Stellenbosch is still rocking as it moves into the second weekend of Woordfees 2017. Here are some of the events still on the bill:

Sthenjwa Luthuli: 'Ukushintsha Isigcawu/Trace Stage' at Woordfees 2017
Sthenjwa Luthuli: ‘Ukushintsha Isigcawu/Trace Stage’

Art: Sthenjwa Luthuli: Ukushintsha Isigcawu/Trace Stage

Sthenjwa Luthuli uses time and repetitive mark-making to negotiate complex spaces and placements. He employs human silhouettes and cultural motifs to tell stories that are beautiful and compelling, yet allude to the transformation of our society and human’s hankering after a stronger spiritual connection with our ancestral ways.

When and where: Friday 10 March – Saturday 11 March, Hofmeyr-saal

Art: Film Fresh 2

Film Fresh, the ATKV successful poetry animation project continues with Film Fresh 2. The production this year is multilingual and boasts a choice of four soundtracks in English, Afrikaans, Zulu and Sesotho. Diek Grobler is again the artistic director, curating a new selection of 12 poems converted by visual artists into exciting animated stories.

When and where: Friday 10 March – Sunday 12 March, US Museum

Pianist Megan-Geoffrey Prins
Megan-Geoffrey Prins

Classical Music: Megan-Geoffrey Prins: Solo piano recital

Currently studying in the USA, pianist Megan-Geoffrey Prins is considered the finest of South Africa’s next generation of concert pianists. At the Woordfees he will perform Beethoven’s Waldstein Sonata and the transcendental Etudes by Sergei Lyapounov.

When and where: Sunday 12 March, kykNet Endler

Classical Music: Hemp van Vlam

Composer: Hendrik Hofmeyr. Poet: Sheila Cussons. Draft: Pieter Cilliers. Director: Niel Rademan. Producer: Michael Maas. Design: Lindi-Heila Smith. Starring: Jolene McCleland (soprano), Jose Diaz (piano) and Visser Liebenberg (clarinet).

This song-story compiled by psychologist Peter Cilliers, is a dramatic depiction of the effect of hypomania on the creative soul, as embodied in Sheila Cussons’ poetry. The love affair between Cussons and NP van Wyk Louw, her depression, and her spiritualism is highlighted among others.

When and where: Friday 10 March – Saturday 11 March, kykNET Fismer

Words/Music: Landskap

In Landskap, three female voices create a landscape of music with words, among others Antjie Krog’s New Moon, Koos Dup’s  Swallow in my heart, Eugene Marias’ Mabalel and Breyten Breytenbach’s Dearest, I send you a rooiborsduif. With Laurinda Hofmeyr, Anna Davel en Lizanne Barnard accompanied by Schalk Joubert (bass) and Kevin Gibson (drums).

When and where: Saturday 11 March – Sunday 12 March, Drostdy-teater

Kagiso Lediga
Kagiso Lediga

Comedy: Schalk Bezuidenhout, Nik Rabinowitz and Kagiso Lediga

One is Afrikaans and comes from Kempton Park, the other is a Jewish farm child and the third, a Tswana-speaking native of Pretoria. Three top comedians share the stage one of the festival’s stand-up comedy highlights.

When and where: Saturday 11 March, Amazink

Writers’ Festival: Andy Martin: Reacher Said Nothing

Andy Martin’s 320-word email request was eloquent and amusing; Lee Child’s response was 12 words long. The result was permission to shadow Child for a year and write about his creative process. Listen to what local Jack Reacher fans Karin Brynard, Irma Venter en Dibi Breytenbach have to say to the British author of Reacher Said Nothing – Lee Child and the Making of ‘Make Me’ and the forthcoming With Child, on Child’s fan community.

When and where: Saturday 11 March, ATKV-Boektent

Writers’ Festival:  DigtersParadys

An annual highlight where known and debut authors share work, including Antjie Krog, Nathan Trantraal, Joan Hambidge, Bibi Slippers and Juanita Louw.

When and where: Saturday 11 March, ATKV-Boektent

Music: Laurika Rauch and Loki Rothman: Blou

The popular Laurika Rauch returns to Stellenbosch with songs from her latest album, Die Reis. Also featured are well-known songs in new interpretations, such as the duet Blou with the guitar virtuoso Loki Rothman. A musical journey across generations and genres.

When and where: Saturday 11 March, Spier Amphitheatre

The band Aking
Aking

Music: Aking Unplugged

The pop-rock group Aking has been together for nine years and has performed with giants such as Oasis, Snow Patrol and Panic at the Disco. What more do you need to know? Come!

When and where: Friday March 10, Bloekomhoek

Theatre: Drif

In Reza de Wet’s disturbingly dark, award-winning play Drif, two sisters manage an inn beside a river, where a ford often claims lives during storms. The sisters see it as their duty to retrieve and bury the bodies of those who drown, not least because they are haunted by the restless spirits of those who do not find rest in a named grave. Featuring Andre Roothman, Ira Blanckenberg, Cintaine Schutte en Jane de Wet.

When and where: Friday 10 March – Sunday 12 March, kykNET Fismer

What: Woordfees 2017 (More highlights)

Where and when: Stellenbosch until 12 March

Book: Computicket

Visit: www.woordfees.co.za

WS