Detailed Programme

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WOENSDAG/WEDNESDAY 1 NOVEMBER – DONDERDAG/THURSDAY 2 NOVEMBER

Slypskool: Die skryf van prosa

13:00 – 17:00

Prof Bernard Odendaal en prof Hans du Plessis, Universiteit van Noordwes. Bernard is die hoof van ATKV-skryfskool; Hans sy voorganger.

Depth Leadership Centre

 R800 pp – kontak Marlene Malan: marlene.skryf@gmail.com of 083 308 6305

 

DONDERDAG/THURSDAY 2 NOVEMBER

18:00

Screening of Hélène Smit’s Eerstewater – In search of the wellspring

Eerstewater, is a documentary film set in in the Great Karoo and is based on the book Beneath – Exploring the Unconscious in Individuals, written by Hélène Smit and Pluto Panoussis. The film considers the complex interplay between the individual psyche, the social fabric and the arid land which sustains life in the Karoo.

Deur die vertellings van hul lewensverhale illustreer ‘n groep Prins Alberters hoe die werking van hul onderbewussyn hul werklikheid  beïnvloed.

All proceeds to Piet Cordier/Opbrengs aan Piet Cordier.

(Afrikaans with English subtitles)

The Showroom Theatre

Kaartjies/Tickets: R50pp – bespreek aanlyn/book online at www.showroom.co.za

Includes snacks/versnaperings ingesluit. Cash bar/Kontantkroeg

 

VRYDAG/FRIDAY 3 NOVEMBER

Skoolprogram – Ons Komvandaan

09:00 – 10:00 & 11:00 – 12:00

Die “performance poet” Gaireyah Fredericks en die Kaleidoskoop-teatergroep (Wayne Galant, Charnelle Fortuin, Curtley Titus en Joshua Meyer) bied aan: Ons Komvandaan

 Ondersteun deur die Wes-Kaapse dept kultuursake en sport en die Prins Albert Gemeenskapstrust/Supported by the Western Cape Department of Culture and Sport and the Prince Albert Community Trust (PACT)

 The Showroom Theatre

 

17:30 – 18:00

Amptelike opening/Official opening

Prince Albert Leesfees 2017 word amptelik deur Minister Anroux Marais (Wes-Kaapse dept sport en kultuursake/sport and culture) en die akademikus, meningsvormer en skrywer dr Theuns Eloff geopen

Oorhandiging van pryse  aan skrywers in Leesfees se kompetisie vir skeppende skryfwerk: Min Anroux Marais met dr Daniel Hugo (poësie) en prof Wium van Zyl (prosa)

(Afrikaans & English)

Tent by/at Jans Rautenbach Schouwburg

 

18:10 – 19:00

Die lewenswerk van Elza Miles

Die kunskenner Elza Miles, ‘n inwoner van Prins Albert, in gesprek met die digter en joernalis Johan Myburg. Elza Miles made a major contribution to the South African art scene, with her historical works on various visual artists

 (Afrikaans)

Jans Rautenbach Schouwburg

Kaartjies/Tickets: R40pp

 

Vanaf 19:00:  Ervare sjefs, Johanna en Madri, trakteer gaste op potjiekos

From 19:00: Formidable culinary experts, Johanna and Madri, serve potjiekos

Wine available or bring your own/Wyn beskikbaar of bring jou eie

 

19:30 – 21:00

Kô, lat ons sing! Tribal Echo se huldeblyk aan Adam Small/Tribal Echo’s tribute to Adam Small

Adam Small word as een van Suid-Afrika se voorste digters en dramaturge beskou, in die besonder vir sy waterskeidende bydrae tot die kanon van Afrikaanse letterkunde en teater in die deurslaggewende jare van die kulturele struggle. Tribal Echo vier sy skryfwerk deur musiek, sang en woorde.

Adam Small is regarded by many as one of South Africa’s leading poets and playwrights, particularly so for his watershed contribution to the canon of Afrikaans literature and theatre in the pivotal early years of the cultural struggle. Tribal Echo celebrates his writing through music, song and words.

(Afrikaans & English)

Ondersteun deur die Wes-Kaapse dept kultuursake en sport/Supported by the Western Cape Dept of Cultural Affairs and Sport

Tent at/by Jans Rautenbach Schouwburg

Kaartjies/Tickets: R40pp

 

SATERDAG/SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER

09:00 – 13:00

Slypskool vir leerders – skeppende skryfwerk

Aangebied deur Anzil Kulsen

Ondersteun deur die Wes-Kaapse dept kultuursake en sport

Depth Leadership Centre

 

09:00 – 09:50

The Runaway Horses/Wintersrust – Joyce Kotzè

The Runaway Horses/Wintersrust, Joyce Kotzè se debuutroman, is ’n omvattende stuk navorsingswerk oor die Anglo-Boereoorlog. Joyce was inspired by tales of individuals in times of war, her grandfathers as young men on opposite sides in the Boer War.

Joyce is joined by translator, Daniel Hugo, in conversation with Carel van der Merwe, author of Donker Stroom

(English & Afrikaans)

Jans Rautenbach Schouwburg

Kaartjies/Tickets: R40pp

 

10:00 – 10:50

For the love of crime!/Mal oor misdaad!

Mike Nicol, Agents of the State/Staatsrotte, discusses the success of South African crime fiction and why people love stories about murder and crime in general, with Rudie van Rensburg, Kamikaze.

Mike Nicol en Rudie van Rensburg praat oor die sukses van Suid-Afrikaanse misdaadfiksie en wonder waarom lmense so graag stories oor moord en ander misdaad lees?

Mike Nicol is a journalist and writer. His work has been translated into Afrikaans, French and German. Rudie van Rensburg is ‘n skrywer, kunstenaar en dramaturg. Benewens sy drama, publiseer hy ook misdaadromans en ‘n kleuterboek, Die Doempies van Tafelberg, wat hy self illustreer.

(English & Afrikaans)

Jans Rautenbach Schouwburg

Tickets: R40pp

 

11:00 – 11:50

Uittogboek – Johan Myburg

Die digter Johan Myburg praat met Daniel Hugo oor sy nuwe, hoog aangeskrewe digbundel. Hierdie bundel getuig van fyn vakmanskap, tematiese en stilistiese verskeidenheid en intellektuele diepgang – ’n hooftepunt in Johan Myburg se oeuvre. Temas soos die doodsbesef, die mens se verganklikheid en die optekening van laaste dinge word op subtiele  en sensitiewe wyse benader en met ironie en humor deurspek.

(Afrikaans)

Jans Rautenbach Schouwburg

Kaartjies: R40pp

 

12:00 – 12:50

Kinderboekpublikasie in Suid-Afrika: wat lees ons kinders graag?

Die gewilde kinder- en jeugboekskrywer Wendy Maartens (Afr en Eng) en die illustreerder Janienke van Zyl praat met prof Dorothea van Zyl

Hoe moedig ons kinders en tieners aan om meer te lees? Boeke versus elektronika: What is best for our children? How do we encourage them to strike a balance between reading and surfing (the web)?

(Afrikaans & English)

Jans Rautenbach Schouwburg

Kaartjies: R40pp

 

13:00 – 13:50

God praat Afrikaans – Hemelbesem

Hemelbesem (Simon Witbooi) gesels met Anzil Kulsen, Sorrie maak nie gesond nie, oor sy outobiografie, God praat Afrikaans.

“Luister na die braste,
wat kruisbeen oppie trap sit.
Behalwe entertainment, kry ’n taste wat Afrikaaps is”

(Afrikaans)

Jans Rautenbach Schouwburg

Kaartjies: R40pp

 

14:00 – 14:50

In search of identity – fact and fiction

Debut novelist Mohale Mashigo, The Yearning and Sara-Jayne King, Killing Karoline – A Memoir, talk to Nancy Richards.

Mohale Mashigo is the pen name of Carol Mashigo, also known by her stage name, Black Porcelain. She received the University of Johannesburg Debut Prize for South African Writing in English 2016 for The Yearning.

Sara-Jayne King is a journalist, radio presenter and now author. The result of an illegal affair between a white British woman and black South African man during apartheid, King’s own story as a transracial adoptee, secreted out of South Africa to England in the early eighties, forms the basis for her debut book, Killing Karoline.

Jans Rautenbach Schouwburg

Tickets: R40pp

Supported by the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport

 

15:00 – 15:50

Die lewenswerk van Karel Schoeman

Karel Schoeman is een van die grootste skrywers wat Suid-Afrika nog opgelewer het. Ná sy selfdood op 1 Mei vanjaar is daar opnuut waardering vir sy werk. Baie van sy boeke is ook in Engels vertaal. En baie is op pad.

Nicol Stassen (uitvoerende hoof: Protea Boekhuis) en Cas Wepener , Die reis gaan inwaarts – die kuns van sterwe in die werke van Karel Schoeman, gesels met prof Bernard Odendaal. Cas is ’n kenner van Schoeman se werk en Nicol is die top-uitgewer van Schoeman-boeke.

(Afrikaans) 

Jans Rautenbach Schouwburg

Kaartjies: R40p

 

16:00 – 16:50

Jump on the Bant Wagon/ Klim op die Bant Wagon – Nick Charlie Key

By day Nick Charlie Key is a social media manager – by night he is a student (in his own kitchen) of the Banting culinary arts. Nick’s book is packed with fantastic recipes and wonderful life stories, all collected on the Bant Wagon trail. Nick is in conversation with Prince Albert foodie, photographer, author and restaurateur, Russel Wasserfall

(English)

Jans Rautenbach Schouwburg

Kaartjies/Tickets: R40pp

 

17:00 – 17:50

Drie vroue en ’n meisie – Hans du Plessis

Hans du Plessis, digter, dramaturg, taalkundige en voltyds skrywer is ’n navorsingsgenoot aan die Skool vir Tale by die Noordwes Universiteit. In hierdie splinternuwe roman ondersoek hy die rol van die reg in die letterkunde – ’n verhaal waarin die lewe van drie vroue ineenvleg. Hans gesels met prof Bernard Odendaal

(Afrikaans)

Jans Rautenbach Schouwburg

Kaartjies/Tickets: R40pp

 

18:00 – 18:50

Verse by kerslig/Poetry by candlelight

Gaireyah Fredericks (Kaaps is Hollands),  Daniel Hugo (Hanekraai, Takelwerk), Johan Myburg (Uittogboek) en Hugh Forsyth

Gaireyah, Johan, Daniel en Hugh lees van hul gunstelinggedigte in die Afrikaanse en Engelse letterkunde/Gaireyah, Johan, Daniel and Hugh read some of their favourite poems in English and Afrikaans literature

(Afrikaans & English)

Tent by/at Jans Rautenbach Schouwburg

Kaartjies/Tickets: R40pp

 

Vanaf 19:00: Ete beskikbaar

From 19:00: Meals served

Wyn beskikbaar of bring jou eie/Wine available or bring your own

 

19:45 – 21:30

Krotoa

Nog ‘n pluimpie vir Prince Albert! Die Karoo-bekendstelling van die bekroonde Suid-Afrikaanse rolprent, Krotoa, deur regisseur, Roberta Durrant en met Crystal-Donna Roberts, Armand Aucamp en Charis Williams in die hoofrolle/Yet another first for Prince Albert! The Karoo premiere of the award-winning South African film, Krotoa, directed by Roberta Durrant and starring Crystal-Donna Roberts, Armand Aucamp and Charis Williams.

Krotoa, ’n vurige, intelligente, elfjarige dogtertjie word weggeskeur van haar hegte Khoi-stam om vir Jan van Riebeeck (haar oom se handelsvennoot) te gaan werk.  In die 1650’s was Krotoa – of Eva – die enigste mens met ‘n baie goeie kennis van die Khoikhoi- sowel as die Hollandse kultuur. Sy was verskeur tussen haar lojaliteit aan die Hollanders en haar eie mense/Krotoa, a feisty, bright, young 11 year old girl is removed from her close-knit Khoi tribe to serve Jan van Riebeeck, her uncle’s trading partner. In the 1650’s Krotoa – or Eva – was the only figure possessing an intimate knowledge of both the Khoikhoi and Dutch culture. She was torn between her loyalty to the Dutch and her own people.

Director, Roberta Durrant, will join us for questions and answers.

Filmregisseur, Roberta Durrant, sal by ons aansluit om oor haar rolprent te gesels en vrae te beantwoord.

(Afrikaans with English subtitles)

Jans Rautenbach Schouwburg

Kaartjies/Tickets: R40pp

 

20:00 – 21:30

Fortyfied – Nik Rabinowitz at the Prince Albert Leesfees

Stand Up comedian Nik Rabinowitz (who is also a published author) is back in Prince Albert to honour the memory of the late Clive van Hasselt.

Nik  has just turned forty, and is on the verge of a midlife crisis. Except that apparently forty is the new thirty, so now he’s not sure when to have the crisis, which is a crisis in itself. “Fortyfied” explores a variety of subjects. There are stories, there are accents and all of it is funny, which is all you really have to know.

“If forty is the new thirty there is no finer confirmation of that then the exuberance and boundless energy of Rabinowitz” – Tracey Saunders, Weekend Special.

Proceeds go to a deserving charity nominated by Gay van Hasselt.

The Showroom Theatre

Kaartjies/Tickets: R100pp – Book online at www.showroomtheatre.co.za

 

SONDAG/SUNDAY 5 NOVEMBER

09:00 – 09:50

Warriors, Dilettantes and Businessmen: Bird collectors during the mid-19th to mid-20th Centuries in Southern Africa – Richard Dean

A bird book on the bizarre, the beautiful and the useful – Dr Richard Dean explores the collections and their collectors, of bird specimens between 1850-1950 in southern Africa, a period when museum collections were growing rapidly. He highlights how humans’ fascination with birds led to studies of birds and the science of ornithology. The book reassures readers that bird collections are being cared for in a century where we are facing climate change, the disappearance of large bird species and other habitat losses. Richard Dean is in conversation with fellow Prince Alberter and raconteur, Hugh Forsyth

(English)

Jans Rautenbach Schouwburg

Kaartjies/Tickets: R40pp

 

10:00 – 10:50

Johanna – Cas Wepener

Johanna is ’n aangrypende roman oor die impak van een vrou se lewe binne ’n beperkte milieu en kultuur. Johanna de Swardt is lesbies in ’n tyd waar dit in George (in die jare sestig), waar sy grootword, nie sosiaal aanvaarbaar is nie. Na haar selfdood probeer haar familie en vriende dit verwerk. Skrywer Cas Wepener gesels met Johan Myburg

(Afrikaans)

Jans Rautenbach Schouwburg

Kaartjies/Tickets: R40pp

 

11:00 – 11:50

Rule of Law – Glynnis Breytenbach with Nechama Brodie

During a legal career spanning 26 years, advocate Glynnis Breytenbach earned a reputation as one of the country’s most formidable state prosecutors. Now a member of parliament, Glynnis shares how her life in and out of court shaped her into the outspoken, principled woman she is. Glynnis will be in conversation with the editor of Business Day, Tim Cohen

(English)

Kaartjies/Tickets: R40pp

Jans Rautenbach Schouwburg

 

12:00 – 12:50

Ik, Yzerbek/Ware Mense – Bart de Graaff

Goliat Yzerbek is die eienaar van Brandewijnsfontein, ’n groot stuk grond aan die Rietrivier. Totdat ’n groep sendelinge sy grond afvat, in die naam van die Christendom…

Bart de Graaff is ’n Nederlandse historikus en joernalis wat besonder belangstel in die Suid-Afrikaanse politiek en kultuur. In 2015 en 2016 het hy verskeie besoeke aan Suid-Afrika gebring. Sy oogmerk was om die nasate van die Khoi-Khoin op te spoor en aan die woord te stel. Ware Mense is die resultaat.

Bart de Graaff  en Hans du Plessis is in gesprek met Daniel Hugo (vertaler van Ik, Yzerbek)

(Afrikaans)

Ondersteun deur De Nederlands Letterenfonds en die Van Ewijck Stigting

Jans Rautenbach Schouwburg

Tickets: R40pp

 

15:00 – 16:30

David Kramer, Laurinda Hofmeyr en Schalk Joubert bring Afrique mon désir na Prince Albert Leesfees 2017

Afrique mon désir

Afrique mon désir (Afrika my verlange) is ’n 90-minuut-multimedia-wêreldmusiekproduksie met David Kramer as regisseur, en met musikante Laurinda Hofmeyr, Schalk Joubert en die Afrique mon désir-ensemle. Dit word aangebied deur die Cape Town Music Academy (CTMA).

Die legendariese musiekteaterregisseur David Kramer span hier kragte saam met die veelbekroonde Suid-Afrikaanse sanger en komponis Laurinda Hofmeyr, bekend vir haar talent om poësie tot musiek te toonset, en die baskitaarspeler en musiekvervaardiger Schalk Joubert.

Tesame met ’n wêreldklas ensemble bestaande uit Wes-Afrikaanse sangers en musikante ontdek hulle ’n skatkis van Afrika-poësie vanuit Franssprekende lande soos Madagaskar, Mauritanië, Senegal en Tsjad, asook – terug op eie bodem  –  in die werke van Breyten Breytenbach, Eugène Marais en Antjie Krog. Hierdie literêre fees word gekombineer met Afrika-geïnspireerde melodieë om ’n energieke multimediaproduksie, Afrique mon désir, aan te bied.

Meesleurende animasiefilms deur die gevierde Suid-Afrikaanse kunstenaar Diek Grobler vergesel die musiekuitvoering om hiervan ’n unieke, sensoriese oudio- en visuele ervaring te maak, aangebied in Frans, Afrikaans en ander Afrika-tale.

Afrique mon désir ondersoek die temas van ontheemding en verlange, asook ’n diepgedeelde band tussen die Afrika-vasteland en sy bewoners.

  • CTMA is ’n nie-winsgewende maatskappy (NWM) wat daarna streef om geleenthede te ontwikkel vir plaaslike gevestigde en opkomende musikante en kunstenaars in die Wes-Kaap. Die doelwit van die CTMA is ’n openbare weldaadsaktiwiteit wat programme en projekte skep wat die werk van plaaslike musikante en die ontwikkeling van werksgeleenthede in die Suid-Afrikaanse musiekbedryf bewerkstellig.

 

David Kramer, Laurinda Hofmeyr and Schalk Joubert bring Afrique mon désir to Prince Albert Leesfees 2017

Afrique mon désir (meaning Africa my longing/Afrika my verlange) is a 90-minute multi-media world music production, directed by David Kramer, featuring Laurinda Hofmeyr, Schalk Joubert and the Afrique mon désir Ensemble, presented by the Cape Town Music Academy (CTMA)

Legendary musical theatre director, David Kramer, joins forces with the multi-award-winning South African singer and composer, Laurinda Hormeyr, famous for setting music to poetry, and bassist and musical producer, Schalk Joubert.

Together with a world-class ensemble of West African singers and musicians, they explore a wealth of African poetry, from Francophone Madagascar to Mauritania, Senegal to Chad, and all the way back to South African shores, with the Afrikaans poetry of Breyten Breytenbach, Eugène Marais and Antjie Krog. This literary feast combines the written word with African inspired melodies and rhythms to produce an energetic multi-media production titled Afrique mon désir.

Mesmerising animation films, created by award-winning South African artist Diek Grobler, accompany the music, making this production a unique audio and visual experience, presented in French, Afrikaans and other African lanugages.

Afrique mon désir explores themes of longing, displacement and a deep, shared connection between the African continent and its people.

  • CTMA is a not for profit company (NPC) that seeks to create opportunities for local established and emerging musicians and related artists in the Western Cape. The objective of the CTMA is to conduct a public benefit activity which creates programmes and projects for the promotion of the work of local musicians and the development of career opportunities in the South African music industry.

(Afrikaans, French & English)

Ondersteun deur die Prins Albert Munisipaliteit en die Wes-Kaapse dept kultuursake en sport/Supported by the Prince Albert Municipality  and the Western Cape Dept of Cultural Affairs and Sport

 


Johanna & Madri se opwip-eetplek is die heel naweek van vroeg oggend tot laat oop

Johanna & Madri‘s pop-up eatery is open the whole weekend from early ‘til late

 

Marlene se boekwinkel het alle Leesfees boeke en meer in voorraad

Marlene’s bookshop stocks all Leesfees books and more

 

Die program is onderhewig aan verandering. Hou asb ons webwerf dop

This programme is subject to change. Please keep an eye on our website

 

Kaartjies/Tickets: www.princealbertleesfees.org/tickets

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