Hermanus Times Kalfiefees

hermanus kalfiefeesMake the most of South Africa’s cultural scene at this annual seaside festival!

The highly anticipated cultural festival, The Hermanus Times Kalfiefees, is back – once again bringing attendees a jam-packed line-up of awesome events. The Afrikaans-centred festival, which runs from Thursday, 7 to Sunday, 10 August 2014, offers visitors some of the best local productions – and more!

Guests can expect not only some of the biggest and brightest on the local theatre, music and comedy scene, but also kiddies shows, an art exhibition, a charity walk and a Women’s Day brunch.

And if that’s not enough, there’s always the quaint town to explore – not to mention the chance to spot a whale or two! (In fact, the festival takes its name from the whale calves born in August).

So, whether it’s a cultural escapade or merely a retreat from the Mother City you’re after, we guarantee it’ll be a whale of a time.

For more regarding the programme, show times, venues and ticket prices go to Kalfiefees-hermanus.co.za.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE 2014 KALFIEFEES IN HERMANUS

DRAMA PRODUCTIONS: This year, visitors can look forward to four exciting theatre productions.Bladsye Drie, starring Elma Postma and Armand Aucamp,tracks the life of iconic stripper Glenda Kemp. Vir Ewig en Altyd gives an intimate look at terminal illness and stars acclaimed actors Marius Weyers and Sandra Prinsloo. Die Rolbalspeler follows the heart-warming tale of a visually impaired man and is presented by renowned director Janice Honeymoon. Rondomskrik looks at the tragic story of rape and murder-victim Anene Booysen, andstars Shaleen Surtie- Richards .

MUSIC: The Kalfiefees kicks off with the Gugulethu Tenors, an exceptional vocal ensemble who will be performing with local diva Sarah Theron. Platinum-selling vocalist, Nianell will be lighting up the night on Friday and Saturday. Catch ‘Boskombuis’ on Saturday and award-winning guitarist James Grace on Sunday.

COMEDY: Catch local funnyman Siv Ngesi in Born Free; a hilarious A-Z look at things which cannot be blamed on apartheid. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, there’s the laugh-a-minuteMathilda se Oggend; Die-Hou-Se-Wat-Se-Wie-Nou-Weer looking at the life of an old married couple and Feeskatte, an unmissable comedy drama.

WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION: Join singer-songwriter Emile Minnie and author Karin Brynard at Harbour Rock restaurant in the New Harbour on Saturday, 9 August. The pair will be presenting an interesting and enlightening talk. Not to mention, guests will get to snack on –some delicious eats (fresh fruit, frittata, quiche, croissants and mini lemon meringues will be served). The event, which takes place between 10am and 12pm, costs R120p/p.

CHARITY WALK: The Men Who Care community project is calling on all men to take part in a 5-km charity walk from Agri Sand Bay. This year walkers are urged to bring along schoolbags/rucksacks filled with non-perishable groceries – which will be handed out at the end of the walk. Keep an eye out for entry forms in the Hermanus Times or on the Kalfiefees website (Kalfiefees-hermanus.co.za). The walk starts around 7am.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMME: Keep the little tykes entertained with three spectacular children’s shows: Kanoeksie en KadoeksieMienkie en die Bosdwerge and Die Kaskenades van Jakkals en Wolf.

TICKETS FOR THE 2014 KALFIEFEES IN HERMANUS

Tickets for the productions are priced individually and can be booked via Computicket.com or at Computicket outlets.

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