Tag Archives: 2019

Combined church event at Amphitheatre


About 2 000 people attended a joint church service in the Language Monument’s Amphitheatre this past Sunday, 1 September 2019. This event, which was held for the first time last year, is hosted by ‘B2G’ (Better Together) and involves several congregations and churches in Paarl joining hands to hold one large worship service.
[The Amphitheatre is available for events – contact us via taalmonument.co.za for inquiries.]

Groot geestelike dag in Amfiteater


Sowat 2 000 mense het die afgelope Sondag, 1 September 2019, ‘n gesamentlike kerkdiens in die Taalmonument se Amfiteater bygewoon. Hierdie geleentheid, wat verlede jaar vir die eerste keer gehou is, word deur ‘B2G’ (Better Together) aangebied en behels dat verskeie gemeentes en kerke in Paarl hande vat om een groot erediens te hou.
[Die Amfiteater is beskikbaar vir geleenthede – kontak ons via taalmonument.co.za vir navrae.]

Book course worth its weight in gold…leaf

This week the Taalmonument hosted a highly successful three-day introductory course on book repair and binding, offered by specialist George Wentzel, a qualified master bookbinder with over 45 years of experience. The 16 participants created three books, while gold leaf and basic book repairs received special attention. Also included were working procedures, an overview of the parts of a book and the composition thereof, as well as demonstrations of and practical exercises in end papering, binding, leather binding, casing rounding and backing. “It was professional, fun and excellent,” said one participant, Elsette Strachan. “I especially enjoyed the practical sessions and have gained a new skill,” added another participant, Slindokuhle Tshisevhe. The Taalmonument again offers an advanced book repair course from 28 to 30 October 2019, suitable for participants who have already acquired the basic principles of book and paper repairs. For details and reservations, contact Jeffrey Pietersen on 021 872 3441 or send an email to bemarking2@taalmuseum.co.za.

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