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Franschhoek Literary Festival

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Fringe Events at This Year’s Franschhoek Literary Festival

Festival goers to this year’s FLF will not only be entertained by the jam-packed FLF programme, but can also enjoy a number of fringe events taking place over the three days of the festival.

Friday 17 May

David Walters and The Ceramics Gallery present SGRAFFITO – Words on pots

Inspired by the FLF, SGRAFFITO (inscriptions or drawings scratched or printed onto pottery) will exhibit works from Sue Howard, Ralph Johnson, Susan Lomas, Yvonne Martin, Ineke Nicolle, Ella-Lou O’Meara, Linda Patterson, David Walters & Sarah Walters. The gallery is open from 10am to 5pm.

Saturday, 18 May

Noseweek editor Martin Welz will chair four extraordinary activist-experts talking about news stories that every South African ought to know (more) about – but government would rather you didn’t. Featured speakers: Richard Young on the arms deal, David Klatzow on criminal prosecutions, Shaheen Moolla on the destruction of South Africa’s ocean fish stocks and Mariette Liefferink on the rising flood of acid mine drainage and radioactive fallout.

“Live news” sessions and showings of documentaries will take place at the Protea Hotel Franschhoek on Saturday, May 18, between 10am and 3pm.

Check the Noseweek website at for more details.

Friday 17 to Sunday 19 May

See the FLF programme for 5 classical music concerts by Music Revival including the FREE Concert Voices for Africa in the NG Church on Saturday at 6pm, starring Beverley Chiat, new talent from the Anzwi Omzansi competition and the local Simunye Choir.

Sunday 19 May

Students from the Waterfront Theatre College will present a collection of original, literary inspired performances, based on 5 literary plot types: the quest, voyage and return, rebirth, overcoming the monster and rags to riches, on the streets of Franschhoek. The short street theatre performances will entertain festival goers as they move from one event to the other.

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