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12 June 2024

Fynarts 2024

Fynarts 2024 12 June 2024

7 - 17 June 2024


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Fynarts 2024

Coffee & Croissants Topical Talks – The Future of Teaching and Learning with AI 12 Jun 2024 08:30

R185 - R220

In December 2023, a student submitted a Master’s dissertation, most likely being the last student Professor Piet Croucamp supervised who did not use AI to harvest information and data in answering the research question. ChatGPT caused consternation at educational institutions when it was introduced last year. Contrary to expectations, universities are often bureaucratic and reluctant to innovate. However, AI is set to redefine university education, ushering in an era of personalised learning and intelligent algorithms. What will the educational landscape look like in the future? We might have to wait until we`ve arrived before we know.

Talks & Presentations – The Making of a Musical Career 12 Jun 2024 09:30

R90 - R100

Kutlwano Masote will be in conversation with Christopher Hope about his career, which began as a brilliant young cellist. He is today a performer, producer, conductor, impresario, composer and radio presenter. He has worked with a dizzying range of musical artists, from Ladysmith Black Mambazo to Yehudi Menuhin.
And it is his association with Yehudi Menuhin, also a great friend of Christopher Hope, that begins a conversation about what it takes to make a successful musical career: talent, courage and sheer damn luck.

Culinary Series: Workshop – Ciao Pasta 12 Jun 2024 10:00

R495 - R450

Join Silwood trained Cordon Bleu chef Kirsty-Lee Munro and express your culinary creativity in this fun, interactive pasta-making class. You’ll be taking humble ingredients and turning them into extraordinary dishes. Using a pasta machine and its basic mechanics, Kirsty-Lee will show you how to turn your dough into spaghetti, tagliatelle, stained glass pasta or cannelloni, and pair these simple foods with flavour-bomb sauces. You will never want to use store-bought pasta again!

Workshop – Bonsai for Beginners 12 Jun 2024 10:00

R950 - R920

Learn how to develop your own little nursery tree, supplied by the Overstrand’s Kujira Bonsai Kai, into a styled, wired and repotted bonsai, ready to take home with you. You will find out more about the history and basic principles of bonsai, including classical bonsai styles and how to achieve them by using methods such as wiring and pruning. This workshop will also cover bonsai soils and containers, roots and repotting, watering, fertilising and pest control. A light lunch and all tools and materials, including your own potted bonsai to take home, are included.

Workshop – Watercolour Magic 12 Jun 2024 10:00

R580 - R560

Dive into the world of watercolours with Monique Day-Wilde, unlocking the magic of crafting your very own, one-of-a-kind monoprints. Immerse yourself in the creative process, where a simple printing plate, the stroke of a brush, and a touch of imagination come together to create wonderful works on paper. All materials will be provided.

Workshop – The more we look 12 Jun 2024 10:00

R650 - R620

Join Jill Trappler for a life drawing workshop presented as an introduction or a skills reset depending on your experience. A professional model will be in attendance. Jill will suggest various approaches to encourage looking in ways that will engage the drawing process and extend your perceptions and abilities. The second half of the day will be spent attending to a single drawing that you may complete. Beginners and experienced participants are both welcome. All materials and a light lunch will be provided.

Talks & Presentations – Some Nudes I have Known 12 Jun 2024 11:00

R90 - R100

A light-hearted historical and often hysterical personal introduction by Felicity Jervis to some people – not all beautiful – who took their kit off to be painted and sculptured by world-famous artists, facing ridicule, outcry, ex-communication, even demonization yet finally, fame.
Behind the scenes of Lady Godiva, The Duchess of Alba, Titian and his strawberry blondes, Nureyev, Goya, Picasso, Richard Avedon, Michelangelo’s David, the nude Olympians, the hidden Pompeian ‘pleasure paintings’ and the famous Riace bronze warriors. A 60-minute live documentary with hundreds of illustrations to get you thinking.

Food and Wine: Morning Tea – Only Specials 12 Jun 2024 11:00

R350 for 2 people

Enjoy a Morning Tea with an array of sweet and savoury treats served by a team of intellectually challenged students from Camphill, who have received training and been given the opportunity to enjoy meaningful employment. You will be welcomed with open arms and warm smiles at Only Specials – a place where dedication, passion, and learning come together to create an unforgettable experience.

Culinary Series: Demo – Sexy Sardines 12 Jun 2024 11:00

R230 - R220

Seafood is award-winning cookbook writer Bella Niehaus’s passion. She works with only the freshest ingredients, all on the green list. But she has one sin – and that is a can of sardines! Bella will demonstrate the best ever recipe starring that little tin of sardines. Simplicity is important. As is layering. These are the foundations that help you achieve a sensation of tastes.

Wine Tasting: Wines of Note – Winnie Bowman 12 Jun 2024 12:30

R230 - R200

Get up to date with the most exciting wines in South Africa today when three experts choose and present for tasting the finest and most interesting wines in their view. Wine Judge’s Choice: Winnie is a judge who travels the world for i.a. the International Wine and Spirit Competition, Concours Mondial, International Wine Challenge and Global Masters. She is a brandy expert and writer.

Performance: Pieces of Me 12 Jun 2024 15:00

R85 - R180

After several performances in America and Norway, acclaimed South African actress Bo Petersen, currently living in the United States, brings her powerful autobiographical play to FynArts for its South African premiere.

Talks & Presentations – The Stories behind Hymns 12 Jun 2024 15:00

R90 - R100

Hymns hold a special place in the hearts and lives of many people. Sacred songs have been written throughout history. Through them people find solace, inspiration and a profound connection to something greater than themselves.
If you have ever wondered about the story behind so many well-loved hymns – why they were written and under what circumstances – then join Bevan, the new minister at the United Church, who will share this topic that is close to his heart. This session will include some music and song.

Culinary Series: Demo – Fish for Compliments 12 Jun 2024 15:00

R230 - R220

Celebrity chef, inspirational speaker, extreme adventurer, best-selling author, passionate humanitarian. These are only a few of the epithets attributed to David Grier. We are delighted that he will once again present a cooking demonstration. This time his main ingredient will be fish. While preparing his fish dish, David will share tips, not only on how to cook fish, but also on issues such as sustainability.

Book Talk – There’s a Vegan on my Verandah 12 Jun 2024 17:00


Chosen as the best vegan cookbook in the world for 2023 at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, this treasure of a book, co-written by Isabella Niehaus and Louis Jansen van Vuuren, weaves together a rich tapestry of tales with delicious, easy-to-make recipes from the organic plant world.
Gerrie Heyneke, fellow foodie, will be in conversation with Isabella about her food journey, from her famous ‘Duinhuis langtafels’ in Langebaan, to Louis’ chateau in rural France, and now her new life in Riebeek Kasteel, where she has already embarked on new culinary adventures.

Performance: Pieces of Me 12 Jun 2024 18:30

100 - 200

After several performances in America and Norway, acclaimed South African actress Bo Petersen, currently living in the United States, brings her powerful autobiographical play to FynArts for its South African premiere.

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