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Every month Glenwood's small business community put their heads together to create something different for visitors and residents alike. Each month the initiative grows as Glenwood follows the global phenomena First Thursday. 

This event is on a mission to help local businesses and NPO's re-claim their spaces as a creative and vibrant one. With intriguing activations, the Glenwood First Thursday programme offers Durbanites the chance to engage with socio-political issues at spaces such as Open Data, to view and possibly own the best in local art and crafts at The KZNSA Gallery; support local charities as well as get behind the small local businesses that make Glenwood what it is  - great!

This First Thursday you can attend a Masterclass by award-winning crafter Hlengiwe Dube.  Dube is an artist who specializes in beadwork and telephone wire baskets and a field worker who travels into rural areas to train remote artists. View the first ever solo exhibition by Durban poet and artist, EWOK at Spoonful Eatery. There will be special once off pop-up shop with Mooki Noodle Power merch, live music at Habesha and so much more. 

DECEMBER PROGRAMME:

The KZNSA Gallery
4pmLAB Talks: Hlengiwe Dube. 
5.30pm Live Music by Garde
BUZZART18 extended shopping hours

Mooki Noodle Power
5pm Special pop-up Christmas shop! Buy Mooki Merch and sort out your Xmas gift list early. Pop in to view a special extended display of their latest goodies. 

Habesha Cafe
LIVE music by Bandless
Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine

Pop-up Society
Mexican food & drink special
Pop up art 
Pop up vintage clothing on sale

Charity HOP Shop
Extended shopping hours until 6pm. From secondhand clothes, books and furniture goodies, find a previously loved item at rates unlike anywhere else. Charity HOP shop is a fundraising initiative of Likhon iThemba, a registered charity that runs the HOLAH baby home for abandoned babies in Queensburgh. 

Open Data Durban
1 Film screening - "Bliss of Ignorance" is a documentary about the ways in which big companies are polluting our environment and communities.  The film is followed by a panel discussion. 

Spoonful Eatery
#CustomizedLives - an evening display of Ewok inspired altered art and apparel together with Life by Martin and DC Shoes. 

Savior Cafe
BINGO Night
Pop-up Exhibitions