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The Psychedelic Theatre’s fire dancers are back to light up the Garden Theatre at the Afrikaanse Taalmonument in Paarl with their 10th “Dans van die Vlamme“ show on Friday 30th of December.

The 60 minute Picnic on Fire show will include music, dance and all kinds of weird and wonderful fire props – burning hula-hoops, fire breathers, palm candles and fire snakes to just name a few.

Actor and founding member of the Psychedelic Theatre, Marvin Lee-Beukes, says their 10th show will include a kaleidoscope of different fire acts acompanied by a live band called Ward 10.

“This December we’ll be back in Paarl to do a showcase of all our most recent work. We are looking forward to welcoming the locals, the tourists and holidaygoers to the Taalmonument to experience a spectacular night out with beautiful scenery, breathtaking sunsets, a picnic and of course a fire dance phenomenon.”

The picnic starts at 18:00. The performance starts at 19:30 in the Garden Theatre, located on the lawn right at the foot of the monument. The gates open at 17:00. Visitors are welcome to bring their own drinks (no glass) and picnic basket or they can order one (at R250 for two persons or R350 with a basket included) from Volksmond Coffee Shop (tel. 021 863 2800). Volksmond will be open for coffee, beer, wine and light refreshments.

Tickets are pre-sold at Computicket and the Taalmonument, at R100 for adults, R80 for students and R50 for children under 13 year. No smoking or chairs are allowed in the Garden Theatre. Remember to bring a blanket or cushion and warm clothes. Safe parking is available and access is controlled.

The Picnic concert series also include performances by Arno Carstens and Refentse (2 December 2017), Picnic on Fire (30 December 2016),  Coenie de Viliers, Hemelbesem en Yoma  (6 January 2017), The Rockets (27 January 2017), a Valentine’s Concert (with artists including André Schwartz on 14 February 2017), Bobby van Jaarsveld (24 February 2017), Amanda Strydom and Jak de Priester (10 March 2017) and Die Heuwels Fantasties (31 March 2017). For more information, call 021 863 0543/4809 or visit www.taalmonument.co.za and www.facebook.com/afrikaansetaalmonument.