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Splashy Fenners can look forward to yet another historical performance at this year’s Splashy Fen Music Festival, as the Legends of the Fen showcase is set to entertain and excite the crowds with its diverse and crowd-pleasing (not to mention seriously famous) line-up.

Underberg,14 February 2019:

Don Clarke, convener of the Legends of the Fen show, with his partner Dicky Roberts, has been crafting, managing and hosting the popular Legends showcase for three successive years. Adding to the rich historical relevance that Splashy Fen has both for locals and Fenners from afar, Legends of the Fen provides a casually creative platform for those who once played to the crowds at festivals long gone.

Paying tribute to 30 years of great quality South African music, it is a fitting tribute to those who have helped build the iconic festival into what it is today – particularly as the festival celebrates its Pearl Anniversary this Easter.


The showcase, starting at 12pm on Sunday the 21st of April, will open with a solo set from the legendary and mercurial Jack Mantis. He will be followed by LEGEND IN THE MAKING, a new feature that celebrates younger, greener artists on the rise. This year, the exceptionally talented Rorke will entertain the crowds with his wizard guitar skills and song writing abilities.

Needing no introduction, Roly Struckmeyer and his 3-piece band will take to the stage, followed by the ubiquitous and fabulous Hairy Legged Lentil Eaters who have become something of an institution at Splashy Fen – with their quirky act and wonderful music, loved by all.

After the hairy boys, we introduce something quite different for the stage; The Meditators – an amazing reggae band from Durban who are fast growing their enormous reputation with a mesmerizing brand of roots reggae.

Finally, our Coup de Gras…PJ Powers herself! Don Clarke has had an association with PJ for many years, starting with her massive hit of his reconciliation song Sanbonani, back in the late 80s.

More than a legend on the stage, PJ is a monumental South African icon who stands alongside the stalwarts like Mango Groove and Johnny Clegg. Once the singer with hugely successful group Hotline, she went on to become a darling of the people with a solo career that, to this day, just keeps on rolling. Thandeka, her Zulu name given to her by the people, means “the loved one”. And that she is!

“We will be performing our “must have” song Hey-Na-Splashy,” says Clarke. “And we will definitely take up the opportunity to join PJ on stage for Sanbonani, as we promise to offer Splashy Fen fans something truly special once again.”

The 30th edition of the Splashy Fen Music Festival takes place in the rolling foothills of beautiful Underberg, over the Easter long-weekend from Thursday the 18th of April to Monday the 22nd of April.

Fans can still purchase tickets online at for R890 per person for the full 4-day festival, and day passes will be sold at the gates throughout the duration of the festival.

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Diarise these upcoming Old Town Italy events



Don’t miss out on Old Town Italy’s upcoming events:

Pizza Making Class

We’re happy to let you know that Old Town Italy will be hosting regular Pizza Making Classes from Thursday, 17 June! 🍕
Old Town Italy brings you an evening filled with Antipasto’s, their house wine and an experience to create your own masterpiece with their esteemed chefs, for R325 per person🥂

🇮🇹 Book at Umhlanga between 5pm – 8pm. | 031 566 5008

Upcoming Classes:
15 July
19 August


24 June – La Dolce Vino

Join Old Town Italy for yet another incredible wine & dinner pairing, hosted at their Old Town Italy stores alongside Steenberg Wine Farm 🍷

Bring your Amico’s along and prepare to be taken on a wine journey, exploring 5 wines of which Steenberg has carefully selected to offer from their range of wines, paired with an exciting menu, curated by their in-house chef.

Allow the live entertainment to ease you into an evening filled with famiglia, fun & festivity 🎷
The evening begins promptly at 6pm on Thursday, 24 June

See the Menu below;

🥂 Welcome Drink
Steenberg Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc

🍴 La Minestra
Roasted Tomato and Red Bell Pepper La Minestra
Served with Parmesan Grissini
🍷 Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc

🍴 Antipasti Board
A Selection of Imported Italian Cheeses and Cured Meats.
Served with Traditional Sides
🍷 Steenberg Nebbiolo

🍴 Fesa di Agnello
Grilled Lamb Rump
Served with Cauliflower, Baby Peas & Marrow Ribbon Salad
Finished off with Mint Gremolata
🍷 Steenberg Merlot

🍴 Dolce
Classic Tiramisu.
Served with Wild Strawberry, Balsamic and Pink Peppercorn Compote.
🍷 Steenberg 1682 Pinot Noir Cap Classique

Tickets are R425 per person. 🇮🇹

Bookings are essential.
Make your booking at your favourite store below: | 031 566 5008


3 July – Cake & Prosecco

Join Old Town Italy on the first Saturday of every month for a fun Cake-Decorating class, hosted by renowned bakers at their 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 is R750 per person & includes your own cake to decorate and take home, Prosecco and a selection of Old Town High Tea treats.

Upcoming dates & themes:
3 July – Naked Cake w/ Rice Paper Flower
7 Aug – Buttercream Flower

Bookings can be made below:
Umhlanga | 031 566 5008


9 July – Pasta Making Class

Enjoy a Pasta Making Class at Old Town Italy  Umhanga from 6pm for just R325 per person.
Grab your wine-loving partner and come join for a fun and pasta-filled evening.

On arrival, you’ll enjoy a light antipasto to warm the appetite as well as a bottle of wine to share during the class. Next, their head chef will teach you how to cook like an Italian and finally, prepare your homemade creation for you to enjoy in-store!

Seats are limited to 12 pax and booking is essential:
Here’s our calendar for the rest of 2021:
9 July | Spinach & Ricotta Tortellini
13 August | Tomato Fettuccine Pasta
10 September | Cavatelli Pasta
8 October | Sacchetti Pasta
12 November | Manicotti Pasta
10 December | Fusili al Ferretto

Bookings can be made below: / 031 566 5008

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The Durban Gin & Tonic Experience




The Durban Gin & Tonic Experience is supported by Hall & Bramley is guaranteed to be an unforgettable day out. Bringing you the best Gins and Mixers with Live Artists performing to keep you entertained.

Tickets include entry in to the event as well as a complimentary Festival Gin glass.

Saturday 8 May 2021
Gates open at 12:00
Event ends at 18:00

Northwood Crusaders.
The perfect setting for a Saturday sundowner in the picturesque lawns.

Please note tickets are limited to 500 so get yours early to avoid disappointment.
Early Bird – R160
General Admission – R180
Add a picnic hamper for R150

Tickets available at Webtickets:

This event is strictly over 18 – leave the kids at home
No own food or drink is permitted in to the venue
No weapons, drugs or illegal substances are permitted in to the venue
There will be cash and card facilities at the Cash Loading station
Don’t drink and drive – Arrive aliveCovid-19 protocols will be in place to make the event a safe environment for all in attendance with plenty of space for social distancing and sanitising stations. Don’t forget your face masks and personal sanitiser.

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La Dolce Vino – Old Town Italy Umhlanga




We are excited to announce that Old Town Italy’s La Dolce Vino evening will be happening every last Thursday of every month!

  • R425 per person
  • Start time: 6pm
  • Live entertainment
  • Last Thursday of every month

Why not indulge in Old Town Italy’s 4-course authentic Italian dinner menu, carefully paired with immaculate wines from the renowned Buitenverwachting wine farm, nestled in Constantia? 🍷

From 6pm you can be prepared to be taken on a culinary journey, with live entertainment to keep you entertained throughout the evening 🎶

View their delicious menu below:
Black Garlic Grissini,
Topped with Al Pomodoro
🍷Buitenverwachting Rosé

A Selection of Imported Italian Cured Meat, Cheeses and Preserves
🍷Buitenverwachting Sauvignon Blanc

Hand-Made Short Rib Tortelloni
Braised in Sangiovese And Napolitana Sauce with Gremolata
🍷Buitenverwachting Meifort

Dark Chocolate Gelato Served with Millionaires Crumble
🍷Buitenverwachting Little Richard
Tickets are R425 per person. 🇮🇹

Bookings are essential:
Phone: 031 566 5008
Online booking:


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