Do you have plans in August?
FAIRLADY offers an overview of events happening during August.
3 August – 9 September: ArcelorMittal and Southern Guild Top Contemporary SA Design
Premier steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa and Southern Guild, the leading platform for contemporary South African design, will host a six week exhibition to celebrate South Africa top designers.
The exhibition will showcase new work from more than a hundred artists and designers such as William Kentridge, Conrad Botes, Brett Murray, and many more. The exhibition will also introduce a dedicated new section for South African ceramicists.
Where: Everard Read Art Gallery, Johannesburg
Time: 9am- 6pm
4 August: Franschhoek Winter Wines
Celebrate the final days of winter in style with Franschhoek Winter Wines. More than 30 of the valley’s finest wineries will be showcasing their top winter wines. Participating wineries include, amongst others, La Bri, Morena, Colmant, Môreson, Anthonij Rupert’s Cape of Good Hope and Terra del Capo, Franschhoek Cellars, Bellingham, Noble Hill, Leopard’s Leap, La Motte, Solms-Delta and Haut Espoir.
Wine lovers will have the opportunity to browse at their leisure and engage with the winemakers and taste all wine on the show.
Where: Franschhoek Wine Valley, Cape town
Price: R180 per person
8 August: KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra
August is women’s month and the KwaZulu-Natal Orchestra is celebrating this month with a lunch hour music concert. Award-winning singer Sibongile Khumalo will be leading the orchestra with many other musicians in celebration of this month. Don’t miss it.
Where: Jubilee Hall, Univeristy of Kwazulu Natal
Time: From 12 am
10-12 August: Robertson Slow Festival
The Robertson Slow Festival is all about taking the time to slow down and enjoy the simple pleasures that life has to offer. Visitors will be spoiled with great food and wine to enjoy and also an opportunity to interact with wine-makers and wine-farmers. Visitors can also learn to blend their own wine and make their own pasta.
Where: Robertson Wine Valley, Cape town
Time: Varies with each farm
Price: R50-R100 per personFor more information on Robertson Slow, and a full programme visit www.robertsonslow.com
11 August: Laborie lazy days market Women’s Day celebration
This year you can celebrate women's day with Laborie Lazy Days' Market. The lifestyle market is situated on Laborie Wine Farm and Chef Matthew Gordon will be creating mouth-watering dishes on the day.
As an added extra all women attending the market on this day will receive a complimentary glass of bubbly to enjoy.
Where: Laborie Wine Farm, Cape town
Time: 9am- 2pm
Price: R50 per person
11-17 August: Katherine Jenkins Concert
Are you a big fan of classical music? Katherine Jenkins who enjoyed phenomenal sell-out success with her previous concerts in South Africa is back by popular demand. She has released eight studio albums and won numerous BRIT Awards.
She will be performing both popular and classical music with a full orchestra.
Where: Carnival City’s Big Top Arena, Johannesburg
She will also perform in Cape Town on the 17 August at Grand West Casino.
18-19 August: Johannesburg Cap Classique & Champagne Celebration
If you love your bubbles make sure you do not miss this event. The country’s top Cap Classiques from wineries such as Backsberg, Colmant, Graham Beck Wines, Krone, La Motte, Môreson, Pierre Jourdan, Simonsig, Steenberg, Topiary Wines and Villiera will gather this month to give patrons an opportunity to sip and sample their finest bubblies.
All visitors will receive a complimentary tasting glass and be able to buy wines at exceptional prices.
Where: Auckland Park Country Club, Johannesburg
Price: R250 per person
23 August: Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Showcase
To celebrate 30 years of winemaking excellence this year, the Guild, an association of some of the finest winemakers will showcase some of their best wines at the Guild Auction. The event will be open to the general public, wine collectors as well as the liquor and restaurant trade.
Visitors will have the opportunity to bid on rare signed bottles from previous Guild Auctions and have a chance to taste these special wines.
Where: Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town
Time: 18:00 – 21:00
Price: R170 per person including a tasting glass
Bookings via www.webtickets.co.za
The showcase will also take place in Johannesburg on the 30th of August at The Atrium, Sandton. Same time and price.
30 August: Taste wines from around the world at Durbanville Hills
Come and taste a selection of Sauvignon Blancs from Chile, France and New Zealand, and Merlots from California, Australia and France at Durbanville Hills. Red-wine maker Wilhelm Coetzee will discuss difference in production methods, style and taste profile. The tasting will be followed by dinner consisting of a lamb and apricot tagine served with spiced couscous and stir-fry vegetables.
Where: Durbanville hills, Cape town
Price: R210 per person