The culinary team at The Plettenberg, proudly announces a line-up of culinary feasts to enjoy up until September, whether a resident or guest visiting the beautiful Garden Route this winter season. Mother’s Day Champagne Breakfast at The Plettenberg - R200 per person. Celebrate your special Mum with a Champagne breakfast on 13 May for just R200 per person, which includes a full continental breakfast with fresh baked pastries, fresh fruit selection, cereals, muesli, yoghurt, cold cuts and cheese, fruit juices and smoothies. In addition to the above you may choose a hot breakfast from the à la carte menu. A glass of Champagne and a Bloody Mary Bar are included. Mother’s Day Champagne Breakfast is available on Sunday 13 May from 07h30 to 10h30. It’s Burger & Beer Monday at The Plettenberg - Enjoy 2 PlettenBurgers and 2 Fraser's Folly Craft Beers for just R300 per couple! 180 g homemade patty with heaps of cheddar cheese, caramelised onions and hand cut potato chips. Choose between a Fraser's Folly Pale Ale or Fraser's Folly Pilsner to enjoy with your burger. Valid every Monday from 16 April until 30 September for Lunch and Dinner. Terms and conditions apply. Fraser’s Folly is a small micro craft beer brewery located in the Strandveld on one of South Africa’s most southern wine estates Wednesday is Curry Night at The Plettenberg - Enjoy dinner for only R200 per couple for 2 mouth-watering curries served with fragrant rice, poppadum, dhanja chutney, sambals and raita. Choose from 3 curries - a traditional South African curry, an exotic curry from a country of the Chefs choice or a vegetarian curry. The selection of curries will change on a weekly basis. There will be a spicy hot curry and two milder curries. Valid every Wednesday from 18 April to 30 September for Dinner. Terms and conditions apply. It’s Fish & Chips Friday at The Plettenberg - R250 for 2 Fish & Chips and 2 glasses of Hartenberg Alchemy White Wine per couple. What could be more . . .
Music Stars Come Together To Beam The Light This Project marks the coming together of iconic musicians who have joined forces and share a stage for the development of the music sector and shine the light on the much needed aspects of mentorship. Multiple Award winning Guitarist and producer Kunle Ayo and his friends have dedicated their time and act of goodwill to embark on a series of benefit concerts as they raise funds for the sustainability of the Beam the Light Intensive Development program for instrumentalists . The inaugural concert is on the 25th May 2018, in spite of a wild beast schedule associated with their statuses. The list of his friends reads like the “Who is Who” of the African musical heavy hitters – Ringo Madlingozi, Oliver Mtukudzi, Hlengiwe Mhlaba, Lebo Sekgobela and a few surprises. “There is a brain drain of experienced and talented African musicians, and that robs the continent’s young an opportunity to be groomed properly by their idols,” says Kunle. “As an experienced African musician spending more time overseas, recording in the studio, managing media and administrative work, one loses the opportunity to give back to the community. Sometimes even losing touch with the challenges facing the continent.” Kunle realized this conundrum when he was on tour discussing the challenges bedeviling the continent. “I realized we talk about these things all the time and do little about them – especially education. It is then that I decided to call on my friends to shed a light as to how we could be a solution,” says the enterprising live performer. The solution didn’t come all at once but Kunle knew that he could start with what he already had – his musical experience and skills, recording studio, strong network of friends and an open heart. So the dream of discovering, nurturing and supporting emerging musicians began earnestly. This will be actualized as we embarked on the 1st phase of the program - The Audition phase that will be . . .
With World Book Day (April 23) coming up later this month, calling for book-lovers around the globe to celebrate the holiday with the latest and greatest literary masterpieces. Today, book aficionados can read their favorite tales and see them come to life in TV adaptations – allowing them to explore new worlds in many ways. We know it may be hard to decide how to spend your precious time this holiday (and beyond), so Amazon Prime Video is here to help make the decision easier with a roundup of Amazon Prime Video Original series, adapted from award-winning novels. Amazon consumers can purchase books here and Amazon Prime Video members in South Africa can enjoy these Original series available now on PrimeVideo.com and the Amazon Prime Video app. The Looming Tower Based on the Pulitzer-Prize winning book by Lawrence Wright, The Looming Tower traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s and how the rivalry between the FBI and CIA during that time may have inadvertently set the path for the tragedy of 9/11. The series follows members of the I-49 Squad in New York and Alec Station in Washington, D.C., the counter-terrorism divisions of the FBI and CIA, respectively, as they travel the world fighting for ownership of information while seemingly working toward the same goal - trying to prevent an imminent attack on U.S. soil. The Looming Tower stars Jeff Daniels (John O’Neill), Tahar Rahim (Ali Soufan), Wrenn Schmidt (Diane Marsh), Bill Camp (Robert Chesney), Louis Cancelmi (Vince Stuart), Virginia Kull (Kathy Shaughnessy), Ella Rae Peck (Heather), Sullivan Jones (Floyd Bennet) with Michael Stuhlbarg (Richard Clarke) and Peter Sarsgaard (Martin Schmidt). The series is executive produced by Daniel Futterman (showrunner), Alex Gibney, Lawrence Wright, Craig Zisk, and Adam Rapp. The Looming Tower is a Legendary Television production for Amazon Prime Video outside of the U.S. New episodes of The Looming Tower premiere weekly on . . .
The LGBTQI+ Banele Khoza exhibition at Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) forms part of the institution’s Curatorial Lab focus on LGBTQI+ issues and rights. Exhibition name: LGBTQI+ Banele Khoza Curator Sakhisizwe Gcina, AKO Foundation Assistant Curator of Special Projects, Curatorial Lab, Zeitz MOCAA Run dates: Thursday 12 April 2018 – Sunday 16 September 2018 Venue: Curatorial Lab, Level 1, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA), Silo District, South Arm Road, V&A Waterfront Cost: R180 pp webtickets.co.za or at the door Contact: Zeitz MOCAA on 087 350 4777 or firstname.lastname@example.org CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
April 2018 - Morestar Entertainment, the recording label for the superb ‘collaboration album’, M & M; MOREIRA CHONGUIÇA & MANU DIBANGO, is proud to announce that the album has been nominated for a South African Music Award in the category Best African Artist Album. Released in 2017 after 5 years in the making, the album pays homage to great jazz standards close to the hearts of Mozambican saxophonist, Chonguiça and Cameroonian saxophonist, Dibango. “I am honoured that this album has been recognised by the South African music industry. M & M has once again showed the power of collaboration. It was such a privilege to record side by side with one of Africa’s greatest musicians and it is an experience that I will cherish forever”, says Moreira. “This was a special experience for me working with a musician who is not only a fellow saxophonist but also my friend. Despite our age difference, we have many similarities in our styles of music. I enjoyed the opportunity of re-arranging US standards and giving them an African twist. We must not forget where we come from, our heritage, our soul. The roots of jazz are in Africa” says the legendary Manu Dibango. Recorded in France at Ferber Studios in Paris, and mastered in Cape Town at Milestone Studios, this album has received widespread acclaim. This will be Moreira Chonguica’s ninth SAMA nomination. Previous nominations include - The Moreira Project Vol 1: The Journey nominated for Best Instrumental, Best Contemporary Jazz Album and Best Producer which went on to win; The Moreira Project Vol 2: Citizen of the World, nominated for Best Contemporary Jazz, Best Producer and Best Album Packaging and went on to win Best Contemporary Jazz Album and Khanimambo was nominated for Best Engineer and Best African Adult Album. M & M: Moreira Chonguica & Manu Dibango, was also nominated for an AFRIMA award in 2017 in the category Best African Artist. Moreira will be performing with Manu Dibango at . . .
The celebration of KwaZulu-Natal’s cultural diversity and encouragement of social cohesion are important elements of the annual South Coast Bike Fest™, sponsored by UGU South Coast Tourism and Tourism KZN, running from 27 to 30 April at the seaside town of Margate. The introduction of the dynamic Bollywood programme on Monday, 30 April works into this cultural celebration, bringing the entertaining festival to a close on a particularly high note. Starting at 11am, children are invited to participate in the fun and vivid Colour Fes at the Budweiser Main Beach Stage. Inspired by the traditional Hindu festival of Holi, children will get the chance to throw colourful powdered paint - resulting in a fun, messy array of colour. This vibrant beachside activity will take place on the sand – away from all non-participating festival-goers – and participants are encouraged to wear white clothing for maximum effect. The festival will then take a musical turn as renowned South African musician, Milano Singh, takes to the stage at 1pm for a dynamic one-hour, high-energy set. Famed KwaZulu-Natal radio DJ, Deon Govender, will then prove why he has such a big influence on the local club scene as keeps the momentum upbeat from 3pm to 4pm. His enthusiasm and larger-than-life personality make this a not-to-be-missed gig. This enticing line-up includes entertainment in the form of traditional Indian dancers who at be performing throughout the day. Festival-goers will also get a taste of local Indian culture through one of the many food outlets serving authentic cuisine and, for a touch of decorative body art, there will be henna tattooists at the show ready to make their mark. In addition to this captivating programme, visitors to the South Coast Bike Fest™ will also get the chance to visit eight festival-themed bars, a corporate dealership deck as well as 22 onsite clubs, pubs and restaurants catering to all interests and tastes. There is also full line-up of more than 30 . . .
The coastal town of Amanzimtoti on the KwaZulu-Natal Upper South Coast will once again be kilted out in tartan as the popular South Coast Highland Gathering returns to Hutchison Park on Saturday, 28 April from 8am to 5pm. Organised by the Amanzimtoti Lions and supported by Sapphire Coast Tourism, this year’s family-friendly festival fundraiser welcomes international judge, Paul Brown, to adjudicate the 30 pipe bands performing on the day. “We are extremely excited to have Paul Brown join us at the 2018 Highland Gathering,” said Amanzimtoti Lions member, Carol Botha. “Paul is an established pipe band performer with experience at world championship-level and his wealth of expertise really demonstrates the level of talent set to feature this year.” Brown, 44, has been playing pipe band drums since the age of seven, starting his career with Ballingry School pipe band under the leadership of Pipe Major, Bob Shepherd MBE. Brown – a resident of Fife, Scotland – went on to win numerous championship titles before progressing to the ranks of Grade 1, aged 13, with the world-famous Dysart & Dundonald Pipe Band. He continued to perform throughout his career – winning 13 major Grade 1 drumming titles including a Grade 1 World Championship and ‘Champion of Champions’ title - while also passing on his artistic insights to the many students who studied under him. Brown is the only Grade 1 drummer in history to hold six Grade 1 All Ireland drumming titles, outside of Ireland. Brown is currently a qualified Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association Drumming adjudicator, tutor and assessor for the Piping & Drumming Qualification’s Board. This year will see him join a group of adjudicators for the Grade 1 World Championship Qualification heats. Alongside the 30 performing pipe bands that Brown will be adjudicating at this year’s Highland Gathering, will be some 100 dancers from across the country performing the entrancing Highland Dancing as well as shows by the . . .
Saturday, 28 April 2018: Femi Koya Date: Saturday, 28 April 2018 Performers & times: Femi Koya Sound check – 16h30 Performance – 18h00 to 19h00 Cost: Free Venue: V&A Amphitheatre Contact: V&A Information Centre on 021 426 1233 / email@example.com Providing a platform for emerging South African musicians and musical ensembles to showcase their talent, up-and-coming artists will take to the stage on select weekend afternoons until the end of Autumn, in free-to-attend musical performances at the V&A Amphitheatre. Femi Koya will perform at the V&A Amphitheatre on Saturday, 28 April from 6pm, entertaining audiences with a blend of Afrobeat and contemporary groove music, infused with West African highlife and jazz. His life story – a migration across the continent from West to South – inspires his music and can be heard in his debut album Just in Newtown. Sunday, 29 April 2018: ZionThree3 & Jimmy Nevis Date: Sunday, 29 April 2018 Performers & times: ZionThree3 Sound check – 15h30 Performance – 16h30 to 17h00 Jimmy Nevis Sound check – 17h00 Performance – 18h30 to 19h30 Cost: Free Venue: V&A Amphitheatre Contact: V&A Information Centre on 021 426 1233 / firstname.lastname@example.org The V&A Waterfront Summer Concerts, presented by the new smart car, are here to liven up the summer! Taking place at the V&A Amphitheatre on select weekend afternoons, these much-loved musical performances offer acoustic concerts by both up-and-coming and well-known names against views of Table Mountain and the city – making this the perfect way to spend a summer’s evening. Kicking off the performances on Sunday, 29 April, is ZionThree3, a trio of South African vocalists best-known for pop and R&B music, who will perform at the V&A Amphitheatre at 3.30pm. The trio, Tashwin Manuel, Bradley van der Zandt and Dillon Powell, are childhood friends and all grew up in musical and spiritual homes, beginning their singing . . .
The exceptional Vintage Ideas market is back for its eighth edition and promises to be more spectacular than ever before. This beloved market will once again be staged at the gorgeous Simondium’s Country Lodge from 27 – 30 April and will truly beguile visitors with the amazing selection of vintage and vintage inspired items. This year’s market is themed “Collections” and should be a must-shop for seasoned collectors and start-ups. Do you have a passion for the past or are you collecting for the future? Then Vintage Ideas is the perfect place to be. Find that special item for a current collection or discover the gem that will start your own collection. Once again, the market will be filled with vintage items, including clothing, jewellery and accessories, homeware and much more. Find inspiration for your garden, wardrobe or home and add some vintage flair to your life. Visit Vintage Ideas at Simondium’s Country Lodge on the R45 between Paarl and Franschhoek. Ample, secure parking is available. Entry tickets are R40 per adult, while kids under 18 enter for free. The market is open from 09h30 to 16h00 from Friday to Sunday, but closes at 15h00 on Monday, 30 April. Follow Vintage Ideas on Facebook or @vintagewilna on Instagram. For more information, visit www.vintageideas.co.za. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The Eastern Cape is home to South Africa's top commercial radio station. Algoa FM received the Commercial Station of the Year award as well as three category awards at the annual Liberty Radio Awards ceremony hosted in Gauteng on Saturday, April 14. "It is the first time in history that a commercial radio station outside of Gauteng has won Station of the Year and we are both proud and thankful to our loyal audience, our clients and our staff who continually inspire us to new heights," says operations director Alfie Jay. In addition, Algoa FM managing director Dave Tiltmann was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame. Tiltmann started as a music compiler and announcer in 1989 on what was then a SABC station, Radio Algoa. He was part of the team, which 20 years ago privatised the station and made it the first independent commercial radio station in the Eastern Cape. Tiltmann has been managing director of Algoa FM since February 2000. He was appointed as an executive director of Moneyweb in October 2017, and is responsible for radio and strategy, and is also chairman of the board of Classic FM 102.7 in Gauteng. Tiltmann also attends the board meetings of AME, the listed company which owns Algoa FM. “In radio I live by the motto – ‘Fun is a Serious Business’ he says. In recent years, Algoa FM has been a regular nominee in the Commercial Station of the Year category at the Liberty Radio Awards. The annual Big Walk for Cancer, which is the Eastern Cape’s biggest charity event, won both the commercial radio award for Community Project and the commercial radio award for Promotion/Stunt/Event. The Algoa FM Top 30 with Wayne Hart, won in the Daytime Show category. “These awards demonstrate the breadth and depth of the talent at Algoa FM, and the dedication and professionalism of the team,” says Tiltmann. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .