The latest pole dance showcase to hit the annual calendar in Cape Town is The Pole Project’s A Feast of Flight, a non-verbal theatrical production with 2018 being only the second in a series of modernised childhood stories and fairy tales pinned for future events. The first of its kind, A Feast of Flight 2017 took place at the Nassau Centre in Newlands in late July. The theme of year one was a contemporary play on Lewis Caroll’s famous Alice in Wonderland, where we followed Alistair down a rabbit hole of dubious choices and bad influences until eventually he slayed his "jabberwocky" demons. This year the storyline is based on Roald Dahl’s scrumdiddlyumtious tale of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory... except in the modern-day pole world we follow five competitors as they battle it out for the title of being the "face of Wonka" as we also get a peek at the peculiar confectionary maven, Willy Wonka, the Wonka factory and his Oompa Loompas. Director of the production and owner of The Pole Project, Kathy Lee, says: “The challenge this year was to find a theme that would top our first show and live up to some rather high expectations. Not only did we need to find fantastical characters we could bring to life and that audiences would be familiar with, but also a story that could translate into a pole dancing production on stage. We decided on the beloved tale of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, because who doesn’t love the story about the eccentric candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, who opens up his magical and mysterious factory to five lucky children? With its two film versions and a West End musical, Roald Dahl’s ‘sweet’ story is arguably the most prominent amongst his many children’s books. Plus, the name is fortuitously harmonious with the name of our show… a FEAST indeed!” 2017's show incorporated acts by The Pole Project (based in the CBD at the time) and The Scar-Lit Box (based in Claremont at the time) and took place in the southern suburb of . . .
Carly de Jong is the General Manager (GM) of Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands, a position she was appointed to in August 2018. Having cut her teeth on global hotel brands, Carly remains one of the only female Radisson Hotel General Managers in South Africa. As one of eight brands within Radisson Hotel Group, the hallmarks of Park Inn by Radisson include colour, comfort and fun, as evidenced by the Newlands hotel’s vibrant décor, lobby bar and activity facilities. Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands is also a staunch advocate of the Deaf and hard-of-hearing; currently the Deaf Federation of South Africa (Deaf SA) owns 51% of Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands, which in turn offers support and career prospects to the Deaf and employs a Deaf staff compliment of 19%. Carly leads with humility, and is rigorous in her mentorship of both Deaf and hearing staff. “Both hearing staff and guests have benefited from our Deaf crew members who patiently teach sign language to anyone who wants to learn,” she comments. Prior to joining Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands, Carly worked for hotels in the CBD and surrounds in Cape Town. The suburban setting of the Southern Suburbs, in her view, allows Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands the freedom to be more creative in their offering of a more relaxed environment. “The inclusion of our Deaf staff also brings a different angle to our team at Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands.” After studying PR and business communication at Damelin College, Carly moved to London where she worked at the front desk of a corporate hotel in 1999. A series of promotions followed until Carly finally chose to return to South Africa, where she joined the Best Western in Zonnebloem, Cape Town. Her first job with the Radisson Hotel Group was as Service Manager at the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, the Group’s flagship hotel in Africa, in 2003; thereafter she joined The Bay Hotel (Camps Bay) as an Assistant Front . . .
Cape Town is ready to showcase the best of its local talent and flair this season! Enjoy a day of sophistication and fun with live music, great food, loads of inspiring people to network and enjoy your 1st of Spring at the beautiful scenic location Bumba Vibes will present. The 5th Edition will celebrate a new season, growth and new relations. The evening includes cocktails, live entertainment, networking and various fun-filled activities. Chill, dance, hang out, network and dance some more at BumbaVibes Tropical! The fifth edition is going to be rocked to the core once again when Bumba Vibes Tropical kicks off on Saturday the 1st September 2018. The Tropical extravaganza is bound to be off the charts! One mega-mansion networking party. In addition to some of the hottest DJs around, special guests can be expected. JUSTIN SMITH & Zino D IS IN THE HOUSE! Oh, and did we mention the too-hot-to-handle line-up? Bumba Vibes can't wait to welcome Zino D (Music Producer/ Composer) and Justin Author Smith (Current WelterWeight Fighter EFC Champion) Prices: Pre Sold tickets - R100.00 Payment at door – R130 Corkage fee- R250 per bottle. ( Hard Liquor) Wine - R120.00 per bottle. Corkage entry time - 3pm until 8pm. Tickets are selling out fast, so be sure to nab yours quick, and be part of the Bumba Vibes Tropical extravaganza. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Dentsply Sirona, the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies brings their innovations to a town close to you in Kwa Zulu Natal South Africa’s leading dental consumables and equipment supplier, Dentsply Sirona, is proud to bring dental innovations that you can rely on into the practices of Pietermartizburg, Ladysmith and Newcastle. This is in line with their brand promise of empowering dental professionals to provide better, safer and faster dental care. The company is well-known for enabling dentists across the country to deliver the best possible dental care to their patients, as well as providing top line dental equipment such as top of the line CAD/CAMs, CBCTs and Treatment Centres ( Made In Germany). They also ensure that dental practitioners have access to world-class Endodontics, Restorative and Preventative materials. The company will be showcasing the ground breaking CEREC technology and will host a master class to educate practitioners on how to use it, as well as introducing WaveOne ©Gold family, another leading dental care system providing a single-file reciprocating technique for shaping root canals. On the back of this, Dentsply Sirona will also introduce its new direct sales platform, which will provide dentists with the opportunity to maximise on the spend of their practice by tailoring personalised product offers and bundles and unlock rewards. The Dentsply Sirona Regional Team, led by Allan Hodgson and the local Dentsply Sirona representatives will also be present to introduce and provide assistance on using the company’s new sales platform. Dentsply Sirona is committed to innovation and education, and to investing in the local dentistry field by growing the industry and making both dentists and patients aware of the benefits of good oral hygiene. The Dentsply Sirona team will be at the African Enterprise Conference, Pietermaritzburg on Monday 20 August 2018, the Royal Hotel, Ladysmith on . . .
Dentsply Sirona, the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies brings their innovations to a town close to you. South Africa’s leading dental consumables and equipment supplier, Dentsply Sirona, is proud to bring dental innovations that you can rely on into the practices of Middleburg, Ermelo and Piet Retief. This is in line with their brand promise of empowering dental professionals to provide better, safer and faster dental care. The company is well-known for enabling dentists across the country to deliver the best possible dental care to their patients, as well as providing top line dental equipment such as top of the line CAD/CAMs, CBCTs and Treatment Centres ( Made In Germany). They also ensure that dental practitioners have access to world-class Endodontics, Restorative and Preventative materials. The company will be showcasing the ground breaking CEREC technology and will host a master class to educate practitioners on how to use it, as well as introducing WaveOne ©Gold family, another leading dental care system providing a single-file reciprocating technique for shaping root canals. On the back of this, Dentsply Sirona will also introduce its new direct sales platform, which will provide dentists with the opportunity to maximise on the spend of their practice by tailoring personalised product offers and bundles and unlock rewards. The Dentsply Sirona Regional Team, led by Berenice Muller and the local Dentsply Sirona representatives will also be present to introduce and provide assistance on using the company’s new sales platform. Dentsply Sirona is committed to innovation and education, and to investing in the local dentistry field by growing the industry and making both dentists and patients aware of the benefits of good oral hygiene. The Dentsply Sirona team will be at the Southern Sun The Ridge on Monday 13 August 2018, the Izimbali Lodge on Tuesday, 14 August 2018 and Welgekozen Country Lodge on . . .
TUMI, the leading international premium travel accessories and lifestyle brand, has unveiled its latest South African flagship store in Cape Town and a renovated Sandton City outlet. It will launch a new online store shortly. The latest addition to TUMI’s retail network is situated at one of Cape Town’s most prestigious and busiest addresses —Canal Walk shopping centre. Located in this popular mall, South Africa’s jetsetters and international visitors alike will be able to experience a brand which appeals to the individual accustomed to business-class travel, top hotels, and who also wants the ultimate in luggage. In addition to quality luggage and travel bags, TUMI stores offer business cases and travel accessories such as jackets and electronic equipment. The new store is the first bespoke, stand-alone TUMI store in Cape Town, enabling consumers to experience in the appropriate setting its world-class business and travel essentials. These blend flawless functionality with an aesthetic of ingenuity. “The TUMI brand is widely known in its US home market, as well as Europe, as an exclusive product. It is for this reason we opted for the upscale location of Canal Walk, which attracts a high percentage of international visitors, as well as discerning South African travellers,” says Tom O’Flaherty, managing director of TUMI Southern Africa. TUMI is marketed and distributed by a joint venture (JV) between TUMI Inc. and local businessmen, Tom O’Flaherty and Rob Kunze. The JV took local control of the TUMI brand in 2017 and the team set out a comprehensive expansion and marketing plan. The brand has seen a 10 percent increase in units sold, which has been the result of a more diverse range of products being stocked, and pricing which has become more competitive comparative to international prices. The direct supply chain to TUMI enabled the JV to reduce the previous prices, he explains. “The JV also enables us to bring the latest products to the market much . . .
According to a UK study, four in ten women would rather spend time with their girl-friends than with their husbands, while close to half said they felt women were far better company than men! Both figures show that many, if not most women find the company of other women to be incomparably uplifting. To celebrate the feminine spirit, the Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel invites women of all ages to enjoy a sumptuous High Tea with a glass of complimentary bubbles at the premier seaside hotel nestled in Sea Point, Cape Town in honour of National Women’s Month. Celebrate Women’s Month with Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel as we toast to the mothers, sisters and daughters who’ve risen to the occasion and lifted South Africa up with their power, courage and determination. Enjoy the ambience of the #Add Restaurant & Pool Bar or dine indoors for a cozier feel on a cooler day. The Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel’s Women’s Month offer includes High Tea with a glass of complimentary bubbles, platters range from R155 per person and must be ordered 24 hours in advance. Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel’s High Tea includes vegan, vegetarian, banting, Halal and Kosher options that are available upon request. The Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel recognises the necessity to celebrate South African women, their legacy and their role in society. Across all sectors, there have been calls to promote gender equality and representation – a crucial clarion call on the hotel’s agenda as supported by its drive for female crew members. “At the Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel, women are an integral part of all sectors within the hotel, from food and drink to front office and revenue,” says General Manager Thys van der Merwe. “We remain deeply committed to the support and ongoing upliftment of women within the workplace.” For High Tea reservations at the Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel, call +27 (0) 21 826 5100. Bookings must be made 24 hours in advance. For more details, visit: . . .
Red Wine Rendezvous at Steenberg’s Bistro Sixteen82 - Thursday, 30 August 2018 Join Steenberg’s winter grand finale and tuck into fabulous reds and hearty comfort food at the Red Wine Rendezvous at Bistro Sixteen82 on Thursday, 30 August 2018. This is the last in a serious of three Red Wine Rendezvous featuring a generous 3-course dinner accompanied by a selection of fine Steenberg wines. For starters, a creamy leek and corn soup sets the tone for a nurturing winter food and wine experience. The main course of slow braised pork belly with pumpkin and smoked onion risotto, glazed carrots and pan fried vegetables, is a slam dunk for a Steenberg red. Dessert is the ultimate winter indulgence – caramelised apple bread and butter pudding with honeycomb ice cream. The cost of the Red Wine Rendezvous is R395 per person and includes the 3-course dinner and the wines. A complimentary welcome drink will be served upon arrival at 18h30. To book, call on 021 713 2211 or email email@example.com For more information visit www.steenbergfarm.com/bistro1682 and follow @bistro1682 on Twitter, or Steenberg on Instagram and Facebook. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The Sunday Club launches at the Blanko Restaurant in Constantia. Happening every Sunday at noon, this is the perfect chance to get the whole family together and enjoy a relaxing Sunday afternoon with us. A delicious three-course lunch for R240 is on offer and can be paired with a selection of award winning wines whilst being entertained by live jazz. The Sunday Club also offers a supervised childrens fun area provided by entertainment experts, Bazinga. Adults can sit back and relax while the children choose from face-painting, balloon sculptures, a jumping castle, games and more! A childs fee of R50 for these activities will be donated to the Cape Peninsula Feeding Association. So come and enjoy your Sunday with family and friends at The Sunday Club! Booking is essential. For bookings: Tel: +27 (0)21 795 6300 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Address: Alphen drive, Constantia www.alphen.co.za/home CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Wild Thing, located on the 3rd Floor of The Point Centre, celebrates its second birthday this month with an open day Wild Weekender on Saturday and Sunday, 11 and 12 August. The contemporary yoga studio invites friends, guests, yoga newbies and enthusiasts to a full weekend of complimentary yoga practices paired up with a funky sounds selection. Classes will be free for the full weekend, but donations will be accepted and go towards supporting the Earth Child Project, which nurtures the growth of yoga teachers across townships in Cape Town, giving the gift of yoga to our communities. Owners, Lexi Ryman and Dominique Vieira have partnered up with some of Cape Town’s leading wellness brands, including Herbivore Earthfoods, Happy Culture Kombucha, Dr Organic, Carabao Energy and One Juice, to share some birthday treats with guests throughout the festivities for the ultimate feel-good journey. Saturday 08:15 - 09:15 Fit Flow | Sculpt 09:30 - 10:30 Warm Vinyasa | Flow Sunday 08:15 - 09:00 Wild Thing Moves | HIIT 09:30 - 10:30 Warm Vinyasa | Flow 17:30 - 18:30 Flow | Vinyasa 18:45 - 19:45 Deep Stretch | Restorative Yin Spaces are limited so securing a spot is essential. Bookings to the Wild Weekender can be made on the Mind & Body App or, emailed to email@example.com. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .