The charming and historic town of Tulbagh is hosting their annual Spring Arts Festival presented by Drostdy Hof this weekend 24-26 August 2012. The festival celebrates the arts in many varied forms, coinciding with the blooming of the wild flowers of Spring which include several varieties of rare indigenous bulbs that only flower in the Tulbagh valley. It is bound to be a very colourful event!
Tulbagh is known as ‘the valley of abundance’ and the theme of this year’s Festival, ‘Abundance’ was born, it is a reminder of all that the valley has to offer! The fest promises a wide variety of events, from choral and classical musical performances to all types of visual art as well as a feature on land art with exciting outdoor installations. No to mention what Set in the beautiful town with excellent food and wine and spectacular mountain views.
Please see the full Festival Programme below:
FRIDAY 24 AUGUST
18:00 NG Kerksaal/Dutch Reformed Church Hall
19:00 Champagne and Seafood Evening At Readers Restaurant. Booking essential contact 023 230 0087
SATURDAY 25 AUGUST 2012
06:30 – 08:00 Saturday & Sunday mornings: PHOTOGRAPHIC EXCURSION. Dawn Mountain & Reflections. From the edge of the dam, photograph first light striking Saronsberg peak with reflections in the water.
08:30 – 10:00 Blossoms, Tulbagh is known for its fine wines, but there are also extensive fruit orchards. In spring the trees are covered in pink or white blossoms. Photograph the colour of blossoms against green grass and vivid blue sky. Booking essential contact Norman Collins 082 921 0039 R50 per person
07:30 Bird and Flower Walk at Guinevere Guest Farm. Conducted by William Esterhuizen and two guides. Duration: 2.5 hours. 11:45 Two talks with discussion. Fynbos and Indigenous Birds in View of Climate Change & the Radiation of Cape Flora
13:00 – 16:00 Live music: bring your own picnic basket for lunch, fun wine tasting and live acoustic music from Peter Wyness. R60 per person
10:00 Master Class Presented By Derric Van Rensburg. Art and wine at Lemberg Wine Estate. Contact Suzette at 082 749 7585
10:30: Art & Antiques Auction, Manley Wine Lodge.
16:00 Philip De Vos: Daar is ’n versie on my rak, en ’n lietjie in my sak. Book early. R60 per person contact 076 214 2579
11:30 Sulayman Human Piano Recital, Oudekerk Church Museum R50
15:00 Stoltz-Kerrod Duo Music for Flute and Harp, Manley Wine Lodge’s Chapel R60
18:30 Drostdy-Hof Opera Gala Concert. Drostdy Museum R80. Cheese and wine will be served from18:00, with the compliments of Drostdy Hof
20:00 Derek Gripper. Saronsberg Theatre Saronsberg Theatre R120
SUNDAY 26 AUGUST 2012
11:00 Elvis Blue at Saronsberg Theatre R100
11:30 Tygerberg Camerata Dutch Reformed Church Tulbagh R80
15:00 Abraham Mennen Classical saxophone. Oudekerk Church Museum R60
Tix for Classical Music and Concerts available at Webtickets Children / learners / students pay 50% of the general admission price.
Derek Gripper and Elvis Blue tickets available at Saronsberg Theatre contact 023 230 1782 082 494 7777 or email