19, 20, 21 May 2017
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Presenting the 2016 FLF programme for your perusal.  

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  • 10:00 - 11:00
  • 11:30 - 12:30
  • 13:00 - 14:00
  • 14:30 - 15:30
  • 16:00 - 17:00
  • From 17:30
New School Hall
[1] What's so great about speculative fiction?
with: Fred Strydom, Joe Vaz (chair), Lauren Beukes, Scarlett Thomas

[1] What's so great about speculative fiction?

Friday, 13 May
10:00:00
11:00:00
New School Hall

Fred Strydom (The Raft), Lauren Beukes (Broken Monsters) and Scarlett Thomas (The End of Mr Y, and other works) consider the line between speculation and realism, and why some of the most exciting literature can often be found between the covers of sci-fi, fantasy and dystopian fiction books. Chaired by Joe Vaz (editor, Something Wicked).

Old School Hall
[2] Dream varsity SA
with: Anwar Mall, Beverley Thaver, Ian Currie, Wamuwi Mbao (chair)

[2] Dream varsity SA

Friday, 13 May
10:00:00
11:00:00
Old School Hall

Chaired by Dr Wamuwi Mbao (Lecturer, SU), Prof. Anwar Mall (Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor, UCT), Prof. Beverley Thaver (former Deputy Dean Postgraduate Studies and Research UWC), and Ian Currie (Wits Master's student and student activist) explore what a transformed university would look like.

Church Hall
[3] Read and draw with Korky Paul
with: Korky Paul

[3] Read and draw with Korky Paul

Friday, 13 May
10:00:00
11:00:00
Church Hall

Join multi-million selling illustrator Korky Paul with Winnie the Witch & Wilbur for this family friendly event full of energy, wit, enthusiasm and lots of audience participation – plus BIG prizes to be won! Korky shows how reading, and drawing are fun. ''A Korky Paul visit is better than playtime!' Overheard remark from a pupil at  a school in England...

 

 

 

 

Congregational Church
[4] The magic of story
with: Kapilolo Mahongo, Nancy Richards, Samantha Page (chair), Sindiwe Magona

[4] The magic of story

Friday, 13 May
10:00:00
11:00:00
Congregational Church

Samantha Page chats to storytellers Kapilolo Mahongo (Manyeka Arts Trust), Nancy Richards (Being a Woman in Cape Town), and Sindiwe Magona (Chasing the Tails of My Father’s Cattle) about how writing and sharing our own stories reveals our true selves and brings us closer to others. An event that will inspire young storytellers.

Council Chamber
[5] Ndiyaqonda. I understand. Ek verstaan.: how books encourage multilingualism
with: Arabella Koopman, Elinor Sisulu, Margie Cunnama, Palesa Morudu (chair)

[5] Ndiyaqonda. I understand. Ek verstaan.: how books encourage multilingualism

Friday, 13 May
10:00:00
11:00:00
Council Chamber

Palesa Morudu (Cover2Cover) discusses how providing books in mother-tongue and other languages helps to encourage multilingualism, with Arabella Koopman (Nal’ibali), Elinor Sisulu (Puku Children’s Literature Foundation) and Margie Cunnama (FLF Library Fund). Early childhood educators’ interest.

Hospice Hall
[6] Just imagine!
with: Bontle Senne, Karabo Kgoleng (chair), Nakhane Touré, Rosie Rowell

[6] Just imagine!

Friday, 13 May
10:00:00
11:00:00
Hospice Hall

With literary journalist Karabo Kgoleng in the chair, Bontle Senne (The Powers of the Knife), Nakhane Touré (Piggy Boy’s Blues) and Rosie Rowell (Almost Grace) share how imagination frees the mind and lets in empathy, creativity and vision.

Protea Hotel 1
[7] Setworks that work
with: Fred Abrahamse, John Maytham (chair), Linda Shwana, Mpolise Kanase

[7] Setworks that work

Friday, 13 May
10:00:00
11:00:00
Protea Hotel 1

CapeTalk’s John Maytham, with theatre director Fred Abrahamse, and Linda Shwana and Mpolise Kanase (Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy learners) discuss the purpose of setwork books and the relevance of Shakespeare and other European literature in our schools today. What should South African pupils actually be reading and why?

Protea Hotel 2
[8] Poetry – Write, read, hear
with: Finuala Dowling (chair), Isobel Dixon, Linda Kaomo, Wendy Woodward

[8] Poetry – Write, read, hear

Friday, 13 May
10:00:00
11:00:00
Protea Hotel 2

Poetry was not written to be dull. Finuala Dowling (Notes from the Dementia Ward) leads the discussion on the ways that poetry can be brought to life, for maximum insight and pleasure, with fellow poets Linda Kaomo (Badilisha Poetry X-change), Isobel Dixon (Bearings) and Wendy Woodward (A Saving Bannister).

Screening Room
[9] A Distant Drum (1)
with: Christopher Hope

[9] A Distant Drum (1)

Friday, 13 May
10:00:00
11:00:00
Screening Room

Christopher Hope shares a video recording from the Carnegie Hall performance of A Distant Drum (libretto Christopher Hope, music/score Daniel Hope and Ralf Schmid, director Jerry Mofokeng). He will also talk about the extraordinary life of Nat Nakasa, read some of his essays and share why they told his story and why he still matters so much.

New School Hall
[11] South Africans entangled
with: Jonathan Jansen, Redi Tlhabi (chair)

[11] South Africans entangled

Friday, 13 May
11:30:00
12:30:00
New School Hall

‘Intimacy does not guarantee respect, it does not guarantee dignity. We need nearness.’ What does this mean and how do we achieve it? Redi Tlhabi (Endings & Beginnings) asks Professor Jonathan Jansen (Leading for Change).

Old School Hall
[12] Paying tribute to Sindiwe Magona (Free entry, but booking required)
with: Elinor Sisulu (chair), Sindiwe Magona

[12] Paying tribute to Sindiwe Magona (Free entry, but booking required)

Friday, 13 May
11:30:00
12:30:00
Old School Hall

Sindiwe Magona (Chasing the Tails of My Father’s Cattle), started work as a home help; now she one of Africa's most prolific authors, with multiple degrees and awards under her belt. Elinor Sisulu (The Puku Children’s Literature Foundation) shares this remarkable woman’s inspiring story.

 

 

 

Church Hall
[13] Poetry for Life Competition Finals (Tickets: R20)
with: Celia van Druten, Finuala Dowling (host), Isobel Dixon, Leon de Kock, Quentin Williams

[13] Poetry for Life Competition Finals (Tickets: R20)

Friday, 13 May
11:30:00
14:00:00
Church Hall

Finuala Dowling (host) and judges Isobel Dixon, Leon de Kock and Quentin Williams and Celia van Druten (accuracy), oversee the finals in this high school competition established to encourage the learning of poetry by heart.

Congregational Church
[14] Pictures worth a thousand words
with: Geoff Burrows, Lauren Beukes, Raffaella Delle Donne, Sam Wilson (chair)

[14] Pictures worth a thousand words

Friday, 13 May
11:30:00
12:30:00
Congregational Church

Revel in the growing art of telling stories with graphic novels, comics and game development – with Geoff Burrows (Zero Degrees Games, gaming developer and designer of Among the Innocent, his first game, due for release in late 2016), Lauren Beukes (The Witching Hour, Hidden Kingdom) and Raffaella Delle Donne (Triggerfish Animation Studios). Chaired by writer/director Sam Wilson.

Council Chamber
[15] Creating captivating children's books
with: Bontle Senne, Dianne Stewart (chair), Helen Brain, Marlene Winberg

[15] Creating captivating children's books

Friday, 13 May
11:30:00
12:30:00
Council Chamber

Bontle Senne, Helen Brain (Jamie and the Magic Whistle, Jamie and the Horse Show) and Marlene Winburg (Manyeka Arts Trust) share the secrets of writing, illustrating and translating for young readers. Chaired by Dianne Stewart (Folktales from Africa).

Hospice Hall
[16] Food for thought
with: Amelia Koeries, Bridget Surtees, Kath Megaw, Leonie Joubert (chair)

[16] Food for thought

Friday, 13 May
11:30:00
12:30:00
Hospice Hall

Acclaimed food security writer Leonie Joubert interrogates the real issues of children, food and development, with Peninsula School Feeding Association representative Amelia Koeries and dieticians Bridget Surtees (Raising Superheroes) and Kath Megaw (Real Food: Healthy, Happy Children).

 

Protea Hotel 1
[17] Finding your feet at varsity
with: Shelagh Foster

[17] Finding your feet at varsity

Friday, 13 May
11:30:00
12:30:00
Protea Hotel 1

Shelagh Foster, co-author of Your First Year of Varsity, shares 10 ways to take the giant leap from high school to tertiary education, and to integrate, thrive, learn and live as an independent first-year student.

Protea Hotel 2
[18] Have you got a reading habit?
with: Dianne Case, Kgauhelo Dube, Samantha Page (chair), Sicelo Kula

[18] Have you got a reading habit?

Friday, 13 May
11:30:00
12:30:00
Protea Hotel 2

Reading sends you to distant lands, makes you smarter and lets you escape. Samantha Page asks children's and young adults' authors Dianne Case (The Rules), Kgauhelo Dube (LongStorySHORT) and Sicelo Kula (Taking Chances) when they started reading, why they love it and how it has directed their careers.

Screening Room
[19] Tell Me Sweet Something – film screening (1)
with: Akin Omotoso

[19] Tell Me Sweet Something – film screening (1)

Friday, 13 May
11:30:00
13:30:00
Screening Room

Scriptwriter and director Akin Omotoso introduces his box office hit, a romantic comedy set in a bookshop in Johannesburg, and answers questions from the audience afterwards.

New School Hall
[21] A matter of identity
with: Ferial Haffajee (chair), Jacques Rousseau, Wamuwi Mbao

[21] A matter of identity

Friday, 13 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
New School Hall

City Press editor Ferial Haffajee (What If There Were No Whites in South Africa?) discusses the subtleties of identity politics in the current South African context, with philosopher Jacques Rousseau (Critical Thinking, Science and Pseudoscience) and essayist and cultural critic Wamuwi Mbao.

7 May update: Justice Malala has regretfully had to withdraw from the festival for personal reasons. Ferial Haffajee will chair this three-way conversation, and Wamuwi Mbao will join the panel.

 

Old School Hall
[22] Breathing life into history
with: Alex Eliseev, Claire Robertson, Mike Wills (chair), Nigel Penn

[22] Breathing life into history

Friday, 13 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
Old School Hall

Chaired by Mike Wills, three very different authors, novelist Claire Robertson (The Magistrate of Gower), journalist Alex Eliseev (Cold Case Confession) and historian Nigel Penn (Murderers, Miscreants and Mutineers), tell us how they each made historic characters live again in their compelling stories.

Congregational Church
[23] Union men
with: Johnny Copelyn, Terry Bell (chair)

[23] Union men

Friday, 13 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
Congregational Church

Labour columnist and journalist Terry Bell in conversation with union organiser-turned-businessman Johnny Copelyn about his memoir, The Maverick Insider.

Council Chamber
[24] The French connection
with: Bernard Minier, John Maytham (chair), Mike Nicol

[24] The French connection

Friday, 13 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
Council Chamber

With John Maytham in the chair, Bernard Minier (Frozen Dead) and Mike Nicol (Power Play) reveal what entices French publishers to invest in South African books.

27 April update: With regret, Marie-Caroline Aubert has had to withdraw from the festival.

 

Hospice Hall
[25] True Blue and other stories
with: Jenny Hobbs, Michele Magwood (chair)

[25] True Blue and other stories

Friday, 13 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
Hospice Hall

Sunday Times Contributing Books Editor Michele Magwood and Jenny Hobbs (True Blue Superglue) talk about Jenny’s latest book, her writing life, and her time as founding member and then Director of the FLF.

Protea Hotel 1
[26] Contemporary issues in fiction
with: Nancy Richards (chair), Nthikeng Mohlele, Patrick Flanery, Rehana Rossouw

[26] Contemporary issues in fiction

Friday, 13 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
Protea Hotel 1

SAfm’s Nancy Richards asks Nthikeng Mohlele (Pleasure), Patrick Flanery (I Am No One) and Rehana Rossouw (What Will People Say?) how their work is influenced by the real world, and what challenges they face in writing realistic fiction.

Protea Hotel 2
[27] The language of poetry
with: Karen Schimke (chair), Mbongeni Nomkonwana, Jumoke Verissimo, Safia Elhillo

[27] The language of poetry

Friday, 13 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
Protea Hotel 2

Karen Schimke speaks to poets Mbongeni Nomkonwana, Jumoke Verissimo and Safia Elhillo about mining the riches of multilingualism and translation in poetry.

Elephant & Barrel, upstairs
[28] Things we talk about
with: Khaya Dlanga (chair), Onkgopotse JJ Tabane

[28] Things we talk about

Friday, 13 May
13:00:00
14:00:00
Elephant & Barrel, upstairs

Writer and comedian Khaya Dlanga (To Quote Myself) and media communications specialist and columnist Onkgopotse JJ Tabane (Let’s Talk Frankly) mull over the topics that grab their attention, how they write about them and the books they’ve published.

Franschhoek Library
[29] 13h30-16h00 Writing for children workshop (Tickets: R120)
with: Helen Brain

[29] 13h30-16h00 Writing for children workshop (Tickets: R120)

Friday, 13 May
13:00:00
Franschhoek Library

Children’s book and Young Adult writer and creative writing teacher Helen Brain makes writing exciting – and accessible to all – in this -hour hands-on workshop for high school learners and adults wanting to explore these genres.

New School Hall
[30] Crossing boundaries
with: Anemari Jansen, Redi Tlhabi (chair), Stanley Manong

[30] Crossing boundaries

Friday, 13 May
14:30:00
15:30:00
New School Hall

Redi Tlhabi leads a discussion with Anemari Jansen (Eugene de Kock: Assassin for the State) and If We Must Die author Stanley Manong (a former Commander of uMkhonto we Sizwe) about their books that deal with transgressions made by individuals in the name of politics.

Old School Hall
[31] How to Save South Africa
with: Moeletsi Mbeki, Richard Poplak

[31] How to Save South Africa

Friday, 13 May
14:30:00
15:30:00
Old School Hall

Richard Poplak  (co-author with Kevin Bloom of Continental Shift) asks Moeletsi Mbeki about his latest book (co-written with Nobantu Mbeki), Manifesto for Social Change: How to Save South Africa.

7 May update: Justice Malala has regretfully had to withdraw from the festival for personal reasons. Richard Poplak will take his place in this event.

Church Hall
[32] From book to big screen
with: Deon Meyer (chair), Jacques Steenkamp

[32] From book to big screen

Friday, 13 May
14:30:00
15:30:00
Church Hall

Best-selling crime writer Deon Meyer (Icarus) will be producing the film version of Jacques Steenkamp's The Griekwastad Murders. They talk about the process of getting a book about a true crime to the big screen.

 

Congregational Church
[33] The reader within
with: Anne Landsman, Finuala Dowling, Michele Magwood (chair), Nakhane Touré

[33] The reader within

Friday, 13 May
14:30:00
15:30:00
Congregational Church

Michele Magwood asks Finuala Dowling (The Fetch), Nakhane Touré (Piggy Boy’s Blues) and Anne Landsman (The Rowing Lesson) about the books that have formed them as writers; the ones they keep going back to for inspiration, comfort and challenge.

 27 April update: With regret, Sara Baume has had to withdraw from the festival for family reasons. Anne Landsman will take her place on this panel.

 

Council Chamber
[34] Emily Hobhouse and the Boer War
with: Bill Nasson (chair), Robert Eales

[34] Emily Hobhouse and the Boer War

Friday, 13 May
14:30:00
15:30:00
Council Chamber

History professor Bill Nasson (The War Comes Home) in conversation with Robert Eales about his new biography of Emily Hobhouse – The Compassionate Englishwoman.

Hospice Hall
[35] Following the story
with: Alison Lowry (chair), Steven Robins

[35] Following the story

Friday, 13 May
14:30:00
15:30:00
Hospice Hall

Independent publishing consultant, editor and writer Alison Lowry speaks to Steven Robins about his extraordinary determination to find out what happened to the women in an old photograph on his family's dining room table; an obsession which culminated in the unforgettable Letters of Stone.

Protea Hotel 1
[36] Crime procedural
with: Charlotte Otter, Jenny Crwys-Williams (chair), Liad Shoham, Mark Winkler

[36] Crime procedural

Friday, 13 May
14:30:00
15:30:00
Protea Hotel 1

Jenny Crwys-Williams grills Charlotte Otter (Karkloof Blues — amateur detective), Liad Shoham (Asylum City — cop procedural) and Mark Winkler (Wasted — psycho thriller) about how they decided which approach to take, and what challenges were presented by their decision.

Protea Hotel 2
[37] The nature of poetry
with: Hedley Twidle (chair), Isobel Dixon

[37] The nature of poetry

Friday, 13 May
14:30:00
15:30:00
Protea Hotel 2

UCT scholar Hedley Twidle discusses the themes of nature in the poetry of the late Stephen Watson (A Writer’s Diary) with Isobel Dixon and her new collection, Bearings.

Screening Room
[38] Blood Lions – documentary screening (1)
with: Ian Michler

[38] Blood Lions – documentary screening (1)

Friday, 13 May
14:30:00
16:30:00
Screening Room

Blood Lions follows acclaimed environmental journalist and safari operator Ian Michler, and Rick Swazey, an American hunter, on their journey to uncover the realities about the multi-million dollar predator breeding and canned lion hunting industries in South Africa. Ian Michler will introduce the screening and answer questions afterwards.

Elephant & Barrel, upstairs
[39] Has post-apartheid literature lost the plot?
with: Leon de Kock, Wamuwi Mbao (chair)

[39] Has post-apartheid literature lost the plot?

Friday, 13 May
14:30:00
15:30:00
Elephant & Barrel, upstairs

Wamuwi Mbao and Leon de Kock in conversation about the state of fiction in post-apartheid South Africa.

New School Hall
[40] What is business as usual in Africa?
with: Greg Mills, Tom Burgis, Victor Kgomoeswana (chair)

[40] What is business as usual in Africa?

Friday, 13 May
16:00:00
17:00:00
New School Hall

Victor Kgomoeswana (Africa is Open for Business) interrogates the challenges of development, foreign investment and entrepreneurship across the continent, with Greg Mills (How South Africa Works) and Tom Burgis (The Looting Machine).

Old School Hall
[41] Witnessing history
with: Allister Sparks, Christopher Hope (chair), Richard Steyn

[41] Witnessing history

Friday, 13 May
16:00:00
17:00:00
Old School Hall

FLF founding director Christopher Hope (Jimfish) in discussion with former Rand Daily Mail editor Allister Sparks (The Sword and the Pen) and former editor-in-chief of The Star Richard Steyn (Jan Smuts: Unafraid of greatness) about the historic events they covered during their tenures, at the height of apartheid and the Struggle.

Church Hall
[42] From first lines to last
with: Claire Robertson, Fred Strydom, Scarlett Thomas, Victor Dlamini (chair)

[42] From first lines to last

Friday, 13 May
16:00:00
17:00:00
Church Hall

Victor Dlamini opens the pages of the books of Claire Robertson, Fred Strydom (The Raft) and Scarlett Thomas and asks them to share how they settle on their opening and ending words, how they allow their stories to develop, and to reveal their favourite first and last lines from other writers.

Congregational Church
[43] Writing, hearing, playing – and all that jazz
with: Hugh Masekela, Margo Jefferson, Marianne Thamm (chair)

[43] Writing, hearing, playing – and all that jazz

Friday, 13 May
16:00:00
17:00:00
Congregational Church

Marianne Thamm shares an interlude with jazz legend Hugh Masekela (Still Grazing) and Pulitzer Prize-winning American critic Margo Jefferson (Negroland) as they discuss the fusion of jazz, life and memoirs.

27 April update: With regret, Margo has had to withdraw from the festival for family reasons.  

Council Chamber
[44] Traditional publishing in the spotlight
with: Arthur Attwell (chair), Bridget Impey, Terry Morris

[44] Traditional publishing in the spotlight

Friday, 13 May
16:00:00
17:00:00
Council Chamber

Arthur Attwell asks Bridget Impey (Jacana) and Terry Morris (Pan Macmillan) about the business challenges faced by contemporary publishers, and the mid- to long-term prospects of the book industry.

27 April update: With regret, Marie-Caroline Aubert has had to withdraw from the festival.

 

Hospice Hall
[45] Writers of few(er) words
with: Karina Szczurek (chair), Mark Winkler, Nick Mulgrew, Niq Mhlongo

[45] Writers of few(er) words

Friday, 13 May
16:00:00
17:00:00
Hospice Hall

Karina Szczurek chats to Mark Winkler (Ink), Nick Mulgrew (Stations) and Niq Mhlongo (Affluenza) about the art of keeping it short while ensuring impact.

Protea Hotel 1
[46] Finding your first story
with: Beverly Rycroft, Chinelo Okparanta, Karabo Kgoleng (chair) and Nadia Davids

[46] Finding your first story

Friday, 13 May
16:00:00
17:00:00
Protea Hotel 1

Karabo Kgoleng explores the writing process of three first-time novelists, Beverly Rycroft (A Slim, Green Silence), Chinelo Okparanta (Under the Udala Trees) and Nadia Davids (An Imperfect Blessing).

Protea Hotel 2
[47] Hip-hop's political edge
with: Adam Haupt, Karin Schimke (chair), Quentin Williams

[47] Hip-hop's political edge

Friday, 13 May
16:00:00
17:00:00
Protea Hotel 2

Karin Schimke (chair), Dr Quentin Williams and Prof. Adam Haupt (UCT)  will unpack hip-hop's racial and gender politics and how hip-hop activists have used hip-hop in order to engage young people critically with their contexts.

Elephant & Barrel, upstairs
[48] If you don't laugh…
with: Darrel Bristow-Bovey (chair), Rebecca Davis

[48] If you don't laugh…

Friday, 13 May
16:00:00
17:00:00
Elephant & Barrel, upstairs

Humans tend to find humour in the bleakest and craziest situations. Darrel Bristow-Bovey (The Big Read columns) and Rebecca Davis (Best White and Other Anxious Delusions) explore and celebrate the phenomenon of finding and writing the ridiculous, the moving, the funny stories and experiences that keep us sane.    

Essence Restaurant
17h30-19h30 Poetry at Essence (Free entry)
with: Karin Schimke (host) and various festival poets

17h30-19h30 Poetry at Essence (Free entry)

Friday, 13 May
Essence Restaurant

Hosted by Fesitval poetry consultant Karin Schimke, various poets appearing on the FLF poetry programme, as well as other featured voices, read from and perform their work at Essence restaurant. Bar and dining menu available — book a table at the restaurant if you plan to have dinner as space is limited (021) 876-4135.

Allora Restaurant, Huguenot Square
18h00 for 18h30 An Evening of Tales & Tastings (R200 a head)
with: Various festival authors

18h00 for 18h30 An Evening of Tales & Tastings (R200 a head)

Friday, 13 May
Allora Restaurant, Huguenot Square

The Sunday Times and Penguin Random House invite you to a relaxed evening of readings by top authors, accompanied by Porcupine Ridge wines and light food.

To book, email: Lucy Johnson, johnsonl@timesmedia.co.za, or call her on (011) 280 5504

Elephant & Barrel, upstairs
[49] 18h30-19h30 What was that?!
with: Fred Strydom, Jonathan Ancer (scaremaster), Lauren Beukes, Louis Greenberg

[49] 18h30-19h30 What was that?!

Friday, 13 May
Elephant & Barrel, upstairs

It's Friday the 13th and haunting stories are created as Amabookabooka scaremaster Jonathan Ancer stirs the imaginations of his victims, Fred Strydom, Lauren Beukes and Louis Greenberg, through creepy sounds that inspire chilling storylines – on the fly. Heavy breathing, eerie footsteps, blood curdling screams, brewing storms... Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Screening Room
[50] 19h00-21h00 Tell Me Sweet Something – film screening (2)
with: Akin Omotoso

[50] 19h00-21h00 Tell Me Sweet Something – film screening (2)

Friday, 13 May
Screening Room

Scriptwriter and director Akin Omotoso introduces his box office hit, a romantic comedy set in a bookshop in Johannesburg, and answers questions from the audience afterwards.

Church Hall
[50b] 19h00 NEW EVENT! Pay Back the Curry! Tickets R100
with: Daniel Mpilo Richards

[50b] 19h00 NEW EVENT! Pay Back the Curry! Tickets R100

Friday, 13 May
Church Hall

In the tradition of the three editions of the awarding-winning Bafana Republic satirical revue which all started their lives at Franschhoek Literary Festivals (2007-2009), Mike van Graan’s Pay Back the Curry! will have its first public outing at this year’s Festival! Produced by Siv Ngesi and directed by Rob van Vuuren, Pay Back the Curry! features the multi-talented Daniel Mpilo Richards performing a range of satirical sketches on all things contemporary, from sparrows and statues to Zuptas and zombies! The one-off show is part of the revue’s development, and audience members will be invited to provide anonymous written feedback to the show.

NG Kerk
19h00-20h00 Autumn Music Weekend Concert 1: Highly Strung: Guitar and Piano Duo (Tickets R100 at the door or from WebTickets)
with: Christopher Duigan, James Grace

19h00-20h00 Autumn Music Weekend Concert 1: Highly Strung: Guitar and Piano Duo (Tickets R100 at the door or from WebTickets)

Friday, 13 May
NG Kerk

Guitarist James Grace joins Christopher Duigan in a popular selection of favourites from this exciting and innovative duo's repertoire – classical, jazz, pop and standards.

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