Festivals

RAMfest 2012

RAMfest-2012

    If you are under the impression that RAMfest is some kind of mutton-themed agricultural show, think again.  With 7 kick-ass stages, RAMfest is SA’s ultimate rock festival.  Cape Town, Joburg, and Durban are still to play host to RAMfest, (Cape Town - Sunday 11 March 2012 at The Ostrich Ranch, N7) giving rock fans throughout the country the chance to experience this one-of-a-kind spectacle.  Artists on show range from the best of local talent to international bands from far afield as Israel, Sweden and the USA.  From The Narrow to The Shadow Club, from Hog Hoggity Hog to Infected Mushroom, the variety on show is staggering.  For those looking for even more diversity, there is also a                  

Festivals

Constantia Food and Wine Festival

Constantia Uitsig Food and Wine Festival

Experience the magic of the Constantia Valley at The Constantia Food and Wine Festival, where we will be showcasing over 40 of the finest cultivars and delicious food from our award winning restaurants. Visitors to the Festival will be treated to multi-layered culinary delights, local wines, and live entertainment to showcase Constantia as one of the world’s premier food and wine destinations. Open air kids play area with activities for children of all ages.   Tickets Cost R 120pp per day and include a complimentary tasting glass and booklet of tasting coupons, additional tasting coupons can be purchased. Purchase your tickets online at www.webtickets.co.za or at the                  

Wine & Wineries

Robertson Wine Valley’s Hands-on Harvest.

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      This year’s Roberton Wine Valley's Hands-On Harvest will be taking place from Friday, 24 until Sunday, 26 February 2012, and this boutique fun-filled family event promises to offer a wide variety of activities that will appeal to both wine lovers and budding vintners. Here are just a ‘handful’ of the myriad activities on offer at the 2012 Hands-On Harvest. Experience the excitement of harvesting one’s own grapes; Witness the art of wine-making; Enjoy a sumptuous farm breakfast while overlooking the vineyards; Take a ‘breakfast boat trip’ on the Breede River; Make a family event of grape-stomping; Take part in a wine-tasting trail, on horseback or by                  

Eating Out

Things to do for Valentine’s Day.

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    We've started compiling a list of things to do for Valentine's Day. Be sure to let us know if you have any suggestions - and pop back here regularly, as the list will get longer and longer...! Open Air movie night on Valentines day -14 Feb- at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate. Enjoy the evening in the Boland at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate with your loved one whilst enjoying an open-air screening of the beautiful love story - The Notebook. The Notebook (PG 13 S), is a classic story of thwarted love, a rich-and-poor social divide and unrequited emotions withstanding the passage of time. It stars Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, Gena Rowlands and James Garner. Book your tickets now by emailing                  

Music

The Darling Music Experience, Darling!

http://www.darlingmusic.org/

    The West Coast town of Darling is set to come alive over two weekends from 3-12 February with the 2012 Darling Music Experience. Exemplary South African and international artists will perform fresh interpretations of classical music in the light-hearted atmosphere that has distinguished this festival since its inception in 2006. Under the artistic directorship of Andreas Kern you can expect great music, packaged dynamically, ranging from classical solo recitals on cello, guitar, marimba and organ to be a jazzed-up gig by a brass quintet. Furthermore: the recorder will team up with a guitar, the cello with a piano, the marimba with a penny whistle, the lute with a piano and a most talented soprano with a                  

Theatre

’Dit Voel Leeg’ premières at Suidoosterfees 2012.

http://www.suidoosterfees.co.za/

    Human trade is a cruel reality in South Africa. This controversial subject is highlighted in Dit Voel Leeg, a brand new play that opens at the Suidoosterfees. It is based on the British playwright Lucy Kirkwood's acclaimed, award-winning drama It Felt Empty When The Heart Went At First But It’s Alright Now. Kirkwood's thought-provoking play was translated and adapted by Hugo Taljaard and it is directed by Henry Mylne, the director of 7de Laan and Vaselinetjie. In the South African context, Dit Voel Leeg is about a naive young girl from Rehoboth in Namibia, who is lured to Cape Town under false pretences by her Nigerian boyfriend. She is forced into a life of prostitution and drugs, but despite the