The weekend is here!
Up The Creek Music Festival
One river, three stages, more than 30 live music and comedy acts and 2000 festival goers with a passion for some of South Africa's best music in common – get yourself ready for Up the Creek 2012.
The 2012 line up will include: Kongos, aKing, Akkedis, Black Cat Bones, Blues Broers, Cameron Bruce, City Bowl Mizers, Fox Comet, The Great Apes, Holiday Murray, Hot Water, Karen Zoid, Louwtjie Rothman, Machineri, No One’s Arc, Piet Botha, Taxi Violence, Wrestlerish, Jeremy Loops, Luna Paige, Shadowclub, Sterling EQ, Andra, Peachy Keen, AC/DC Tribute, Southern Gypsey Queen. In 2012, we will bring you the same of what worked last year and more: Food vendors offering delicious festival faire, coffee maestros, more stalls and bars throughout the festival. If you are travelling with kids, rest assured that they will be supervised and catered for with kiddie-friendly activities at the designated kid's area, including a jumping castle.
The festival ground is also kitted out with a medical tent with trained personnel, while lifeguards at the riverside will keep tans in check and of course their eyes wide open..
ANYTHING THAT FLOATS…
Lobster lilos, Indian canoes, floating bars and human tube chains are making a comeback in 2012. Following the splashing, singing, howling success of the debut of the Anything That Floats competition in 2010, we've decided to stir up in the refreshing water of the Breede river once again.
After spotting a jolly good pair of sailors floating down the river in a bathtub we might, however, have seen it all…or have we? Participants are encouraged to think outside of their beach gear boxes in order to stand a chance to win incredible prizes. At this stage, categories include anything from the best design and most floatable contraption to the most luxurious device on the Breede river.
To buy your tickets, or for any enquiries, phone Ann Sowden on +27 (0)21 510-0547
The Nutcracker on Ice
Pieter Toerien presents The Imperial Ice Stars in their brand new ice ballet The Nutcracker on Ice. Composer – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Featuring all of the magical music and colourful characters that are enjoyed around the world, with the added breath-taking excitement of Olympic-standard ice-skating! Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Waltz of the Flowers, The Nutcracker March, Clara, Fritz, The Prince, Harlequin, Columbine, Solider, Nutcracker, Mice, Owl, Snowflakes and Fairies.
More than two million people across five continents have been swept to their feet by The Imperial Ice Stars` adrenaline-infused performances. And now South African audiences can experience the glittering magic of one of the world`s best-loved ballets performed on ice in the comfort and intimacy of the Artscape Opera House.The Nutcracker on Ice will be as athletic, as astounding, as adept, as beautiful and as enchanting as the last shows, with all the playfulness and intrigue of the original story brought to life in a way not seen before in South Africa.
Tuesday to Friday at 7:30pm
Saturday at 2:30pm and 7:30pm
Sunday at 2pm and 6pm
Cost: R100 – R380 per person
Artscape Theatre Centre
Blitzbokke hold off England
Wellington – South Africa charged into the cup quarter-finals at the World Sevens Series leg in Wellington, New Zealand, after going unbeaten in the pool stages on Friday. The Blitzbokke got off to a flawless start, with a 21-0 victory over the United States and a 43-0 thumping of Cook Islands. Against their strongest challenger in Pool B, the South Africans hit back in the second half to secure a 14-10 win over England...
Trailing 5-0 at half-time, Mark Richards dotted down a minute after the break and Branco du Preez converted to give the Blitzbokke the lead. Du Preez crossed the line midway through the second period, and converted his own try, to extend the gap. Greg Barden scored in the dying stages, but a second missed conversion saw England settle for second place in the group. Last year’s IRB Sevens Player of the Year, Cecil Afrika, scored a brace against the US and another try against Cook Islands, but was rested with regular captain Kyle Brown for the game against England.
South Africa’s coach, Paul Treu, said he was pleased with the team’s overall performance. “We started a bit slow against the US, got our into our rhythm against the Cook Islands and played a good structured match against a strong England side,” Treu said. “While I’m happy that we managed to win all three of our pool matches, we all know that what really counts is how well you play on day two. “Cecil and Kyle each played two hard matches and we thought it would be in the best interest of the team to rest them against England.”
South Africa, lying third in the series standings after the first three legs, face log leaders Fiji in the cup quarter-finals on Saturday. Treu said his team would focus on achieving their own targets on day two. “We have our goals and will focus on those instead of other things,” he said. “Hopefully we will be able to keep the momentum from the start on Saturday.”