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HIT ALL-HUMAN AUSSIE CIRCUS SPECTACULAR IS COMING TO DURBAN FOR THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

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The Australian Circus Spectacular has been making waves around the country for all of the right reasons. Offering a night of escapism and positivity, the show has gained thousands of super fans across South Africa, with one family even travelling 400 kilometers in one evening from the Karoo to Port Elizabeth just to see the spectacle.

Soon it will be Durban’s turn to experience AUSSIE. The international cirque production will be showing at Crawford College, North Coast for the school holiday period from Friday the 18th of March until Sunday the 3rd of April 2016.

The show blends stunning cirque artistry and acrobatics on the ground and in the air with hilarious slapstick comedy, mysterious illusion and extreme stunts including FMX jumps, the splitting Globe of Death (a spherical cage in which four riders encircle each other and perform precarious tricks) and one of the world’s only surviving Human Cannonball acts.

AUSSIE marked its international debut at the GrandWest Grand Arena in Cape Town, performing to thousands over a limited weekend run of shows. Among dignitaries, media, Capetonians, tourists, and celebrities, one of the most excited audience members was the Group Technical Events and Entertainment Manager from Sun International, Gavin Taylor: “AUSSIE Circus is a modern circus that mixes up good doses of humour with death-defying acts. We were witness to all the drama and intensity of the technical skills required between man and machine, combined with amazing feats of human endurance, skill and strength. Audiences moved from having their hearts in their throats and fingers clutching the edge of their seats to moments of great big belly laughter.”

The production then moved onto its first Big Top Tent set-up in George – the hometown for returning Executive Producer, Sebastian Cassie, and Ringmistress, Meryl Cassie. The crew were given a traditional welcome at a heritage homestead in Pacaltsdorp, with representatives of the local communities present. The opening shows in George were packed, with an ecstatic crowd who demonstrated the regional city’s hunger for international events. Of the show’s short stopover, George Municipality’s Mayoral office CLL Marlene Viljoen, said:
“We had an amazing evening, it was incredible to see how talented your performers were. The evening far exceeded our expectations; this was no ordinary circus! Well done Aussie Stars”. Tanya Watson – Online Editor for the George Herald said; “It was magical, and amazing, and absolutely awesome! So much better than I expected and nothing like I’ve ever experienced before. A must-see for people of all ages!”

AUSSIE is currently set up on the Festival Lawns of the Boardwalk Hotel in sunny Port Elizabeth. The show has hosted packed out shows to exuberant crowds with a festival-like atmosphere aiding to keep the party going during intermission.
Heilie Combrinck, Editor of UD News had great things to say about the show –
“Awesome entertainment that keeps you on the tip of your chair. Stunning costumes, brilliant performances and what a good laugh with the never-know-where the clown will pop out next. The best of all is the fact that it is an exclusively human performed circus, no animals! Much better to watch to what extent the human body can perform. Truly spectacular cirque flair!”

Durbanites can experience AUSSIE: The Australian Circus Spectacular at Crawford College, North Coast, in partnership with Sibaya and M-Net 101 for the Easter school holidays.

Tickets are R200-R400 for adults and R150-R350 for children under 14 years old and groups of 10 or more booking together. Infants seated on a parent’s lap do not require a ticket.

Tickets can be purchased online at Computicket, or in-store at Computicket outlets, Shoprite, Checkers, Checkers Hyper and House & Home stores.

Find out what everyone is talking about these school holidays and get in quick while tickets last for AUSSIE: The Australian Circus Spectacular!

Follow the AUSSIE journey on Facebook (facebook.com/aussie.australiancircusspectacular) and on Twitter and Instagram using the handle @aussiecircus

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HIGH DAYS & HOLIDAYS AT THE OYSTER BOX

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Plan ahead for the winter holidays in South Africa’s warmest province and celebrate the festive season early at The Oyster Box.
There’s something for everyone this July.

July 2021

– There’s no doubt that Christmas 2020 was a fairly low-key event compared to the usual festivities The Oyster Box is known for. To make up for it, their food and beverage team is promising more fun and festivity during the month of July, than we’ve seen for a while…AND it includes a Christmas celebration…Yes, in July!
They are also going ‘glam’ in true Oyster Box style, for one of the country’s most prestigious horse-racing events, The Vodacom Durban July.
So, get your hat on and don’t miss the chance to join us in this ‘sport of kings’ event on Saturday 3 July.

JULY SPECIAL

Treat yourself to our legendary Crayfish and Prawn Cocktail and a complimentary glass of Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel from Monday to Sunday, 12h00-19h00 in The Oyster Bar at R390.00 per person.

Celebrate the Vodacom Durban July at The Oyster Box – 3 July 2021

Let Executive Chef Kevin Joseph bring the Vodacom Durban July to you this year, with all the elegance and style you’d expect on the big day! Dress to the theme, get to know more about the jockeys and their mounts and stand a chance to win a variety of prizes during the course of the day. 

Pick the most Winners and stand a chance to win a night’s stay at The Oyster Box.  Drinks and luxury canapes on arrival in the Durban July Room from 11h00, followed by a traditional braai and accompaniments on the Lighthouse Bar Terrace from 13h00.  A bottomless gin bar will be available with a DJ keeping the punters’ spirit’s up. 

From Monday to Sunday 5-31 July, The Oyster Box Christmas in July Ski Lodge is back in the Lighthouse Bar, from 12h00-19h00 daily. With Live music on a Saturday and Sunday at lunchtime with Rob Warren performing Christmas and contemporary rock , the nostalgic atmosphere of a mountain ski-lodge is brought to you Durban-style. Choose between one of our three gourmet Christmas Subs (Gammon, Turkey or Roast Beef), served with a Ciroc Christmas cocktail at R250 per person. 

On Wednesday 7 July, the Rebels of Black Elephant Vintners & Co, pair 13 of their wines with a musical soundtrack of their lives. Strong supporting line-up provided by Executive Chef Kevin Joseph and his Kitchen Team, from 18h00-21h00 in the Oyster Bar.  Cost is R590.00 per person.

One of Durban’s most respected Cocktail Mixologists, Haroon Haffajee brings his innovative magic to the Wonderful World of Whisky at The Oyster Box on Wednesday 14 July 2021.  Drinks in the Oyster Bar on arrival at 18h00, with dinner in The Grill Room from 18h30.  The four-course sensory experience will feature whiskies from the Diageo World Class portfolio, paired with Haroon’s inimitable style, at R690.00 per person.

Finally…a chance to celebrate the Festive Season that wasn’t!! Join us for a traditional Christmas in July lunch on Sunday 25 July 2021 on the Ocean Terrace from 12h00-15h00.  With live music by Leon, a visit from Santa and entertainment for kiddies, you’re in for a fun time. Adults are R690.00 per person and R350.00 for Kids under 12 years.

The monthly Wine Wednesday food and wine evenings are back, with different South African wine estates hosting the monthly dinner, in conjunction with Executive Chef, Kevin Joseph and his Kitchen Brigade. The evening kicks-off at 18h00 in The Oyster Bar with canapes (first course) and a welcome drink at individual tables.  Guests move to The Grill Room at 18h30 for dinner, with an explanation from the Chef about the Menu and comments from the Farm representative on the various pairings, throughout the evening. Wines from the featured estate will be available to order on the evening.

July’s event on Wednesday 28 July features French-style wines from Morgenster Estate and a French-inspired menu courtesy of The Oyster Box. Family-owned and family-run, Morgenster has a long history dating back 300 years. Situated near the foothills of the Helderberg Mountain in Somerset West, the property produces award-winning Bordeaux-styled wines, Italian cultivars and extra virgin olive oil.

 

EXCEPTIONAL DINING AT THE OYSTER BOX

* High Tea in The Palm Court – Inspired by the hotel’s original architecture and with chandeliers purchased from the Savoy Hotel in London, High Tea at The Oyster Box is a lengthy, leisurely affair.  Live piano music provides the perfect backdrop to tea. High Tea is served daily at the following times: Mondays – Fridays from 14h30 – 17h00. Saturdays and Sundays, 12h00-14h00 & 15h00-17h00. Cost is R390.00 per person. 

* Legendary Breakfast in the Ocean Terrace – With al fresco tables offering panoramic Indian Ocean sea views and regular sightings of passing whales and dolphins, the generous breakfast buffet which includes fresh Oysters and Sparkling Wine, is the perfect way to start your day. Breakfast is served from 07h00-10h30 daily at R450.00 per person.

*The Curry Buffet in the Ocean Terrace – Continues to attract fans from far and wide.  Set in the Mediterranean-inspired Ocean Terrace, with gorgeous views across the Indian Ocean, the impressive curry selection, of at least 11 curries daily, includes meat, fish and vegetarian options. Using delicate blends of spices and fresh herbs…each curry is a masterpiece in itself.  The Curry Buffet is open for lunch and dinner from 12h00-20h30 at R390.00 per person.

Versatile muso Leon, provides Live Music from Thursday to Saturday evening and on a Sunday at lunchtime. 

Due to current covid protocols, reservations are essential.  Dinner bookings are available from 17h00-19h30 and Lunch bookings from 12h00-15h00.

 

For enquiries and to book for one of the events, contact Restaurants on (031) 514 5000 or by e-mail on restaurants@oysterbox.co.za

 

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Cake & Prosecco Class at Old Town Italy

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Join Old Town Italy on the first Saturday of every month for a fun Cake-Decorating class, hosted by renowned bakers at our adored Old Town Italy stores 🎂

Start your morning at 10am, where you will learn a series of cake decorating techniques while sipping on refreshing Prosecco 🥂
This class includes your own cake to decorate and take home, Prosecco and a selection of Old Town High Tea treats.

See upcoming dates below:

5 June – Marble Buttercream
3 July
7 August
4 September
2 October
6 November
4 December

Price: R650 per person
Limited tickets available at each store

Enquire in store or contact us directly to book & find out more info:
gm-umhlanga@oldtown.co.za | 031 566 5008
Book here

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Old Town Italy’s La Dolce Vino

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Old Town Italy’s monthly wine & dinner pairing will be happening on 27 May 2021 in conjunction with Morgenster wine farm.

Indulge in their 4-course authentic Italian dinner menu, carefully paired with immaculate wines from the Morgenster wine farm, located in Stellenbosch and of Italian origin 🍷

The evening begins promptly at 6pm.
Prepare to be taken on a culinary journey, guided by a guest speaker from the wine farm as well as live entertainment to compliment your dining experience 🎶

Tickets are R425 per person. 🇮🇹
Bookings are essential.

Book your spot now!
gm-umhlanga@oldtown.co.za | 031 566 5008
Book here.

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