Without a doubt one of the most exciting acts to break out from 2013, MonArk are changing the face of pop music in South Africa and they will be playing Franschhoek Cellar on Sunday 23 April 2017 Franschhoek Cellar has over the last few months hosted some of SA’S top acts including Watershed ,Ard Matthews ,Prime Circle ,Arno Carstens ,and the Parlotones and now MonArk on Sunday 23 April ,starting at 3pm -Book at webtickets. The shows have been curated by James Stewart and Martin Myers with support from Paul Bothner Music and Franschhoek Country House and Villas and sound design and operation of each show by Abdul Burton Mixing Eugene Coetzer’s uniquely characterful vocal delivery - polished with his distinctive falsetto - and Ewald Jansen van Rensburg’s unmatched, global production style, MonArk craft songs rich in meaning and soul stirring hooks. Performing as a 4-piece band, MonArk deliver something completely fresh and unique, and are setting trends sonically and stirring up tastes in the South African music landscape. The band has dominated the South African airwaves with their singles; Smiling (5FM Top 3) Build It Up (5FM Top 5, #1 on JacarandaFM, 947/KFM, AlgoaFM, OFM) Something (947/KFM Top 10; OFM/JacarandaFM Top 5) You Make (Algoa Top 20, ECR TOP 40) Their debut album NEGATIVES, was released worldwide on 14 July 2014 and peaked at nr. 1 on the iTunes Album Chart on its release day. Their latest single, Hush, was released in May 2015. The band was formed when producer Ewald Jansen van Rensburg teamed up with friend and vocalist, Eugene Coetzer. For a couple of years they patiently developed and worked towards finding the specific sound they were after and once they had discovered it, they gathered together the musicians that were needed to grow and perform the music. The band officially formed in August 2012 intent on making popular, yet tastefully engineered music with a cinematic feel and a musical twist of . . .
The First PlayStation indoor Adventure Park and Café set opened its doors in Tokai Cape Town in May 2017. 11/04/2017 – The PlayStation Adventure Park and Café brand is set to revolutionize what we perceive as indoor play… The PlayStation is set to offer first of a kind activities under one roof in South Africa. The PlayStation is locally owned and operated by Co-Owners Jonathan and Chanette Goosen. Inside the 7500 square foot facility, The PlayStation is set to offer an environment for moms and dads to relax with a coffee and unwind, whilst the children explore our 5,5meter high slides, rope course, 7m high climbing wall or explore the first of its kinds custom built maize. The PlayStation welcomes Parents, toddlers and children aged 4-13 years old. Here are some of the fun and educational delights in our park: I. Active and Interaction Play. II. Kids Maize III. VR Lounge IV. Climbing activities. V. Dedicated FREE play area for toddlers 2 years and younger. VI. Themed areas to cater for imagination play and kids city. VII. Café with a healthy gourmet menu, Coffee, wide-screen TV’s and free Wi Fi. VIII. Relaxation area for adults in café. IX. Large group and private exclusivity venue hire. X. Two Large party rooms. XI. Themed parties (cake, party packs, balloons, decorations and lots more). On why Jonathan and Chanette decided to launch The PlayStation in South Africa: Jonathan and Chanette Goosen said “After starting a family and having two kids, we decided to look for a new business opportunity that would allow us to follow our passions in family entertainment Industry whilst including our kids and having fun with our kids at the same time. We understand very well the benefits of keeping both kids active and offering a facility where Adults can relax or have fun with their kids, and so the idea of offering a new indoor activity that could appeal to all ages 13 and under was the driving force behind starting The PlayStation Adventure Park . . .
Amanzimtoti is set to showcase the 53rd annual Highland Gathering, featuring thirty-three pipe bands from all over the country, on Saturday, 29 April 2017. This year’s Highland Gathering will be hosted at Hutchison Park. The Gathering was originally adopted by the Amanzimtoti Lions Club in 1976 and it is the primary fundraising event of the club. Over the years, the Club has built up the event’s momentum, and this year it is expected to attract around 12 000 people, making it the largest public event to be hosted by the town. Lions President Carol Botha said, “The Club is overjoyed to be given recognition from the Pipe Band of Southern Africa. Because of the competition being so highly rated in South Africa, it warrants international judges, so the PBASS has awarded international recognition to the event.” “We have the biggest turnout of pipe bands in one single day – anywhere in the world,” she proudly boasts. According to Carol, Ireland’s Terry Tulley will be judging the competition on the day. Last year was the first time the pipe band competition was adjudicated by a judge of international standing. Carol added that Scotland has a week-long tattoo with a high number of pipers, but they don’t all play at one venue on the same day. The Highland Gathering is a complete non-profit event and proceeds are ploughed back into funding local development activities. Institutes and organisations which benefit from the Highland Gathering include Ethelbert Home, Jona Vaughan Home and the Amanzimtoti Child Welfare. Individuals have also received life saving items such as regular diabetes testing, optometrist services, wheelchairs, hearing aids, food and clothing. Whilst the tartan-clad dancers and bands will be displaying their unique skills, visitors will have the opportunity to shop for a variety of foods, arts and crafts at a flea market. There will be a dedicated, genuine crafts section where only bona fide, hand-made crafters will be showcasing their . . .
Mr Jaz launches “The Calling” at Cornerstone Institute on 5 May Roeshdien Jaz, otherwise known as Mr Jaz, takes a radical musical shift in direction with his brand new single, “The Calling”, set to be released in May 2017 at the Cornerstone Institute in Cape Town. Celebrating six years since his well-received and popular radio hit, “Feel for Life” in 2010, Roeshdien’s new single is inspired by his remarkable journey of overcoming cancer. As the Cornerstone Institute’s first official brand ambassador, Roeshdien will be publicly releasing “The Calling” at the Cape Town campus. In his words, “The Calling” has “an irresistible beat, embracing diversity with a compelling personal message, which intends to resonate deeply with the listener.” Roeshdien originally started writing the verse, chorus and melody while still in music school 13 years ago. After being diagnosed with cancer in 2012, he spent 19 months recovering, which gave him the time and space to reflect on this challenging but ultimately enlightening chapter of his life. Realising how precious life is and that it is not how much time we have on this planet but ultimately how we choose to occupy our time, “The Calling” came into being. “In 2016, I was introduced to producer, songwriter and lyricist, Charlie Hamilton, via Music Exchange, an annual music conference in Cape Town. Charlie has worked with the likes of TKzee and Idols winner, Jody, and is no stranger to the South African music scene. We combined our creative energies and the song took on its own rhythm and finally evolved into “The Calling”, allowing us to reconnect with our roots and what makes us a people,” said Roeshdien. The official live release of the single will take place at Cornerstone Institute in Cape Town, and is an association with Cornerstone Institute and Ari’s Cancer Foundation. The show will feature MC Phil de Lange from Smile Radio, and special guest artists including Monique Hellenberg from The Voice and . . .
April 2017 - Chef, Jason Whitehead will host two interactive cooking courses, in association with Ginger and Lime, in May and June 2017. All courses will take place at the Ginger and Lime venue - 2B Ave Disandt, Fresnaye, Cape Town and during both courses you will learn new techniques and professional tricks. The first cooking course is a healthy, fine dining cooking class and will take place on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. The focus will be on creating gourmet dishes using healthy ingredients and methods of cooking. The course will last for 3 hours, starting at 18:30, and the cost is R850 per person (includes ingredients, wine and water). Following on, an authentic Thai cooking course is confirmed for Thursday, June 29, 2017. All Thai food lovers are in for a treat, as this cooking course will provide you with the knowledge needed to make your own tasty Thai dishes from scratch. The duration of the course is 3 hours, starting at 18:30 and the cost is R790 per person (includes ingredients, wine and water). Bookings for these cooking courses is ESSENTIAL as only 22 seats are available. To make your booking today, contact: Website : http://www.gingerandlime.co.za/cooking-courses.htm Email: firstname.lastname@example.org OR Katy Addison on: 083 660 1146 CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
In just a few short days, thousands of passionate music lovers will flock towards Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal for the annual Splashy Fen Festival. This year’s event, held over the Easter weekend from 13-16 April 2017, is set to be one of the biggest highlights of the music year; with a star-studded line-up of some of SA’s hottest bands and international acts rocking six stages. To save you from overpacking cooler boxes and food containers, an abundance of Zapper-supported vendors will also be present; each with mouth-watering food and thirst-quenching beverages for sale. From pizzas to pastries, meat-free cuisine to meat-filled delights, and coffee to craft beer – it’s all there for you to eat, drink and be merry! For speed and convenience, you can pay with the Zapper mobile payment app on your smartphone. It’s much faster than swiping your card and safer than carrying cash around. Switching to Zapper means you don’t have to worry about losing your wallet or purse – you can lock them away in a safe place and still get your goodies. Stalls selling keepsakes and merchandise to make your experience more enjoyable will also be present. Some vendors accepting Zapper payments include: Food & Beverage • Salted Candy • One Tribe • IC Catering • Good Stuff • Willy Waffle / Stirfry Delight • Panini Bistro • Pizza Haven • Conscious Express • Dos Chido Food Truck • Out to Lunch • Marley Coffee • Robson’s Craft Beer • Beer Bin • Topaz • RAW Merchandise • Roxshell Knitwear • 99Perfect • Shambala • Milk Mama • The Happy Shop The Zapper stand will also be making a splash, where friendly representatives will be glad to assist attendees with any app-related questions and queries. Download Zapper from the app store on your Apple, Android or Windows phone before you arrive at Splashy Fen and get R25 off your first transaction. It will come in handy when you need a free coffee to kick start your morning after a night of solid partying, or a light meal to . . .
Hot on the heels of The Mysterious Two Oceans Treasure is the Cradle of Creativity’s Jungle Theatre, Butterfly Dreams, a series of preview performances at the V&A Amphitheatre these Easter holidays, from Tuesday, 11 to Wednesday 12 April, returning to the stage again on Saturday, 22 April. Being held ahead of the 19th ASSITEJ World Congress and International Theatre Festival for Children and Young People, set to be held at the V&A Waterfront later this year, Jungle Theatre, Butterfly Dreams will give young spectators a taste of the some of the most exciting international and local theatre for young audiences that will be on show at the ASSITEJ World Congress. Performances will be held between 11am and 5pm and are free to attend. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Little ones will have the chance to become a LEGO Master Builder at the V&A Waterfront these holidays, with the LEGO Play Experience in the Centre Court of the Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre from Tuesday, 11 to Sunday, 16 April. With exciting prizes up for grabs to the most creative, determined and innovative LEGO Builders, children can let their imaginations run wild with one of the largest LEGO collections they’ve likely ever seen! Free to attend, the LEGO Play Experience will be open at the Centre Court from 9am to 7pm daily. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Easter festivities abound at the V&A Waterfront this year, with a line-up of impressive musical performances at the V&A Amphitheatre, to keep visitors’ feet tapping and spirits soaring during the long weekend. Held every day from 6 to 7pm during the long weekend, V&A Waterfront visitors can look forward to free performances by some of South Africa’s most revered local talent, including Manouche, Southern Wild, The Nomadic Orchestra, and Hot Water. A group of four talented Capetonian musicians, Manouche is known for their modern take on traditional Gypsy jazz, blending this sound together with a little tango, waltz, folk, R&B, hip hop and electro swing, which they have performed at well-known local music festivals such as Rocking the Daisies and Up the Creek. They will perform on Friday, 14 April. Following Manouche the next day, Saturday 15 April, is local rock band Southern Wild, who are taking time out from recording their debut EP to share a little Easter cheer. Hot Water takes the stage at the V&A Amphitheatre on Easter Sunday, 16 April, will bring their ‘South African folk rock’ to the V&A Amphitheatre. Known for their lively stage presence, Hot Water’s utterly danceable rhythms will help you shake off the feast from earlier in the day. The Easter weekend performances close with a show from The Nomadic Orchestra on Monday, 17 April, who will end the weekend on an energetic note with their unique take on South Eastern European music. Citing Macedonian, Romanian, Serbian, gypsy and circus music as an influence, Nomadic Orchestra is known for its fantastical sound, and only performs original songs, written by the band itself. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The V&A Waterfront’s school holidays begin with the new Kids Theatre programme at the Amphitheatre, which will show performances of the V&A Waterfront’s first ever children’s play, The Mysterious Two Oceans Treasure, three times a day from Monday, 3 April to Sunday , 9 April. Set entirely in the picturesque V&A Waterfront, The Mysterious Two Oceans Treasure will follow Amy, a brave, adventure-seeking girl, who sets out to find an unknown treasure hidden somewhere in the Waterfront. Along the way she encountering many strange characters along the way, including an odd tour guide, talking seagulls, a gambling cave troll, prankster clownfish, and a loveable shark, making for a very interesting treasure hunt. The half-hour performances will begin on the hour each day, from 12 to 2pm. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .