Nestled between the hills of Colleen Glen, a new function venue has opened. Kleinplaas Country Estate & Function Venue is inviting the public to attend thier open days this weekend. The renovated sheep-shearing shed in the unspoilt natural setting served as inspiration for the name of the venue. They are inviting everyone to come view the premisis and to see various decor options provided by Lea Draping & Decor. The viewing time slots are 30 June (16:00-21:00) and 1 July (10:00-14:00). This family-friendly event is completely free of charge, with light arrival refreshments to be served. Visit the Kleinplaas Facebook page for more information regarding the opening and pictures of the venue: https://www.facebook.com/kleinplaas/ Contact the in-house events co-ordinator, Janita Hanekom, via email email@example.com or call her on 071 382 7354. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The National Youth Orchestra Winter Course will be held in Port Elizabeth in July, with performances at the National Arts Festival, Kingswood College, and the Savoy Theatre. Hundreds of young musicians audition for a coveted place in the South African National Youth Orchestra and a select few are chosen to form the green and gold national team each year. Members include players from communities all over the country, and are chosen on merit through two auditions. The National Youth Orchestra’s legacy spans over half a century, and is far reaching with representation of alumni in top professional orchestras in South Africa and across the globe. The National Youth Orchestra Winter Course will take place from 30 June - 9 July in Port Elizabeth. This year they will be performing an array of Fantasia-inspired music from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite to Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and will be conducted by National Youth Orchestra alumnus, Prof. David Scarr. The course is made possible through funding by the National Arts Festival, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Music Department, National Lotteries Commission and the SAMRO Foundation. Performances are on 7 July at 13:00 at the Fountain Foyer at the National Arts Festival (free entrance); 8 July at 12:30 at Nombulelo Hall, Grahamstown (free entrance); 8 July at 18:30 at Kingswood College (donation at the door); and a Sunday Funday Concert on 9 July at 15:00 at the Savoy Theatre in Port Elizabeth (tickets available through Computicket). The National Youth Orchestra would love every driven, talented and deserving musician to be able to attend the orchestra course. As almost 60% of the participants need financial assistance, they are appealing to companies and individuals to contribute towards the bursary fund. Benefits of a sponsorship include knowing that you are contributing to the national development of our country, and a variety of branding opportunities. For more information . . .
Brilliant designer showcase at the Durban Exhibition Centre this July The 2017 ECR House & Garden Show introduces a fresh partnership with KAPOW, the design and décor industry’s independent networking organization. Headed by Interior designers Jennifer Jones and Caron Mitchell, KAPOW aims to tackle the misconception that interior design and decorating is not accessible to the everyday home owner. Your line up of interior design inspiration heading to this year’s ECR House & Garden Show. (l-r) Owen Reeves, Lee Booy, Nicky Fraser, Wisty Raleigh, Jennifer Jones, Hayley Larson, Cairey Baxter-Bruce, Phillipa Courtenay Central to the project at this year’s ECR House & Garden Show is the KAPOW Designer Café presented by Dulux, where invited decorators and interior designers each partner with fabric houses to create seven different cameo stands. Visitors will be inspired by KAPOW designers’ interpretation of the latest trends, alongside daily talks and launches of the season’s current fabric ranges. “The idea that designers cost the home owner more than retail shopping is a myth,” said Jennifer Jones, interior designer and KAPOW committee chairperson. “By offering direct access to top designers, we’ll be connecting show visitors with extensive international and local products, not to mention the invaluable advice and input that a designer offers.” Paint supply powerhouse Dulux are the presenting sponsor behind the KAPOW Designer Café, with their key trend colours creating the featured designers’ chief palette. Paint supply powerhouse Dulux are the presenting sponsor behind the KAPOW Designer Café, with their key trend colours creating the featured designers’ chief palette. “Collaborating with the KAPOW Designer Café affords Dulux the opportunity to showcase our versatile colour trends and offer expert advice on how to select the right colours and make a décor statement, living up to our mission of Adding Colour to People’s LivesTM” said . . .
After successfully hosting its debut Brrrrew Event in May, Barley and Biltong Emporium and Cape Brewing Company (CBC) will again collaborate to host the second event in the winter series on Friday 30 June. The June event’s line-up starts with a welcome drink and exclusive CBC brewery tour plus a meet-and-greet with brew master, Wolfgang Koedel. This will follow with a seat nearby Barley and Biltong Emporium's newly-revamped wood fire area. Guests will be served chef Philip Pretorius' carefully curated four-course dinner menu with different CBC beers to taste at each serving. Live entertainment by local music artist, Richard Brokensha will add an extra warm touch to the atmosphere. Additional drinks and kiddies menu are available at restaurant prices. BRRREW EVENT DETAILS: Venue: Barley and Biltong Emporium and CBC brewery at the Spice Route Destination, Suid-Agter Paarl Road, Paarl Date: Friday 30 June Time: 18h30 to 22h00 Tickets: R295 per person (includes welcome drink, brewery tour, four-course meal and beer pairing). Bookings are limited and can be made at 021 863 5200 or firstname.lastname@example.org For updates on upcoming Brrrrrew Events, follow Spice Route Destination and CBCs... Facebook: www.facebook.com/SpiceRoutePaarl https://www.facebook.com/CapeBrewingCo Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpiceRoutePaarl https://twitter.com/CapeBrewingCo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spiceroutepaarl/ https://www.instagram.com/CapeBrewingCo/ CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Feed your tummy and your mind at this year’s East Coast Radio House & Garden Show Taste the coast at the ECR House & Garden Show’s Foodie Fair – set in its own marquee, the brand new, lip-smacking smorgasbord of local and international flavours designed to stimulate your taste buds and your braincells, ensuring you leave full of fresh food and fresh inspiration. On for the full 10 show days, get your mouth watering with bunny chows from Dolly’s Curries, a Moroccan burger from Durb ’n Burger, or vegan dips from Martinnaise; then wash it all down with boutique wines from top local producers. Sate your sweet tooth with Indian sweetmeats from Divine Treats, home-made ice cream from Ballina Ice Cream, or sucrose-free Belgian chocolate from Rhubee’s Chocolatiers of Distinction; then recharge with coffee in a cone from Mocktails or an energising espresso from the Love Coffee Truck. Those with an unquenchable thirst can choose between craft beer or gin on tap at the Backyard Bar Shed – the trendy evolution of the mancave, Shopaholics will want to check out the array of packaged foods and food-related products and services in the main exhibition hall, or head to the H+G Makers Space for a tasting with Distillery 031 or an artisan coffee experience. While wannabe kitchen whizzes should head to the Golden Delight Chef’s Theatre, featuring cooking demonstrations, new foodie trends and great entertainment from the likes of Granny Mouse, Gourmet Bushie, and a wine tasting experience by KZN School of Wine who will share their secrets of pairing offering testers from top estates such as KZN based Abingdon Wine. The East Coast Radio House & Garden Show, themed ‘Refresh your space inside and out’, is on from 30 June – 9 July at the Durban Exhibition Centre. Tickets from R60-R85, under-12s free, available from iTickets. housegardenshow.co.za CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
A maximum of 60 people will enjoy a rare treat at our intimate Mountain View venue at Franschhoek Cellars on Sunday 25 June 2017 Think wine, relaxed and comfortable seating, a fireplace and a view to die for - a perfect setting for one of South Africa’s genuine talents. Two decades of dazzling and energetic performances have been rewarded with a SAMA (South African Music Award) for this accomplished guitarist, singer and songwriter. Besides touring with Simple Minds and REM and supported the Rolling Stones, Albert Frost has recorded with the who’s who of South African talent including Arno Carstens, Koos Kombuis, Chris Chameleon, Blues Broers and many others. He has performed with every major artist in South Africa, and with international artists like Ali Faka Toure and Finley Quaye. Book tickets here http://bit.ly/FHKAlbertFrost Seating is unreserved. Join us for lunch at The Franschhoek Cellar before the show (not included in ticket price) and then amble down to the gorgeously intimate Mountain View for the show (starts at 3pm) Call the restaurant on 021 876 2086. View the delicious menu here http://thefranschhoekcellar.co.za/our-food CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Johannesburg – 13 June 2017: Former Miss South African, now businesswoman, Joan Ramagoshi Madibeng, is delighted to announce the 7th Women: The Real Architects of Society gala dinner which will take place in Johannesburg on Saturday 19 August 2017. Birthed in 2010, the gala dinner has continued to recognise and celebrate active South African women and has provided a networking platform for women to connect and forge strategic partnerships. Yet this year the organisation has decided to expand their horizons and tackle difficult and sensitive issues regarding the treatment of South African women in a safe, informative and supportive environment. The 7th annual gala dinner aims to recognise outstanding achievements by women in numerous fields, the gala dinner will embrace conversations and networking opportunities. South Africa has one of the highest incidences of domestic violence in the world. Sadly, domestic violence is the most common and widespread human rights abuse in South Africa. Despite many successes in empowering women, numerous issues still exist in all areas of life, ranging from the cultural, political to the economic. Gender equality is rightly seen as crucial to sustainable development, yet the interconnections between environmental sustainability and women’s empowerment have often been overlooked in practice. Gender bias is still deeply embedded in cultures, economies, political and social institutions around the world. Women and girls face unacceptable levels of discrimination and abuse, which is not only wrong, but also prevents them from playing a full part in society and decision making. Gender equality furthers the cause of child survival and development for all of society, so the importance of women’s rights and gender equality should not be underestimated which are one of the issues that the 2017 gala dinner hopes to address. In 2016 the gala dinner presented the inaugural Women: The Real Women of Architects Awards which honoured . . .
How much do South African’s love beer? A LOT!!! So, we bring you the first ever International Beer Day Music Festival held right here on South African soil. International Beer Day Music Festival, will be happening on Saturday 5 August 2017, at the beautiful Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge in Muldersdrift. The best local and loved breweries from around the country. Festival goers will get to taste hops from Darling Brew, The Brew Bus (an old VW van converted into a moving tap) will serve 5 Skippas, Eish Tea and Growler Brewing Co., Leaky Tap Brewery, RIOT Beer, Dragon Brewing Co., Hazeldean Brewing Co., Brewhogs, Drifter Brewing Co. and Garagista Beer Co. Not only Beer but also the funkiest food trucks around; Snorting Boar Smoker, The Knickerbocker Ice Cream Co., Pizza Stroller, The Gatsby Station, Al’s Chuck Wagon and Coffee from Mobile Coffee Café. Entertainment will be taken care of by some of the country’s most popular band’s, including SAMA winners GOODLUCK, Ross Jack, Crash Car Burn, The Kiffness (SAMA23 nominees), Monark, Keystate and Jaryd Smith. The International Beer Day Music Festival will be a day of beer, food, music and friends. Tickets are available from Quicket.co.za now starting at R100.00. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
PrideTV, Africa's only LGBT video-on-demand (VOD) channel, has released its first LGBT 'Most Watched Movie List' that tracks the top streaming content amongst the continent's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community. "PrideTV's Most Watched Movie List provides insight into the type of content that scores top marks amongst LGBT people. It further helps promote understanding of the community by casting light on the issues that matter to them. Knowing what strikes a chord with someone is an opener to connecting with them," explains Joanne Raphael Katz, spokesperson for PrideTV. Top of the VOD pops is 'The Wishmakers' (Gay), 'Mary Marie' (Lesbian), 'Dog Tags' (Bisexual), 'Bob's New Suit' (Transgender) and 'Leather' (LGBT overall). The Wishmakers is about that most eternal of themes across all communities - finding love in the big city; Mary Marie is about sisterly love overcoming a beloved mother's passing; Dog Tags examines affection between a straight man and a gay friend; Bob's New Suit is about falling for a get-rich-quick-scheme as a way to provide for a young family; and Leather is about reuniting with a childhood friend. "What's most interesting about the most watched movies on PrideTV is that the themes deal with the deep-seated issues of being human - they're stories that are familiar to all of us, no matter our sexual orientation," says Ms Raphael Katz. PrideTV became Africa's first LBGT streaming channel following its launch last year. "PrideTV is fully embracing its role as Africa's flagship LGBT entertainment channel by offering the widest LGBT content while also offering support for issues that affect the LGBT community such as last month's International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia that it helped publicise." Anyone can join PrideTV's community regardless of their location. PrideTV's premium video entertainment offering costs the equivalent of just R79 a month (or R790 for 12 months with 2 months free) and . . .
Fierce surfing action, searing cooking contests, non-stop sports’ activities and daily entertainment are planned for 2017’s Ballito Pro, presented by Billabong with this annual holiday festival culminating in two days of incredible musical talent at The Cadbury 5Star Ballito Pro FREE Music Concerts Powered by 5FM. This all-star concert will take over the Salt Rock Beach Stage on Thursday, 6 and Friday, 7 July featuring a cross-section of South African musical genres including urban, rap, electronic, pop, indie and folk. “This year, festival-goers will be given the chance to watch 10 of South Africa’s best musicians and DJs in one of the province’s most beautiful settings, all free of charge,” said event co-ordinator, Collette Bundy. “The varied line-up will showcase the incredible range of talent within the country, suited to a mix of tastes and interests.” Getting the concert going on Thursday, 6 July is South African rapper Smiso ‘Okmalumkoolkat’ Zwane, bringing beats from his latest album, Mlazi Milano. Gauteng’s multi-award-winning rapper, Kwesta, will then take to the stage to prove exactly why he stole the show at the recent South African Music Awards. Kwesta walked away with a list of titles, including Best Collaboration Album, Samro's Highest Airplay of the Year, SAMPRA Highest Airplay of the Year, Best Rap Album, Best Male Artist of the Year and Best Album of the Year for his Dakar II album and hit single, Ngud. One of Durban’s hottest electronic duo’s, Snapbvck – consisting of Ryan James and Rhys Fataar - will bring the ‘Noise’ with hits from their debut album, ‘Forget the Name’ which is already making waves in the music industry. The energy levels are set to rise even further when one of the country’s most versatile musicians, Ph Madubela aka DJ p.H, shows off his incredible talent for dropping the beat at just the right time. And, bringing the first night to an epic close is the man who was born to entertain, DJ Lloyd. The audience can look . . .