Franschoek Classical Music Festival: This event is held in Franschoek in the Western Cape from the 29th to the 31st of October 2010. A range of classical music events at some of Franschhoek’s finest eateries and the beautiful Dutch Reformed Church form part of the proceedings. All proceeds will be donated to local charities. The Franschoek Classical Music Festival will be a nice way to spend a relaxing and inspiring weekend. A weekend filled with classical music in the Cape winelands in the late Spring. The festival will bring together excellent musicians and a variety of classics and world music to Franschhoek, a weekend of recitals and chamber music initiated by well-known pianist Christopher Duigan. Artists participating in this year’s festival include the celebrated US pianist Bryan Wallick, the well-known Stellenbosch-based cello and piano duo Peter Martens and Luis Magalhães, German guitar virtuoso Ulrich Busch, London-based saxophonist and clarinettist Joanne Rozario, Duigan himself and other artists. Events take place in beautiful surroundings and in some cases include meals in historic and exclusive settings. For more information visit http://www.franschhoekclassic.co.za/
Tyger Valley Lifestyle Expo: If you’re not sure about home décor or how to bring out the best in your home this expo might be for you. The Tyger Valley Lifestyle Expo is scheduled for the 28th to the 31st of October 2010 at at Tyger Valley Shopping Centre in Durbanville (in the Cape Town Northern Suburbs). Suppliers who can help you achieve your dream home with an exciting revamp to your kitchen, new furniture, décor and accessories, flooring, security options, solar panels, health supplements or a relaxing spa in the garden will form part of the expo. An array of attractive décor accessories from the many décor related shops at the centre will be available. A kitchen makeover and gift cards to the value of R 85 000 from Top Living, Siemens, Bosch and Tyger Valley Centre can be won in a competition. Visitors can enter at the information desks or at the Top Living stand in the Promotions Court on the lower level of Tyger Valley Shopping Centre. Entrance is Free. For more information visit http://www.tygervalley.co.za/ or phone Cheryl on 021 9142852.