Can you solve the mystery and escape in time? The only way to find out is to knock on one of Clue Rooms’ doors from 3 April – 25 June and experience 60min of exhilaration and mystery! Based on a very popular phenomenon, Clue Room is a fun mystery escape game, designed for groups between 4-6 people. Choose between entering the hospital or living room to discover the secrets that lie behind the scenes presented before you. Hear the door shut, the key turning, your heart rate increasing, you’re locked in and need to find the clues to get out in time. Do YOU have what it takes to escape? “Clue Room” something new and exciting, be the first to host a birthday in one of these extreme scenarios. Make your booking at Computicket to ensure you don’t miss out on an experience of a lifetime! Times: Monday 3rd April: 14:00; 16:00; 18:00 & 20:00 Remaining Mondays: Closed Tuesday - Friday: 14:00; 16:00; 18:00 & 20:00 Saturday & Sunday: 10:00; 12:00; 14:00 & 16:00 Price: R80 per person Amount of players: 4 min – 6 max Game Duration: 1 hour Find the clues – escape in time! For more information, please visit www.tygervalley.co.za or join our Facebook fan page! CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
2017 sees Business and Arts South Africa (NPC) celebrate twenty years of arts business partnerships, with an invigorated focus on growth, research, connectivity and celebration that confirms the organisation’s standing as a leader on the African continent. Conceived in 1997 as a partnership between several South African corporates and the now Department of Arts and Culture (DAC), BASA has evolved over the past two decades to include a wide spread of different stakeholders including 126 business members, the creative sector, organisations within the Southern African region, and a growing slate of project-specific partners. “This is a year of celebration and we’re thrilled to be able to acknowledge those organisations and individuals who have played an integral part in our evolving and changing organisation,” comments BASA CEO, Michelle Constant. “Our vision has always been to elevate the importance of the arts in society, and we are fully focused on that as we prepare for the journey forward.” One of the elements of the year-long celebration is the 20th Annual BASA Awards, in partnership with Hollard. “Our annual awards are always a highlight on the arts calendar – providing a reason to celebrate excellence in business and arts partnerships over the preceding year,” says Andre Le Roux, newly-elected BASA chairman. “This year, however, we will also use the occasion to celebrate all those who have contributed to the growth and success of BASA over the past two decades – our dedicated board members, our founding CEO, Nicola Danby, and Chair Mary Slack, and the pioneering businesses and art organisations that were there from the very beginning. The awards this year will also reveal insights into our strategy for the next five years and so provide a glimpse into BASA’s future.” Celebrating and acknowledging the support of the Department of Arts and Culture will form an important element of a landmark year, which will see BASA focus on four key areas - . . .
With the launch of their 21st instalment this Easter, MTN Joyous Celebration sounds the call for all South Africans and people across the globe to pray for healing. In December 2016, MTN Joyous Celebration joined hands and hearts with The Potter’s House of Dallas, TX, under the leadership of Bishop T.D. Jakes for a memorable and unprecedented recording. This event has given birth to the ensembles’ 21st album, aptly themed “Heal our Land” and comes at a time when our nation and the world at large needs much healing. According to co-founder, Pastor Jabu Hlongwane, the recording and the much-anticipated album is a seed that Joyous Celebration jointly and prayerfully planted together with The Potter’s House. “May it germinate. May it reach every heart across the globe and bear fruits that will bring healing to our land,” he says. “We ask everyone to join us to pray for the healing we so desperately need.” Celebrating over two decades of great, heart-stopping gospel music that has captivated audiences across the world, the internationally acclaimed ensemble will kick off their Joyous 21 tour in Johannesburg, offering a three-night spectacle from 14 to 16 April 2017 at Carnival City Casino. “We are celebrating our 21st anniversary, and there is a lot to be excited about or this year’s tour because we are coming of age. The response we encountered in the USA during the recording and the support, prayers and well wishes from people here at home and across the globe was phenomenal. For this, we are truly humbled and believe that not only will the world receive our latest offering with enthusiasm but will also strongly relate and resonate with the “Heal our Land” message”, states co-founder, conductor and producer, Lindelani Mkhize. “We have come a long way with MTN Joyous Celebration and are proud to be associated with this award-winning ensemble as they come of age with their 21st offering to their multitudes of fans. We have no doubt that this will be the . . .
By Riversideweg, Nuweland, a rare Pieter Wenning painting of a riverine landscape in Newlands, near Kirstenbosch, not only has an extensive exhibition history, but also a captivating history of ownership according to Emma Bedford, Director and Senior Art Specialist at Aspire Art Auctions. Estimated at R350 000 – 450 000, this gem will be offered at Aspire’s upcoming Inaugural Cape Auction to be held at the Avenue, V & A Waterfront, on 27 March 2017. With a sole focus on fine art and extensive experience in the South African art market, the experts at Aspire place great emphasis on carefully researching each work offered on auction, unearthing the sometimes hidden histories surrounding the piece. Dr WMR Malherbe purchased the work directly from the artist, and his descendants have cherished the work ever since. In many respects a pioneer, Malherbe was born in 1875 into the ZAR of President Paul Kruger where his father was State Treasurer. The young Mortie Malherbe was one of the ‘Transvaalsche jongens’ chosen by Kruger to be educated in the Netherlands, first in Deventer and then in Leiden, where he completed his school and university education between 1887 and 1907. It is here that he would have been introduced to the plein air painting of the Hague School as well as Impressionism and the beginnings of abstraction. As a young lawyer, he returned to fight in the South African War (1899-1902) alongside Dietlof van Warmelo, later his brother-in-law. Anton van Wouw later included Van Warmelo’s portrait as a soldier in the Voortrekker Monument. It was one of Van Warmelo’s sisters, Johanna Brandt, who became the infamous Kappie Kommando spy while his other sister married an English officer, Cloete of Alphen, Constantia. Mortie’s sister, Christina van Warmelo-Malherbe helped establish the first hospital in Muckleneuk while his brother, Kenny Malherbe, an attorney, married Mabel Malherbe, who was to become editor of Die Boerevrou, mayor of Pretoria and a . . .
Black Rose Africa and Shell, produced by Christo Coetzee at the peak of his career, are amongst a select group of works that celebrate this underrated artist at Aspire Art Auctions’ inaugural Cape sale on 27 March 2017 at the Avenue in the V&A Waterfront. Soon after completing his fine art degree at Wits, Coetzee left South Africa in 1951 on the crest of a solo exhibition organised by John Paris, then director of the South African National Gallery in Cape Town. It was to launch an extraordinary period in his career that included a two-person exhibition with the renowned Italian artist, Lucio Fontana, at the prestigious Parisian gallery of Rodolphe Stadler, and collaborations with the radical Gutai Group in Japan from 1959 to 1960. Shell, painted in 1960, formerly owned by Marie Brecher, the mother of Coetzee’s wife Ferri Binge-Coetzee, was one of the first in a new approach to painting. Its rich painterly surfaces and decorative detail are not only evidence of the influence of Antonio Gaudi’s decoration of the Parc Guell and Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona, which Coetzee visited on extended visits to Spain, but also the world of European avant-garde artists such as the French Tachistes. During his decade-long sojourn in Europe, Coetzee’s work caught the attention of major European and American collectors, including celebrated photographer and designer Anthony Denney, architect Philip Johnson and actress Sophia Loren, and was included in the seminal Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) exhibition The art of assemblage in 1961. The diamond-shaped Black Rose Africa has a fascinating history. The stimulus for this extraordinary painting was the stained glass rose windows of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, a stone’s throw from the artist’s basement studio at Rue de l’Hotel Côlbert. Coetzee was fascinated by what he described as “the multitude of mysteries and ideas distinctively associated with the circle as a perfect and closed unity and symbolic . . .
Well-known Port Elizabeth estate agent Kobie Potgieter will make her second appearance in the popular KykNET home renovation series Vat jou goed en trek this month. The owner of Re/Max Independent Properties franchises in Lorraine and Walmer is one of the central figures in the show in which houses up for sale are renovated to reach the best possible price. Spread around the country, the series consists of 13 episodes, with programmes screened on Fridays at 5.30pm. Potgieter's episode, which sees her assisting in the renovations of a house in Beau Monte Estate in Walmer Heights, will be aired for the first time on DSTV on March 24. There will be repeats on the Saturday (1pm), Sunday (11am), Monday (11.30am), Tuesday (1am) and Wednesday (1.30am). Potgieter, a former teacher who has been successfully selling property for 16 years, said she had been approached by the show's presenter and producer Henck Conrey for the first series. "Henck wanted me to do all the episodes, but, because of the magnitude of the show, I felt it was not feasible," said Potgieter as she recalled how it all started. "I said I felt it would be better if we got Re/Max National on board and when we contacted our colleagues around the country they were very excited to be part of it. That's how it was all born." She said families who were looking to sell their houses could submit a video clip providing reasons why they felt they should appear on the programme. "Henck and his team then view the videos and decide on the qualifying family for each region. It's all about not being too shy and presenting yourselves well in the clip. "The qualifying family wins an amount of R50 000 which must be spent on renovations, with the ultimate aim of improving the value of the sale." Potgieter said once the house had been identified, she would assess the residence and make preliminary suggestions. "Then the television crew and the building team come down from Johannesburg and . . .
Pink will be the order of the day when the Pick n Pay Women’s Walk sets off from Green Point Stadium on Saturday, 25 March 2017. We’ll be walking in support of Pink Drive, an organisation that works tirelessly to provide women around South Africa with breast-cancer education and awareness. Men and children are welcome too and you don’t need to be super-fit, the 5km walk isn’t timed so you can do it in your own time! The walk starts and finishes at the Green Point Stadium forecourt, where you’ll be treated to loads of fun activities and entertainment. There’ll be lucky draws, delicious snacks for sale, goodie bags and medals for everyone who finishes the walk – and all this for an excellent cause. Sound good? Then make sure you get down to any of the Pick n Pay stores listed below to enter. ENTRY DETAILS Event Date: 25 March 2017 Event Venue: Green Point Stadium Forecourt Gates open: 7am Walk Start Time: 8am Cost of Entry: R30 (Child under 18), R65 Adult Entry Points: Pick n Pay V&A Waterfront Pick n Pay Sea Point Pick n Pay Ottery Hypermarket Pick n Pay Claremont Pick n Pay Kenilworth Centre Pick n Pay Cape Gate Pick n Pay Longbeach Mall Enter online at www.webtickets.co.za Event Pack Collection Dates: 21 – 24 March 2017 Event Pack Collection Venues: Pick n Pay Longbeach Mall : 21 March Pick n Pay Cape Gate : 22 March Pick n Pay V&A Waterfront : 23 – 24 March Pick n Pay Ottery Hypermarket : 23 – 24 March Event Pack Collection Times: 10am – 6pm For more information, please visit www.pnp.co.za or www.facebook.com/PicknPayWomensWalk CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Art on Target presents: for your listening pleasure an acoustic concert ‘Natalia’ by: Nibs van der Spuy and special guest artist: Joe Vanderlinden In September 2016, Nibs released his new album, ‘Natalia’ produced by world renowned producer Mark Tucker ( Portishead, PJ Harvey, Jethro Tull ) bringing together strong themes and images from Kwazulu and introducing new and exciting soundscapes to the music. Nibs is returning to the Cape, after a successful spring tour in Italy, This will be his second leg of his ‘Natalia’ national tour and his first solo release in 5 years. “Nibs is probably one of South Africa’s most underrated musicians of extraordinary talent.” AVSA (South Africa’s leading audio visual magazine Nibs van der Spuy is one of the most extraordinary and exciting, world acoustic guitarists and exports to come out of South Africa. Raised in the fertile province of Kwazulu Natal, Nibs immersed himself in his natural environment to formulate a truly consummate and original sound. Growing up with the Beatles and learning first hand from traditional Zulu Maskandi guitarists, he quickly soaked up a rich tapestry of his close surroundings and beyond. After playing the local folk scene around South Africa for years and gathering up a loyal following, his big stage break came after supporting Crosby, Stills and Nash on their 1996 South African tour. After that he was signed to the SHEER (South African World Music label) where he has released over 10 albums. His third solo release, BEAUTIFUL FEET received highly acclaimed accolades around the world where it was album of the month in four German publications and RADIO FRANCE FIP pick of the week. Nibs continues to spread his musical beauty around the world where he has shared stages with the likes of Ben Harper, Bonnie Rait, Taj Mahal, Gito Baloi, Kelly Joe Phelps, Piers Faccini, Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin and Shawn Phillips and recording the critically acclaimed, ‘In the shade of the wild fig’, . . .
Ced (Cedric Vandenschrik), Joe van der Linden and Lloyd Martin are reuniting to bring another crazy musical night to the friendly city with: “Out of the Box” Beyond the grave The three musicians pull on all their worldly experiences and skills sometimes pushing their own limits in taking things right out of the box. What can you expect? A crazy entertaining evening filled with laughs and emotions on all levels. Some known popular songs, some more obscure ones, Some original compositions with a few tracks from Ced’s upcoming new album. Most of tracks will be performed with a twist, either from an arranging or a performance point of view. Ever heard a classic song performed with an inflation pump and a pizza box? An angle grinder that makes music? “Out of the Box” has all that, and more… The trio also promises to pay a very special tribute to some of the recently departed musicians, in their own unique way of course. There will be Drums, Guitars, Basses, percussive instruments, ethnic instruments, boxes, pots, pans, paint dryers, braai tongs and a few more surprises. Anything goes really. The band may even surprise themselves. Venue: Art on target Date: 18th of March 2017 Time 20h00 Tickets R 100 Bookings : 083 7285295 CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
March 2017 - After 5 years of discussion, the long awaited album collaboration is here between talented Mozambican saxophonist, Moreira Chonguiça and the ‘Lion of Africa’, Cameroonian, Manu Dibango. The album is to be released on Friday 31 March 2017 at the 18th edition of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival. In February 2015, the two African saxophonists began discussing a list of songs. In March 2015, Moreira flew to Paris to rehearse with Manu Dibango’s band comprising of - Cameroonians, Jacques Conti Bilong on drums, Guy Nwongang on percussion, Justin Bowen on piano-keyboards and Guy Nsangué Akwa on bass guitar and Valérie Belinga on vocals. From France, Patrick Marie-Magdelaine on guitar, Isabel Gonzalez on vocals and two-time Grammy award-winner - for his work on Zawinal Syndicate - Paco Séry on sanza (more commonly known as the mbira). “I am honoured and humbled by the opportunity and circumstance created by “Papa Manu” to express, experiment, sometimes in a very disruptive manner, the rhythms and grooves that I have never heard; the chords and melodies that I never thought I would record; the meals, talks and jokes that we shared whilst building this historical storm. M&M is a celebration of similarities and differences, diversity and pluralism, love and hate, empathy and passion. M&M mirrors once more that in a creative world the best form of evolution is the collaboration. M&M is the true reflection that as Africans we can live together, love each other and break all negative boundaries related to our wellbeing.“ says Moreira. The album was recorded at Ferber Studios in Paris, France under engineer Guillaume DuJardin and was mastered at Milestone Studios in Cape Town, South Africa by Murray Anderson. Moreira Chonguiça has produced the album, he performs on alto and soprano saxophone and the arrangements with the exception of Track 1 and 10 are by Manu Dibango who performs on the vibraphone and saxophones. For Manu, it . . .