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It’s so cool you’ll platz at Plett’s Winter ARTS Festival

Published: July 3rd, 2018
It’s so cool you’ll platz at Plett’s Winter ARTS Festival

Plettenberg Bay is famous for beaches and parties but its winter arts festival, wine farms and crags are just as compelling reasons to visit this jewel of the Garden Route.

ARTS FESTIVAL

From this week until July 9 Plett has its own arts festival with live dance, music, theatre and fashion shows. Street performances and food are on offer and the Plett Winter School has courses on topics including the visual arts, viticulture and quilt making.

Standup comedy at the Fringe, Afridocs and Plett Food & Film are popular events, says Patty Butterworth from Plett Tourism. Plett Afrojazz is a new entry this year with Femi Koya headlining, and every night DJ Jazztrain will host an ...more


Shaking up the art landscape in Plett and beyond

Published: July 2nd, 2018
Shaking up the art landscape in Plett and beyond

Consider for a moment what we would know of ancient cultures without art. From the cave paintings of Cro-Magnons to the Pieta of Michelangelo to the great work of our modern masters, art has been one way we humans have expressed ourselves through the ages. Before the written word, art was the only way our ancestors were able to convey the religious beliefs, their views on the world around them and the things that they felt were most important.

Plett is home to highly recognized artists including ceramacists, fine artists, photographers and sculptors. In this issue of Plett Culture and Heritage we feature two of Plett’s long-standing residents and sculptors, Malcolm ‘Salty’ Solomon ...more


Eat, drink, dance, browse at the Plett ARTS Festival

Published: July 2nd, 2018
Eat, drink, dance, browse at the Plett ARTS Festival

More than 60 artists from around the Garden Route and some 1000 patrons have had the pleasure to experience Plett’s beautiful winter hospitality during the annual Plett ARTS Festival. Now in its 5th year, the Plett ARTS Festival is one of the Garden Route’s premier art events that attracts visitors because of its art, celebrated entertainment lineup, special exhibitions and amazing food and film.

If you missed the talents of award-winning correographer and dancer Mamela Nyamza, or the intense performance by artist Luzolo Ndabeni – you can still catch many more incredible exhibitors in Plett. It’s not too late – you have until 9 July to experience a whole lot more! There’s ...more


Greenpop and Raphaeli Waldorf School dig deep to bring new life to Plett

Published: July 2nd, 2018
Greenpop and Raphaeli Waldorf School dig deep to bring new life to Plett

The Airport road in Plettenberg Bay was a hive of activity this week. In stark contrast to the manic activity during last year’s fires, this time the action was much more relaxed, involving hoes, picks and spades as high school children from around the country came together with local school children and the broader community to plant hundreds of trees. The planting day held at Olive Hill, soon to be the new home of Raphaeli Waldorf School, formed part of Greenpop’s Eden Festival of Action, during which the organisation, along with all the volunteer students, will plant thousands of trees to regreen the Garden Route after the devastation of the 2017 firestorms. Other ...more


Expresso Show: Josie shares her trip to Plettenberg Bay

Published: July 1st, 2018
Expresso Show: Josie shares her trip to Plettenberg Bay

Josie Eveleigh talks on the SABC3 Expresso show about her recent travels to Plett.

It’s Travel Tuesday and this morning we're back with an old friend of Expresso. Josie Eveleigh has been jetting around the globe as travel writer and digital influencer, and she joins us again in studio to share her stories and experiences.


SABC3 Expresso Show features Plett’s FriCreatives

Published: July 1st, 2018
SABC3 Expresso Show features Plett’s FriCreatives

Mpumelelo Mvunelwa, founder and CEO of FriCreatives, a fashion collective and platform based in Plettenberg Bay, along with fashion designer Naloyiso Nada Jujwana, joined Expresso Show last week to share more on their contribution towards the fashion aspect, the 24-Hour Reunion which took place on Saturday 30 June.

Now in its 5th year, the Plett ARTS Festival kicked off last week and continues until 9 July! Offering a range of music, theatre, art, fashion and film, there'll be something for everyone. 

 


Video clips from Plett ARTS Festival

Published: July 1st, 2018
Video clips from Plett ARTS Festival

Plett ARTS Festival is on now and all round town there are big events, smaller events and things happening... check out snippets of the action in the collage of clips below:

 

Msaki performing at Plett SunSets

Unveiling of Madiba sand art sculpture

Drumming workshop at Plett ARTS Twilight Meander

Artists of the Magic Moments Exhibition

 Plett Winter School Dance Workshop with Mamela Nyamza

 Plett Winter School Dance Workshop with Mamela Nyamza


Plett 24Hr Reunion Fashion Show in pics

Published: June 30th, 2018
Plett 24Hr Reunion Fashion Show in pics

The 3rd annual Plett 24Hr Reunion Fashion Show kicked off tonight at Piesang Valley Community Hall in Plettenberg Bay - check out the pics below!

Photos: Patty Butterworth

 


Magic Moments art exhibition video

Published: June 30th, 2018
Magic Moments art exhibition video

Tammy Peta Sinek compiled this video of the Plett Magic Moments exhibition now on at Plett ARTS Festival.

Plett ARTS Festival runs until 9th July - find out more here


Sand sculpture of Madiba unveiled on Central Beach

Published: June 29th, 2018
Sand sculpture of Madiba unveiled on Central Beach

In a fitting tribute to Nelson Mandela, and as part of the Plett ARTS Festival, sand artists on Plett's Central Beach today unveiled a sculpture in beach sand of the late statesman in the lead up to Mandela month which begins this Sunday 1st July.

The sculptors, who carve their works of art from wet beach sand daily for the pleasure of tourists, were joined by Kenneth Magaga from Bitou Boxing Academy, who led the unveiling with a short speech in which he touched on Madiba's career as a boxer.

The South African flag which covered the sculpture was then ceremoniously removed to reveal the figure of Mandela relaxing in an armchair. The sculptors then posed for photos behind the art ...more


Msaki’s impassioned performance at Plett SunSets

Published: June 29th, 2018
Msaki’s impassioned performance at Plett SunSets

Soulful guitarist and vocalist Msaki serenaded Plett music lovers tonight in an intimate setting on Plett's Central Beach with a impassioned performance which included tracks from her 2016 debut solo album Zaneliza: How the water moves. She also performed tracks from her upcoming second album which is due to be recorded later this year.

Accompanied by percussionist Asher Gamedze, she strummed tales of revolution, love, loss and hope into the hearts of the audience who were enraptured by her easy flowing voice.

Though she may be hailed as the South African Tracy Chapman by many, and while her lyrics have been likened to those of Joan Armatrading, Msaki's songs and her sound are unique. ...more


Madiba sand sculptures unveiling today at Central Beach

Published: June 29th, 2018
Madiba sand sculptures unveiling today at Central Beach

At 3pm today on Central Beach there will be an unveiling of the Madiba sculptures by Plett's sand artists. The event is in honour of Madiba Month (July).

Date: 29 June 2018
Time: 3pm
Venue: Central Beach, Plett

The event is sponsored and supported by Bitou Boxing Academy, and Bitou Councillors and Mayoral Committee have been invited.

Following the unveiling, Msaki will be performing at the Plett Surf Lifesaving Club nearby.

So bring the family and enjoy this evening remembering the statesman and listening to good music.