Preview: Spier Harvest of the Arts Festival, cultural abundance to delight the soul and senses- weekend of February 25 and 26, 2023
|Spier Harvest of the Arts Festival 2023 |
When: Saturday February 25 and Sunday February 26, 2023
Time: Noon to 5.30pm
Cost: Tickets cost from R100 via Webtickets
Tickets and the full programme: https://www.spier.co.za/blog/the-spier-harvest-of-the-arts
Wonderful news is that Spier is celebrating the annual grape harvest with its weekend festival of cultural abundance to delight the soul and senses on Saturday February 25 and Sunday February 26, 2023. Once again, Spier’s support for the performing arts, is evidenced in the fabulous programme, which includes
The One Who Sings – Zolani Mahola. This is a wonderful opportunity to gather in the winelands at Spier and say thank you to the harvest and be treated to live performances. Read on for more:
SPIER HARVEST OF THE ARTS FESTIVAL
Third World Bunfight which runs the performing arts programme with Spier, has devised a diverse programme with top local artists to create an intriguing, spirited all-day festival. The event is in keeping with the historic Stellenbosch wine farm’s progressive policy of supporting performing arts of high quality and artistic integrity.
Musicians include The One Who Sings – Zolani Mahola (featured image); the internationally-lauded multi-instrumentalist Guy Buttery; the jazzy Adamu Trio featuring Adamu da Silva, Buddy Wells and Jonno Sweetman; laid-back Indie-rock outfit Jak Tomas and the Rebellion (pictured); soulful balladeer Wren Hinds; indigenous African music combo, iiNceba zoMdali featuring Ncebakazi Mnukwana, Lungiswa Plaatjies, Kim Masala and Bongani Nikelo; the ‘world beat’ duo Mindcircle: Ronan Skillen and Ben Badenhorst; and the BonganiSingers choir.
Children will be enchanted by How to Hold the World, a production written and directed by Juliette Rose-Innes and featuring James Stoffberg, will be presented each day at noon.
Away from the main stage, in quiet nooks under the oaks, guests can attend afternoon poetry and short story readings take place, given by local writers such as Kobus Moolman, Sindiswa Busuku, Toast Coetzer, (pictured) Dominique Botha, Jacques Coetzee, Lester Warbrugh, Diane Awerbuck and Nondwe Puma, and people can gather for a collective meditation on the river bank each evening. A spectacular thanksgiving ritual featuring the Tierra Flamenca Spanish dancers and an ensemble of percussionists will precede the sunset concert.
“Spier is about good wine, a healthy earth and happy people. We reflect all of that with the works we will program here, where artistic merit and cultural richness are championed, two elements we cherish above all else.”says artistic director, Brett Bailey.
The Spier Harvest of the Arts takes place at Spier Wine Farm from Saturday February 25 to Sunday February 26, 2023, from 12:00 to 20:30. Tickets cost from R100 via Webtickets. For tickets and the full programme breakdown, visit https://www.spier.co.za/blog/the-spier-harvest-of-the-arts.
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