A Valentine’s Picnic Concert will be held on 14 February 2017 in the Garden Theatre at the Afrikaanse Taalmonument in Paarl. The picnic series is held in aid of the “Let us read!” project for children. Well-known singer Andre Schwartz will sing romantic songs (pop, Afrikaans, musicals and Big Band) whereas Paarl band No S’wett will entertain guests with R&B, Motown and Soul.
The show begins 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 a special Valentine’s basket (at R400 for two persons with sparkling wine 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 (early bird until 10 February) or R140 for adults, R130 for students and R70 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 Amanda Strydom and Jak de Priester (10 March 2017), Coenie de Villiers, Hemelbesem and YOMA (18 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.