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Cape Town, South Africa - Famous for more than just our Hospitality

by Candice van der Walt 1. August 2013 16:15

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Versatility and convenience of location. Beautiful scenery and landscapes that are within reach from the Mother City. These are the main reasons why Cape Town is one of the most popular locations for Fashion Photography, Commercial and Film Productions.

Cape Town has the infrastructure along with hardworking crews all with salaries up to 200% cheaper than in Europe. The lifestyle that Cape Town has to offer its production crews are among the best at a fraction of the cost compared to other countries. We are not called the Rainbow nation for no reason and our cuisine speaks for its excellence and is rated as extraordinary among people in the film industry.

So what about our accommodation?  At Elizabeth’s Guest House we offer you 4-star accommodation with the perfect blend of service, privacy and confidentiality, and all the comforts of home as well as office facilities such as wireless internet.  We pride ourselves on offering first-class service to all our guests, with all the facilities you need, freshly-cooked breakfasts to your exact specification and a "can-do" attitude at all times!

Feel like eating at "home"? Home cooked meals / dinners prepared with pleasure. Need to be picked up from airport or dropped off at location? Just let us know and we can arrange this on your behalf.

Whether you need breakfast at 6 am to get to an early shoot, directions to Cape Town's spectacular tourist destinations, or just a super "home-from-home", Elizabeth's is only a 3-minute walk away from  wide golden sand beaches, secluded suntraps, surfing meccas with spectacular views of Table Mountain, and within reach of all Cape Town has to offer, including Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront, Robben Island, Stellenbosch Winelands and the whole of the West Coast. 

We are on hand to assist in making your stay with us easy, convenient, comfortable and also as memorable as the latest movie you were a part of.  To see more details on Elizabeth’s, go to link: http://www.stayunlimited.com/accommodation/capetown/elizabeths-bloubergstrand.aspx

It is no wonder then that Cape Town has been taking on major projects like the latest pirate miniseries Black Sails. The project involved Transformers filmmaker Michael Bay as Executive Producer and was scheduled for a 16-week shoot.

“We are delighted to have been awarded Black Sails and it is further proof of South Africa’s international reputation for outstanding production skill and expertise.” - Vlokkie Gordon, Film Afrika

Other movies where you might recognise some of Cape Town’s famous scenery includes  Safe House with Denzel Washington, Dredd - Karl Urban and Lena Headey, Blood Diamond - Leonardo DiCaprio, Lord of War - Nicholas Cage and Invictus – Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon.

What’s on in Cape Town…

by Candice van der Walt 1. August 2013 16:12

JOHNNY CLEGG AT HILLCREST QUARRY
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South Africa's iconic singer, songwriter, dancer, and musical activist brings his acclaimed blend of Western pop and African Zulu rhythms to the picturesque Hillcrest Wine Estate in the heart of the Durbanville Wine Valley.
At a laid back picnic concert on the vast rolling lawns of this lakeside farm, Clegg is set to perform some of the songs that have helped him to sell over 5 million albums over four decades, earning him awards and medals of honour in Europe and America as well as Africa.

Date: 15 September       Venue: Hillcrest Quarry      Time: 3pm     Cost: R 250

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BenchTHEATRE: BENCH
28 - 31 August
The acclaimed comedy-drama of two colourful and clumsy thieves, Hendry (Brent Palmer) and Dwain (Adrian Collins) who sit on a park bench, about to embark on their most daring job to date. Venue: The Fugard Studio Theatre     Time: 8pm      Cost: R 110 - R 130
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jimmy nevis- no regretsMUSIC: JIMMY NEVIS - NO REGRETS
20 - 21 September
South African pop hit-maker Jimmy Nevis showcases the musical journey of his debut album, Subliminal, and pays tribute to musical influences that have inspired him. Venue: Baxter Theatre Centre    Time: 7.30pm      Cost: R 150 - R 450

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siv ngesi- race cardCOMEDY: SIV NGESI - RACE CARD
2 - 21 September
After sold-out shows and rave reviews, Ngesi returns with his show based on the bestselling book, The Racist's Guide to the People of South Africa, in which he sets out  to expose all the wacky 'truths' about the colourful people of our country. Venue: Baxter Theatre Centre     Time: Mon - Sat 8.15pm      Cost: R 80 - R 100
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belles of the balletDANCE: BELLES OF THE BALLET
9 August
In honour of Women’s Day, Cape Town City Ballet presents a programme devoted to the ballerinas of the dance world featuring the heroines of all the great classics. Venue: Artscape Opera House, Artscape Theatre Centre    Time: 2.30pm     Cost: R 50 - R 110
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The Sleeping Beauty

Mandela around the World

by Candice van der Walt 1. August 2013 16:08

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It’s not only South Africa that has a penchant for naming things after former president Nelson Mandela – there are numerous streets, bridges, educational institutions, buildings, organisms, flowers, statues and monuments around the world that bear his name.

Graça Machel – freedom fighter for life
Graça Machel has been the first lady of two countries – to each of them she has brought her extraordinary warmth, dignity and unerring belief in doing right.

Madiba's legacy is forever
The Centre of Memory will keep alive Mandela's ideals and principles. It's a store of his history, and a space for dialogue on the present and future. The Children's Fund is investing in that future, through various programmes focused on the vulnerable.

Mandela posters show world's respect
Among the many tributes to former president Nelson Mandela is a poster art project started by two South African designers. Instead of the 95 entries they hoped for, they got 700.

Mandela's 'classrooms for human beings'
Among teachers, pupils and parents, the work of the Nelson Mandela Institute for Education and Rural Development has become known as the "Magic Classroom Collective".

Mandela in film
The life of Nelson Mandela has been committed to celluloid several times already. In the latest effort, his early years are the focus. The Anant Singh-produced Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom stars Brit Idris Elba and South African Atandwe Kani as Madiba.

Unpacking the National Development Plan
South Africa, it is said, is one of the most unequal societies in the world. Yet it has a plan to change this, and that's where the National Development Plan comes in.

Social participation key to efficient cities
The 2013 Metropolis Annual Meeting brought together more than 80 mayors from around the world to discuss ways of overcoming challenges such as poverty and informal housing.

The pain is soon forgotten
If you fancy a hard mountain bike ride through some of South Africa's most spectacular countryside, then the Freedom Challenge may be just the ticket. It's over 2 000km – but the man behind it has wilder dreams.

Nelson Mandela’s words of wisdom
Taken from Nelson Mandela By Himself: The Authorised Book of Quotations, we present some of the inspirational sayings by the former president that have roused and touched many internationally.

Gallery: Tribute wall at Mandela hospital
People from across South Africa, the continent of Africa and the world have left moving tributes to Nelson Mandela outside the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria

With thanks to MediaClubSouthAfrica.com

What’s on in Cape Town…

by Candice van der Walt 19. July 2013 11:05

THE RISE OF... THE INSANITY LEAGUE
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The Rise of... the Insanity League

An irrepressible trio of comic actors - Aaron McIlroy, Ben Voss and John van de Ruit - present a 'comedy movement': a series of comic sketches which poke, provoke and tickle in all the right places.
The Insanity League was conceived early in 2012 "after too much caffeine and not enough fresh air". An inspired conversation led to the frantic scribbling-down of comedy sketch ideas, and a plan for nationwide domination was hatched. Now, in 2013, The Insanity League brings its more-than-slightly left-field ideas to theatres across the nation. More than just a random selection of sketches based on manic ramblings, the team delivers a comic study on insanity unlike anything ever seen on the stage in South Africa before.

Date: 13 - 31 August      Venue: Theatre on the Bay     Time: Tues - Sat @ 8pm, Sats also @ 5pm (except 17 Aug)     Cost: R 90 - R 160

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fork & corkLIFESTYLE: FORK & CORK WELLINGTON WINE FESTIVAL
14 September
Wine, food, live entertainment and a fresh goods market boasting Wellington’s specialities as well as a cook-off between celebrity chef Sonia Cabano and local chef Johan van Schalkwyk. Venue: Kleinevalleij Wine Farm    Time: 10am - 5pm     Cost: R 120
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hayaniTHEATRE: HAYANI
8 - 31 August
John Kani's son Atandwa Kani and Nat Ramabulana perform their critically-acclaimed play which delves into the stories of two unique South Africans to reveal a complex, honest and poignant journey towards understanding what it means to be a South African. Venue: Baxter Golden Arrow Studio, Main Rd, Rondebosch     Time: Mon - Sat 7pm, also 15 Aug @ 11am & 17 Aug @ 2.30pm      Cost: R 100 - R 120

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dance for allDANCE: DANCE FOR ALL
3 August
Showcasing the NPO's students of the Specialised Dance Programme in an enchanting production with a variety of dance styles incorporating Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Spanish Dance, Hip Hop and African Dance.  Venue: Artscape Theatre     Time: 7.30pm     Cost: R 80 - R 150
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macstanleyMUSIC: MACSTANLEY- INTIMATE AND UNPLUGGED
9 August
Cape Town's own pop-rock chart-toppers present an intimate, unplugged set of their best-known songs. Venue: Baxter Concert Hall, Main Rd, Rondebosch     Time: 8 pm      Cost: R 135
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by Candice van der Walt 16. July 2013 12:13

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
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Principal dancers from The Royal Ballet in Covent Garden, Roberta Marquez and Nehemiah Kish, grace the stage in the roles of Princess Aurora and Prince Florimund for two performances with Cape Town City Ballet in this all-time classic.  Other performances see Cape Town City Ballet’s own principal dancers, Laura Bosenberg and Thomas Thorne in the lead roles, as well as Burnise Silvius, principal dancer from South African Mzanzi Ballet, partnered by CTCB’s Trevor Schoonraad.
The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra accompanies the dancers at selected performances for a full aural and visual experience.

Date: 10 - 18 August      Venue: Artscape Opera House     Time: 10 - 17 Aug @ 7.30pm, 17 Aug @ 2pm, 18 Aug @ 3pm      Cost: R 90 - R 300

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kamersvol geskenkeLIFESTYLE: KAMERS VOL GESKENKE
5 - 10 November
With 'transformation' as this year’s theme, Kamers provides a visual and creative feast of handmade and crafted products with a selection of originally designed wares, from jewellery, gourmet food products, ceramics and soft furnishings, to décor accessories, garden gear, designer clothing and accessories. Venue: Webersberg Estate, 44 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch       Time: 9am - 6pm       Cost: R 50
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Don GiovanniOPERA: DON GIOVANNI
20 - 24 August
A theatrically daring take on Mozart's thrilling Don Juan adaptation accompanied by the University of Cape Town Symphony Orchestra. Directed by Matthew Wild, conducted by Kamal Khan. Venue: Baxter Theatre      Time: 7.30pm (20 - 23 Aug), 6pm (24 Aug)        Cost: R 125 - R 175

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dance for allDANCE: DANCE FOR ALL
3 August
Showcasing the NPO's students of the Specialised Dance Programme in an enchanting production with a variety of dance styles incorporating Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Spanish Dance, Hip Hop and African Dance. Venue: Artscape Theatre     Time: 7.30pm     Cost: R 80 - R 150
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suzanne vegaMUSIC: SUZANNE VEGA
2 November
The  eclectic folk-inspired American songwriter and singer known for her hits 'Luka' and 'Uncle Tom's Diner', performs live in the forest amphitheatre. Venue: Hope @ Paul Cluver       Time: 7.30pm      Cost: R 450
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What’s on in Cape Town

by Candice van der Walt 5. July 2013 11:42

AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH JOHNNY CLEGG   
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Johnny Clegg

The South African icon gives a rare unplugged performance at the Baxter Theatre.
Singer, songwriter and raconteur, Johnny Clegg talks about the events in his life and the moments of political history that inspired him, giving insight into a personal journey full of thought, emotion and humour.

Also a dancer, anthropologist, academic, activist and a French knight, Clegg is a national treasure: an energetic, passionate human being who has become one of South Africa's greatest musical exports.

Date: 22 October - 2 November      Venue: Baxter Theatre Centre     Time: Mon - Sat @ 6pm , also Sat @ 9pm & Sun @ 3pm     Cost: R 257 - R 390

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My name is Rachel CorrieTHEATRE: MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE
12 - 27 July
A one-woman play based on the diaries of Rachel Corrie, an American student who was killed while working in Palestine as a peace volunteer.  Starring Kate Liquorish. Venue: Baxter Theatre     Time: 8pm nightly, 3pm matinee on 20 July     Cost: R 100 - R 140
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messiah complexCOMEDY: RUSSELL BRAND - THE MESSIAH COMPLEX
19 November
The  comedian, actor and author visits Cape Town on his first ever world tour in which he dissects various social and religious figures and examines the reality of their lives by comparing them to each other. Venue: Artscape Opera House    Time: 8pm     Cost: R 300 - R 500

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It'smy cultureCOMEDY: TREVOR NOAH - IT'S MY CULTURE
22 October - 2 November
South Africa's pre-eminent comic compares the countries in which he has recently been touring - New Zealand to Zambia, New York and London - with his favourite place: home.  Venue: Baxter Theatre Centre       Time: 8pm (Tues - Sun)       Cost: R 180 - R 220

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MUSIC: CAPE TOWN FOLK 'N ACOUSTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL
26 July
The fourth Cape Town Folk 'n' Acoustic Music Festival brings together 24 top South African artists in a concert-style setting, with pairs challenged to perform in an acoustic collaboration. Venue: Baxter Theatre     Time: 8pm     Cost: R 140 - R 160
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by Candice van der Walt 2. July 2013 11:54

INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT
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Tony Cox's International Guitar Night series features some of the world's most famous acoustic guitarists.  This month sees not only the critically-acclaimed UK guitarist and singer, Jon Gomm, but the equally incredible Preston Reed from the USA. Described as a ‘tour de force’ this series of guitar nights is a must for any guitar lover, and for anyone who appreciates the opportunity to watch - first hand - artists at the pinnacle of their skill.
Jon Gomm will occupy the first three nights of the week. Preston Reed then takes over the latter part of the week. There is a strong South African support act with local acoustic aces David Baudains, Tony Cox and Guy Buttery.

Date: 8 - 13 July       Venue: Baxter Theatre Centre     Time: 8pm      Cost: R 165

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cirque de la symphonieDANCE: CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE
23 - 25 August
The magic of cirque performed to music from the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra. Artists include some of the world's best aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, jugglers and strongmen. Venue: Artscape Opera House     Time: Fri @ 8pm,  Sat @ 2pm & 8pm, Sun @ 6pm     Cost: R 190 - R 280
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John EdwardLIFESTYLE: CROSSING OVER WITH JOHN EDWARD
18 March
The psychic medium returns to South Africa to lead a question-and-answer session in which he connects people to loved ones 'on the other side'.  Venue: CTICC      Time: 8pm      Cost: R 533 - R 996

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sleeping beautyBALLET: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
10 - 18 August
Roberta Marquez and Nehemiah Kish, principal dancers from The Royal Ballet in Covent Garden, join Cape Town City Ballet in this classic ballet with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra accompanying the dancers at selected performances. Venue: Artscape Opera House    Time: 10, 14, 16, 17 Aug @ 7.30pm (matinees 17th @ 2pm, 18th @ 3pm)     Cost: R 100 - R 300
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robertsons cooking with cass abrahamsFOOD AND WINE: ROBERTSONS COOKING WITH CASS ABRAHAMS
24 August & 30 November
The renowned Cape Town chef demonstrates a spicy culinary journey with her favourite local and international recipes. Venue: District Six Museum (24 Aug) and Castle of Good Hope (30 Nov)       Time: 10am         Cost: R 80
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Gordon’s Bay Winter Wonderland Festival of lights 22 June – 22 July 2013

by Candice van der Walt 7. June 2013 13:27

WWL-03-logoThe picturesque seaside village of Gordon’s Bay will once again be decorated with millions of white lights transforming it into an enchanting ‘Winter Wonderland’. This year the displays will be even more spectacular with sparkling light displays from the Olde Harbour, all along the beachfront to Harbour Island.  Snowflakes, light-encrusted yachts and snowmen, white lights in trees, in shops, restaurants, decorated homes and the magical Fairy Forest - all will sparkle with brilliant white LED lights to create a magnificent sparkling spectacle.

Nestled on the slopes of the Hottentots Holland Mountains, on the Whale route, Gordon’s Bay is just 50 minutes drive from Cape Town and a few minutes from the Winelands. North-facing over False Bay, the village is protected from the cold north-west wind enjoying a temperate winter -  the ‘secret holiday season’. So don your woolies, fantasy costumes and twinkling lights, bring family and friends and join in the fun!  Remember your camera!

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The highlight of the festivities will be the Winter Wonderland Carnival 28 – 30 June 2013 when the festively lit village will be alive with music and attractions. (See more info below)

The ‘light switching ceremony’ will be at the prestigious Winter Wonderland Ball on 22 June. This Black Tie and Ball Gown event takes place at the wintery-decorated Barn on Sir Lowry’s Pass Road, Gordon’s Bay. R350 pp includes 3-course meal & bottle of wine.  (Bookings: Cathy 021-856 1535)

Detail: Gordon’s Bay Festival of Lights Attractions (22 June  –  22 July 2013)

- Village Light Displays – the beachfront will sparkle from harbour to harbour
- Fairy Forest – sparkling beachside trees will enchant
- ‘Fairy Ferries’ – Boat Rides from Harbour Island to ‘Olde Harbour’: Sat & Sun 12 – 10pm; Weekdays (min 8 people) by appointment (weather permitting). Tony 083 962 8276
- Sparkling Lovers Bench – framed by twinkling lights – a romantic place to propose!
- Beachside Fun Fair – lights, laughter and shrieks of delight
- Climb Crazy Climbing Wall – for the fun-loving and adventurous!
- Craft Fair – browse and buy hand-made treasures at Indigo 21 – 30 June 
- Ghost House – mystery and fearful excitement Sat 4 - 10pm (Gordon’s Bay Primary School)
- Beachfront  & Harbour Restaurants  - warming winter fare, music and ‘Pavement Parties’
- Art Exhibition – Large art display - Guest Houses - Villa Via Hotel 15 - 30 June (10am – 4pm)
- will offer special rates – see website

Highlight of Gordon’s Bay Festival of Lights:

Winter Wonderland Carnival Weekend

28 - 30 June 2013

The Winter Wonderland Carnival (28 – 30 June) will be the highlight of Gordon’s Bay’s Festival of Lights (22 June – 22 July) The atmosphere will be alive with the sound of music, as the picturesque seaside village is again transformed into a magnificent spectacle of white LED lights. Now in its 3rd year, the display of lights will be even more spectacular - stretching from the Olde Harbour along the beachfront to Harbour Island. restaurants, shops and homes will sparkle creating a magnificent spectacle, while a gigantic ‘Winter Wonderland’ light display, snowman, fabulous new yacht lights, shining trees and snowflakes will lead you to the carnival atmosphere.

The Carnival atmosphere will be buzzing:

Dress up in winter woollies and carnival gear, don sparkling lights, bring your families and friends, prams and dogs on leashes and stroll along the sparkling beachfront. Beach Road will be closed to traffic so hop-on-and-off the free tractor ‘Wonderland Taxi’ to see all the dazzling attractions. Enjoy wine tasting, browse through quaint shops, stop at stalls for warming gluhwein, hot chocolate or delicious ‘food on the go’. Dance at spontaneous Pavement Parties or pop into restaurants and pubs that will celebrate with live bands and musicians and offer warming winter fare. Party at the Music Fest Marquee, at ‘Melt-stock’, ‘Berties Mooring’, the Tavern and Yacht Club at the Old Harbour, or at the Harbour Island Waterfront . On Sunday join celebrities at the Song and Praise Festival. View the exceptional Art Exhibitions, browse at the Craft Market and the Gordons’ Bay ‘Then and Now’ displays, enjoy the Mr & Miss Wonderland competition, and at the historic NG Church, local organists and choirs will entertain. Shriek with delight at the Beachfront Fun Fair and for the very brave, the popular Enchanted Ghost House is a must!

The enchanting Faerie Fair, Fairy Forest and Fairy Ferry

The new Faerie Fair’ display with twinkling stalls and carnival characters, fire dancers, face-painters and stilt walkers will delight all the family. Children are invited to dress up to join in the fun. The exceptionally beautiful ‘Fairy Forest’ alongside will enchant and at the Lovers’ Bench the romantic will be tempted to propose. At the ‘Olde Harbour’ and Harbour Island fabulous new yacht signs will entice you to sail across the bay on ‘Fairy Ferries’ (weather permitting) to see the spectacle of lights from the sea.

NOTE: Ample parking will be available.  Most attractions will be free! Remember to bring your camera!

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Carnival Weekend Attractions 28 - 30 June 2013

For ‘Happy Wanderers’

- Opening celebration – 6pm, Fri 28 June – Beach Road & Music Fest Marquee
- Village light displays – beachfront from Harbour to Harbour
- ‘Fairy Ferries’ – Boat Rides from Harbour Island to ‘Olde Harbour’ (weather permitting)
- Beachfront & Harbour Restaurants - warming winter fare, entertainers and ‘pavement parties’.
- Kaapse Klopse festive performances
- Food stalls with treats, ‘food on the go’, hot choc, pancakes,  gluhwein and much more
- Craft Fairs – browse and buy hand-made treasures at Indigo
- Fire Walking– Beachfront 19:15 – 19:45
- Ice King and Queen  - Pose for Photos in fantasy land
- Exhibitions –  ‘Gordon’s Bay – Then and Now’ and Displays
- Art Exhibition –  Villa Via Hotel (Fri & Sat 10am – 11pm; Sun 10am- 6pm)
- Fire & Light & 3D Art Display - 8 Roos Street (Fri 1- 11pm; Sat 10am – 11pm; Sun 10 – 6pm)
- Amphitheatre performances at Olde Post Office Tree
- WonderNote – organ recitals and choirs at the Historic NG Kerk
- GB for Jesus Praise & Worship in song Tommy Dell, Richard Loring, Kobus Muller & others.
- Guest Houses - will offer special rates for those wanting to sleep over

For Children and the Young-at-heart

- Fairy Forest – sparkling forest of beachside trees will enchant and delight
- Fairy Fair – Dress in fantasy costumes*,  enjoy the magical atmosphere of fairies, fire dancers, face-painters, stilt walkers, jugglers, balloons and carnival games at twinkling stalls.
- Beachside Fun Fair – lights, laughter and shrieks of delight for all
- Harbour Island – entertainment & Kiddies fun
- Climb Crazy Climbing Wall – for the crazy, fun-loving and adventurous!
- Ghost House – mystery and fearful excitement! (Gordon’s Bay Primary School fun-draiser)

For Young Lovers

- Sparkling Lovers Bench – framed by twinkling lights – an ideal spot to  propose!
- Mr & Miss Wonderland:   Sat 12 noon : 5-9yrs & 10-14yrs.    4-00pm: 15- 19yrs; 20 – 29yrs

For Party Lovers

- Music Fest Village – live music concerts (Lions International Event)
- Beer Tent – Stalls and Beer tent at Van Riebeeck Marquee Village
- Live Music and Buskers at restaurants all over the village
- ‘Wine on the Waves’ –  enjoy local wines at Villa Via(Rotary Club of Gordon’s Bay Event)
- Meltstock
Music party
- Parties
at the Olde Harbour and Harbour Island

Contacts: (SMS please)

Public: Estelle     084 584 4887     guesthouselocums@vodamail.co.za

Musicians: Edie     079 522 4804     edie@zagalv.co.za

Buskers: Estelle     084 584 4887     guesthouselocums@vodamail.co.za

Fairy Fair: Hazel     079 517 6569     rainbirdsa@gmail.com

Crafts: Jean     084 981 8051     jemi1958@gmail.com

Craft: Lila     082 898 5755     lilahattingh@yahoo.com

Art: Nadine     072 276 6751     nadinemclaggan@yahoo.com

Food Stalls: Paula     082 896 8913     langp@telkomsa.net

Committee: Margot     082 467 3060     winterwonderland@gbbf.co.za

Media: Jeanette     083 625 1905     loring@mweb.co.za

Mr & Miss Wonderland: www.sabeauties.co.za / info@sabeauties.co.za

Wonderland Costumes in The Strand is offering 10% discount specials - 012 854 6408

www.gbbf.co.za
www.winterwonderland.co.za
www.showmegordonsbay.co.za
www.facebook.com/winterwonderlandgb
www.facebook.com/gordonsbaybusinessforum

The Gordon’s Bay Winter Wonderland Festival of Lights is an event of the Gordon’s Bay Business Forum.

Sponsors:  District Mail, 93.6fm, Show Me, Gordon’s Bay Review

What’s on in Cape Town…

by Candice van der Walt 4. June 2013 18:28

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW    
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The madcap, musical romp that has packed out some of the world’s most famous venues is coming to Cape Town's renowned Fugard Theatre.  Notorious for its adult content and saucy storyline, Richard O'Brien's show features classic hits including 'Sweet Transvestite', 'The Time Warp', 'Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me' and many more.

Produced by the renowned Eric Abraham and  featuring a top local cast directed by Matthew Wild (The Comedy of Errors, Cosi fan Tutte, Special Thanks to Guests from Afar), the production also boasts designs from Tina Driedijk and Penny Simpson of Cape Town Opera, as well as musical direction by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder (Jesus Christ Superstar, Cabaret).
The production is not suitable for children younger than 16.

Date: 9 July - 3 August    Venue: Fugard Theatre    Time: Tues to Sat @ 8pm (4pm matinee on Sats)   Cost: R 100 - R 230

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THEATRE: 50 SHADES OF BAMBI
6 - 24 August
Bambi KellermanPieter-Dirk Uys stars in a new cabaret as Bambi Kellermann - Evita Bezuidenhout's slutty younger sister.   Venue: Fugard Theatre    Time: 8pm (Weds & Thurs), 7pm & 9pm (Fri & Sats)     Cost: R 150
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KIDS' THEATRE: PETER PAN
20 June - 14 July
The classic fairytale is performed as a family musical and produced by the award winning duo, Fred Abrahamse and Marcel Meyer.   Venue: Canal Walk Theatre       Time: Tues - Sun 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm      Cost: 70
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MUSIC: FAMILY SYMPHONIC FUN
28 July
The Cape Philharmonic Youth Orchestra plays light classics and popular music for the entire family.   Venue: Artscape Theatre Centre     Time: 3pm     Cost: R 50
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COMEDY: JOHN CLEESE LIVE
18 & 19 June
Best known for his role in Monty Python's Flying Circus and Fawlty Towers, the internationally renowned comedian performs as part of his South African tour.  Venue: CTICC    Time: 8pm     Cost: R 395 - R 510

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What’s on in Cape Town…

by Candice van der Walt 30. May 2013 16:15

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PINOTAGE ON TAP    
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One of the Winelands' most popular events, the ninth annual Pinotage on Tap once again celebrates the launch of the most recent vintage of Diemersfontein's famous Coffee & Chocolate style pinotage, with prepped and primed wines poured direct from the barrel.
Ticket prices include free-flowing Pinotage, local food dishes for lunch, a chocolate dessert table, games and live entertainment from artists including Gangs of Ballet, Natasha Meister and Newton's 2nd Law. The Fanatics ticket (R 770) also includes a 6 bottle Case of Diemersfontein Pinotage. Click on the link to stand a chance to win tickets.

Date: 12 October    Venue: Diemersfontein Wine Estate    Time: 12.30pm - 6.30pm   Cost: R 340 - R 770

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COMEDY: PANIC
29 May - 8 June
Siv Ngesi in PanicThe award-winning stand-up comedian, Siv Ngesi, performs a new show by Mike van Graan - a  fast-paced and provocative reflection on climate change.  Click on the link to stand a chance to win tickets.  Venue: Artscape Theatre     Time: 7.30pm   Cost: R 60 - R 100
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THEATRE: JERSEY BOYS
19 June - 14 July
Jersey BoysThe real life story of four poverty-stricken friends who came to be one of the greatest successes in pop music history, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, with smash hits including 'Big Girls Don't Cry', 'Oh What a Night' and 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You'. Click on the link to stand a chance to win tickets.  Venue: Artscape Opera House    Time: Tues to Sat @ 8pm (matinees Sat @ 3pm and Sun @ 2pm & 6pm)     Cost: R 100 - R 390
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MUSIC: CAPE TOWN FOLK 'N' ACOUSTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL
26 July
Anton GoosenThe fourth Cape Town Folk 'n' Acoustic Music Festival brings together 24 top South African artists in a concert-style setting, with pairs challenged to perform in an acoustic collaboration. Venue: Baxter Theatre     Time: 8pm     Cost: R 140 - R 160
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THEATRE: MIES JULIE
19 June - 6 July
Mies JulieThe South African-born director Yael Farber sets her explosive and internationally acclaimed adaptation of August Strindberg's classic Miss Julie in the remote, bleak beauty of the Eastern Cape Karoo. Venue: Baxter Theatre Centre     Time: 6.30pm     Cost: R 130
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