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Recording Studios’ 5th Birthday Charity Event in 2016 was a massive success! On account of the great success of that event they are doing it all again this year, raising money to share the magic of music by giving the gift of hearing!

On YOUTH DAY – 16 June 2018 Recording Studios will be hosting another fantastic celebration to mark their SEVENTH Birthday. The Good Luck Bar will once again be host to the event.

Recording Studios have secured another perfect gathering of great bands, as well as top DJs, and amazing partners and sponsors to help celebrate their 7th Birthday.

Band Line-up:

  • WONDERboom
    • Hellcats
    • Savage Lucy
    • The Barbosa Experience
    • Bad Peter
    • Peter Toussaint

 DJ Line-up:

  • Kerry-Anne Allerston (MixFM)
    • Martin Thomas
    • #SOZLOL (Catherine Grenfell and Vicky Jankiewicz)

Buy your tickets online now:

Buy tickets online and put yourself in line to win a 2-hour tattoo session from The Black Lodge.

Join the Facebook event here.

This is a life-changing opportunity and we want you to be a part of it…

 ALL money raised goes to the charity.

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Last week Alderman Patricia de Lille applied urgently to the High Court in Cape Town for an interim order reinstating her membership of the DA and as Executive Mayor pending the determination of an application by her for final relief against the DA (which is to be heard on 25 May 2018).

At the completion of proceedings on Friday evening in the urgent application, the Court reserved judgment and indicated that it was not in a position to state when its ruling would be delivered.

However, we were informed this morning that judgment on this matter will be delivered tomorrow (15 May 2018) at 13:15.

If the Court had required substantially more time to deliberate, then it would have been in the best interest of the City for a mayoral committee to be announced as soon as possible to provide leadership in the interim. However, given that the judgment will now be delivered within a day, I have resolved to postpone the announcement of the Mayoral Committee.

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The Karoo village of Prince Albert is a haven for those with a passion for living their best life, and perhaps this is the very reason why the town boasts such a rich concentration of artists, all masters of their crafts in their own right. Being well versed in the art of hosting big bashes and entertaining visitors, the artistic community now hosts a real treat for visitors and art lovers alike.

From Thursday, 5 to Sunday, 8 July, the entire village transforms into one big art gallery with Prince Albert Open Studios… with a twist.

Why it’s really special

“What makes Prince Albert Open Studios unique is that art lovers and anyone looking for an authentic experience not only get to browse a large selection of world class art all over our delightful town, but to also go to the actual work spaces of our local artists. Here, one gets to view the art pieces and also meet the artist in person!” Says Brent Phillips-White, owner of the Prince Albert Gallery.

“Imagine going to the Museum of Modern Art in New York and having a little chat with Van Gogh about his thought process while painting The Starry Night. Prince Albert Open Studios is your chance to add a piece of art to your collection that will always have a special, unique story to tell,” says Phillips-White. “It will feel like it isn’t only the art that speaks to you, but that you got to speak to the art too!”

What’s more, the entire event lasts for the duration of four days, so you won’t feel pressured to move from one exhibition to another as fast as possible so as not to miss anything. There’s ample time to experience it all!

What to expect

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The City of Cape Town is alarmed by the acts of violence that played out in Vrygrond near Muizenberg this past weekend. The unrest is related to an illegal land occupation in the area.

Just after 10:00 on Sunday, 13 May 2018, various City Departments participated in the removal of 62 structures that had been erected illegally. As the operation came to a conclusion, City enforcement staff were attacked by a crowd of approximately 100 persons who pelted stones and half-bricks at the officers. They responded with rubber rounds.

A few hours later, a ward councillor was held hostage during a community meeting and her vehicle was subsequently torched. She was escorted from the area by the South African Police Service.

Overnight, a group of people targeted the City’s Coastal Park landfill site which is adjacent to Vrygrond. They set alight three heavy machines, a quad bike and a staff canteen. Later, in Capricorn Business Park, two premises were set alight.

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The sixth Poetry in McGregor Festival 2018 will be held over the weekend of August 24-26. The festival organisers (The MAC Project) are happy to announce that there are wonderful highlights to be looking forward to this year. Some of the well-known poets that will be featured are Kobus Moolman, Galeo Saintz, Douglas Reid Skinner, Patricia Schonstein, Margot Luyt, Toast Coetzer, Erns Grundling, Joan Hambidge, and Lara Kirsten among others. There will also be open mic sessions for budding new poets and a school`s programme on the Friday for the surrounding Langeberg school children. The Poetry in McGregor Festival is unique for its wonderful setting and intimate venues, all within walking distance of one another. This is the ideal place to enjoy log fires, good wine and the company of poets.

Each year the Festival launches a nationwide competition inviting aspiring poets to reveal and share their talent. The theme for the 2018 competition is “The Sound of Water / Die Klank van Water.” ENTRIES CAN BE IN AFRIKAANS OR ENGLISH. There is a R5000 cash prize in the Open category and R2500 for the winner in the High-School category.

“The Sound of Water / Die Klank van Water” is also the overall theme of this year`s Poetry in McGregor Festival. Billy Kennedy, the founder of Poetry in McGregor, says that in this time of drought in the Western Cape, it felt apt to, apart from practical solutions, also pay attention to our thoughts and feelings towards it through poetry: “Water is unquestionably Earth’s most precious resource. Without it there would be no life, yet we over-use and abuse it, inflicting great suffering upon our waterways, seas and oceans. Poetry in McGregor Festival 2018 is seeking to inscribe a new set of water-values upon the human heart. We want to be reminded of the wonder of water. This year`s participating poets will help us raise awareness and gratitude for this ‘earth-blood’ through their presentations on the Programme and at the Open-Mic venues.”

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The words flowing from my pen shoot like bullets to target your  unawakened soul. 

What is your purpose? I ask you again. What is your purpose?  

Is your purpose linked to what is deep routed in your heart or is it just a carbon copy of the Instagram post you saw. 


Get lost in it for second. 

Thinking back to the days when all we thought about was playing outside with our friends, waiting for our moms to call us inside when the street lights came on.  

We realise that life is simple. 
Looking at the world through the eyes of child gives us so much perspective. 
Why? Why? Why?  
We used to question everything… now all we seem to do is sit back watch others define what the wrongs and rights are. 

But why? The 5 year old in me is constantly asking why?  

The words flowing from my pen shoot like bullets to target your  unawakened soul. 

Are you awake yet, I ask you are you awake? 

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Met drie pryse elk het die 24ste Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK) se debuutproduksie Swerfgoed, ’n distopiese blik op ’n wêreld wat gebuk gaan onder waterskaarste, en Hierdie lewe, ’n verwerking van Karel Schoeman se gelyknamige roman, die voortou geneem by vanjaar se KKNK Kanna-pryse. Die pryse vereer jaarliks uitnemende werk by die KKNK.

Die Kanna-wenners in die 15 kategorieë, wat twee nuwe kategorieë vir tegniese uitnemendheid en beste teaterontwerp insluit, is Sondagaand 13 Mei by ’n spesiale geleentheid op Nasdak in Kaapstad bekend gemaak, met Nina Swart as die gasvrou.

Bauke Snyman is bekroon met die Kanna vir die beste nuutgeskrewe teks vir Swerfgoed, wat verlede jaar die aandag getrek het by Kunste Onbeperk se Teksmark. Nicole Holm en Richard September is onderskeidelik aangewys as die beste vroulike en beste manlike byspeler. Swerfgoed word later vanjaar by die Baxterteater aangebied en sal ook te sien wees by die Vrystaat Kunstefees. Dit is ’n ko-produksie tussen NATi, die Baxterteatersentrum, die US Woordfees en die KKNK.

Hierdie lewe, ’n US Woordfees-produksie ter huldiging van Schoeman wat verlede jaar op 1 Mei oorlede is, het aan Wolf Britz die prys vir beste regie én beste teaterontwerp besorg, terwyl Antoinette Kellermann die Kanna vir beste aktrise gewen het. Mbulelo Grootboom het die Kanna ontvang vir die beste akteur vir sy spel in Gif/Poison/Ithyefu, ’n verhaal van ’n man en vrou wat jare ná hul seun se dood weer by sy graf ontmoet.

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Every game will be vital when the Currie Cup Premier Division – sponsored by Nashua and DirectAxis – kicks off on Friday, 17 August with South Africa’s top teams taking each other on in a single round of action-packed rugby.

The action will culminate on Saturday, 27 October with the Currie Cup final, which will be preceded by the finals in SA Rugby’s Provincial Under-21 and Under-19 competitions.

Adding to the excitement for die-hard Currie Cup fans, the fixture list includes three Saturday triple-headers, while the action will be limited on the days of the Springboks’ local Tests in the Castle Lager Rugby Championship, against the Pumas (18 August in Durban), Wallabies (29 September in Port Elizabeth) and the All Blacks (6 October in Pretoria).

The seven teams that participated in the competition last season – DHL Western Province, the Cell C Sharks, Xerox Golden Lions, Vodacom Blue Bulls, Toyota Free State Cheetahs, iCOLLEGE Pumas and Tafel Lager Griquas – will again battle it out for the coveted gold trophy.

The Currie Cup Premier Division will kick off in Bloemfontein on Friday, 17 August, when the Toyota Free State Cheetahs host the Vodacom Blue Bulls in a replay of the 2016 final, and the pool stages will conclude on 13 October. The local season will reach its climax with the semi-finals and final in the following fortnight.

The only other match in the opening round of the Premier Division be between the iCOLLEGE Pumas and Tafel Lager Griquas in Nelspruit, at 14h05 on Saturday, 18 August.

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