‘All about ability’ is the theme for the eighteenth Cape Town International Kite Festival, Africa’s biggest kite festival, which is proudly hosted by Cape Mental Health in association with Heart 104.9FM, and will take place in Muizenberg on 3 & 4 November 2012. The annual Cape Town International Kite Festival attracts talented kite-makers and kite fliers from around the world. Festival-goers will see giant cartoon characters and other amazing kite creations take to the skies, as well as exciting stunt kiting and Rokakkau kite battles. Local kite-makers are invited to enter the Heritage Kite Award and school children can participate in the Edu-Kite Schools’ Competition. With kite-making workshops, non-stop kite-flying, craft and food stalls as well as kiddies’ rides and a full programme of entertainment on the Coke Gig Rig, the festival offers fantastic outdoor family fun. The event is held in aid of a very good cause; all profits go towards providing much-needed mental health services to adults and children in poorly resourced communities in the Western Cape. “This year the kite festival will celebrate our organisation’s new slogan ‘all about ability,’ which reflects our belief in the ability of children and adults with mental disability to acquire skills, develop their potential, and live full and contributing lives. It’s up to us to help create opportunities and provide the necessary care and support,” said Ingrid Daniels, Director of Cape Mental Health. The Cape Town International Kite Festival happens on (and above) the lawns surrounding Zandvlei, Muizenberg (corner Axminster and The Row). Open from 10:00 to 18:00 daily, the event offers lots of parking and easy access by train (False Bay or Muizenberg stations). Entry is just R20 for adults and R10 per child. Buy your Kite Festival tickets online on www.capementalhealth.co.za (from 1 September) and stand a chance to win the prize of a lifetime! For regular news and updates like our . . .
Cape Town audiences and jazz lovers especially, are in for a treat when American musicians David Sanborn and Joe Sample share the stage in Cape Town on Tuesday 10 July at the GrandWest Grand Arena. David Sanborn has been hailed by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the greatest saxophonists of the past four decades, straddling all genres from jazz to funk, soul, pop, blues and even rock. However, he is most closely associated with Jazz, instrumental pop and R&B. Since the late 1960s this multi-award winning musician has performed with musical greats from all genres such as James Brown and Stevie Wonder to Bryan Ferry, Eric Clapton, Bobby Charles, Cat Stevens, Roger Daltrey, Paul Simon, Michael Franks, David Bowie, Kennie Loggins, Bruce Springsteen, Tommy Bolin, Bob James, James Taylor, Al Jarreau, Kenny G, George Benson, Joe Beck, Donny Hathaway, Elton John, Gil Evans, Carly Simon, Guru, Linda Ronstadt, Billy Joel, Kenny Garret, Roger Walters, Steely Dan, Ween, the Eagles, Toto and even iconic group The Grateful Dead. Pianist and composer Joe Sample has been an integral part of the jazz genre over the past 40 years. A pioneer of contemporary jazz piano, Sample uses the original sources of jazz and soul to create his personal interpretations of classics by renowned jazz composers such as Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, the Gershwins, Al Jolson, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller and many more. His own classics include ‘Soul Shadows’ and ‘Spellbound’. Sample has toured and performed with many well known musicians from Marvin Gaye to Tina Turner, BB King, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, Randy Crawford, Anita Baker, Andrae Crouche and many more. The show starts at 20h00 and tickets are available from Computicket between R200.00 and R450.00. More Info: Author: Jeni Fletcher from Corporate Image. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: Two To gain access to Two image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: David . . .
Electro Sounds LIVE with Mi Casa, GoodLuck and Crazy White Boy Date Thursday, 12 July Time 19h00 Venue GrandWest Grand Arena Cost R175.00 Tickets Available from Computicket or at the door Celebrate the end of the holidays with fresh electro sounds at GrandWest Grand Arena on Thursday, 12 July. Performing at the show will be soulful-house band Mi Casa, fresh from their award-winning success at the 2012 SAMA’s. The band’s debut album has attracted critical acclaim and the track These Streets continues to dominate the charts. Joining Mi Casa on stage will be local electro-swing and dance band GoodLuck with jazzy melodies such as Hop on Hop Off, and funky “electronic musicians” Crazy White Boy who first achieved success with Love you Better. They received a SAMA nomination for Record of the Year before even having produced the album. The party starts at 19h00 and tickets are available from Computicket and or from the door at R175.00 each. More Info: Author: Jeni Fletcher from Corporate Image. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: Three To gain access to Three image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: GoodLuck Mi Casa Crazy White Boy [/l2g] . . .
As the logistics partner for the Good Hope FM’s annual Keep Cape Town Warm campaign in partnership with Absa, the SA Post Office has announced that it will be accepting donations at all their branches in the Western Cape Province. This year Capetonians are once again encouraged to be part of this initiative by donating blankets, clothes and non-perishable food, with the aim to make the winter months more bearable for the city’s less fortunate citizens. The partnership is spearheaded by the SA Post Office’s Courier and Freight division and the (PX) containers will logistically be placed alongside Good Hope FM’s live broadcasts around Cape Town for additional donations. “We have almost 300 post offices in the Western Cape and we hope that our prominent footprint will make it easier and more accessible for people to get involved and donate.” said Vinesh Jungbahadur, regional sales manager for logistics. “There are many people out there who will go to bed cold and hungry, we encourage fellow businesses and community members to extend a compassionate hand to the city’s less fortunate citizens,” concluded Jungbahadur. In addition to its logistical support, the SA Post Office is running an internal campaign where staff members are encouraged to make donations. Good Hope FM will be broadcasting The Nigel Pierce Show live on Wednesday, 11 July at Capemail in Parow from 09:00 – 12:00. The SA Post Office will be doing a handover of all internal donations at the live broadcast. The campaign will run until Saturday, 28 July 2012 and all donations will be distributed on behalf of Good Hope FM by the Community Chest. For more information on the SA Post Office visit www.postoffice.co.za or via Facebook on https://www.facebook.com/SouthAfricanPostOffice More Info: http://www.postoffice.co.za Author: alex de Kock from . Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: None To gain access to None image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this . . .
The Vodacom Funny Festival which runs at the Baxter Theatre from 11 June to 8 July presents a selection of award-winning acts of the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, together with best of local comics and a number of newcomers. The bill includes a host of international comedians, some new names and numerous local stalwarts of the industry. The Festival, now in its eighth year has run at capacity since inception. Some 20 000 comedy lovers are expected to fill the 30 performances. The Funny Festival has developed its own brand of comedy which is strong in specialty acts with a difference. The foreign contingent is headed by Londoner Kev Orkian, whose memorable performances at last year’s Funny Festival, have resulted in a recall. Kev was voted “Best Musical Comedian” at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has since been in huge demand all over the world. He returns with a new show. Mombasa born and UK raised comic Imran Yusuf, who was awarded “Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival” joins the cast. Imran’s multi-cultural background makes him an interesting comedian with a large fan base. His appearances on the Michael McIntyre Show and hard work ethic have landed him his own BBC TV show. Imran is destined to be a hit at the Festival. The Boy with Tape on his Face hails from Christchurch New Zealand, but his international acclaim and performance on the Royal Variety Show 2011 has made an international celebrity performer. He is the popular face of the Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney Comedy Festivals and the recipient of numerous international awards. Japanese comedians, Gamarjobat join the cast. The duo are winners of many awards at Festivals in Asia and Europe, the “kings of silent comedy” are so unique they are difficult to describe. They present a physical comedy master-class which develops into a perfectly choreographed feast of visual jokes. UK speed painter Jon Hicks has a unique act which thrills variety shows the world over. To say . . .