Gordons Bay Winter Wonderland Festival

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Friday, 30 June to Sunday, 9 July 2017 Head to this not-so-sleepy town for warming food, wine and family friendly activities Break free from the spell of hibernation and head up to the quiet seaside town of Gordon’s Bay, situated just 50 minutes from Cape Town, for the magical and wonderfully cheerful annual Winter Wonderland Festival of Lights, which takes place this year from Friday, 30 June to Sunday, 9 July 2017. Approximately 40,000 visitors are expected to descend on the festival in 2017, which just goes to show how…

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Borne Frees – Hear Our Voices

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13 to 15 July 2017 The Artscape Theatre presents this year’s Borne Frees dance showcase, Hear Our Voices. Borne Frees is part of Artscape’s Youth Development celebrations featuring youths from various schools dancing under the leadership of New World Dance Theatre. Over 100 learners are directed under the intense guidance of acclaimed choreographers and teachers, Marlin Zoutman and Celeste Botha. Hear Our Voices focuses on listening to what the youth have to say, and is a celebration of empowering youth. Meaningful participation of youth is about giving space to the voices of young…

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Don Quixote – Cape Town City Ballet

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20 to 29 October 2017 The Cape Town City Ballet presents Liane Lurie’s revival of the popular full length ballet, Don Quixote. This production captures the humour, Spanish flavour and thrills of the original Cervantes work. The ballet is accompanied by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Brandon Phillips, at all but one of the performances, and stars Laura Bosenberg, Mariette Opperman and Thomas Thorne. With music by Ludwig Minkus and choreography after Petipa, Gorsky and Nureyev, Ms Lurie incorporates all the traditionally-expected virtuoso pas de deux and solos,…

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