Festivals

Tulbagh Spring Arts Festival

24-26 August 2012

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                  

Music

Mark Nixon in concert at Nederburg

Mark Nixon in Concert at Nederburg

Internationally renowned South African pianist, Mark Nixon has received many prestigious awards, including first prizes in the Adolph Hallis and Nederburg-UNISA National Piano Competitions. In 1997 he was awarded the SAMRO Overseas Scholarship and the UNISA PJ Lemmer Overseas Scholarship. In 2000, 2001 and 2008 he was selected as a Young Concert Artist of the National Federation of Music Societies in the United Kingdom. Mark Nixon has recently launched his latest recording, an album covering a wide range of emotions and pianistic styles, carefully selected to provide a well-balanced listening experience. This CD is being released on an extensive concert tour of South Africa and Namibia. You can catch Mark Nixon in concert this                  

Music

The Eagles concert: Transport and road closure information

The Eagles

Old school rockers The Eagles are set to prove they've still got what it takes, playing at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday 4 April 2012. It looks like tickets are still available if you're keen to hear their iconic "Hotel California" played live, but if you're already going or live in the Green Point area, here is some important transport information. The concert starts at 8pm, and there is no supporting act. The stadium gates open at 6pm. The Fan Walk will not be in place, although part of Somerset Road will be closed after the concert. The organisers and local traffic officials are urging concertgoers to use public transport, in order to try prevent the expected traffic congestion. There were massive