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Plett Food & Film a huge success

Published: July 21st, 2017
Plett Food & Film a huge success

Knysna-Plett Herald has labelled the fourth Plett Food & Film festival a massive success, with delectable cuisine and wine, great entertainment and an all-round good time taking centre stage.

Take a look at more photos posted in the Knysna-Plett Herald

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Plett part of a growing film destination

Published: July 21st, 2017
Plett part of a growing film destination

The Eden District Municipality and WESGRO have identified the Garden Route Klein Karoo (GRKK) as a growing film destination for local and International productions. There has been a steady effort to build infrastructure for the film service industry in George and surrounding towns along the Garden Route. The GRKK Film Office will soon be opening its doors.

Part of the mandate to make the region a more film friendly destination is to up-skill and train media practitioners, local support services (like catering and transport amongst many others) to fill positions that would otherwise be given to experienced companies from Johannesburg or Cape Town. Offering support services locally will not ...more


150th Newsletter includes arts, whales and more

Published: July 20th, 2017
150th Newsletter includes arts, whales and more

Plett Tourism's 150th newsletter went out today and includes arts, whales and more... read the newsletter here.

We send out roughly one newsletter a week, so if you aren't yet subscribed, click here to receive future mailers. We'd love to share Plett's news and updates with you!

 

 

 

 

 

 


Active Kids Festival raises funds for local school

Published: July 19th, 2017
Active Kids Festival raises funds for local school

The Active Kids Festival took place in KwaNokuthula on Saturday 15 July. Organised by Phakamisani School, the event was held to raise funds for the school, promote a drug free/active kids ethos and give the children a fun day out during the holidays. 

Plett Tourism sponsored jumping castles and transport for Kurland and Kranshoek children, while Phakamile Sebezo arranged indigenous games and brought the Kati rope jumpers from George who were a big hit.  This was also sponsored by Plett Tourism, in line with the promotion of indigenous culture in Plett, during the Plett Arts Festival. 

Food vendors plyed their trade and an active day was had by all.

On Thursday 20th July ...more


Nature’s Valley Trust research blog

Published: July 19th, 2017
Nature’s Valley Trust research blog

The elasmobranch egg case project continues business as usual, and while we continue to progress smoothly there are no great project updates!

June has been a bird ringing deficient month unfortunately, with only one ringing session, but what a morning it was! While all birds are interesting, exciting, and special, as a ringer to have a new species in the hand (a ringing lifer) it is always a special privilege.

This month it was the red-faced mousebird, and there may have been a happy dance seeing these amazing birds in the net!

We are, however, very excited to announce that our project investigating microplastic ingestion by game fish in Plettenberg Bay is underway! After some false starts, ...more


Ronaldo’s Tavern – A Plett Feeling Experience in Qolweni

Published: July 19th, 2017
Ronaldo’s Tavern – A Plett Feeling Experience in Qolweni Wandisile’s Plett

A blog by Wandisile Sebezo

Ronaldo's Tavern - A Plett Feeling Experience in Qolweni

Call us boring if you like but I and my friends like to chill indoors, watch sport, talk politics and probably cook a stew of some sort, but this particular Saturday we have decided to shift our comfy indoor seat-in for an experience in Qolweni, one of Plett’s oldest informal settlements, and it’s easy to spot Qolweni, it’s in between New Horizons and Industrial. And our eyes were set for Ronaldo’s Tavern, and most of us went there for the first time, so you could imagine, we didn’t know what to expect.

But we went, and upon arrival, ...more


The whales have arrived in Plett

Published: July 19th, 2017
The whales have arrived in Plett

Reports from our marine safari companies are correct, the whales have most certainly arrived in Plett. Social media is currently inundated with images of whales settled in along Central Beach, Lookout and Robberg Beaches breaching, playing or simply napping along our coastline.

Have a look at some of the sightings by [Ocean Blue Adventures] over the past two weeks. For an unforgettable marine safari experience, book here or take a stroll along the beach and see what you can spy.


702 Radio talks to Meruschka Govender about Plett visit

Published: July 16th, 2017
702 Radio talks to Meruschka Govender about Plett visit

702 Radio's Azania Mosaka interviewed blogger Meruschka Govender a couple of days ago on her experience at the Plett ARTS Festival, which included her time at Plett Food & Film and her visit to Plett in general.

Meruschka talks about how much Plett has to offer as a year-round destination, the winelands, whales visiting the bay and a of course the Plett ARTS Festival itself.

The Plett ARTS Festival continues until 22 July.


Bitou leaders set fitness example at Oyster Festival

Published: July 16th, 2017
Bitou leaders set fitness example at Oyster Festival

Bitou Municipality's deputy mayor Jessica Kam Kam and her team competed in the Knysna Oyster Festival's Momentum Knysna Forest Marathon which took place over the weekend.

Jessica and her team hail from the runners club of The Crags in Plettenberg Bay. They formed the club about four months ago and set the goal of completing the 5 km run during the Knysna Oyster Festival. Plett Tourism sponsored their outfits which sported the Plett it's a feeling logo in bright colours on a black tee shirt.

"We as the grown ups need to set an example for the teenagers and kids. So our goal now is to start a group for younger runners," she said. 


Plett winter fest offerings growing in stature

Published: July 16th, 2017
Plett winter fest offerings growing in stature

Over the past week, Plettenberg Bay hosted its fourth Plett Food & Film Festival with world-class food, wine, films and other entertainment.

The three-day event not only drew local and visiting foodies who came out in droves to the White House Theatre for a taste of Plett’s culinary and other talents, but also attracted the attention of national media, including food bloggers, writers and other celebrities.

To add to the experience these films are preceded or followed by either a gourmet culinary feast linked to the film or culinary presentations by food specialists, who this year included celebrity chef and radio personality Jenny Morris, known as South Africa’s “Giggling ...more


A hearty helping of Delicious Film and Compelling Food

Published: July 14th, 2017
A hearty helping of Delicious Film and Compelling Food

Plett Tourism’s 4th edition of Plett Food & Film screened the last item on the Main Menu, Casablanca, on Wednesday night to 100 guests who were treated to a very special Moroccan-themed evening. Highlights included conversations with celebrity chef Jenny Morris; a local MCC tasting with Bramon, Kay & Monty and Packwood wine farms; a spectacular Moroccan feast prepared by Jenny; Beefeater gin cocktails and of course – the Academy award-winning movie. The evening was topped off with a performance from acclaimed musician Martin Wolfaardt aka “Sam” as he played it again on his piano.

Plett Food & Film continues with its On the Side event at Emily Moon on the 20th of July, a ...more


FREE music at Ski Boat Club this Friday

Published: July 13th, 2017
FREE music at Ski Boat Club this Friday

Due to the cold weather the Plett Sun Sets concert series which has been held at the Central Beach deck the past couple of weeks will now be held at The Ski Boat Club this Friday 14th July.

This FREE concert has showcased local musicians over the Plett ARTS Festival, and this week's performance is by The Bitou Boys and Wild Lettuce.

Find out more about the Plett Sun Sets concerts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Bronze Fields exhibit by Robbie Leggat

Published: July 11th, 2017
Bronze Fields exhibit by Robbie Leggat

Local bronze sculptor Robbie Leggat gave a demonstration in the art of bronze sculptures today in an exhibition at his workshops outside Plett on his farm Bronze Fields. Leggat, whose sculptures include the famous dolphins on the traffic circle at the start of Main Street, performed a pouring of a bronze for a group of artists and enthusiasts and explained the techniques applied in creating bronze statues and sculptures.

One of the methods he described was the 'lost wax' technique in which molten metal is poured into a mold that has been created by means of a wax model. Once the mold is made, the wax model is melted and drained away.

After the demonstration Robbie answered questions from ...more


Controversial movie, Katrina, launches Plett Food & Film 2017

Published: July 11th, 2017
Controversial movie, Katrina, launches Plett Food & Film 2017

Plett Tourism’s 4th edition of Food & Film got underway on Monday night at The White House Theatre with the screening of the 60’s controversial and once banned movie Katrina, a shocking exposé of the horrors of apartheid and the racial classification system. The film, which originally premiered in Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia), was attended by the star of the story, Jill Kirkland, who now lives in Plettenberg Bay.

Nguni chef Murray Pienaar prepared select Cape Malay inspired dishes which were paired with beautiful Kay & Monty wines, one of Plett’s premier wine farms. The delicious food and crisp, clean Kay & Monty wines were plentiful and the film was followed by an impressive spread of ...more


Opening night at The Studio: “Pushing Colour” exhibition

Published: July 10th, 2017
Opening night at The Studio: “Pushing Colour” exhibition

The opening of The Studio's “Pushing Colour” exhibition took place on Friday night in Plett.

On exhibit was Myfanwy Bekker’s large abstract paintings, charcoal drawings and art in other media, as well as a clothing range created by Andrea Richards, using the fabric designs solely created by Myfanwy.

Live music was preformed by Martin Wolfaardt and Waldemaar.

The Pushing Colour Exhibition is on from 07 July  to 22 July.

Find out more about the exhibition | Plett ARTS Festival

 

 

Photos from opening night

 


Video: Creating the Blend

Published: July 10th, 2017
Video: Creating the Blend

An insight into the growth of the South African wine industry over the past 20 years. Farm workers and their families have opportunities for growth, through education, land ownership, schools and health care schemes. This short clip is a teaser that precedes the full version of the short documentary that showcases a mere handful of these programmes that are in place today.

 


Sushi documentary kicks off Plett Food & Film

Published: July 6th, 2017
Sushi documentary kicks off Plett Food & Film

Thursday night in Plett at The Fat Fish restaurant took on a slightly different form with the launch of Plett Food & Film, a series of movie nights paired with culinary treats.

The film tonight was Jiro Dreams of Sushi, a beautifully crafted documentary detailing the art of 85 yr old, Jiro Ono, proprietor of a 10-seater, sushi only restaurant in the Tokyo subway and the first of its kind to be awarded a 3 star Michelin review.  David Gelb’s lyrical depiction of one man’s continual search for perfection both captivates and inspires whilst the exquisite photography proves torturous if viewing on an empty stomach. 

The screening was followed by a an Asian feast and highly ...more


Temples celebrates the male form in Plett

Published: July 6th, 2017
Temples celebrates the male form in Plett

Local artist Wilhelm Vincent's exhibit explored the connection between architecture and the male body today during Plett ARTS Festival in a display entitled Temples which took place at Pippa's Flowers.

He ingeniously enfolded the nature of the temple as architecture into the nature of the temple as male body.

"Our body is our temple, literally. We are a sacred space, we are a ritual space. What we hold sacred is ourselves, what we ritualise is life. Architecture and the male form is sacred, it is a ritual, it is a prayer, and it is inevitably and eventually sacrificed."

The Plett ARTS Festival runs from 30 June to 22 July.