LAND | a solo exhibition by Lisette Forsyth Land. “South Africa belongs to all who live in it” was the dream But now land is the ultimate issue and the great divide Because land defines who, what and where we are With land we are all monarchs, without it we are serfs This current art of mine is an expression of the riddle of the land Which has to be solved. Somehow. For all our sakes. - Lisette Forsyth Recent events in South Africa and the progress of the proposed amendment to the Constitution to allow for expropriation of land without compensation have posed critical questions such as: Whose land is to be expropriated? What criteria for expropriation will be utilized? Who is to be the beneficiary under such expropriation? It is against this backdrop that artist Lisette Forsyth stages her exhibition LAND which takes place during Art Week Cape Town. Exhibition information: Venue: StateoftheART Gallery, 50 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town Date: 11 - 18 February Hours: Monday to Friday: 10:00 – 17:00, Saturday: 10:00 till 14:00. Entry: Complimentary Artist Walkabout 14 February at 14:00 hrs 16 February at 11:00 hrs For those unable to attend in person, the exhibition may be viewed online at StateoftheART Lisette Forsyth is a Cape Town based artist. The city and its residents, the people as well as the fauna and flora, are the inspiration for the artworks she creates. She studied graphic design at the Cape Technicon, majoring in photography and printing. Between 1992 and 1994, she completed an internship at Mechanical Graphics at the Bayerische Rundfunk, Germany. In 1998 she took up a four month residence in the Caretaker's Studio while on a working holiday in Perth, Western Australia, culminating in a group exhibition: Cottesloe the People. The artist has exhibited nationally and internationally, participating in over ten group exhibitions and six solo exhibitions. LAND is the artist's third solo exhibition with StateoftheART, following . . .
Exquisite ocean views, delicious food and a friendly atmosphere welcome guests to the new Fish Eagle Café, located at Crocworld Conservation Centre in Scottburgh. This delightful eatery opened its doors in time for the festive season, providing hungry locals and holidaymakers with fresh, tasty and affordable food. “We are so thrilled to welcome visitors to Fish Eagle Café, a really well-located restaurant that offers great food with prompt service, under the management of our experienced Executive Chef and Manager, Morne van Zyl,” said Martin Rodrigues, Centre Manager of Crocworld. “Whether visitors to the centre are looking for a quick bite on the go, or outsiders are in the mood for a great meal with stunning seaviews (actually overlooking the crocodile enclosure!) then Fish Eagle Café is the ideal spot.” The Fish Eagle Café is under the management of Crookes Brothers South Africa Pty Ltd, a JSE-registered company which has owned and operated Crocworld Conservation Centre since 1985.The day-to-day running of Fish Eagle Café will fall under the watchful eye of Morne. This renowned local chef has 28 years of experience within the food industry following a firm grounding at the Aubrey Wood Hotel & Cookery School. Morne has catered for everything from intimate parties to high-end delegations. Some of the more notable customers he’s catered for during his career include former presidents, FW de Klerk, Thabo Mbeki and Nelson Mandela. Morne was also responsible for the catering of the 2010 enthronement of Kgosi Molethlegi of the Royal Bafokeng Nation – attended by some 11 000 delegates and dignitaries. His passion for food and people will make every customer feel like a friend. “Our aim is always to please our customers with great food, quality service and affordable prices,” said Morne. “We can assure every guest that the Fish Eagle Café experience will exceed even the highest expectations.” The restaurant and expansive deck area can also be booked . . .
[Cape Town, 19 January 2019] – Since its official launch in Q4 of 2018, NJIN Agency has prioritised the signing of specific (much-loved) South African brands and companies where the agency felt it could make a real and positive impact. By signing with the WSB Cape Cobras Cricket Team as its full-service digital marketing and technologies partner, NJIN Agency is taking strides to further position itself as the go-to agency for South African sport, music and entertainment companies. >> view NJIN Agency website “To be fair, we’ve previously enjoyed an association with the WSB Cape Cobras under the umbrella of our former parent company, so it’s not like this is 100% new,” says Head of Agency, Brandon Faber. “But we’re happy that we’ve been chosen to take over and move that relationship forward . . . Following our recent partnership with The Parlotones, we’re satisfied with the way iconic and Proudly SA brands are embracing our message.” Driven Specialists. #NO.BS Community-focused with an unwavering commitment to getting the very best performances out of their team, The WSB Cape Cobras is very much a mirror image of NJIN Agency’s approach to service delivery. “The WSB Cape Cobras are proudly pedantic about who we choose to partner with,” says Brand and Sponsorships manager, David Brooke. “NJIN Agency has proven itself to be reliable and thoughtful in their approach to our digital marketing and technology requirements . . . we expect great things from our partnership going forward.” Driven Specialists. #NO.BS “We’re just super-chuffed to be able to contribute to the WSB Cape Cobras,” says NJIN Agency MD, Dennis Armstrong. “For our Cape Town-based clients and team-members the association also affords the opportunity to watch some of the world’s best players showcase their talent in what is, surely, the most beautiful cricket ground on the planet. We’re honoured to be a part of the WSB Cape Cobras family.” For more information please visit . . .
REMOVE ME: Mahala Johannesburg 19 January 2019 - You definitely don't want to miss out on the best way to kick off 2019! If you’re a cool cat, you will know about Woodstock! In the summer of 1969 Woodstock made history through its three day music festival, which was held on a dairy farm in the Catskill Mountains, northwest of New York City. The festival attracted more than 400, 000 people, who gathered in the name of peace and music. It was unexpected and at the same time, gave rise to the notion that human beings are inherently good and peace loving; and music is the food that feeds such souls - plus, we all need a day or three out of the city. Boutique Farm Festival 2019 (#BFF2019) offers you just that - a three day festival with more than 20 of South Africa's greatest music acts, hosted at the Tweefontein Melkery farm, conveniently located just off the R21 between Pretoria and Kempton Park. Unlike Woodstock, we want to manage expectations and are starting out small. We have made 400 tickets available to the public, which includes free camping for three (3) days and to ensure your comfort, we promise you enough showers and toilets. Bring your friends, your tents and get ready for an unforgettable three day weekend from the 25th to the 27th January, 2019.#BFF2019 brings you a three day festival of 20 of South Africa's greatest music acts, hosted at the Tweefontein Melkery farm, conveniently located just off the R21 between Pretoria and Kempton Park. We want you to be part of the best crowd the bands could ever hope for but we also want to ensure your comfort, hence we are only making 400 tickets available. This includes free camping for the 3 days, so bring your own tents. ***** TICKETS ***** Buy your tickets @ https://tickets.tixsa.co.za/event/boutique-farm-festival-2019 R375 per person or R555 per person including festival shirt. No under 18s. No day tickets. Some good news! We have decided to reserve a limited amount of walk-in . . .
NZLEE Productions presents Ashalin Singh in Ashraf Johaardien’s award-winning play SALAAM STORIES at St Martin's In Johannesburg at the end of February and at Theatre Arts Admin Collective in Cape Town and POPArt Theatre in Maboneng Johannesburg in March. The production is supported by the National Arts Council of South Africa and will be directed by newcomer Niquita Hartley under the mentorship of Standard Bank Young Artist alumna and Naledi Award-winner Jade Bowers. Set against the historical backdrop of the Cape slave trade and the Malay diaspora in South Africa, Johaardien’s award-winning play has been performed in London, New York, Amsterdam and all over South Africa. According to Nigel Vermaas, “SALAAM STORIES is no religious tract; it’s a carefully constructed cultural entertainment. Although Johaardien is serious about Muslim issues, there are lots of laughs; most of them gentle … some treading into the territory of Kaapse vaudeville.” Through artful storytelling, the playwright focuses themes of identity, history and group belonging through an intimately personal lens taking audiences on a journey across the Cape Flats to Robben Island – and then to and from Bombay – back in time, to the 17th century, when the Dutch were at war with the Portuguese. Moving fluidly through multiple timeframes, a colourful community of characters is conjured to life from the recesses of memory, history and imagination. “There have been several incarnations of SALAAM STORIES internationally but it is significant that nobody else has ever been granted the rights to direct, produce or perform this particular version,” comments Standard Bank Award alumna Jade Bowers who previously directed the play. “That’s because the solo version of the play has, up to now, only really existed in relation to Ashraf’s own identity as a creative and cultural being.” Ashalin Singh graduated from Wits University in 2011 as an actor, writer and director. He has performed in a number . . .
10 Reasons to come to Investec Cape Town Art Fair in 2019 More than 100 galleries and exhibitors from around Africa and the world will be taking part in the upcoming Investec Cape Town Art Fair, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from 15 to 17 February 2019. The Cape Town art scene, currently one of the fastest-growing in the world, is a compelling destination for the expected 18 000 visitors, collectors, galleries, curators, artists and art journalists from around the globe. Local and international visitors will descend on the mother city to see work that represents the forefront of contemporary art, live performances, attend talks, soak up the sun and create connections at the forefront of the contemporary art world. Now in its seventh edition, organizers of Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2019 have once again pulled out all the stops to ensure that visitors view the best of contemporary African, and international art and that the experience doesn’t stop at the CTICC doors. Enter ten must-see experiences centred on the artists’, galleries and exhibitions taking place at Investec Cape Town Art Fair and beyond. 1. TALK TALK Aficionados and neophytes gather for deliberations at Investec Cape Town Art Fair where the Talks Programme turns towards the mid 21st Century, an epoch of schismatic change and undefined perspectives. The panel “Curating in the 21st Century” will feature esteemed scholars and curators from diverse localities to unpack the state of exhibition making today. Participants include Renaud Proch Director of Independent Curators International, New York City who will be joined by Chief curator Khwezi Gule of Jo’burg Art Gallery. This panel will anchor the series of talks touching on everything new, safe and unchartered in the art world. Collecting digital arts is another topic that is growing popularity in this information age. Tegan Bristow, Head of Digital media at Wits University, will bring together a host . . .
Cape Town, 16 January 2019 – It’s the New Year and with it, comes new thinking, new promises and a renewed commitment to getting into shape. However, while New Year resolutions burn brightly at the beginning of the year, it is often hard to stay the course as real life sets in and we find ourselves back into the same old habits of yesteryear. Once sure fire way to maintain the desire to do something about your health and to get into shape and up those fitness levels, that is both fun and stimulating, is dance. Jazzart Dance in particular. The Jazzart Dance Company, based in Cape Town, has created a series of exciting evening dance classes - for the whole family, all shapes and sizes and fitness levels - to tune up the groove. The award-winning contemporary dance company is on a mission to help South Africans get fit as well as providing a safe space for people to express their inner most emotions – all through movement. Dance may be a scary thought for self-doubting beginners, but Jazzart’s welcoming approach to a physical workout provides a safe space for exploration. “When we say we welcome everybody we mean just that” says Ananda Fuchs, Jazzart dance teacher, who together with Sifiso Kweyama, the artistic director has been teaching beginners and those with a bit of experience for some years. Fuchs believes dance to be an incredible discipline that can be learned at any age. “We take it easy (to start with), almost anyone can benefit from one or two classes a week” she adds. The dance classes are not only about trimming down, it is about changed lives – enhancing health and athleticism while using a rewarding system that satisfies both one’s interior and exterior world. The professional teachers utilize the fluidity of choreography to enable one to capitalise on beautiful movement, and this focused exercise can “invigorate the dancer’s energies and interrogate their inner connections,” interjects Kweyama. Male and female school-going dancers, adults . . .
The Paarl Harvest Celebration (previously known as the Ommiberg Festival) on 2 March is the ideal event to entice family and friends to head out to the beautiful Boland, and enjoy an entertainment filled line-up while savouring delicious food and wine. Boland Cellar is once again partnering with other wine producers in the region to make the annual harvest celebration a memorable affair, treating visitors to a family-fun day with activities to suit every individual’s preferences. Guests can look forward to starting the harvest season in the Cape Winelands to the sounds of Newton and Co. and Andriëtte Moolman; while enjoying young wine tastings and refreshing wine slushies. Kids can enjoy the supervised play area while parents and other wine lovers browse the day’s wine specials at the tasting room. Food trucks boasting the latest food trends and delicious eats are on standby to satisfy both peckish and more substantial appetites. Tickets are available at the entrance on the day from 10h00 at R60 per person and includes a wine glass and wine tasting. No alcohol for sale to children under 18. For more information contact Henda Lotter at 021 872 1766 or email@example.com. For updates follow @BolandCellar on Facebook and Twitter and @bolandcellarwine on Instagram. Visit http://www.bolandcellar.co.za for more information. Boland Cellar is located on Noord-Agter Paarl Road, Northern Paarl, just over an hour’s drive from Cape Town. GPS coordinates: S33° 41’ 19.6’’; E018° 57’ 20.1’’ CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Grande Provence Harvest Festival is a barrel of family fun - Saturday, 23 February 2019, Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, Franschhoek February is harvest time in the winelands and the perfect time for Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate to roll out the barrel for their annual Harvest Festival in Franschhoek on Saturday, 23 February 2019. Get ready to pick and stomp grapes with the whole family to the jovial beat of the Kaapse Klopse in the vineyards followed by a harvest table heavily laden with delicious fare and the chilled sounds of live contemporary music. With plenty of action for the children including a jumping castle, face painting, a variety of lawn games and tractor rides, adults can look forward to a laid back day of country food, fine wines and a cellar tour and tasting. Festivities kick off at 10h00. Tickets for the festival are priced at R650 for adults and R325 for children under 12. Booking is essential. For more information call: (021) 876 8600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Diary listing information: Date: 23 February 2019 Time: from 10h00 – 15h00 Cost: R650 pp & R325 for children under 12. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .