Cape Town Events
May 2010

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Cape Town Events May 2010
As winter draws closer in Cape town, the pace slows slightly, but there is still more than enough to do in Cape Town in May.

Good Food & Wine Show

When:  Thursday 13 May - Sunday 16 May

Where: Cape Town International Convention Centre, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town

Cost:  Ticket prices range from R40 for children to R750 for the Gordon Ramsay VIP Experience.

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This year’s Winter Good Food & Wine Show will include a sensational line-up of international celebrity chefs yet – including "Mr Hell’s Kitchen" himself, Gordon Ramsay, Master Pâtissier Eric Lanlard, Reza Mahammad with his fresh take on Indian cuisine, Italian supremo Giorgio Locatelli, and chocolate wizard Willie Harcourt-Cooze.

A host of dedicated areas will offer everything from big-name book signings and the finest organic produce to hands-on workshops conducted by the world’s leading chefs.

Good Food & Wine Festival, Cape Town

The Franschhoek Literary Festival

When:  Friday 14 May - Sunday 16 May

Where: Various venues in Franschhoek

Cost: R60 unless otherwise indicated; R20 for students at the door. These prices include a substantial donation to the FLF Library Fund.

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The Franschhoek Literary Festival is a celebration of books and writers with the focus on promoting South African writing and reading, run largely by volunteers and well supported by the Franschhoek community. Zapiro, The Franschhoek Literary Festival, Cape Town

Cape Town Events May 2010
Somerset Mall Bridal Fair

When:  Thursday 20 May - Sunday 23 May

Where: Somerset Mall, Somerset West

Cost:  Free entrance

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If you want a dream wedding, but don’t know where to start, visit the Somerset Mall Bridal Fair and find everything you need to plan your very special day.

The bridal fair showcases over 75 professional suppliers, whose displays and services will spark images of romance and fairytale weddings, as well as fresh unique ideas for a gorgeous dream wedding.

And you get the opportunity to win huge prizes!

Somerset Mall Bridal Fair, Cape Town

Talk: Cycads – a natural history of the oldest living seed plants.

When: Tuesday, 25 May 2010 at 18h30 for 19h00

Where: TH Barry Lecture Theatre, Iziko SA Museum

Cost: No charge for members with membership cards displaying a 2010 sticker, visitors pay R30

More information: Maxine Davies on 021 481 3913 or e-mail

The talk will cover a wide range of cycad natural history, with many photographs ranging from the grasslands of South Africa to the jungles of Panama.

Speaker: Professor John Donaldson

Cape Town Events May 2010

Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival

When:  Thursday 27 May - Saturday 29 May

Where: Baxter Concert Hall, Rondebosch

Cost:  From R35 for scholars to R60 for adults

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A community outreach project in support of music education in big band jazz for school and college students.

Proceeds from the Festival go towards a scholarship at SA College of Music, sponsorship to the Beau Soleil Music for Africa Trust and sponsorship of a music teacher at Manenberg High School for their Steelband Project, as well as donations to participating bands and other music initiatives.

Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival, Cape Town

Talk: A Tale of Two Tides - Dalebrook

When: Saturday, 29 May 2010 from 09h30 – 11h30.

Where: Dalebrook – a marine reserve between St James and Kalk Bay.

Cost: members – R60; non-members – R80

More information: Maxine Davies on 021 481 3913 or e-mail

Friends of Iziko South African Museum invite the public to join retired marine biologist, Philke Cakebread, in exploring the diverse plant and animal life on the rocky shore at Dalebrook, a marine reserve between St James and Kalk Bay.

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