesthouse Manager Thomie (as Rabbit) were hilarious. We made up a table on a bring-your-own supper theatre basis, and the gay boys brought a feast. Wonderful evening. Poor Lee got dragged up onto stage as well.

Lee, Mark, Jeremy, Llewellyn and Ian

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Gay Film Fest Now On

The Durban Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is in full swing at the KZNSA gallery, 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, Durban. R35 for features and R20 for documentaries/shorts; an inexpensive bar is open during the evenings (R10 beers, R10-R20 spirits, R10-R15 wines) along with great Pride memorabilia, flags and books of interest.

All major credit/debit cards are accepted for reasonable transactions & purchases.

THU 03 NOV 10:00AM - Milk (screening of film for afternoon discussion)
THU 03 NOV 1:00PM - Activism & Martyrdom: discussing Milk in the SA Context
THU 03 NOV 6:30PM - London Shorts: Short Set #1 (3 short films)
THU 03 NOV 8:00PM - 2 Frogs in the West (feature film, English&French+subtitles)
FRI 04 NOV 2:00PM - Film Makers Workshop: Indep. films that tackle LGBTI issues
FRI 04 NOV 6:00PM - Interactive discussion with director of House of Boys
FRI 04 NOV 7:30PM - House of Boys (feature film)
FRI 04 NOV 10:00PM - Mulligans (feature film)
SAT 05 NOV 10:00AM -Sexuality Workshop: Opening the doors to your closet
SAT 05 NOV 1:00PM - Sexuality Workshop: Love safer sex
SAT 05 NOV 4:00PM - Breaking out of the Box (documentary)
SAT 05 NOV 5:00PM - Difficult Love (documentary)
SAT 05 NOV 6:00PM - Waited For (documentary)
SAT 05 NOV 8:00PM - Judas Kiss (feature film)
SAT 05 NOV 10:00PM - Official Closing Party at the KZNSA
SUN 06 NOV 2:00PM - 2 Frogs in the West (feature film, English&French+subtitles)
SUN 06 NOV 4:00PM - London Shorts: Short Set #2 (3 short films)
SUN 06 NOV 5:00PM - Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride (closing night film)

Please come support us! Share this info with your friends. For more info & trailers:
www.dglff.org.za / or call 0318110959 (office hours) / or email bookings@dglff.org.za

Durban from the air

The clear blue skies and sea yesterday gave us an opportunity for an early morning breakfast run (or hop) to Pietermaritzburg and some awesome shots of Durban's World Cup Football Stadium from above. After breakfast we got back to Durban in time for work.