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EVENTS FOR 2017

Hogsback Winter Celebrations

(Xmas in July) 21-30 July

 

Xmas in July became a very popular event in this region. New proposals are for the event to be held over a period of two weekends and the week in between so that we can have a Hogsback Winter Celebration during the period 21th to 30th July 2017. Establishments can plan events over these two weekends. The week in between can be used for interesting workshops and other such activities. Change always bring new challenges but also new opportunities. The new era we enter now opens the possibility to look at a new form of celebrating the winter in Hogsback.

 

 

Due to popular demand, Xmas-in-July has been transformed into an extended

10-day HOGSBACK WINTER CELEBRATION.

Commencing with an action packed weekend 21-23 July,

Concluding with a super cool weekend 28-30 July

And ‘sandwiched’ in between these weekends …

Musical performances, an Art Exhibition,

Workshops: eg Yoga & Massage, Writing, the Art of Distillation, Social Media.

‘Winter Wonderland’ and theme dinners.

Crafter stalls

Wine, whiskey, brandy and Biltong & Beer tasting.

Cooking demo’s.

Kiddies Activities eg ‘the Joy of making Fairies & Gnomes’ out of clay, Lantern making.

Adventure Activities inclu fire-walking, abseiling, and the annual ‘Chill Dip’.

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Take time out and stroll in our forests, observing the diverse birdlife, including the Cape Parrot (S.A’s national parrot), the antics of the Samango Monkeys and marvel at the Big Tree, estimated to be over 2,000 years old.

Let our waterfalls refresh your soul and the sight of a fairy charm the child in you.

The community will be doing their best to entertain you and leave you feeling enriched.

We might even be lucky enough to experience snow!

PROGRAM OF EVENTS

FRI

21 JUL

9:30 - 11

HIGH RIDING: Lantern-making workshop. 045 962 1034

2 – 4pm

HIGH RIDING: Oriigami workshop. 045 962 1034

7pm

KINGS LODGE: Richelieu Promotion (Details to follow). 045 962 1024

7pm

HOGSBACK INN: Live music, Food & Bar specials. 045 962 1006

SAT

22 JUL

8am

KINGS LODGE: Champagne Breakfast. 045 962 1024

9 - 10

CAMELOT:The Magic of Unicorns - 6 yrs & older R40pp. Bookings:076 3317 313/ 045 962 1098

10:30–11:30

CAMELOT: The Joy of making Fairies & Gnomes in clay. 6 - 90 yrs. R100 incl materials. Bookings essential . 045 962 1098

10 – 5pm

THE EDGE: Free Port & Muscadel tasting/ Art exhibition & crafters. 045 962 1159

10 – 3pm

HOBBITON: High Ropes course, Trapeze Jump, Abseiling on 9m tower, Climbing wall. R40 pp per activity. 045 962 1143

11 – 12pm

THE EDGE: The Story of Hogsback – a talk & presentation by Trevor Webster.

4:45

HOGSBACK INN: Motivational Workshop followed by Fire Walking. 045 962 1006

5pm

STARWAYS: Bella & The Beard - Accoustic Folk. R150 pp (incl pizza). 082 928 5770

7 for 7:30

NUTWOODS PARK: 22nd 'Winter Wonderland' dinner. 045 962 1043. Bookings essential.

7pm

THE EDGE: Food & Wine pairing dinner. 045 962 1159

7pm

HOGSBACK INN: Arabian themed dinner with live entiretainment - Belly dancing! 045 962 1006

SUN

23 JUL

10 – 3pm

THE EDGE: Free Port & Muscadel tasting/Art exhibition & Crafters. 045 962 1159

10 – 3pm

HOBBITON: High Ropes course, Trapeze Jump, Abseiling on 9m tower, Climbing wall. R40 pp per activity. 045 962 1143

Noon

HOGSBACK INN: Sunday lunch. 045 962 1008

3pm

BACK of the MOON: ‘The Resonating Pulse’ A new solo piano recital by Lara Kirsten. (see bottom of program for more info).

MON

24 JUL

Whole day

AWAY WITH THE FAIRIES:Yoga & massage workshops. 045 962 1031

Whole day

HOGSBACK INN: Running Food & Bar specials. 045 962 1006

9 – 11am

HIGH RIDING: Hiku Hike. 045 962 1034

10- 1, then lunch

TOURACO COTTAGE: Magic Mayonnaise - Making mayonnaise from scratch & how to use, Tips & avoiding pitfalls, making oeufs mimosa.

R360 incl Starways Pottery bowl. 083 568 8271

TUES 25 JUL

Whole day

AWAY with the FAIRIES: Yoga & massage workshops. 045 962 1031

Whole day

HOGSBACK INN: Running food & Bar specials. 045 962 1006

10 – 3pm

THE EDGE: Social Media 101 Winter Edition. (See bottom of program for more info)

8 – 10am

ESSENTIAL AMATHOLE: Distillation demo. R50pp. 045 962 1094

7pm

KINGS LODGE: Dinner (details to follow) 045 962 1024

WED

26 JUL

Whole day

AWAY with the FAIRIES: Yoga & massage workshops. 045 962 1031

9 – 5pm

HIGH RIDING: Give your writing the Edge workshop. 045 962 1034

10 – 3pm

THE EDGE: Social Media Workshop. (See bottom of program for more info)

8 – 10am

ESSENTIAL AMATHOLE: Distillation demo. R50pp. 045 962 1094

4 – 5pm

THE EDGE: The Story of Hogsback – a talk & presentation by Trevor Webster.

6pm

HOGSBACK INN: ‘Bergies & Beggars’ themed dinner. 045 962 1006

7pm

THE EDGE: Tutored wine tasting and dinner. 045 962 1159

THUR

27 JUL

Whole day

AWAY with the FAIRIES: Yoga & massage workshops. 045 962 1031

Whole day

HOGSBACK INN: Running food & Bar specials. 045 962 1006

10 – 3pm

THE EDGE: Social Media 101 Winter Edition. (See bottom of program for more info)

FRI

28 JUL

Whole day

AWAY with the FAIRIES: Yoga & massage workshops. 045 962 1031

Whole day

HOGSBACK INN: Karaoke fun & Live entertainment/Food stalls & Kids entertainment/Wine bar & tastings/Craft stalls. 045 962 1006

9 – 11am

HIGH RIDING: Hiku Hike. 045 962 1034

7pm

KINGS LODGE: Whiskey Promo & Steak eve. 045 962 1024

SAT

29 JUL

Whole day

AWAY with the FAIRIES: Craft Beer & Biltong tasting/Fairy treasure hunt for the kids. 045 962 1031

8am

KINGS LODGE: Champagne Breakfast. 045 962 1024

Whole day

HOGSBACK INN: Live entertainment/Food stalls/Wine bar & tastings. 045 962 1006

9 - 12

CAMELOT: Making fairies & gnomes out of clay. R200 incl materials. 045 962 1098

10 – 5pm

THE EDGE: Free Port & Muscadel tasting/Art exhibition & Crafters. 045 962 1159

9:30 – 11am

HIGH RIDING: Starry Sky Lantern workshop (ages 5-10) 045 962 1034

8 – 10am

ESSENTIAL AMATHOLE: Distillation demo. R50pp. 045 962 1094

11 – 12pm

THE EDGE: The Story of Hogsback – a talk & presentation by Trevor Webster.

From 11:30 – 10:30pm

AWAY with the FAIRIES: Live music with either pizza or spit braai. 045 962 1031

Noon

KINGS LODGE: Chill Dip. 045 962 1024

2 – 4pm

HIGH RIDING: Bird & Box Origami workshop. (age12+). R250 p/p inclu tools & materials. Min 2 max 6. Bookings min 24hrs beforehand, payment before, pref by EFT. 045 962 1034

5pm

STARWAYS: Jonathan Ncozana - African Vibes. R80pp. Soups & bread optional extra. 082 928 5770

7pm

THE EDGE: Theme Dinner. 045 962 1159

7 for 7:30pm

NUTWOODS: 29th 'Hogmanay' Scottish style new year dinner. 045 962 1043. Bookings essential

7pm

KINGS LODGE: Gala dinner & live music. 045 962 1024

7pm

HOGSBACK INN: Winter Celebration Gala dinner (formal). 045 962 1006

SUN 30 JUL

9am

HOGSBACK INN: Champagne breakfast. 045 962 1006

Whole day

AWAY with the FAIRIES: Holistic day. 045 962 1031

10 – 3pm

THE EDGE: Free Port & Muscadel tasting/Art exhibition. 045 962 1159

 

SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP: A practical & hands-on workshop geared towards understanding how to use SM (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Youtube, Instagram, etc) for personal advocacy, professional advancement, community building & for fun. It will also look at how to manage the info overload that is associated with social media use. Maggie Verster & Ass 083 556 6962, maggie@maggie.co.za, www.maggieverster.co,za. Cost: R2,200 incl lunch for the 3 day course.

THE RESONATING PULSE: Music from Germany, Spain, France & Russia, encompassing a wide variety of soundscapes & emotional states with the common theme being their sense of pulse. Bach, Debussy, AlbÚniz, Schedrin & Yann Tiersen.Cost: R100 p/p inclu a glass of sherry. Bookings: Norma 045 962 1017. For information on this award-winning poet & pianist: http://laraafrika.blogspot.com/

FOR UPDATES TO THE PROGRAM, visit www.hogsback.org.za 

CRAFTER VENUES:

Kings Lodge – Main Road

Away with the Fairies – Hydrangea Lane

Butterflies Bistro (Local crafters) – off Main Road

Arminel Hotel – Main Road

Hog & Hornbill – Main/Wolfridge Road

Hogsback Inn – Wolfridge Road

Happy Hogs – Main Road

Mirrors – The Bluff

The Edge – The Bluff

PLACES OF INTEREST OPEN FOR THE DURATION OF THE CELEBRATION:

THE ECHO-SHRINE: Daily guided tours of the Ech-Shrine & adjacent studio by Dianna Graham. 9:30 – 3:30pm. R30p/p (18yrs and over)

STARWAYS POTTERY: Gallery & Lovely pottery for sale in a unique setting. 082 928 5770

MIRRORS/CRYSTAL CORNER: Magic gifts.

ESSENTIAL AMATHOLE OIL: Shop open daily 8 – 4pm. 045 962 1094.

 

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