Cape Town Diary - May 2011

The Wine Affair @ The V&A Waterfront

When: Tuesday 3 May until Friday 6 May, from 17h00 until 21h00 daily.

Where: The V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

More information: The Wine Affair

Visitors will be spoilt for choice as gourmet exhibitors such as cheese producer, La Petite France, and Waverley Hills Organic Olives along with restaurants offering delicacies to savour as an accompaniment to your wines.

With oysters, cheese, charcuterie, chocolate and wine on offer, there will be plenty to tantalize the tastebuds.

Taste of Cape Town

When: Thursday the 5th to Sunday the 8th of May

Where: Green Point Cricket Club, Green Point

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This remarkable festival will bring together the city's most acclaimed restaurants and carefully selected exhibitors to attract 20 000 of Cape Town’s most dedicated and sophisticated foodies.

Kirstenbosch: Biodiversity Expo 2011

When: 05 May 2011 to 08 May 2011 (09h00 - 16h30)

Where: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden at the Visitor Centre

More information: Kirstenbosch: Biodiversity Expo 2011

The Expo is a gathering of conservation organizations to exhibit their conservation work to the general public.

The Riebeek Valley Olive Festival

When: 7 and 8 May 2011

Where: Various destinations in the Riebeek Valley, Riebeeck Kasteel

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The Riebeek Valley Olive Festival is a lifestyle festival - voted one of the best food festivals in the Western Cape, because of the divine olives, wine, cheese, pickles, jams, bread and an eclectic mix of local character, to name but a few ingredients making up this memorable feast.

Autumn FAB Bridal Expo 2011

When: 07 May 2011 to 08 May 2011

Where: Cape Town International Convention Centre

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Brides and Grooms, as well as those hosting a special event, will benefit by attending this beautiful exhibition, as exhibits on all aspects pertaining the wedding or special day, will be on show.

Franschhoek Literary Festival

When: 13 to 15 May

Where: Various venues, Franschhoek

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FLF 2011 will again celebrate the magic of words with a gathering of over 90 authors, poets, editors, illustrators and chairpeople taking part in 70 events.

With a continuing focus on good accessible writing and diversity, the many Southern African writers range from renowned to little-known, and the topics from biography, history and politics to poetry, literary fiction and love stories.

The Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival

When: 19 May 2011 to 21 May 2011

Where: Baxter Concert Hall, Rondebosch

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This festival is a community outreach programme in support of music education in big band jazz for school and college students.

The proceeds from the festival go towards scholarships and the festival provides a platform for young musicians to showcase their talent as well as encouraging them to develop their talents further.

Good Food and Wine Show

When: 26 May 2011 to 29 May 2011

Where: CTICC, Cape Town

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Find everything you need to rule the dinner party, the kitchen, or even the wine cellar at the Good Food & Wine Show, South Africa’s premier gourmet and lifestyle exhibition.

Live cooking demonstrations and hands-on cooking workshops mean visitors can rub shoulders with culinary kings and queens like James Martin, Celia Brooks Brown, Jonathan Daddia, Atul Kochhar and celebrities like Jeremy & Jacqui Mansfield, Pieter-Dirk Uys, and others.

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