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Three things to do this weekend

Make this weekend memorable with our line-up of top things to do: sit down for Boschendal’s brand-new culinary offering, make a day of it at Blaauwklippen Vineyards’ family market, and visit the Rupert Museum in the heart of Stellenbosch for a sophisticated art injection.

New sharing plates at Boschendal

Allistaire Lawrence, The Werf Restaurant, Boschendal
The Werf Restaurant’s executive chef Allistaire Lawrence. Picture courtesy of Boschendal

With executive chef Allistaire Lawrence behind the pass, The Werf Restaurant at Boschendal is greeting 2021 with an all-new approach to its acclaimed soil-to-fork cuisine embracing the global trend of sharing plates. All this to showcase the remarkable organic produce of this storied Cape farm. Recognising the need for a more accessible, less formal dining experience, Allistaire has evolved The Werf’s multi-course fine-dining offering into a relaxed, small-plate experience tapping into a wellspring of desire for family, food and reconnection. “Over the last year, we’ve lost that communal sense of sharing, of coming together over food, and I hope the new menu at The Werf can help people rediscover the joy in sharing a meal together.”

Good to know: The Werf Restaurant is open from Monday to Sunday, 12:00-17:00, with last orders at 15:30. For bookings or enquiries, call +27 (0)21 870 4274 or send an email to reservations@boschendal.co.za.

Outdoor market for the whole family

Blaauwklippen
Picture courtesy of Blaauwklippen, Facebook

Blaauwklippen Vineyards’ popular family market is open every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 15:00 with a seasonal focus and strong emphasis on local, organic and sustainable food, produce and other goods. Join Blaauwklippen for some outdoor relaxation with family and friends in the spacious market area under the shade of giant Ficus trees. On Sundays, market goers will also be treated to some live music. For the convenience and safety of all patrons, the market is strictly cashless.

Good to know: Social distancing and health and safety protocols will strictly be observed. Masks must be worn at all times and can only be removed when you are seated to enjoy food or drinks. Hand sanitising stations are available. Contact +27 (0)66 495 0270 for more information.

An art-filled weekend

Rupert Museum
Picture courtesy of Rupert Museum, Facebook

Head to the Rupert Museum for their Museum Saturday programme from 10:00-16:00 on 27 February 2021. On the menu:

The Masterpiece Series of Rembrandt van Rijn Cigarettes: For the first time, the complete collection of Rembrandt van Rijn cigarette’s artists documentaries will be screened to the public. Over 25 artists are represented, inclusive of Irma Stern, Maggie Laubser, Cecil Higgs, Francois Krige, Maud Sumner, Coert Steynberg and Edoardo Villa – to name but a few. The films will run in sequence – spare some 65 minutes to view all. No filming or photography will be allowed. Keeping to Covid regulations, limited space is available in the viewing area.
Rerun of Science Meets Art – Co-creating craft and art with Zach & Nomsa Mukwira: Watch the introduction by project curator, Elizabeth Miller-Vermeulen, as she introduces the work of two artists, Nomsa and Zach Mukwira, featured on exhibition. The introduction will be followed by a live demonstration by the Mukwira pair as they introduce and lead you through their practice. View their techniques and creations first-hand as you are invited to join from the library or via the museum’s live YouTube channel.
Explore & draw workshop – Nature Morte with artist Katherine Bull: Experience a multi-sensory exploration of the Nature Morte – The Still from Life exhibition through a series of drawing activities facilitated by artist and educator Katherine Bull. In this drawing workshop, participants will be guided to explore the genre of still life on display within our changing relationship to domestic interiors and objects. Bull’s approach to drawing is process-driven, exploratory and playful and does not require previous drawing experience. Booking is essential as limited space is available.
The Johannesburg Station Panels – A revisit by artist and photographer Monique Pelser: Subscribe to the museum’s YouTube channel and tune in live from 12:00 to watch Monique Pelser perform her response to J.H Pierneef’s infamous clouds. She will then discuss her journey, experience and creative response in the search for the iconic scenes. Pierneef spent days in the various sites making watercolour sketches and gathering visual data. He would then go back into his studio and construct an ideally composed painting.

Good to know: Call +27 (0)21 888 3344 or send an email to info@rupertmuseum.org for more information.

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