Hogsback Spring Festival Program

Hogsback Spring Festival Program

Friday September 30th, 2011
Official opening 6:00 pm HOGSBACK INN MARKET
– Featuring a Marimba Band, Fire dancers and a Performance by the WORLD RENOWNED OVERTONE SINGER, Tran Quang Hai. Please do not miss this special opportunity. Tran Quang Hai is stopping over in Hogsback after performing in Argentina and on his way to Paris, where he will be in concert. This golden opportunity to see a world class performance is open to us through his lecturing engagement at Fort Hare University.
We are very privileged to have him with us.

POETRY READING 7:30- 8 PM at LIVE@THE ROSE
*** STARWAYS, THE ROSE THEATRE ***
POETRY READING: Introducing “BOOKMARK” – the latest publication of the ECCA Poets at their annual Hogsback Festival Reading – Norman Morrissey, Brian Walter, Cathal Lagan, Quenteen Hogge, Mariss Everitt and Mzi Mahola
We will also be serving SOUP, DIPS AND FRESH ROLLS from THE ROSE oven.
Refreshments available – R 40, 00 PER PERSON
Please book at 082 953 7840
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Saturday OCTOBER 1ST, 2011
ALL DAY ACTIVITIES
Crafters Market at The “HOGSBACK INN”
ORCHID EXHIBITION, MUSIC, REFRESHMENTS, JUMPING CASTLE and many Kiddies activities, GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALES, POTJIE KOS COMPETITION, WHITE ELEPHANT, GARDEN CLUB
RAFFLE WITH PLENTY OF PRIZES
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LAUGHING FEATHERS ART & CRAFT GALLERY, 4 MAIN ROAD
9:30 am; Opening of street procession with Minx Millar and 40 school children from our local Crab Bush School, displaying the image of Lady Maslenitsa.
The choir will be singing and performing traditional Xhosa Dances.
Minx will be performing classics, light jazz, 60’s through to 90’s and popular current hits throughout the day.
Fresh produce sale of smoked fish, preserves, home made chocolates, Salami and homemade cheese, fresh bread and haggis.
Food and drinks will be served throughout the day, Rugby World Cup Games all day long.
For the children – face painting with Mickey and Minnie Mouse in attendance.
Our Hogsback Springbok Mascot – Bokkie – could be yours at the end of the Festival.
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HIDDEN AWAY, 29 Main Road, Hogsback
The original house, a small thatched English cottage, was totally surrounded by tall Cypress trees, and so quite “Hidden Away” from the road or any prying eyes. With the steep slope, the house saw very little sun, and the temperature stayed just above freezing both winter and summer! Aphids attacked the Cyprus trees, forcing us to chop many out, which was a blessing, as the sun could then shine in.
Unfortunately the cottage had suffered from the lack of sunshine, so this too was demolished and we built the present homestead, with its spectacular view.
During the GARDEN SAUNTER we will have on offer;
A TEA GARDEN serving Tea/Coffee, Buttermilk Scones and homemade Jam. Chicken and Salad rolls with homemade Ginger Beer. Jams and Preserves incl. Crystallised Orange Strips and Lemon Curd, Raw local Honey, Strawberries and Cream, Creamy Fudge, Hand-Made Soaps, Homemade Hogsback Cheese, homemade Rusks and Biscuits, Mini Christmas Cakes, Handmade Crafts, Plants and Sprouts

HAPPY HOGS RESTAURANT – 082 872 7705
10:00 AM Animal Blessing
For the fifth year in a row, Hogsback will be holding a St. Francis Day Blessing of the animals. Started in 2008 by renowned hosts Rudi Fourie and Oliver Deevoy, the animals will be gathering in the garden in front of the “HAPPY HOGS RESTAURANT” on the Main Road.
In past years, parish priest Rev. Margaret Fourie has blessed dogs and cows, though she tells of previous services in Cape Town, where the congregation at “Holy Redeemer” were surprised to welcome cats, a hamster and tortoise as well. Immediately following the brief service will be a cake sale in aid of the local Animal Welfare, and if past years are anything to go by, this will be a great time had by all. This is an invitation to all pet owners to bring their animals for the annual blessing. Please carry your cats, birds, fish, rats and hamsters in appropriate cages.
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE ALONG WITH YOUR PRECIOUS PETS
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GARDEN TOURS
We are meeting at the Visitors Information Centre at 9:30am and 14:00pm for tea and biscuits,
then leave in convoy at 10:00am and 14:30pm.
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SUNDAY OCT 2ND, 2011
LIVE@THE ROSE – STARWAYS 12 – 2 PM
Schwarmas, Felafel and Belly Dancing for All. A local Belly Dancer and her students will be demonstrating the art and persuading willing audiences to participate. Not a performance, but a more casual and relaxed look at this art and the food of that region with fun and dance.
R40,00 per person Children R20, 00.
Refreshments available
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LAUGHING FEATHERS ART AND CRAFT GALLERY
Our local and well respected Chef Clive Matham will be preparing International Cuisine with an Italian flavor for an unforgettable lunch experience.
Minx Miller will be playing Italian music throughout the day.
11:30 am: Join us for a surprise refreshment
12:30 pm: Lunch
15:30 pm: In the true spirit of the festival of Maslenitsa you can now ask for forgiveness from all your friends for past transgressions
16:00 pm: The burning of the effigy of the Lady Maslenitsa. We officially say goodbye to winter
and welcome Spring.
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GARDEN TOURS
We are meeting at the Visitors Information Centre at 9:30am and 14:00pm
for tea and biscuits, then leave in convoy at 10:00am and 14:30pm.

Saturday October 8th. 2011
All Day @ “THE EDGE” Summerton Drive
FLOWER ARRANGEMENT DISPLAY
Please come and view, then vote for the best arrangement!
FREE PORT AND MUSCADEL TASTING
Everyone is welcome to come for a free tasting of a few superb examples of South African Ports and Muscadels, which will also be available to purchase
BONZAI EXHIBITION
By local residents Mark Schenk and well known Nursery Owner Etienne Paroz.
OUR RESTAURANT IS OPEN FOR ALL DAY REFRESHMENTS
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ARMINEL HOTEL
3:00 pm Flower Demonstration by well known Floral Artist WIMPIE from the Flower Yard in East London
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7:30 PM LIVE @ THE ROSE – STARWAYS
ITALIAN SONGS, ARIAS & ENSEMBLES WITH PIZZAS
Gwyneth Lloyd presents another of her “singing teams” opening their hearts and their voices with the music of Italy – Mozart, Donizetti, De Curtis, Verdi and other fun songs. National Grahamstown Competition winner Anele Zikalala will touch your hearts from Naples.
Litha, Zenazi and Gwyneth blend their voices with old favorites. Jaques and Andrew share the accompaniments and fun.
Plenty of space will be left for Pizzas of all flavours from THE ROSE kitchen and refreshments
will be available.
R80, 00 PER PERSON – BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL 082 953 7840
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SUNDAY OCTOBER 9TH, 2011
11:30 am BACK O’ THE MOON
Andrew Duncan and Jaques Du Plessis present a delightful program of works for piano four – hands as well as solo. Both are accomplished post graduate music students from Rhodes University. They perform with technical accuracy and capture the character and emotion of each composer. Both performed at the last Grahamstown Arts Festival and are therefore recommended to music lovers of any age group.
BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL AS SEATING IS LIMITED R40,00 PER TICKET

All Day @ “THE EDGE” Summerton Drive
FLOWER ARRANGEMENT DISPLAY
Please come and view, then vote for the best arrangement!
FREE PORT AND MUSCADEL TASTING
Everyone is welcome to come for a free tasting of a few superb examples of South African Ports and Muscadels, which will also be available to purchase
BONZAI EXHIBITION
By local residents Mark Schenk and well known Nursery Owner Etienne Paroz.
OUR RESTAURANT IS OPEN FOR ALL DAY REFRESHMENTS

— Monika Hof

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