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The party was a real hit. The whole company is talking about it and really enjoyed themselves,
Thanks so much for making our party a real night to remember .
Following the success of the inaugural De Waal Park Summer Concerts in 2011/2012 the Friends of De Waal Park and Re/MAX Living are once again going to bring great music to the Park in Oranjezicht.
And the 2012/2013 line-up is bigger and better than ever with some of South Africa’s best, and most popular, musicians and bands in the line-up.
Jimmy Dludlu, The Rudimentals, Mark Haze, Robin Levetan, Arno Carstens, Saudiq Kahn, Karen Zoid, The Glenn Robertson Jazz Band, Steve Louw and Big Sky, Robin Auld, and Hot Water. One of them will be performing every second Sunday from November 4 until March 17. (See programme schedule below)
The concerts are being held on Sunday afternoons in order to be as accessible as possible for the local community, and ensuring that parents with younger children have the opportunity to attend too. Dog are always welcome.
The Friends of De Waal Park was formed in 2008 by group of volunteers, comprised of individuals who live in the area, to assist the city maintain and improve the park for its citizens. They pay for the pond to be cleaned, for some gardening in the park and for the all important ‘pooh packets’ for the dog walkers! They have repaired benches and arranged for the for the toilet block to remain open after hours. They have upgraded the children’s play area and arranged for additional tables and benches to be placed in the park.
The Summer Concerts will be staged in the original Edwardian bandstand which was manufactured by Messrs Walter McFarlane & Co of Glasgow and presented to ‘the corporation’ in Cape Town by the Traders-Market & Exhibition Ltd. London in 1904. It was moved from the original exhibition space in Green Point to De Waal Park some years later.
‘We are privileged to have an Edwardian bandstand and what is a bandstand for if not for music?’ Said Mike Bosazza, Chairman of FoDWP. ‘We get pleasure by bringing music back into the city bowl for the whole community, and we like to encourage people to use and enjoy our wonderful park.
‘ We are also proud that Cape Town is once again right up-to-date with European trends’ Mike continued ‘As, In the past decade, over a hundred bandstands have been restored in England. Plus October is World Architecture Month so it is the perfect time to celebrate our old structures and buildings.’ he said.
The Summer Concerts, which are free to the public, would not have been possible without the generous support of RE/MAX Living.
Gerlinde Moser of RE/MAX Living says, ‘It’s our way of giving back to the community, after all we don’t just work here, we live here too! It is gratifying for us to see the growing support we are getting from the City Bowl homeowners in response to our neighbourhood support policy. Our agents are proud to be supporters of what will be the largest annual community event in the area.
‘And what better way to say this than with a series of outdoor concerts?’ Music brings joy to everybody, regardless of age, and spending quality time with your family in a beautiful and peaceful park, on a blanket with a picnic, is a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon?’ Gerlinde said.
CONCERT DATES & FEATURED ARTISTS.
November 4th 3pm RUDIMENTALS
November 18th 3pm MARK HAZE
December 2nd 4pm ROBIN LEVETAN
Decembe 16th 4pm JIMMY DLUDLU AND SAUDIQ KAHN (THE MAYOR’S CHRISTMAS CONCERT)
January 6th 4pm KAREN ZOID
January 20th 4pm THE GLENN ROBERTSON JAZZ BAND
February 3rd 4pm STEVE LOUW AND BIG SKY
February 17th 4pm ROBIN AULD
March 3rd 3pm ARNO CARSTENS
March 17th 3pm HOT WATER
For more information visit the De Waal Park website: www.dewaalpark.co.za
Written by Marilyn Thompson and distributed by Marilyn Thompson and Martin Myers
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