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A Celebration of South African Arts 07 – 16 June 2013

Final Programme and Bookings Monday, 11 March 2013


BAY BAROQUE with CAMERATA TINTA BAROCCA, led by QUENTIN CRIDA, and special guest RICHARD COCK. Richard is presenting his very popular talk, CONDUCT UNBECOMING. In addition, Richard will conduct a ‘Songs of Praise’ on the first Sunday at 3pm with a choir of more than 70 singers. This is the first time ‘Songs of Praise’ will be in the Overberg. Camerata Tinta Barocca, founded by Quentin Crida in July 2004, is a baroque ensemble of string players with harpsichord. (The name is derived from the musicians’ passion for baroque music and red wine…) Our members include some of Cape Town’s finest musicians. Our concerts have met with critical acclaim in the Cape Times and Die Burger, and have been broadcast on Fine Music Radio. Playing music almost exclusively from the baroque era, we invite soloists to perform with us in oratorios as well as in wind, keyboard, and string concertos. Richard Cock has made a significant contribution to music in South Africa since returning in 1980 from an 8-year sojourn in the United Kingdom. During those years he studied at the Royal School of Church Music and then gained experience in church music and education ending his days abroad as assistant organist and Director of Music at the Cathedral Choir School in Chichester.


COOK OFF COOK OFF with Peter Tempelhoff (Grande Chef of the McGrath Collection) and Jenny Morris, the Giggling Gourmet, at the Marine Hotel. Taste is the most obvious, as is aroma. For Jenny touch is also important. "Feeling your food is important," she says. "Caress it, stroke it, know it intimately." How you eat your food will reveal what kind of lover you are. "You don't want someone who eats a sosatie (kebab) with a knife and fork,"

says Jenny with the naughty spontaneous laugh that has earned her the moniker of Giggling Gourmet. Jenny Morris - AKA The Giggling Gourmet - is one of SA's most-loved food personalities. she is an author, magazine writer, radio and TV presenter, celebrity chef, teacher and culinary tour guide who has had an ongoing love affair with food since she was a child, when she started making mouth watering treats for school fundraisers. Peter Tempelhoff - In January 2008 he accepted the position to oversee the 5 Relais Chateaux restaurants within 'The Collection by Liz McGrath'. Since then he has been awarded 3 Stars in The Rossouw's Restaurants guide and the Eat Out Top 10 award for The Greenhouse. Between The Plettenberg, The Marine and The Cellars-Hohenort Hotels, Peter is currently holding 9 Rossouw's stars, more than anyone else in the guide's history and the country. Sand @ The Plettenberg has also won best hotel restaurant on the Garden Route for 2 years in a row, by CXPress Newspaper, for 2009 and 2010.


TARTING UP THE TART with Jenny Kilzer, a Cook n Look and more‌ Many chefs can cook "beautiful" food - not all however are capable of, or prepared to share this knowledge with others. Albin and Jenny Kilzer both have a passion for cooking, teaching and people. Without this healthy combination - love of food, pleasure in sharing knowledge and love for people, there would be no cookery school. Indeed, this three sided love affair led to the establishment of Kilzers Kitchen Basics in 1999. Take a dash of speed, a bucket load of laughs and add to this 1 Albin, 1 Jenny, a generous sprinkling of fabulous Kilzers Kitchen personnel and the final ingredient, fold in the Kilzer daughters Gabi and Emma. Mix together vigorously on a Wednesday night adding a 3 course meal, fine wine and MUCH kitchen theatre (compliments of Albin and Jenny's kitchen banter) and you have the PERFECT, SUBLIME, FUN, FABULOUS and totally unique KILZERS KITCHEN Cook n Look. Kilzers Kitchen Cook n Look Evenings are indeed a unique experience. The busy and extremely well equipped kitchen becomes centre stage for around 70 guests who get to watch a magnificent 3 course meal being prepared by chefs Albin and Jenny together with their professional kitchen

personnel. It's truly a unique experience where there's much kitchen banter between Jenny and Albin and guests get to ask questions related to their meal being prepared.

Patisserie and Chocolate Course - Details coming up soon.


met Riana Scheepers Die kursus word aangebied deur Dr Riana Scheepers, bekende en bekroonde Afrikaanse skrywer en medesamesteller van Die Afrikaanse Skryfgids, ‘n allesomvattende skryfhandleiding vir skrywers. Die kursus se doelstellings:   

Om kursusgangers bekend te stel aan voortreflike tekste in ’n groot verskeidenheid belletristiese en joernalistieke genres, Om kursusgangers te lei in die kritiese beoordeling van hierdie tekste, en Om die skryfkuns van kursusgangers te ontwikkel en kreatiewe denke te stimuleer.

Hierdie kursus is dus nie slegs vir die literêr-begaafde persoon nie, maar vir almal wat betower word deur die wonderwêreld van woorde. Die kursusinhoud sluit onder meer in: die lees, skryf en ontleding van poësie; kortverhale; essays; dramas vir verhoog, radio en televisie; resensies, advertensies, briewe, nuusberigte ens. Verskeie (opsionele) opdragte word tydens elke sessie gegee. Tekste van kursusgangers word onderling bespreek en beoordeel. Dit gebeur te alle tye in ’n simpatieke, maar kritiese atmosfeer.


with Dawn Garisch TAKING IN THE VIEW: POETRY AS WINDOW AND MIRROR Poets usually report back from life using different tools and language from that of journalists, diarists, historians and novelists. You will learn methods to access the images that underlie the subject matter that draws you, and how to have an interaction with them on the page. This attention to detail and the symbolic helps to expand the poem, even as you pare it down to its essence. This three day course will assist you to become more present and sensate to that which wants to be written. Making yourself available to what the poem wants of you means that information will arrive on the page that will surprise you. Beginner poets are welcome, as long as writing of any kind has been an important part of your life.


CELEBRATING VERDI with Angelo Gobbato Series of three illustrated lectures. Municipal Auditorium (Hermanus central) Prof Angelo Gobbato, celebrated, erudite and entertaining, and one of South Africa's leading authorities on opera, will present a series of three illustrated talks to mark the bicentary of Guiseppe Verdi. The first talk will discuss Verdi's early life and operas, focussing on Nabucco, Ernani and Macbeth. The second will discuss Verdi's 'middle period', including Rigoletto, Trovatore, Traviata, Vespri Siciliani and Ballo Maschera.

The last talk will discuss Verdi's last years and his 'late operas', La forza del destino, Don Carlos, Aida, Otello and Falstaff.

AN OVERVIEW OF FYNBOS Municipal Auditorium (Hermanus central) A series of four illustrated talks will form a one day course lecture series on Fynbos. The first talk will be the General Ecology of Fynbos. Sean Privett (Grootbos Private Nature Reserve), to be followed by: proteas (Dr Pat Miller), ericas (Lee Burman) and restios (Dr Anina Lee). The latter three presenters are members of the Hermanus Botanical Society (BotSoc). The Fernkloof Nature Reserve might be the smallest of the world's six Floral Kingdoms but nowhere else on the planet will you find as rich a diversity of species as you will in this reserve. If you need convincing, book for this lecture series or a FynArts FynBos walk in the Fernkloof Reserve accompanied by a knowledgeable member of the BotSoc.


with Michael Mitchell Multiple Award-winning Michael Mitchell, a Stage Designer for Cape Town Opera, will present a special talk for FynArts. The spotlight will fall on famous artists, including Picasso, David Hockney and William Kentridge. Michael is a Stage Designer for Cape Town Opera. His work has been showcased at Artscape, Pretoria State Theatre, Baxter Theatre, Oude Libertas and Spier amphitheatres, Maynardville Open Air Theatre, and Monument Theatre Grahamstown. And Internationally, the Wales Millenium Centre, Royal Festival Hall London and Edinburgh Festival Theatre in 2009. Represented South Africa at the 1999 Prague Quadrenial for Stage and Theatre Design. One of his most recent was the highly acclaimed sets for the Tales of Hoffman at Artscape.


And Carl Becker Join entertaining artist, Carl Becker, on the illustrated journey he undertook 80 years later, to retrace Pierneef's footsteps. JH Pierneef's Station Panels are cornerstones of South African landscape painting. They were placed in the old Johannesburg Station as adverts to travel the country ... But did these alluring places ever really exist? And if so, how have they changed?


with Derric van Rensburg Sumaridge Farm Cottage (Hermanus Wine Route) Stunning views across lines of vineyard and a glass of white in your hand, make an agreeable combination; but if you add impressionist artist, Derric, an easel and a paintbrush you have a performance. A great character and artist, Derric draws inspiration from the Overberg and its patchwork of colours which he captures in acrylic.


With Ina Millman at La Vierge Restaurant Landscape painting on a wine farm with Ina, a well-established, sought after art teacher, with a great deal of experience. She is based in Johannesburg. As well as being an art

teacher, Ina also convenes Art Getaways for professional artists to share ideas and inspire each other, as well as tuition holidays for learner artists. Ina's work can be viewed at exclusive galleries in South Africa and she has exhibited in Toronto, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, USA and the UK.

PORTRAITS – Drawing with Paints

with Richard Smith On Constitution Hill 'Dialogues' 2005 - Richard Smith has long been an artworld maverick. His exhibition 'Dialogues', comprising drawings and mixed media works, attests to this not only because of his technique and scale, but also because of his consummate maturity as a draftsperson. This is Smith as few have seen him before. Smith began working as a political cartoonist for mainstream newspapers in the late 1960s, following a diploma in graphic design. His first solo exhibition took place in London in the early 1970s. In the 1980s he made a living painting landscapes, which he sold through Johannesburg's Everard Read Gallery. In 2003 Smith was head curator of the first Brett Kebble Art Awards.


With Vicki Thomas Venue: Fernkloof Hall (Fernkloof Nature Reserve and Garden) Sign up for a hands-on course of botanical illustration in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve. Vicki, a founder member of the Botanical Artists' Association of Southern Africa, is a regular guest lecturer in botanical illustration at Stellenbosch and has taught several courses at the UCT Summer School. She has given talks around South Africa and in the UK. Her artwork is in collections around the world, including the prestigious Highgrove Florilegium, a permanent record of the flora in HRH Prince Charles's garden in England; the Shirley Sherwood gallery of Botanical Art at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, as well as in important botanical art exhibitions in the USA, Japan, the UK, the USA and South Africa.


with Christopher Hope VENUE: Windsor Hotel (Hermanus central). Numbers limited. Join Christopher for a three-day course with other like-minded, aspiring writers and authors who have written and published, or want to do either. This 3-day participative workshop is for those who would like to give and receive feedback on their work to develop it further, or prepare it for publication. Internationally acclaimed novelist, Christopher Hope, has given writers' workshops in France, Ireland, Greece, Switzerland as well as Greyton and the writing school at UCT, Cape Town. An empathetic man with an intimate knowledge - and an abundance of anecdotes about authors and their work, Christopher generously shares his expertise and experience. Says Christopher: The workshop it is for anyone who delights in the power of words, the patterns of stories and the genius of good writing in novels, short stories and essays.


At Creation Wine Farm (Hermanus Wine Route) Discover the subtle secrets of flavour and texture and how the inherent qualities of food and wine can combine to create the ultimate taste sensation. A delicious array of canapĂŠs is on offer, each specially prepared by Creation's talented chef to match a specific wine. While tasting the perfect pairing, topics such as international food and wine trends are discussed.


And Adventurous SA Wines Monday - Friday at 12:00 and 18:00 Wine Forum @ Wine Village (Hemel en Aarde Village) An intimate three-course wine and food tasting experience with connoisseur Paul du Toit, owner of Wine Village. The cost of R80.00 per person includes a light 3-course meal with a pairing of six carefully chosen wines.


Browse the Galleries along the Art Amble (Hermanus central) Dotted about within walking distance of each other are many galleries, each putting on a special exhibition for Hermanus FynArts. In some of them you can meet the artist at work and in others, the owner will be available to talk to you about the exhibiting artists. Opening Hours of all galleries: 9am - 5pm

OTHER EVENTS HERMANUS BOOK FAIR: Grobbelaar Hall (Hermanus Central) New, Second-hand and Charity Bookshops team up with local authors, publishers and independent booksellers to put on a large Book Fair of rare, collectable, new and bargain books. Children welcome. Book readings will take place regularly and parents can browse at their leisure.


(Hemel en Aarde Valley) Explore the magnificent wine route on foot or mountain bike. Walk-jog-ride from cellar to cellar on one of two circular routes, for an adventurous and fun experience. Take your camera with you and enter the photographic competition - From Vine to Wine: A Photographic Journey. The cost of R50 provides you with a detailed map of each route, your identification board/tag, and emergency contact details.

VIRTUAL TOUR OF SA WINES Every Hour on the hour: 10:00 - 16:00 - 7 days a week! Wine Village (Hemel en Aarde Village) Take a tour through the Wine Village, arguably the most prestigious showcase of South African wines, with Paul du Toit. Browse with him through an elegant display of 1 600 different labels representing 600 of South Africa's foremost wine producers and learn about new cultivars, styles, innovations.