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Festival Programme 2018

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FESTIVAL POLICY: UNRESERVED SEATING  /  NO REFUNDS

    FRIDAY 9 MARCH
       
  A     Churchill & Smuts: Richard Steyn
     


WHE+ - Thesen Islands
09h00 - 10h00
R150 pp (Booking Ref A)


The remarkable, and often touching friendship between Winston Churchill and Jan Smuts is a rich study in contrasts. This is a fascinating account of two remarkable men in war and peace: one the leader of the Empire, the other the leader of a small fractious member of that Empire who nevertheless rose to global prominence.

Please note: Tickets only available online at Webtickets

       
  B     Fate of the Nation: Adriaan Basson, Pieter du Toit, Prof Jonathan Jansen, Ranjeni Munusamy - SOLD OUT
     


WHE+ - Thesen Islands
11h00 - 12h00
R200 pp (Booking Ref B)


Adriaan Basson "Enemy of the People" chats to Prof Jonathan Jansen "As by Fire", Ranjeni Munusamy and Pieter du Toit about the current political climate.

Please note: Tickets for this event is Sold Out

       
  C     Zuma Unplugged: Jacques Pauw, Adriaan Basson, Pieter du Toit - SOLD OUT
     


WHE+ - Thesen Islands
13h30 - 14h30
R200 pp (Booking Ref C)


Adriaan Basson and Pieter du Toit chat to Jacques Pauw "The President's Keepers" about the trials and tribulations of our under pressure president.

Please note: Tickets for this event is Sold Out

       
  D     île de païn anytime Liezie Mulder - SOLD OUT
     


île de païn
18h00 - 21h00
R550 pp (Booking Ref D)


Join author, chef and île de païn’s owner Liezie Mulder for a sunset soiree celebrating the launch of her second cookbook. Learn, hear, see, smell, taste and sip the collection of ‘working’ travel stories and recipes covering every time of day and adapted from all over the world. A vivid gastronomical evening with surprises, deliciousness and the necessary light-hearted luxe that we all need from time to time.

Please note: Tickets for this event is Sold Out

       
    SATURDAY 10 MARCH
       
  E     Rhino Revolution: Clive Walker - SOLD OUT
     


The Turbine Hotel and Spa
09h00 - 10h00
R150 pp (Booking Ref E)


Clive Walker is one of Africa’s foremost rhino conservationists. His new book “Rhino Revolution” looks at positive solutions from within South Africa to bring the rhino poaching crisis to a halt as the situation is unlikely to change if we persist in believing that the enemy lies in far off lands.

Please note: Tickets for this event is Sold Out

       
  F    

Recipes for Love and Murder: Sally Andrew

     


The Turbine Hotel and Spa

11h00 - 12h00
R150 pp (Booking Ref F)


Meet Tannie Maria: a woman who likes to cook a lot and write a little. Tannie Maria writes recipes for a column in her local paper, the Klein Karoo Gazette. A delicious blend of intrigue, milk tart and friendship, join Tannie Maria in her first investigation. Consider your appetite whetted for a whole new series of mysteries . . .

       
  G     Rule of Law: Glynnis Breytenbach, Mandy Wiener, Adriaan Basson
     


The Turbine Hotel and Spa
13h00 - 14h00
R150 pp (Booking Ref G)


Adriaan and Mandy chat to Glynnis about her personal commentary on the evolution and importance of an independent judiciary in South Africa. She explains why the rule of law is critical to the foundation and future of the country. Glynnis offers fascinating insights into some of South Africa’s recent legal and political cliffhangers, and suggests how the law can help us find a way forward.

       
  H     Delicious Word Journey - with a new twist - SOLD OUT
Joan Louwrens "Making Tracks... a moving memoir", Mandy Wiener "An Underworld Explored", Prof Jonathan Jansen "As by Fire”, Sam Cowen"From Whiskey to Water”
     


The Lofts Lounge - Thesen Islands
17h00 - 21h00
R600 pp (Booking Ref H)


It's time for a change.... the extremely popular Delicious Word Journey comes to Thesen Islands! Meet some of SA's top authors, whilst enjoying great food and fabulous wine. This is now a walking journey so wear comfy shoes!

Please note: Tickets for this event is Sold Out

       
    SUNDAY 11 MARCH
       
  I     Breaking News: Jeremy Thompson - SOLD OUT
     


Mitchell's Brewery
10h00 - 11h00
R200 pp (Booking Ref I)


A fascinating autobiography from one of British television news most recognisable figures. Jeremy Thompson's career with SKY News has led him around the world and frequently placed him at the heart of some of the biggest stories of the past forty years.

Please note: Tickets for this event is Sold Out

       
  J     My Father’s Coat: Michael Charton - SOLD OUT
     


Mitchell's Brewery
12h00 - 13h30
R150 pp (Booking Ref J)


Renowned story teller Michael Charton comes to the Festival for the first time. He tells a fascinating story by climbing into the boots of five prominent and directly interlinked protagonists spanning 200 turbulent years: Mzilikazi, Kruger, Rhodes, Smuts and Mandela. Michael introduces you to each of his five characters. He allows them to lure you under their spell by subtly endorsing their beliefs and biases.

Please note: Tickets for this event is Sold Out

       
BOOKINGS OPEN ON 1ST FEBRUARY 2018

FESTIVAL POLICY: UNRESERVED SEATING / NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE FESTIVAL
       

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