National Marimba Festival: This event is held at St Dominic’s School Boksburg on the East Rand on the 23rd and 24th of July 2011. Making its debut in 2006, this festival accommodated close to 100 marimbas of varied shapes and sizes and hosted 450 participants (also of varied shapes and sizes!), representing 30 different schools and institutions from all over the country. The Marimba Festival is set to continue this exciting trend. Living up to its reputation of being a truly South African gathering, the Festival will welcome participants from Gauteng, Cape Town, Grahamstown, East London, Port Elizabeth, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Swaziland, the North West and Mafikeng. The eclectic and exciting mix of music experienced at the Festival gives a clear indication not only of South Africa’s musical miscellany but of the versatility and adaptability of the marimba as a musical medium. Over the three years everything from classical music, to light pop and folk music has made it into the competition. And, of course, hearing young musicians playing traditional South African music has become a thrilling feature of the Festival. For more info contact Joan on 082 2664229 (office hours only please).
Discovery 702 Walk the Talk: This event is held at Marks Park Sports Club in Emmarentia in Johannesburg on the 23rd of July 2011. 2,000 dogs in all shapes and sizes (including the beautiful Hush Puppies’ beagles), will join their families, and local celebrities, for a tail-wagging day of walking and socializing. Pedigree is boosting the health and happiness of pooches and their owners with one of the biggest mass sports participation events in the world: The Discovery 702 Walk the Talk. Research has shown group exercise makes us healthier and happier which explains why the dog walk has become such a popular feature of the Discovery 702 Walk the Talk. Entries have been capped at a spectacular 50,000 but there’s still time for the public to enter with their energetic pooches. For more information visit http://www.walkthetalk.co.za/.
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