Off the back of the successful 2016 iteration of this event The Grand White is back this year to bedeck, bedazzle and wow. As the name implies, the theme and dress code is white (with a touch of green), which leads to a very visually pleasing luxury picnic at a secret location in the Mother City that’s only revealed to ticket holders on the day via sms.
This is yet another amazing and inventive way in which we Capetonians find our day in the sun. Once at the venue you will have the option of renting some of those picnic essentials such as picnic baskets, tables and chairs; unless you have your own, which you are more than welcome to bring along. The entertainment will be a selection of local acts (music and comedy) and the food promises to be delicious.
As difficult as it may be to describe an event that is still shrouded in secrecy, one thing is for certain. As a concept event, where the goal is to have an inspired and unencumbered day of frivolity and togetherness, The Grand White consistently delivers an experience that is unforgettable. Tickets are limited, get them here.
Dates:Cape Town – 4th of March 2017
Time: On the day, 2pm – 10pm (with the opening ceremony and champagne pop at 4pm).
“The Globe” of Cape Town, which has been serving up Shakespearean theatre under starlit heavens since the first showing of The Taming of the Shrew (29 January 1956), is another one of those local things you do not want to neglect. Set inside a lush park in Wynberg, the annual "Shakespeare-in-the-Park" is a whole new way to experience theatre, without air-conditioning, house lights, or an auditorium.
The venue seats 720 people and we would advise that you take a blanket, it does get a bit chilly towards the end of the evening. There is a small kiosk where you can pick up snacks, hot chocolate and coffee/tea and it’s run by the local Rotary club.
In terms of local attractions “Some are born great, others achieve greatness” and this one has done both. The venue has been amazing from the beginning, and the unrelenting passion of the theatre practitioners that perform and direct here, have made it fantastic. This year they are putting on “Twelfth Night”, one of Shakespeare’s best known plays, from the 17th January until Saturday, 25 February 2017.
Short Synopsis: In Twelfth Night Orsino courts the Countess Olivia. Shipwrecked Viola disguises herself and takes on the name Cesario, and enters the Duke’s service. By the end, Viola and the Duke are married, and Olivia weds a man named Sebastian.