It is going to be warm and sunny the entire weekend, no chance of rain or any other form of unpleasantness. This prediction brought to you by Kevin the Fool who will be in the stocks on the square, waiting for you to come and throw a tomato at him if he is wrong.
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Fanfares and trumpets! Oh frabjous day! Kalloo! Kallay! The Centenary day begins today and all through the village is excitement afoot. The tingling in the air begins as you turn into Clarens off the Golden Gate road and find an assortment of local treats and crafts waiting just for you. Early birds will be able to jump on the first available tavern tour leaving at 10am to taxi you around 6 of our finest Taverns and be back in time to receive some revitalizing healing at the wellness area on the square, before trying out the results of some of Clarens’s top chefs cooking exhibitions, and having a look at the Destinations tent, having a beer, and checking out the Medieval Games, try your hand (or foot) on stilts and rope walking, toss your caber and head on either to Bibliophile to hear Maja Kriel at the Bibliophile book shop, or down to the theater at the Marti Lotz hall for the first performance of Herman Charles Bosman’s Mafeking Road. Straight after the show head back up to Bibliophile to hear Jo–Anne Richards talking about the life of the writer, and then back down to the Marti Lotz hall to hear Elizabe Zietsman in Kabaret, and then back up to listen to Anne Marie du Preez. Of course that’s only if you got away from the square and didn’t spend the whole afternoon throwing tomatoes at the Fool in the stocks or laughing at Knot the Juggler and friends performing next to the Kids area… Either way, make sure you are at the Clarens Golf Estate and in the Sheepshed Gallery by 6, to hear acclaimed artist and author Peter Badcock-Walters give you a look behind the scenes at the creation and conception of The Illustrated Bosman, and his search for the heart of South Africa.
And Saturday gets even better. Start your day off with a hot air balloon ride at 8am, champagne and the best view in and of the village. From there on catch up with everything you missed on Friday because you spent the whole day on the square in the beer garden laughing at the clowns and stiltwalkers and trying to win prizes by tossing your caber further than anyone else. The whole village will be trembling with excitement for Saturday night, the Greatest Show on Earth begins with Violet Somedays’ fusion of funk and rock before the legendary Rooibaart premier material from their long awaited latest album. Joseph Clark doing a tribute to Queen follows all this. For the more literary minded, dinner and banter will be served at the Phatt Chef for the Bibliophile Bookfest writer’s dinner, limited seating, call Simon now. For the full programme of events click here now Your intrepid News team will be working to bring you all the latest pics and information from the Centenary, to see what’s going on click on these codes wherever you see them to find out more about Clarens, and why we call it home
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Things to do THIS weekend
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