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21 May 2015 00:00
Turkish Film Festival: 'Sivas' is one of five films being screened over four weekends at Cinema Nouveau theatres.
A large collection of art, ceramics, furniture and silver, valued at nearly R3-million, from the estate of the late Basil and Sue Robinson, will be sold as part of Stephan Welz & Co’s Fine Arts and Collectables auction. The collection, built up over five decades by the Robinsons, owners of Ashbeys Galleries in Cape Town, contains 182 valuable works including South Africa’s most prominent painters, such as Stanley Pinker, Freida Lock, Wolf Kibel and Cecil Skotnes. WHEN May 26 and 27. WHERE The Great Cellar, Alphen Estate, Alphen Drive, Constantia. INFO Pre-auction viewing is open to the public until May 24, 10am to 5pm. Visit stephanwelzandco.co.za
Made possible by the Turkish Embassy, the third Turkish Film Festival features five films that will be screened over four weekends. The festival opens with Sivas, a drama that was awarded a special jury prize at the Venice Film Festival. WHEN & WHERE Cinema Nouveau theatres: Brooklyn Mall, Pretoria, May 23-24; V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, May 30-31; Gateway Mall, Durban, June 6-7; Rosebank Mall, June 13-14. INFO Free to the public; tickets can only be collected at the participating cinema’s box offices before each film is screened.
The inaugural Smoking Dragon Adrenalin Festival combines music and adrenalin-packed activities such as skydiving, rock climbing, paragliding, abseiling, mountain biking, trail running, microlighting and hot air ballooning. Music on offer includes reggae, folk and Afro-funk from The Lumineers’s Stelth Ulvang, Shortstraw, The Tidal Waves, Champions of the Sonarverse, Veranda Panda, Fools of Fate, The Accidentals, the Gus Brown Band, Gavin Ferguson, Hezron Chetty, The Meditators, Inkhonjane No Bheseni, DJ Invizable and DJ Dubmasta China. WHEN May?22 and 24. WHERE Amphitheatre Backpackers, Northern Drakensberg. INFO Tickets cost R600 for a three-day pass that includes two nights of camping, three days of music, a free lucky draw to win another full ticket and festival vouchers. Visit smokingdragon.co.za or email email@example.com
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